As a university art museum, the Ulrich Museum is a vital community resource bridging the intellectual inquiry of the campus with the quest for enjoyment and lifelong learning in Wichita and the region. The Ulrich Museum has amassed a nationally significant collection of more than 6,600 works, with many works of exceptional quality. The Ulrich collection spans the 20th and now 21st centuries.

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As a complement to other Wichita arts organizations, the Ulrich focuses on modern and contemporary art and serves as a repository for the cultural heritage of Wichita State University. The context and impulses for today’s artists provide a lens through which to engage audiences in the practices, concepts, and presentation of the art of our time. The collection supports the museum’s purpose to meaningfully engage viewers and present visual art experiences that resonate with and enrich Ulrich audiences.

In 34 years of operation, the Museum has judiciously developed its permanent collection with exemplary work by such acknowledged masters as:

Arbus, Diane
Atget, Eugene
Bailey, Radcliffe
Blake, Jeremy
Bourke-White, Margaret
Carlsen, Emil
Duveneck, Frank
Goldsworthy, Andy
Hassam, Childe
Henri, Robert
Huan, Zhang
LeWitt, Sol
Miro, Joan
Morris, George L.K.
Motherwell, Robert
Nolde, Emil
Oldenburg, Claes
Otterness, Tom
Parks, Gordon
Reed, David
Sarkisian, Peter
Schutz, Dana
Serra, Richard
Smith, W. Eugene
Stashkevetch, Joseph
Von Rydingsvard, Ursula
Walker, Kara
Warhol, Andy
Waugh, Frederick Judd
Weston, Edward
Wright, Frank Lloyd

Diane Arbus (American, 1923–1971), 'Lady Bartender at Home with a Souvenir Dog, New Orleans,' 1964 (printed later). Gelatin silver print on paper, 20 by 16 inches (sheet); 14 1/4 by 14 1/4 inches (image). Museum Purchase Eugène Atget (French, 1857–1927), '3 Marchand de vin, 15 rue Boyer (Wine Seller, 15 rue Boyer) (detail), 1910–11. Albumen print on paper, 8 5/8 by 7 1/8 inches. Museum Purchase
Radcliffe Bailey (American, born 1973), 'Exodus,' 2002. Resin, acrylic, clay, photographs, and Plexiglas on wood, 80 by 80 x 4 inches. Museum Purchase Jeremy Blake (American, 1971–2007), 'Mod Lang,' 2001. Digital animation, dimensions variable. Museum Purchase
Margaret Bourke-White (American, 1904–1971), 'NBC Radio--Microphone,' 1935. Gelatin silver print on paper, 12 by 13 7/8 inches. (sheet); 10 1/2 by 13 1/4 inches. (image) Museum Purchase Emil Carlsen (American, born Denmark, 1853–1932), 'Barnacled Rocks,' about 1900–30. Oil on canvas, 15 by 18 inches. Gift of Charles H. Drummond
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