Ulrich Museum 2015 Events

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

 


August


FRIDAY, AUGUST 21

8:30 P.M.
WSU Duerksen Amphitheatre 
TALLGRASS CINEMA ALFRESCO: Spotlight on East Indian Cinema

Gather under the night sky and explore the films of India. Presented by the Ulrich Museum of Art and the Office of the President, the Tallgrass Film Festival: Spotlight on East Indian Cinema will kick-off during WSU Welcomefest with the film 3 Idiots, a comedy about college friends bucking the flailing education system. Admission is free and open to the public.

Offered in conjunction with POSTDATE: Photography and Inherited History in India and co-sponsored with the WSU Office of the President.


September


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

7 P.M.
Art For Your Ears
The Calamity Cubes!

Expand your artistic experience. Each month, the Ulrich Museum of Art invites you to bring your lawn chair — we’ll provide the refreshments — relax in the scenery of the Wichita State University campus, and enjoy Art For Your Ears!

The Calamity Cubes! concert will be located on Wilner Auditorium's south lawn. Rain location is the WSU Campus Activities Center (CAC) Theater.

Admission is free and open to the public.With hard driving banjo, upright bass, and acoustic guitar, The Calamity Cubes! blend traditional country, folk and bluegrass with the fire of an 80s punk band.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11  

7–9 P.M.
FALL OPENING RECEPTION

To celebrate the exhibition opening of POSTDATE: Photography and Inherited History in India, the Ulrich invites you to a colorful evening filled with the cultural influences of ancient and modern India in art, music, food, and dance. POSTDATE explores the history of India and how artists mark the past with ideas from the present. Free to Ulrich Museum members and WSU students, $10 for general public.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

10:00 A.M. Refreshments | 10:30 Program
Senior Wednesday: MAKE ICT–Wichita's Makerspace
Join the innovative thinkers and makers of MAKE ICT for a talk about the MakerSpace community they bring together at the intersection of art, technology, science, and culture.  MakerSpaces are open community labs incorporating elements of machine shops, workshops and studios where “creative collisions are a common occurrence and ideas can blossom into real-life manifestations.”  

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

4–7 P.M.
2 TONS UNDER: EXQUISITE CORPSE

2 Tons Under is an annual steamroller event hosted by Tornado Alley Press and the Ulrich Museum of Art. Printmakers from three different universities along with local high schools will hand carve 4‘x8’ wood blocks that will be steamroller-printed live outside of the Ulrich Museum. Carvers will make "Exquisite Corpses" inspired by the French Surrealist concept in which artists collectively contribute interchangeable parts that are assembled to create one whole unique body. See the steamroller in action while enjoying food and live music, and buy a T-shirt fresh off of the screen printing rack.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

10 A.M.–4 P.M.
110 HENRION HALL
EMPTY BOWLS: Community Build-a-Bowl Workshop

Join the fight against hunger in our community and learn how to make a one-of-a-kind ceramic bowl with the WSU Ceramics Guild as they demonstrate ceramic wheel throwing and hand-building techniques. The bowl you make will be donated to the Empty Bowls Chili Cook-off fundraiser on October 24 to benefit the Kansas Food Bank.

Empty Bowls is in collaboration with the WSU Ceramics Guild, WSU Hunger Awareness Initiative, and the Elliott School of Communication.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

5:30 P.M. RECEPTION | 6 P.M. FICTION READING
WRITING NOW/READING NOW: Andrew Sean Greer

Andrew Sean Greer, WSU’s Visiting Distinguished Writer, has written several volumes of fiction, most notably The Confessions of Max Tivoli, which was named one of the best books of 2004 by the San Francisco Chronicle and became a national bestseller. His most recent novel, Impossible Lives of Greta Wells, was published in 2013. His stories have appeared in Esquire, The Paris Review, The New Yorker and other national publications, and have been anthologized in The Book of Other People, and The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2009. He has won numerous awards, including a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Public Library.

Writing Now/Reading Now is co-sponsored with the WSU Creative Writing Program, WSU Department of English, University Libraries, SGA, and Watermark Books and Cafe?.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

3:30 P.M. 
SHOCKPRESS VISITING ARTIST TALK: Andrew DeCaen | Span of the Meal

Printmaker and illustrator Andrew DeCaen has produced many works in recent years as part of a series titled Metabolism. The many different pieces from this group of works approach the manners in which we acquire, prepare, and eat our meals in an effort to relate subsistence to the cultural importance we often associate with food and with eating. DeCaen is currently associate professor of printmaking at the University of North Texas.

Shockpress Visiting Artist Talks are supported by the WSU Printmaking Department and Tornado Alley Press.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

5:30 P.M. RECEPTION | Ulrich Museum
6:30 P.M. PROGRAM | CAC Theatre
POSTDATE ARTIST TALK: Annu Palakunnathu Matthew
Living Between Cultures

Photo-based artist Annu Palakunnathu Matthew will present artwork that explores her experiences of living between cultures—England, India and the USA. Her work is influenced by this transnational experience and includes concepts related to being an immigrant, assimilation and living as a hyphenated American.

Annu P. Matthew is Professor of Art and Director of the Center for the Humanities at the University of Rhode Island. She is the recipient of a Fulbright fellowship, John Gutmann fellowship, MacCall Johnson fellowship, Rhode Island State Council of the Arts fellowship and the American Institute of Indian Studies Creative Arts fellowship. Matthew’s work has been exhibited worldwide, including the RISD Museum, Newark Art Museum, Guangzhou Biennial of Photography, China, and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

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