Artist talk with internationally renowned photographer Gerco de Ruijter and more at the Ulrich

Artist talk with internationally renowned aerial photographer Gerco de Ruijter

Gerco de Ruijter, Contact Sheet #1

Gerco de Ruijter, Contact Sheet #1, 2012. Ultrachrome print 44×135 inches

Gerco de Ruijter is the second Ulrich Underground artist-in-residence since the program began in 2014. The Ulrich is currently exhibiting works De Ruijter brought from Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He will be creating new pieces during his stay and adding them to his exhibition, On The Grid, which is on view through September 13 at the Ulrich.

De Ruijter creates stunning aerial landscape images through his innovative use of technology, often examining the imprint left on the earth by people. He will speak about aerial photography and his fascinating work studying the grid corrections of our landscape during his artist talk this Thursday.

5:30 P.M. Reception | Ulrich Museum
6 P.M. Program | McKnight 210
Artist Talk: Gerco de Ruijter / On The Grid


Unwind with Art For Your Ears

Unwind with Art For Your Ears

Art For Your Ears first concert of 2015

The first Art For Your Ears concert of the summer with Nikki Moddelmog, Shane Marler and Dennis Hardin was a perfect evening filled with music, art and friends. The Ulrich continues the concert series with award winning and internationally touring blues musician Doug MacLeod. Experience an artistically rich evening under the sky with the Ulrich Museum of Art.

Art For Your Ears
Doug MacLeod
Free admission
Light refreshments served


See the 20th Faculty Biennial before its gone

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Interactive art

The Wichita State University School of Art, Design and Creative Industries 20th Faculty Biennial is on view through August 23. Numerous museum visitors have remarked that this is the best Faculty Biennial in its 40 year history. Make plans to experience work created by the world-class faculty of WSU SADCI soon.



New Tom Otterness installation coming to campus

Tom Otterness, Makin' Hay

Tom Otterness, Makin’ Hay

This August, the Martin H. Bush Outdoor Sculpture Collection will have a new installation from Tom Otterness, the creator of WSU’s beloved sculpture Millipede. Tom Otterness’ Makin’ Hay will be placed at the intersection of Perimeter Road and Mike Oatman Drive. Makin’ Hay, a group of three 18-foot tall sculptures, has been seen most recently at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. The group sculpture will be on loan to the Ulrich until the summer of 2017 through the generosity of the Alturas Foundation.


Volunteer Spotlight: Mallory Medvene

Mallory Medvene

Mallory Medvene

Mallory Medvene has proven to be an integral part of the digitization project, currently in its first phase. During phase one, each object in the collection—over 6,300 works of art—will be photographed, documented, and entered into a database. The database will provide open-access to the full collection held by the Ulrich Museum of Art—an invaluable resource.

With her background in IT and organizing databases, Mallory has been an asset to the project and to the Ulrich. She has volunteered her time assisting in the creation of the database, adding information from the collections records to the new digital database—and tracking down new information in the instances of incomplete records. Her contributions will have a tremendous impact that the museum, its patrons, and those seeking information about the collection will benefit from for years to come. Mallory says she enjoys being involved in the project and is happy to put her professional skills to good use.

“It has been a real pleasure and is often one of the highlights of my week,” Mallory says of her experience. “I had expected to enjoy seeing more of the art that is in the collection but not on display—I hadn’t expected how much I would enjoy the people I would be working with and that has been the very best part of the experience.”