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Programs

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Wed
Apr 21 2021
10:30am -
11:30am
Senior Wednesday

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 six objects come from the Yoruba culture of present-day Nigeria, which historically had a great influence on Black diasporic culture in the Americas and whose art is particularly well represented in the Holmes collection. Learn about the Yoruba objects included in Renée Stout: Ghosts, as well as other African objects in the Holmes Museum. Registration is required. Click here to register.
Sat
Apr 24 2021
1pm -
3pm
Community | Event

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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Tue
Apr 27 2021
6pm -
7pm
Ulrich Virtual

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 degree from Cornell University, and a Doctorate from Emory University. Her writings have been featured in anthologies, academic journals, and exhibition catalogues covering a range of topics including African American female filmmakers, Black popular culture, visual aesthetics, filmmaking, and photography. Registration is required. Click here to register.
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Sun
May 2 2021
2pm -
3pm
Writing Now Reading Now

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 Museum of Art. Registration is required. Click to register.
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Tue
May 4 2021
2:30pm -
3:30pm
Performance

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 for appropriate social distancing. Masks are required.
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Fri
May 14 2021
6pm -
7pm
Ulrich Virtual

ADCI Art History Awards

The third annual art history awards celebrate the outstanding achievements by art history students in several categories, including out-standing individual research project, performance in art history courses, and growth as an art historian. The art history awards also feature a special recognition for teaching excellence among studio graduate students. Registration is required for this virtual program at ulrich.wichita.edu/programs.The third annual art history awards celebrate the outstanding achievements by art history students in several categories, including out-standing individual research project, performance in art history courses, and growth as an art historian. The art history awards also feature a special recognition for teaching excellence among studio graduate students. Registration is required. Click here to register.
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Wed
May 19 2021
10:30am -
11:30am
Senior Wednesday

ADCI MFA Graduates

Please join us for artist talks presented by the 2020 MFA Graduates from the School of Art, Design and Creative Industries. Registration is required. Click here to register.
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Tue
Jun 1 2021
6pm -
7pm
Artist Talk | Ulrich Virtual

Vitaly Komar: The Dance of Dissent: Reflections on Art, Humor, and the Cold War

In the 1970s and 80s, Soviet émigré artists Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid found international acclaim for their biting commentary on the epoch-defining geopolitics of the Cold War. Taking their portfolio, A Ballet: The Life of Stalin, now in the Ulrich collection, as a starting point, Vitaly Komar will discuss how his experiences of living in both of the Cold War superpowers have shaped his artistic career. Registration is required. Click here to register.
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Tue
Jun 15 2021
6pm -
7pm
Artist Talk | Ulrich Virtual

Ayana V. Jackson

Ayana V. Jackson is a contemporary American photographer and filmmaker who mines 18th and 19th century Western art and photographs as a means to challenge racial and gender stereotypes ingrained in historical narratives. Jackson’s work examines how the Black body has been portrayed, what has been left out of the frame, and uses self-portraiture to consider the role these narratives play in constructing identities. Two new acquisitions of her work for the Museum’s collection are included in the Ulrich summer exhibition Art Is a Superpower! Jackson’s work is held in the collections of, among others, The Studio Museum in Harlem; Princeton University Art Museum; The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; Detroit Institute of Art; and National Museum of African Art Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Registration is required. Click here to register.
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Tue
Jun 22 2021
6pm -
7pm
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 a summer solstice with interactive stations connecting our sculptures and our history.
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Tue
Jul 6 2021
6pm -
7pm
Artist Talk | Ulrich Virtual

Jay Williams | John Baeder: A Road Well Taken

Jay Williams, curator and author of John Baeder’s A Road Well Taken, will speak on one of the most important hyperrealist painters of our era, John Baeder, who preserved America’s rapidly vanishing old diners in his celebrated prints, watercolors, and oil paintings, and inspired the diner craze of the late 70s through 90s. A selection of Baeder’s diner prints from the Ulrich collection are included in On Vacation!. Registration is required. Click here to register.
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