"Art is not an elitist gift for a few select people. Art is for everyone." -Richard Attenborough

The mission of the Mulvane Art Museum at Washburn University is to provide members of our community a museum where they can learn to think independently and critically about art, especially as a vehicle for communicating human values and the diversity of personal creativity. The Mulvane is home to innovative art exhibitions, an annual art fair, an exceptional Art Lab, fun classes, and unique events that engage the Washburn and Topeka community. Our museum offers free admission to 5,000 square feet of exhibition space, 4 art classrooms, and 4,000 works of art.

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


Stainless steel sculpture in Mulvane Art Museum

Yu Yu Yang, Interdependence