Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

There's no shortage of artistic endeavors on tap in the Mulvane events calendar. You'll find stuff for kids, families and adults...all with an artistic bent. Keep checking back for updates - planning for the next big thing is always underway!

Movies at the Mulvane: Iris
October 6, 6 - 7:30 pm
The Oscar award-winning film tells the story of the novelist Iris Murdoch's slide into Alzheimer's disease.  Discussion after the film with Cindy Miller, Dementia Care Specialist, Topeka Alzheimer's Association. Held in conjunction with the exhibition, Perspectives on Aging.

Brown Bag Lunch & Gallery Talk
October 13, 12:00 Noon
A discussion of the exhibition, Tom Parker: Calamities and the History of Science.

ArtLab Family Day - Day of the Dead
October 24, 1-4 pm
Mulvane Art Museum will be honoring Day of the Dead with an ArtLab Family Day a little early this year. Not to be confused with Halloween, Día de los Muertos (November 1 & 2) is a time for people to remember friends and family members who have died. The goal is to pay respect to late loved ones, honor their lives, and acknowledge the fragility of life. Join us in ArtLab to create a variety of artworks and hand-crafts that you can use for Day of the Dead decorations.

Art of Remembrance – Creating Your Own Memory Box
October 31, 1-4pm
Kathy Tarr, Florida artist, will guide you in creating a “Nicho”. Using vintage items, distressed methods along with found and recycles objects, you will create your own memory box.  Bring your own photographs and mementos and we will provide everything else. FREE but registration required by phone, 785-670-2420. This class is limited to 10 people so register soon!

Albert Bloch: Themes and Variations, a lecture by Dr. David Cateforis
November 10, 6-7 pm
During his career, Albert Bloch repeatedly depicted a relatively small number of biblical subjects that seemed particularly meaningful to him. Dr. Cateforis will discuss Bloch’s changing interpretations of these subjects. Dr. Cateforis is a professor of art history at the University of Kansas. He has written several articles on Albert Bloch and is the curator of “Albert Bloch: Themes and Variations” at the Lawrence Art Center.

Faculty Roundtable 
November 19, 4-5 pm
Members of the Washburn University Art Department Faculty will discuss their work in the Faculty Exhibition. Guests are encouraged to participate in the discussion, which will be led by Dr. Kelly Watt, professor of art history.

Albert Bloch’s “The Garden of Asses,” a poetry reading by Eric McHenry and Jeffrey Weinberg
December 1, 6-7 pm
Not only a painter, Albert Bloch also wrote poetry that often reflected the themes of his art. His epic poem, “Garden of Asses,” tells the story of Jesus’ life from this own point of view. Selections of the poem will be read by Eric McHenry and Jeffrey Weinberg. McHenry is a poet, an assistant professor of English at Washburn University and the current Poet Laureate of Kansas. University of Kansas’ Jeffrey Weinberg is a painter with a longstanding interest in the art and poetry of Albert Bloch.

Albert Bloch: Scenes from the Life of Christ, a gallery talk by Dr. Reinhild Janzen
January 20, 2016, 4-5 pm
Guest Curator of the Bloch exhibition, Dr. Janzen will give a tour of the show. Dr. Janzen is a professor emerita of art history at Washburn University and has previously written on Bloch and other topics.


Perspectives on Aging


Industrial Sublime