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What's on View at the Ulrich Museum of Art?

Wichita, Kansas

Located on the campus of Wichita State University at 1845 Fairmount Street, the facade of the Ulrich Museum of Art features Joan Miro's 1978 glass mosaic mural Personnages Oiseaux. Photo by Brent Danley via Flickr

The Ulrich Museum of Art is the art museum of Kansas's Wichita State University (WSU). The Ulrich's collection comprises more than 6,000 works from the 20th and 21st centuries, including work by Joan Miro, Diane Arbus, and Gordon Parks.

As Teresa  Veazey, the museum's public relations manager, describes, “The Ulrich Museum is the premier venue for modern and contemporary art in Wichita and south central Kansas. We want to connect viewers with artists and artworks that reflect our world today.” On view through August 8 is Art of Our Time: Selections from the Ulrich Museum of Art. The 57 works in the show are, according to Veazey, among the museum's "treasures" and span key artistic movements, including early American modernism, abstract impressionism, and pop. As Veazey described, “This exhibition, featuring the best of the best from the Ulrich Museum, explores the sweep of artmaking during the past 100 years. This is Wichita’s premier contemporary art collection and we’re eager to share these works of art with an art-loving and museum-going audience.”

While the Ulrich's collection is international in scope, the museum also celebrates local artists; on view through August 1 is Harold Hogan: Master of the Kansas Prairie. A WSU alum (he received his MFA in 1976), Hogan was a master landscape painter, focusing on the countryside around Wichita and Lawrence, Kansas.

The Ulrich Museum of Art also features community programs, such as Senior Wednesdays, a free series of art lectures for art lovers who are 55+, and Art for Your Ears, a series of live music events on the WSU campus.

You can learn more about the Ulrich Museum of Art's programs and collection on the museum's website. And don't forget to visit our Blue Star Museums page to learn more about other participating museums in Kansas and across the country.


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