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Book cover Gilead: A Novel
Tue
Aug 11 2020
6pm -
7pm
Book Discussion | Ulrich Virtual

'Gilead: A Novel'

Delve into a discussion with Beth Golay, host of KMUW’s podcast Marginalia, on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Marilynne Robinson. Visit our program partner, Watermark Books, for your copy today. Registration is required.
Artist Ann Resnick
Tue
Aug 18 2020
6pm -
7pm
Ulrich Virtual

In the Studio with Ann Resnick

Join us in conversation with Wichita artist Ann Resnick from her studio as we explore Resnick’s past and current projects. The billboard with Resnick’s work goes on view in August at 2518 E. Douglas. Registration is required.
Jedd Beaudoin
Wed
Aug 19 2020
10:30am -
11:30am
Senior Wednesday

Jedd Beaudoin: Signs and Sounds

How does one tell the story of an artist and an image with music? Jedd Beaudoin discusses curating the playlists for the Ulrich + Artists + You Community Billboard Project, and how these songs and sounds share commonalities with the selected images. Registration is required.
Book cover Running with Sherman
Tue
Sep 8 2020
6pm -
7pm
Book Discussion | Ulrich Virtual

'Running with Sherman'

Running with Sherman: The Donkey with the Heart of a Hero by Christopher McDougall. Delve into a discussion with Beth Golay, host of KMUW’s podcast Marginalia, on this heartwarming story by McDougall, the author of Born to Run. Visit our program partner, Watermark Books, for your copy today. Registration is required.
Artist Gajin Fujita
Tue
Sep 15 2020
6pm -
7pm
Artist Talk | Ulrich Virtual

Gajin Fujita

Los Angeles-based artist Gajin Fujita’s large-scale paintings merge graffiti, from his beginnings with K2S crew in his home of Boyle Heights, with traditional Japanese mythical figures, ukiyo-e woodcuts, and pop culture imagery. Registration is required.
A woman sitting in a garden
Wed
Sep 16 2020
10:30am -
11:30am
Senior Wednesday

Registrar Jo Cox

Meet the Ulrich’s new Registrar, Jo Cox, for an examination of early abstraction that seeks to bring artist Hilma af Klint into that conversation. Registration is required.
Eugenie Tsai
Sun
Sep 20 2020
2pm -
3pm
Salon Circle

Eugenie Tsai

Eugenie Tsai is the John and Barbara Vogelstein Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum, New York, New York. In 2015, she curated Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, which was accompanied by a lavishly illustrated catalog on the artist’s career; in 2020, she also curated the installation titled Jacques-Louis David Meets Kehinde Wiley. Tsai will speak about Wiley, President Obama’s official portraitist, who is widely considered to be among the preeminent painters of our time, and will discuss his work as a kind of speculative fiction. In his monumental canvases, Wiley adopts the vocabulary of Old Master portraiture to depict contemporary Black men and women. The juxtapositions are always startling as pointed reminders that Black subjects were very rarely afforded such representations in the Western canon. In Wiley’s paintings, the clash of historical ideas about race, age, and representation comes into stark relief as viewers literally come face to face with these issues. Tsai will contextualize Wiley’s twenty years of creative output and discuss his work alongside that of other contemporary artists (Kara Walker and Yinka Shonibare, for example) who mine history and revisit the past in order to imagine a different future. This program is exclusively for Salon Circle members and we will be sending out registration information to them. If you are not a Salon Circle member or have not yet renewed your membership, please click here to learn more.
Artist Terry Evans
Tue
Sep 22 2020
6pm -
7pm
Artist Talk | Ulrich Virtual

Terry Evans

Chicago-based artist Terry Evans is known for her photographs of the people and landscapes of rural America and the Great Plains, particularly her native Kansas. The billboard with Evans’ work goes on view in August at 1101 N. West Street. Registration is required.
Eames Demetrios
Thu
Oct 1 2020
6pm -
7pm
Salon Circle

Eames Demetrios

Eames Demetrios,  Director of the Eames Office, Artist, and Filmmaker, lives in Los Angeles, California. He is known in the design world for his work as director of the Eames Office, spearheading the successful re-discovery of the Charles and Ray Eames design heritage by new generations. The mission of the Eames Office is communicating, preserving, and extending the work of Charles and Ray Eames. He is also well-known as an artist and filmmaker. His current large-scale project, Kcymaerxthaere, is “a global work of three-dimensional fiction” that overlays alternative stories onto the physical world. Demetrios, the project’s Geographer-at-Large, travels the world exploring stories of imaginary peoples, movements, even physical laws—and then memorializes these stories on bronze plaques in locations as diverse as the Australian Outback and the bottom of the ocean off the coast of Scotland. In artistic practice that stretches back to prehistory, Demetrios is marrying natural sites with epic mythologies to inspire empathy for the planet’s plight, not by pandering for sympathy, but by creating a “fear of god” effect, a reminder that we are blips in a cosmic expanse. This program is exclusively for Salon Circle members. Click here to learn more about Salon Circle.
Artist Jaune Quick-to-See Smith
Tue
Oct 6 2020
6pm -
7pm
Artist Talk | Ulrich Virtual

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith with Norman Akers

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Nation in Montana, conveys both humorous and poignant socio-political Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Nation in Montana, conveys both humorous and poignant socio-political commentary through her complex paintings and prints. Painter and printmaker Norman Akers is a member of the Osage Nation and Associate Professor of Visual Art at the University of Kansas. The billboard with Smith’s work goes on view in September at 703 N. West Street. Registration is required.
Cover of book A Girl is a Body of Water
Tue
Oct 13 2020
6pm -
7pm
Book Discussion | Ulrich Virtual

'A Girl is a Body of Water'

A Girl is a Body of Water by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi Delve into a discussion with Beth Golay, host of KMUW’s podcast Marginalia, on this powerful portrait of a young Ugandan girl and her family. Visit our program partner, Watermark Books, for your copy today. Registration is required.
Artist Larry Schwarm
Tue
Oct 20 2020
6pm -
7pm
Artist Talk | Ulrich Virtual

Larry Schwarm

Wichita artist Larry Schwarm will join us from his studio and home to talk about his past and current projects, including his photographs of controlled agricultural burning in the Flint Hills. The billboard with Schwarm’s work goes on view in September at 4355 S. K-15. Registration is required.
Dr. Stephanie Danker
Wed
Oct 21 2020
10:30am -
11:30am
Senior Wednesday

Dr. Stephanie Danker: Contemporary Curriculum Ideas Inspired by Gordon Parks

Stephanie Danker, Associate Professor of Art Education at Miami University (OH), will discuss how her university students focused on photographs by Gordon Parks from the Ulrich Collection to envision theme-based art activities and discussion questions for K-12 audiences. Further connections to contemporary artists who reference historical documentary photographs for activism will be made. Registration is required.
Zhang Huan
Tue
Oct 27 2020
6pm -
7pm
Artist Talk | Ulrich Virtual

Zhang Huan

Active in Beijing in the 1990s, New York City, and now Shanghai, Zhang Huan is one of the foremost figures of Chinese contemporary art. The billboard with Huan’s work goes on view in August at 5455 E. Central Avenue. Registration is required.
cover of book Last Night at the Lobster
Tue
Nov 10 2020
6pm -
7pm
Book Discussion | Ulrich Virtual

'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.
Artist Clive Smith
Thu
Nov 12 2020
6pm -
7pm
Salon Circle

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 in London. The Ulrich acquired his piece Miró Thrush in 2019. Smith is a painter whose work possesses a high degree of naturalism, which he has brought both to psychologically-incisive portraiture and, more recently, still-lives. In his two recent series, Transgenic Bouquets and Speculative Birds of America and Europe, he imagines and brings to life in vivid detail things that do not yet exist: plants that bear on a single stem flowers from wildly different species, or birds cross-bred with works of art. Miró Thrush belongs to the latter. Smith’s works are visual embodiments of speculative fiction that take contemporary realities—in this case, current biotechnologies—as a starting point and project their possibilities forward, asking in the process what humanity stands to gain and lose in such possible futures. This program is exclusively for Salon Circle members. Click here to learn more about Salon Circle.
John Edwin Mason
Tue
Nov 17 2020
6pm -
7pm
Ulrich Virtual

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 bond between Ali and Parks, who was thirty years older. Parks’ unwillingness to accept either the celebrity or the public disdain that surrounded the often controversial boxer was equally important. His words and images described a man, not a cliché. Historian and photographer John Edwin Mason teaches in the Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia. He has written extensively on South African social and cultural history and on the history of photography in South Africa and the United States. As a photographer, he has worked on a number of long-term documentary projects, including a book about Cape Town, South Africa's nearly two-centuries-old New Year’s’ Carnival. He is currently writing a book about Gordon Parks. Registration is required.
Two interns stand at a podium
Wed
Nov 18 2020
10:30am -
11:30am
Senior Wednesday

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.
Our galleries remain closed to the public. However, we are available at 316.978.3664 if you have any questions.
Ulrich Museum of Art
Monday-Saturday 11am-5pm | Closed Sundays, University & Major Holidays
@ulrich.wichita.edu | Free Admission | 316.978.3664 | 1845 Fairmount; Wichita, KS 67260-0046
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