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Meet the Team

We value your feedback and would love to hear about your experience at the Ulrich.
If you have questions or need information, please contact us:

Ulrich Museum of Art

Wichita State University
1845 Fairmount Street
Wichita, KS 67260-0046
Phone: 316.978.3664
Fax: 316.978.3898
E-mail: ulrich@wichita.edu

Ulrich Staff

Vivian Zavataro

Executive and Creative Director
I am: a high energy Brazilian-Italian museologist.
Favorite piece in the Ulrich collection:                    
Saffronia, Ayana V. Jackson
#1 pet peeve: Wet socks
Place in Wichita that gets all my money:
Hatman Jack’s
Weirdest food I’ve ever eaten:
Fermented horse milk
Favorite word: "Zhuzh"
An artwork I’d like to be part of: 
Any installation by Yayoi Kusama

vivian.zavataro@wichita.edu

Phone: 316.978.3017

Ksenya Gurshtein

Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art
I am:  a curator, writer, translator, partner, parent, family historian, engaged citizen, experienced traveler, and weirdo.
Place in Wichita that gets all my money:
Mike's Wine Dive and Watermark Books 
Weirdest food I’ve ever eaten: I ate a lot of organ meat in my childhood.
Favorite phrase: "Good gooby!" 
An artwork I’d like to be part of: Any of the performances of the Collective Actions group.

ksenya.gurshtein@wichita.edu

Phone: 316.978.6857

Tina Murano

Interim Education Co-Curator
I am: an art educator, public art creator, plant collector.
Favorite piece in the Ulrich collection:  
Wichita Arch, Andy Goldsworthy
#1 pet peeve: Audience members who talk during performances
Place in Wichita that gets all my money:  
Plant shops
Weirdest food I’ve ever eaten: 
Street tacos with mystery meat
Favorite word: "Loved"  
An artwork I’d like to be part of: An installation of stone work by Richard Long

tina.murano@wichita.edu

Phone: 316.978.7116

Joanna Ramondetta

Office and Finance Manager
I am: A lover of painting, cooking, family, and all things Italian.
Favorite pieces in the Ulrich Collection:
Post Meridian and Below Blackfriars Bridge by Frederick Judd Waugh
#1 Pet Peeve: Tailgating drivers
Place in Wichita that gets all my money:
Hillside Nursery and Dutch’s Greenhouse (tie)
Weirdest food I've ever eaten: I’m really not brave enough to eat anything stranger than an oyster, which I really, really don’t care for…
Favorite word: "Fluffy"
An artwork I'd like to be part of:
Any painting of Venice by Canaletto

Jo Reinert

Registrar
I am: an arts synthesist, aesthetic formalist, mama bear, collection keeper, East Coast Renaissance woman.
Favorite piece in the Ulrich collection:
So many treasures… I love our collection of Josef Presser works, our Ayana V. Jackson pieces, and Mark Bradford’s C’mon Shorty, 2002.
#1 pet peeve: Soggy French fries and inconsiderate behavior
Place in Wichita that gets all my money:
Carousel Skate Center
Weirdest food I’ve ever eaten:  
Jackfruit taco                    
Favorite word: "Huzzah!"
An artwork I’d like to be part of:
Any of Odilon Redon’s dreamy, hazy works

jo.reinert@wichita.edu

Phone: 316.978.5850

Teri Mott

Interim Creative Communications Manager
I am: a Kansas writer, armchair astronaut, devotee of cheese and His Majesty David Bowie.
Favorite piece in the Ulrich collection: 
Love, Robert Indiana
#1 pet peeve: People who say “irregardless”
Place in Wichita that gets all my money: Lucinda’s
Weirdest food I’ve ever eaten:
Some kind of raw beef
Favorite word: “Yikes”
An artwork I’d like to be part of: Do Women have to be naked to get into the Met. Museum? By Guerilla Girls

teri.mott@wichita.edu

Phone: 316.978.6462

Ann Keefer

Interim Membership & Special Events Manager
I am: A puzzle master, trivia fan, globe collector, and award winning chili chef.
My favorite piece in the Ulrich collection: Today’s favorite is American Gothic by Gordon Parks.
#1 pet peeve: drivers that take up two parking spaces
Place in Wichita that gets all my money:
Best of Times, but sadly no longer
Weirdest food you’ve ever eaten: raw fish
Favorite word: "Goober"
An artwork I’d like to be a part of: Sgt. Peppers Loney Hearts Club Band Album Cover by Jann Haworth and Peter Blake.

ann.keefer@wichita.edu

Phone: 316.978.6646

James Porter

Exhibition Designer and Production Manager
I am: A facilitator of visions
My favorite piece in the Ulrich collection: 
Henry Moore Reclining Figure
#1 pet peeve: Having to do the same job twice
Place in Wichita that gets all my money:              German Motor Works
Weirdest food I’ve ever eaten: Whale blubber
Favorite word: "Nope"
An artwork I’d like to be part of:
Anything by Jim Riswold

james.porter@wichita.edu

Phone: 316.978.5851

Journi Brown

Administrative Assistant
I am: An archaeologist morning person who can’t live without spicy food.                               
My favorite piece in the Ulrich collection: 
Resting by the Sea by Eugene Feyen              
#1 pet peeve: Closed-minded people                                                                 
Place in Wichita that gets all my money:  
Thai Binh.        
Weirdest food I’ve ever eaten:
Pickled pigs feet.                            
An artwork I’d like to be part of:
The Flower Carrier by Diego Rivera  

journi.brown@wichita.edu

Phone. 316.978.3664

Sarah Alsaied

Interim Education Co-Curator
I am: an artist, nomadic observer, and fan of the uncanny and virtual reality.
Favorite piece in the Ulrich collection:
Tres Mujeres Caminando by Francisco Zúñiga
#1 pet peeve: Loud chewers! 
Place in Wichita that gets all my money: N&J
Weirdest food I’ve ever eaten: Nothing 
Favorite word: "Bruh"                           
An artwork I’d like to be part of: The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago

sarah.alsaied@wichita.edu

Phone: 316.978.7116

Austin Storie

Operations Assistant
I am a jokester, illustrator, and conversationalist who can’t help but put cheese on everything. 
Favorite piece in the Ulrich collection: 
It’s impossible to narrow down to just one artwork—but I adore our collection of works by Phyllis Sloane. 
#1 pet peeve: Neglected lint traps. 
Place in Wichita that gets all my money: Northrock Lanes 
Weirdest food I’ve ever eaten: 
Pickle Juice Popsicles 
Favorite phrase: “Might as well.” 
An artwork I’d like to be part of: Anything illustrated by Clarence Coles Phillips. 

Rights and Reproductions

This website is a resource created for educational use. Materials copyrighted solely by the Ulrich Museum of Art (e.g., descriptions of works of art) may be reproduced under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial license. Works of art appearing in the images on this website, although owned by the Ulrich Museum of Art, may be protected by third-party copyright, publication rights, or related interests. The Ulrich does not grant permission to exploit any third-party rights. It is the responsibility of the user to obtain all permissions that may be required from the artist, the artist’s agent and/or estate, or any other third-party rights holder before use. Where possible, the Ulrich Museum has tried to establish the copyright status of works in its collection; however, the Museum does not guarantee the accuracy of this information. If available, the information we have concerning the copyright status of an object appears on the object page. If you would like to obtain high resolution images of works from the Ulrich collection for educational, scholarly, or publication purposes, please contact Jo Reinert, Registrar. The Ulrich reserves the right to deny any reproduction requests. Please send one copy of the resulting publication or other product to Registrar Jo Reinert.

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Appraisal, Provenance or Attribution Services

The Ulrich Museum of Art does not provide appraisal, provenance or attribution services. To find a licensed appraiser in your area, please contact the American Society of Appraisers, the International Society of Appraisers or the Appraisers Association of America.

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