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Upcoming Events

The Burke offers a special event for everyone with popular annual family events like Dino Day, lectures with prominent leaders in the arts and sciences, exhibit-related programs, cultural festivals, and more!

Mar.
5
Burke Museum

Free First Thursdays

Thurs., Mar. 5, 2015 | 10 am – 8 pm

On the first Thursday of every month, admission to the Burke Museum is FREE and the museum will remain open until 8 pm. We hope you can visit us!

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.
5
College Inn Pub

Burke Trivia Night at the College Inn Pub

Thurs., Mar. 5, 2015 – Thurs., Dec. 3, 2015 | 8 –  10 pm

The Burke Museum presents a monthly pub quiz for science buffs, culture gurus, and museum lovers. Bring your friends to the College Inn Pub and test your knowledge of the natural world. Compete with other teams for drink vouchers and other prizes. Teams are limited to 6 players. Cost: $5 per team.

Burke Trivia Night happens every first Thursday at 8 pm at the College Inn Pub.

Hosted by the Burke Museum at the College Inn Pub, 4006 University Way NE. Support for Trivia Night was provided by the University of Washington Graduate School. This is a 21+ event.

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.
7
Burke Museum

Dino Day

Sat., Mar. 7, 2015 | 10 am – 4 pm

Dig deep into dinosaur mysteries at the Burke Museum! Crack the prehistoric case to discover what we can find out about dinosaurs through their poop, teeth, bones, and more! Also talk to Burke paleontologists about their latest find—the 10-foot-long legs of the duck-billed dino Edmontosaurus—and see them on display for the first time. See and touch fossils, meet Burke paleontologists, try out a fossil dig pit, and more! Included with museum admission; free for Burke members, who receive exclusive early admission to the museum at 9 am.

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.

Mar.
29
Burke Museum

Northwest Native Art Market

Sun., Mar. 29, 2015 | 10 am – 4 pm

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to purchase original art directly from artists. The market will feature prints, jewelry, woven works, apparel, carvings, sculptures, and other works by 13 emerging and established Northwest Native artists. Art demonstrations including basket weaving, metal work, skinning and painting a drumhead, carving using traditional tools, and jewelry-making will be ongoing throughout the event.

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.

Apr.
11
Burke Museum

7th Annual Environmental Writing: Inspire, Observe, Inhabit

Sat., Apr. 11, 2015 | 9 am – 5 pm

Join award-winning authors Priscilla Long, Sierra Nelson, and Craig Romano as they lead classroom and field-based sessions on environmental writing. They bring years of experience as writers, researchers, and teachers. Each is an attentive observer who weaves together history, science, and field time into well-crafted, thought-provoking writing about the natural and cultural world.

Apr.
14
Burke Museum

Spring Break Day Camp: Stories and Art of the Northwest Coast

Tues., Apr. 14, 2015 | 9 am – 4 pm

Join us for a day of storytelling and art-making inspired by the traditions of our region! Explore the Here & Now exhibit with professional storyteller and artist Roger Fernandes, then create a graphic novel inspired by the stories you have heard.

Apr.
25
Burke Museum

Cub Scout Geology Day

Sat., Apr. 25, 2015 | 10 am – 4 pm

Cub Scouts and Webelos are invited to earn their Geology awards at the Burke with a special day of earth science activities. Geologists will be on hand to answer questions and direct activities as Cub Scouts learn about rock and mineral identification, mountain building, origins of fossils, volcanoes and more!

May
9
Burke Museum

Artifact ID Day

Sat., May 9, 2015 | 1 – 3 pm

What do you collect? Come share your knowledge and objects with Burke Museum experts, and find out more about your intriguing artifacts. We can work with you on objects from Native American cultures, the Pacific Islands, Southeast Asia, and the natural world. No appraisals will be given, limit three items per person due to the event’s popularity.