Wichita Art Museum

Wichita Art Museum The Wichita Art Museum brings people, ideas, and American art together to enrich lives and build community.

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 7,000 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.

06/22/2019
Wichita Art Museum

Coming to see the O'Keeffe exhibition tomorrow & want to grab lunch? Wichita Local Eats & Pinole Blue will be here along with Big Lemon. Or enjoy lunch/brunch in The Muse Cafe--WAM members receive a 10% discount in the cafe!

Tomorrow, Saturday & Sunday: only three days remain to see the exhibition "Georgia O'Keeffe: Art, Image, Style," organized by the Brooklyn Museum, before it closes at 5 pm June 23. See 27 paintings by the artist, 72 portrait photographs of her and 70 of her original garments. Don't miss this show!

06/20/2019

Tomorrow, Saturday & Sunday: only three days remain to see the exhibition "Georgia O'Keeffe: Art, Image, Style," organized by the Brooklyn Museum, before it closes at 5 pm June 23. See 27 paintings by the artist, 72 portrait photographs of her and 70 of her original garments. Don't miss this show!

Rod Pocowatchit aka Movie Maniac: Rod Pocowatchit of the Wichita Eagle has it right: the Wichita Art Museum & Tallgrass ...
06/20/2019
Tunes + Tallgrass returns for 7th year with ‘Moonrise Kingdom’

Rod Pocowatchit aka Movie Maniac: Rod Pocowatchit of the Wichita Eagle has it right: the Wichita Art Museum & Tallgrass Film Association have joined forces again this year for tomorrow's Tunes+Tallgrass: Moonrise Kingdom, which kicks off with live music by the Haymakers, Free admission!

The Wichita Art Museum and Tallgrass Film Association join forces again for their 7th annual outdoor movie night. It’s free and there will be live music, food trucks and a cash bar.

Wichita on the Cheap has an extensive calendar of kid-friendly events, so what's on their list for this week? WAM's free...
06/17/2019
Free Family Artventure at the Wichita Art Museum

Wichita on the Cheap has an extensive calendar of kid-friendly events, so what's on their list for this week? WAM's free Family ArtVenture: Art Outdoors this Saturday, June 22. Drop by anytime or stay the whole day!

Will you be out shopping tomorrow during 2nd Saturday? Visit WAM's Museum Store from 11am-4pm for #GeorgiaOKeeffe public...
06/07/2019

Will you be out shopping tomorrow during 2nd Saturday? Visit WAM's Museum Store from 11am-4pm for #GeorgiaOKeeffe publications & merchandise, including notecards & prints featuring the work of this iconic American artist.

Shop local this 2nd Saturday in the Douglas Design District, Shop Delano & Historic Delano District, Old Town Wichita and Downtown Wichita! Learn more at 2ndsatict.com. #ShopSmallICT #2ndSaturday #ILoveWichita #DowntownWichita #dddict #ShopDelano

How's your knowledge of Blackbaud products? Are you good with Raiser's Edge? WAM is looking for an #accounting and #data...
06/04/2019

How's your knowledge of Blackbaud products? Are you good with Raiser's Edge? WAM is looking for an #accounting and #database coordinator. Apply at wichitaartmuseum.org/jobs

Nina Winter from TISSU Sewing Studio rocked it today during Family ArtVenture: Ode to O'Keeffe, showing kids & their fam...
05/25/2019

Nina Winter from TISSU Sewing Studio rocked it today during Family ArtVenture: Ode to O'Keeffe, showing kids & their families how to create 3D fashion sketches using only threads, fibers & textile remnants. What fantastic fashion creations!

Hungry for lunch? Bring $ and come to WAM for the food trucks, then stay & see the Georgia O'Keeffe exhibition at no cha...
05/25/2019

Hungry for lunch? Bring $ and come to WAM for the food trucks, then stay & see the Georgia O'Keeffe exhibition at no charge!

We’re back at the Wichita Art Museum on Saturday for the Georgia O’Keeffe FREE admission day! 11-2

05/25/2019
Thursday Afternoon Cooking Club

The Museum Store is open until 4 pm today, and WAM members always receive 10% off their Store purchases!

Shop local this weekend and head to The Workroom, Watermark Books & Cafe, the Wichita Art Museum and Trio's. These Wichita retailers carry the cookbook and offer handmade goods, local art, books and more.

Coming to WAM for FREE O'Keeffe Day or FREE Family ArtVenture? Bring some $ and stay for lunch--Nora's Kitchen and Funky...
05/25/2019

Coming to WAM for FREE O'Keeffe Day or FREE Family ArtVenture? Bring some $ and stay for lunch--Nora's Kitchen and Funky Monkey Munchies will be here!

Book donations needed! The Friends of the Wichita Art Museum are wanting gently used books (no magazines or encyclopedia...
05/23/2019

Book donations needed! The Friends of the Wichita Art Museum are wanting gently used books (no magazines or encyclopedias, please) for the Mini Used Book Sale on June 8. Do you have unneeded books on your bookshelf? Bring them to the Wichita Art Museum--the dropbox is on the north side of the museum's parking lot. And know that your book donations to the Friends, and proceeds from book sales, help support the exhibitions and events at WAM.

Don't miss WAM's free Family ArtVenture this Saturday with special guest TISSU Sewing Studio during "Ode to O'Keeffe" fr...
05/21/2019

Don't miss WAM's free Family ArtVenture this Saturday with special guest TISSU Sewing Studio during "Ode to O'Keeffe" from 11am-3pm.

ARTVENTURES Sat. 5/25 11am-3pm. Your O'keeffe fashion challenge: create a 3D fashion sketch (male croquis included) from the materials provided: threads, fibers & textile remnants. Oooh can't wait to see what everyone comes up with! For kids & kids at heart.🌻🌼🌾🌹 https://www.facebook.com/events/335053787208102/?ti=cl
#wichitaartmuseum #georgiaokeeffe #florals #floralfashion #fashionillustrations #creativity #imagination @ Wichita Art Museum

Another Friday night, another capacity crowd for #ArtChatter featuring #Wichita creatives sharing what’s up and on the...
05/18/2019

Another Friday night, another capacity crowd for #ArtChatter featuring #Wichita creatives sharing what’s up and on their minds. #wichitaartmuseum #art #film #video #music #architecture #literature #writing #musician

Museum Store hours are 11 am to 4 pm Tuesday-Sunday; closed Mondays.
05/17/2019

Museum Store hours are 11 am to 4 pm Tuesday-Sunday; closed Mondays.

Part cookbook, part Wichita history book, Thursday Afternoon Cooking Club is available at local retailers, such as The Workroom, Trio's, Watermark Books & Cafe and the Wichita Art Museum.

Order online at http://bit.ly/2QD1LFL.

Thank you, W - A Community of Young Professionals, for including the Wichita Art Museum in this important initiative!
05/17/2019
W - A Community of Young Professionals

Thank you, W - A Community of Young Professionals, for including the Wichita Art Museum in this important initiative!

Retaining talent in Wichita is key to our community’s success, and we would not be able to fulfill our mission without the help of our city’s arts and cultural organizations.

We are excited to partner with several community organizations to launch our #DoWichita initiative: Sedgwick County Zoo, Exploration Place, Wichita Art Museum, Botanica, Old Cowtown Museum, Mid-America All-Indian Center, Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, and KMUW.

Learn more about #DoWichita below and how together we are working to retain our future leaders.

#startwithW #WYoungPros #DoWichita

What will you do with the kids (ages 6-12) this summer? Enroll them in Hot Art For Cool Kids on Wednesday or Thursday af...
05/14/2019

What will you do with the kids (ages 6-12) this summer? Enroll them in Hot Art For Cool Kids on Wednesday or Thursday afternoons in June and July. Only $10 per child for an awesome afternoon with art! wichitaartmuseum.org/hack

05/09/2019
Visit Wichita | Arts and Culture

Thanks to Visit Wichita for capturing the city's vibrant visual art scene in this newest video!

Wichita is home to over 100 public art displays, museums and art shops. From the largest mural in North America to getting in on the arts action with glass b...

Don't miss this Saturday's FREE Family ArtVenture, "Colors of a Kaleidoscope" when Opera Kansas will be here at 2 pm per...
04/25/2019

Don't miss this Saturday's FREE Family ArtVenture, "Colors of a Kaleidoscope" when Opera Kansas will be here at 2 pm performing "Mr. Brewster's Invigorating Invention" about the creation of the kaleidoscope!

TONIGHT Opera Kansas debuts "Mr. Brewster's Invigorating Invention," telling the story of Sir David Brewster's invention of the kaleidoscope. Gala starts at 7 P.M., Opera begins at 7:45 P.M. Get your tickets now or at the door tonight at the Wichita Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are available here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3593464

Love this pic from Aspen Boutique! Art and fashion are inspiring! Don't miss The Fashion Turn: Clothing as Muse in Conte...
04/23/2019

Love this pic from Aspen Boutique! Art and fashion are inspiring! Don't miss The Fashion Turn: Clothing as Muse in Contemporary Art on May 23 with Sarah Lyons, a PhD candidate from The University of Kansas currently working at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art.

The ladies of Aspen Boutique (minus Judy) enjoyed the Frida Kahlo and Georgia O’Keeffe Illustrated Talk tonight at the Wichita Art Museum. Monica, Mariah and Ondria even dressed the part! 🌺 Thank you WAM for providing the excellent lecture and exhibition!

Thank you, Wichita Symphony Orchestra, for including us on your #WSOBucketList. Come back again soon!
04/18/2019

Thank you, Wichita Symphony Orchestra, for including us on your #WSOBucketList. Come back again soon!

Thank you for joining us on this journey around Wichita for our #WSOBucketList! You have two chances to check Beethoven's Ninth off your list this weekend, so be sure to buy your tickets today! 🎫 bit.ly/Beethoven9WSO

🎼 Special thanks to all our musicians who helped the WSO complete this bucket list and HUGE thank you to all participating organizations! You make Wichita Great!

Thank you, Bike Share ICT. We love having bikes available for our visitors to use and enjoy!
04/18/2019

Thank you, Bike Share ICT. We love having bikes available for our visitors to use and enjoy!

Enjoy a great ride and tour the museums on the river! Our station at the Wichita Art Museum gives you access to some of Wichita's most celebrated treasures! #enjoytheride Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas

What a cool, new website and name, W - A Community of Young Professionals from the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce!...
04/10/2019

What a cool, new website and name, W - A Community of Young Professionals from the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce! WAM is pleased to be included on your organization's Connect page, thanks to Gardner Design and Gavin Peters Photography: https://wyoungpros.com/teams/connect

We believe young professionals are the foundation of a thriving community and that the perspectives, diversities, and efforts of W’s member base are its greatest strength in forging the leaders of tomorrow.

ICYMI: If you missed Friday's segment of "Five Questions" during The Drive With Bob and Jeff on KFH Radio, listen to it ...
04/08/2019
Five Questions with Patricia McDonnell

ICYMI: If you missed Friday's segment of "Five Questions" during The Drive With Bob and Jeff on KFH Radio, listen to it here via their website. What questions did this sports duo ask of WAM's Director Patricia McDonnell?

The Wichita Art Museum’s Patricia McDonnell finds herself in the “Hot Seat” for this week’s 5 Question’s segment.

Thank you Wichita Symphony Orchestra for including WAM on your #WSOBucketList!
04/08/2019

Thank you Wichita Symphony Orchestra for including WAM on your #WSOBucketList!

#WSOBucketList item No. 2: Go to the Wichita Art Museum! WSO Piccolo Chastity Pawloski took her daughter Madilynn to see the gorgeous Chihuly chandelier and explore the treasure trove of artwork in the heart of Wichita. They have a phenomenal Georgia O'Keeffe exhibit you simply can't miss! PS - how cute is that photo next to Mary Cassatt's painting "Mother and Child" 💚💚💚

Excited to see one of the museum's past Art Chatter presenters, Wichita Symphony Orchestra's Tim Jones, featured first i...
04/05/2019

Excited to see one of the museum's past Art Chatter presenters, Wichita Symphony Orchestra's Tim Jones, featured first in the #WSOBucketList campaign. #ICTBucketList #ILoveWichita

First item on our #WSOBucketList: Ride the Trolley! WSO Violinist and Associate Concertmaster Tim Jones took a ride down Douglas to get a sip-o-delicious Reverie Coffee Roasters coffee to check this off our ICT Bucket List. The Trolley goes by Century II during our Saturday concerts, so catch a free ride to hear the WSO perform Beethoven's Ninth Symphony on April 13!

Tune in at 5:40pm today (Friday, 4/5) to KFH Radio's The Drive With Bob and Jeff as they pose "Five Questions" to Wichit...
04/05/2019

Tune in at 5:40pm today (Friday, 4/5) to KFH Radio's The Drive With Bob and Jeff as they pose "Five Questions" to Wichita Art Museum Director Patricia McDonnell. What will they ask? Questions about WAM? Questions about art? And what should she ask them at the end of the interview? Listen on 1240 AM, 97.5 FM or via the RADIO.COM app.

04/04/2019
04/02/2019
She's a Boss

Georgia is best known for her floral paintings, but she was no flower. Visit the Georgia O’Keeffe: Art, Image, Style exhibition to learn how she went beyond flowers in both her work and her identity. Running March 30- June 23. #shesnoflower

Bruce Weber, “Georgia O’Keeffe, Abiquiu, N.M.,” (detail), 1984. Gelatin silver print, 14 x 11 inches. Bruce Weber and Nan Bush Collection, New York. Copyright Bruce Weber

Georgia O’Keeffe, “Green, Yellow and Orange,” (detail), 1960. Oil on canvas, 40 x 30 inches. Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York. Bequest of Georgia O’Keeffe. (Photo: Brooklyn Museum)

What's on the cover of today's Arts & Culture section in the Wichita Eagle? Matt Riedl, the Keeper of the Plans, shares ...
03/31/2019
Rare Georgia O’Keeffe paintings on display in Wichita for a limited time

What's on the cover of today's Arts & Culture section in the Wichita Eagle? Matt Riedl, the Keeper of the Plans, shares the story of WAM's newest exhibition organized by the Brooklyn Museum entitled "Georgia O'Keeffe: Art, Image, Style."

“Georgia O’Keeffe: Art, Image, Style” opens at the Wichita Art Museum on Saturday, March 30. The exhibition, which is organized by the Brooklyn Museum,

Questroyal Fine Art
03/30/2019
Questroyal Fine Art

Questroyal Fine Art

Opening today at the Wichita Art Museum, "Georgia O'Keeffe: Art, Image, Style" is the first exhibition to explore the art, image, and personal style of one of America's most iconic artists. O'Keeffe was at the forefront of the American avant-garde nearly from the moment she appeared on the scene in New York in the first decades of the 20th century. This show offers an intimate glimpse at the artist alongside her art with her paintings, photo portraits, and original clothing. On view through June 23, 2019. #AmericanArt #AmericanPainting

Tissu Sewing Studio creating O’Keeffe inspired garments, stop on by!
03/30/2019

Tissu Sewing Studio creating O’Keeffe inspired garments, stop on by!

Sitting regal and elegantly on Bertoia’s “Bird” chair, O’Keeffe kept up with her modernistic lifestyle acquiring...
03/30/2019

Sitting regal and elegantly on Bertoia’s “Bird” chair, O’Keeffe kept up with her modernistic lifestyle acquiring many midcentury modern furniture pieces.

Ghost Ranch to Abiquiu, blue abstract ribbon
03/30/2019

Ghost Ranch to Abiquiu, blue abstract ribbon

Truly the mother of modernism by 1940, using red, one of her favorite colors.
03/30/2019

Truly the mother of modernism by 1940, using red, one of her favorite colors.

Hello Morning Glory with Black (1926) and still catching our eyes. 😍
03/30/2019

Hello Morning Glory with Black (1926) and still catching our eyes. 😍

Her early 1930 style carries similar details from an evening coat to a competition painting.
03/30/2019

Her early 1930 style carries similar details from an evening coat to a competition painting.

Her cityscapes surprised everyone, including Stieglitz. “I had never lived so high up before...” (New York, 1926)
03/30/2019

Her cityscapes surprised everyone, including Stieglitz. “I had never lived so high up before...” (New York, 1926)

“Nothing is less real than realism... It is only through selection, by elimination, by emphasis, that we can get at th...
03/30/2019

“Nothing is less real than realism... It is only through selection, by elimination, by emphasis, that we can get at the real meaning of things.” Georgia O’Keeffe

Member sneak preview open now!
03/30/2019

Member sneak preview open now!

Don't miss tomorrow's Opening Day Extravaganza for Georgia O'Keeffe starting at 10 am. Many thanks to our Keeper of the ...
03/29/2019
Wichita Eagle

Don't miss tomorrow's Opening Day Extravaganza for Georgia O'Keeffe starting at 10 am. Many thanks to our Keeper of the Plans, Matt Riedl at the Wichita Eagle, who was able to preview the exhibition and share its contents with his readers.

It features 27 paintings, 72 photographs and 70 pieces of clothing:

03/28/2019
City of Wichita- Government

Mayor Jeff Longwell joins Dr. McDonnell to discuss this weekend’s upcoming Georgia O'Keeffe exhibit. Plan to come see this world-renowned show.

Wichita Art Museum Exhibit Sneak Preview

03/21/2019
Visit Wichita

Take a behind-the-scenes look from Visit Wichita at WAM's "Georgia O'Keeffe" exhibition, organized by the Brooklyn Museum, opening next Saturday, March 30. Galleries open at 10 a.m. with activities/events happening throughout the Opening Day Extravaganza for Georgia O'Keeffe. wichitaartmuseum.org/okeeffe

The works of Georgia O'Keeffe, one of the most significant and intriguing artists of the 20th century, will be on display at the Wichita Art Museum, but this is no ordinary exhibit. In addition to 27 works of art, 70 articles of O'Keeffe's clothing and 72 portrait photographs will also be on display. Visit Wichita was granted behind the scenes access to view the exhibition as O'Keeffe's works were being removed from large crates and readied for display. http://bit.ly/2ujg2La

What's No. 1 on the Wichita Eagle's list for Spring Break? Artcation @ WAM! Kids get in next week for only $1 with any p...
03/08/2019
Wichita Eagle

What's No. 1 on the Wichita Eagle's list for Spring Break? Artcation @ WAM! Kids get in next week for only $1 with any paid adult/senior admission. See the schedule: wichitaartmuseum.org/artcation

A few ideas for next week.

You have until 5 pm this Sunday (March 10) to see "Kansas Land," beautiful landscape #photography from Larry Schwarm and...
03/07/2019

You have until 5 pm this Sunday (March 10) to see "Kansas Land," beautiful landscape #photography from Larry Schwarm and "The New Farmers Project," an exhibition showing Kansans & their experiences with small-scale farming. Remember: Saturday admission is free, thanks to Colby Sandlian of Sandlian Realty. wichitaartmuseum.org/kansasland #Kansas

03/01/2019
Visit Wichita

Thank you, Visit Wichita, for promoting the many museums and cultural attractions in this great city, including the Wichita Art Museum.

Did you know the Wichita area is home to 36 unique museums? We're sure you'll find more than one to enjoy when you plan your getaway. Check them all out here: https://bit.ly/2Sw9VwE

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1400 W Museum Blvd
Wichita, KS
67203

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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