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Solving for X = Identity | Research Presentation and Dance Performance: Matrilineal Memories

November 30, 2020
Solving for X = Identity | Research Presentation and Dance Performance: Matrilineal Memories

Students in Sociology, Dance, and Honors College will present research and choreographed performances in response to collected memories as part of the Ulrich exhibition Solving for X=Identity: Sharing Matrilineal Memories at WSU. The performances are at 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Both performances will take place outdoors on the front terrace of the Museum to allow […]

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November 30, 2020
MFA Graduate Reading

Come celebrate the graduating class of Wichita State’s MFA Program in Creative Writing as they read from their final projects. Registration is required for this virtual program at ulrich.wichita. edu/programs. Writing Now/Reading Now is cosponsored by the WSU Department of English, Fairmount College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Watermark Books & Café, and the Ulrich […]

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November 30, 2020
Dr. Rhea Combs | Beneath These Restless Skies: Gordon Parks and His Cinematic Impact

Rhea L. Combs is Curator of Film and Photography at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. She also serves as the head of the museum’s Earl W. and Amanda Stafford Center for African American Media Arts (CAAMA). Combs received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Howard University, a Master of Arts […]

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November 30, 2020
Family Fun Day

Bring the family for an afternoon of outdoor hands-on art making, stories, and fun discoveries in the Outdoor Sculpture Collection. All activities will observe social distancing, mask wearing, and hand-washing requirements.

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November 30, 2020
Rachelle Meinecke: Sacred Objects of the Yoruba

Renée Stout’s work has been deeply influenced by her decades of research into the art and traditions of both Africa and African diasporas. To help our audiences better understand the connections that Stout’s work makes, the exhibition, Ghosts, incorporates six objects from the collection of Wichita State University’s Lowell D. Holmes Museum of Anthropology. All […]

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November 30, 2020
Fiction Reading: Michael Parker

Oklahoma is the setting for Prairie Fever, Michael Parker’s seventh and latest novel, a book that pulls the reader into what one critic calls a “whole family acting out what can and can’t be forgotten, against the backdrops of prairie and range—characters so magnificently and sometimes comically stubborn I really couldn’t put the book down.” […]

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November 30, 2020
Renée Stout

Renée Stout is a contemporary American artist whose work is renowned for its potent reflections on African American heritage and visual culture of the African diaspora, encouraging self-examination, self-empowerment, and self-healing. The Ulrich exhibition Renée Stout: Ghosts features Stout’s haunting prints that explore the ideas and visual language of Haitian Voudou and American Voodoo and […]

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November 30, 2020
Emily Stamey: To the Hoop

It’s March Madness month, and Emily Stamey, Curator of Exhibitions at the Weatherspoon Art Museum, will discuss her latest curatorial project, To the Hoop, an exhibition that explores the myriad facets of basketball’s intersections with contemporary art and culture. Stamey came to the Weatherspoon from the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in Arizona. Prior to […]

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November 30, 2020
Doug Barrett | Weapons of Choice

Inspired by the work of Gordon Parks, photographer, videographer, and journalist Doug Barrett uses his camera to document our contemporary struggles with social justice in Kansas and the U.S. His recent projects have focused on the protests following the death of George Floyd, the Mexico border wall, homeless veterans in the U.S., and Yuma Street […]

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November 30, 2020
Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Come help us close the gender gap on Wikipedia! The Ulrich is partnering with Art+Feminism for the second time on the annual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. At this event, participants will help research, edit, and add information to Wikipedia entries for women artists in the Ulrich collection. Together we can help give these remarkable artists the representation […]

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November 30, 2020
Ulrich Virtual Community Forum | Race and Parenting: Finding a Way to Move Forward

Join Marquetta Atkins and community panelists for an open dialogue for parents from different ethnic and racial backgrounds around how we talk to our kids about race, racism, and identity. Registration is required. Click here to register.  Panelists: Marquetta Atkins (Executive Director Camp Destination Innovation, Director Seed House); Dr. Michelle Vann (Retired teacher, author, and CEO of […]

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November 16, 2020
Monique Meloche | Fictional Frameworks

Monique Meloche is a prominent Chicago dealer of contemporary art and founder of the Monique Meloche Gallery. A native of Windsor, Ontario, she received a Masters degree in Art History and Theory from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and worked at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago before beginning a career in […]

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November 16, 2020
Irene Lusztig | Empathy in the Archives

Irene Lusztig is a filmmaker, visual artist, archival researcher, and amateur seamstress. Her film and video work mines old images, technologies, and objects to reanimate forgotten and neglected histories. Often rooted in rigorous archival research, her work brings historical materials into conversation with the present day, inviting viewers to contemplate larger questions of politics, ideology, […]

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November 16, 2020
Angela Bates: Children of the Promised Land

Nicodemus, a small, unincorporated town in Graham County, Kansas, is the only remaining western town established by African Americans during Reconstruction following the Civil War. Today the town is a National Historic Site. This pictorial history explores the unique experience of mothers and their children in Nicodemus, some of whom were the first members of […]

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November 13, 2020
Aruna D’Souza

Aruna D’Souza writes about modern and contemporary art; intersectional feminism and other forms of politics; and how museums shape our views of each other and the world. Her most recent book, Whitewalling: Art, Race, and Protest in 3 Acts (Badlands Unlimited), was named one of the best art books of 2018 by the New York […]

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November 13, 2020
Jana Erwin: Gordon Parks, Renée Stout, and the Faculty Biennial

*Please note: This program has been moved to 10:00 a.m. and will be an abbreviated 30 minutes in length, so that attendees might also catch the inauguration ceremony taking place that day. Join Jana Erwin, Head of Education, for a close look at the artists and works featured in the suite of spring exhibitions at the […]

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July 9, 2020
Meet the Ulrich Interns

Every academic year, the Ulrich welcomes students into our Mary Joan Waid and Kouri Internship programs to gain experience in curatorial and educational research, writing, and curriculum development. This presentation is one of their projects. Don’t miss out. Registration is required.

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July 9, 2020
John Edwin Mason on Gordon Parks and Muhammad Ali

John Edwin Mason, The Latest and Truest World: Gordon Parks and Muhammad Ali This talk explores the special relationship between Gordon Parks and Muhammad Ali. Parks photographed the heavyweight champion for two separate Life magazine photo-essays. The time that they spent together allowed a friendship to grow. It was built in part on an almost familial […]

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July 9, 2020
Clive Smith

Clive Smith was educated as an artist first in the U.K. at Kingston Polytechnic and then at the Art Students League in New York City, where he has resided since 1988. His work is held in several public collections, including the Cleveland Museum of Art, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, and the National Portrait Gallery […]

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July 9, 2020
'Last Night at the Lobster'

Last Night at the Lobster by Steward O'Nan Delve into a discussion with Beth Golay, host of KMUW’s podcast Marginalia, on this poignant and redemptive story set in the workaday world. Visit our program partner, Watermark Books, for your copy today. Registration is required.

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