Lester Raymer, "Alone", oil on board, detail, ca. 1950, Mulvane Art Museum permanent collection


Events at the Mulvane Art Museum are about engagement.  In order to drive toward its potential our arts institution must be a place for voices to be heard.  A place for people to have fun.  A place for conversations, meetings, lectures and parties.  Events at the Mulvane Art Museum are the seeds that allow creative thoughts to sprout new life before our eyes; with intellectual growth and a sense of community soon to follow.

Birthday Party! Join Us to Celebrate the Mulvane's 95th Year

Date : Fri, September 27, 2019

Mark your calendar for the Mulvane Art Museum’s 95th Birthday Party! A celebration with fire dancers, music, wine, hors d'oeuvres and more. Join art appreciators, museum staff, Washburn University and the community of Topeka to celebrate 95 years of excellence at the Mulvane. This will be an indoor and outdoor event in the Rita Blitt Gallery & Sculpture Garden.
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Let's Talk Trash - ArtLab Family Day

Date : Sat, September 28, 2019

Create art with our visiting artist Armando Bogarín who comes to us from Paraguay through the state’s Kansas Paraguay Partnership program. His sculptural work serves to create a mythology about the protection of natural resources and the abuses that nature suffers. Help us keep recyclable materials out of the landfill. Use them to create your own mythological creatures to watch over nature and preserve Earth for future generations. This program is free and open to the public.
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Film Screening: "North Korea: Inside The Hermit Kingdom"

Date : Tue, October 01, 2019

The Mulvane Art Museum is pleased to host a screening of "North Korea: Inside The Hermit Kingdom," on October 1, 5:30 to 7:00 pm, in the Rita Blitt Gallery. Written and filmed by Bob Beatty, Professor and Chair, Political Science, Washburn University and directed by Lyall Ford, Media Production Specialist at Washburn University; "North Korea: Inside The Hermit Kingdom" features an inside look at the country from the perspective of an American.
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Film Screening: "The Interview"

Date : Thu, October 03, 2019

The Mulvane will show "The Interview" in coordination with the screening of the documentary "North Korea: Inside The Hermit Kingdom." In the satirical film Dave Skylark (James Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) are the team behind the popular tabloid-TV show "Skylark Tonight." After learning that North Korea's Kim Jong Un (Randall Park) is a huge fan of the show, they successfully set up an interview with him, hoping to legitimize themselves as actual journalists. However, as Dave and Aaron prepare for their journey to Pyongyang, the CIA steps in, recruits them, and assigns them an incredible mission: assassinate the dictator. This program is free and open to the public.
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