Upcoming Exhibitions

Hallowed Absurdities: Works by Theodore Waddell

Artist: Theodore Waddell

Though Theodore Waddell is best known for his modernist paintings of vast landscapes and livestock, he is driven and inspired by other interests that inform his primary work. Hallowed Absurdities is comprised of objects that may be surprising to viewers who are unaware of the artist's roots as a sculptor. The exhibition will offer a variety of enigmatic objects that connect to Waddell's sense of self, place and history.

January 12 - March 5, 2016
Reception, February 5, 5:30-7:30pm


Panel Discussion, Hallowed Absurdities: Work by Theodore Waddell
February 16, 2016, 6-7pm
David Carter, Washburn's Visiting Professor of Ethics and Leadership, will moderate a discussion on 2nd amendment rights, hunting and other topics of concern.  Panelists will include Dr. Mark Peterson, Professor of Political Science, and Chris Conner, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology.

Film: Sweetgrass
March 1, 2016, 6-7:30pm
Sweetgrass follows the last modern-day cowboys as they lead their flocks of sheep up into Montana's breathtaking and often dangerous Absaroka-Beartooth Mountains for summer pasture.  This astonishingly beautiful yet unsparing film reveals a world in which nature and culture, animals and humans, vulnerability and violence are all intimately meshed.

Mulvane Art Museum, 17th & Jewell Streets, Topeka, KS

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