Ulrich Museum Programs & Events

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



Senior Wednesday:
Music of the Caribbean Carnival
Wednesday, April 18
10 a.m. Refreshments | 10:30 a.m. Program
Location: McKnight 210

Please join the WSU Steel Band and Gerald Scholl, Associate Professor of Percussion, for a concert highlighting the music of the Caribbean in support of our spring exhibition En Mas’ opening April 21, 2018. Senior Wednesday provides lifelong learning opportunities for adults 55+.

Spring Exhibition Opening
Saturday, April 21
7–9 p.m. Public Reception

Music, dance, parade and pageantry fill the evening of our spring feast, the opening of EN MAS: Carnival and Performance Art of the Caribbean. Explore the galleries and venture amongst the works of the nine exhibition artists as they explore the history of performance art related to the traditions of Caribbean Carnival. Snakettes offer Creole favorites, roadside fare, regional ingredients, and spice blends of the Caribbean with fresh fruit drinks, and rum punch. Interludes of reggae, calypso and soca flow throughout the art center and out onto the plaza. Admission to receptions at the Ulrich Museum is free, and the public is welcome. Get engaged with today’s contemporary arts discourse.

EN MAS’ Curator Talk: Claire Tancons
Tuesday, April 24
5:30 p.m. Reception | 6 p.m. Talk

Over the last decade, Claire Tancons has charted a distinct curatorial and scholarly path in performance, inflecting global art historical genealogies with African diasporic aesthetics. A graduate in Museum Studies from Ecole du Louvre and in Art History from the Courtauld Institute as well as a former Curatorial Fellow of the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, Tancons’ independent vision has been supported by an Andy Warhol Foundation Curatorial Fellowship, a Prince Claus Fund Artistic Production Grant and two Curatorial Research Fellowships from the Foundation for Art Initiatives. Tancons has curated for the New Orleans, Gwangju, Cape Town, and Goteborg biennials, as well as Tate Modern and Faena Art, and has recently been selected curator for the Sharjah Biennial 14 in 2019.

Writing Now/Reading Now:
MFA Graduate Reading
Sunday, April 29
1:30 p.m. Reception | 2 p.m. Reading

Our final reading of the year honors Wichita State’s 44th graduating class of MFA Creative Writing students. The 2018 class will read selections from their work, with fiction by Matthew Garner, Chance Swaim, Annmarie Woods, and Josh Zimmerer, and poetry by Katie Amundsen, Nicole Byrne, Shannon Nakai, and Toni Loeffler. WNRN 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:
2018 ADCI MFA Graduates
Wednesday, May 16
10 a.m. Refreshments | 10:30 a.m. Program

Please join us for a celebration of the 2018 MFA Graduates of the School of Art, Design and Creative Industries with presentations by MFA candidates Laura Nave, Garet Reynek, Trishelle Jeffreys, Alexis Rivera, and Samantha Miller Gott. Senior Wednesday provides lifelong learning opportunities for adults 55+.

Family Fun Day
Saturday, May 19 | 1–3 p.m.

Bring the whole family to explore the culture, traditions, and art of the Caribbean Carnival with hands-on mask making, music, costumes, and dancing. Light snacks will be provided and admission is free.


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