Ulrich Museum 2016 Events
All Ulrich events are free, open to the public, and located at the museum, unless noted otherwise.
FEBRUARY 12–13 | SYMPOSIUM
FREEDOM TO EXPAND: GORDON PARKS
The Ulrich Museum of Art and Wichita Art Museum partner for a two-day forum of presentations from art historians, scholars, and visual artists who will help to expand on the legacy of the historical and contemporary relevance of the work of Gordon Parks.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17
10 A.M. REFRESHMENTS | 10:30 A.M. PROGRAM
SENIOR WEDNESDAY: Ted Ayres
Ted Ayres will offer an expanded look at the life and work of Gordon Parks.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20
1–3 P.M. FAMILY FUN DAY
Kids of all ages will explore the photographs of Kansas born Gordon Parks through story, music, and special make-it-take it art projects. Inspire a lifetime of artistic engagement by participating in art activities designed to stimulate young minds.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21
1 P.M. WICHITA VORTEX 50TH ANNIVERSARY
WSU Rhatigan Student Center, Santa Fe Trail Room 233 | Reception at the Ulrich to follow
Join us in celebrating the 50th anniversary of poet Allen Ginsberg’s trip through Wichita in 1966 with a panel discussion on the history and importance of Ginsberg’s three week stay and the first reading of his poem Wichita Vortex Sutra that took place at WSU. Panel members include Dr. Roger Irwin, retired Professor of Philosophy and Comparative Religions; Dr. Jay Price, WSU Professor of History; and James W. Johnson, independent curator. KMUW commentator Jedd Beaudoin will perform a reading of Wichita Vortex Sutra following the panel discussion.
This event is sponsored by the WSU Department of History partnered with the Ulrich Museum of Art and KMUW.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24
3:30 P.M. SHOCKPRESS VISITING ARTIST TALK
Beauvais Lyons: Mark Documentation
Beauvais Lyons’ work over the past thirty years has explored various forms of academic parody. Lyons will speak about contemporary artists who have mocked the authority of the academy, the museum, science, history, and commerce through painting, prints, sculpture, ceramics, photography, and design. Lyons is Chancellor’s Professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and his work is held in numerous public collections, including the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum, The Whitney Museum of Art, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In 2002, he received a Fulbright Fellowship to teach at the Fine Arts Academy in Poznan, Poland. ShockPress Visiting Artist Talks are supported by the WSU Print Media department, the WSU School of Art, Design and Creative Industries, and Tornado Alley Press. For more information visit: wichita.edu/shockpress.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25
5:30 P.M. RECEPTION | 6 P.M. POETRY READING
WRITING NOW/READING NOW: Michele Battiste
Michele Battiste, a Wichita State MFA alumna, has published work in American Poetry Review, Beloit Poetry Review, and Anti-, among others. She has written six volumes of poetry, including Ink for an Odd Cartography, Uprising, and Slow the Appetite Down. Writing Now/Reading Now is co-sponsonsored with the Department of English, Dorothy and Bill Cohen Honors College, Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Office of Academic Affairs, University Libraries, and Watermark Books and Cafe.