Roger Shimomura, "Yellow No Same #11", lithograph, detail, 1992, Mulvane Art Museum permanent collection

 

If education is the heart of the Mulvane Art Museum, exhibitions are its life-blood.  They challenge, inspire, open minds, ignite ideas, and speak to us about the human endeavor.  Every artist and every exhibition has a voice.  All we need do is make an effort to listen.

Steven Spencer, untitled, photograph

Gradient | 4 Photographers

Date: Thu 10/24/19 10:00AM - Sat 01/25/20 4:00PM
Location: Main Level

Artists Greg Booker, Michael Dickey, Steven Spencer, and Gwen Walstrand bear witness to time's 'relentless melt' and the ways in which the photograph can enlarge our world. They explore the cultural and social landscape, contributing to a dialogue that is shaped by the visual code of the photograph. Image: S. Spencer, untitled, detail.
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Rita Blitt Acryllic

To Kiss the Sun

Date: Fri 08/09/19 10:00AM - Sat 02/08/20 4:00PM
Location: Rita Blitt Gallery

This exhibition is curated from the Rita Blitt Legacy Collection by Stevie Haley Delgado, Irwin Blitt Student Fellow 2018-19. The project is an examination of Rita Blitt’s interest in incorporating natural and atmospheric elements into her work; in particular, the reflection of light. Her abstract paintings render nature with literal force.
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David Johnson, Catskill Mountains, 1848, oil on panel, MAM permanent collection

Endangered Art: A Reprise

Date: Fri 07/05/19 10:00AM - Sat 01/11/20 5:00PM
Location: 2nd Level South Gallery

Endangered Art: A Reprise features artworks not included in the premiere exhibition (Endangered Art 2018), that require conservation. Further, the exhibition demonstrates the dramatic transformation of our recently conserved paintings, incorporating behind the scenes documentation of the conservation process, and presenting new research.
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black and white digital photography abstract

Reclamation

Date: Fri 12/13/19 10:00AM - Sat 02/29/20 5:00PM
Location: Conference Room

Inspired by recent visiting ecological artists Armando Bogarin and Brandi Lee Cooper, students in Contemporary Art Practices class have installed an exhibition in the Mulvane Conference Room Gallery that explores the local watershed, environmental integrity, sense of place and the beauty of nature. Image: Pictures of Shunga, S. Reich, digital photography.
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photographic image Aeronautic art thousands of feet in the air

Aeronautic Visual Art Program

Date: Fri 01/31/20 10:00AM - Sat 03/14/20 5:00PM
Location: Main Level: North Gallery

The Aeronautic Visual Art Program presents an interdisciplinary exploration of landscape. AVAP exists as an independent agency that generates original artwork and collects geographical data, situating the role of the artist as a researcher within academic institutions. Image: Aeronautic Art by Benjamin Wills.
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oil painting by George Soppelsa depicts a surreal beach scene

Referential

Date: Fri 02/07/20 10:00AM - Sat 03/21/20 5:00PM
Location: Main Level: South Gallery

Artists have favorite artists. They have mentors and artistic influences. Sometimes, as viewers we notice evidence of these factors on a canvas. Referential is an exhibition built from paintings in the Mulvane Art Museum’s permanent collection that showcase this phenomena. Image: Soppelsa, George, "First Stage", oil on canvas, 1983.
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julia pershall, self portrait with horse skull, oil on canvas

2020 Washburn Art Students' Exhibition

Date: Fri 04/03/20 10:00AM - Sat 05/09/20 4:00PM
Location: Main Level: North and South Galleries

A juried exhibition that is an opportunity for the public to experience the remarkable creativity, skill and intellect of Washburn art students. Please join us for the Opening Reception on April 17th, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Opening remarks will begin at 6pm. Image: Julia Pershall, Self Portrait with Horse Skull, detail, oil on canvas, 2018.
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