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Join us for the 11th Annual Burke Museum Curators Dinner!

Be the First

In 1885, a group of curious teenagers watching Seattle transform before their eyes begins to gather specimens and objects to document the world around them. Their collection becomes the first museum in Washington.

In 1898, botanist J.B. Flett plucks an unusual wildflower from the cliffs of the Olympic Mountains.When he presses it, he leaves the label incomplete. Thirty-eight years later it is named in his honor: a new species, the first of its kind.

From UW graduate students scouring the Mexican desert for horned lizards, to archaeologists seeking the modern location of landmarks observed by Seattle’s first non-Native explorers, we continue our relentless pursuit of new knowledge.

Because what we know about the world around us is still vastly outweighed by what we don’t—and every discovery sheds new light on the past, or helps us better predict the future.


The Burke Museum Association invites you to attend the 2015 Curators Dinner on Friday, April 24.

This lively, one-of-a-kind event features:

  • Live auction with one-of-a-kind curator-led experiences and adventures
  • Optional behind-the-scenes tours of the museum’s collections
  • Silent auction, including natural history and Native American art and a robust selection of Northwest wines
  • Cocktail reception and three-course dinner



Lead Sponsors:

Made in Washington Stores Skanska

Corporate Table Sponsors:

Boeing Cardeas Pharma Deloitte

Gustafson Guthrie Nichol Olson Kundig

Pacific Studio Waldron

Corporate Partner:

Washington Trust Bank logo

Individual Table Sponsors:

Greg and Paula Blume
Mary and Jim Dunnam
Rob and Kristin Faucett
Ellen Ferguson
Ron and Gail Irving
John Kincaid
Ed and Linda Marcuse
Lisa and Rick Plath
Brent and Heidi Reys
Susie and Philip Stoller
Wyman Youth Trust


Thomas and Sonya Campion
John and Joyce Price
Jeff and Korynne Wright


For More Information

For more information about attending Curators Dinner or sponsorship opportunities please contact Bryndis Jonsson, Development Events Coordinator, at 206-543-0421 or bjonsson@uw.edu.