The Week Ahead @ Henry

Art, films, tours, and a whole afternoon of family fun. Just a typical week here at the Henry…

Art Break Tour
Wednesday, April 30, 12:00 – 12:30 PM

Joan Jonas. Mirror Piece I. 1969. Chromogenic color print. Collection of the artist. Photo: Paul Hester.
Joan Jonas. Mirror Piece I. 1969. Chromogenic color print. Collection of the artist. Photo: Paul Hester.

UW Art History doctoral student Lane Eagles will guide visitors through Parallel Practices: Joan Jonas & Gina Pane during this art break tour. Her primary research interest concerns crossroads between magic and religion (particularly Catholicism), and the use of art objects in both miraculous legend and magical lore. RSVP is requested.

 

 

Screenings: Jellyfish Eyes by Takashi Murakami
Fri, May 2, 7:00-9:00pm
Sat, May 3, 1:00-3:00pm
Sun, May 4, 12:00-2:00pm

The first live-action feature film from writer/director Takashi Murakami, Jellyfish Eyes (2013) combines his trademark anime-inspired visual aesthetic with broader themes of social change and self-empowerment. The Henry is pleased to be one of nine art institutions and cultural venues across the United States who are hosting the film. Get tickets.

Collection in Focus: Superflat
Fri, May 2, 6:00pm FREE

Before the Friday screening of Jellyfish Eyes stop by the museum’s Study Center to see works in the Henry’s collection by Murakami and members of the Kaikai Kiki Collective (an art production and artist management company founded by Murakami) along with older Japanese prints from the Edo (1603-1867) and Meiji (1868-1912) periods.

UW Associate Professor Phillip Thurtle will discuss the spatial aspects of the works on display, primarily the idea of ‘superflat.’ Murakami coined the term superflat to describe the way various forms of graphic design, pop culture, and fine arts are compressed or flattened in Japan. More information.

It's Arty Party Time!
It’s Arty Party Time!

Arty Party! Family Fun at the Henry
Sun, May 4, 1:00-4:00pm

LOOK * LISTEN * EXPLORE * LAUGH

Come spend the afternoon at the Henry with the family! Go on an ARTventure in our galleries, make art with local artists and Henry staff, and listen to a stories from a professional storyteller. You can also meet and create with filmmakers from Coyote Central, learn how to hula, and take your photo in our photo booth (with props!) hosted by the Student Henry Advisory Group. Plus more!

Ice cream treats will be available for purchase from Moonie Icy Tunes.  We are proud to have KCTS9 as a media sponsor. More information.

The Week Ahead @ The Henry

Imagine yourself in a futuristic urban dystopia…there is a hero, a villain, and a virtuous maiden. There is thwarted love, teeth-gnashing, and a robot. This, friends, is Fritz Lang’s marvelous 1927 German expressionist film “Metropolis” and the Henry is screening it this Friday at 7 pm in our auditorium. And if that isn’t enough, the film (also considered to be the first science fiction film) will be accompanied by a new live musical score by Seattle experimental music collective GRID. Tickets are limited (and extremely reasonably priced) – get yours now!

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Also on Friday, is a throatsinging workshop with Arrington de Dionyso. Did you catch his lecture last week? In this two-hour workshop, you’ll learn more about this ancient technique and, perhaps, find your own shamanistic ecstasy.

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Plus, we’re still going strong with our summer Bike Friday program! Ride your bike to the Henry and get in FREE!

The Week Ahead @ The Henry

It’s a big week for us at the Henry — we’re gearing up to celebrate the 10th birthday of our beloved Skyspace, Light Reign!

An external view of the Skyspace. Photo credit: Dan Bennett
An external view of the Skyspace.                                      Photo credit: Dan Bennett

Join us THIS FRIDAY, July 19th for cake, ice cream, beer, and fun! Inside and outside of the Skyspace, artists, performers, and poets will explore ideas about the psychology of visual perception, celestial events, and light and optics. A display about the Skyspace will also be on view, featuring the Light Reign architectural model, a short video about artist James Turrell and the creation of Light Reign, and information about Turrell’s Skyspaces around the world.

Special Cocktail Hour for Henry Contemporaries and Patrons

Henry Contemporaries and Patrons are invited to an exclusive cocktail hour and barbecue from 5:30-6:30, before the event opens to the general public. Enjoy summery cocktails and kebabs with old and new friends. Reserve your spot here. Not a Contemporary or Patron? Become one and gain access to exclusive Henry events.

 

Also this week…

On Wednesday, July 17, Joe Milutis, Assistant Professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, UW Bothell, will guide visitors through Paul Laffoley: Premonitions of the Bauharoque for a tour titled Mysticism as Information Design. Drawing from sources in alchemy, theosophy, and contemporary art, he will situate Laffoley’s work in the context of the long tradition of the mystic diagram, a visual trope that may tell us as much, if not more, about the history of design than the imponderabilia it attempts to grasp.

Laffoley exhibition
Paul Laffoley: Premonitions of the Bauharoque is on view through September 15.               Photo credit: R.J. Sánchez

Relax with DOWN TIME

Have you checked out our summer show Down Time in the Test Site? This week we are featuring “Life Hacks.” Join us for a demonstration and workshop with Ned Konz of Jigsaw Renaissance, who will teach you how to make light and capture it in a jar. Inspired by do-it-yourself culture and the wealth of how-to resources on the internet, Down Time is an eight-week presentation that explores free-choice learning and the pursuit of entertainment in our “down” time. This Friday, July 19th, 6 pm.

And what else could possibly be happening on Friday? BIKE FRIDAY! Ride your bike to the Henry and get in FREE every Friday, all summer long.

See you at the museum!

What do you like to do in your Down Time?

 

If you want to learn how to do something, where do you go? To the internet!

Inspired by Do-It-Yourself culture and the wealth of how-to resources on the internet, our new Test Site  exploration, Down Time, is an eight-week presentation that explores free-choice learning and the pursuit of entertainment in our free time.

Most of us have gone to YouTube to watch a video on how to do [insert your favorite, tangential, and/or esoteric interest here]. Within a sea of exhibitionists, quacks, and celebrity seekers, we can also find real teachers and mentors who want to share their knowledge openly and at no cost.

And that is what we want to do for you this summer, gentle reader.

Each week,  Down Time will focus on a theme or activity in the form of video tutorials found on the web and will culminate with a  live tutorial or workshop hosted in the Test Site led by a guest local practitioner. These face-to-face learning opportunities offer an alternative to the online tutorials, allowing visitors to contrast and compare online learning with live tutorials.

The videos presented in this project were selected as a result of recommendations from specialists in each of the areas presented, suggestions from internet enthusiasts, and from Henry staff (ahem, official FYI: the video content presented in Down Time is not endorsed by Henry Art Gallery nor is it necessarily reflect the views of the institution).

Mark your calendars!

Week 1: Home Fermentation

Friday, July 5th at 4 p.m.

Kombucha demo with Chris Joyner of CommuniTea

Check out our Facebook invitation. The first 10 people to arrive on Friday, get a FREE starter kit — and if you ride your bike, you’ll get in to the museum for FREE because it’s Bike Friday!

Week 2: Extreme Makeovers  

Friday, July 12 at 5 p.m.

Make-up demos with Shannon Bisconer of Vain

Week 3: Life Hacks

Friday, August 19 at 6 p.m.

Light in a Jar Demo with Ned Konz of Jigsaw Renaissance

Week 4: Yoga

Tuesday, July  – Friday, July 27 at 12 p.m.

Yoga with Julia Greenway of Interstitial Theatre

Week 5: Throat Singing

Friday, August 2 at 4 p.m.

Throat Singing Workshop with Arrington de Dionyso

Week 6: Music Video Dance Tutorials

Friday, August 9 at 6 p.m.

Workshop with Kate Wallich

 

BIKE SUMMER. BIKE HENRY.

With the days getting longer and the evenings getting warmer now is the perfect time to hop on your bike, trike, or extra-cycle and head to the Henry! We’re happy to announce our Bike Friday summer program with a special kick-off event on June 28th! All summer long we are  offering complementary admission on Friday’s to all cyclists. Ride your bike and get in FREE! Image

Join us on the 28th for an evening of workshops and demos from Bicycle Alliance of Washington, Cascade Bicycle Club, Back Alley Bike Repair and The Bikery. Enjoy bike-friendly brews from Peddler Brewing Company and dance to live music from Seattle bands Punishment and Pitschouse. Class up your bike style with fashion forward activities brought to you by Iva Jean and Hub and Bespoke.

Cant wait to participate in bike-friendly summer fun? Then visit our friends over at the Bikery TONIGHT from 7-11pm for their Housewarming Party in the Artspace Hiawatha Lofts. Enjoy snacks, drinks, a raffle and Sponsor-A-Tool table, live music, faces old and new, updates on what’s new around the Bikery, and lots of good times.

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Who: The Bikery, Bikery friends and neighbors, cyclists and cycling advocates, and community members and advocates
What: Bikery Housewarming Party
When: This Friday, June 14th, 7:00pm-11:00pm
Where: Artspace Hiawatha Lofts, 843 Hiawatha Pl S, Seattle

Voicing Cage

This Friday in the Henry Auditorium, Stacey Mastrian and Stephen F. Lilly will present selections from John Cage’s vast and tremendously diverse output that employ the voice in its many facets. This is the final event in our public programming series commemorating the 100th birthday of the iconic American composer-musician-artist-philosopher-poet John Cage.

Soprano Stacey Mastrian is a Fulbright Grantee, Beebe Fellow, and Richard F. Gold Career Grant recipient whose performances have been broadcast internationally. Her repertoire ranges from late Renaissance to contemporary, and she specializes in 20th-century Italian vocal music, as well as the works of John Cage and Morton Feldman.

Stephen Lilly is a composer, new music performer, bass player, audio engineer, educator, and published theorist. Much like Cage, Lilly highlights aspects of musical performance that are often ignored or taken for granted. He is a full time faculty member at the Art Institute of Washington and has taught courses in recording, mixing, mastering, post production, and broadcasting.

Friday, November 30, 2012
7:00 – 9:00 PM
Henry Auditorium
$5 Students, Henry Members, and UW Staff & Faculty 
$10 General Audience
Get your tickets HERE.

 

JOHN CAGE’S 33 1/3 at the Henry

Today, in celebration of what would have been John Cage’s 100th birthday year, we are staging his score, 33 1/3. participatory score, which features a room full of interactive turntables and vinyl records, was conceived of by John Cage during a residency at the University of California at Davis in 1969. For this work museum visitors are encouraged to take on the role of DJ and create a musical composition by freely playing records to perform the work.

We have records generously on loan from UW Libraries Special Collections and records that were part of the B-Side. The performance will continue on throughout the day until right before the museum closes at 9 this evening.

Check out some pictures of what you are missing by not being here now!

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