Rosa Parks, black and white photo by brian lankerMAM permanent collection
Category : MulvaneExhibits
Date: Fri 02/14/20 10:00AM - Sat 06/13/20 5:00PM
Location: 2nd Level North and South Gallery This exhibition includes a collection of 75 black and white photographs by Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Brian Lanker accompanied by compelling interviews conducted by Lanker when the photos were taken. Lanker earned the Pulitzer Prize for his seminal work on child birth which he conducted while working at the Topeka Capital-Journal.  I Dream a World: Portraits of Black Women Who Changed America is a profound look at some of the most historically and socially influential women of the 20th century. The project includes Maya Angelou, Rosa Parks, Althea Gibson, Lena Horne, Ruby Dee, Coretta Scott King, Oprah Winfrey and Septima Poinsette Clark to name a few. The Mulvane Art Museum has acquired this collection, with the help of many benefactors, and will unveil the achievements of Lanker and in so doing acknowledge the potent words and deeds of his subjects. (Photo by Brian Lanker, Rosa Parks, 1987, Mulvane Art Museum permanent collection)
'I Dream a World' exhibit logo on black background color

Extended Gallery Hours

Gallery hours will be adjusted for the length of this exhibition.
Tues/Thurs: 10 am - 7 pm
Wed/Sat/Fri: 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm
Closed Monday

Clark, Septima Poinsette

Docent Guided Tours

Docent guided tours for groups of 8 to 20 people can be scheduled by calling 785-670-1124 or by going to Mulvane Tours

Calling for Volunteer Docents:

Docents serve as tour guides and are expected to attend and successfully complete a training program.  If you are interested in being a docent, please complete the docent application and return it to the museum office or by email to (Photo by Brian Lanker, Septima Poinsette Clark, Mulvane Art Museum permanent collection)

I Dream A World

Video: This promotional video was produced by the Washburn Alumni Association and Foundation and gives a glimpse of events related to the opening of I Dream A World at the Mulvane Art Museum in February of 2020. (Photo by Brian Lanker, Elizabeth Cotton, Mulvane Art Museum permanent collection)

Below: Photograph (detail) by Brian Lanker, Ruby Dee, 1986, Mulvane Art Museum permanent collection
Lanker, Ruby Dee 1986, detail
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