20 Years of Pacific Voices: A Community Celebration

Thursday, November 1, 2018
4–7:30 PM

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Pacific Voices Exhibit Gallery

Members of the Tsimshian Haayuuk dance company dance in the Pacific Voices gallery.

Members of the Tsimshian Haayuuk Dance Group dance in the Pacific Voices gallery.
Photo: Richard Brown Photography

For the past 20 years, community members from across the Pacific have shared the vibrancy, resiliency, and legacies of their cultures in the Pacific Voices exhibit at the Burke Museum.
 
Join us for a celebration honoring those who have contributed to the exhibit, and look ahead to the community collaborations in the New Burke (opening fall 2019). 
 
Enjoy dance, music, and memories throughout the evening. Food and refreshments will be available to purchase at local food trucks.
Activities Include*
  • 4 PM: Welcome and remarks from original Pacific Voices Community Curator Kumu Hula 'Ivalani Christian and her Hālau (school), Burke Museum Tribal Liaison Polly Olsen, and Burke Museum Executive Director Julie Stein
  • 4:30 PM: Songs with the Kosrae Congregational Church Singers
  • 5 PM: Dancing with the Sayaw Filipino Folk Dance Troupe 
  • 5:30 PM: Dancing with the Tsimshian Haayukk Dance Group (pictured above) 
  • 6 PM: Dancing with the Muckleshoot Canoe Family 
  • 6:45 PM: Closing Remarks from original Pacific Voices Community Curator Kumu Hula 'Ivalani Christian and her Hālau (school), original Pacific Voices Community Curator and Suquamish Tribal Chairman Leonard Forsman, Burke Museum Tribal Liaison Polly Olsen, and Burke Museum Executive Director Julie Stein  
Ongoing throughout the event:
  • Visit with Emeritus Staff and Community Curators who shaped the Pacific Voices exhibit.
  • Join current UW students in the Pacific Voices exhibit as they activate the gallery with their stories and share what Pacific Voices means to them.
  • Order delicious food from Off the Rez and Tuk Tuk Mobil Feast; available throughout the event off the Burke Patio.
 
*Schedule is subject to change based on any additional community members that may join the celebration.
Directions & Parking

Parking around the Burke can be challenging. We highly recommend using public transportation if that is an option for you. Otherwise, we've put together these directions and parking tips to help you plan your visit.

Free First Thursday

On the first Thursday of every month, admission to the Burke Museum is FREE and the museum is open until 8 pm. Learn more.

 
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