August 31 – December 15, 2013
Harnessing technology and inspired by nature's amazing design concepts, this exhibition's innovative, eye-capturing art helps visitors understand and appreciate the life-or-death
interdependence between Earth’s 10 to 20 million species--including humans--and the quality of the environment we share. More than 40 artists will be represented with engaging works that
demonstrate both the challenging issues facing us all, and our need to learn from nature as we tackle these challenges now and into the future. Organized by Art Works for Change, the exhibition premiered last year at the Field Museum. Be
prepared to see Mother Nature in a whole new way!
September 11 - December 15, 2013
Change is a constant and, here at Wichita State University, energy is building around the initiatives of our new president and senior leadership. The Ulrich Museum of Art also recently welcomed
four new staff members, including director Bob Workman and curator of modern and contemporary art Jodi Throckmorton. As they started their study of the more than 6,500 objects in the Museum’s
permanent collection, they found that their discussions reflected the differences between their own interests and sets of expertise, as well as key themes and issues in the collection. The process
became a game of curatorial call and response through which they challenged each other to pair works from before and after a designated time period. Under New Management is the somewhat
tongue-in-cheek results of this experimental challenge. View the text panel from the exhibition.
November 15-December 15, 2013
The Ulrich Museum of Art is proud to present paintings by MFA candidate, Rachel Foster. Foster unflinchingly paints her everyday experience as a mother to five children and her loving, yet
complicated, familial relationships. Her paintings boldly demonstrate the complexities of being a parent and the multi-dimensionality of female identity. This is certainly noticeable in the
way that Foster paints herself – strong, sensual, serene, and at times exhausted. Her intense self-portraits ground her domestic narratives and are moments of security and calm within
otherwise constantly shifting compositions.