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Mulvane Art Museum

Mulvane Art Museum
1700 South West College Avenue
785-670-1124

Mission:

The mission of the Mulvane Art Museum at Washburn University is to provide members of the Washburn community and Topeka residents and visitors a museum where they can learn to think independentally and critically about art, appreciate art as a vehicle for communicating human values, and value the diversity of human creativity.

History:

Joab R. Mulvane, 1837-1929, came to Kansas in 1876 and distinguished himself as one of the most successful Kansan's of his generation.  The breadth of his interests has shaped Kansas and beyond especially in shipping logistics given the strategic advantage of Kansas as a single point distribution hub for North America.  He was president of at least nine railroads and presided over the Chicago, Kansas and Western Railway Company, as its President, when it built over 900 miles of rail lines for the Santa Fe.  In 1922 Mulvane pledged a gift to build the Mulvane Art Museum and the building opened to the public in 1924.  In 1946, through the encouragement of Alexander Tillotson, Director of the Washburn Art Department, the Topeka Junior League spreaheaded the formation of a group now known as the Friends of the Mulvane Art Museum.

Accredited by the American Association of Museums in 1988, the Mulvane Art Museum, one of the oldest art museums west of the Mississippi, houses a collection of approximately 4,000 objects from around the world including paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, photographs and decorative art.  While international in scope, the Museum's collection focuses on the works of artists from Kansas and the Mountain Plains region of the Unitied States. In addition to exhibiting works from the collection the Museum also presents changing exhibitons featuring artists from around the world.



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Upcoming Events at Mulvane Art Museum

Exhibition - Endangered Art: A Reprise

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Topeka, KS
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Exhibition - 100 minus 5: Variations In The Art Of Printmaking

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Topeka, KS
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Exhibition - Endangered Art: A Reprise

Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Topeka, KS
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Exhibition - Endangered Art: A Reprise

Friday, Aug 23, 2019 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Topeka, KS
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Exhibition - Endangered Art: A Reprise

Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Topeka, KS
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Exhibition - Endangered Art: A Reprise

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019 from 10:00am to 7:00pm
Topeka, KS
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Exhibition - Endangered Art: A Reprise

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Topeka, KS
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Exhibition - 100 minus 5: Variations In The Art Of Printmaking

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Topeka, KS
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Exhibition - Endangered Art: A Reprise

Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Topeka, KS
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Exhibition - Endangered Art: A Reprise

Friday, Aug 30, 2019 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Topeka, KS
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Exhibition - Endangered Art: A Reprise

Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Topeka, KS
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Exhibition - Endangered Art: A Reprise

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2019 from 10:00am to 7:00pm
Topeka, KS
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Exhibition - Endangered Art: A Reprise

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Topeka, KS
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Exhibition - Endangered Art: A Reprise

Thursday, Sep 5, 2019 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Topeka, KS
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Exhibition - Endangered Art: A Reprise

Friday, Sep 6, 2019 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Topeka, KS
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Exhibition - Endangered Art: A Reprise

Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Topeka, KS
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Exhibition - Endangered Art: A Reprise

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019 from 10:00am to 7:00pm
Topeka, KS
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Exhibition - Endangered Art: A Reprise

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Topeka, KS
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Exhibition - 100 minus 5: Variations In The Art Of Printmaking

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Topeka, KS
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Exhibition - Endangered Art: A Reprise

Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Topeka, KS
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Exhibition - Endangered Art: A Reprise

Friday, Sep 13, 2019 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Topeka, KS
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Exhibition - Endangered Art: A Reprise

Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Topeka, KS
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Exhibition - Endangered Art: A Reprise

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019 from 10:00am to 7:00pm
Topeka, KS
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Exhibition - Endangered Art: A Reprise

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Topeka, KS
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Exhibition - 100 minus 5: Variations In The Art Of Printmaking

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Topeka, KS
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Exhibition - Endangered Art: A Reprise

Thursday, Sep 19, 2019 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Topeka, KS
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Exhibition - Endangered Art: A Reprise

Friday, Sep 20, 2019 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Topeka, KS
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Exhibition - Endangered Art: A Reprise

Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Topeka, KS
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Exhibition - Endangered Art: A Reprise

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019 from 10:00am to 7:00pm
Topeka, KS
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Exhibition - Endangered Art: A Reprise

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Topeka, KS
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Exhibition - 100 minus 5: Variations In The Art Of Printmaking

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Topeka, KS
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Exhibition - Endangered Art: A Reprise

Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Topeka, KS
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Exhibition - Endangered Art: A Reprise

Friday, Sep 27, 2019 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Topeka, KS
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Exhibition - Endangered Art: A Reprise

Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Topeka, KS
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Exhibition - 100 minus 5: Variations In The Art Of Printmaking

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Topeka, KS
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Exhibition - 100 minus 5: Variations In The Art Of Printmaking

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Topeka, KS
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Exhibition - 100 minus 5: Variations In The Art Of Printmaking

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Topeka, KS
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Exhibition - 100 minus 5: Variations In The Art Of Printmaking

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Topeka, KS
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Exhibition - 100 minus 5: Variations In The Art Of Printmaking

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Topeka, KS
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Exhibition - 100 minus 5: Variations In The Art Of Printmaking

Wednesday, Nov 27, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Topeka, KS
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Exhibition - 100 minus 5: Variations In The Art Of Printmaking

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Topeka, KS
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Exhibition - 100 minus 5: Variations In The Art Of Printmaking

Wednesday, Dec 18, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Topeka, KS
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Exhibition - 100 minus 5: Variations In The Art Of Printmaking

Wednesday, Dec 25, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Topeka, KS
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Exhibition - 100 minus 5: Variations In The Art Of Printmaking

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2020 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Topeka, KS
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