Art Review

Larry Schwarm

KMUW art reviewer Lindsey Herkommer-DeVries looks at a new outdoor display.

Ulrich Museum of Art

History is complicated. For the exhibition Postdate: Photography and Inherited History in India at the Ulrich Museum, nine contemporary South Asian artists examine their colonial history through the medium of photography.

Every museum has a distinct personality.

Exhibit Has Something for Every Eye and Interest

Aug 19, 2015

Since commentator Lindsey Herkommer-DeVries works at the WSU School of Art, Design, and Creative Industries, guest arts commentator Bill North, the Executive Director of the Salina Arts Center, reviewed the 20th faculty biennial exhibition at the WSU school.

Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

Nadya Faulx

I attended Sedgwick County’s budget proposal meeting on Monday, and it was sobering. Chief Financial Officer Chris Chronis laid out the proposed budget, and it’s clear the county is focused on debt reduction and funding what they call “core” functions, like roads and bridges. They are not interested in taking loans, or bonding, or increasing revenues.

The Wichita Art Museum currently has an exhibition of five local artists called Art’s Pure Voice: Abstraction in Wichita. The title is lifted from artist and educator Hans Hofmann.

I am wary of the word “pure” in the title. “Purity” for Hofmann, and art critic Clement Greenberg, was a specific notion in Modernist thought that promoted specific criteria for art. Artists then eventually turned purity into plurality, which marked the transition from Modernism to Postmodernism. The five artists included in the show are Postmodern artists.

Jose Alvarado / Ulrich Museum of Art


When was the last time you saw an art show? I mean really saw. 

courtesy of the artist


The Wichita Art Museum recently opened three spotlight exhibitions: Liza Lou Gather (one million), Stuart Allen: Kansas, Low Resolution and Shawn Decker: Prairie. I expected these shows were going to be housed in three separate galleries, but all are installed in the museum’s large second floor gallery.

Harvester Arts

I have lived in Wichita for nearly five years and never been to Riverfest. I’ve never really wanted to go - until this year. And there is a major reason why.