Irwin Blitt Fellowship

Detail: Rita Blitt, Aspen Dawn, 1996-97. Acrylic and oil on canvas. 70 x 129 in. In correlation with the grand opening of the Rita Blitt Gallery and Sculpture Garden, the Mulvane Art Museum is pleased to announce the establishment of the Irwin Blitt Fellowship. In 2016, the Mulvane Art Museum received more than 2500 artworks (paintings,…

Gallery Conversation: Speaking Volumes

Last Tuesday, November 28, the Mulvane Art Museum hosted a guest panel gallery conversation in our current exhibition Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate. This traveling exhibition is organized by the Montana Human Rights Network and curated by Katie Knight. Faculty, students, and special guests were invited to explore the exhibition’s subversive and evocative content, and engage in a…

Art & Wellness Class

Weave a little magic into your holiday. Visit the Mulvane Art & Wellness Class’ auction entry, “Enchanted,” at SLI’s Festival of Trees. Filled with beguiling handcrafted creatures, two birdhouses and a finch feeder, guaranteed to charm the birds to your yard —our tree is looking for a holiday home. Could your home be the one?…

ENGLISH 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…