Ulrich Museum Programs & Events

All Ulrich events are free, open to the public, and located at the museum, unless noted otherwise.

Burnt Generation: Azadeh Akhlaghi and Gohar Dashti

Tuesday, October 23
5:30 P.M. Reception Ulrich Museum | 6 P.M. Program CAC Theater

The profound social and political upheaval of the 1979 revolution that overthrew the Pahlavi monarchy provides the context for the photographic storytelling of the artists in Burnt Generation. Exhibition artists Azadeh Akhlaghi and Gohar Dashti will discuss the personal, political, and social themes in their work with Dr. Jessica Gerschultz, Assistant Professor, The Kress Foundation Department of Art History, African/African American Studies, University of Kansas and Dr. Razi Ahmad, Center for Global and International Studies, University of Kansas.
Funding for this program is provided by Humanities Kansas, a nonprofit cultural organization that connects communities with history, traditions, and ideas to strengthen civic life.

B.A. Shapiro: The Collector’s Apprentice

Wednesday, October 24
5:30 P.M. Reception | 6 P.M. Program

New York Times bestselling author B.A. Shapiro has made the historical art thriller her own with such novels as The Muralist and The Art Forger. Now, with The Collector’s Apprentice—her third, boldest, and unrivaled book—Shapiro takes readers to Paris in the 1920s and the ever-fascinating world of Gertrude Stein’s salon. The result, like all of Shapiro’s much-loved work, is a seamless blend of art history and fictional narrative. Shapiro has taught sociology at Tufts University and creative writing at Northeastern University.
Presented in partnership with Watermark Books & Café.

Writing Now/Reading Now: Whitney Terrell

Thursday, October 25
5:30 P.M. Reception | 6 P.M. Fiction Reading

Whitney Terrell’s 2016 Iraq-set novel The Good Lieutenant is “exhilarating” says Jayne Anne Phillips and belongs among “the ranks of great war novels.” His 2001 The Huntsman opens with a corpse found in the Missouri River and deepens from a standard mystery to explore racism over generations. The 2005 King Of Kings County describes wheeler-dealers in Kansas City splitting the land to perpetuate a vicious Jim Crow world. The novelist teaches writing at UMKC.
Writing Now/Reading Now is co-sponsored by the WSU Department of English, Fairmount College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Watermark Books & Café, and the Ulrich Museum of Art.

Family Fun Day

Saturday, October 27
1:00 – 3:00 P.M.

Bring the whole family for an afternoon of gallery exploration, games, and hands-on art making activities inspired by the artists, ideas, and materials featured in our fall exhibitions. Snacks and refreshments provided. Free and open to the public.

Sharing | Learning | Action: A Celebration of Horizontes

Monday, October 29 | 5 P.M.
Advanced Learning Library | 711 W 2nd Street N.

Do you live in NORTH WICHITA? The NORTHEND or the NORTHEAST? We welcome you to join Horizontes at the Wichita Advanced Learning Library for a community gathering SHARING the stories and history of North Wichita. Opening a representative space for LEARNING the power of people when brought together. Taking collective ACTION to shape a vision for the future. Come hear the stories and history of your community from local residents, and take part in the future of shaping North Wichita! Plus, come share your story and join in the collection of North Wichita history.