The Human Factor:  Figuration in American Art 1950-1995
September 19—October 27, 2002

Robert Longo, "Eric," 1994, lithograph, 46 inches by 30 inchesMel Ramos, "Della Monty," 1972, nine-color collotype lithograph, 29 11/16 inches by 25 1/8 inchesFifty paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings by Keith Haring, Romare Bearden, Louise Bourgeois, Chuck Close, Eric Fischl, David Hockney, Luis Jimenez, Alice Neel, Philip Pearlstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Alison Saar, Miriam Schapiro, Nancy Spero, and many others document the persistence of the human figure in the second half of the 20th century. This rich sampling of postwar American art is drawn from the extensive collection of the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, which organized the exhibition.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

"Titillation: The Golden Age of Pinup Art"—Join Mark Janzen, collections manager at the Ulrich Museum of Art, as he discusses the look of  pin-up girls from the 1940s and 1950s. This free slide talk will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, September 22, in the Ulrich Museum of Art galleries.

"Embodying Cultural Values in Figurative Art"—Join Artur Golczewski, visiting assistant professor of art history in the WSU School of Art & Design, as he discusses how art is reflected in a variety of populations and communities. This free gallery talk will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, October 23, in the Ulrich Museum of Art galleries.

"Art For Your Body"—Join Dana Riffel, a local yoga instructor, as she teaches this Hindu-inspired form of exercise. Beginners and never-beforers are welcome; yoga mats will be provided. This free event will be from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, October 24, in the Ulrich Museum of Art galleries.

These special events are part of "Ulrich Connections—Where Art, Campus and Community Come Together," the museum's public programs initiative. For more museum events, click here or click on the "News and Events" tab on the homepage. For more information, call Angela Miller, education coordinator, at 978-7116 or via e-mail: angela.miller@wichita.edu.

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