The purpose of the Mulvane Art Museum is as important as it is simple: to engage people of all ages in  the arts.

How? By offering:

  • A program of changing exhibitions, educational programs and outreach initiatives.
  • Free access to exhibitions of regional, national and international artists.
  • Art educational programs and resources for Topeka and eastern Kansas teachers, children and adults.
  • An opportunity for people of all ages to explore and create.

As a Department of Washburn University and supported by memberships, donations and grants, we rely on your support to provide free access to our exhibitions and to the ArtLab . If you believe, as we do, that art can transform communities and lives, learn how you can support the Mulvane Art Museum

The mission of the Mulvane Art Museum at Washburn University is to provide members of the Washburn community and Topeka residents and visitors a museum where they can learn to think independently and critically about art, appreciate art as a vehicle for communicating human values, and value the diversity of human creativity.

History of the Museum
Read about one of the oldest art museums west of the Mississippi River.
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By the Numbers
Here's a sneak peek at the Mulvane, by the numbers: 5,000 square feet (and then some) of exhibition space.
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Part of Washburn University, a public institution, the Mulvane Art Museum keeps ticking with the help of many generous partners.
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Meet the staff members who make sure the Mulvane is colorful, exciting, and ready for your visit!
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Board of Directors
A list of the Friends of the Mulvane Art Museum's Board of Directors
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Stainless steel sculpture in Mulvane Art Museum

Yu Yu Yang, Interdependence