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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Operating as usual

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!

See the talents of Wichita Public Schools' students before the exhibition closes at 5 pm Sunday, May 23!
04/13/2021

See the talents of Wichita Public Schools' students before the exhibition closes at 5 pm Sunday, May 23!

Remember: Saturday admission to WAM is FREE to everyone, thanks to Colby Sandlian of Sandlian Realty.
04/06/2021
Foot in the Door - Wichita Art Museum

Remember: Saturday admission to WAM is FREE to everyone, thanks to Colby Sandlian of Sandlian Realty.

Foot in the Door celebrates the artists who call Wichita home. Featuring the work of hundreds of Wichita artists--young and old, professional and emerging--the exhibition showcases 12x12-inch artworks--from paintings and prints to drawings and reliefs.

Do you know who got their "Foot in the Door?" Only two weeks remain to see this show of 500+ artworks from Wichita's cre...
04/03/2021
Foot in the Door - Wichita Art Museum

Do you know who got their "Foot in the Door?" Only two weeks remain to see this show of 500+ artworks from Wichita's creative community. Visit today when admission is free on Saturdays! Read the full list of participants at wichitaartmuseum.org/footinthedoor

Foot in the Door celebrates the artists who call Wichita home. Featuring the work of hundreds of Wichita artists--young and old, professional and emerging--the exhibition showcases 12x12-inch artworks--from paintings and prints to drawings and reliefs.

Did you miss last week's Artcation during Spring Break Week? There's still time to download all of the at-home artmaking...
03/31/2021

Did you miss last week's Artcation during Spring Break Week? There's still time to download all of the at-home artmaking activities on "Transportation & Imagination" from our website: wichitaartmuseum.org/artcation

The work continues! The Midwest Art Conservation Center sent another member of their conservation team, textile conserva...
03/31/2021

The work continues! The Midwest Art Conservation Center sent another member of their conservation team, textile conservator Beth McLaughlin, to Wichita to survey the conservation needs of WAM’s Americana collection. She has been here looking at several dozen works from our Americana collection, including hooked rugs, quilts, coverlets, samplers and Native American textiles and dolls. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Artcation, WAM's Spring Break Week program, is going on right now! This year's theme is "Transportation & Imagination." ...
03/26/2021

Artcation, WAM's Spring Break Week program, is going on right now! This year's theme is "Transportation & Imagination." Download today's at-home artmaking activity "Destination: Imagination." If you missed the other Artcation activities, find them here: wichitaartmuseum.org/artcation

Artcation, WAM's Spring Break Week program, is going on right now! This year's theme is "Transportation & Imagination." Download today's at-home artmaking activity "Destination: Imagination." If you missed the other Artcation activities, find them here: wichitaartmuseum.org/artcation

Artcation, WAM's Spring Break Week program, is going on right now! This year's theme is "Transportation & Imagination." ...
03/25/2021

Artcation, WAM's Spring Break Week program, is going on right now! This year's theme is "Transportation & Imagination." Download today's at-home artmaking activity "Travel by Train." Do you ever wonder who built trains & train tracks across the U.S.? wichitaartmuseum.org/artcation

Artcation, WAM's Spring Break Week program, is going on right now! This year's theme is "Transportation & Imagination." Download today's at-home artmaking activity "Travel by Train." Do you ever wonder who built trains & train tracks across the U.S.? wichitaartmuseum.org/artcation

There's still time to register for tonight's Curator Talk with University of Pennsylvania History of Art Department/ Pen...
03/25/2021

There's still time to register for tonight's Curator Talk with University of Pennsylvania History of Art Department/ Penn Arts & Sciences/ University of Pennsylvania's Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw exploring the life & art of Sargent Johnson, a featured artist in "African American Art in the 20th Century" from Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery. Free Zoom event: wichitaartmuseum.org/events

There's still time to register for tonight's Curator Talk with University of Pennsylvania History of Art Department/ Penn Arts & Sciences/ University of Pennsylvania's Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw exploring the life & art of Sargent Johnson, a featured artist in "African American Art in the 20th Century" from Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery. Free Zoom event: wichitaartmuseum.org/events

Artcation, WAM's Spring Break Week program, is going on right now! This year's theme is "Transportation & Imagination." ...
03/24/2021

Artcation, WAM's Spring Break Week program, is going on right now! This year's theme is "Transportation & Imagination." Download today's at-home artmaking activity "Boat-Tastic!" What watery adventure awaits when you step into a boat? wichitaartmuseum.org/artcation

Artcation, WAM's Spring Break Week program, is going on right now! This year's theme is "Transportation & Imagination." Download today's at-home artmaking activity "Boat-Tastic!" What watery adventure awaits when you step into a boat? wichitaartmuseum.org/artcation

Artcation, WAM's Spring Break Week program, is going on right now! This year's theme is "Transportation & Imagination." ...
03/24/2021
Artcation - Wichita Art Museum

Artcation, WAM's Spring Break Week program, is going on right now! This year's theme is "Transportation & Imagination." Download today's at-home artmaking activity "Boat-Tastic!" What watery adventure awaits when you step into a boat? wichitaartmuseum.org/artcation

Need something for the kids to do this summer? Registration is open! Sign up for Art Start Goes to Camp (ages 3-5) or Ho...
03/23/2021

Need something for the kids to do this summer? Registration is open! Sign up for Art Start Goes to Camp (ages 3-5) or Hot Art for Cool Kids (ages 6-12) on Tuesdays, Wednesday or Thursdays in June & July w/COVID-19 precautions in place: https://wichitaartmuseum.org/learn/summer-camps/

Artcation, WAM's Spring Break Week program, begins today! This year's theme is "Transportation & Imagination." Download ...
03/23/2021

Artcation, WAM's Spring Break Week program, begins today! This year's theme is "Transportation & Imagination." Download today's at-home artmaking activity "Explore on Foot." What will you discover when you go on a walk? http://wichitaartmuseum.org/artcation

Artcation, WAM's Spring Break Week program, begins today! This year's theme is "Transportation & Imagination." Download today's at-home artmaking activity "Explore on Foot." What will you discover when you go on a walk? http://wichitaartmuseum.org/artcation

Today marks the 1-year anniversary of WAM's response to the COVID-19 pandemic that included a 3-month temporary shutdown...
03/17/2021
Wichita Art Museum offers free admission Wednesday as a thank you to the community

Today marks the 1-year anniversary of WAM's response to the COVID-19 pandemic that included a 3-month temporary shutdown. To recognize this moment & as a thank-you to the #Wichita community, admission to the museum is FREE to everyone today! Please come & visit today! #ILoveWichita

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — The Wichita Art Museum (WAM) will have free admission this Wednesday, March 17, as a way to thank the community for its support during the coronavirus pandemic. Wednesd…

There's still time to register for tonight's 6pm talk with Dr. John Edwin Mason from University of Virginia Corcoran Dep...
03/11/2021

There's still time to register for tonight's 6pm talk with Dr. John Edwin Mason from University of Virginia Corcoran Department of History in the UVA College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Virginia. He'll be presenting on "The Sounds They Saw: Artists, Photographers & Jazz." Sign up for the FREE Zoom link at: wichitaartmuseum.org/events.

There's still time to register for tonight's 6pm talk with Dr. John Edwin Mason from University of Virginia Corcoran Department of History in the UVA College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Virginia. He'll be presenting on "The Sounds They Saw: Artists, Photographers & Jazz." Sign up for the FREE Zoom link at: wichitaartmuseum.org/events.

Thank you to the Koch Family Foundation for sponsoring "African American Art in the 20th Century." To learn more about t...
03/09/2021

Thank you to the Koch Family Foundation for sponsoring "African American Art in the 20th Century." To learn more about the exhibition, visit wichitaartmuseum.org/africanamericanart.

If you missed last week's Artist Talk: Dr. Kevin Harrison, the event was recorded & will be posted to WAM's YouTube Chan...
03/01/2021
Wichita Art Museum features The Breathe Project

If you missed last week's Artist Talk: Dr. Kevin Harrison, the event was recorded & will be posted to WAM's YouTube Channel. In the meantime, check out Dr. Harrison's KAKE-TV interview with Alyson Acklin KAKE News & Shane Ewing KAKE on "The Breathe Project."

Thanks to KWCH 12 Eyewitness News Anchor/Reporter Hailey Tucker for coming to WAM on a Sunday morning to interview our d...
02/24/2021
4You: National museum tour of African American art makes rounds in Wichita

Thanks to KWCH 12 Eyewitness News Anchor/Reporter Hailey Tucker for coming to WAM on a Sunday morning to interview our director and do a story about the museum's newest art exhibition on loan from the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery.

February is Black History Month and a national museum tour of African American art is making its rounds in Wichita.

02/22/2021
The BREATHE Project

Learn more about this amazing project tomorrow night during Artist Talk: Dr. Kevin Harrison. Register for this free Zoom event: wichitaartmuseum.org/events

Thank you to KMUW's Jordan Kirtley for including WAM on her list of organizations with exhibitions and events focused on...
02/18/2021
Next Best Thing: Celebrating Black History Month

Thank you to KMUW's Jordan Kirtley for including WAM on her list of organizations with exhibitions and events focused on Black artists. Our speaker series begins Tuesday evening, February 23 with Dr. Kevin Harrison from Wichita State University on his music video "The Breathe Project," screened by the The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as part of their Arts Across America program.

February is Black History Month, and there are several local opportunities to be entertained and informed this month and well beyond.

02/15/2021

Due to extremely cold weather conditions, WAM's preschool program Art Start will be canceled on Tuesday, February 16. Museum galleries, The Muse Cafe and Museum Store will be open with regular hours on Tuesday.

Do you have a minute for WAM? Or 9? To learn more about how visitors like you engage with the museum, we are participati...
02/13/2021
Survey - Wichita Art Museum

Do you have a minute for WAM? Or 9? To learn more about how visitors like you engage with the museum, we are participating in the Annual Survey of Museum-Goers, sponsored by the American Alliance of Museums & administered by Wilkening Consulting. The survey takes about 9 minutes to complete. Go to wichitaartmuseum.org/survey to get started.

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This PBS documentary now has a Wichita connection! The work of artist Hilda Wilkinson Brown, who is featured in the film...
02/12/2021
Kindred Spirits: Artists Hilda Wilkinson Brown and Lilian Thomas Burwell | PBS

This PBS documentary now has a Wichita connection! The work of artist Hilda Wilkinson Brown, who is featured in the film, is included in the exhibition "African American Art in the 20th Century: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era & Beyond," which is on loan to WAM from the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery. Spend time this weekend watching Kindred Spirits: Artists Hilda Wilkinson Brown and Lilian Thomas Burwell.

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ICYMI: Sunday's Wichita Eagle Arts & Culture section featured an article by Amy Geiszler-Jones about WAM's newest exhibi...
02/11/2021
Exhibitions showcase works by artists reflecting lives of Black Americans

ICYMI: Sunday's Wichita Eagle Arts & Culture section featured an article by Amy Geiszler-Jones about WAM's newest exhibition, "African American Art in the 20th Century: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era & Beyond," from the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery.

Iconic Gordan Parks photographs that capture the reality of segregation. A red, white and blue abstract painting that depicts a nighttime gathering of Klansmen. A painting of African American folk hero John Henry.

RIP Mary Wilson, founding member of the Supremes, who passed away yesterday. She visited the museum in December 2011 in ...
02/09/2021

RIP Mary Wilson, founding member of the Supremes, who passed away yesterday. She visited the museum in December 2011 in conjunction with the exhibition "The Mary Wilson Supremes Collection," featuring more than 50 dresses worn by the successful vocal group with a legacy of 12 No. 1 singles. Mary's singing and reminiscing during WAM's "A Supreme Holiday Party" delighted the crowd! Read the 2011 Wichita Eagle article by Bonnie Bing about the fashion exhibition:
https://www.kansas.com/living/fashion/bonnie-bing/article1082228.html

02/08/2021

Position Opening: Museum Store Manager
WAM seeks a skilled and team-oriented Museum Store Manager to manage the Museum Store and Welcome Desk, providing visitors with an outstanding experience and the highest level of customer service. Responsibilities include designing merchandising displays to achieve sales objectives and supervising Welcome Desk and Museum Store staff.
Read the full job description: https://wichitaartmuseum.org/jobs-volunteers/

Position Opening: The Registrar manages all aspects of the Wichita Art Museum’s registration and collections management ...
02/06/2021

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/

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/

New exhibition opening this Saturday: "African American Art in the 20th Century: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era, a...
02/02/2021

New exhibition opening this Saturday: "African American Art in the 20th Century: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era, and Beyond" from the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery. The Smithsonian holds one of the premier collections of African American art, and the best of the best of this collection will appear at WAM starting at 10 am Saturday, February 6. The exhibition includes nearly 50 paintings and sculptures by 34 leading artists across seven decades, including Benny Andrews, Romare Bearden and Jacob Lawrence. FREE admission on the weekends in February! wichitaartmuseum.org/africanamericanart

Pictured: Charles Searles, "Celebration (detail)," 1975. Acrylic on canvas, 27 1/2 x 81 3/4 inches. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., Transfer from the General Services Administration, Art-in-Architecture Program

New exhibition opening this Saturday: "African American Art in the 20th Century: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era, and Beyond" from the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery. The Smithsonian holds one of the premier collections of African American art, and the best of the best of this collection will appear at WAM starting at 10 am Saturday, February 6. The exhibition includes nearly 50 paintings and sculptures by 34 leading artists across seven decades, including Benny Andrews, Romare Bearden and Jacob Lawrence. FREE admission on the weekends in February! wichitaartmuseum.org/africanamericanart

Pictured: Charles Searles, "Celebration (detail)," 1975. Acrylic on canvas, 27 1/2 x 81 3/4 inches. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., Transfer from the General Services Administration, Art-in-Architecture Program

Looking for weekend work? The Museum Store is hiring a part-time Sales Associate to work Saturdays & Sundays. Read the f...
01/22/2021

Looking for weekend work? The Museum Store is hiring a part-time Sales Associate to work Saturdays & Sundays. Read the full position description here: wichitaartmuseum.org/jobs

Looking for weekend work? The Museum Store is hiring a part-time Sales Associate to work Saturdays & Sundays. Read the full position description here: wichitaartmuseum.org/jobs

01/15/2021
Preston Singletary Glass

It's true! Tomorrow and Sunday are the last days you have to experience this immersive, multi-sensory exhibition. "Preston Singletary: Raven and the Box of Daylight" tells the story of Raven, a bird spirit whose fantastical journey transforms darkness into light. Gallery hours tomorrow are 10am to 5pm & noon to 5pm Sunday.

Last chance! See the "Preston Singletary: Raven and the Box of Daylight" exhibition at the Wichita Art Museum before it closes on January 17th. Can't make it in person? View a special exhibition tour narrated by Preston Singletary, courtesy of WAM, now at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qy_WIrfWG38

This exhibition travels to the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian in early 2022.

Address

1400 W Museum Blvd
Wichita, KS
67203

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

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 12:00 - 17:00

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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