Contemporary Art on Campus
The Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University connects viewers with artists and artworks that reflect our world today. Located in McKnight Art Center, the museum holds a permanent collection of more than 6,700 works. Its Martin H. Bush Outdoor Sculpture Collection includes 76 works spread across the 330-acre WSU campus. Students may explore the galleries Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and on weekends from 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Applied Learning at the Ulrich
ADCI students have opportunities to work alongside the Ulrich's professional staff, assisting with events, marketing and education efforts. Additionally, students have co-curated exhibitions with Ulrich curatorial staff and Brittany Lockard, associate professor of art history.
Faculty Biennial Exhibition
Transmissions: XXIV Faculty Biennial
January 26 - April 22, 2023
To see work from this year's exhibition, click here.
The Faculty Biennial is a venerable tradition on the WSU campus and the longest-running series of exhibitions at the Ulrich Museum. The Biennial represents the breadth of creative work and research being undertaken by the faculty of the School of Art, Design and Creative Industries (ADCI). The 2023 edition showcases the work of faculty who specialize in art history, art education, ceramics, drawing, fiber, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and mixed and new media. The Biennial’s theme, Transmissions, seeks to prompt reflections and start conversations about the altered creative landscape in which artists and educators, like the rest of us, find themselves in the wake of nearly three years of disruptions and changes. Making art in response to global paradigm shifts has set new challenges and opened new pathways for creative reflection. The theme invites a dialogue among ADCI faculty and Ulrich audiences on rethinking art practice in response to a participatory post-digital landscape, the de-centering of long-standing historical narratives, and the transcendence of familiar boundaries and borders.
This exhibition and associated programs are generously supported at the Ulrich Museum by the ongoing support of Salon Circle members, who make the Museum’s exhibitions and programs possible through their Salon memberships. The Ulrich also receives funding for general operational support from the City of Wichita and Wichita State University.