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100 Years: The Topeka Art Guild

On October 16, 1916, a group of Topeka artists, patrons and enthusiasts met to organize a new art group. Its purpose was “to bring more and better art in Topeka,” to promote education about the arts, to teach art classes, and to enrich the lives of Topekans. Come see their art on October 10!

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Art2Wear is sculpture for the body

How would it feel to wear a work of art? Four artists create sculpture for the human body in the gallery’s newest exhibit.

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Topeka Competition 32

Exciting new 3-D art and craft works are on display in the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery.

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The library’s art collection is now online!

We’re building a database of the library’s collection of art – and you can search it the way you do the library’s catalog. Go to our new database to see the first 600 artworks from our art collection of more than 6,000 pieces.

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When does a bug not belong in bug art?

While unpacking the art for our next exhibit, I found a dead silverfish on one of the paintings. The big question: was it supposed to be there?

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Congratulations on your graduation!

This is a big accomplishment. Instead of playing a stately piece over and over, let’s step things up! We came for the ceremony, not an organ recital.

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Art Review – Consumed

Justin Marable and Juniper Tangpuz ask us to think about our environment and history as a whole, and how it changes through time. What would dinosaurs think of today’s technology?

Art Deco tea set by Clarice Cliff

Sabatini Gallery expanding hours!

Many American Museums close for Mondays, and between exhibits. Not us! Our entry gallery will always provide an art experience at your library.

Vincent Van Gogh: Irises, 1889

Why does art cost so much?

One of the toughest questions young artists ask is “How do I set prices for my work?” It’s hard to think of a labor of love as a commodity. But art is a business.

Forgiven man by Jim Bass

Jim Bass sculpture – Lost and Found!

Stolen, then found: Jim Bass’s sculpture “Forgiven Man” is a bronze at First Congregational Church that speaks of hope and redemption.