May 2 — October 18
Visit the Henry for an exhibition of images by Ilse Bing, an early pioneer of photographing with the 35 mm Leica hand-held camera. A commercial photographer between the late 1920s and 1950s, she is recognized today as one of the key contributors to the development of modern photography.
ArtBreak: Mindfulness Meditation Thurs, May 7, 12:30 PM
Come de-stress and soak in art during this meditation session by engaging and observing your physical, mental, and emotional experiences. Practicing mindfulness helps to promote a general sense of health and well-being. Please check in at the front desk for location information. Event is public and free.
This is a reminder that GiveBIG is happening tomorrow, Tuesday, May 5th. You have the opportunity to support contemporary art and the Henry by donating online through the Seattle Foundation. Thank you for your continued support!
Next Tuesday is GiveBIG, Seattle’s annual day of charitable giving, and nonprofits from across the city will be asking you to give to their organizations on that day (full disclosure: we’re going to ask you, too).
Why GiveBIG is such a big deal is because during this 24-hour event, all donations made online through Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG are “stretched” by the Foundation and GiveBIG’s sponsors — meaning, they grow your gift which then makes a bigger impact on your chosen organizations.
When you give on May 5th, your dollars go farther and you can make a bigger difference for the organizations you care most about. Last year, GiveBIG inspired over 64,000 donations totaling $12.8 million for over 1,600 organizations.
We ask you to consider giving (BIG is awesome, but gifts of all sizes will make a big impact) to the Henry during GiveBIG next Tuesday. Your support of contemporary art is greatly appreciated!
Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E has been on view at the Henry since this past October. Hamilton’s large-scale installments have led visitors on an immersive journey that explored her invitation to discover tangible and intangible ways of touch. Using various materials, animals and representations–fur and feather garments, scientific specimens, books, and mechanical bullroarers–Hamilton guided visitors to consider the interdependence between human and non-human animals.
The development of the common S E N S E and its accompanying events and activities provided Hamilton and the Henry the opportunity to collaborate with various partners in the local region–including Seattle Arts and Lectures, UW School of Music, the Burke Museum–just to name a few. The collaborations of the common S E N S E have supported the Henry’s commitment of advancing contemporary art, artists, and ideas.
Throughout the duration of this exhibition, singers, dancers, and musicians have surrounded and filled the gallery spaces with their music, footsteps, and spoken word, all in response to the exploration of Hamilton’s work. As Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E comes to an end, her work continues to inspire.
The Henry invites you to stop by this weekend beforethe common S E N S E closes on Sunday, April 26th.
Today’s blog post was written by Angie Yin, UW Student and Communication Assistant at the Henry.
It’s Spring Break in Seattle this week. Wondering what to do with the kids? Oh, we have a few ideas!
ArtBreak with Jennifer Salk Saturday, April 18, 2:30 – 3 PM
Watch Jennifer Salk, Associate Professor and Director of the UW Dance Program, perform a series of intimate and animal-like solos and duets in the gallery spaces of the Henry. These pieces respond to and were inspired by Ann Hamilton’s exhibition, the common S E N S E.
Arty Party Sunday, April 19, 1 – 4 PM
Come to the Henry for our third annual Arty Party! Join us for an afternoon filled with fun activities including drawing, dancing (music by KEXP DJ Larry Rose), and storytelling. Bring your whole family to engage in some hands-on art activities. Tickets are available in advance here.
P.S. Been meaning to buy or renew a membership? Your ticket price can be applied to the membership cost!
Come to the Arty Party for an afternoon filled with fun and educational activities: music, drawing, stories…and more art!
On Sunday, April 19th, from 1-4pm, the Henry invites you and your whole family to partake in an eventful afternoon. We will be hosting various hands-on activities led by a variety of artists including teaching artist Rebecca Joy Mohrlang from the Seattle Symphony and Native American artist Jeffrey Veregge.
This afternoon will consist of a multitude of diverse activities that will engage your senses of hearing, sight, and touch. Click here to view a complete preview of the events being hosted!
Here are some pictures from last year’s Arty Party taken by photographer Chona Kasinger to get you excited for this year’s party:
Don’t miss out and bring your whole family for this all-ages event! Get your ticket here today!
This blog post was written by Angie Yin, a UW student and Communication Assistant at the Henry.
ArtBreak: Jeff Rice Sat, April 11, 2:30 – 3 PM
Come join Jeff Rice, wildlife sound recordist and editor at the Puget Sound Institute of the University of Washington, as he uses the voices of two endangered species–howling mice and musical moths–to examine the commonalities between wildlife sound recording and art.
Save the Date!
Get ready for the Henry’s annual Arty Party! Bring your whole family April 19th to experience a fun and educational art-filled afternoon. Click here to preview the exciting events. Get your ticket today!