Ulrich Museum of Art

Arts
11:54 am
Wed October 15, 2014

How Do We Look At Art When We Look At Art?

Lindsey looks at Fall Triptych by Ernest Tino Trova.
Credit Jose Alvarado / Ulrich Museum of Art

    

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

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5:00 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Exhibition Celebrates 60 Years Of Bruce Conner's Print Works

Bruce Conner, Bombhead, 2002. Pigmented inkjet print on paper, 32 x 25 in.
Credit Courtesy Magnolia Editions, Oakland, CA. © 2014 Conner Family Trust, San Francisco / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

The Ulrich Museum’s fall exhibition Bruce Conner: Somebody Else’s Prints is a retrospective that celebrates 60 years of Bruce Conner’s print works. Conner grew up in Wichita and attended University of Wichita. He settled in San Francisco by 1957, and soon became a key visual artist of the Beat generation.

Conner was an experimental, poetic and subversive artist who made video art as early as 1958. In this exhibit, his subversion of printmaking traditions – like signing his work with a thumbprint - along with obsessive mark-making--characterize his early years.

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6:16 am
Wed July 23, 2014

A Dazzling Spectrum of Floating Color

Courtesy Ulrich Museum of Art

Working on the installation Sen by artist Lisa Solomon was an all-hands-on-deck affair at the Ulrich Underground. I was one of many on the team and its completion was nothing short of a Herculean effort.

The title, Sen, is the Japanese word for ‘one thousand’. Most literally, this title describes the 1,000 hand-made doilies pinned to the wall. These doilies were made by participants from around the world.

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5:00 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Celebrating An Art Lover

Ruth and Scott Martin at the opening reception for Fill It To the Brim, June 5, 2014.
Ulrich Museum of Art

This month the Ulrich Underground honors a beloved member of our community, Ruth Ann Martin, in the exhibition, Fill It to the Brim.

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5:00 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Experiencing 'The Bridge Club'

Credit Cary Conover courtesy of the Ulrich Museum of Art

There has been a lot of performance art in Wichita lately: ProjectvRunaway for WSU Shift Space, George Ferrandi with Harvester Arts, and The Bridge Club brought in by the Ulrich Museum.

For those who may not "get" performance art, you are far from alone. But let me offer this brief explanation: Performance artists craft experiences, instead of paintings or sculptures. It is ephemeral, and while there may be photographic documentation, viewing images and experiencing the performance are two separate things.

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10:45 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Indie Film Guide: Bar Crawls, Film Education and Kids In Prison

Each week, Fletcher Powell finds the independent and non-commercial films showing in Wichita and the surrounding areas and brings them to you in this handy guide.

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5:00 am
Wed February 5, 2014

'Juvenile' A Powerful Look At Forgotten Children

Richard Ross, Southwest Idaho Juvenile Detention Center, Caldwell, Idaho, 2, 2010. Digital inkjet print, 38 x 24 in. Courtesy of the artist

The Ulrich Museum’s exhibition Juvenile in Justice presents the award–winning work of photographer Richard Ross.

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5:00 am
Wed January 8, 2014

Art: Looking Forward To 2014

Frederick J. Waugh, Original Illustration for The Clan of Munes: The Wizard dressed in his Indian finery, from the series [The Clan of] Munes: Original Drawings, 1916. Watercolor and pencil on paperboard, 18 1/2 x 25 1/2 in.
Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita. Gift of Edwin A. Ulrich

It’s the New Year, and with it comes the excitement of change and things to come. Galleries are preparing for their newest shows, but for 2014 the Ulrich Museum is taking the bull by the horns with four new exhibitions opening in January.

In the upstairs Polk/Wilson Gallery, the sublime photographs by Richard Ross take an unblinking look at the conditions and treatment of American juveniles currently held in detention centers for the show Juvenile In Justice.

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5:00 am
Wed October 30, 2013

What Can Contemporary Art Tell Us About Our Environment?

Top:Charles Lee, 'Dissipative System', 2010. Diamond ink jet print, 27 x 30 in. Bottom: Andrea Ackerman, 'Rose Breathing', 2003. 3D Computer animation, stereo sound, projector, 34-second continuous loop, dimensions variable. San Jose Museum of Art, Museum purchase with funds contributed by the Museum’s Collection Committee.
Credit Courtesy of Wichita Art Musuem, Bios Design Collective and the Art Works for Change traveling exhibition

On November 8th and 9th, the Ulrich Museum and the Wichita Art Museum team up for a joint symposium called Nature’s Impact, Art’s Force. While the title is a little awkward, the collective symposium appears intriguing, as it will tackle issues of nature, ecology and technology through the lens of contemporary art.

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5:00 am
Wed October 2, 2013

WAM Exhibition Is A Vibrant Debut For New Ulrich Curator

Andrea Ackerman, 'Rose Breathing', 2003. 3D Computer animation, stereo sound, projector, 34-second continuous loop, dimensions variable. San Jose Museum of Art, Museum purchase with funds contributed by the Museum’s Collection Committee. Courtesy Wichita Art Museum.

This month, the Wichita Art Museum opened “Vital Signs: New Media Art from the San Jose Museum of Art.”

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