New Burke Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Photo: Cathy Morris/Burke Museum
Photo: Cathy Morris/Burke Museum

Date & Time

Friday, October 11
8:30–10 AM

This event is in the past.


FREE and open to the public. Ceremony will be outside in the new Burke Yard.


Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Join us for the ceremonial opening of the New Burke. The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony is free and open to the public, and will take place outside the museum in the new Burke Yard.

With working labs you can see into, one-of-a-kind objects all around you, and galleries filled with curiosity and conversation, the New Burke is a new kind of museum—and a whole new way to experience our world. Learn more about Grand Opening and see our calendar for more Grand Opening events.


8:30 AM: Veterans Flag Ceremony led by the Yakama Warriors

9-10 AM: Remarks from: 

  • Washington State Governor Jay Inslee
  • University of Washington President Dr. Ana Mari Cauce
  • Senator Jim Honeyford, 15th Legislative District
  • King County Executive Dow Constantine
  • Burke Museum Executive Director Dr. Julie K. Stein

Followed by the Member & Donor Preview.


Grand Opening Sponsors
New Burke Media Sponsors

With support from the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and the University of Washington.