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Ulrich Museum of Art

Ulrich Museum of Art
1845 Fairmount Street
316-978-3664

The Ulrich Museum of Art, located on the campus of Wichita State University, is the region's source for modern and contemporary art. Since its founding in 1974, the museum has served as Wichita's premier venue for contemporary works by established and emerging artists of national and international significance. A lively schedule of provocative and challenging exhibitions is complemented by an important collection of 20th-century painting, sculpture, works on paper, and photography, as well as works by 21st-century artists.

Mission Statement:

Expand human experience through encounters with the art of our time.


Recent News

Ulrich Honored For Publication Design

Museum News Museum Honored for Publication Design The Ulrich Museum of Art was presented with a graphic design award at the Kansas Museum Association Conference Nov. 9 in Topeka. The award is presented to a Kansas museum or organization to…

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Ulrich Museum of Art - Remembering Judy Higdon

In Memorium: Judy Higdon 1936-2022 The Ulrich Museum of Art has lost an avid supporter and dear friend. Judy Higdon, lifelong Wichitan and Wichita State graduate, was a painter, teacher and, as she once expressed it, a “professional…

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Ulrich Museum of Art - A Message from Vivian, Sculpture Installed at Woolsey Hall

A Message from Vivian, Sculpture Installed at Woolsey Hall From Our Director Connections, Community, and Collaboration Please join us in welcoming Vivian Zavataro to the Ulrich Museum! “Today marks one week of my start as the Executive…

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Ulrich Museum of Art U-News Weekly Newsletter - September 23, 2022

Contemporary Indigenous Arts Festival Offers Performances, Workshops and Films September 23, 2022, Wichita, Kansas – The Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University today released the line-up of performances, artist talks, hands-on…

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Contemporary Indigenous Arts Festival Coming in October

Contemporary Indigenous Arts Festival to be hosted by the Ulrich Museum in October Wichita, Kansas – Live performances, artist talks, hands-on workshops, and a film program will join the Myths of the West exhibit as the Ulrich Museum of Art…

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Ulrich Museum of Art - School Supply Drive, Upcoming Fall Events

WSU Staff Senate is excited to share an opportunity to support neighboring schools and the Wichita community by facilitating the collection of school supplies for local youth organizations. There are two businesses we will be supporting: ICT…

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Ulrich Museum of Art - Our New Director, Arts Partners, Summer Break

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Ulrich Museum of Art U-News Weekly Newsletter - July 29, 2022

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Ulrich Museum of Art - Senior Wednesday Talk, Sculpture Glow And Free Outdoor Movie, And More

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Ulrich Museum of Art U-News Weekly Newsletter - July 18, 2022

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Ulrich Museum of Art U-News Weekly Newsletter - June 27, 2022

Second Ulrich Director candidate visits campus today, gives public presentation this afternoon The second of the two Ulrich Director candidates invited to campus will deliver a public presentation later today at 2:30 P.M in Beren Gallery. It is…

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Ulrich Museum of Art U-News Weekly Newsletter - June 20, 2022

Two Ulrich Director candidates will visit campus, give public presentations this week and next The search committee in charge of finding the next Ulrich Director has invited two candidates to make campus visits. Identities of those candidates will…

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Ulrich Museum of Art U-News Weekly Newsletter - June 13, 2022

Ulrich Museum of Art U-News Weekly Newsletter Senior Wednesday program features Ulrich staff members discussing their 'Deep Dive' selections 10:00 A.M. Reception, 10:30 A.M. Program. Free and open to all. Senior Wednesday is back at the…

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Ulrich Museum of Art - Public opening for the Dr. Sam and Jacque Kouri Collection Study Center is this Saturday

Ulrich unveils new Dr. Sam and Jacque Kouri Collection Study Center to public on Saturday WICHITA, Kan.--Think of it as a library for masterpiece works of art. The new Dr. Sam and Jacque Kouri Collection Study Center at the Ulrich Museum of…

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Summer 2022 Exhibitions Take Visitors on a 'Deep Dive' Into the Ulrich Permanent Collection

Wichita, KS - The two summer exhibitions opening this Thursday at the Ulrich Museum of Art on the Wichita State University campus both feature selections from the museum's permanent collection. But that's where the similarities end. Approaching…

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Ulrich Museum of Art U-News Weekly Newsletter - May 23, 2022

Summer Exhibition Opening Celebration is this Thursday! We're putting the finishing touches on our Summer 2022 Exhibitions--and they look amazing! Don't forget to join us this Thursday, May 26th, from 5-8 P.M., when we unveil our two new shows:…

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Ulrich Museum of Art U-News Weekly Newsletter - May 2, 2022

This week is your last chance to see the Spring 2022 exhibitions! This Saturday, May 7th, is the last day you can see our amazing Spring 2022 exhibitions. Whether it's Ann Resnick's careers-spanning Chapter & Verse, the two immersive video…

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Ulrich Museum of Art U-News Weekly Newsletter - April 25, 2022

Artist Jos Sances gives Voices from the Vault talk tomorrow evening We are thrilled to invite you to the latest installment of the "Voices from the Vault: The 1990s" lecture series tomorrow, Tuesday, April 26th (5:30 P.M. Reception | 6:00 P.M.…

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Ulrich Museum of Art U-News Weekly Newsletter - April 18, 2022

Indian American artist Rina Banerjee speaks with Salon Circle this Thursday Salon Circle members are in for a special treat this week with a special talk from Indian American artist Rina Banerjee. The program takes place this Thursday, April…

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Ulrich Museum of Art U-News Weekly Newsletter - April 18, 2022

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Ulrich Museum of Art U-News Weekly Newsletter - April 11, 2022

Ulrich Alliance scholarship winners announced The Ulrich Alliance, a volunteer board of 18 members, awards two scholarships each spring to an undergraduate and graduate student from WSU's School of Art, Design and Creative Industries. The…

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Ulrich Museum of Art Weekly Newsletter - April 2022

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Ulrich Museum of Art Weekly Newsletter - March 28, 2022

Popular 'Pass the Mic' night is back this Thursday Our first-ever student open mic night last month, "Pass the Mic," was such a huge success that we've already scheduled another one for later this week! Join us from 7-9 P.M., this Thursday,…

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Ulrich Museum of Art Newsletter - March 21, 2022

Community Forum tomorrow examines the role the arts play in maintaining good mental health Join us tomorrow, Tuesday, March 22 (5:30 P.M. Reception, 6:00 P.M. Program) for a discussion on the impact of the arts on our resilience and mental…

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Ulrich Museum of Art Newsletter - March 14, 2022

Senior Wednesday program features gallery tour led by artist Ann Resnick Join us this Wednesday morning, March 16th (10:00 A.M. Refreshments, 10:30 A.M. Program) for a special Senior Wednesday program with artist Ann Resnick as she leads us on a…

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Ulrich Museum of Art Newsletter - March 7, 2022

U-News Weekly Newsletter Ann Resnick's Artist Talk is Tomorrow! We are excited to host Wichita-based artist Ann Resnick for a discussion with Curator Ksenya Gurshtein. The program takes place at the Ulrich tomorrow, Tuesday, March 8th (5:30 P. M.…

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Ulrich Museum of Art Newsletter - February 28, 2022

WSU Visiting Emerging Fiction Writer gives reading at the Ulrich Tuesday evening The Writing Now/Reading Now series is back this Tuesday, March 1st (5:30 P.M. Reception, 6:00 P.M. Program) with a fiction reading by Sindya Bhanoo, WSU’s 2022…

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Ulrich Museum of Art Newsletter - February 21, 2022

Our Spring Exhibition Celebration is this Friday! Don't forget to join us this Friday, February 25th, from 5-8 P.M. to celebrate our spring exhibitions surrounded by art, music, and friends. The celebration is free and open to the public; masks are…

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Ulrich Museum of Art Weekly Newsletter - February 7, 2022

REMINDER: Art + Mental Health program originally scheduled for February 8 moved to March 22nd Just a friendly reminder that the Art + Mental Health community forum originally scheduled for February 8th, has been moved to Tuesday, March 22nd (5:30…

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Ulrich Museum of Art News: WSU Fine Arts Dean Rodney Miller named Ulrich Museum Interim Director

WSU Fine Arts Dean Rodney Miller named Ulrich Museum Interim Director WICHITA, Kan.--Dr. Rodney Miller, dean of the College of Fine Arts at Wichita State University, has been named the Ulrich Museum of Art’s interim director as the…

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Ulrich Museum of Art Weekly Newsletter - January 24, 2022

Spring 2022 Exhibition Celebration Friday, February 25th | 5-8pm Ulrich Spring Exhibitions open this Thursday, Celebration rescheduled for late February We are thrilled to announce that our four Spring 2022 Exhibitions will open this Thursday,…

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Ulrich Museum of Art Director Leslie Brothers Announces Resignation

Wichita, KS - Ulrich Museum of Art Director Leslie Brothers has announced her resignation effective February 15th. Brothers has accepted a position as executive director at Museum Campus in her hometown of Kenosha, Wisconsin. She has served as the…

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Ulrich Museum of Art Weekly Newsletter - December 13, 2021

Ulrich Museum closed for winter break starting December 19th Like the rest of the Wichita State University campus, the Ulrich Museum of Art will be closed for the winter break, starting on Saturday, December 19th and running through Sunday,…

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Ulrich Museum of Art Weekly Newsletter - December 6, 2021

The Spring 2022 Ulrich Update is now available online! Our latest Ulrich Update, for Spring 2022, is now available on our website. If you're on our mailing list for the Update, you'll receive your copy in the mail soon after the new year. The…

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Ulrich Museum of Art Weekly Newsletter - November 29, 2021

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Ulrich Museum of Art Weekly Newsletter - November 22, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Just a friendly reminder that we will be closed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of this week for Thanksgiving. We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday! Our regular gallery hours will resume on Monday, November…

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Ulrich Museum of Art Weekly Newsletter - November 15, 2021

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Ulrich Museum of Art Weekly Newsletter - November 8, 2021

Ulrich Billboard Project honored at the Arts Council's 2021 Art Awards Last week our Ulrich + Artists + You Community Billboard Project was among those honored at the Arts Council, Wichita, Kansas 2021 Art Awards, receiving the Special…

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Ulrich Museum of Art Weekly Newsletter - November 1, 2021

Remembering the greatness of Ruth Ann Forsberg-Martin It's with an extremely heavy heart that we share the news of the passing of our dear friend Ruth Ann Forsberg-Martin. Ruth Ann and her husband Scott Martin have been tremendous supporters of…

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Ulrich Museum of Art Weekly Newsletter - October 25, 2021

Bird expert gives talk tomorrow related to 'Look, it's daybreak, dear, time to sing' exhibition Join us at the Ulrich on, Tuesday, October 26th, at a special time (3:30 P.M. Program, Reception to follow), for a Citizen Science in Action talk…

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Ulrich Museum of Art Weekly Newsletter - October 18, 2021

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Ulrich Museum of Art Weekly Newsletter - October 11, 2021

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Ulrich Museum of Art Weekly Newsletter - October 4, 2021

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Ulrich Museum of Art Weekly Newsletter - September 27, 2021

Artist talk with Nancy Davidson tomorrow kicks off 'Voices from the Vault' look at the 1990s Our Voices from the Vault series is back with what promises to be an entertaining talk with artist Nancy Davidson. Join us Tuesday, September 28th (5:30…

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Ulrich Museum of Art Weekly Newsletter - September 20, 2021

Ulrich hosts Czech Fulbright scholar researching university art museums You’ll be able to easily spot Fulbright scholar Dr. Eva Gartnerová at an upcoming Ulrich Museum of Art reception or program—she’ll be the one…

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Ulrich Museum of Art Weekly Newsletter - September 13, 2021

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Ulrich Museum of Art Weekly Newsletter - September 6, 2021

We are closed on Sep 6th The Ulrich Museum of Art is closed on Monday, September 6th, in observance of Labor Day. We'll be open again on Tuesday and will resume regular gallery hours throughout the week (11 a.m.- 5 p.m.). Although the Museum is…

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Ulrich Museum of Art Weekly Newsletter - August 30, 2021

Fall 2021 Exhibition Opening Celebration is a huge success! We had an amazing turnout for our Fall 2021 Exhibition Opening Celebration last week. More than 300 people joined us for the unveiling of our two new exhibitions--Love in the Time of the…

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Ulrich Museum of Art Weekly Newsletter - August 16, 2021

Fall 2021 Exhibitions open this Thursday We're busy putting the finishing touches on installing the two exciting Fall 2021 exhibitions, which we'll unveil this Thursday, August 19th. The exhibitions-Love in the Time of the Anthropocene and…

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Ulrich Museum of Art Weekly Newsletter - August 8, 2021

Preview of Fall 2021 Exhibitions! Our Fall Exhibitions open soon--on August 19th--and we'll have one of our usual opening celebrations a week later, on the 26th. In the meantime, here's a quick preview of the two exhibitions: Love in the Time of…

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Ulrich Museum of Art Weekly Newsletter - August 2, 2021

Construction has begun on the new Dr. Sam and Jacque Kouri Collection Study Center! We are excited to announce that on, Monday, August 2nd, marks the official start of construction on the new Dr. Sam and Jacque Kouri Collection Study Center. Once…

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Ulrich Museum of Art Weekly Newsletter - July 26, 2021

See the summer exhibitions before they close! This week is your last chance to see our amazing summer exhibitions--Art Is a Superpower! and On Vacation! They'll be taken down after the Museum closes this Saturday, July 31st. Whether you're…

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Ulrich Museum of Art Weekly Newsletter - July 12, 2021

See the summer exhibitions before they're gone! If you haven't been by the Museum to see our amazing summer exhibitions--Art Is a Superpower! and On Vacation!--you'll want to do so before they are taken down at the end of the day on July 31st.…

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Ulrich Museum of Art Weekly Newsletter July 5, 2021

The Ulrich will be closed today, Monday, July 5th, in honor of Independence Day. We hope you had a wonderful Fourth of July! Ulrich Virtual program tomorrow looks at John Baeder, hyperrealist painter of American diners Our Ulrich Virtual…

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Ulrich Museum of Art weekly News June 28, 2021

WSU Men's Head Basketball Coach Isaac Brown visits the Ulrich Museum We were thrilled to host two very special guests from WSU Athletics at the Museum last week when Shocker Men's Head Basetball Coach Isaac Brown and Ryan Hillard, Special…

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Ulrich Museum of Art Weekly Newsletter June 15, 2021

Registration still available for Ayana V. Jackson virtual program later today! The dynamic artist Ayana V. Jackson will be our special guest for an Ulrich Virtual program tonight--and you won't want to miss it! If you've seen her works in our…

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Ulrich Museum of Art News - June 8, 2021

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Ulrich Museum of Art Weekly Newsletter June 1, 2021

Twister Grande (tall) sculpture dedication is next Wednesday! Join us a week from tomorrow when we officially dedicate Alice Aycock's sculpture, Twister Grande (tall), the 81st piece in our world-class Martin H. Bush Outdoor Sculpture Collection,…

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Summer Exhibitions, Ulrich Virtual, and More! Weekly Newsletter May 25, 2021

Summer exhibitions are now on display! Our two summer exhibitions--On Vacation! and Art Is a Superpower!--are now up and ready for your viewing! The shows already got some wonderful coverage in last Sunday's Wichita Eagle. You can view them…

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Ulrich Museum of Art Weekly Newsletter - May 19, 2021

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Ulrich Museum of Art Weekly Newsletter - April 20, 2021

Holmes Museum Director discusses African artifacts featured in Renée Stout exhibition Our current exhibition, Renée Stout’s Ghosts, incorporates six objects from the collection of Wichita State University’s Lowell D.…

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Ulrich Museum of Art Weekly Newsletter - April 13, 2021

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Ulrich Museum of Art Weekly Newsletter - April 6, 2021

Faculty talk Wednesday features WSU artists Jennifer Ray and Megan St. Clair The Ulrich Museum of Art's series of virtual talks with artists featured in the XXIII Faculty Biennial exhibition continues at 10 a.m. CST Wednesday when Jennifer Ray,…

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Ulrich Museum of Art Weekly Newsletter - March 30, 2021

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Ulrich Museum of Art Weekly Newsletter - March 23, 2021

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Ulrich Museum of Art News - March 9, 2021

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Ulrich Museum of Art News - March 2, 2021

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Ulrich Museum of Art News - February 23, 2021

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Ulrich Museum of Art News - February 16, 2021

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Ulrich Museum Of Art News - February 9, 2021

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Ulrich Museum Of Art News - February 2, 2021

Ulrich celebrates Black History Month with two exciting exhibitions and lots of virtual programs Happy Black History Month! The Ulrich currently has two amazing exhibitions by prominent African American artists on display--and lots of amazing…

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Ulrich Museum of Art Weekly Newsletter - January 26, 2021

Special event next month combines storytelling and baking to explore language in a parallel world Next month, the Ulrich will help host an exciting virtual event that combines storytelling, linguistics, and, believe it or not, baking! We invite…

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Ulrich Museum of Art Unveils Four Exciting New Exhibitions on Thursday, January 20, 2021

The Ulrich Museum of Art is Back! After a challenging 2020 that saw Wichita State University's art museum close to the public for much of the year, the Museum is finally open again and preparing to unveil four exciting new exhibitions to the…

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Ulrich Museum of Art Weekly Newsletter - January 19, 2021

Spring 2021 exhibitions open from Jan 21st! This Thursday, January 21st, The Ulrich will proudly unveil its Spring 2021 exhibitions! Although we won't have the large public opening party we typically host, the exhibitions will be up starting on…

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You are Invited to Our First Spring 2021 Virtual Exhibition!

In July of 1944, Winifred Poingdestre, the director of the then-Fisher Gallery wrote in her yearly report to the university administration: "Our collection has remained on view to be an inspiration to those who visit it and a proof that in midst of…

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Ulrich Museum of Art Weekly Newsletter - January 12, 2021

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Ulrich Museum of Art News - January 5, 2021

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Ulrich Museum of Art Weekly Newsletter - December 15, 2020

Happy Holidays from the Ulrich Thank you for supporting the Ulrich Museum and we look forward to seeing you in the new year! Don’t forget to include a visit to the Martin H. Bush Outdoor Sculpture Collection in your safe holiday adventures.…

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Ulrich Museum of Art Weekly Newsletter - December 8, 2020

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