Waylande Gregory: Art Deco Ceramics and the Atomic Impulse
September 29, 2020 – May 15, 2021
Waylande Gregory (1905-1971), a native of Baxter Springs, Kansas, was one of the most innovative and prolific Art Deco ceramic sculptors of the early 20th century. His groundbreaking techniques enabled him to create monumental ceramic sculptures that had not previously been possible, including his Fountain of the Atom for the 1939 New York World’s Fair—a tribute to atomic energy that earned the attention of Albert Einstein. Gregory also developed revolutionary glazing and processing methods and was an important figure in the studio glass movement.
Image: Waylande Gregory, Girl with Olive, 1932, glazed stoneware, 14 1/2 x 8 x 6 1/2 in., private collection
February 9 - October 30, 2021
The Forms: Four Worlds | David Lebrun
Fall 2022 - Spring 2023
Though the full exhibition is postponed to 2022, museum visitors can enjoy this, the first of two tantalizing preview installations in 2021. Organized by the museum in collaboration with K-State’s Information Technology Services, the experimental multimedia installation is guaranteed to surprise and delight! This preview features the mysterious beauty of an ancient artifact through specially composed music and unique video animation. See the past differently!
Image: The Forms: Four Worlds. Simulation. © 2019 Night Fire Films