The Rodrigo Valenzuela installation PROLE is now open in the Ulrich Underground
Rodrigo Valenzuela’s exhibition Prole, which is named after a pejorative term used to denote members of the proletariat or working classes, examines the history of the labor union movement in the United States and the fading spirit of collective bargaining in contemporary culture. Identifying the ways in which notions and expressions of individuality are prioritized over communal organization and activity, Valenzuela asserts that the erosion of a collective sense of shared responsibility towards the “greater good” of society results not only in weakened social capital but also, ironically, in the loss of personal identity. Read more.
Art For Your Ears lineup announced
Expand your artistic experience. Each month, the Ulrich Museum of Art invites you to bring your lawn chair—we’ll provide the refreshments—relax in the scenery of the Wichita State University campus, and enjoy Art For Your Ears! Rain location is the WSU Campus Activities Center (CAC) Theater. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information and to see videos of AFYE artists visit: ulrich.wichita.edu/afye
2016 Summer Concert Series:
THURSDAY, JULY 9
THURSDAY, AUGUST 25
Moreland & Arbuckle
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
do it at the Ulrich
The conceptual art exhibition do it is on view at the Ulrich through August 28. This iteration of do it is reimagined through the vision of students in the WSU School of Art, Design and Creative Industries course Concepts in Creative Industries: Curation and Installation of do it. From Fibonacci sequence studies of television channels to testing couple compatibility through fruit and vegetable shakes, do it makes use of an assortment of random and non-traditional objects to create art. Performing as curators, preparators, and artists, almost every aspect of this exhibition was created, fulfilled, and experienced by students learning to explore the art and museum world firsthand. Admission to the Ulrich Museum of Art is free.
Installation of Personnages Oiseaux in progress
Restoration of the last panels of the Joan Miró mural Personnages Oiseaux (Bird People) are underway, and installation of the steel armature that will support the mural is complete. The scaffolding is currently being removed, but will return later this summer as installation of the panels begins. The museum will be open throughout the installation of the mural. Installation of the mural is set to be finished early this fall, with a community celebration taking place October 30.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30
Miró Returns: Community Celebration