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.

Last Week to see the MFA show!

Don’t miss out on your last chance to support University of Washington’s Grad students of Fine Arts in the annual MFA Thesis Exhibition going on right now. The show ends its final week this Sunday, June 19th. And just to peak your interests a little more, check out this articles from UW Today, The Daily, and The Stranger Slog about the exhibition and its artists.

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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Eve Sussman: Division of Art / Henry Art Gallery Visiting Artist Lecture this Thursday!

Eve Sussman: Visting Artist Lecture

Thu | Nov 20

7:00 – 8:30 PM | Henry Auditorium

$5 General Admission | FREE to UW students and Henry members. Tickets available at the Henry Admissions Desk. Seating is limited. First come, first served.


Congratulations to Monday Freebie winner – Margaret W.!

1) Eve Sussman & The Rufus Corporation are currently in production on White on White – an adaptation of what artist’s infamous work?

Kazimir Malevich

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Image Credits: Eve Sussman and the Rufus Corporation. Photographic stills from The Rape of the Sabine Women. All images courtesy Roebling Hall, New York | Themis Bazaka and Sofie Zamchick (Eikones, April 1964), 2005. Photo: Ricoh Gerbl | (The Wolf in Tempelhof), 2005. Photo: Benedikt Partenheimer | (Grayson Rises), 2005. Photo: Bobby Neel adams | (Themis in the Birdcage), 2005. Photo: Ricoh Gerbl | (Girls at the Pool), 2005. Photo: Benedikt Partenheimer | (Disintegration at Hydra), 2005. Photo Ricoh Gerbl |(Jeff Kennedy’s Moment), 2005. Photo: Daniel Teige | (Women in the S-Bahn), 2005. Photo: Benedikt Partenheimer

More information on Eve Sussman & The Rufus Corporation after the jump!

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Deep Storage – School of Art Style

The UW is a huge campus.
A lot of students make art here. It’s always a plus when we get to know these students  – and the two-way (Henry to students / Students to Henry) street is busy. Student exhibitions happen all the time, every now and then these students send out press releases and encourage non-students and non-faculty to come and check them out.

The communication lines seem more open than ever. It could be the founding of SHAG (the Student Henry Advisory Group), or ArtsUW, ArtsLink, or maybe we’re all just getting better at communicating, all the time. Maybe it’s just Facebook! Whatever the reason, I’m delighted. One of the great things about working at the Henry is that we are part of this HUGE research facility, and new ideas are all around us. Getting to witness the development of these ideas and meeting the emerging artists here is a great fringe benefit of being here.

More to the point:

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Make It Work! UW School of Art: Commisssions Project at the Henry!

I love Project Runway, and if you do too, you already know the importance of the designer/client relationship. This notion goes beyond Madison Avenue this weekend at the Henry Art Gallery–as the University of Washington School of Art Fibers students present their work from the Commissions Project! You will be able to view their custom rugs in the Henry’s unique East Gallery (which you can also view from above on our Mezzanine Level) and admire the beautiful textiles of these young artists! The rugs are on view Saturday and Sunday only, so visit the museum this weekend (and don’t miss the current Henry Exhibitions Roman Holiday, The Violet Hour, Matthew Buckingham: Play the Story)

Photo by Mary Levin
Photo by Mary Levin

UW School of Art: Commissions Project
Saturday, August 23 – Sunday, August 24   11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
East Gallery

For this special student exhibition at the Henry, a collection of custom rugs designed by University of Washington School of Art students will be on view at the Henry for one weekend only. These works were created as part of an innovative course taught by School of Art Fibers Program Professor Layne Goldsmith. The course, Commissions: the Artist/Client Process, paired students with art patrons to create custom, artist-designed rugs, which were then hand-woven in Nepal for the client’s specific site. Goldsmith led these students through the process of working with clients from concept development through design approval.

Francis Cape lectures here on Friday!

University of Washington School of Art Lecture: Francis Cape
Friday, April 25, 7 PM
Tickets available at the Henry admissions desk beginning Friday, April 18. Seating is limited. First come, first served.

UW School of Art and the Henry jointly host New York-based sculptor Francis Cape. Throughout his career, Cape has utilized hand-crafted forms found in domestic architecture and furniture design to investigate both the historical uses of such spaces and the contemporary socio-cultural issues they may contain.