We’re well into Kansas summer with its inescapable geographic beauty, so for week 26 of our Kansas sesquicentennial video series we’re honoring the memories of renowned Kansas landscape artist, Robert Sudlow (1920-2010) and one of his most devoted patrons and generous TSCPL benefactor, Horace Eubank (1918-2005).
Walking out of the house today feels like stepping into an oven. Kansas summers are hot, but kilns are hotter, some reaching 2000 degrees fahrenheit. In keeping with the heat and oven theme, week 25 of our Kansas sesquicentennial video series is all about our Ceramic Arts Collection.
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).
School’s out and summer vacation is in full-swing. Whether you’re headed overseas or into the next county, you’re bound to use some form of navigation to get your bearings. In the spirit of not getting lost, for week 23 of our Kansas sesquicentennial video series we’re featuring our Map Collection.
This is week 22 of our Kansas sesquicentennial series, and as area high schools are preparing for graduation, we thought it would be appropriate to highlight our Yearbook collection. Yearbooks are a fantastic tool for anyone researching family history, or as time capsules for style, social trends, and local business history as seen through advertising. Parents and grandparents beware! That beehive hair-do and Jheri-curl might come back to haunt you.
What a cool idea: in May, Great Britain celebrates Local and Community History Month in hopes of increasing and promoting awareness of local history. So for week 21 of our Kansas sesquicentennial series, we’re piggybacking on their tradition and featuring our own storehouse of community history, the Library’s Vertical Files.
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.
May 1st was National Holocaust Remembrance Day. For week 18 of our Kansas sesquicentennial video series, we’re featuring “Crossroads”, a lithograph based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel “Maus: A Survivor’s Tale” by Art Spiegelman.
Yesterday, Christians all over the world celebrated Easter, so for week 17 of our Kansas sesquicentennial series, we’re highlighting In His Steps author and creator of the “WWJD” (What Would Jesus Do?) phenomenon, Charles Sheldon (1891-1946).
For week 16 of our Kansas sesquicentennial series, we’re focusing on ceramist Ken Ferguson (1938-2004), former Professor and Chair of the ceramics department at Kansas City Art Institute for over thirty years. “In 1981 Ferguson was voted one of the twelve greatest living potters in a readers’ survey by Ceramics Monthly magazine. His students included many successful contemporary ceramists including Richard [...]
It’s week 15 of our Kansas sesquicentennial video series and we’re celebrating the 256th anniversary of the April 15th publication of our Johnson Dictionary.