52 for 150: What’s So Special About Your Library’s Topeka State Hospital Artifacts?

Today is National Mental Health Awareness Day, and for week 41 of our Kansas sesquicentennial video series, we’re highlighting the recent acquisition of a copper cupola and a yellow brick from the top and sides of the former Topeka State Hospital. PLUS! Hear Susan Marchant tell the story of one famous resident, Boston Corbett.

"Pale Evening—Pink and Green" by Lisa Grossman; oil.

Master Advice From Painter Lisa Grossman

We asked the artists in our current art exhibit, Kansas Masters, what advice they have for new artists and what the word “master” means to them.

"Butterfly Effect, Bambi Torso", "Butterfly Effect, Porcelain Tiara" and "Butterfly Effect, Wetlands Daughter" by Linda Ganstrom; mixed media

Master Advice From Sculptor Linda Ganstrom

We asked the artists in our current art exhibit, Kansas Masters, what advice they have for new artists and what the word “master” means to them.

Master Advice From Ceramist Eric Abraham

We asked the artists in our current art exhibit, Kansas Masters, what advice they have for new artists and what the word “master” means to them.

52 for 150: What’s So Special About George López?

It’s week 36 of our Kansas sesquicentennial video series, and in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re taking a closer look at our Jorge López collection of santos wood carvings.

Kansas Masters Invitational Art Exhibit Video Preview

Jay Nelson, co-owner of the Strecker-Nelson Art Gallery in Manhattan, Kansas and the force behind this biennial exhibit, gives a wonderful interview about the history of the show, how he defines a “master” and what he hopes you take away from this exhibit. Kansas Masters opens at 9AM on September 2.