View this community-driven exhibit that highlights the stories of African-Americans in Topeka and Shawnee County.
Since 1977, the Friends of the Library have sponsored the Topeka Crafts Competitions. “Highlights from the Art Collection” will be on display in the front gallery until the end of January 2018.
Be amazed what artists can do with clay, fibers, metals, minerals, glass and wood in the Topeka Competition 33 art exhibit.
Discover the excitement and wonder surrounding the World’s Fair: Columbian Exposition and life in the 1890s. View newspapers, illustrations, photographs and ads of the time.
Discover various artwork from the library’s permanent collection that reference or are influenced by fiber art.
Kansas, regional and international artists play with texture and turn textiles into unexpected art objects during our next art exhibit.
Help create the summer exhibit at the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery! Together we will explore our world in the 16th Annual Art Exhibit for Children.
A Sense of Place the Curate This! art exhibit curated by two Topeka teens is on display in the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery May 6 – July 16, 2017. The exhibit explores the idea that happiness comes from understanding who we are and where we belong in the world.
To help celebrate their first 40 years, the library has partnered with Ballet Midwest to showcase their rich history through a selection of photographs, costumes, and props and display in the rotunda. When your here, don’t forget to look up to see more iconic tutus on display!
Sometimes, artistic limitations can foster even greater creativity; when text is minimal or absent, book artists must decide how to tell stories using different tools.
Whether they use traditional materials or more modern ones, book artists thoughtfully consider the physical experience of reading the book when making their design decisions.
Beginning in the early twentieth century, the tensions between words and images provided a basis for experimentation in art.