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


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16: World Food Day


Steven Young Lee10 A.M.–4 P.M.
CONSCIOUS CLAY CERAMIC WORKSHOP: Steven Young Lee
110 Henrion Hall

In this one-day workshop, exhibition artist Steven Young Lee, Resident Artist Director at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana, will demonstrate his ceramic process highlighting elements of form, decoration, color, image and material that are distinct to a particular culture or history. He will demonstrate wheel-throwing and inlaid techniques. Come watch a ceramic master at work.

Co-sponsored by the WSU School of Art, Design and Creative Industries

Steven Young Lee, Red, Blue and White, 2013.4:30–6 P.M.
OPENING RECEPTION: Conscious Clay
Celebrate the opening of Conscious Clay in the Ulrich Underground, a ceramics exhibition examining innovative solutions to hunger awareness through clay, community, and conversation.

Co-sponsored by the WSU School of Art, Design and Creative Industries.


6–7:15 P.M.
CONSCIOUS CLAY PANEL DISCUSSION: World Food Day
210 McKnight West
Artists Steven Young Lee, and Jennifer Hansen Gard, with Michelle Dreiling of the WSU Hunger Awareness Initiative, discuss innovative solutions to hunger awareness in a conversation moderated by WSU Ceramics Instructor Brenda Lichman. Topics include food insecurity, the Empty Bowls Project, "Project NOLA," and the Hunger Awareness Initiative. Come be a part of this poignant discussion. Your single effort can have a profound impact on hunger awareness.

Co-sponsored by the WSU Hunger Awareness Initiative and WSU School of Art, Design and Creative Industries.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 11 P.M.– SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 11 A.M.
WORLD FOOD DAY: 36-HOUR FAST
In an effort to raise awareness of global hunger, the WSU Hunger Awareness Initiative will host a 36-hour fast on World Food Day. Participants will be united via social media and will have a chance to share their experience at the culmination: the Empty Bowls Chili Cook-off to benefit the Kansas Food Bank on Oct. 18.

Co-sponsored by the WSU Hunger Awarenesss Initiative and WSU School of Art, Design and Creative Industries.


Bruce Conner, The Art of MontageFRIDAY, OCTOBER 17 – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18

TALLGRASS FILM FESTIVAL: BRUCE CONNER FILM SCREENINGS

The Art of Montage I
Short films by Bruce Conner

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2:15 P.M.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 4:30 P.M.
WSU ShiftSpace, 416 S. Commerce St.

Recognized as one of the leaders of New American Cinema in the 1960s, Bruce Conner transformed the discards of pop culture––from B-movie clips to newsreel and television footage––into an art form that paved the way to the music video. Conner’s films, as with his art, are politically charged, humorous, melancholic, and unsettlingly beautiful. 75-minute program including The Movie, Valse Triste, Marilyn Times Five, The White Rose, and more.

Crossroads
A Film by Bruce Conner

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 12:00 P.M.
The Orpheum, 200 N. Broadway

Bruce Conner’s landmark 35 mm film from 1976, in which he combined repeated slow-motion images from National Archives footage of the first underwater hydrogen bomb test conducted on Bikini Atoll on July 25, 1946, with a dual score by Patrick Gleeson and Terry Riley.

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For more scheduling information, visit tallgrassfilmfest.com.


Empty BowlsSATURDAY, OCTOBER 18


11 A.M.–2 P.M.
EMPTY BOWLS CHILI COOK-OFF
Henrion Hall
View hundreds of handmade bowls and sample chili from local restaurants and donors.  Our judges include WSU President John Bardo and Tanya Tandoc of Tanya’s Soup Kitchen. For a $20 donation, guests can choose a bowl to keep as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. This fundraiser will benefit the Kansas Food Bank in honor of Hunger Awareness Month.

Co-sponsored by the WSU Hunger Awarenesss Initiative and WSU School of Art, Design and Creative Industries

2:30–4 P.M.
FREE FILM SCREENING: A Place at the Table

WSU Campus Activities Center Theater
Learn about food insecurity and its many manifestations in the U.S. in this documentary film screening.

1–3 P.M.
TRUNK OR TREAT

Duerkson Fine Arts Center – south parking lot
Rain location: Heskett Center gym
Ulrich Museum friends help welcome trick-or-treaters of all ages to WSU for a family friendly afternoon of fun. Afterward, check out the newest exhibitions at the Ulrich Museum. Trunk or Treat admission is $3. Admission to the Ulrich Museum is FREE.


Graciela Iturbide, Our Lady of the Iguanas, Juchitán, Oaxaca, 1979. From the Juchitán series. Silver gelatin print, 24 x 20 in. Courtesy of the artist. © Graciela Iturbide MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 7–8:30 P.M.

PREVIEW SCREENING: ART21
Art in the Twenty-First Century: Investigation

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 first episode, “Investigation,” artists use their practices as tools for personal and intellectual discovery, simultaneously documenting and producing new realities in the process. Examine the installations of Thomas Hirschorn, photography of Graciela Iturbide, and sculpture of Leonardo Drew.


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 12–1 P.M.

BROWN BAG GALLERY TOUR:
Bruce Conner: Somebody Else’s Prints

Bring your lunch to eat on the sculpture terrace at the Ulrich, then join us for a gallery tour of the fall exhibition, Bruce Conner: Somebody Else’s Prints. Featuring nearly 100 works on paper spanning nearly 60 years, this exhibition examines an astonishing breadth of prints by visionary multimedia artist and Kansas native, Bruce Conner.


MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 7–8:30 P.M.

PREVIEW 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


MONDAY, 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.


TUESDAY, 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. 


MONDAY, 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.


TUESDAY, 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!


THURSDAY, 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.


WEDNESDAY, 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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