Open by reservation. Always free.


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

Chazen programs focus on interactions among artists and the community, as well as a range of hands-on experiences for all ages. Explore lectures, gallery talks, demonstrations, and family-focused activities to do at home.

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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.