Welcome to Wichita State University's Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art.
The Ulrich Museum of Art’s approach to teaching draws on museum and education-based research, which shows that children and young adults learn best in a museum context when they are encouraged to develop their own ideas, experience art through multiple senses, and actively participate in a group setting. Our teaching docents are trained to facilitate and support students in their quest to thoughtfully analyze artworks and interpret their meaning. While our teaching docents are trained on the content of each exhibition, inquiry-based discussion—rather than a lecturing approach—are at the heart of our teaching philosophy.
How to Schedule a Guided Tour
Reservations for in-gallery or Outdoor Sculpture Collection tours should be submitted at least one month prior to your planned visit. We recommend planning your visit well in advance to assure availability.
Submit our online Tour Request Form here and one of our staff will contact you to confirm available days and times for your tour within 7 business days. You may also contact Jana Erwin, Head of Education.
The Dushyant and Saroj Arab Bus Reimbursement Program
The Ulrich Museum will provide bus reimbursement for K-12 school groups who participate in the Ulrich Tour Program, up to $300 per group visit. We are grateful to Saroj Arab, WSU alum and retired USD 259 teacher, for her generous gift to assure this program continues to provide meaningful experiences with the art of our time for students and educators.
It’s a wonderful program. Students need to experience art and an art museum, and they get to visit the Wichita State campus. I know they enjoy it a lot and I know the teachers are grateful for it, too. – Saroj Arab