University art museums are uniquely positioned to encourage the diverse student bodies they serve to develop open and creative ways of thinking about all aspects of contemporary life, be it art, science, technology, history, or the pressing cultural and social issues of our time. The Collection Study Center and Student Lounge at the Ulrich Museum of Art places this expansive approach to education and social life at the forefront—both literally and figuratively—of what the Ulrich Museum does for the WSU campus and community.
In 2020, we launched the Ulrich online Collection Portal, offering unprecedented digital access to the Museum’s more than 6,000 art objects. Building on this accomplishment, we transformed the Museum’s conference room and lobby area into a Collection Study Center and Student Lounge. The study center is the first space visitors encounter when they enter the museum, offering students and community members direct and easy access to original works of art from the Museum’s collection.
The Collection Study Center is open to the public Monday through Friday 11:00am-5:00pm, with exception to class meetings. Please check our calendaror call ahead to find out about classes scheduled in the CSC. To request to view a specific artwork, advance notice is required by submitting the form below.
WSU Partners and Educators
The Collection Study Center is open for students and educators from 8:00am-5:00pm. WSU faculty is welcome to make special arrangements for classes to regularly meet in the CSC to teach from original works of art. Faculty must reserve weekly or regular use of CSC for class time, prior to the start of the semester.
Policies and Procedures
Please allow up to two weeks to process your scheduling request. You will be contacted by Ulrich staff to confirm the date and details.
•Access to art will be at the discretion of Ulrich staff. Pieces that do not meet criteria of stability will not be available.
•No one is permitted to be in the Collection Study Center without Ulrich staff present.
•For the safety of the objects and the longevity of the collection, handling of the objects is not allowed.
•Photography (no flash) will be permitted, unless otherwise indicated.
•Food and drinks are not allowed in the Collection Study Center.
•The only writing utensil permitted in the Collection Study Center is a conventional pencil (mechanical pencils, pens, markers, crayons, etc., are not allowed).
•Backpacks, large bags, and coats are not allowed in the Collection Study Center. Please use our free lockers and coat racks to secure your belongings before entering.
For questions about the Collection Study Center, please contact
Jo Cox, 316.978.5058.
For questions about scheduling Collection Study Programs, please contact
Jana Erwin, 316.978.7116.
Benefactors: Dr. Sam and Jacque Kouri
Lead Sponsors: Don and Lora Barry, Mike and Dee Michaelis
Additional Individual Support: Lee and Ron Starkel, Ann and Martin Bauer, Bill, Julie, and Kate Nicholson, The Wilson Foundation, Saroj Arab, Anna Anderson and Chris Shank John and Nancy Brammer, Jerry and Jan Aaron, Tami Bradley and Nancy McMasters, John and Cindy Carnahan, Kathy and Herb Krumsick, Sondra Langel, George and Ellie Lucas, Jane McHugh, Dimitris and Jennifer Skliris, Jeff and Janice Van Sickle, Fred and Sue Berry, Jan Twomey, Ann Resnick.
The Dr. Sam and Jacque Kouri Collection Study Center will open to the public this fall. Please stay tuned for updates.
View a slideshow of the plans for the Ulrich Collection Study Center: