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.

Brave New World

Novel Art - Narrative Paintings by Michael Young and Ian Young

Date: Fri 05/24/19 8:00AM - Sat 09/28/19 4:00PM
Location: Entrance Level : Adeline Peers Galleries

This exhibition features twenty-two paintings from the private collection of Kansas City collector Fred Whitehead. Michael Young and Ian Young, father and son, each created paintings based on famous literary works 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, respectively.
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Rita Blitt, Mixed Media, MAM permanent Collection

Expressions of Freedom: Selected Works by Rita Blitt

Date: Tue 04/30/19 10:00AM - Fri 08/02/19 5:00PM
Location: Rita Blitt Gallery

Expressions of Freedom is an exhibition of drawings, collages, paintings, and mixed media works expressing the beauty of line and form. The art will be on exhibit through August 2nd, 2019 in the Rita Blitt Gallery. The exhibition is curated from the Mulvane Art Museum's Rita Blitt Legacy Collection and presented in conjunction with Washburn Universit...
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David Johnson, Catskill Mountains, 1848, oil on panel, MAM permanent collection

Endangered Art: A Reprise

Date: Fri 07/05/19 10:00AM - Mon 09/30/19 5:00PM
Location: 2nd Level South Gallery

Featuring ten paintings from the Mulvane Art Museum’s permanent collection, this exhibition identifies new works from the Museum’s permanent collection which are in need of conservation, and demonstrates the dramatic transformation of our recently conserved Endangered Art paintings to date. Incorporating behind the scenes documentation of the ...
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Unpacking Chinese Apartment Art installation

Unpacking Chinese Apartment Art

Date: Fri 04/05/19 8:00AM - Sat 08/10/19 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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