Rosa Parks, black and white photo by brian lankerMAM permanent collection
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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. An opening reception will be held in the 2nd floor galleries from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on February 14th, 2020.


Museum 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


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:

The Mulvane Art Museum is seeking volunteer docents for the upcoming exhibition I Dream a World:  Portraits of Black Women Who Changed America.  We anticipate great interest in the show by members of the community.  Docents will serve as tour guides during the run of the exhibition from Feb. 14 to June 13, 2020. Volunteers are expected to attend and successfully complete a training program.  If you are interested in helping out and being a part of this memorable exhibition, please complete the docent application and return it to the museum office or by email to

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