Ulrich Museum Spring 2014 Events

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



APRIL


BobWorkmanTHURSDAY, APRIL 24 and MAY 8, 3-4:30 P.M.
CONTINUING EDUCATION: Bob Workman
40 Years/40 Stories: Memories and Visions

WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 East 20th Street North

Opening its doors in 1974, the Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art forever changed the landscape of the Wichita State University campus and galvanized a community’s interest in the art of our time. Collecting, exhibiting, and interpreting modern and contemporary art have remained at the fore of the mission—always with an eye to educating the university community. Ulrich Museum of Art Director Bob Workman began his career as a curatorial assistant at the Ulrich in the 1970s. From visits by artist visionaries like Louise Nevelson to the grand unveiling of the iconic mosaic by Joan Miró, Workman was there. Join him for highlights from the collection as well as behind-the-scenes stories. Class enrollment includes an invitation to a private reception with Ulrich Museum of Art founding director, Martin H. Bush.

This class is offered by WSU Continuing Education. Registration is $49. To register, contact Continuing Education at (316) 978-3731 or visit www.wichita.edu/noncredit.


The Bridge ClubTHURSDAY, APRIL 24-SATURDAY, APRIL 26
FORTY YEARS/FORTY STORIES: Memories Are Made Here
THE BRIDGE CLUB

Performance art collaborative The Bridge Club brings their vintage camping trailer to Wichita for unique, custom-tailored performances and a memorable participatory art project as they celebrate the exhibition Forty Years/Forty Stories with the Ulrich Museum of Art.

At each performance location, audiences are invited to explore the trailer installation and interact with its objects while the four costumed members of The Bridge Club are engaged in a variety of performance activities. The performers do not acknowledge the audience, thereby giving the impression that performance actions are part of the installation.

What objects transform a place into a home? In a separate activity outside of the trailer, The Bridge Club invites you, the audience, to contribute objects, drawings, photographs, or stories in response to this question. Contributed stories and objects will be incorporated into the trailer installation and into future performance actions, and contributors are encouraged to follow the project online to see how their own contributions might emerge as the project evolves.

THURSDAY, APRIL 24

2 P.M. ARTIST TALK,  210 McKnight West, WSU School of Art and Design
6 P.M. PERFORMANCES,  McKnight Art Center Plaza

FINAL FRIDAY, APRIL 25

7–9 P.M. PERFORMANCES,  WSU Shift Space (416 Commerce St.)

SATURDAY, APRIL 26

5 P.M. PANEL DISCUSSION | The Guise of Good Behavior: The Bridge Club in Context
Moderated by Dr. Melinda B. Barlow, Associate Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder
210 McKnight West, WSU School of Art and Design
7–9 P.M. PERFORMANCES,  McKnight Art Center Plaza


FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 5:30-7 P.M.
FINAL FRIDAY KICK-OFF:
2014 Mikrokosmos/mojo Launch Party and Journal Signing


Celebrating its 60th issue, WSU’s oldest literary tradition has featured prominent authors like William S. Burroughs, Charles Plymell, and William Stafford. Join authors and visual artists for readings and journal signing.


Artist Louise NevelsonSATURDAY, APRIL 26, 6:30-10 P.M.
SPRING CELEBRATION: 40 Years!

Join the arts community in celebrating the Ulrich Museum’s ruby anniversary—40 years! Forty Years/Forty Stories celebrates those memorable moments that have made the museum an epicenter of modern and contemporary art. From yarn bombing and Louise Nevelson’s eyelashes to the sculpture collection named one of the Top Ten University Collections in the nation by Public Art Review, join us for a colorful walk down memory lane. 1970s attire encouraged!

5–6 P.M. Panel Discussion: The Bridge Club
6:30–8 P.M. Opening Reception, with performances by The Bridge Club on McKnight Art Center Plaza
8–10 P.M. 70s Dance Party

Free for Ulrich Museum members and WSU students, $10 for nonmembers. RSVP at (316) 978-3664 or email ulrich@wichita.edu.


MAY


Martin H. BushTHURSDAY, MAY 1, 6 P.M.
FORTY YEARS/FORTY STORIES KEYNOTE TALK: Dr. Martin H. Bush
Founding director, Ulrich Museum of Art
209 Hubbard Hall

The fortieth anniversary celebration of the Ulrich Museum continues with a dynamic lecture by founding director, Dr. Martin H. Bush. Persuaded by WSU president Clark Ahlberg to leave his position at Syracuse University, Martin Bush arrived in Wichita in 1971 to serve as Vice President of Academic Resources and director of the Ulrich Museum of Art at WSU. Over the next two decades, Bush made the Ulrich a centerpiece for the arts in Wichita through an aggressive development of the outdoor sculpture collection that now bears his name, and the Ulrich Museum itself. Dr. Bush recounts highlights of his tenure, including his friendship with Edwin A. Ulrich of Hyde Park, N.Y., the museum’s first major benefactor; Bush’s 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!


TUESDAY, MAY 6 and WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 11:30 A.M.-1:30 P.M.
WSU 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.


SAVE THE DATES


JUNE 5, JULY 10, AUGUST 7
ART FOR YOUR EARS: Free Summer Concert Series
McKnight Art Center Plaza, Wichita State University

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