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Lectures

Throughout the year, the Burke plays host to authors, visiting professors, scientists, and other fascinating speakers.

Mar.
5
Burke Museum

Meet the Artists Series: Alison O. Bremner

Thurs., Mar. 5, 2015 | 7 pm

The Burke is pleased to offer special opportunities to meet artists from our current exhibition, Here & Now: Native Artists Inspired. Each evening will include ample opportunity to meet informally with the featured artist during a reception with refreshments, an informal gallery tour, reflection on current art practice and interests, and Q&A with the audience. On March 5, meet Alison O. Bremner, Tlingit multi-media artist.

Mar.
6
Kane Hall, Room 130

How Do We Know What We Know About Dinosaurs?

Fri., Mar. 6, 2015 | 7 – 8:30 pm

Have you ever wondered if a Tyrannosaurus could really outrun a jeep, or if a Velociraptor could turn a doorknob? Dr. Mary Schweitzer’s discoveries about dinosaur tissues, blood, and DNA have profoundly expanded our understanding of what makes a dinosaur a dinosaur.

Dr. Schweitzer’s lecture will explore how paleontologists answer questions about dinosaurs like: were they warm- or cold-blooded, what did they eat, how fast did they grow, and did they take care of their babies? Join us and find out how we can know so much about animals no human has ever seen.

Mar.
11
Burke Museum

Meet the Artists Series: Lou-Ann Ika’wega Neel

Wed., Mar. 11, 2015 | 7 pm

The Burke is pleased to offer three special opportunities to meet artists from our current exhibition, Here & Now: Native Artists Inspired. Each evening will include ample opportunity to meet informally with the featured artist during a reception with refreshments, an informal gallery tour, reflection on current art practice and interests, and Q&A with the audience. On March 11, meet  Lou-ann Ika’wega Neel, Kwakwaka’wakw Artist and Community Organizer.

Mar.
27
Kane Hall 210, UW Campus

ArtTalk Keynote Program: We Got Styles!

Fri., Mar. 27, 2015 | 7 pm

Join leading scholars and Native American/First Nations artists as they present and discuss current trends and recent research on the distinctive art traditions of our region. They will examine the last 50 years of Northwest Coast art, as marked by the 50th anniversary volume of Bill Holm’s influential book, Northwest Coast Indian Art: Analysis of Form, and look forward to the next fifty years in an art form and cultures that are thriving and innovative.

The symposium begins on Friday, March 27th at 7pm with a keynote program by Dr. Robin Wright and artists Qwalsius Shaun Peterson (Tulalip/Puyallup) and David R. Boxley (Tsimshian) discussing the past 50 years of ​Northwest Coast Native art including the impact of Bill Holm's influential text Northwest Coast Indian Art: An Analysis of Form.

Mar.
28
Kane Hall 225, Walker Ames Room, UW Campus

ArtTalk Symposium—Conversations on Northwest Native Art

Sat., Mar. 28, 2015 | 9:30 am – 4 pm

Join leading scholars and Native American/First Nations artists as they present and discuss current trends and recent research on the distinctive art traditions of our region. They will examine the last 50 years of Northwest Coast art, as marked by the 50th anniversary volume of Bill Holm’s influential book, Northwest Coast Indian Art: Analysis of Form, and look forward to the next fifty years in an art form and cultures that are thriving and innovative.

These talks are part of the second day in a two-day symposium.

Apr.
7
Burke Room

Geology of our National Parks with Dr. Stan Chernicoff

Tues., Apr. 7, 2015 – Tues., Apr. 28, 2015 | 7 –  8:30 pm

North America's National Parks are some of the world's most scenically spectacular places. They are also extraordinary laboratories in which to explore and discover virtually all things geological. This 4-week lecture series, which will highlight some of the very best geological stories within America's parks, focuses on the American West -- from Yellowstone, Glacier, and the Tetons in the Rockies to the wonders of the Colorado Plateau in Zion, Arches, Canyonlands, Petrified Forest, and the Grand Canyon.