Artful Pairings: Creative Couples and Artistic Companions - Atlas Obscura

Seattle, Washington

Artful Pairings: Creative Couples and Artistic Companions

Enjoy an intimate viewing of artworks from the collections of The Henry, while we examine the nature of creative connections among artists from the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Join Atlas Obscura for an intimate tour and discussion of works on display at the Henry Art Gallery with Ann Poulson, Associate Curator of Collections at the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington.

In this hour-long program, you will view works from the Henry’s collection by artists who are all connected to each other in some way: members of self-defined working groups, such as f/64, which included Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, and Edward Weston; romantic partners like April Gornik and Eric Fischl; teachers and students like Shoji Hamada and Patti Warashina; and friends like Christopher Bucklow and Adam Fuss. With Shin Yu Pai, Head of the Atlas Obscura Society Seattle, you'll have an opportunity to closely examine a wide range of art works, including photographs, prints, drawings, and ceramics, some of which have never been on view to the general public.


  • Several paid parking lots can be found on campus, and fees may be paid with cash or credit card. Please adhere to all posted restrictions. More parking information available at UW Transportation Services
  • Due to space and facility restrictions, no large bags, food, or drink are permitted in the Henry's study center. You may store large belongings in lockers found in the lobby.
  • No ballpoint or fountain pens are allowed; please use pencils, if you wish to take notes.
  • Photography is permitted for personal use only.


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