Mulvane Art Museum WUmester Events

A sign with a photo and information along the sidewalk in front of the union.

Invitations to Listen

Dates: January 10 to June 3, 2023. Opening reception Feb. 3.
Mulvane Art Museum

Invitations to Listen, a contemplation of the 2023 WUmester theme of health and healing, presents work that artist Rachel Epp Buller created in response to her daily walks during a residency in Alberta, Canada. While on her walks, Buller explored how listening can be a mindful, intentional act carried out not just with the ears but with the whole body. Her art invites you to slow down, ground yourself in the here and now, and listen.

The Mulvane Art Museum has installed signs around campus that follow the 1.25 mile WU walking path. The signs include photographs by artist Rachel Epp Buller, whose work is featured in "Invitations to Listen" at the Mulvane. The signs also have a QR code that leads to a sound work by Buller.

Contour drawing

The Art of Healing: Exploring Inner Life in Contour Drawing

Dates: February to May 2023
Mabee Library

This exhibition highlights the work of Elizabeth Layton and Robert Ault, two Kansas artists who explored the healing power of drawing in their practices. Layton (1909-1993) took up contour drawing in her 60s as a way of working through depression, anger, and grief. Ault (1936–2008) was a professional art therapist whose work helped spread awareness of the healing potential of creative practices. Their drawings channel anxieties, explore personal struggles, and express hope and resilience.

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