Upon a Time: Create Your Own Adventure

May 28 – December 21, 2024

Find inspiration for creating your own adventure stories from works of art in the collection. Organized in conjunction with the American Library Association’s 2024 summer reading theme, “Adventure Begins at your Library,” this exhibition will set the theme for the museum’s summer art programs and tours.

Works have been chosen to inspire creative thinking and represent a variety of cultures. Examples include Uruguayan-American illustrator Antonio Frasconi’s The Dog and the Crocodile and Dorothy Questions the Universe by Neal Ambrose-Smith (Salish-Kootenai/Métis-Cree/Sho-Ban). Summer activities will integrate storytelling, bookmaking, drama, puppetry and music.

The exhibition is co-curated by Sarah Morgan, a second-year master’s student in English (cultural studies and literature track) at Kansas State University. Morgan is also pursuing a graduate certificate in gender, women, and sexuality studies and aspires to be a museum professional in the future.

Major Sponsor: Greater Manhattan Community Foundation’s Lincoln & Dorothy I. Deihl Community Grants Program