Ulrich Museum 2017 Events

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


Writing Now/Reading Now: Yannick Murphy
Thursday, November 9
5:30 p.m. Reception | 6 p.m. Fiction Reading
Yannick Murphy is the author of ten books—novels, short stories and sometimes picture books—including This is the Water, a Publisher’s Weekly Best Book of 2014. PW gave her novel The Call a starred review describing it as a “triumph of quiet human and understated beauty.” She was raised in Greenwich Village, New York and attended Stuyvesant High School where, she says, she was lucky enough to have Frank McCourt as a teacher. At Hampshire College, as an undergraduate, one of her notable teachers was James Baldwin. At New York University, as a graduate student, she studied with Gordon Lish, who was also the editor of her first collection of stories titled, Stories in Another Language. Dave Eggers has described Murphy as “one of our most daring and original writers,” an “exquisitely attuned observer of human behavior,” whose fiction “provides pretty much unexceeded reading pleasure.”

Writing Now/Reading Now is co-sponsored by the WSU Department of English, Fairmount College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Watermark Books & Café, and the Ulrich Museum of Art.

Senior Wednesday 
Wednesday, November 15
10 a.m. Refreshments | 10:30 a.m. Program
Senior Wednesday meets at the Ulrich on the third Wednesday of each month and each week at different cultural organizations throughout Wichita for refreshments, coffee, conversation, and enrichment. The Ulrich offers presentations from behind the scenes of the museum, today’s emerging and established contemporary artists, and more. Get engaged, stay active, and keep up with Today’s Art—at any age! SeniorWednesday.org

Creative Workshop: Sharon Louden
Living And Sustaining A Creative Life 
Friday, November 17 | 11 a.m.–1 p.m. 
Harvester Arts visiting artist and educator Sharon Louden is the editor of Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists, and The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life. Louden will lead a workshop for WSU students across all disciplines on the diverse roles artists use to approach careers, and sustain professional practices. Presented by the Ulrich Student Volunteer Board. Brown bag lunch provided. 

Presented by the Ulrich Student Volunteer Board. Brown bag lunch provided—please indicate your meal preferences so that we have an accurate count for lunch (lunch will not be provided unless you have registered): http://bit.ly/UlrichFreeLunch.

This event is limited to students and students from any college may attend.

Artist Talk: Jamal Cyrus
Close to Home 
Tuesday, November 28
5:30 p.m. Reception | Ulrich Museum
6:15 p.m. Program | CAC Theater
In this talk, Cyrus will discuss his approach to materials (often employing the commonplace) and his research into and interest in issues of site and history, culture and geography. A member of the artist collective Otabenga Jones & Associates, Cyrus’ work has been featured in national and international venues, including the 2006 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Office Baroque Gallery, Antwerp; the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, D.C.; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; California African American Museum, Los Angeles; The Kitchen, New York; the Museum of London Docklands, London; the New Museum, New York; and the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York. 

Presented in support of the Ulrich exhibition, looking at the overlooked, on view September 9-December 10, 2017. Funding for this program is provided by the Kansas Humanities Council, a nonprofit cultural organization that connects communities with history, traditions, and ideas to strengthen civic life.


Senior Wednesday: Holiday Party Wednesday
December 6 | 10 a.m.
Wichita Art Museum
1400 West Museum Boulevard
Celebrate the holiday season with refreshments and entertainment provided by all of the participating Senior Wednesday organizations.


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