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Artist Pablo Helguera donates book proceeds to El Centro de la Razahenryartgallerylibreria donceles + el centro de la raza

Fri, 13 May 2016 13:00:51 +0000

Last August, Pablo Helguera’s Librería Donceles was installed at the Henry. Since it was first shown in New York City in 2013, Librería Donceles has traveled to Phoenix, San Francisco, Brooklyn, Seattle, and—most recently—Chicago to support the growing Spanish-speaking communities in the United States. Each time that it has been presented, Librería Donceles has been the only […](image)

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Black Bodies and Demetrius Oliver’s EclipsehenryartgalleryDemetrius Oliver’s Eclipse, 2006-2008, digital chromogenic print mounted on Sintra. Image courtesy of the Henry Art Gallery. Eadweard Muybridge’s The Horse in Motion, 1878. Image courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division. Eleanor Antin’s Carving: A Traditional Sculpture, 1972. Image courtesy of the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Thu, 10 Mar 2016 23:21:10 +0000

By Elissa Favero At the Seahawks-Vikings football game several weeks ago, players exhaled clouds of heat and moisture as they lined up for the snap. Their breaths swelled from their mouths, spread away, and then disappeared into the frigid Minnesota air. Welcome to Jupiter, sportscaster Al Michaels quipped. A galaxy away, at the Henry Art Gallery,Bl […](image)

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Children in Doorway, 1959henryartgalleryFA_96.9

Fri, 19 Feb 2016 19:39:01 +0000

Local writer Millie Reinhardsen was inspired by Imogen Cunningham’s 1959 photograph, ‘Children in Doorway’ and the sentence “What we love and remember most about our mother is her serial killer’s patience.” In this short story, Reinhardsen explores how the two seemingly opposite materials could be combined. Imogen Cunningham (U.S. 1883 – 1976). Children in Doorway. 1959. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, Gift of Gryffyd and Janet […](image)

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The Spaces Between ThingsPae white shifting stringhenryartgalleryPhoto credit: Craig Bassam, BassamFellows Journal. "Into the wild. Before its construction, The Sea Ranch was a working sheep ranch on rugged land that stretched ten miles long and around one-mile inland."Photo credit: RoxyRobles. Sea Ranch homes on a foggy day. Photo credit: Rebecca Thompson.Photo credit: Sonoma Magazine. "The living room of Donlyn Lydon’s House." Photo credit: Sanslartigue. "Fireworks and swimming pools."Photo credit: Rebecca Thompson.

Thu, 17 Dec 2015 14:00:22 +0000

Imagine the coast of northern California. Carefully navigating the rugged terrain, you push against the oceanic wind as salty sea spray mists your face. You understand how the cypresses and pines have been sculpted into the rhythmic shapes they take. Within a single day, the climate fluctuates from bright sunshine to dense fog, howling winds, […](image)

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Call for Volunteers for Librería DonceleshenryartgalleryImage courtesy Pablo Helguera.

Fri, 07 Aug 2015 13:00:46 +0000

The Henry needs volunteers to act as the public face of Librería Donceles. From August 29, 2015 to January 3, 2016, our Test Site gallery will be home to Librería Donceles, a socially engaged art project by artist Pablo Helguera consisting of an itinerant bookstore of 20,000 used books in Spanish, on virtually every subject, including […](image)

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The Henry Announces Jason Hirata as Winner of the 2015 Brink Awardhenryartgallery

Fri, 12 Jun 2015 22:54:19 +0000

The Henry is delighted to announce Jason Hirata as the recipient of the 2015 Brink Award. The award was established with the generous support of longtime Henry benefactors and Seattle philanthropists John and Shari Behnke, and provides financial support, increased exposure, and critical validation from an internationally recognized arts institution, with the aim of fostering the […](image)

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The Week Ahead @ HenryhenryartgalleryPhoto courtesy of David Montgomery.Tomo Nakayama. Photo credit: Alicia Palaniuk.Photo courtesy of the artist.

Mon, 01 Jun 2015 22:45:56 +0000

Get ready — summer at the Henry is just revving up! Thinking Differently About Dirt: A Lecture with David Montgomery Wed, June 3, 7 – 8:30 PM David R. Montgomery, Professor of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington, will be presenting on the cultural history of soil and how the conceptions of […](image)

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The Week Ahead @ HenryhenryartgalleryPhoto courtesy of Jeff Riffell.Photo courtesy of Beck Tench. Photo credit: Alan Levine.Photo courtesy of Megumi Shauna Arai.

Fri, 22 May 2015 21:52:13 +0000

Coming up this week… Speaking, In a Sense: Discussion with Jeff Riffell Sat, May 30, 4 – 5 PM Combining storytelling and scientific research, Jeff Riffell, UW Assistant Professor of Biology, will lead a conversation on plants that use scents to communicate with insects. This lecture will be held at University of Washington’s Medicinal Herb […](image)

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The Week Ahead @ Henryhenryartgallery2014 MFA + MDes Preview. Photo credit: Dan Bennett.Julia Greenway leads VIDEO//YOGA.

Mon, 18 May 2015 13:00:04 +0000

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 […](image)

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The Week Ahead @ HenryhenryartgalleryHiroshi Sugimoto. Catherine Parr, 1999. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, 2014.185. Courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. Copyright Hiroshi Sugimoto.The Brink Bash 2013. Photo credit: Robert Wade.Courtesy of Amy Pennington. Photo credit: KK Dundas.

Wed, 06 May 2015 23:20:35 +0000

Much happening this week: New installations! Parties! Workshops!   Hiroshi Sugimoto: Catherine Parr May 9 – July 26 This photographed image of the wax figure of Henry VIII’s last wife invites questions about perceptions of history and popular culture through Sugimoto’s creation of visual dissonances. Three UW faculty members’ responses to the latest piece in […](image)

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