• Critical Issues in Contemporary Art - 2015 Lecture Series

    Free Lecture Series – Winter Quarter 2015

    Click the title above for information about the 2015 Critical Issues in Contemporary Art Public Lecture Series. Watch the 2014 lectures online. Three of the five lectures this year will be added as available.

  • Erik van Lieshout. Installation view of Commission, 2011 at the Museum of Modern Art Frankfurt; courtesy of the artist

    Exhibit – Factory Showroom: Fixing the Future – Technics and Time

    Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Art Bldg
    March 10 – April 11, 2015; reception: Tue, Apr 7, 5-8pm, register here

  • 2014 Painting + Drawing BFA Show in the Jacob Lawrence Gallery; photo by Jueqian (Ripple) Fang

    2015 Graduation Exhibitions

    The Jacob Lawrence Gallery and the Henry Art Gallery once again host a series of exhibitions featuring work by Division of Art and Division of Design students who are graduating. Click the header to see a list.

  • Longaberger Building; used for Factory Picnic in Jacob Lawrence Gallery

    Factory Picnic

    Join Scott Lawrimore, Director of the Jacob Lawrence Gallery, at noon on Wednesdays in the gallery. More info by clicking the header above.

  • Art Building behind autumn leaves in the Quad, 2012; photo by Jeanette Mills

    Faculty Searches

    The School of Art + Art History + Design is welcoming applications for four faculty appointments across all three divisions. Please see this post for links to details on how to apply.


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Freshman President’s Medalist

Viviane Poulain is only in her second year at the University of Washington, yet she did so well her first year that she was named the 2013-2014 Freshman President’s Medalist. The sophomore is planning to pursue a BFA in the Painting + Drawing Program, but her interests are wide-ranging…

Black History Month + The Jake

Since 1976, the United States has celebrated Black History Month during February. The School of Art + Art History + Design has never done anything special for Black History Month, until now…

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What Makes Us Special?

In October 2014, LinkedIn ranked the UW as one of the top five schools for design based on the success of recent graduates in landing desirable design jobs. We thought it would be worthwhile to contact some of the companies and organizations who hire our graduates to ask what our students have that makes them stand out…