Main Gallery

Topeka Competitions 33
NOV 10 – JAN 7, 2018
This national three-dimensional competition showcases a wide variety of work from around the country.
African-American Builders of Topeka
JAN 19 – MAR 11

Highlighting the ordinary and extraordinary stories of African-Americans in Topeka and Shawnee County, this is a community-driven exhibitions.

In the Studio: Book artists at work
MAR 25 – MAY 6

Visit the studios of various book artists and learn how they create these wonderful works of art.

Music and Art!
MAY 25 – AUG 19

See music and hear art play together. Explore the world of music and art at this year’s summer exhibit.

The Printed Image 7
SEPT 7 – OCT 21

This national juried print competition features artists working in hand-pulled print media and presents the latest concepts and techniques in printmaking.

Over There: Americans Abroad in World War I
NOV 9 – JAN 6, 2019
This traveling exhibitions showcase World War I overseas military photography from the immense photographic holdings of he National Archives. The exhibition includes photographs from the fronts, behind the lines, and the consequences of the war as well as how it was remembered.

Front Gallery

Highlights from the Library’s Art Collection

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.

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Exhibition Archive

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

Years 2011-2015