Ulrich Museum of Art

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.

'Juvenile' A Powerful Look At Forgotten Children

Feb 5, 2014

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

Art: Looking Forward To 2014

Jan 8, 2014
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.

What Can Contemporary Art Tell Us About Our Environment?

Oct 30, 2013
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.

WAM Exhibition Is A Vibrant Debut For New Ulrich Curator

Oct 2, 2013

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

Art Review: Nature's Toolbox

Sep 4, 2013

Over the Labor Day weekend, the Ulrich Museum opened their new fall exhibition: Nature’s Toolbox: Biodiversity, Art and Invention. The exhibition aims to raise awareness of the human impact on the environment.

Nicollette Engels / KMUW

The 26-year-old agave plant on Wichita State’s campus that we reported on previously  is now in mid-bloom.

Campus floral supervisor Kari Ossman has kept a close eye on the plant and considers the plant’s blooming a real education.

“The next phase will be to watch it bloom, to measure it, and to kind of watch it after it blooms to see if the plant really does die,” she said.

Century plants typically die after blooming, and Ossman looks forward to seeing the process.

Art: Louise Nevelson

Jul 24, 2013

Louise Nevelson was a key American sculptor in the mid-20th century. Her Modernist artwork changed the world of sculpture – much like what Jackson Pollock did for painting.

Nicollette Engels / KMUW

WSU’s Martin H. Bush Outdoor Sculpture Collection, which currently consists of 76 pieces, is one of the largest outdoor university sculpture collections in the United States.

In 2006, the collection landed a spot in Public Art Review magazine’s compiled list of the top 10 campus outdoor art collections nationwide. The list is based on the quantity and quality of the works.

So how did Wichita State University end up with such an impressive outdoor sculpture collection?

Art: Ulrich Faculty Biennial

May 1, 2013
Ulrich Museum of Art

Over the weekend, the Ulrich Museum of Art opened their 19th Faculty Biennial.

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