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Current Exhibits

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Moving Stillness

Moving Stillness celebrates the life and prolific career of Kansas artist, Rita Blitt. It is the premiere exhibition of the Mulvane Art Museum’s new Rita Blitt Gallery and Sculpture Garden. The exhibition includes some of Blitt’s most pivotal works, such as Lunarblitt XVI (Yellow Ball), 1975, Finding Center, 1983, and Celebrating Dorianna, 1996.

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Peters/Waterman-Peters: Full Circle

Date: Fri 08/31/18 8:00AM - Sat 12/15/18 5:00PM

An exhibition of recent works by Topeka artists Barbara Waterman-Peters and Larry Peters. Both of the artists have come full circle as they discover and rediscover old themes in their respective mediums.  The paintings of Barbara Waterman-Peters and ceramic vessels of Larry Peters harness the power of their medium and reintroduces us to the mysteries and absurdities embedded in the narratives they have explored  throughout their artistic practices.

Patricia Sannit

Date: Fri 11/02/18 8:00AM - Tue 01/01/19 5:00PM
Location: 1st Floor South Gallery

An installation of ceramic sculptures by Patricia Sannit exploring a collective notion of time, human endurance,and the indexicality of human behavior. Sannit is a founding member of the Artist Advisory Committee of the Ceramic Research Center at ASU. She has been an artist in residence at the Archie Bray Foundation, Red Lodge Art Center and the Belger Crane Yard in Kansas City, MO.

This exhibition coincides with the 53rd Annual Kansas Artists Craftsmen Association Conference to be held at The NOTO Arts District in Topeka, Kansas -November 16-17, 2018. Patricia Sannit will be the key presenter at the conference.

Shifting Perspectives

Date: Wed 11/21/18 8:00AM - Wed 03/20/19 5:00PM
Location: 2nd Floor South Gallery

An exhibition of art and material culture from the Mulvane Art Museum’s permanent collection, ranging from the 17th century to the present. Objects on display include sword guards, woodblock prints, ceramics, and paintings, which individually and collectively relate experiences of communication, exchange, and appropriation between East Asia, Europe and America.

Shifting Perspectives is presented in concomitance with the University Of Kansas Kress Foundation Department of Art History and the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art’s Silk Road Through Kansas, a yearlong program series of exhibitions and public lectures examining the exchange of art and culture between Asia and Kansas.

Exhibition Proposals

If you have a proposal for an exhibition, submit an Exhibition Proposal Form. All proposals are reviewed by an exhibition committee.  It takes several months for the committee to meet, review the materials and make a recommendation.  Exhibitions are scheduled at least one year or more in advance. 

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1700 SW Jewell Avenue
Topeka, KS 66621

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