Duane Hanson, Self Portrait with Model, 1979.Forty Years/Forty Stories
April 26 – August 3, 2014

Amsden/ Beren/ Polk/ Wilson Galleries

The Ulrich Museum of Art first opened its doors to the public on December 7, 1974, launching a new era for the students, faculty and staff of Wichita State University, and the greater Wichita community, to access meaningful encounters with the art of our time. From the iconic Joan Miró mosaic to sculptor Louise Nevelson's trademark false eyelashes, the Ulrich celebrates the people, stories, and art objects that have helped shape its forty-year history.

Lisa Solomon, Doilies, WholeUlrich Underground Artist-in-Residence: Lisa Solomon
July 2014

Ulrich Underground: Grafly Gallery

Oakland, California-based artist, Lisa Solomon, will mount an exhibition of her work, create a new piece, and participate in community activities, when she visits the Ulrich Museum of Art for the month of July as an artist-in-residence.  While in Wichita, Solomon will use crowd sourcing to create a new installation especially for the Ulrich.

Levente Sulyok, Small Pleasures, 2011.Small Pleasures

Ulrich Museum façade

"Small Pleasures" is designed for the façade of the Ulrich Museum of Art (Wichita, KS) by Levente Sulyok in place of Joan Miro's monumental mosaic Personnages Oiseaux (Bird People) (1978). Miro’s mural is under restoration from 2012 through 2016, which is the duration of this project. The installation consists of a pixelated print on a billboard-sized banner covering the facade, a small waterproof display case mounted in the middle of the banner, and two telescopes installed across the street for the viewing of miniature works displayed in the case. Each month (or bimonthly), a new item is featured in the 'mini gallery' selected from a pool of submissions. Visit for information on how you can submit an object for display.

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