Whatever best fits your schedule and focus, Sabatini staff will tailor any tour to your needs. Long, short, general overview, self-guided or specific focus—we’ve done them all. Just let us know what you need and we’ll be happy to work with you.
Request a tour. Please include: Your name, phone number, date and time, desired length of tour (15, 30, 60 minutes, etc.), how many students, your institution or group name, specific focus—techniques, design concepts, art appreciation, general overview, etc. We even had a Boy Scout Troop ask us to focus on self-respect!
Art Programs and Classes
From classes for kids and adults, to exhibit-related activities for visitors of all ages, our goal is to offer more than just art on a wall. You might make a collage, learn watercolor techniques, discover a new hobby, or brush up on your art history knowledge.
Hands-on art explorations are integrated with science, technology, engineering and/or math. Participants solve a variety of challenges through innovation and design to gain an understanding of how things relate to one another. This program is for kids aged 8-12 years old and happens on the third Wednesday of each month.
Art in Common
Nurture your creative spirit through discussion, exploration and hands-on art-making. Discover new art media and techniques while connecting with other creative people. Find inspiration and resources in our community, gallery, library and online. This program is for adults and happens on the second Wednesday of each month.
Can’t make it in? We can visit your school or community. The library’s Speakers Bureau brings audiences quality speakers and trainers—specialists that will entertain, inspire or inform.
Art Up Close
We’ve partnered with area schools to bring students and art together at one table. Whether it’s Cair Paravel and Topeka Collegiate studying our Jorge López woodcarvings, Washburn University researching our West African art collection, or University of Kansas Advanced Ceramics browsing our contemporary clay pots, we can offer an up-close experience with original art and artifacts.
Email the Gallery with questions or program suggestions.
Our exhibits are available online, 24-7. Photos of the art, text panels, links to artists—it’s all there if you can’t make it by in person.
We’re building an online gallery of the library’s collection of art. View the first 600 artworks from our art collection of more than 6,000 pieces. Learn more.