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THE COLLECTION

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George L.K. Morris, 'Unequal Forces, No. 2,' 1947, Oil on canvas, 36 1/2 by x 53 1/2 inches � Gordon Parks, 'Department Store, Birmingham Alabama,' 1956, Ilfechrome print, 15 1/4 by 15 1/4 inches � Sol LeWitt, 'K123456,' 1997, Painted basswood, 14 3/4 by 20 by 13 1/2 inches � Margaret Bourke-White, 'NBC Radio�Microphone,' 1935, Gelatin silver print on paper, 11 by 14 inches
Robert Motherwell, 'Les Caves (#2),' 1976, Acrylic on canvas, 72 by 144 inches Zhang Huan, 'Family Tree,' 2000, Nine C-prints on paper, 50 by 40 inches each Jeremy Blake, 'Mod Lang,' 2001, Digital animation Dana Schutz, 'Missing Link Finds Superman,' 2006, Oil on canvas, 66 by 60 inches
As a university art museum, the Ulrich Museum is a vital community resource bridging the intellectual inquiry of the campus with the quest for enjoyment and lifelong learning in Wichita and the region. The Ulrich Museum has amassed a nationally significant collection of roughly 6,300 works, with many works of exceptional quality. The Ulrich collection spans the 20th and now 21st centuries.

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As a complement to other Wichita arts organizations, the Ulrich focuses on modern and contemporary art and serves as a repository for the cultural heritage of Wichita State University. The context and impulses for today�s artists provide a lens through which to engage audiences in the practices, concepts, and presentation of the art of our time. The collection supports the museum�s purpose to meaningfully engage viewers and present visual art experiences that resonate with and enrich Ulrich audiences.

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In 34 years of operation, the Museum has judiciously developed its permanent collection with exemplary work by such acknowledged masters as Robert Henri, Milton Avery, Joan Mir�, Alexander Calder, Robert Motherwell , Jacob Lawrence, Joan Mitchell, Claus Oldenburg, Luis Jim�nez Jr., Zhang Huan , Andy Goldsworthy, and Jules de Balincourt. Photography represents a pocket of strength with important prints by Berenice Abbott, Margaret Bourke-White , Edward Weston, Gordon Parks , W. Eugene Smith, Diane Arbus, Nikki Lee, and more.


�Andy Goldsworthy, 'Wichita Arch,' 2004, limestone and Dutch elm tree, photographed by Larry Schwarm in 2008

The Museum�s Martin H. Bush Outdoor Sculpture Collection boasts 77 works spread across the 330-acre campus, and Public Art Review named this collection among the Top Ten campus collections in 2006. Take the online sculpture tour at www.wichita.edu/sculpture �or click here for the Outdoor Sculpture Collection map .

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