With the days getting longer and the evenings getting warmer now is the perfect time to hop on your bike, trike, or extra-cycle and head to the Henry! We’re happy to announce our Bike Friday summer program with a special kick-off event on June 28th! All summer long we are  offering complementary admission on Friday’s to all cyclists. Ride your bike and get in FREE! Image

Join us on the 28th for an evening of workshops and demos from Bicycle Alliance of Washington, Cascade Bicycle Club, Back Alley Bike Repair and The Bikery. Enjoy bike-friendly brews from Peddler Brewing Company and dance to live music from Seattle bands Punishment and Pitschouse. Class up your bike style with fashion forward activities brought to you by Iva Jean and Hub and Bespoke.

Cant wait to participate in bike-friendly summer fun? Then visit our friends over at the Bikery TONIGHT from 7-11pm for their Housewarming Party in the Artspace Hiawatha Lofts. Enjoy snacks, drinks, a raffle and Sponsor-A-Tool table, live music, faces old and new, updates on what’s new around the Bikery, and lots of good times.


Who: The Bikery, Bikery friends and neighbors, cyclists and cycling advocates, and community members and advocates
What: Bikery Housewarming Party
When: This Friday, June 14th, 7:00pm-11:00pm
Where: Artspace Hiawatha Lofts, 843 Hiawatha Pl S, Seattle

The Dowsing, 2013

ImageIf you haven’t yet herd about this Friday’s triple play presentation of The Dowsing, it’s time you had! Using fashion as point of departure, Anna Telcs’ work explores the liminal space between form, fashion, presentation and performance. The works made for the Dowsing 2013 will be presented and activated in the University of Washington’s Red Square through three performances shown in one day. After their public presentation they will be returned to the Test Site for further examination and discussion, completing a full cycle including a prologue of research and construction, The Dowsing at the Henryperformance in Red Square and an epilogue in the Test Site where the pieces will be placed on armature as artifacts.


Presentations will take place in The UW’s Red Square at 3:00pm, 4:30pm, 6:00pm. 
RSVP to the reception to follow at the Henry Art Gallery 7-8:30pm HERE.


The Dowsing in the News:


Immersive Video and Public Dialogue

Join Wynne Greenwood and Molly Mac this Saturday, February 23 for a Workshop on Immersive Video and Public Dialogue.

The clever folks at Reel Grrls have teamed up with the Henry to bring you an afternoon of interactive video exploration! This full day workshop and conversation will focus on immersive video and the variable role of art in facilitating conversation. Using the work of Pipilotti Rist’s A la belle étoile as a point of departure, this workshop will feature a tour and demonstration of form, play, and narrative that will explore the ways in which interactive media can facilitate dialogue and new ways of seeing. Following this introduction attendees will then participate in a series of immersive dialogues and making opportunities led by the artists using a new pop-up video installation created by Molly Mac. Register here, there are still a few spaces available.


Reel Grrls is the premier year-round media-training program that teaches production skills through hands-on workshops and classes taught by female media professionals and educators. While Reel Grrls programming focuses on women ages 9 – 21, this one day workshop at the Henry will be open to all!

New Geographies of Feminist Art STARTS TODAY

New Geographies of Feminist Art is an international conference, organized by Sonal Khullar and Sasha Welland, that examines the practice, circulation, and cross-cultural significance of feminist art from Asia. Through a lively intellectual exchange and consequent publication, we seek to understand how Asian women have negotiated changes in the contemporary art world and intervened in politics of visual representation. By staging an interdisciplinary conversation among art historians, anthropologists, historians, and Asian and cultural studies scholars, as well as artists and curators, the conference explores a feminist art history grounded in a comparative framework and the Asian context.

The conference reorients scholarly discussion from Western to nonwestern art world centers like Beijing and Delhi, Taipei and Tokyo, Hong Kong and Hanoi, Seoul and Shanghai, Guangzhou and Jakarta, by examining the role of women artists, the history and future of feminism, and the visual representation of gender and sexuality.

The conference is timed to coincide with Elles, a major exhibition of feminist art originally organized by the Centre Pompidou, which will be on view at the Seattle Art Museum from October 2012 to January 2013. New Geographies of Feminist Art provides a unique opportunity for critical dialogue with this exhibition, aimed toward rewriting national art histories and global feminist art history.

Conference panels and roundtables are organized around six interlocking themes—the city and the country; art markets and art worlds; sites and structures — to rethink dominant narratives of feminist art.

Check out what is going on when or visit their website for more info:

Thursday, November 15, 2012

6:00 pm: Keynote Address/Katz Lecture (Kane Hall 220)

  • Shu-mei Shih, University of California, Los Angeles. Reception to follow in the Walker-Ames Room (Kane Hall 225)

Friday, November 16, 2012

Introductory Address (Henry Art Gallery Auditorium)

Panel: The City (Henry Art Gallery Auditorium)

Moderator: Jenny Lin, University of Oregon

Panel: The Country (Henry Art Gallery Auditorium)

Moderator: Jennifer Bean, University of Washington. Reception to follow at the Henry Art Gallery.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Panel: Art Markets (Henry Art Gallery Auditorium)

Moderator: Laurie Sears, University of Washington

Curators’ Roundtable: Structures (Henry Art Gallery Auditorium)

Moderator: Katherine Hacker, University of British Columbia

Panel: Art Worlds (Henry Art Gallery Auditorium)

Moderator: Karin Zitzewitz, Michigan State University

Artists’ Roundtable: Sites (Henry Art Gallery Auditorium)

  • Wu Mali, Artist, Assistant Professor, Graduate Institute of Interdisciplinary Art, Kaohsiung Normal University
  • Hung Liu, Artist, Professor of Studio Art, Mills College
  • Navjot, Artist, Mumbai and Bastar

Moderator: Mary-Ann Milford-Lutzker, Mills College.

Live Music & Vinyl Pirating

In addition to the excellent works on view in the exhibition, The Record, and wares for sale from local labels – this sunday’s program will also feature live music and tutorials on all things vinyl. Enjoy an afternoon of music with Chastity Belt  and a DJ set from Voodoo Reverb of Cairo. You can check them out below, or listen to them on Bandcamp.

We will also be doing a few tutorials on how to “pirate” a vinal record and make your own Lo-Fi Record player. Supplies will be provided, just bring yourself.

You can also visit the B-Side for a hands on look at how records are cut, stamped, pressed, and produced. In the interim, I give you Youtube to quell your curiosities.

See you on Sunday!


Mindful Awareness is the moment-by-moment process of actively and openly observing one’s physical, mental and emotional experiences. Extensive research has proven that mindfulness is an effective way to reduce stress, improve attention, boost the immune system, reduce emotional reactivity, and promote a general sense of health and well-being. These thirty minute “drop-in” mindfulness-meditation sessions will be held on the second Thursday of each month. Registration is not required, please check in at the Henry’s front desk for location information. Meditations will begin promptly at 12:30.