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Three faculty are involved with presentations at the College Art Association (CAA) conference this year in New York City. CAA is an organization of over 12,000 individual artists, art historians, scholars, curators, critics, collectors, educators, publishers, and related professionals in the visual arts; there are another 2,000 institutional members. Marek Wieczorek, Associate Professor, Division of Art History
February 11: presenting a paper titled “Mondrian’s Studio...
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Gifts from our generous donors—individuals, foundations, and organizations—make a huge impact in the life of our School. Thank you. Gifts $100,000 and above
Crabby Beach Foundation
Jody + David Smith Gifts $25,000 to $99,000
Drew Hamlin
Intel Corporation
Steve Kaneko/Microsoft
Linda LeResche + Michael Von Korff
Seattle Art Museum Gifts 10,000 to $24,999
Alison + Glen Milliman
The New...
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Jamie Walker
It is with true pleasure and anticipation that I welcome you to read the first e-newsletter of the new academic year at the School of Art + Art History + Design. Writing these Director’s Notes was the furthest thing from my mind when I first walked into the Art Building as a freshman several decades ago. It is an honor and a privilege to be named as the new director of the school, a position that I would never have come by without the formative education I received at the University of... Read more
Three new staff have or will soon take their place in already existing positions, and one new staff person is in a re-imagined position. We also have two new lecturers who are helping to keep the Industrial Design and 3D4M Programs strong during this academic year... Read more
Several of the Art History PhD students and candidates have been busy writing articles, participating in fellowships, presenting papers, and more. Erin Giffin (PhD candidate) completed her Kress Fellowship at the Medici Archives in Florence at the end of... Read more
The Slide Library moved into room 120 of the Art Building in the late 1960s and expanded into room 122 sometime in the 1980s. Many alumni will remember the inhospitable front door of the Slide Library with its sign that said “Faculty Use Only.” While that policy changed later, many students were afraid to open the door and see what was inside. Times have changed. The slide cabinets and faculty work carrells are gone since teaching is now done with digital images, and Spaces 120 and 122 are now... Read more
On October 16, we recognized undergraduate and graduate students who were awarded scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year. Scholarship donors, family members, faculty, and staff attended the private gathering at the Henry Art Gallery. Below is a list of the scholarship recipients, and the full program for the event is here. Entering Freshman/Transfer Student Awards The... Read more
3D4M – closed; hiring complete
The University of Washington School of Art + Art History + Design invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the 3D4M: ceramics + glass + sculpture Program with a start date of September 2015. Art History/contemporary – closed; hiring complete
The Division of Art History in the School of Art + Art History + Design at the University of Washington in Seattle welcomes applications...
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Room 317, Art Bldg
Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6pm Additional information about this event and a link to RSVP/register is on the SoA Calendar. The image used on the homepage spotlight for this event is a detail of The Incomplete Thombu (2011) by T. Shanaathanan.
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Mad Campus: discover art in unexpected places
This autumn, the UW campus will become Seattle’s most expansive art gallery. From September 13 – October 25, 2014, local arts organization MadArt, in association with ArtsUW, will present Mad Campus, an outdoor public art exhibition that ... Read more


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