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Senior Wednesday: Meet Vivian Zavataro

November 2, 2022
Senior Wednesday: Meet Vivian Zavataro

The Ulrich is excited to welcome our new Executive and Creative Director Vivian Zavataro, who started at the museum on Oct. 17. Vivian is a museologist who specializes in contemporary art, community engagement, and art mediation. Her goal is to facilitate interaction between art and the public. Diversity, inclusion, and creativity are essential aspects of […]

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October 21, 2022
Chris Pappan: Ledger Art and Acts of Visual Resistance

In the mid-19th century, paper was introduced to the Indigenous people of the American Great Plains through the ledger books of the encroaching Americans. That paper became a vehicle to record memories, help retain connections to the land, and visually record acts of resistance. Through serendipity, artist Chris Pappan has taken on the responsibility of […]

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September 23, 2022
Contemporary Indigenous Arts Festival

Live performances, artist talks, hands-on workshops, and a film program will join the Myths of the West exhibit as the Ulrich Museum of Art presents the Contemporary Indigenous Arts Festival, Oct. 4-5 at the museum and other locations at Wichita State University, with sponsorship by Art Bridges, INTRUST Bank and Wichita Marriott Corporate Hills. All events are free of charge.

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September 2, 2022
Voices from the Vault: 2000s | Hong Chun Zhang: Middle Kingdom Meets Mid-West

Voices from the Vault celebrates the 2000s! Chinese-born and Lawrence, Kansas-based artist Hong Chun Zhang will talk about her art education and studio practice from China to her adopted home in America over the past two decades. Zhang will discuss the time-consuming making process of traditional Chinese fine style ink painting that she studied at […]

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September 2, 2022
Empty Bowls: Chili Cook-off

View hundreds of handmade bowls and sample chili from local restaurants and donors! Our judges include President Rick Muma of Wichita State University and up-and-coming chefs from several of the newest, trendiest kitchens in Wichita’s restaurant scene. For a $25 donation ($10 for students), guests can choose a bowl to keep as a reminder of […]

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September 2, 2022
Deborah Butterfield: A Lifetime of Horses

New to the Ulrich's Martin H. Bush Outdoor Sculpture Collection, Deborah Butterfield's Lumen is a beautiful piece from a body of work that the artist has been expanding since the mid-1970s. Over the course of her long career, Butterfield has returned over and over to images of horses and has created them from all kinds […]

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September 2, 2022
Eddie Dominguez: Creative by Nature

Artist Eddie Dominguez will discuss his body of work, which bridges the spaces within and between functional and sculptural ceramics. Born and raised in New Mexico, Dominguez’s work touches on cultural themes and the experience of place. Dominguez is assistant professor of ceramics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is the guest juror for the […]

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September 2, 2022
Tallgrass Film Festival | Murmurations: A Contemporary Spanish Film Spotlight

Inspired by Joan Miró’s iconic mural, Personnages Oiseaux, that graces the façade of the Ulrich Museum of Art, Murmurations is the newest category to Tallgrass Film Festival with a selection of films that highlight the connection between Kansas and Miró’s home country of Spain. Join us for a reception at the Ulrich Museum of Art […]

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September 2, 2022
Empty Bowls: Community Build-a-Bowl

Come play with clay! Try your hand at building a uniquely crafted bowl using traditional techniques with coils and slabs with the WSU Ceramics Guild and Wichita East High School Ceramics Club. Your bowl will be donated to the Empty Bowls Chili cook-off fundraiser for the Kansas Food bank on Saturday, October 22. There will […]

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September 2, 2022
Senior Wednesday | Josh Cornett: Investigating Myths of the West

Stev Overstreet Curatorial Intern Josh Cornett discusses his experience working on our current exhibition, Myths of the West: Narrating Stories of the Land and People through Wichita Art Collections. If you’re curious about the research and preparation that goes into creating an exhibition, or just want to learn more about works featured in the new […]

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September 2, 2022
Curator Talk | Ksenya Gurshtein: Curating Myths of the West

In this talk, Ulrich curator Ksenya Gurshtein will discuss the process of curating the Ulrich's current exhibition, Myths of the West: Narrating Stories of the Land and People through Wichita Art Collections, highlighting the exhibition's key themes and the stories that came into focus by drawing connections between works from multiple Wichita collections. Reception at […]

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September 2, 2022
Writing Now/Reading Now with Jason Allen

Join us for a reception and reading by the newest member of WSU’s Creative Writing Faculty, Jason Allen! Jason’s first novel, The East End, published by Harper Collins, is currently under development for a streaming series and has been called “an intense, heart-pounding experience from the first page, with brilliant, complex characters.” The Writing Now/Reading Now […]

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August 25, 2022
Fall Exhibition Opening Celebration!

Join us for an exploration of our newest exhibitions on display this fall. Ulrich receptions are a conversation, a gathering, an engagement of artists and art enthusiasts intertwined with music, fine fare, and possibility. Ulrich receptions are free and open to the public. 

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August 25, 2022
Academic Convocation Book Signing and Reception with Author Kwame Onwuachi

Please join Academic Convocation Keynote Speaker Kwame Onwuachi, author of the 2022-23 WSU Reads selection, Notes from a Young Black Chef, for a book signing and refreshments. This program is organized by the Office of First Year Programs.

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July 7, 2022
New ShiftSpace Gallery Manager Jefferson Godard

10:00 A.M. Reception | 10:30 A.M. Program. Meet Jefferson Godard, a contemporary curator, gallery director, educator, trained architect, and now the new Gallery Manager for ShiftSpace at Wichita State University. Prior to joining WSU, Godard was a Curator at the Salina Art Center, and from 2012 to 2020; and Founder and Director of Aspect/Ratio, a […]

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June 9, 2022
'Deep Dive' Gallery Walk

10:00 A.M. Reception, 10:30 A.M. Program. Join Ulrich Staff members as they share insights on some of the pieces they chose for the summer exhibition Deep Dive: Selections from the Permanent Collection. Free and open to all.

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May 17, 2022
Senior Wednesday | ADCI MFA Graduate Artist Talks

10:00 A.M. Reception | 10:30 A.M. Program. Free and open to all. Please join us in celebrating the School of Art, Design, and Creative Industries 2022 MFA graduates, with artist talks by Tim Stone and Meghan Miller.

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May 12, 2022
Public Opening: Dr. Sam and Jacque Kouri Collection Study Center

Join us as we publicly unveil our lovely new Dr. Sam and Jacque Kouri Collection Study Center. Get an overview of the Ulrich permanent collection and watch demonstrations of how the Center makes our art more accessible to students and the general public. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to all.

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May 3, 2022
Mikrokosmos 68 Launch Party

5:00 Reception | 5:30 Readings. Join us for a reception and celebration of over sixty years of Mikrokosmos, a literary tradition at Wichita State University.

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May 3, 2022
WSU School of Music Chamber Music Recital

Reception to follow. Join us for the WSU School of Music's Chamber Music recital, featuring the graduate wind quintet and clarinet quartet.

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