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!
How would it feel to wear a work of art? Four artists create sculpture for the human body in the gallery’s newest exhibit.
Exciting new 3-D art and craft works are on display in the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery.
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.
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?
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.
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?
The Topeka Zoo’s orangutan, Rudy, has just had a baby boy. Alice Sabatini drew portraits of lots of the zoo’s animals.
Many American Museums close for Mondays, and between exhibits. Not us! Our entry gallery will always provide an art experience at your library.
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.
The Friends of the Library sponsors our competitions. From their sponsorship, we are able to purchase art for the library’s collection. Here are this year’s purchase award winners.
Stolen, then found: Jim Bass’s sculpture “Forgiven Man” is a bronze at First Congregational Church that speaks of hope and redemption.