“The Lady in Gold” by Anne-Marie O’Conner is a wonderfully written tale of suspense. O’Connor divides this book between art patron, Adele Bloch-Bauer, the artist Gustav Klimt and his unforgettable masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I.
Threading Body & Space, an exhibit by Carol Ann Carter, offers a mix of painting, drawing, papier mâché, sewing, digital imaging and non-traditional quilting for your exploration and reflection at the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery inside the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. Opening reception will be 5:30pm April 6 during Topeka’s First Friday ArtWalk. [...]
Visit the Home Neighborhood for ideas on updating your walls with paint!
For week 50 of our Kansas sesquicentennial video series, we’re taking a closer look at artist Albert Bloch, head of drawing and painting from 1923-1947 at the University of Kansas, and only American member of Der Blaue Reiter, Germany’s most important group of artists in the 20th century which contributed greatly to the development of Expressionism.
It’s national Native American Heritage Month, so for week 48 of our Kansas sesquicentennial video series, we’re featuring painter Eanger Irving Couse, founding member of the Taos Society of Artists known for his lifelong fascination with Native American culture and serious figurative scenes of the Indians of Taos Pueblo.
For week 32 of our Kansas sesquicentennial video series, we’re staying local and featuring artist and Menninger Clinic art therapy pioneer, Mary Huntoon.
It’s summer and perfect weather for an afternoon drive through the Kansas countryside. Why not pack a lunch, grab your sketchbook or camera and document the landscape like our featured artist for week 24 of our Kansas sesquicentennial series, Birger Sandzén (1871-1954).
It’s week 20 of our Kansas sesquicentennial series, and as May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, we’re taking a closer look at artist Roger Shimomura.
A popular community hangout for families has a new look. Come into the library and see for yourself the recent improvements to our Kids Library. A book, a movie or one of our children’s programs is a great excuse to visit your library. We are painting the walls – and look for 3D attractions like [...]
From the forest to the beach, the walls in the Youth Services area take kids on a journey and engage them with the library, making memories to last a lifetime. From birth to middle school, the library encourages learning to read to reading to learn. A new mural has added vibrancy to the area stretching [...]