Wichita Art Museum

Wichita Art Museum Mission: The Wichita Art Museum brings people, ideas, and American art together to enrich lives and build community. Vision: The Wichita Art Museum strives to be a national model of excellence as a regional museum devoted to American art.

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Thank you to everyone who came to WAM tonight! What a great night for Tunes+Tallgrass in the beautiful Art Garden. Thank...
09/11/2021

Thank you to everyone who came to WAM tonight! What a great night for Tunes+Tallgrass in the beautiful Art Garden. Thank you to our event partners Tallgrass Film Association & Music Theatre Wichita & tonight’s film sponsor, Planet Hair. ♥️❤️♥️❤️♥️❤️

Thank you to everyone who came to WAM tonight! What a great night for Tunes+Tallgrass in the beautiful Art Garden. Thank you to our event partners Tallgrass Film Association & Music Theatre Wichita & tonight’s film sponsor, Planet Hair. ♥️❤️♥️❤️♥️❤️

09/10/2021

Tomorrow's Wichita Art Museum Open House to celebrate National Arts in Education Week, in partnership with Wichita Public Schools, will feature performances from Wichita High School East Jazz Band, Wichita South High School Jazz Band, Wichita High School North USD 259 Marching Band and Northeast Magnet Jazz Band. Admission is free.

Don't miss out! This weekend is your last chance to see amazing glass work by artist Richard Marquis. Gallery hours are ...
09/03/2021

Don't miss out! This weekend is your last chance to see amazing glass work by artist Richard Marquis. Gallery hours are 10 am to 5 pm Saturday (free admission, too!) and noon to 5 pm Sunday.

Don't miss out! This weekend is your last chance to see amazing glass work by artist Richard Marquis. Gallery hours are 10 am to 5 pm Saturday (free admission, too!) and noon to 5 pm Sunday.

Thank you, National Women's History Alliance, for highlighting Women's Equality Day today! If you've not seen the exhibi...
08/26/2021
Celebrating 1920: Women Artists from the Wichita Art Museum Collection - Wichita Art Museum

Thank you, National Women's History Alliance, for highlighting Women's Equality Day today! If you've not seen the exhibition "Celebrating 1920: Women Artists from the Wichita Art Museum Collection," please come to WAM and see this show, which explores women's contributions to art movements of the 19th and 20th centuries. In conjunction with the exhibition, the Museum Store has Votes for Women merchandise to mark the passage of the 19th Amendment.

https://wichitaartmuseum.org/whats-on/exhibitions/celebrating-1920-women-artists-from-the-collection/

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, Before and After 1920: Women Artists from the Wichita Art Museum Collection features work of women artists from the permanent collection.

You heard correctly! Jillian Carroll TV named WAM "one of the best places in Wichita!" And you can get in free to the mu...
08/26/2021
Art After Hours at Wichita Art Museum

You heard correctly! Jillian Carroll TV named WAM "one of the best places in Wichita!" And you can get in free to the museum tomorrow night during Art After Hours. Need dinner? Call The Muse Cafe for reservations: 316-268-4973. And the Museum Store will be open extended hours tomorrow, too!

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Are you coming to Yoga in the Art Garden tomorrow morning? The free class will be in the Jayne Milburn Sculpture Plaza o...
08/20/2021

Are you coming to Yoga in the Art Garden tomorrow morning? The free class will be in the Jayne Milburn Sculpture Plaza on the southeast side of the building. Look for the Tom Otterness sculpture!

Are you coming to Yoga in the Art Garden tomorrow morning? The free class will be in the Jayne Milburn Sculpture Plaza on the southeast side of the building. Look for the Tom Otterness sculpture!

Need a FREE activity for your preschooler? Sign up for Art Start (ages 3-5) on Tuesdays with "Magnificent Magnets" in Se...
08/18/2021
Art Start - Wichita Art Museum

Need a FREE activity for your preschooler? Sign up for Art Start (ages 3-5) on Tuesdays with "Magnificent Magnets" in September and "Hanging with the Gnomies" in October. Morning & afternoon sessions available: wichitaartmuseum.org/learn/art-start/

Art Start is a preschool art program for children ages 3 to 5 to engage with art, imagine, and learn.

We need a name! This community art installation, created in July at the Summer Birthday Bash and inspired by the glass a...
08/18/2021

We need a name! This community art installation, created in July at the Summer Birthday Bash and inspired by the glass art from the Chihuly Studio Bridge at WAM, is now on view. What would you title this collaborative work of art?

We are saddened to learn of the death of artist Hung Liu (second from left), who visited WAM in April 2019 and spoke to ...
08/11/2021

We are saddened to learn of the death of artist Hung Liu (second from left), who visited WAM in April 2019 and spoke to the Murdock Society about her work in the WAM exhibition "Hung Liu: Migrant Stories." Pictured with her (from left) are her husband and art critic Jeff Kelley, WAM Curator Dr. Tera Hedrick, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art gallerist Sherry Leedy and Leedy's daughter, Jennifer Bowerman. In the background is Liu's painting "Migrant Mother" that was on view during the exhibition.

https://wichitaartmuseum.org/whats-on/exhibitions/hung-liu-migrant-stories/

We are saddened to learn of the death of artist Hung Liu (second from left), who visited WAM in April 2019 and spoke to the Murdock Society about her work in the WAM exhibition "Hung Liu: Migrant Stories." Pictured with her (from left) are her husband and art critic Jeff Kelley, WAM Curator Dr. Tera Hedrick, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art gallerist Sherry Leedy and Leedy's daughter, Jennifer Bowerman. In the background is Liu's painting "Migrant Mother" that was on view during the exhibition.

https://wichitaartmuseum.org/whats-on/exhibitions/hung-liu-migrant-stories/

Starting today: Museum Store Back-to-School Sale with 25% off children's books and art supplies. Some exclusions apply. ...
08/05/2021

Starting today: Museum Store Back-to-School Sale with 25% off children's books and art supplies. Some exclusions apply. Store hours are 11am-4pm Tuesday-Sunday with complimentary gift packaging available. Sale goes through Sunday, August 15.

Position Opening: The Development Associate supports all fundraising and membership functions and donor/member appreciat...
07/30/2021

Position Opening: The Development Associate supports all fundraising and membership functions and donor/member appreciation event activities. Working as part of an energetic and collaborative team, the Development Associate contributes to WAM’s mission to bring “people, ideas, and American art together to enrich lives and build community.” Full job description: https://wichitaartmuseum.org/jobs-volunteers/

Position Opening: The Development Associate supports all fundraising and membership functions and donor/member appreciation event activities. Working as part of an energetic and collaborative team, the Development Associate contributes to WAM’s mission to bring “people, ideas, and American art together to enrich lives and build community.” Full job description: https://wichitaartmuseum.org/jobs-volunteers/

Are you looking for something fabulous? #Shoplocal in the Museum Store at WAM! We have loads of new merchandise & your p...
07/22/2021

Are you looking for something fabulous? #Shoplocal in the Museum Store at WAM! We have loads of new merchandise & your purchases support the museum's events & activities. Plus WAM members receive a 10% discount! https://wichitaartmuseum.org/visit/things-to-do/store/

Are you looking for something fabulous? #Shoplocal in the Museum Store at WAM! We have loads of new merchandise & your purchases support the museum's events & activities. Plus WAM members receive a 10% discount! https://wichitaartmuseum.org/visit/things-to-do/store/

What does the Wichita Eagle have on the to-do list for this weekend? This Saturday's Summer Birthday Bash with free admi...
07/08/2021
What to do in Wichita this weekend: Automobilia returns, WAM turns 86, music & food fest

What does the Wichita Eagle have on the to-do list for this weekend? This Saturday's Summer Birthday Bash with free admission & free ice cream sandwiches served up by Wichita River Festival's Wagonmasters. Bring some $$ for Bread Sled Cafe, Kona Ice Greater Wichita & Wheat Street Dogs.

Looking for some fun this weekend? Here’s some of the events happening in Wichita during the weekend that starts on July 9.

Position Opening: The Registrar manages all aspects of the Wichita Art Museum’s registration and collections management ...
07/07/2021
Volunteer and Job Opportunities - Wichita Art Museum

Position Opening: The Registrar manages all aspects of the Wichita Art Museum’s registration and collections management functions including temporary and traveling exhibitions, incoming and outgoing loans, acquisitions, cataloguing, database management, insurance, inventory, and storage. Working as part of an energetic and collaborative curatorial team, the Registrar contributes to WAM’s mission to bring “people, ideas, and American art together to enrich lives and build community.” Full job description: https://wichitaartmuseum.org/jobs-volunteers/

Are you interested in being on Team WAM?

Due to recent updates regarding COVID-19 protocols from the City of Wichita- Government, the Wichita Art Museum, which i...
07/02/2021

Due to recent updates regarding COVID-19 protocols from the City of Wichita- Government, the Wichita Art Museum, which is a City-owned facility, has updated our Visitor Code of Conduct: https://wichitaartmuseum.org/about/museum-policies/visitor-code-of-conduct/

Masks are no longer required for those who are vaccinated inside City of Wichita facilities. For those who are not vaccinated, continued mask wearing is strongly encouraged. More information about our City facility COVID policy can be found on https://www.wichita.gov/coronavirus/Pages/default.aspx.

It’s Opening Day! Come to WAM & see fun, whimsical glass work by Richard Marquis. Free admission + live music by Mandoli...
06/12/2021

It’s Opening Day! Come to WAM & see fun, whimsical glass work by Richard Marquis. Free admission + live music by Mandolin Monroe & Bob Wambold on piano. Grab a bite in The Muse Cafe & shop in the Museum Store.

Congratulations to Leslie Servantez, our registrar who is retiring from WAM after 33 years! Not even a little bit of rai...
06/07/2021

Congratulations to Leslie Servantez, our registrar who is retiring from WAM after 33 years! Not even a little bit of rain today was going to stop staffers and supporters from honoring Leslie with a retirement picnic plus a game of Art Bingo featuring works from the collection. We will miss you, Leslie!

When an artwork needs to see the doctor, how does that work? If you missed Midwest Art Conservation Center's Megan Emery...
06/03/2021
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When an artwork needs to see the doctor, how does that work? If you missed Midwest Art Conservation Center's Megan Emery discussing the art & science of art conservation, her Zoom talk from last week has been posted to WAM's YouTube channel: youtube.com/wichitaartmuseum

Did you know Saturday admission to WAM is free for everyone? It's free today and every Saturday, thanks to Colby Sandlia...
05/29/2021

Did you know Saturday admission to WAM is free for everyone? It's free today and every Saturday, thanks to Colby Sandlian of Sandlian Realty. Come for a visit! Gallery hours today are 10 am to 5 pm. The Museum Store is open from 11 am to 4 pm, and the Muse Cafe is open from 11am to 2 pm for lunch/brunch and 2 to 3 pm for drinks/desserts.

Thank you, Stephanie Nutt from KSN TV, for visiting on International Museum Day. We are so proud to be part of the #Wich...
05/18/2021
African American Art in the 20th Century: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era, and Beyond - Wichita Art Museum

Thank you, Stephanie Nutt from KSN TV, for visiting on International Museum Day. We are so proud to be part of the #Wichita community!

Pictured: “African American Art in the 20th Century” on loan from Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery and closing at 5pm this Sunday.

African American Art in the 20th Century: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era, and Beyond presents nearly 50 paintings and sculptures by 34 African American artists. These masterpieces explore everyday American themes as well as those specific to the African American experience.

What a beautiful evening for a concert! Thank you, Wichita High School North USD 259, for having your Spring Music Progr...
05/14/2021

What a beautiful evening for a concert! Thank you, Wichita High School North USD 259, for having your Spring Music Program in our Art Garden. "Here Comes the Sun!"

What a beautiful evening for a concert! Thank you, Wichita High School North USD 259, for having your Spring Music Program in our Art Garden. "Here Comes the Sun!"

It's Mother's Day weekend. How about bringing Mom for a museum visit today (free admission on Saturdays!) and purchasing...
05/08/2021

It's Mother's Day weekend. How about bringing Mom for a museum visit today (free admission on Saturdays!) and purchasing a gift membership for her so she may enjoy free admission to WAM every day? Individual memberships start at $50.
wichitaartmuseum.org/membership/become-a-member/

It's Mother's Day weekend. How about bringing Mom for a museum visit today (free admission on Saturdays!) and purchasing a gift membership for her so she may enjoy free admission to WAM every day? Individual memberships start at $50.
wichitaartmuseum.org/membership/become-a-member/

Before you see it at the Forum Theatre Wichita, catch "Highlights from the Agitators" at 6pm tonight during a free Zoom ...
05/06/2021
Forum drama reveals unlikely friendship of Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony

Before you see it at the Forum Theatre Wichita, catch "Highlights from the Agitators" at 6pm tonight during a free Zoom performance generously sponsored by the The Arts Council and in partnership with League of Women Voters Wichita - Metro. Register for the Zoom link on WAM's website.

Aaron Profit and Chelsey Ehresman recall being taught very little, if anything, about Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony in school.

Still shopping for Mother's Day? WAM's Museum Store has lots of fabulous finds, plus complimentary gift packaging, in al...
05/04/2021

Still shopping for Mother's Day? WAM's Museum Store has lots of fabulous finds, plus complimentary gift packaging, in all price ranges. Open 11am-4pm Tuesday-Sunday.
wichitaartmuseum.org/visit/things-to-do/store/

There's still time to register for Thursday night's free Zoom performance of Forum Theatre: Highlights from "The Agitato...
05/04/2021

There's still time to register for Thursday night's free Zoom performance of Forum Theatre: Highlights from "The Agitators", which looks at the enduring, yet tempestuous, friendship of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass. We're thrilled to be partnering with Forum Theatre Wichita on this event!

05/01/2021

Don’t miss the Friends of the Wichita Art Museum’s Blowout Book Sale today & tomorrow. We have tons of tomes in 35 categories!

Get the kids to counting! In conjunction with Thursday's Teach Children to Save Day (sponsored by the American Bankers A...
04/23/2021

Get the kids to counting! In conjunction with Thursday's Teach Children to Save Day (sponsored by the American Bankers Association Foundation), all Pomme pidou banks in the Museum Store are 25% off through the end of April. Select your favorite animal and start saving!

Address

1400 W Museum Blvd
Wichita, KS
67203

Wichita Transit bus stop north of the museum: Stackman and Pine Stop #17

Opening Hours

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

Telephone

(316) 268-4921

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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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Elf Interactive lives on. The bags were perfect
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Just a quick note to say "thank you" for another outstanding "Elf Interactive" I just keeps getting better every year. but man the mess left behind was reminiscent of the old "Rocky Horror Picture Show" viewings. again, thank you for all of you at the Museum for putting on this amazing event
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One of Okeeffe’ sculptures, “Abstraction.” The void areas inside are as much of the sculpture as the solid parts. I noticed that I could see one of her iconic paintings on the wall behind through the center and use the sculpture to frame it. How cool is this?