Henry Art Gallery (University District)

15th Ave NE and NE 41st St
Seattle, WA 98195
(206) 543-2280
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Here, though this is the oldest public art museum in the state (founded in 1927), you can expect to see new art, or at least art made since around 1960. There are typically several exhibitions at once, in all mediums, from video to performance to painting to printmaking. The Henry's located on campus at the University of Washington, and also houses a cafe and a permanent Skyspace, or room with an opening to the sky at the top for viewing, by the artist James Turrell.
Hours: Thurs-Fri 11 am-9 pm, Sat-Sun 11 am-4 pm
Categories: Auditorium, Bookstore, Cafe, Gallery, Museum
 
Upcoming Events at Henry Art Gallery

Summer Field Studies

Through Sept 14.

Summer Field Studies: Located in the Henry lobby, this series includes special installations and pieces from Clyde Peterson, Tessa Hulls, Joanne Lepreore, and others.
Henry Art Gallery
206-543-2280
15th Ave NE and NE 41st St
Seattle (University District)
Thurs-Fri 11 am-9 pm, Sat-Sun 11 am-4 pm
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Green star Electro-dynamic Drawings: Andrew Deutsch, Stephen Vitiello

Wed–Sun. Through Sept 7.

Electro-dynamic Drawings: Andrew Deutsch, Stephen Vitiello: A suite of four videos generated using a process that derives video images from an audio track. The sonic composition was created by the artists. This is electro-dynamic drawing. Vitiello is one of the main commissioned artists for the redesigned Seattle waterfront, and it's rare to see his work here, so check it out.
Henry Art Gallery
206-543-2280
15th Ave NE and NE 41st St
Seattle (University District)
Thurs-Fri 11 am-9 pm, Sat-Sun 11 am-4 pm
map

Green star Ken Price: Inside/Outside

Thurs–Sun. Through Sept 7.

Ken Price: Inside/Outside: Price (1935-2012), the prominent LA ceramicist, was known as both a sculptor and a printmaker. One of the highlights of this show is Heat Wave, a series of 15 colorful, graphic-novel-ish prints depicting scenes from—and intended as companion pieces to—Bukowski poems.
Henry Art Gallery
206-543-2280
15th Ave NE and NE 41st St
Seattle (University District)
Thurs-Fri 11 am-9 pm, Sat-Sun 11 am-4 pm
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Sanctum

Green star Sanctum

Mon–Sun. Through Nov 4.

Free
Sanctum: For this installation, you don't need to go indoors. Six surveillance cameras capture you as you walk by the museum. If you get within 12 feet (as you are warned by signs), you'll be profiled—sensors will scan the "landmarks" of your face, as the artists Juan Pampin and James Coupe describe them, and you'll appear on the video screens in the windows. Text taken from volunteers' Facebook posts (anyone can sign up to donate their status updates) will appear as a story on your image. You'll get a story the system thinks represents you demographically, and the voice in the speakers modulates to you, too (male/female, slow/fast for older/younger). Creepy or just where we live now?
Henry Art Gallery
206-543-2280
15th Ave NE and NE 41st St
Seattle (University District)
Thurs-Fri 11 am-9 pm, Sat-Sun 11 am-4 pm
map

Green star Rineke Dijkstra and Thomas Struth: See·ing

Wed–Sun. Through Sept 7.

Rineke Dijkstra and Thomas Struth Seeing: The pairing of Dijkstra’s video I See a Woman Crying (Weeping Woman) with Struth's jumbo photograph Louvre 2, Paris.
Henry Art Gallery
206-543-2280
15th Ave NE and NE 41st St
Seattle (University District)
Thurs-Fri 11 am-9 pm, Sat-Sun 11 am-4 pm
map

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