Friends of the Wichita Art Museum

Friends of the Wichita Art Museum FWAM is a dynamic social and volunteer organization that supports the Wichita Art Museum.

With an initial deposit of $293,105.07 in 1997, the Friends established what has now become a three million dollar endowment through its fundraising activities, gently used Book Sales, luncheon lecture series and a prestigious symposium that spotlights an important area of American art.

This could be you scoring big at the READiculous Book Sale April 26-28! 📚 We will have miles of aisles filled with light...
04/25/2024

This could be you scoring big at the READiculous Book Sale April 26-28! 📚 We will have miles of aisles filled with lightly loved bibliophile bargains. All proceeds from the READiculous Book Sale benefit Wichita Art Museum's events and programs.

📚Our READiculous Book Sale is this weekend! 📚 Not only will there be TONS of used books for sale, on Saturday from 11am ...
04/24/2024

📚Our READiculous Book Sale is this weekend! 📚 Not only will there be TONS of used books for sale, on Saturday from 11am to 3pm there will be activities for the whole family during Wichita Art Museum's READiculous Family Art Venture. Performances, storytelling, activities in the galleries, and art making will spark your creativity on this day devoted to books and art. Best part is, it's FREE!

We are thrilled to have author Patrick Bringley at our Wooden Lecture Series on May 1 at Wichita Art Museum. Patrick spe...
04/23/2024

We are thrilled to have author Patrick Bringley at our Wooden Lecture Series on May 1 at Wichita Art Museum. Patrick spent a decade as a guard at the MET Museum and will be sharing stories from his book All The Beauty In The World: The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Me.

This is a free event but you must RSVP 👉 https://wam.org/event/howard-e-wooden-speaker-series-with-author-patrick-bringley/

📚Our biggest used book sale of the year is coming up next week! 📚Join us at the Wichita Art Museum April 26-28 for the R...
04/19/2024

📚Our biggest used book sale of the year is coming up next week! 📚

Join us at the Wichita Art Museum April 26-28 for the READiculous Book Sale! There will be books, books, and more books plus entertainment, too!
🎟️Free general admission to the museum and to the READiculous Book Sale. Don't forget 💰 for books!

April is   and Wichita Art Museum held a special party to celebrate its volunteers. Last year FWAM members volunteered o...
04/06/2024

April is and Wichita Art Museum held a special party to celebrate its volunteers. Last year FWAM members volunteered over 4,700 hours. We are proud of the work we do to support WAM!

FWAM Mini Used Book Sale is tomorrow from 10am to 3pm! 📚All proceeds benefit ! See you there!
03/22/2024

FWAM Mini Used Book Sale is tomorrow from 10am to 3pm! 📚All proceeds benefit ! See you there!

FWAM had a special tour of Wichita Art Museum’s newest exhibition after our board meeting today. Making American Artists...
03/11/2024

FWAM had a special tour of Wichita Art Museum’s newest exhibition after our board meeting today. Making American Artists: Stories from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1776-1976 is on view until April 21. Check it out!

We had a wonderful time listening to WAM Curator Tera Hedrick talk about their newest exhibit Making American Artists du...
03/02/2024

We had a wonderful time listening to WAM Curator Tera Hedrick talk about their newest exhibit Making American Artists during WAM Nights. The exhibit is a must see!

Please help us welcome our newest members to Friends of WAM! We are so happy to have you! L to R: Kathryn Black, Cynthia...
02/20/2024

Please help us welcome our newest members to Friends of WAM! We are so happy to have you!

L to R: Kathryn Black, Cynthia Miller, Jennifer Whipple-Griffin, and Madeline Janzen.
Not pictured: Connie Kendall

Calling all book lovers and collectors! This Saturday from 10am to 3pm we are having our Mini Used Book Sale at Wichita ...
01/16/2024

Calling all book lovers and collectors! This Saturday from 10am to 3pm we are having our Mini Used Book Sale at Wichita Art Museum! We will have a wide selection of gently-used books for all ages and interests. 📚 All proceeds from the Mini Used Book Sale benefit WAM’s events and programs. See you there!

We are thankful for the community support in 2023! Whether you bought a book at our book sales, brought your family to t...
12/29/2023

We are thankful for the community support in 2023! Whether you bought a book at our book sales, brought your family to the Holiday Open House, enjoyed lunch and conversation at Art on a Monday or learned something new at a Wooden Lecture, you helped play a role in raising funds for . We are excited for what 2024 will bring!

FWAM wants to thank everyone who attended Wichita Art Museum’s Holiday Open House! Santa and Mrs. Claus loved meeting ev...
12/02/2023

FWAM wants to thank everyone who attended Wichita Art Museum’s Holiday Open House! Santa and Mrs. Claus loved meeting everyone…including the Wichita Fire Department who saved the day! We had amazing performances from Holy Savior Catholic Church Academy Choir and Wichita Children's Theatre and Dance Center. Happy holidays

Books make great holiday gifts! 📚 This Saturday is your chance to stock up at the Mini Used Book Sale at Wichita Art Mus...
12/01/2023

Books make great holiday gifts! 📚 This Saturday is your chance to stock up at the Mini Used Book Sale at Wichita Art Museum. It is free to attend and then stay for the rest of the holiday activities!

🎄🎁 A special invite from the Friends of the Wichita Art Museum ~ Books make the best stocking stuffers, so start your Christmas shopping early at the this weekend! Then stay for the rest of the holiday activities! It's the perfect way to start off the Christmas season. Free to attend. See you this weekend at 10am!📖📚

www.wam.org/events

We are so excited for the Wichita Art Museum’s Holiday Open House this Saturday, December 2 from 10am to 1pm! Get your p...
11/29/2023

We are so excited for the Wichita Art Museum’s Holiday Open House this Saturday, December 2 from 10am to 1pm! Get your picture taken with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and their reindeer, enjoy holiday performances and storytelling and create your own work of art. Plus, we will have a Mini Used Book Sale. We hope to see you there!

Our Holiday Open House is coming up on Saturday, December 2! Check out the details on Wichita on the Cheap!
11/21/2023

Our Holiday Open House is coming up on Saturday, December 2! Check out the details on Wichita on the Cheap!

The Wichita Art Museum has FREE admission and a FREE Holiday Event planned for its annual Open House on December 2, 2023. Embrace the spirit of the season

Thank you Wichita Mom for featuring the Wichita Art Museum's Holiday Open House! It is going to be a wonderful holiday e...
11/17/2023

Thank you Wichita Mom for featuring the Wichita Art Museum's Holiday Open House! It is going to be a wonderful holiday event for the whole family! 🎅🤶

Get in the holiday spirit with Wichita Art Museum’s Family ARTVenture Holiday Open House for festive activities for the whole family. Admission is FREE and families can celebrate the holidays […]

See you Saturday!
10/24/2023

See you Saturday!

Calling all book lovers and collectors! The Friends of the Wichita Art Museum will have a wide selection of gently-used books for all ages and interests. All proceeds from the Mini Used Book Sale benefit WAM’s events, exhibitions, and programs.

October 28th | 10am to 3pm

www.wam.org/events

The FWAM Board met today under the Chihuly Studio chandelier to plan great things for the Wichita Art Museum!
10/09/2023

The FWAM Board met today under the Chihuly Studio chandelier to plan great things for the Wichita Art Museum!

11/10/2020


MINI BOOK SALE: Friends of WAM will hold its next mini book sales on 11/27/20 & 11/28/20, 10:00-3:00 ea day. A variety of book categories available at reasonable prices. Masks required. Held in conjunction with Winter Art Mania.

11/02/2020

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE—Sun, 12/6/20, 2:00-4:00–FWAM invites you to warm up with holiday cheer at WAM! BYOC - bring your own camera for an outside Photo Op as Santa will be taking a toymaking break to swoop in on his sleigh w live reindeer (socially-distanced line and socially-distanced photo). FREE Museum Admission! Holiday shopping galore inside at the WAM Museum Store. See the WAM art exhibitions. The Muse Museum Cafe will be open for food & beverage purchases. Treats and individual art-making bags will be handed out to kids.

Leave it to the artist to leave his mark on history.From Artnet News: An Artist Is Transforming the Parking Lot of the Q...
05/28/2020

Leave it to the artist to leave his mark on history.

From Artnet News: An Artist Is Transforming the Parking Lot of the Queens Museum Into a Tribute to Health Care Workers ‘So Big It Can Be Seen by Satellite’

Artist Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada's mural appears in one of New York City's hardest-hit neighborhoods.

05/25/2020

FINALLY!

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03/26/2020

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03/26/2020

Postponed or cancelled until further notice. 😔

MAR27 Postponed until July 17: Interactive Film Screening: Grease
Tomorrow 6 PM • 376 guests
MAR28 Cancelled: Mini Used Book Sale
Sat 10 AM • 583 guests
MAR28 Postponed: Family ArtVenture: WAM BAM Disco Time
Sat 11 AM • 207 guests
APR1 Cancelled: Senior Wednesday: Mid-America All-Indian Center
Wed 10 AM • Myron Ackerman is going
APR9 Postponed: Curator Talk with Candice Hopkins
Thu 6 PM • 67 guests
APR12 Cancelled: Drop-In Tour: Preston Singletary
Sun 2 PM • 33 guests
APR14 Postponed: Volunteer Appreciation Reception
Tue 5 PM • Christopher Gulick is going
APR21 Cancelled: Tuesday Tour: Preston Singletary
Tue 2 PM • Christopher Gulick is going
APR24 Cancelled: Members-Only Late 'til 8
Fri 5 PM • 37 guests
APR25 Postponed: Renovation Opening Day Extravaganza
Sat 11 AM • 129 guests
APR25 Cancelled: Docent Dialogues in the Galleries: Preston Singletary
Sat 1 PM • 18 guests

Mourning the close of museums.
03/25/2020

Mourning the close of museums.

Indeed, there may be "safety" in art.From Artnet News: Want to avoid catching the coronavirus? Maybe you should have bee...
03/21/2020

Indeed, there may be "safety" in art.

From Artnet News: Want to avoid catching the coronavirus? Maybe you should have been an artist.

Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators, have a remarkably low risk for contacting the disease, according to new data compiled by the New York Times.

Art is the second-safest career, with a physical proximity score of nine and a disease exposure of zero. That ranks it behind only loggers and just ahead of authors and writers, who are at zero on exposure but 14 on proximity.

Graphic designers have comparatively less risk: they score zero for exposure and 34 for how close they typically get to other people.

Thank you to our loyal WAM community. The world has turned inside out in the past week. A sense of belonging means so mu...
03/20/2020

Thank you to our loyal WAM community.

The world has turned inside out in the past week. A sense of belonging means so much more in anxious days. We thank you—our incredible WAM community—for all the ways you connect and care about the Wichita Art Museum. We’ve honestly felt it this week, as many reached out to the museum. The support is so very appreciated.

Stay safe, remain healthy. We will be back in action and together again. It can’t come soon enough, and we will reach out virtually during this period as we weather a global crisis. We thank you for support of the Wichita Art Museum.

David Hockney from his home in Normandy, France, creates a new painting to brighten the spirits of all those sequestered...
03/19/2020

David Hockney from his home in Normandy, France, creates a new painting to brighten the spirits of all those sequestered from Covid-19.

FWAM board member, Mickie Moore Brown, shares her "Doors and Windows on the World" with us--photos she took on a recent ...
03/16/2020

FWAM board member, Mickie Moore Brown, shares her "Doors and Windows on the World" with us--photos she took on a recent trip to Egypt.

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Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 12pm - 5pm

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