Henry Art Gallery

University of Washington


15th Ave NE & 41st St
Seattle, WA 98195


11-4: Wed
11-9: Thu, Fri
11-4: Sat, Sun
Closed: Mon, Tue


Learning On View:

Microsoft Gallery

Inspired by the exhibition Parallel Practices: Joan Jonas & Gina Pane, the Henry offers this educational display to spark imagination and conversation.

The Radical Body in Performance Art

Have you ever wondered what performance art is, how long it lasts, and if audience participation is mandatory? The term “performance art” arose in early 1960s America as artists sought a way to refer to and describe the live events and happenings taking place in the art world. Performance art remains an evolving practice that continues to challenge tradition decades after its inception.