Ulrich Museum 40th anniversary

 

Ulrich Museum 2014 Events

All Ulrich events are free, open to the public, and located at the museum, unless noted otherwise.



OCTOBER


MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 7–8:30 P.M.

ART21PREVIEW SCREENING: ART21
Art in the Twenty-First Century: Secrets

210 McKnight West
Join us for a month of preview screenings of this award-winning PBS television series, back for a seventh season. Hour-long documentary films provide unique access to some of the most compelling artists of our time. In the second episode, “Secrets,” artists share some of the secrets that are intrinsic to their work. Learn about the paintings of Elliott Hundley, ceramic sculptures by Arlene Shechet, and documentary photography by Trevor Paglen.


NOVEMBER


ART21MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 7 P.M.
PREVIEW SCREENING: ART21
Art in the Twenty-First Century: Legacy

210 McKnight West
Join us for a month of preview screenings of this award-winning PBS television series, back for a seventh season. Hour-long documentary films provide unique access to some of the most compelling artists of our time. In the third episode, “Legacy,” artists use life experiences and family heritage to explore new aesthetic terrain. Discover the sculptures of Wolfgang Laib, participatory events by Tania Bruguera, and assemblages by Abraham Cruzvillegas.


Bruce Conner, The Art of the MontageTUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4
7:00 P.M. PANEL DISCUSSION; 8:00 P.M. FILM SCREENING
210 McKnight West
CREATIVERUSH 1ST TUE TALK &
BRUCE CONNER FILM SCREENING: The Art of Montage II

Round two of our focused look at the iconic films of native son, Bruce Conner, preceded by a lively discussion on the orange couch for a 1st Tue Talk with CreativeRush guest panelists. The Art of Montage II includes a 70-minute program of the curated short films Mongoloid, America is Waiting, Report, Looking for Mushrooms, Crossroads, and others. 

 


Artist Collective Will BrownSATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8
6 P.M. RECEPTION; 6:30 P.M. PRESENTATION
ARTIST TALK: Will Brown
Elephant Graveyard

According to Bruce Conner, his famous 2000 retrospective at the Walker Art Center, 2000 BC: The Bruce Conner Story Part II, was incomplete. The ultimate Bruce Conner retrospective, as far as the artist was concerned, would have seven parts—one for each face of his complex and varied practice. Coming off the heels of Bruce Conner’s Metaphysical Services, an exhibition inspired by Conner, imagined as the unrealized “Part Six,” and presented in the form of discrete experiential stations, San Francisco-based collective Will Brown will host an experimental presentation focusing on their Bruce Conner-related research and projects as well as Conner's dual relationship to his native Wichita and his resting place of San Francisco.

Will Brown is a San Francisco-based collective and experimental curatorial space in San Francisco’s Mission District. Will Brown is Lindsey White, Jordan Stein, and David Kasprzak.


ART21MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 7 P.M.
PREVIEW SCREENING: ART21
Art in the Twenty-First Century: Fiction

210 McKnight West
Join us for a month of preview screenings of this award-winning PBS television series, back for a seventh season. Hour-long documentary films provide unique access to some of the most compelling artists of our time. In the fourth and final episode, “Fiction,” artists explore the virtues of ambiguity, mix genres, and merge aesthetic disciplines to discern not simply what stories mean, but how and why they come to have meaning. Featuring sculptures by Katharina Grosse, multimedia art by Joan Jonas, and video installations by Omer Fast.


Martin H. BushTUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 6 P.M.
ULRICH 40TH ANNIVERSARY KEYNOTE TALK: Dr. Martin H. Bush
CAC Theater
The 40th anniversary celebration of the Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University continues with a dynamic lecture by founding director, Dr. Martin H. Bush. Dr. Bush will recount highlights of his twenty-year tenure, including his successful pursuit of Joan Miró to create Wichita’s masterpiece of public art, Personnages Oiseaux (Bird People), 1978; and how he came to bring dozens of international art world celebrities to campus. Don’t miss Wichita’s art lecture of the decade!


Author Sam TaylorTHURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13
5:30 P.M. RECEPTION; 6 P.M. POETRY READING
WRITING NOW, READING NOW: Sam Taylor
Sam Taylor is the author of two books of poems, Body of the World and Nude Descending an Empire, and the recipient of the 2014-2015 Amy Lowell Traveling Scholarship.  He has also received the Dobie Paisano Fellowship and The Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize.

 


Independent curator Jim JohnsonWEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19
10:00 A.M. REFRESHMENTS; 10:30 PROGRAM BEGINS
SENIOR WEDNESDAY: Jim Johnson
Join independent curator Jim Johnson for a look back at the Wichita Beat era artists and writers of the 1950s. Bruce Conner, Michael McClure, and David Haselwood played such important roles in the art and literature of the American Beat scene that they became known as “The Wichita Group” and the inspiration for Allen Ginsberg’s anti-war poem, “Wichita Vortex Sutra.” 


DECEMBER


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2 – WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3
11:30 A.M.–1 P.M.
FINALS FRENZY: ULRICH SPA GETAWAY
Relax away the stresses of finals with free hand and neck massages, soothing tunes, hot teas, and refreshments at the Ulrich.


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 5:30 P.M.
ULRICH SALON CIRCLE: Judy Dater
Judy Dater’s famous 1974 photograph, Imogen and Twinka, Yosemite, was taken as the feminist movement was gaining momentum. Dater’s nude photographs showed the female body in a confrontational context that celebrated women, and reflected their strength and confidence. Dater will share her experiences as a female photographer and thoughts on feminism in connection with the subject of the nude.

This event is limited to Ulrich Salon Circle members. Learn more about the Ulrich Salon Circle here.

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