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Kansas Postcard Collection


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Kansas Postcard Collection The Kansas Postcard Collection was donated to Fort Hays State University and the community of Hays by the Association of Community Arts Agencies in 2006. The display is located in the FHSU Robbins Center and is one of the largest collections of original Kansas Art in the world. There are 635 original artworks presented in 25 framed displays that date from 1978 to 2002. The artwork is as diverse as the artists themselves and includes nature, people, abstracts, places and just about any style and type of art that you would see in full size paintings and drawings.

The collection is a result of a 25 year competition that was open to all Kansas Artists. The artists could enter three artworks on a flexible backing. The works were limited to the exact size of a postcard and the artists created and submitted their entries on these small sized art versions. The entries were then juried, the winners were awarded a cash prize and their winning entries were printed and included in a packet of postcards that were sold at Arts Councils and tourist venues across the state. Posters were also printed. The original artworks became the property of ACAAK and were toured around the state for years. The community of Hays has the largest percentage of artists who were postcard winners in the collection. Visitors are welcome to stop at the Robbins Center and view this impression collection of Kansas art.

Admission: Free Admission
Hours: 8 am to 4:30 pm. Closed on Friday during the summer.
Address: Robbins Center – West Hwy 183 By-pass


Admission: FREE
Address: Robbins Center FHSU Campus
Phone: 785-628-5620
Our Website:foundation.fhsu.edu/robbins_center/

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