The Week Ahead @ Henry

It’s nearly graduation time which means…

UW School of Art + Art History + Design MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition

Each year, the Henry presents the University of Washington’s School of Art + Art History + Design’s Master of Fine Arts and Master of Design thesis exhibition. Throughout their program, students consult with academic advisers and working artists to develop advanced techniques, expand concepts, and discuss critical issues. They emerge with a vision and direction for their own work, which is embodied in the pieces they have chosen to present.


The exhibition features the work of Maria Rose Adams, Matthew Schau Allen, Tim Coleman, Shaghayegh Ghassemian, Katherine Groesbeck, Scott Ichikawa, Morgan Mangiaruga, Coley Mixan, Ryan Moeck, Sarah Norsworthy, Krista Schoening, Abigail R. Steinem, Amanda C. Sweet, Zheng Wu, Lanxia (Summer) Xie, and Kun Xu.


MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition Patron Preview
Thurs, May 21, 5:30 – 8:00 PM
Henry Contemporary and Patron Circle members are invited to preview the work of UW School of Art + Art History + Design Master of Fine Arts and Masters of Design candidates. This particular exhibition preview has long been a favorite among Henry supporters.

MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition Opening
Friday, May 22, 7-9 PM
Please join us for the public opening celebration and reception for the MFA +MDes Thesis Exhibition. This opening is being sponsored by Arts Dawgs, a program of ArtsUW. All are welcome!


2014 MFA + MDes Preview. Photo credit: Dan Bennett.
Patrons at the 2014 MFA + MDes Preview. Photo credit: Dan Bennett.

Thurs, May 21, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Enrich your yoga experience with Julia Greenway, curator and teacher at Interstitial Theatre. Her immersive yoga classes are taught in accompaniment with video art and engage your senses. Event is public and free.

Julia Greenway leads VIDEO//YOGA.
Julia Greenway leads VIDEO//YOGA.

Henry Collections on the WWW Can You DIG It?

Check out the Henry’s new digital interactive galleries (DIG).

The first exhibition featured in the DIG is from the Costume and Textile Collection.  In the DIG you will find pieces from the collection as well as a super sweet tool that links the collection with Google Earth and allows you to see where the pieces originated and what other pieces came from the region.

Here’s how to do it (starting from the DIG link):

1.  Click on the Costumes and Textiles Gallery

2.  Click on the Connections link

3.   Either click on the link to download and install Google Earth, if you haven’t already; or Choose one of the 4 geographic regions by clicking on the corresponding link

4.  At the bottom of each region page there is a button that says “Open This File in Google Earth” with the name of the specific region, click on that button

5.  A dialog box will appear asking you what to do with the file, make sure that “Open with Google Earth” is selected and click “OK”

6.  From there Google Earth will open, transporting you to a map of the selected region.  On this map will be red circles with white “H”s in them.  Each of these “H”s shows the origin of one of the pieces in the DIG.  When you select an “H” an image of the piece will be displayed along with information about the piece.

Have Fun!


100 Reasons to Support the Henry Art Gallery

BUY TICKETS NOW!SEE LISTEN TASTE FEEL will be a unique art experience that exemplifies what the Henry Art Gallery presents at the museum all year round: exciting, challenging, thought-provoking contemporary art. Proceeds from ticket sales to this event will provide essential support for Henry Art Gallery exhibitions, artist residencies, and community arts programs.

Too general for you? Well, I’m going to put the money where my mouth is and name 100 reasons – 100 amazing exhibitions, programs, and events at the Henry this past and upcoming year (in no particular order) – that’s $1 for each reason = 1 ticket to the SEE LISTEN TASTE FEEL party. Show your support for the Henry and and buy a ticket to the PARTY OF THE YEAR for the Henry Benefit on January 31.


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Collections Search: America

In honor of this historic Inauguration Day, I did a Henry Collections Search “America”. Here’s a patriotic sampler:

Washington,  D.C. | Lee Friedlander, gelatin silver print photograph, 1976 printed 1978

American Minstrels | Howard William Kottler,  Slip-cast porcelain with decals, clear glaze, and luster, 1972

For 12 Years, John Brown engaged in land speculations and wool merchandising; all this to make some money for his greater work which was the abolishment of slavery | Jacob Lawrence print on woven paper, 1977

Do your own Henry Collections seach here!

Collections Search: Snow

Even though the museum is closed today on this Snow Day, you can still get your fill of art with the Henry Art Gallery Digital Interactive Galleries (DiG) online at

Here’s a brief sampling of works in the Henry Collection that came up with the keyword “snow”:

Courtesan in Snow | a Japanese color woodblock on paper c. 1850

Snow Pines | Francis Blakemore screen print on wove paper c. 1980

Untitled | Brian Jungen ink drawing on paper 1995
Go play in the snow, go play in the DiG! Do your own Collections Search!

Web-site, Web-love

Check out Regina Hackett’s awesome praise of the Henry’s new website in the Seattle P-I’s Art to Go blog!

“The museum online is a place where communities form, and those communities are no longer limited by geography…Thanks largely to Betsey Brock, the Henry is solidly in the game and pushing the edge of the possible. Plus, with its ticker-tape streams of information in Neco wafer tonalities, it’s lovely as well as lucid. Quick-hitters get the picture right away, and those who stick around get interactive depth.”

Also, shout outs to Erin Weible, Manager of the Henry Art Gallery Digital Interactive Galleries project, and to the AMAZING team at If/Then Studio!