Exhibitions

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Two amazing exhibits fill the Gallery through August: Photographs from the National Archives and Smithsonian, and a permanent collection show featuring AlBo glass, a local and family-run glassblowing studio

Main Gallery

JAN 28 – MAR 15
InCiteful Clay
Exploring social commentary as an emerging movement in contemporary ceramics

APR 3 – MAY 10
A Hero’s Journey
Be the hero of this interactive exhibit for children with art, clues, and maps

MAY 24 – AUG 2
Searching for the Seventies: DOCUMERICA
From disco to Watergate, this historic photo project explores everyday life in the 1970s

AUG 14 – SEP 27
Reviving the Past
Contemporary artists inspired by art history’s Masters

OCT 9 – NOV 15
Ofrendas
Area artists remember loved ones with mixed-media sculptures inspired by Día De los Muertos (Mexico’s Day of the Dead)

DEC 4 – JAN 31, 2016
Topeka Competition 32
This national 3-dimensional art competition showcases a wide variety of work from around the country

Front Gallery

JAN 26 – APR 24
What True Grit {might have} Looked Like
Documentary photography of the old West by Frank Steele

APR 25 – JUN 28
Curate This!
Area high school students take on the permanent collection

JUN 29 – SEP 20
AlBo: A Family Tradition
Featuring stories and work from the Sheafors, Topeka’s first family of glass

AUG 24 – SEP 20
Washburn Sesquicentennial: Buildings We Remember
Featuring watercolor by Ken Cooper, rediscover Washburn University’s campus and see how it has evolved over the last 150 years

SEP 21 – DEC 13
About Face
Exploring the human portrait from sittings to selfies

DEC 14 – FEB 14, 2016
Multiple Voices, Multiple Histories
Reflections on the American Civil War

Exhibition Archive

For past exhibition information, jump to our exhibition archive below. You may also visit our Exhibition photo archive on our Flickr page.