Ulrich spring exhibition invites community to opening celebration

Explore the newest exhibitions on display this semester at the Spring Exhibition Opening Celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 in the Ulrich Museum of Art. Come for a sip, a snack and a first look at these works on display:

Tuan Andrew Nguyen: The Boat People in the Amsden Gallery
In his 2020 film, Vietnamese artist Tuan Andrew Nguyen visualizes a depopulated, post-apocalyptic world, where a group of five children sail the seas and try to understand their ancestors’ past through the traces of material culture they find.

Nature in the Floating World: Images of Nature in Japanese and Chinese Art
Featuring Japanese woodcut prints by internationally influential 19th century masters of ukiyo-e as Andō Hiroshige and Katsushika Hokusai, a variety of works by participants in the 20th century shin-hanga and sōsaku-hanga movements to revive and revitalize woodcut printing, and two large-scale works by contemporary Chinese artists Huang Yan and Liu Guosong. These works capture great inventiveness and beauty in approaches to depicting the natural world and reveal its deep interconnectedness with human life.

Transmissions: The XXIV Faculty Biennial
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 WSU’s School of Art, Design and Creative Industries. 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.

Ulrich receptions are an engagement of artists and art fans with music, food and fun. Like all of their events, the Opening Celebration is free and everyone is welcome.