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As the largest, most inclusive arts classroom on the UW campus, the Chazen seeks to encourage expression and inquiry, foster critical thinking skills, and promote new ways of learning.

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The Collection

The Chazen’s permanent collection is a rich resource for students, artists, art historians, researchers, teachers, and anyone with a bit of curiosity. With more than 23,000 artworks— and roughly 1,700 on view at any time—the collection is fully digitized and accessible online.

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Talks, Lectures, Conversations

Conversation and discourse lead to exciting new ideas. The Chazen Museum programming focuses heavily on interactions among artists and the community. Join us for lectures, gallery talks, artist demonstrations, panel discussions, and symposia.

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Prints and Objects Study Rooms

The Objects Study Room and Prints and Drawings Study Room are closed during the pandemic. We look forward to reopening these study rooms when it is safe to do so.