Living Between Cultures
Start this Final Friday at the Ulrich Museum of Art as the museum presents a rare opportunity for discourse with internationally known artist Annu Palakunnathu Matthew.
A photo-based artist, Matthew will present artwork that explores her experiences of living between cultures—England, India and the United States. Her work is influenced by this transnational experience and includes concepts related to being an immigrant, assimilation and living as a hyphenated American.
Annu Palakunnathu Matthew is Professor of Art and Director of the Center for the Humanities at the University of Rhode Island. She is the recipient of a Fulbright fellowship, John Gutmann fellowship, MacCall Johnson fellowship, Rhode Island State Council of the Arts fellowship and the American Institute of Indian Studies Creative Arts fellowship. Matthew’s work has been exhibited worldwide, including the RISD Museum, Newark Art Museum, Guangzhou Biennial of Photography, China, and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
See Matthew’s work in the exhibition POSTDATE: Photography and Inherited History in India, on view through December 13.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
5:30 P.M. RECEPTION | Ulrich Museum
6:30 P.M. PROGRAM | CAC Theatre
POSTDATE ARTIST TALK: Annu Palakunnathu Matthew
Living Between Cultures
Family Fun Day provides a passage to India
Squish, splat, sneeze and swirl! Bring the whole family to explore color, texture, sound and sights inspired by the art and culture of India. Partake in the traditional art practices of bowl making with clay, jump into vibrant bursts of color in our hands-on Art Lab, explore an interactive art tour in the galleries, and experience how artists from today mark the past with ideas from the present.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3
1–3 P.M. FAMILY FUN DAY
Fundraising for iconic mural is complete
The Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State received its third $150,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to complete the final stages of the $2.2 million restoration for Miró’s monumental glass and marble mosaic, “Personnages Oiseaux” (Bird People). This grant completes the financial campaign for the mural restoration.
The award will support conservation expenses for the last 17 panels in the mosaic. Conservation of the mural is a groundbreaking endeavor, and research will be published after the completion of the restoration, which is expected next summer. The target date for reinstallation is November 2016.