Ulrich Museum of Art

Ulrich Museum of Art The Ulrich Museum of Art is Wichita State University's museum for modern and contemporary art. The Ulrich Museum of Art, located on the campus of Wichita State University, is the region's source for modern and contemporary art.
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The Ulrich provides a unique opportunity for you to view our world through the eyes of the leading artists of today.

Operating as usual

05/04/2021

A scene from today’s student dance performance based in the “Solving for X=Identity: Sharing Matrilineal Memories at WSU” exhibition. A repeat performance will take place at 5:30 p.m. today in front of the #UlrichMuseum on the Wichita State University campus. Free and open to all. “Solving for X=Identity” is on display at the Ulrich through May 8. #wichita

Our amazing intern Nellie Elliott is graduating this May from Wichita State University and had her last day in our offic...
05/04/2021

Our amazing intern Nellie Elliott is graduating this May from Wichita State University and had her last day in our office last week. Today, she came by and delivered these beautiful cookies she made inspired by our famous Miró mural—can you believe that?!! Not only were the cookies gorgeous, they were delicious! It’s been a real pleasure working with her, and we all know she’s off to great things. Thanks and good luck, Nellie! Don’t be a stranger!

05/03/2021

U Views looks at two amazing #AyanaVJackson pieces in the #ulrichmuseum permanent collection @wichitastateu. #AfricanAmericanArt

These two pieces will be featured in our summer exhibition, “Art Is a Superpower,” which is on display at the Ulrich from May 20-July 31. Ayana V. Jackson will be our Ulrich Virtual guest on June 15. Register early: ulrich.wichita edu/programs

Wonderful!
05/01/2021

Wonderful!

Celebrity Sighting!!! Spotted #WuShock admiring the Barbara Hepworth sculpture “Figure (Archaean)” while strolling throu...
04/30/2021

Celebrity Sighting!!! Spotted #WuShock admiring the Barbara Hepworth sculpture “Figure (Archaean)” while strolling through the W-S-YOU Day for new students happening now on the @wichitastateu campus. #ulrichmuseum #ulrichmuseumosc #GoShox

Celebrity Sighting!!! Spotted #WuShock admiring the Barbara Hepworth sculpture “Figure (Archaean)” while strolling through the W-S-YOU Day for new students happening now on the @wichitastateu campus. #ulrichmuseum #ulrichmuseumosc #GoShox

Just got back checking in with Marianne and Justin from Russell-Marti Conservation Services, Inc., who are now applying ...
04/30/2021

Just got back checking in with Marianne and Justin from Russell-Marti Conservation Services, Inc., who are now applying wax to the #SophiaVari sculpture, “Danseuse Espagnole” (1982), located in the center of the Plaza of Heroines on the beautiful @wichitastateu campus. The weather’s perfect for a tour of our world-class Outdoor Sculpture Collection!
#ulrichmuseum #ulrichmuseumosc #wichita #wichitaks #wichitakansas #kansas #sculpture #ict

Earlier this week (on Wednesday), the landscapers from @wichitastateu Facility Services pulled the tulips surrounding th...
04/30/2021

Earlier this week (on Wednesday), the landscapers from @wichitastateu Facility Services pulled the tulips surrounding the Tom Otterness sculpture “Millipede.” The bulbs were left out for anyone to grab. I went into work and checked back an hour after taking these photos in the hopes of snatching some, but they were all gone! Oh well, maybe next year... Did you grab any? I hope so! #ulrichmuseum #wichita #wichitaks #wichitakansas #ict #ictart #wichitaart #tulips #sculpture #ulrichmuseumosc #tomotterness

Over the course of the next 4-6 weeks, many of our pieces in the Martin H. Bush Outdoor Sculpture Collection will get ro...
04/28/2021

Over the course of the next 4-6 weeks, many of our pieces in the Martin H. Bush Outdoor Sculpture Collection will get routine restoration done to them. Today, Marianne Russell Marti and Justin Grotrian of Russell-Marti Conservation Services, Inc. worked on the iconic Henry Moore piece, “Reclining Figure: Hand,” in front of the Ablah Library on our beautiful Wichita State University campus. They cleaned and applied several coats of wax to the sculpture—and now it shines again! To give you some perspective, the third image here was taken before they began their work. We’ll continue to check in on their progress as they work on other sculptures. Now’s a great time to come out and tour our world-class Outdoor Sculpture Collection!
#ulrichmuseum #ulrichmuseumosc #henrymoore #wichita #wichitaart #ict #ictart #sculpture

Thank you to Dr. Rhea Combs of the Smithsonian Museum for yesterday’s illuminating talk on #GordonParks’ cinematic impac...
04/28/2021

Thank you to Dr. Rhea Combs of the Smithsonian Museum for yesterday’s illuminating talk on #GordonParks’ cinematic impact. You can catch the talk on our YouTube Channel soon. Meanwhile, the exhibition, “Gordon Parks: I, too, am America,” is on display through May 8 at the #ulrichmuseum.
#wichitastateuniversity #ulrichvirtual #BlackCinema

Some scenes from yesterday’s Family Fun Day outside at the #UlrichMuseum on the lovely @wichitastateu campus! Thanks to ...
04/25/2021

Some scenes from yesterday’s Family Fun Day outside at the #UlrichMuseum on the lovely @wichitastateu campus! Thanks to all who came and those who volunteered, and a special thanks to cosponsors @freddysusa, @kmuw, as well as @wsuceramicsguild, Empty Bowls Wichita, and East High Aces Ceramics Club. #wichita #wichitakansas #ict

Happy #EarthDay! This stunning #TerryEvans photograph, “Fent’s Prairie, near Salina, Kansas, Late May 2018,” is a new ad...
04/22/2021

Happy #EarthDay! This stunning #TerryEvans photograph, “Fent’s Prairie, near Salina, Kansas, Late May 2018,” is a new addition to our collection. It will be on display at the #UlrichMuseum this fall in the exhibition, “Love in the Time of the Anthropocene: Terry Evans, Philip Heying, and A. Mary Kay.” This piece reminds us to celebrate the natural beauty that surrounds us all!
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Caption: Terry Evans, “Fent's Prairie, near Salina, Kansas, Late May 2018,” 2018, 2021 (Date of printing). Photograph, pigment print, mounted; board, 30 H x 44 W in. Museum Purchase.
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#earthday2021 #wichitastateuniversity #wichita #wichitakansas #ict #ictart #wichitaart #contemporaryart #photography #kansas #salina #salinaks #salinakansas #flinthills #flinthillskansas #prairie

Happy #EarthDay! This stunning #TerryEvans photograph, “Fent’s Prairie, near Salina, Kansas, Late May 2018,” is a new addition to our collection. It will be on display at the #UlrichMuseum this fall in the exhibition, “Love in the Time of the Anthropocene: Terry Evans, Philip Heying, and A. Mary Kay.” This piece reminds us to celebrate the natural beauty that surrounds us all!
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Caption: Terry Evans, “Fent's Prairie, near Salina, Kansas, Late May 2018,” 2018, 2021 (Date of printing). Photograph, pigment print, mounted; board, 30 H x 44 W in. Museum Purchase.
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#earthday2021 #wichitastateuniversity #wichita #wichitakansas #ict #ictart #wichitaart #contemporaryart #photography #kansas #salina #salinaks #salinakansas #flinthills #flinthillskansas #prairie

Thanks to Amy Geiszler-Jones and the Wichita Eagle for this coverage of our upcoming Family Fun Day on Saturday! Along w...
04/21/2021
Wichita State’s Ulrich Museum invites locals to get artsy at Family Fun Day

Thanks to Amy Geiszler-Jones and the Wichita Eagle for this coverage of our upcoming Family Fun Day on Saturday! Along with a free basketball to the first 200 kids, art-making activities, and Freddys Frozen Custard snacks, we're also asking that participants consider bringing nonperishable food or household goods to donate to the Shocker Support Locker and ICT Community Fridge Project . If you do, you'll get to select a bowl of your choice from the display of 250 ceramic bowls created and donated by kids in the Wichita community to Empty Bowls Wichita. Sponsored by the WSU Ceramics Guild and the Wichita East High School Aces Ceramics Club.

We hope you'll join us!
https://www.kansas.com/entertainment/article250846339.html

The event, scheduled for Saturday, will include giveaways, free snacks, art projects and more.

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04/21/2021

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👋🏼 Millie. 🐛 🌷 #WSUviews

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👋🏼 Millie. 🐛 🌷 #WSUviews

Thank you to Rachelle Meinecke, Director of the Lowell D. Holmes Museum of Anthropology(Lowell D. Holmes Museum of Anthr...
04/21/2021

Thank you to Rachelle Meinecke, Director of the Lowell D. Holmes Museum of Anthropology(Lowell D. Holmes Museum of Anthropology) at Wichita State University for her illuminating Senior Wednesday talk on the African artifacts her museum has shared with our “Renée Stout: Ghosts” exhibition. The talk will be available on our YouTube channel soon. In the meantime be sure to visit the Lowell Museum—and come by the Ulrich and check out “Renée Stout: Ghosts,” which is on display until May 8. #ulrichmuseum #wichitaststeuniversity #wichita #reneestout #renéestout #anthropology

04/21/2021

Our latest U Views looks at #MarinoMarini’s “Miracle.”
#ulrichmuseum #wichitastateuniversity

04/20/2021

Happy #JoanMiró Day!
The brilliant surrealist painter, sculptor, and ceramicist Joan Miró (1893-1983) was born on this day 128 years ago in Barcelona, Spain. Of course, the Ulrich is known worldwide for the stunning Miró masterpiece mosaic mural, “Personnages Oiseaux, or Bird People,” which graces the entrance to our Museum on the lovely @wichitastateu campus. Along with the mural, the Ulrich is proud to have eight other pieces by the artist in our permanent collection (five prints, two drawings, and a sculpture). You can learn more about all of our Miró pieces by searching our Collection Portal, which you can access on our website: ulrich.wichita.edu.
#ulrichmuseum #joanmiro #joanmiroart #miró #miro #joanmiró #wichita #kansas #ict #wichitaart #ictart #mural #muralart #contemporaryart

One foot in winter, one foot in spring. #ulrichmuseum #wichitastateuniversity #ulrichmuseumosc #tomotterness
04/20/2021

One foot in winter, one foot in spring. #ulrichmuseum #wichitastateuniversity #ulrichmuseumosc #tomotterness

One foot in winter, one foot in spring. #ulrichmuseum #wichitastateuniversity #ulrichmuseumosc #tomotterness

04/19/2021

Born on this day (April 19th) 89 years ago, Colombian Artist #FernandoBotero (1932- )! The Ulrich is proud to have two Botero pieces in our permanent collection, the beloved sculptures “Woman with Umbrella,” and “Man with Cane,” both from 1977, and both a part of our world famous Martin H. Bush Outdoor Sculpture Collection, now featuring 81 pieces spread out across the beautiful Wichita State University campus. Have you been out to see the sculptures lately? Now’s as good a time as any!
#ulrichmuseum #ulrichmuseumosc #botero #wichitastateuniversity #wichita #kansas #wichitakansas #ict #ictart #wichitaart #sculpture

Former Ulrich Intern Carter Bryant will be giving a virtual talk this Saturday. You should check it out--either live or ...
04/16/2021

Former Ulrich Intern Carter Bryant will be giving a virtual talk this Saturday. You should check it out--either live or later on YouTube!

Recent art history grad Carter Bryant will present “Alternative Cruising: Paul Cadmus and Audience Signaling" at a virtual art history conference Saturday afternoon. The video will be up on YouTube later, but you can also register to attend 👉 http://albrecht-kemper.org/event/5th-annual-mwsu-akma-undergraduate-art-history-symposium/

Pictured: Carter practicing his presentation via Zoom with a couple of Wichita State staff members.

Thanks to Wichita State University Visiting Distinguished Writer Michael Parker—and all who attended the wonderful Writi...
04/16/2021

Thanks to Wichita State University Visiting Distinguished Writer Michael Parker—and all who attended the wonderful Writing Now/Reading Now program last night. You can pick up a copy of Parker’s latest novel, “Prairie Fever” at program partner Watermark Books & Cafe.

The Writing Now/Reading Now series is curated by the Wichita State MFA in Creative Writing and is cosponsored by the Wichita State University Department of English, Department of Modern and Classical Languages & Literature, Watermark Books & Cafe, and the Ulrich Museum of Art.
#ulrichvirtual #wichitastateuniversity #wichita #michaelparkerauthor #prairiefever

Born on this day in 1889 in Neosho, MO., Artist Thomas Hart Benton, considered one of the pioneers of the Regionalist ar...
04/15/2021

Born on this day in 1889 in Neosho, MO., Artist Thomas Hart Benton, considered one of the pioneers of the Regionalist art movement. The Ulrich is proud to have five of the artist's works in our permanent collection (one painting and four prints), including this one, "West Texas," from 1952.

Caption: Thomas Hart Benton, "West Texas," 1952. Print, lithograph; paper, 13 13/32 H x 15 29/32 W in.
#ulrichmuseum #wichitastateuniversity #wichita #thomashartbenton #bornonthisday #botd #regionalist #regionalistart

Born on this day in 1889 in Neosho, MO., Artist Thomas Hart Benton, considered one of the pioneers of the Regionalist art movement. The Ulrich is proud to have five of the artist's works in our permanent collection (one painting and four prints), including this one, "West Texas," from 1952.

Caption: Thomas Hart Benton, "West Texas," 1952. Print, lithograph; paper, 13 13/32 H x 15 29/32 W in.
#ulrichmuseum #wichitastateuniversity #wichita #thomashartbenton #bornonthisday #botd #regionalist #regionalistart

Thanks to our wonderful @wsu_adci presenters—Kristin Beal & Claudia Pederson—for today’s Faculty Biennial talks. You can...
04/15/2021

Thanks to our wonderful @wsu_adci presenters—Kristin Beal & Claudia Pederson—for today’s Faculty Biennial talks. You can catch them on our YouTube channel soon. This was our final presentation in the series, but you can continue to view the XXIII Faculty Biennial exhibition at the Ulrich through May 8.
#ulrichmuseum #ulrichmuseumfacultybiennial #wichitastateuniversity #wichita #wichitaart #ict #ictart

Thank you to the wonderful Renée Stout for a truly fascinating Ulrich Virtual talk this evening! From alter-egos to Afro...
04/14/2021

Thank you to the wonderful Renée Stout for a truly fascinating Ulrich Virtual talk this evening! From alter-egos to Afrofuturism, creating parallel universes to Voodoo healing, Renée touched on such a wide range of topics. You can catch a recording of the talk soon on our YouTube channel.

Be sure to check out “Renée Stout: Ghosts” on display at the Ulrich until May 8. The exhibition is part of our citywide initiative, “African American Art in the 20th Century: A Wichita Collaboration,” with The Kansas African American Museum TKAAM - The Kansas African American Museum and Wichita Art Museum . Check our partners’ websites for their offerings. Check ulrich.wichita.edu/programs for our complete listing of Ulrich Virtual programming.
#ulrichmuseum #wichitastateuniversity #wichita #wichitaart #ict #ictart #reneestout #africanamericanart

❤️ 💐 Thanks for the love, @onedelightfullife! #Repost @onedelightfullife with @make_repost・・・Did you know that tulips ha...
04/11/2021

❤️ 💐 Thanks for the love, @onedelightfullife!

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Did you know that tulips have been a part of the @wichitastateu campus dating back to the 1970s? According to @thesunflowernews, the floral department crew uses tape measures to make sure the bulbs are planted uniformly.

Have you seen them in person yet this season? You can catch them in bloom from April to May. I found that the tulips planted in the center of campus were in the best shape since they were protected from the harsh Kansas winds. Brighten your day. Lift your spirits. Take a walk on campus, but don’t forget you camera.

Love the mosaic in the background? More than 150,000 marble and glass pieces make up “Personnages Oiseaux,” a mural piece by Joan Miró. See it up close at the @ulrichmuseum.

#tulips #mosaicart #wichitastate #explorenature #wichitastateuniversity #tulipsofinstagram #wichitakansas #visitwichita #campusflowers #tulipseason #wsushockers #wichitastatecampus #goshox #goshockers #campustour #wsuviews #springtulips #springflowers #wichitaict #mywichita #midwestblogger #kansasblogger #kansastourism #mosaicmural #redtulips❤️

❤️ 💐 Thanks for the love, @onedelightfullife!

#Repost @onedelightfullife with @make_repost
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Did you know that tulips have been a part of the @wichitastateu campus dating back to the 1970s? According to @thesunflowernews, the floral department crew uses tape measures to make sure the bulbs are planted uniformly.

Have you seen them in person yet this season? You can catch them in bloom from April to May. I found that the tulips planted in the center of campus were in the best shape since they were protected from the harsh Kansas winds. Brighten your day. Lift your spirits. Take a walk on campus, but don’t forget you camera.

Love the mosaic in the background? More than 150,000 marble and glass pieces make up “Personnages Oiseaux,” a mural piece by Joan Miró. See it up close at the @ulrichmuseum.

#tulips #mosaicart #wichitastate #explorenature #wichitastateuniversity #tulipsofinstagram #wichitakansas #visitwichita #campusflowers #tulipseason #wsushockers #wichitastatecampus #goshox #goshockers #campustour #wsuviews #springtulips #springflowers #wichitaict #mywichita #midwestblogger #kansasblogger #kansastourism #mosaicmural #redtulips❤️

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I need a favor from you. Can you push this email to anyone who has an email for Ronald Christ to see if he can authenticate the above two works. These are the two works both on canvas that I have donated to the Raymer Society charity auction and Red Barn Museum of Lindsborg and if I can firm up the authentication then it would benefit all arts of Kansas. These works where found with signed WSU graduate works of Italy at that time in the 1990s known Wichita Art authority to possibly attribute these to Mr. Christ. Please feel free to forward to anyone you think may help. I need to know one way or other by Friday. I thank everone in advance for your cooperation.
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Hi, when does Kevin Rabas come? I saw him on your mailer but can't find online -- is this the best website to refer to?
One of today's tours using our new gallery chairs. Their assignment was to choose one of our works and write a paper on it. The chairs allowed them to sit right in front of their chosen works so they could take notes on the piece and record their reactions to it.