EMGLISH CLASS VISITS “SPEAKING VOLUMES: TRANSFORMING HATE”

On Oct. 5, Dr. Muffy Walter’s English Composition class visited the exhibition, Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate. Twenty-five Washburn students studied the artworks with attention to how language can influence society’s views. The students each wrote a reflection about one work of art. After their tour, they came to ArtLab to create works of “visual language and communication” through multi-layered…

ArtLab will be closed

The ArtLab will be closed on the following dates: Friday, October 13 for the Midwestern Chicana Symposium and Saturday, October 14 for the Tonantzin Society of Topeka’s Day of the Dead Festival.

Midwestern Chicana Symposium

Art & Resistance in the Age of Extremism October 12-13, 2017 In collaboration with Tonantzin Society of Topeka, the Mulvane Art Museum presents a series of panel discussions with Chicana artists about how their art serves as a witness to the histories and struggles of their communities. Featuring guest speakers: Norma Cantu, Celst DeLuna, Demetria…

“Under the Same Moon” Film Screening & Conversation

Tuesday, December 12th at 6 pm Single mother Rosario (Kate del Castillo) leaves her young son Carlitos (Adrián Alonso) in the care of his grandmother and illegally crosses the border into the U.S. Though she hopes to eventually make a better life for herself and her son, she toils in a dead-end job as a…

“Sin Nombre” Film Screening & Conversation”

Tuesday, November 14th at 6 pm Sayra (Paulina Gaitán), a Honduran teen, hungers for a better life. Her chance for one comes when she is reunited with her long-estranged father, who intends to emigrate to Mexico and then enter the United States. Sayra’s life collides with a pair of Mexican gang members (Edgar Flores and…

Dia de Los Muertos Family Festival

Saturday, October 14th from 1-4 pm Join us along with the Tonanatzin Society of Topeka for a family centered afternoon of Dia de los Muertos arts and crafts. Performance by Bolivian artist, Arnado Espinoza from 1-3 pm. Eulenspiegal bi-lingual puppet theater will be on hand with featured Mexican artist, Eli Portugal, and the traveling printmaking…

Detention Nation

September 12, 2017- January 5, 2018 The Texas/Mexico art collective Sin Huellas has created a thought provoking installation entitled, Detention Nation. Chain link fences topped with barbed wire surround the exhibition and highlight the harsh realities faced by U.S. immigrants who find themselves incarcerated in immigration detention facilities. Sin Huellas members include Delilah Montoya, Christina…

Transcendental Train Yard

August 8, 2017- January 13, 2018 This exhibition features serigraphs that incorporate image and poetry. Artist Marta Sánchez and poet Norma Elia Cantú worked collaboratively to create a collection of images and words that poignantly provide a glimpse into the role that the railroad and the carpas (itinerant vaudeville troupes) played in the Mexican American…

Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate

September 12- December 21, 2017 In 2004 a rare opportunity presented itself when a leader of the “Creativity Movement,” a virulent white supremacist organization, defected and presented the Montana Human Rights Network with 4000 manuscripts used as promotional material. The Network then partnered with Holter Museum of Art, in Helena Montana, and with artists in…

The More Artful Selfie

Wednesday, August 30th from noon-1 pm Work with artist Michelle Leivan, who has painted 100 self-portraits for her #BeingMySelfie series, to rethink the modern selfie phenomenon. What do selfies reveal about a person? What are the complex human emotions behind each selfie? How are they picked by the individual and then how is it seen…

Two Strangers Meet in a Parking Lot

We have all been strangers at some point and experienced the fear of meeting new people. “Two Strangers Meet in a Parking Lot” provides a wonderful opportunity to meet unfamiliar people in a familiar place, the parking lot west of the Mulvane Art Museum at Washburn University. The two architectural structures are designed so two…