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.

black and white digital photography abstract


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


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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Rosa Parks, black and white photo by brian lankerMAM permanent collection

I Dream A World: Portraits of Black Women Who Changed America

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 photographs by Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Brian Lanker accompanied by compelling interviews conducted by Lanker when the photos were taken. The project is a profound look at some of the most historically and socially influential women of the 20th century. Image: Rosa Parks, photograph, 1987.
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