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With you we are transforming and sustaining the Ulrich Museum of Art. Join us in pride, community and discovery by becoming a stakeholder in the Museum's future. As a member you receive invitations to exhibitions, programs and special events. You have a free subscription to the biannual Ulrich Update and receive our bi-monthly e-news letter.

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 The Ulrich is 45! The Ulrich Museum of Art had its dedication on Dec. 7, 1974. Here's a short that showcases some of the Museum highlights, from groundbreaking to today!

 

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Ulrich Museum Director Leslie Brothers (left), along with Ann Resnick (center) and Dan Rouser (right), co-curators of the exhibition "Kevin Mullins: Fire in the Paint Locker," accepted the award for Best Graphic Design by the Kansas Museum Association for the exhibition catalogue. book

Exhibition catalogue published by Ulrich Museum wins Best Graphic Design Award from Kansas Museum Association 

 

Kevin Mullins: Fire in the Paint Locker, a stunning exhibition catalogue published by the Ulrich Museum of Art, with more than 100 color images, including four color fold-outs, was recently chosen for the Best Graphic Design Award by the Kansas Museum Association. Read more in the .
 
 
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Upcoming Events

尊皇棋牌All events are free and open to the public.


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Spring 2020 Exhibition Opening Party

Thursday, January 23
5:00-8:00 P.M.

Free and open to the public

The Ulrich invites you to join us for an exploration of the newest suite of exhibitions on display this spring. Ulrich receptions are a conversation, a gathering of artists and art enthusiasts intertwined with music, fine fare, and possibility. 

For more information on upcoming events, visit our Programs and Events尊皇棋牌 page. 

 


Coming Soon: A New Ulrich Website

Features will include:

  • This fall we will vastly expand the Museum’s teaching, learning and research function by introducing the first public access portal to the Museum's searchable collection database for close to 7000 objects. 
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Galleries are open Tuesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and weekends 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays and major/university holidays. The Martin H. Bush Outdoor Sculpture Collection is always open.

Admission, parking, and group tours are FREE.

Download the Spring 2019 Teacher Packet

 

Spring 2020 Exhibitions:

ON DISPLAY
January 23–March 29, 2020

 

Zoe Beloff: Emotions Go to Work 

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Tour Request Form

Request a tour with this form. For additional information call the education department at (316) 978-7116 or e-mail: jana.erwin@wichita.edu尊皇棋牌.

Mission

Expand human experience through encounters with the art of our time.

Visiting the Ulrich Museum

Coat and bag check

The Ulrich Museum requires visitors to check backpacks, shopping bags, and all large bags with a gallery guard or with the front desk on the first floor of the Museum. The Ulrich Museum provides a limited number of secure lockers free to visitors.

Photography

Visitors may take non‐flash, personal‐use photography except where noted. Share your images with us @ulrichmuseum #ulrichmuseum on , , and .

Food and drink

Food and drink may not be carried into the galleries Inside the galleries: For the safety of the art, pens and markers are not permitted within the galleries. Pencils are available at the front desk. As a courtesy to other museumgoers, cell phone conversations should be conducted outside of the galleries.

Parking

The Ulrich Museum provides four spaces near the front of the building that are reserved specifically for our guests, more information about parking on the WSU campus can be found at wichita.edu/parking.

Martin H. Bush Outdoor Sculpture Collection

The Ulrich Museum of Art’s Martin H. Bush Outdoor Sculpture Collection boasts 80 works spread across the 330-acre Wichita State University campus.

尊皇棋牌Funds to assure long-term care of this important collection are provided by the Joan S. Beren Outdoor Sculpture Conservation Fund.

Download the for non-stop access to the Martin H. Bush Outdoor Sculpture Collection through self-guided tours using images, text, video, and audio. the Ulrich app also includes a family tour, interactive maps, and more.

History

尊皇棋牌The Ulrich Museum of Art was established in 1974 to enhance and support Wichita State University's educational and service mission. Then-president Clark Ahlberg believed a superior university should be ever mindful of the thriving city surrounding it. In 1977 he articulated his commitment to this belief: "We have an obligation to reach as many people as possible and to do it with the highest standards—in this case, the highest artistic standards—if we are to properly serve this urban area." To execute his plan to make art an integral part of university and community life, Ahlberg recruited Dr. Martin H. Bush, formerly of Syracuse University. In 1971 Bush began his 20-year tenure as vice president of Academic Resources, during which he guided the establishment of a museum and collection that today enjoy a national reputation. In 2005 the American Association of Museums in Washington, D.C., awarded museum accreditation to the Ulrich, as one of only 12 accredited museums in Kansas.

The museum was named in honor of Edwin A. Ulrich, a Hyde Park, New York, businessman who donated his collection of more than 300 works by the early 20th-century painter Frederick Judd Waugh and set up an endowment to support the new institution. The founding of the Ulrich coincided with the construction of a new facility for the museum and the WSU School of Art and Design and Creative Industries, the McKnight Art Center. A 1995 renovation created additional gallery and office space as well as a terraced sculpture court at the entrance.

A key element of President Ahlberg's master plan for an enhanced university environment in the 1970s was the presence of major works of art situated outdoors throughout the campus. Today the Martin H. Bush Outdoor Sculpture Collection at Wichita State University boasts around 80 monumental works by such internationally eminent artists as Arman, Fernando Botero, Andy Goldsworthy, Barbara Hepworth, Luis Alfonso Jimenez, and Claes Oldenburg. In 2006 the journal Public Art Review ranked the Martin H. Bush Outdoor Sculpture Collection among the ten best on an American university campus.

Governance

尊皇棋牌The Ulrich Museum of Art is governed by its parent organization, Wichita State University. The museum director reports to the Provost.

尊皇棋牌The Museum is supported by the Ulrich Advisory Board, composed of no more than 25 university and community leaders. The Advisory Board reports to the WSU Foundation, which holds legal title to the museum's art collection. The long-term purposes and policies of the museum are subject to review by the Kansas Board of Regents.

The Ulrich benefits from a second support group. The Ulrich Museum Alliance, an association of no more than 18 individuals, supports the museum by providing active volunteers who are committed to:

  • raising awareness of the Ulrich;
  • building audience for and participation at Ulrich functions;
  • supporting Ulrich membership efforts.
Image Rights and Reproductions

Artworks shown on this website are copyrighted by the artists unless otherwise noted, and they may not be reproduced without permission of the copyright holder.

For information on obtaining reproduction permission for images in the Ulrich Museum's collection and on this website, please contact the Ulrich (316) 978-3664 or email ulrich@wichita.edu.

Appraisals and Appraisers

尊皇棋牌Ethical and legal considerations prohibit Ulrich staff from appraising or authenticating works of art for the public. Museum curators may not provide information on monetary value or physical condition of works of art.

The national organizers cited below provide information on professionals who do provide appraisals:

, 703-478-2228

, 212-889-5404

, 212-488-5550

International Society of Appraisers, 206-241-0359

Contact us

We value your input and are interested in hearing any comments about your experience here. If you have any questions or need information, please contact us:

Ulrich Museum of Art

Wichita State University
1845 Fairmount Street
Wichita, KS 67260-0046
Phone: (316) 978-3664
Fax: (316) 978-3898
E-mail: ulrich@wichita.edu

Ulrich Museum Staff

Leslie Brothers, Director
leslie.brothers@wichita.edu
尊皇棋牌 (316) 978-3017

Ksenya Gurshtein, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art
ksenya.gurshtein@wichita.edu
尊皇棋牌 (316) 978-6857

Jana Erwin, Head of Education
jana.erwin@wichita.edu
(316) 978-7116

Whitney Fiene, Office Manager
whitney.fiene@wichita.edu
(316) 978-6417

Ranjit Arab, Creative Communications Manager
ranjit.arab@wichita.edu 
(316) 978-6462

Carolyn Copple, Membership and Special Events Manager
carolyn.copple@wichita.edu  
(316) 978-6646

James Porter, Exhibition Designer and Production Manager
james.porter@wichita.edu
尊皇棋牌 (316) 978-5851

Ulrich Museum Registrar: ulrich.registrar@wichita.edu