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Mulvane Art Museum

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Address: Washburn University, 17th and Jewell, Topeka, KS
Phone Number: 785-231-1124
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Tue 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Description: The permanent collection of the Mulvane Art Museum is national and...
The permanent collection of the Mulvane Art Museum is national and international in scope and is also well represented with Kansas and regional artists. Other features are the ArtLab: look, create, understand education facility, a hands-on activity center for all ages. The Mulvane is open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed major holidays, Thanksgiving weekend and mid-December through mid-January.
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Great small art museum with interesting exhibits. The exhibits change often. Be sure to check out the children's activities. I have taken students many times. Check their website.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2014
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My husband and I were in Kansas for his job and he read that they had a Rembrandt there and we drove 90 miles to see it. Upon arrival we were told that they had it but it wasn't on display. Very disappointed but enjoyed other aspects of the museum. We bought a piece of art in the gift shop... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Great small art museum with interesting exhibits. The exhibits change often. Be sure to check out the children's activities. I have taken students many times. Check their website.

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Mulvane Art Museum on the campus of Washburn University is a true treasure. Five galleries feature ever-changing exhibitions from the museum's collection, as well as visiting exhibits. Staff are warm and friendly and very knowledgable. The gift shop is excellent with a wide variety of art related items. The ArtLab is an experience for all ages. Museum admission is... More 

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Orland Park, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

So many paintings and exhibits to view and enjoy. On our visit in November the faculty had an exhibit on the upper floor

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We love the Mulvane Art Museum's ART LAB - there is so much to do and the volunteers are wonderful about teaching the various art methods & techniques. Best part of it - it's FREE!!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

I am an art lover and an amateur photographer, but this is really a BIG disappointment as an art museum. The collection is extremely limited here. We practically finished this place in 15 minutes. The good thing is the museum is free, and the staff were very friendly. No photography was allowed inside (unless you are an art student on... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

As a WU student, this a great place to enjoy art (and some peace and quiet). The exhibits are always changing and it's totally worth the trip, especially on a weekday afternoon. The staff is amazing and make it even better.

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Topeka, Kansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

The Mulvane is small, but always has great shows. They bring in both local and national artists and exhibits. In addition, they offer an "Art Lab" for kids, which is outstanding. They also offer classes for kids and adults.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

We went to the Mulvane to see the Charles M. Schulz exhibit. The museum is small but the exhibit was fun. We also viewed the current collection in the upstairs gallery. The gift shop has really neat, unique items!

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Topeka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

The Mulvane Art Museum opened in 1924. It's a small, beautiful museum showing a wide variety of art, national and regional in scope. The art lab, which many think is just for kids, is a great experience for all ages. And everything--entry and art lab--is free. The museum is located on the beautiful Washburn University campus and is a good... More 

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Additional Information about Mulvane Art Museum

Address: Address: Washburn University, 17th and Jewell, Topeka, KS
Phone Number: 785-231-1124
Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Topeka
Open Hours:
Tuesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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