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Programs

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Wed
Jan 19 2022
10:30am -
11:30pm
Senior Wednesday

Eva Gartnerová: Shout-out to Audience

UPDATE: This program has been moved to a virtual format only. Registration is required for this free program. Click here to register. How do university art museums work with their audiences around the U.S.? What is the biggest difference between university museums in the Czech Republic and the United States? Eva Gartnerová, visiting Czech Fulbright Scholar hosted by the Ulrich, will introduce you to some of her recent research findings
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Thu
Feb 3 2022
5:30pm -
7:30pm
Salon Circle

Tony Karman | The International Art Fair’s Impact on Cultural Ecosystems

5:30 P.M. Reception | 6:15 P.M. Program. Tony Karman has been active in Chicago’s civic, business, and cultural communities for nearly forty years. He is currently President / Director of EXPO CHICAGO – The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, which he founded in 2012. EXPO CHICAGO’s upcoming ninth edition will take place at Chicago’s historic Navy Pier between April 7 – 10, 2022. Chicago has a long tradition of hosting an international art fair, beginning in the early 1980’s. EXPO CHICAGO renewed its place on the international art fair calendar, making a significant impact on Chicago’s local arts community while broadening support and collaborations throughout the region with international programming and initiatives. Karman will discuss the scope and planning for the upcoming ninth edition and will expand on the exposition’s impact on both Chicago’s local arts community and regional cultural ecosystems. Click here to learn more about Salon Circle.
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Tue
Feb 8 2022
6pm -
7pm
Community Forum

Art + Mental Health

UPDATE: This program has been moved to a virtual format only. Registration is required for this free program. Click here to register. Join us for a discussion on the impact of the arts on our resilience and mental wellbeing with Dr. Christopher Leonard, director of WSU Counseling Services; Rachel Amerson, doctoral student in psychology; and Ellamonique Baccus, executive director of Arts Partners Wichita.
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Sat
Feb 12 2022
10:30am -
11:30am
Community

Poetry Out Loud Regionals

10:00 A.M. Reception | 10:30 A.M. Competition. Poetry Out Loud is a national arts education program that encourages the study of great poetry by offering free educational materials and a dynamic recitation competition for high school students across the country. Since 2005, Poetry Out Loud has grown to reach more than 3 million students poetryoutloud.org.
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Tue
Feb 15 2022
6pm -
7pm
Voices from the Vault

Lesley Dill | "Wilderness: Light Sizzles Around Me"

UPDATE: This program has been moved to a virtual format only.  Registration is required for this free program. Click here to register. Artist Lesley Dill offers a visual exploration of her artistic practice and the American visionaries, writers, artists, and abolitionists who inspired her current exhibition, Wilderness: Light Sizzles Around Me. The power of her subjects’ words reminds us of the fortitude required for their voices to be heard and underscores why they resonate with us still. The “Voices from the Vault: The 1990s” series is made possible by funding from Humanities Kansas, a nonprofit cultural organization that connects communities with history, traditions, and ideas to strengthen civic life.
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Wed
Feb 16 2022
10:30am -
11:30am
Senior Wednesday

Empty Bowls: Build-a-bowl and Feed the Hungry

UPDATE: This program is being rescheduled to a date in March due to the surge in Omicron variant cases. The new date has yet to be determined. Check this site regularly for updates. 10:00 A.M. Refreshments | 10:30 A.M. Program | 110 Henrion Hall. Join ceramic artist Brenda Lichman in the fight against hunger in our community by creating a one-of-a kind ceramic bowl using wheel-throwing or hand-building techniques. The bowl you make will be donated to the Empty Bowls Chili Cook-off fundraiser on April 9 to benefit the Kansas Food Bank.
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Thu
Feb 24 2022
7pm -
9pm
Performance

Pass the Mic

It’s open mic night at the Ulrich! All WSU undergraduate and graduate students are invited to take the stage with performances in poetry, music, dance, theatre, and art. Visit ulrich. wichita.edu/programs for more information on how to sign-up for your time at the mic.
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Fri
Feb 25 2022
5pm -
8pm
Event | Exhibition Opening

RESCHEDULED: Spring Exhibition Opening Celebration

UPDATE: Due to the recent spike in Omicron variant cases, this event, originally scheduled for January 27th, will now tentatively take place from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, February 25th provided the surge has subsided by then. Check ulrich.wichita.edu/programs for the latest. Celebrate the opening of our spring exhibitions surrounded by art, music, and friends. 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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Tue
Mar 1 2022
6pm -
7pm
Writing Now Reading Now

Sindya Bhanoo

5:30 P.M. Reception | 6:00 P.M. Fiction Reading. Sindya Bhanoo is WSU’s 2022 Visiting Emerging Fiction Writer. Her debut short story collection, Seeking Fortune Elsewhere, is forthcoming in 2022 (Catapult). Her fiction has appeared in Granta, New England Review, and Glimmer Train, and she is the recipient of an O. Henry Award and scholarships from the Bread Loaf and Sewanee writers conferences. A longtime newspaper reporter, Sindya has worked for The New York Times and The Washington Post. She was most recently a Knight-Wallace Reporting Fellow at the University of Michigan and a visiting faculty member at the Michener Center for Writers. Writing Now/Reading Now is cosponsored by the WSU Department of English, Fairmount College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Watermark Books & Café, and the Ulrich Museum of Art.
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Thu
Mar 3 2022
5:30pm -
7:30pm
Salon Circle

Brooke Kamin Rapaport | Martin Puryear: Liberty/Libertà and the Transformation of the U.S. Pavilion at the 2019 Venice Biennale

5:30 P.M. Reception | 6:15 P.M. Program | 7:30 P.M. Dinner. Brooke Kamin Rapaport joined Madison Square Park Conservancy in 2013. She is responsible for the public sculpture program of commissioned work by artists including Diana Al-Hadid, Tony Cragg, Abigail DeVille, Leonardo Drew, Teresita Fernandéz, Maya Lin, Josiah McElheny, Iván Navarro, Giuseppe Penone, Martin Puryear, and Krzysztof Wodiczko. She is the founder of Public Art Consortium, a national initiative of museum, public art, and sculpture park colleagues launched in 2017. She was an assistant and associate curator of contemporary art at the Brooklyn Museum. As guest curator at The Jewish Museum in New York, she organized Houdini: Art and Magic, on the life and enduring significance of Harry Houdini (2010). Rapaport also served as guest curator at The Jewish Museum for The Sculpture of Louise Nevelson: Constructing a Legend, a 2007 survey exhibition. She is a contributing editor at Sculpture magazine. Rapaport will share her experiences as Commissioner and Curator of the United States Pavilion at the 2019 Venice Biennale with the exhibition Martin Puryear: Liberty / Libertà. A major catalogue accompanied the Venice exhibition. Click here to learn more about Salon Circle.
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Tue
Mar 8 2022
6pm -
7pm
Artist Talk

Ann Resnick

5:30 P.M. Reception | 6:00 P.M. Program. Ann Resnick has been making conceptually complex and visually sumptuous art for over forty years. Also a pillar of contemporary art in Wichita, Ann has worked for twenty-five years as a gallerist, activist, and exhibiting artist to benefit our community. Shown nationally and internationally, much of her work has never been seen in Wichita. She will discuss with Curator Ksenya Gurshtein her current exhibition, Chapter & Verse, which presents highlights of her artistic career going back to the 1990s.
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Wed
Mar 9 2022
11am -
2pm
Community

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Come help us close the gender gap on Wikipedia! In partnership with Art + Feminism, communities across the nation are coming together to research, edit, and add information to the Wikipedia entries for women and other underrepresented artists. Together, we can give more artists in the Ulrich Collection the representation they deserve. Lunch will be provided.
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Wed
Mar 16 2022
10:30am -
11:30am
Senior Wednesday

Ann Resnick: Gallery Walk

10:00 A.M. Refreshments 10:30 A.M. Program. Join artist Ann Resnick as she leads us on a tour of her exhibition Chapter & Verse. This program is free and open to all.
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Tue
Apr 5 2022
6pm -
7pm
Artist Talk

Annabel Daou

5:30 P.M. Reception | 6:00 P.M. Program. Annabel Daou is a Lebanese American artist known for her poetic conceptual pieces that often mine history and use language across multiple media to empower viewers in the present moment. She will address her works in which multiple voices, responses, or participation are involved. The Ulrich recently acquired her sound installation DECLARATION, which expanded the Museum’s holdings in media arts as well as adding to its collection of works by women of color. DECLARATION is currently on exhibit in WSU’s Grace Memorial Chapel. Daou will discuss the sound installation, as well as her belief that each one of us has the power to contribute to large-scale social movements through a surprisingly wide range of possible actions.
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Wed
Apr 6 2022
12:30pm -
1:30pm
Performance

Artist Performance: Annabel Daou

What can I do? What should I do? What will I do? For this participatory sound project, artist Annabel Daou invites the public to create a collaborative manifesto for our current moment. Audience answers will reflect personal, political, or social themes with no restriction on topics addressed. All responses will be anonymous and will be read by the artist. For more information or to submit responses, please email: whatcanIdo@gmail.com.
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Sat
Apr 9 2022
11am -
1pm
Community

Empty Bowls Wichita: Chili Cook-off

In exchange for your $25 donation, you choose a bowl to keep from hundreds of handmade ceramic vessels, sample over 25 varieties of chili and soups donated by chili lovers and local celebrity chefs, and enjoy a fun-filled afternoon. All proceeds benefit the Kansas Food Bank. Every $1 donated allows KFB to provide up to $10 worth of food to Kansans.
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Tue
Apr 19 2022
6pm -
7pm
Writing Now Reading Now

Arianna Reines

5:30 P.M. Reception | 6:00 P.M. Poetry Reading. An award-winning poet and playwright, Ariana Reines is one of the most dynamic and original voices in contemporary poetry, and she is WSU’s 2022 Distinguished Visiting Poet. Her books include The Cow, Coeur De Lion, and Mercury, the Obie-winning play Telephone, and, most recently, A Sand Book (2020), which won the Kingsley Tufts Prize and was longlisted for the National Book Award. Reines has created performances and art projects for the Whitney Museum, Works & Process at the Guggenheim, Stuart Shave / Modern Art, and many others, and has taught poetry at institutions including Columbia, Yale, NYU, and UC Berkeley. In March 2020 she created Invisible College, an anti-institutional project for poetry and the arts. Find her @arianareines (social media) and arianareines.net. Writing Now/Reading Now is cosponsored by the WSU Department of English, Fairmount College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Watermark Books & Café, and the Ulrich Museum of Art.
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Wed
Apr 20 2022
10:30am -
11:30am
Senior Wednesday

Sculpture Walk

10:00 A.M. Refreshments 10:30 A.M. Program. Join the Ulrich docents for a jaunt through the Martin H. Bush Outdoor Sculpture Collection and learn about our campus favorites and newest additions.
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Thu
Apr 21 2022
5:30pm -
7:30pm
Salon Circle

Rina Banerjee | Future Shock: Making Cultures Visible

5:30 P.M. Reception | 6:15 P.M. Program. Rina Banerjee lives and works in New York City. She was born in Kolkata, India, and lived briefly in Manchester and London before moving to Queens, New York. Although Banerjee has resided in the United States for 50 years, she still draws on the perception that she is foreign and “other.” Inspired by her multinational background and personal history as an immigrant, Banerjee’s work focuses on ethnicity, race, migration and American diasporic histories. The artist’s sculptures feature a wide range of globally sourced materials, textiles, colonial/historical, and domestic objects while her drawings are inspired by Indian miniatures, Chinese silk paintings, and Aztec drawings. In 2018, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the San José Museum of Art co-organized the artist’s first solo retrospective, Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World, featuring 60 sculptures, paintings, and videos. Her works are included in many private and public collections such as the Foundation Louis Vuitton, Whitney Museum of American Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Centre Pompidou. Banerjee asks “can we imagine ourselves connected to the world around us, with us, and in us, and in a diverse American culture. How does art generate awareness for an open dialogue with identity cultures?” She will share her experiences exhibiting internationally, spanning 14 biennials worldwide, including the 57th Venice Biennial, XIII International Cairo Biennial, Yokohama Triennale, and Kochi Biennial. Click here to learn more about Salon Circle.
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Tue
Apr 26 2022
6pm -
7pm
Voices from the Vault

Jos Sances | "Printing on the Edge of the World"

5:30 P.M. Reception | 6:00 P.M. Program. Printing on the Edge of the World. Narrative artist Jos Sances leads a discussion of the contradictions of making politically engaged art in a privileged society obsessed with consumption. He will share the excitement of printmaking, the joys of survival within community, and the practice of examining, accepting and creating while facing a challenged future. The “Voices from the Vault: The 1990s” series is made possible by funding from Humanities Kansas, a nonprofit cultural organization that connects communities with history, traditions, and ideas to strengthen civic life.
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Sat
Apr 30 2022
1pm -
3pm
Community | Event | Family Fun Day

Family Fun Day

Bring the family for an afternoon of hands-on art making, stories, and fun discoveries inspired by the world class 82-piece Martin H. Bush Outdoor Sculpture Collection.
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Sun
May 1 2022
2:30pm -
3:30pm
Writing Now Reading Now

MFA Graduate Reading

2:00 P.M. Reception 2:30 P.M. Reading. Please join us to celebrate our 2022 WSU MFA Graduates in Creative Writing. Stephen Woodgeard, Robert Burke, Janet Federico, Reid Kurkerewicz, and Merrick Preti will read from their fiction, and Robert Yates and Luke Ulatowski will read from their poetry. Writing Now/Reading Now is cosponsored by the WSU Department of English, Fairmount College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Watermark Books & Café, and the Ulrich Museum of Art. Writing Now/Reading Now is cosponsored by the WSU Department of English, Fairmount College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Watermark Books & Café, and the Ulrich Museum of Art.
Thu
May 19 2022
5pm -
8pm
Community | Event | Exhibition Opening

Summer Exhibition Opening Celebration

Join us for an exploration of our newest exhibition on display this summer. 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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Tue
Jun 21 2022
7pm -
9pm
Community | Event

Sculpture Glow

An after-hours exploration of the Martin H. Bush Outdoor Sculpture Collection as the glow of the evening light settles and the fireflies of summer twinkle. A community and family event celebrating the summer solstice with interactive stations connecting our sculptures and our history.
Galleries are closed through Jan. 27, 2022
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