Ulrich Museum summer exhibitions showcase vacations, new acquisitions

Two new exhibitions, “On Vacation!” and “Art Is a Superpower!,” go on display at the Ulrich 11 a.m.-5 p.m. May 20-July 31. The museum is open Monday-Saturday and admission is free. Click here for directions and parking.

On Vacation! features pieces from the Ulrich’s permanent collection that celebrate excursions and adventures. This includes John Baeder’s photographs of 1970s American diners, the art of Alexander Calder and George Grosz and a series of colorful prints from Dutch artist Karel Appel  among other works.

Art is a Superpower! shines a spotlight on the amazing new pieces the museum has acquired over the last five years, including stunning photographs of powerful Black women by rising star Ayana V. Jackson, a series of drawings on blue disposable face masks by world-famous Chinese-born artist Ai Weiwei and giant sculpture pieces from Tom Otterness, creator of the iconic Millipede and Shockers sculptures on campus. These works represent themes of identity, human rights, democracy and patriotism.

The Ulrich will have lots of wonderful programming to accompany these exhibitions. Check ulrich.wichita.edu/programs  for updates.