ADVANCING CONTEMPORARY ART, ARTISTS, AND IDEAS. Henry Art Gallery is a museum of contemporary art and ideas where risk-taking and openness to uncertain outcome are valued for their ability to foster inquiry, dialogue, and debate. The Henry is known for being first in the field to champion artists who go on to global acclaim and for premiering and sponsoring new works by artists of note. Our home within the University of Washington provides a rich and dynamic environment in the ongoing quest for knowledge. We are committed to providing our visitors with opportunities for discovery and inspiration through personal experiences with art. Founded in 1927, the Henry is the only museum dedicated to contemporary art in the region.