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Autumn Activities

Submitted on December 18, 2020 - 2:27pm

Warmest congratulations to our students, faculty, and staff for completing an autumn quarter like no other. While the hallways of the Art Building were unusually empty and void of end-of-quarter work for final critiques, the digital realm is very much alive. We are pleased to share with you some of the activities that occurred throughout the past few months within the UW and out in our broader creative community.


Honors students in the Division of Art — under the guidance of Teaching Professor Timea Tihanyicreated a book titled The Creative Process. It debuted on December 14.

Interdisciplinary Visual Art students in ART 400 (IVA Senior Studio), taught by Associate Professor Curt Labitzke, shared their work in an online exhibition titled Stillness.

Speaking of Curt Labitzke, his remote teaching of printmaking was featured in a September University of Washington Magazine article.

Professor Rebecca Cummins was involved these two recent items:

Assistant Professor Rob Rhee had a virtual visit with the chief curator at Frye Art Museum in October.

Art History

Assistant Professor Juliet Sperling, holder of the Kollar Endowed Chair in American Art, is the subject of a December University of Washington Magazine article. The portrait of her used in the article was painted by alum Miha Sarani.

Assistant Professor Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse participated in two discussions with Native artists through her curatorial role at the Burke Museum:


Alum Maurice (Mo) Woods visited DESIGN 301 (Current Issues) on October 29. Watch a video of his talk titled "Being the Change."

Sixteen Division of Design students shared their summer experiences in the annual pecha kucha event.

Watch a video of the Voices + Voids event on November 20, which included Assistant Professor Audrey Desjardins and Jacob Lawrence Gallery Director + Curator Emily Zimmerman.

Jacob Lawrence Gallery

The Black Embodiments Studio and the gallery hosted a conversation between artist Ilana Harris-Babou and writer Jessica Lynne on November 12.

Buy a copy of the recently released MONDAY, Volume 5, which is produced by the gallery. Learn more about this issue.

See the artworks created so far for Lux Aeterna, a year-long project that will result in a summer 2021 exhibition.