Monsen Photography Lecture
Thurs., February 18, 5 p.m. (PST) via Zoom
The Henry is delighted to welcome Deborah Willis as a Monsen Photography Lecture speaker. Named after Dr. Elaine Monsen, this lecture series brings key makers and thinkers in photographic practice to the Henry.
Willis will draw upon her prolific career as a photographer and a scholar of the history of photography in her presentation, "Staying Engaged: Social Protest, Migrations, and Responses in Art," where she will address how we stay engaged in contemporary social protest and justice movements through photography. The presentation will be followed by a conversation with Sylvia Wolf, John S. Behnke Director of the Henry.
Deborah Willis, PhD, is a university professor and chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. She is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship, and is the author of The Black Civil War Soldier: A Visual History of Conflict and Citizenship and Posing Beauty: African American Images from the 1890s to the Present, among other publications.
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Set in Motion
December 2020 to Februry 2021
"Set in Motion," the Henry's first citywide public art exhibition, is in its final weeks of viewing! The work of ten artists from the Pacific Northwest and beyond are presented on sixty public buses throughout the Seattle area until the end of February. To view artworks, artist statements and bios, as well as location information, go to
Re/frame: Love's Many Forms
Thurs., February 18, noon & 6:30 p.m. (PST)
Artists have long explored the theme of love, capturing spontaneous expressions of affection and exploring new ways to convey the complex sentiment in all its forms. Join Dr. Ann Poulson, the Henry's associate curator of collections, as we discuss examples in the Henry's collection.
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2021 Critical Issues Lecture Series
Learn about contemporary art and practice with the 2021 Critical Issues Lecture Series, presented in collaboration with the School of Art + Art History + Design. Lectures occur on Fridays and are free and open to the public. Times are PST. Register via the links below.
February 19, 12 p.m.: Eva Barto: https://henryart.org/programs/critical-issues-in-contemporary-art-practice-eva-barto
February 26, 12 p.m.: Divya Mehra:
Fermented Face with Candice Lin
Tues., March 2, 1 p.m. (PST)
"Fermented Face," hosted as a part of the Bugs & Beasts Before the Law Colloquium, is a workshop that uses facial massage and a guided meditation to ask questions about bodily borders, ideas of porosity and contamination, and the importance of touch in these contemporary times.
Courtesy of the Henry Art Gallery