Wichita Art Museum

Wichita Art Museum Mission: The Wichita Art Museum connects people, ideas, and art through remarkable experiences. Purchases help to support WAM’s educational programs and events.
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Located in the Museums on the River District near Downtown Wichita, the Wichita Art museum brings people, ideas and American art together to enrich lives and build community. WAM's remarkable collection, boasting over 10,000 pieces, encapsulates the essence of American artistic heritage. Discover Dale Chihuly's mesmerizing installations—the enchanting "Persian Seaform" at the entrance and the dazz

ling "Confetti Chandelier" in the Great Hall. Explore the monumental "Living History" sculpture by Beth Lipman. Bring home a fabulous find from WAM from our curated selection of gifts available at the Museum Store. Savor culinary delights at the Museum Café, 1400 by Elderslie, offering pastries, coffee, and a delightful lunch menu. Indulge in weekend brunches and a thoughtfully curated beverage selection, including craft cocktails and a refined wine list. Admission is free, excluding special exhibitions ($12 for adults/seniors; FREE for students with ID and youth under 18). Don't miss the Museum Store! Immerse yourself in American artistry and explore the vibrant heart of Wichita's art scene at the Wichita Art Museum.

01/08/2024

Edward Hopper’s work is the most recognizable art in America. Countless painters, photographers, and filmmakers have been influenced by his art – but who was he, and how did a struggling illustrator create such a bounty of notable work?

This new film features expert interviews, diaries, and a startling visual reflection of Hopper’s art, his life, and his relationships.

🎬🎨Watch the film then see his artwork in our gallery!
⏰Jan. 12th | 6:30pm
💰$10 public or $5 members
www.wam.org/event/hopper-an-american-love-story

Dear Patrons, the Museum restaurant, 1400 By Elderslie, is closed. We apologize for any inconvenience, WAM is planning t...
01/05/2024

Dear Patrons, the Museum restaurant, 1400 By Elderslie, is closed. We apologize for any inconvenience, WAM is planning to reopen the café with reimagined offerings to enhance the dining and catering experience for our visitors. Thank you for your understanding; we will keep you updated as plans unfold.

All previously scheduled events and rentals at 1400 by Elderslie will be honored.

Come visit us and see the artwork in the Cessna Gallery by Marco Hernandez! 😃 All part of our free admission to WAM.
01/04/2024

Come visit us and see the artwork in the Cessna Gallery by Marco Hernandez! 😃 All part of our free admission to WAM.

📣 NOW OPEN! 📣

🖼 Marco Hernandez: Sin Perder A Mis Raíces (Without Losing My Roots) in the Cessna Gallery at the

Printmaker Marco Hernandez’s artwork explores themes associated with contemporary Mexican and Mexican-American cultures, drawing from his experiences as a Mexican immigrant living in the United States. Hernandez is Assistant Teaching Professor of Print Media and Foundations Coordinator at Wichita State University.

🖼 Exhibition Dates: December 29, 2023 - March 24, 2024

WAM’s Cessna Gallery is dedicated to exhibiting art by local artists. This space is a partnership with Harvester Arts, who's core values of experimentation, capacity building, and community engagement are a framework for this partnership, which includes this exhibition space and programming with local creatives, including performances, talks, and pop-up experiences.

📸: Marco Hernandez

💛FREE EVENT💛 ~ Have fun with us at the art museum, and get ready for our first   story time of the year! 📖 Let's get tog...
01/02/2024

💛FREE EVENT💛 ~ Have fun with us at the art museum, and get ready for our first story time of the year! 📖 Let's get together and read "Out on the Prairie." We'll learn to count while reading about animals in their environment. No RSVP required. Just come ready to learn and have fun! 🦬🌻

Artwork Focus: "Confluence" by John Douglas Powers
www.wam.org/event/storytime-out-on-the-prairie-by-donna-m-bateman

Shake up your New Year's party with a burst of flavor and a deep dive into the history of Black mixology and American  !...
12/28/2023

Shake up your New Year's party with a burst of flavor and a deep dive into the history of Black mixology and American ! 70 tantalizing recipes by the award wining author, Toni Tipton Martin, in "Juke Joints, Jazz Clubs, & Juice" will transform your New Year's gathering into a flavor-packed party.
🍸🍷🍹🥃

Snag your signed copy in the Museum Store or online:

Juke Joints, Jazz Clubs, and Juice spotlights the creativity, hospitality, and excellence of Black drinking culture, with classic and modern recipes inspired by formulas found in two centuries’ worth of Black cookbooks. From traditional tipples, such as the Absinthe Frappe or the Clover Leaf Cockt...

Ready for some fun during winter break? Come "PLAY" at  ! Bring the family and friends to our drop-in space for all ages...
12/28/2023

Ready for some fun during winter break? Come "PLAY" at ! Bring the family and friends to our drop-in space for all ages. Enjoy rotating creative activities and connect with art in a new way. It's a stress-free winter break activity for parents and a great spot for families coming home for the holidays. >>FREE

  ~ Our gallery will be filled with beautiful music this Friday night at 6:30. Get your tickets to the Barbara Earl Thom...
12/27/2023

~ Our gallery will be filled with beautiful music this Friday night at 6:30. Get your tickets to the Barbara Earl Thomas exhibition and stay for the . You do not want to miss this great trumpet and cello duet. Come out and support our local musicians!

🎺🎻 www.wam.org/event/pop-up-gallery-concert

Ready for some fun during winter break? Come "PLAY" at  ! Bring the family and friends to our drop-in space for all ages...
12/27/2023

Ready for some fun during winter break? Come "PLAY" at ! Bring the family and friends to our drop-in space for all ages. Enjoy rotating creative activities and connect with art in a new way. It's a stress-free winter break activity for parents and a great spot for families coming home for the holidays. >>FREE

12/26/2023

If your for 2024 is to try something new, then bring in the with a new cocktail! We have a limited supply of autographed books by award wining author, Toni Tipton Martin ~ "Juke Joints, Jazz Clubs, & Juice" features 70 easy to follow recipes accompanied by an in depth history of Black mixology and American culture. Shop in store or online to get started creating your one-of-a-kind experience! 🍹🥳 www.wichita-art-museum.myshopify.com

12/26/2023

Wishing you a joyous Kwanzaa filled with love and unity.

Mission: The Wichita Art Museum connects people, ideas, and art through remarkable experiences.

12/25/2023

🥰🎄From our family to yours, we're wishing you all the best this holiday season!

12/24/2023

Merry Christmas!
🎄 WAM is closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day 🎄

Ready for some fun during winter break? Come "PLAY" at  ! Bring the family and friends to our drop-in space for all ages...
12/22/2023

Ready for some fun during winter break? Come "PLAY" at ! Bring the family and friends to our drop-in space for all ages. Enjoy rotating creative activities and connect with art in a new way. It's a stress-free winter break activity for parents and a great spot for families coming home for the holidays. >>FREE

Get 'wrapped up' in Christmas spirit this Friday night by making your own homemade wrapping paper and tags!  🤩🎁🎄No reser...
12/20/2023

Get 'wrapped up' in Christmas spirit this Friday night by making your own homemade wrapping paper and tags! 🤩🎁🎄

No reservations required, just drop in anytime from 6 to 8pm. Have fun making art with us, and give your Christmas presents that extra special touch! www.wam.org/event/drop-in-artmaking-for-adults

Art is for everyone. We want all visitors to feel welcomed, accepted, and represented. Come to the museum and celebrate ...
12/19/2023

Art is for everyone. We want all visitors to feel welcomed, accepted, and represented. Come to the museum and celebrate the fantastic Black art and artists featured in our galleries. 🥰🤎

Barbara Earl Thomas: The Illuminated Body www.wam.org/whats-on/exhibitions/barbara-earl-thomas

Fighters for Freedom: William H. Johnson Picturing Justice www.wam.org/whats-on/exhibitions/william-h-johnson-picturing-justice

vanessa german: THE BEAST, or Self Portrait www.wam.org/whats-on/exhibitions/vanessa-german-the-beast-or-self-portrait

Upside Down, Topsy-Turvy, and In-Between: Images of the Carnival and Circus www.wam.org/whats-on/exhibitions/upside-down-topsy-turvy-and-in-between-images-of-carnival-and-circus-from-the-wichita-art-museum

Did you get your Wichita Eagle   magazine yet? We're very happy to receive our gold rating for best   in Wichita. We lov...
12/18/2023

Did you get your Wichita Eagle magazine yet? We're very happy to receive our gold rating for best in Wichita. We love this city and will continue to showcase amazing works of art every day. Thanks to all who nominated the Wichita Art Museum! 🥰🎨🥇

Don't forget about the✨ ✨all this weekend! Stop by the Museum Store and get 25% off handbags, totes, & wallets!👛👜💼😉     ...
12/16/2023

Don't forget about the✨ ✨all this weekend! Stop by the Museum Store and get 25% off handbags, totes, & wallets!👛👜💼😉

We are so grateful for all the wonderful docents and volunteers who help make our museum a wonderful place to visit! ❤️🥰...
12/16/2023

We are so grateful for all the wonderful docents and volunteers who help make our museum a wonderful place to visit! ❤️🥰❤️wam.org/learn/docents

Help your young artist see the beauty in diversity! 🤎🖤🤍 There are 18 skin tones available in this crayon set, and a grea...
12/13/2023

Help your young artist see the beauty in diversity! 🤎🖤🤍 There are 18 skin tones available in this crayon set, and a great activity book that goes with it! The sky's the limit in what can be created. Stop by the Museum Store to find these special items!

✨ ✨This weekend, the Museum Store is offering 25% off handbags, totes, & wallets! Perfect time to get those items at a d...
12/12/2023

✨ ✨This weekend, the Museum Store is offering 25% off handbags, totes, & wallets! Perfect time to get those items at a discounted price!👛👜💼😉

12/09/2023

WAM Camps are back!!!🤩🥳😎 Kids ages 6 to 12 can spend part of their winter break with us and have fun while learning more about art! Get hands on experience with knowledgeable, certified teachers while doing our ✨ ✨ painting projects - and more! Limited spots available, so sign your kids up soon!🎨

Dec 18th - 22nd (1 to 4pm)
Register👉 www.wam.org/wintercamp

Have you sent out your   yet? There's still time! Head to the Museum Store and grab these before they're gone. We have t...
12/09/2023

Have you sent out your yet? There's still time! Head to the Museum Store and grab these before they're gone. We have the perfect starry Christmas night for every ! 😍🎨

✨TONIGHT!!!✨ -- WAM + Ponder. This. with Walter Girton present an evening of  ,  , and  . Each   performance features or...
12/08/2023

✨TONIGHT!!!✨ -- WAM + Ponder. This. with Walter Girton present an evening of , , and . Each performance features original content inspired by the artwork in our galleries >> 🎟 $15 public or FREE to members www.wam.org/event/ponder-this

🥂6pm - bar opens
🚪6:30pm - doors open
✨7pm - program begins
💰$15 public / FREE for members

🎄🎄🎄The Kansas Global Holiday Market is a 3 day holiday event featuring shopping, food, and performances from more than 4...
12/08/2023

🎄🎄🎄The Kansas Global Holiday Market is a 3 day holiday event featuring shopping, food, and performances from more than 40 cultures here in Wichita! WAM has a booth and a raffle for a chance to win a Household Membership!

Come out and participate this weekend through Dec 10th.🎄🎄🎄
www.kansasglobalholidaymarket.com

Wishing our community eight magical nights of Hanukkah, filled with light, love, and latkes. From our family to yours! C...
12/08/2023

Wishing our community eight magical nights of Hanukkah, filled with light, love, and latkes. From our family to yours! Chag Sameach! 🕎✨

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1400 Museum Boulevard
Wichita, KS
67203

Opening Hours

Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 9pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm

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+13162684921

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Nestled in the heart of the Museums on the River district just five minutes from downtown in the Riverside neighborhood, the Wichita Art Museum is home to a nationally renowned collection of American art. As the largest art museum in the state of Kansas, WAM houses one of the country’s premier collections with nearly 10,000 works in our permanent collection, including masterpieces by Mary Cassatt and Edward Hopper. The Museum features two dramatic and large-scale works by Seattle glass artist Dale Chihuly. Inspired by the intricate patterns of traditional Persian glass, the Persian Seaform Installation provides a stunning first impression at the Museum’s entrance and hanging in the S. Jim and Darla Farha Great Hall is the Confetti Chandelier.

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