The Week Ahead @ Henry

Art, films, tours, and a whole afternoon of family fun. Just a typical week here at the Henry…

Art Break Tour
Wednesday, April 30, 12:00 – 12:30 PM

Joan Jonas. Mirror Piece I. 1969. Chromogenic color print. Collection of the artist. Photo: Paul Hester.
Joan Jonas. Mirror Piece I. 1969. Chromogenic color print. Collection of the artist. Photo: Paul Hester.

UW Art History doctoral student Lane Eagles will guide visitors through Parallel Practices: Joan Jonas & Gina Pane during this art break tour. Her primary research interest concerns crossroads between magic and religion (particularly Catholicism), and the use of art objects in both miraculous legend and magical lore. RSVP is requested.



Screenings: Jellyfish Eyes by Takashi Murakami
Fri, May 2, 7:00-9:00pm
Sat, May 3, 1:00-3:00pm
Sun, May 4, 12:00-2:00pm

The first live-action feature film from writer/director Takashi Murakami, Jellyfish Eyes (2013) combines his trademark anime-inspired visual aesthetic with broader themes of social change and self-empowerment. The Henry is pleased to be one of nine art institutions and cultural venues across the United States who are hosting the film. Get tickets.

Collection in Focus: Superflat
Fri, May 2, 6:00pm FREE

Before the Friday screening of Jellyfish Eyes stop by the museum’s Study Center to see works in the Henry’s collection by Murakami and members of the Kaikai Kiki Collective (an art production and artist management company founded by Murakami) along with older Japanese prints from the Edo (1603-1867) and Meiji (1868-1912) periods.

UW Associate Professor Phillip Thurtle will discuss the spatial aspects of the works on display, primarily the idea of ‘superflat.’ Murakami coined the term superflat to describe the way various forms of graphic design, pop culture, and fine arts are compressed or flattened in Japan. More information.

It's Arty Party Time!
It’s Arty Party Time!

Arty Party! Family Fun at the Henry
Sun, May 4, 1:00-4:00pm


Come spend the afternoon at the Henry with the family! Go on an ARTventure in our galleries, make art with local artists and Henry staff, and listen to a stories from a professional storyteller. You can also meet and create with filmmakers from Coyote Central, learn how to hula, and take your photo in our photo booth (with props!) hosted by the Student Henry Advisory Group. Plus more!

Ice cream treats will be available for purchase from Moonie Icy Tunes.  We are proud to have KCTS9 as a media sponsor. More information.

The Week Ahead @ Henry

Finals week is here and we want to remind you of two things:

1) Yoga reduces stress

2) Molly’s has the best coffee on campus.

We have what you need to stay calm or alert (depending on your needs) so stop on by.

Mindfulness Meditation

Mindful Awareness is the moment-by-moment process of actively and openly observing one’s physical, mental, and emotional experiences. Meditations begin promptly at 12:30 Thursday March 13.

Critical Collaboration Session: Design Review

This is the last session so make sure you come in to see what the College of Built Environments has done to our test space. Also, if you know who put up the mystery (no one saw who did it!), be sure to tell them thanks. The session starts Thursday at 4:30 PM.

Now Open: New Exhibitions!

Take a break from your studies and check out our two most recent exhibitions:

The Brink: Anne Fenton showcases the art of the 2014 Brink Award winner.



Parallel Practices: Joan Jonas & Gina Pane features the selections of sculpture, photography, video, drawing, installation, and performance from these two proto-feminist performance artists.

Gina Pane.
Gina Pane. Saint Sébastien, Saint Pierre, Saint Laurent – Partition pour trois portraits [St. Sebastian, St. Pierre, St. Lawrence – Partition for Three Portraits]. 1986. Glass, copper, ink on wood, lead, chalk, photograph. Collection M.F., Bassano del Grappa, Italy. Photo: Paul Hester.


The Week Ahead @ Henry

Today is George Washington’s Birthday.

Photo by Dan Bennett
Photo by Dan Bennett


Stretch your body and your mind, get out of the cold Thursday with us at lunch time. Wondering what VIDEO//YOGA is really like? Check out this great blog post by Valeria Koulikova from Beyond the Quad, the UW College of Arts and Sciences Student Blog.

Critical Collaboration Session: Crossings

What do you get when a UW student crosses the street? Let’s find out! Using Seattle’s Aurora Avenue as a point of departure, students and visitors will publicly address issues of identity, place, and civic infrastructure through design. Thursday night; free and open to the public.

Photo courtesy of LA Times

Artist Lecture: Amanda Ross-Ho

We are excited to welcome Amanda Ross-Ho back to the Henry to speak in the UW School of Art artist lecture series. Amanda was a featured artist in our 2010 exhibition Image Transfer: Pictures in a Remix Culture. Get tickets now for Artist Lecture: Amanda Ross-Ho.

Wish you hadn’t missed a past lecture? You can see them all here on the UW SoA’s Vimeo page.

The Week Ahead @ Henry


Art Break Tour

On Wednesday at noon join Justin Jesty, Assistant Professor in the Department of Asian Languages and Literature, for a 30-minute free tour through Haegue Yang: Anachronistic Layers of Dispersion.

installation image credit: R. J. Sanchez
installation image: R. J. Sanchez

Critical Collaboration Session: Development

We continue our Thursday night charrettes in the Test Site as part of Design Lab: An Open Sketchbook on Aurora which are offered as part of a new course titled Critical Collaboration: Tools for the Contemporary Urban Environment. Check out this blog from UW Design Lab which will be updated throughout the project.

Visual Inspiration: Hugo at the Henry

Last chance to sign up for this class with Anca Szilágyi from Hugo house starting Thursday night. Read more about the class here in a recent interview with the writer. She also has a public reading coming up in conjunction with AWP, a national writers conference being hosted in Seattle in late February.

INCITE•INSIGHT: Lecture with Katinka Bock

Join Paris-based German sculptor Katinka Bock for a discussion held in conjunction with her first major U.S. exhibition, Katinka Bock: A and I, this Thursday from 7:00 – 8:00 PM. Are you a Henry Patron or Contemporary member? If so, join us for a special Patron Preview at 5:30.

Artist Katinka Bock
Artist Katinka Bock

What are you wearing to the Henry Gala?

Artist Ann Hamilton suggests wearing your “white possibles” to Blank Page, White Cloth: The 2014 Henry Gala on February 8th. What does that mean to you? Be creative and have fun with it! Here are some photos from last year’s gala to inspire you. Images by Robert Wade.

Eric Frederickson & Betsey Brock
Eric Frederickson & Betsey Brock
Leo Berk & Claire Cowie
Leo Berk & Claire Cowie
Guests mingling before dinner
Guests mingling before dinner


The Week Ahead @ The Henry

Critical Collaboration Session: Transportation

We invite you to join us for our second session in our ongoing partnership with the UW College of Built Environments and our Test Site project Design Lab: An Open Sketchbook on Aurora Avenue. During this session, we will explore the issues of identity, place, and civic infrastructure through design. Thursday 4:30-7:30 PM and open to the public.

Artist Lecture: Stephen Vitiello


Stephen Vitiello is an electronic musician and media artist. His sound installations have been presented internationally including at MASS MoCA, the Whitney Biennial, and the Cartier Foundation, Paris. Originally from New York, Vitiello is now based in Richmond, VA, where he is an Associate Professor in the department of Kinetic Imaging at Virginia Commonwealth University. This annual series is organized to accompany the course Art 361/595 Critical Issues in Contemporary Art Practice. Thursday 7:00 – 9:30 PM FREE.Follow THIS link for more information about this UW School of Art lecture series held at the Henry.

Graduate Student Happy Hour with Big Time Brewing

No matter what school, department or year, all graduate students are invited to our graduate student happy hour this Thursday from 4:00 – 7:00 PM. We invite you to enjoy the galleries and current exhibitions, go a Haiku Hunt, get personal in the Confessional Booth and help yourself to the free food and beer!

The Week Ahead @ The Henry

The final countdown to our Graduate Student Party has started: T-Minus 10 days!

While we wait for a graduate storm to descend, we hope you will join us this week for:



Worried a Polar Vortex might be headed our way? Join us for some yoga and heat up your core. Thursday at 12:30 PM.

Critical Collaboration Sessions

Discover Seattle’s Aurora Avenue with the presentation of Design Lab: An Open Sketchbook on Aurora, the UW College of Built Environment will host a series of weekly design intensives. They kick off this Thursday at 4:30 – 7:30 PM. All sessions are free and open to the public.

ART 361 Lecture Series Winter Quarter

The Henry is welcoming back the UW School of Art back for another free public art lecture series, held in conjunction with ART 361 Critical Issues in Contemporary Art, in which cutting edge artists and curators discuss their work. The first artist, Allyson Vieira, is a New York City-based sculptor whose works address myth and materiality. The series starts this Thursday at 7 PM in the Henry auditorium. RSVPs encouraged.

Curator-led Tour of Jason Dodge: What we have done.

Before this exhibition closes on Jan 26th, join Luis Croquer, Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Collections, for an intimate walk-through of the exhibition Jason Dodge: What we have done. Space is limited, so please register today.

The Week Ahead @ The Henry

We are a third of the way through November so we wanted to check: How’s your novel coming? How’s your moustache coming?

That’s great! Keep up the good work!

Is this Greek to you? November hosts two great social movements: one to encourage people to write a novel called National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and another to promote men’s health called Movember. We dare you start one today!

National Novel Writing Month 2013

A Weekend of Words, Writing & Music

Take a break from your NaNoWriMo writing and be inspired by Travis Jeppesen. He is a novelist, poet, art critic, and playwright currently touring the US for the release of his new novel, The Suiciders, published by Semiotext(e).

Words & Music: Travis Jeppesen and Wirekid (Philip Guichard)

This Friday, November 15 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Henry Auditorium see Jeppesen and Wirekid will perform live. Get tickets for the reading/performance HERE

Workshop: Object Oriented Writing

Join us the next day (Nov 16) from 1:00 – 4:00 PM for a writing workshop with Jeppesen.

Jeppesen describes the process of Object Oriented Writing as “a new form—neither poetic nor art-critical, yet retaining characteristics of both . . . [this writing] positions itself within the work of art, and [includes] all the necessary contradictions and impossibilities embedded within such an approach.”

Purchase tickets to this workshop HERE

Get Healthy with Us this Movember

Take a break from growing your Movember moustache and check out these two great events to calm your mind and get your heart racing.

Moustachery Portrait

Mindfulness Meditation

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.

Meditations begin promptly at 12:30 on Thursday. Registration is not required, please check in at the Henry’s front desk for location information.

Circuit Training with Lacy Draper

Then on Sunday from 2-3 PM, exercise your body and mind with local artist and UW MFA alumna Lacy Draper. Part museum tour and part boot camp, each active session will focus on a single theme—such as architecture, discernment, identity, or documentation—and explore a work from each exhibition through the lens of that theme.

Space is limited, please register HERE.

Ongoing Faculty Lecture Series: Rebecca Cummins

Photomedia Associate Professor Rebecca Cummins will discuss her work at this free event from 6:00 – 7:30 PM on Thursday. This lecture is part of the UW School of Art tenure and promotion process. It accompanies an exhibition of Cummins’ artwork at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery on view from November 15th.

Reserve Tickets ONLINE.