Raymer, Lester, "Alone"

Upcoming Events

“Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare – the truth thou hast, that all may share.  Be bold, proclaim it everywhere.  They only live who dare.”    

Voltaire

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.

WU-mester 2019 : Sticks and Stones

Date : Thu, April 04, 2019

Sticks and Stones: The Power of Words, What Can Be Said, What Should be Said and What is Really Prohibited - with Professor Jeffrey Jackson, Marc Fried, and Laura Bond from ACLU Kansas.
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Opening Reception

Date : Fri, April 05, 2019

Join us for the opening reception of the 2019 Washburn Student Art Exhibition. Opening remarks will begin at 6:00 pm.  The exhibition is a juried show that is an opportunity for the public to experience the remarkable creativity, skill and intellect of Washburn art students.
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Exhibition Discussion - Chinese Apartment Art: In Search of Creative Autonomy

Date : Wed, April 10, 2019

In correlation with Mulvane exhibition Unpacking Chinese Apartment Art, Professor Madeline Eschenburg will present her research on a unique urban art movement in China during the 1980's and 90's. In the last three decades of the twentieth century, the creation and exhibition of contemporary art was limited or even outlawed by the Chinese central government. Lacking institutional support and vulnerable to police raids, Chinese avant-garde artists sought alternative spaces and media to share their work with a small yet burgeoning contemporary art world. Unpacking Chinese Apartment Art explores the creative strategies of seven artists working within this context, despite political and economic barriers. The exhibition features a video of interviews and archival photographs documenting the artistic practices of individuals who participated in this urban art movement.
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WIFI Film Festival: Film Showing

Date : Thu, April 11, 2019

WIFI is dedicated to promoting and celebrating film production, stories from the Midwest and education at Washburn University.  WIFI serves the Topeka community and the state of Kansas.  The WIFI film festival is linked to Washburn's WU-mester which is Freedom of Speech and Expression.
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WIFI Film Festival: Film Showing

Date : Thu, April 11, 2019

A replaying of the film from 9AM on this day. WIFI is dedicated to promoting and celebrating film production, stories from the Midwest and education at Washburn University.  WIFI serves the Topeka community and the state of Kansas.  The WIFI film festival is linked to Washburn's WU-mester which is Freedom of Speech and Expression.
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WIFI Film Festival: Film Showing 2

Date : Fri, April 12, 2019

WIFI is dedicated to promoting and celebrating film production, stories from the Midwest and education at Washburn University.  WIFI serves the Topeka community and the state of Kansas.  The WIFI film festival is linked to Washburn's WU-mester which is Freedom of Speech and Expression.
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WIFI Film Festival: Film Showing 3

Date : Sat, April 13, 2019

WIFI is dedicated to promoting and celebrating film production, stories from the Midwest and education at Washburn University.  WIFI serves the Topeka community and the state of Kansas.  The WIFI film festival is linked to Washburn's WU-mester which is Freedom of Speech and Expression.
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WU-mester 2019 : Music as Expression

Date : Wed, April 17, 2019

Join Professor Lara Brook (Music) and Professor Craig Treinen (Music) as they discuss music as a form of expression.
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ArtLab Family Day: Every Day is Earth Day

Date : Sat, April 27, 2019

The Grassland Heritage Foundation and Tonantzin Society will guide our way to preserving our natural plants and wildlife for future generations. Free activities include creating prairie-inspired artwork. A native plant sale will be available through the Grassland Heritage Foundation.
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WU-mester 2019 : The Misuse of Science

Date : Mon, April 29, 2019

The Misuse of Science in Promoting Pseudoscientific Claims, with Professor Brian Thomas (Physics), Professor Laura Murphy (Anthropology), and Professor Erin Grant (Criminal Justice)
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Gallery Talk: Unanimous

Date : Tue, May 14, 2019

The Mulvane Art Museum in cooperation with the Brown v. Board Summer Legacy Trust will host a gallery talk concerning three works of art from the permanent collection that engage viewers with notions of freedom of expression and civil liberty. Assistant Director, Dr. Brett Beatty, will give the talk titled Unanimous in honor of the 65th anniversary of the Brown V. Board of Education decision that profoundly impacted our ideas of freedom and civil rights in the United States.
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Mulvane Art Fair

Date : Sat, June 01, 2019

The Mulvane Art Fair is a juried art fair that features 80+ artists using a variety of media from across the state, region and country. We are proud to announce that last year's art fair featured artists from 14 different states – Colorado, Missouri, New Mexico, Nebraska, Alabama, Texas, Oklahoma, California, Kansas, Minnesota, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Iowa, and North Carolina. The event also features live music, beer garden, and exciting food options. Proceeds from the Mulvane Art Fair support the programs and mission of the Mulvane Art Museum.
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