Shimomura, Roger "Yellow No Same #11", lithograph, detail, 1992, Mulvane Art Museum permanent collection


“This will be a show that challenges you. This is part of what art is meant to do.”

Maxwell L. Anderson

Roger Shimomura, "Yellow No Same #11", lithograph, detail, 1992, Mulvane Art Museum permanent collection


If education is the heart of the Mulvane Art Museum, exhibitions are its life-blood.  They challenge, inspire, open minds, ignite ideas, and speak to us about the human endeavor.  Every artist and every exhibition has a voice.  All we need do is make an effort to listen.

Photo from Rita Blitt exhibit

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.

Jason Hanna, self portrait as David and Goliath

2019 Washburn Student Art Exhibition

Date: Fri 04/05/19 10:00AM - Sat 05/11/19 4:00PM
Location: 2nd Level : Joanne E. Harrison Gallery & Maxine J. Anton North Gallery

The 2019 Washburn University Student Art Exhibition is a juried show that is an opportunity for the public to experience the remarkable creativity, skill and intellect of Washburn art students. Please join us for the Opening Reception on April 5th, from 5 to 7 pm. Opening remarks will begin at 6pm. The image shown to the left: Jason Hanna (Washburn Art...
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Unpacking Chinese Apartment Art installation

Unpacking Chinese Apartment Art

Date: Fri 04/05/19 8:00AM - Sat 05/18/19 4:00PM
Location: Entrance Level : Adeline Peers Galleries

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 wo...
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