Past Exhibitions

2019 Exhibits

OtherSideSilence

The Other Side of Silence

Date: Mon 05/06/19 8:00AM - Sat 05/18/19 4:00PM
Location: Entrance Level : Adeline Peers Galleries

An exhibition of artworks and response labels created by Washburn University Students. Presented in conjunction with WU-Mester: Freedom of Speech/Freedom of Expression.
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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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2018 Exhibits

shifting perspectives artwork, acrylic on plexiglass

Shifting Perspectives

Date: Wed 11/21/18 10:00AM - Sat 04/06/19 5:00PM
Location: 2nd Floor South Gallery

Shifting Perspectives is 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, woodcut prints, ceramics, and paintings, which individually and collectively relate experiences of communication, exchange, and appropriation bet...
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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.

The land was broken, and home was the flat frontier

Date: Fri 09/07/18 8:00AM - Sat 11/03/18 5:00PM

An exhibition of prints and paintings from the Mulvane Art Museum's permanent collection depicting the landscape, settlement, and lives of people inhabiting the Southern plains, specifically Kansas. The land was broken is presented in conjunction with Washburn University's 2018 iREAD selection The Worst Hard Time written by Timothy Egan.

Painting for Peters/Waterman-Peters: Full Circle

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 ...

Conversations with the Mulvane Collection

Date: Tue 08/28/18 8:00AM - Sat 11/10/18 5:00PM

Mulvane Art Museum full-time staff have each selected two artworks from the permanent collection. The drawings, paintings, and sculpture are presented in conjunction with a brief text on the history, artist, context and curatorial response.

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Flatlander—Belonging to the Land

Date: Fri 07/27/18 8:00AM - Fri 03/08/19 5:00PM

Featuring prints and an installation by John Hitchcock, the exhibition explores the intersection between cultures through the land, language, and the visual symbols of the Great Plains-the epicenter for Plains tribal culture. Hitchcock draws from his experiences growing up on native land that sits adjacent to Fort Sills in Oklahoma. He utilizes drawing an...

David Quick ‎: An Artist's Journey

Date: Wed 05/23/18 10:00AM - Sat 08/11/18 4:00PM

An exhibition of David Quick’s paintings inspired by his interaction with art, the world, and his cats.
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Preserving Petroglyphs: Rock Art Casts from Ellsworth County, Kansas

Date: Wed 05/02/18 8:00AM - Fri 08/10/18 5:00PM

In 2007 and 2008, Thomas Witty, an archaeologist and colleague of Jelinek, donated the casts to the Mulvane Art Museum.
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Reflections on Freedoms Journey

Date: Tue 05/01/18 8:00AM - Wed 08/15/18 5:00PM

An exhibition of Washburn University students’ photographs, writings, and video Washburn Transformational Experience Travel Course - Exploring Civil Rights.
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Washburn Student Art Exhibition - 2018

Date: Fri 04/06/18 10:00AM - Sat 05/12/18 4:00PM

The Mulvane Art Museum's annual Washburn Student Art Exhibition presents an opportunity for students to apply to exhibit their work in a juried museum show.
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8 studio practices | Art faculty beyond the classroom

Date: Tue 01/16/18 10:00AM - Sat 07/28/18 4:00PM

Mulvane Art Museum features recent works created by eight Washburn University Art Department faculty members.
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2017 Exhibits

Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate

Date: Tue 09/12/17 10:00AM - Sun 12/24/17 5:00PM
Reception: Thursday, October 12th from 7:00- 9:00 pm

A group of 39 diverse artists came together and used the anti-Semitic and racist books to create uplifting and dynamic works of art.
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Detention Nation

Date: Fri 09/22/17 10:00AM - Sat 01/06/18 4:00PM
Reception: Thursday, October 12th from 7:00- 9:00 pm

The Texas/Mexico art collective Sin Huellas has created a thought provoking installation entitled, Detention Nation.
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Transcendental Train Yard

Date: Tue 08/08/17 10:00AM - Sat 01/13/18 4:00PM
Reception: Thursday, October 12th from 7:00-9:00 pm

This exhibition features serigraphs that incorporate image and poetry. Artist Marta Sánchez and poet Norma Elia Cantú worked collaboratively to create a collection of images and words that poignantly provide a glimpse into the role that the railroad and the carpas (itinerant vaudeville troupes) played in the Mexican American community. Check out...
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Two Strangers Meet in a Parking Lot

Date: Mon 05/22/17 9:00AM - Sat 09/02/17 5:00PM
Reception: Friday, June 2nd 5:30pm - 7:30pm

We have all been strangers at some point and experienced the fear of meeting new people. "Two Strangers Meet in a Parking Lot" provides a wonderful opportunity to meet unfamiliar people in a familiar place, the parking lot west of the Mulvane Art Museum at Washburn University. The two architectural structures are designed so two complete strange...
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2017 Washburn University Art Department Student Exhibition ‎

Date: Tue 02/14/17 10:00AM - Sat 04/01/17 4:00PM
Location: Mulvane Art Museum, 17th & Jewell Streets, Topeka, KS
Reception: March 3, 5:30 - 7:30pm

The exhibit features works in a variety of media including: painting, drawing, ceramics, photography, printmaking, sculpture, graphic design and mixed media.
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2016 Exhibits

American Tapestry Biennial

Date: Fri 10/28/16 10:00AM - Fri 12/23/16 5:00PM
Location: Mulvane Art Museum, 17th & Jewell Streets, Topeka, KS
Reception: November 4, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

This juried exhibition features the very best of contemporary, hand-woven tapestry.
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American Dream

Date: Mon 09/19/16 10:00AM - Sat 01/28/17 4:00PM
Location: Mulvane Art Museum, 17th & Jewell Streets, Topeka, KS
Reception: September 30, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

While de-constructing and rewriting the American narrative, these artists examine our culture through the use of language, satire and irony.
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Dance of the line: Rita blitt In motion

Date: Tue 08/30/16 10:00AM - Fri 12/23/16 5:00PM
Location: Mulvane Art Museum, 17th & Jewell Streets, Topeka, KS
Reception: November 4, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

A sneak preview of the Rita Blitt collection and archive recently added to the Mulvane Art Museum collection.
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Estamos-aquí (We Are Here)

Date: Fri 07/08/16 10:00AM - Sat 08/13/16 4:00PM
Location: Mulvane Art Museum, 17th & Jewell Streets, Topeka, KS

Estamos Aquí (We Are Here) is curated and organized by Brad Cushman, curator and gallery director at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
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Bud Holman: ‎retrospective

Date: Tue 07/19/16 10:00AM - Fri 12/23/16 5:00PM
Location: Mulvane Art Museum, 17th & Jewell Streets, Topeka, KS
Reception: September 30, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Born on a farm north of Topeka in 1926, Bud Holman first worked as a Regionalist. In 1954 he moved to New York and developed a highly abstracted landscape style.
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Zak Barnes: at Home in Bazaar

Date: Tue 07/12/16 10:00AM - Sat 10/01/16 4:00PM
Location: Mulvane Art Museum, 17th & Jewell Streets, Topeka, KS
Reception: July 15, 2016, 5:30 - 7:30pm

Zak Barnes fills his figure subjects with the people of Bazaar, KS, a small town near Cottonwood Falls, KS.
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Klassics for Kids

Date: Fri 05/27/16 10:00AM - Sat 10/01/16 4:00PM
Location: Mulvane Art Museum, 17th & Jewell Streets, Topeka, KS

This exhibition of art from the 16th through the 20th centuries has depictions of brains, fantastic rooms, scary and imaginary animals, superheroes etc
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Freedom's Journey

Date: Fri 05/27/16 10:00AM - Sat 07/02/16 4:00PM
Location: Mulvane Art Museum, 17th & Jewell Streets, Topeka, KS
Reception: June 3, 5:30 - 7:30pm

This exhibition features photographs, videos, and reflections by students who participated in the Washburn University travel course: Exploring Civil Rights 2016.
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2016 Juried Ceramics Exhibition ‎

Date: Tue 03/15/16 10:00AM - Sat 05/14/16 4:00PM
Location: Mulvane Art Museum, 17th & Jewell Streets, Topeka, KS
Reception: Saturday, March 19, 2016, 2 - 5pm

The exhibition seeks to display a broad range of work being done in clay today, including both functional and non-functional items.
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Marydorsey Wanless Retrospective ‎

Date: Fri 03/18/16 10:00AM - Sat 07/02/16 4:00PM
Location: Mulvane Art Museum, 17th & Jewell Streets, Topeka, KS
Reception: April 1, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

From 1998 to 2015 Marydorsey Wanless was a professor of photography at Washburn University.
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Washburn Art Department Student Exhibit 2016 ‎

Date: Fri 02/05/16 10:00AM - Sat 03/05/16 4:00PM
Location: Mulvane Art Museum, 17th & Jewell Streets, Topeka, KS
Reception: Friday, February 5, 2016, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

The exhibit will feature works in a variety of media including: painting, drawing, ceramics, photography, printmaking, sculpture, graphic design and mixed media.
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Non-Objective Mulvane's ‎Permanent Collection

Date: Fri 01/22/16 10:00AM - Wed 03/09/16 5:00PM
Location: Mulvane Art Museum, 17th & Jewell Streets, Topeka, KS
Reception: March 5, 2016, 5:30 - 7:30pm

During the middle of the twentieth century many American artists created works that were Non-Objective, that is images in which no objects are visible.
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Hallowed Absurdities: Works by Theodore Waddell ‎

Date: Tue 01/12/16 10:00AM - Tue 03/22/16 7:00PM
Location: Mulvane Art Museum, 17th & Jewell Streets, Topeka, KS
Reception: February 5, 5:30-7:30pm

The exhibition will offer a variety of enigmatic objects that connect to Waddell's sense of self, place and history.
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