ArtSci Roundup: Drop-in meditation session, Jacob Lawrence Vimeo channel, and more – UW News

During this time of uncertainty and isolation, find solace in digital opportunities to connect, share, and engage. Each week, we will share upcoming events that bring the UW, and the greater community, together online. 

Many of these online opportunities are streamed through Zoom. All UW faculty, staff, and students have access to Zoom Pro via UW-IT


Drop-in Session: Mindfulness of Sounds

July 6, 6:00 – 7:00 PM | Zoom

This session, hosted by the Center for Child and Family Well-Being and led by Robyn Long (MA, E-RYT) will offer practices to support you in settling the mind. We will share a brief yoga practice and guided meditation, Mindfulness of Sounds. This practice can illuminate our mind’s patterns and provide insight into ways we can strengthen our awareness. We will end with a brief discussion on ways you can use these practices to find brief moments of calm in your day.

Free | Register and More Info


BlackPast.org: Remembered & Reclaimed

View at your leisure | Online

Created by Department of History Professor Emeritus Quintard Taylor, this 6,000-page reference center is dedicated to providing information to the general public on African American history and the history of more than one billion people of African ancestry around the world. 

#BurkeFromHome Trivia Night

Every Friday, 7:00 PM | Virtual Event

Join the Burke Museum online on Fridays at 7 PM for #BurkeFromHome Trivia. The popular Burke Trivia Night is back—this time online to practice social distancing while having loads of fun! Get your nerd on with natural history and culture-themed trivia.

BYOB, snacks, and slippers!

Free, please register for access | Register & More Info


The Simpson Center for the Humanities’ Keywords Series

View at your leisure | Online

In the Keywords series, scholars introduce ideas central to their work by talking about keywords that are specialized, complicated, contentious, or ambiguous. The series is inspired by Raymond Williams’ “Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society.” Featured scholars are associated with projects supported by the Simpson Center for the Humanities


Jacob Lawrence Gallery Vimeo Channel

View at your leisure | Online

During the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the Jacob Lawrence Gallery has created a Vimeo channel to continue to create meaningful connections between artists and audiences. It will host artist moving image commissions, offer glimpses into the studios of faculty and alumni of the School + Art History + Design, share exhibition walkthroughs as well as documentations of talks by artists, scholars, curators, and designers.


Seattle Opera: Opera at Home                                            

View at your leisure | Online

Seattle Opera’s stage may be dark, but they are working on lots of different ways to bring you the art form. From video playlists of past favorites to family-friendly Opera Time sessions, new podcasts, streaming Opera Talks, and more, Seattle Opera continues to work hard to bring opera to you, wherever you are.


Looking for more?

Check out UWAA’s Stronger Together web page for more digital engagement opportunities.

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