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Shades of Greatness

Exhibit features art by 28 diverse artists who interpret the Negro Leagues experience.

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Youth Art Month

Visit the library by March 25 to view top art by Kansas K-12 students. Youth Art Month is a celebration of the visual arts.

Upcoming Exhibits

Shades of Greatness
Feb 24 – May 7, 2023
The Alice C. Sabatini Gallery will host “Shades of Greatness” Feb 24 – May 7, 2023. This is a stunning traveling art exhibit from the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City that features works created by local artists inspired by Negro Leagues Baseball history. Marking its 20th season, “Shades of Greatness” honors and celebrates African American history and sports, and is funded by National Endowment for the Humanities.

Unexpected Friends
May 24 – Aug 11, 2023
Join us for our annual summer exhibition for children. This year we explore the value of friendship.

Do Pi Ka: A Land Acknowledgement
Sept 8 – Nov 26, 2023
This exhibit acknowledges and honors the original inhabitants of Shawnee County.  Many tribes have cultivated the land, built homes, named the flora and fauna, and were forcibly moved to, and away from, what we now call home.  Often the history of Topeka and Shawnee County leaves out the many Nations that have called this land home.
Do Pi Ka: A Land Acknowledgement will explore art and culture of the Indigenous people and artists who made, and continue to make, Topeka and Shawnee County their home today.

Light & Shadow
Dec 15 2023 – Feb 18, 2024
Explore the dramatic interplay of light and shadow through art from the library’s permanent collection.

Exhibition Archive

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