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Solving for X = Identity

Regular Museum Hours, April 14, 2021 | Ulrich Museum of Art-Wichita State University

Solving for X is a series of exhibitions organized by the Ulrich Museum of Art in collaboration with university scholars across campus. The intent of the Museum is to work with WSU scholars in all disciplines to create visualizations of their research. The objective is to explore the potential for the Museum to make accessible to the public the fascinating and important research taking place on campus. We are thrilled by the opportunity to work with WSU researchers and excited about the challenges we will face together in discovering how to create visual pathways to understanding.

Cheyla Clawson was originally inspired to create this project from her grandmother who shared her stories of growing up in rural Kansas. “I failed to capture her stories in her own words while she was still alive.” This inspired the collaborative work “Matrilineage.” In the spring of 2020 eight dance majors interviewed their mothers, grandmothers and in some cases great grandmothers and asked about their memories of the homes they grew up in. The dance students used the interview materials to create dances that captured unique memories. The project ended in a performance that included voiced-over recordings of the interviews. This led to preserving and telling the stories of important women in the Wichita community in assisted living communities. “Kansas Lineage” is currently in progress and grant funded by the Regional Institute of Aging.

Museum Hours
Mondays-Saturdays: 11am-5pm
Sundays, University & Major Holidays: Closed

Photo: Cheyla Clawson, She Moved the Prairie, 2020. Film still. Photo credit: Nora Dooley

  • Admission:

    Free

  • Recurrence:

    Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

  • Days:

    January 21, 2021 - May 8, 2021

  • 2021-04-14 2021-05-08 17:00:00 Solving for X = Identity <p>Solving for X is a series of exhibitions organized by the Ulrich Museum of Art in collaboration with university scholars across campus. The intent of the Museum is to work with WSU scholars in all disciplines to create visualizations of their research. The objective is to explore the potential for the Museum to make accessible to the public the fascinating and important research taking place on campus. We are thrilled by the opportunity to work with WSU researchers and excited about the challenges we will face together in discovering how to create visual pathways to understanding.</p> <p>Cheyla Clawson was originally inspired to create this project from her grandmother who shared her stories of growing up in rural Kansas. “I failed to capture her stories in her own words while she was still alive.” This inspired the collaborative work “Matrilineage.” In the spring of 2020 eight dance majors interviewed their mothers, grandmothers and in some cases great grandmothers and asked about their memories of the homes they grew up in. The dance students used the interview materials to create dances that captured unique memories. The project ended in a performance that included voiced-over recordings of the interviews. This led to preserving and telling the stories of important women in the Wichita community in assisted living communities. “Kansas Lineage” is currently in progress and grant funded by the Regional Institute of Aging.</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Museum Hours</span><br />Mondays-Saturdays: 11am-5pm<br />Sundays, University &amp; Major Holidays: Closed</p> <p><em>Photo: Cheyla Clawson, She Moved the Prairie, 2020. Film still. Photo credit: Nora Dooley</em></p> 1845 N. Fairmount Wichita, KS America/Chicago
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