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Second Saturday Selections

Don’t miss the brand new weekend programming “Second Saturday Selections”

Join museum staff at 1:00 or 2:30 pm Feburary 11 for a conversation about selections from the permanent collection or a current exhibition.

January 14: Explore the “hands” of Gordon Parks: An introduction to the Museum’s collection of Gordon Parks photography. Hosted by Kim Richards, Education Assistant.

Upcoming Second Saturday Selections:

March 11: Slow Art Day

April 8

May 13

For more information call 785-532-7718

Kansas Vet at Work Opening Reception 2/9/16

Public Opening Reception Feburary 9, 2017, 6:00pm


Mapping the Early Career of John Steuart Curry

January 17-May 13, 2017


Over a span of twelve years, Tom Mohr followed Dr. Lee Penner with his camera, as the large animal veterinarian made his rounds among family farms in Kansas. What emerges from this photographic adventure is a multifaceted representation of contemporary Kansas farm life, as seen through such routine tasks as calf deliveries and such dramatic events as a nighttime necropsy. Mohr’s photographs challenge his viewers to appreciate Kansas and its farmers with fresh eyes, expanding into contemporary times the movement of Regionalism started in the 1930s by John Steuart Curry, Thomas Hart Benton, and Grant Wood. See through Mohr’s camera the grandeur of a vast field with a lone red barn, the quirky charm of the veterinarian’s mud-encrusted van, and the strong bonds nurtured by a doctor and his community.


Related events

Related events

Thursday, February 9, 6 p.m.

Opening Reception for Kansas Veterinarian at Work: A Portrait by Tom Mohr 

Thursday, February 23, 5:30 p.m.

The Veterinarian’s War: Lieutenant Harry Hunt in the World War

Thursday, March 9, 5:30 p.m.

Gallery Walk with Dr. Lee Penner

Thursday, April 13, 5:30 p.m.

Anthrax & Abattoirs: The Archive of Colonel Frank Caldwell Hershberger



John Steuart Curry Exhibition Curator Lecture

Join us in the UMB theater as Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art Curator Elizabeth Seaton talks about research and the John steuart Curry: Mapping the Early Career Exhibition on Feburary 2, 2017 at 5:30. 


Light refreshments will be provided, and the galleries remain open until 8 after Thursday programming.