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2020 Annual Survey of Museum-Goers Group 1.
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.
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.
Do you have a minute for WAM? Or five? We need your help! bit.ly/WAMSurvey2020
2020 Annual Survey of Museum-Goers Group 1.
Were you at Saturday's Family ArtVenture: A Bob Ross Festival? Several attendees asked about Bob Ross' paintings. Here is the link to The New York Times article about their location: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/12/arts/bob-ross-paintings-mystery.html
Bob Ross painted more than 1,000 landscapes for his television show — so why are they so hard to find? We solve one of the internet’s favorite little mysteries.
Thank you! We were pleased to have the Friends University Falcon Activities and Campus Events here at WAM.
This past weekend FACE ended Cherry Carnival week with our Winter Ball 2020!! 🤩🎉 We want to thank @wichitaartmuseum for providing us with such a beautiful venue and to all the students that came out and danced the night away with us! The dance was too much fun & we can’t wait to do it again! @ Wichita Art Museum
Will you be out shopping this weekend for Valentine's Day? Bring your reusable 2nd Saturday bag to the Museum Store! Hours are 11 am to 4 pm.
What will you get your Valentine this year? Have you visited the Museum Store at the Wichita Art Museum lately? We have fabulous finds in all price ranges plus complimentary gift packaging. Don't know what to buy? Get your Valentine a Museum Store gift card! Open 11am-4pm Tuesday-Sunday.
Job alert! We're looking for a Development Associate to support fundraising functions & donor appreciation event activities. Will work closely with museum patrons, members, vendors & volunteers. Interested? Learn more about this new position at WAM: wichitaartmuseum.org/jobs
ICYMI: Wichita Eagle correspondent Amy Geiszler-Jones got a sneak peek at WAM's new exhibition & shared it with her readers. Meet Preston Singletary Glass at Saturday night's Opening Party: Preston Singletary: Raven and the Box of Daylight and learn more about his work during the Artist Talk: Preston Singletary on Sunday afternoon.
The exhibition combines glass art with video projections, sounds and storytelling.
ICYMI: Yesterday's GO! section in the Wichita Eagle had a front page photo & article about today's Family ArtVenture: Ice-Tacular. The event starts in 2 hours and features 9 creative local artists and 10 blocks of ice! Free admission and activities.
This free ice carving event also includes food trucks, music by DJ Carbon, face painting and showings of “Eight Below” and “Happy Feet”
Wichita Eagle reporter Carrie Rengers wrote a wonderful tribute to Dr. Farha. His generosity to the Wichita Art Museum continues as one of the museum's most beautiful spaces bears his name: S. Jim and Darla Farha Great Hall.
He died Friday.
ICYMI: The Wichita Business Journal's Shelby Reynolds wrote about the renovations taking place in the museum's public spaces. While the main entrance and The Boeing Company Foyer are under construction, use the temporary entrance located on the east side of the building near the Tom Otterness sculpture.
Several spaces inside the Wichita Art Museum will soon have a whole new look.
Wichita Art Museum's cover photo
From the Museum of Glass to the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian and where will it stop in between? The Wichita Art Museum!
Click below to take a look back on the year and the decade in arts in Seattle, including the unique traveling exhibit "Preston Singletary: Raven and the Box of Daylight" which opens at the Wichita Art Museum on February 1st and on view through August 30th, 2020. More details about the exhibit: www.wichitaartmuseum.org
The Museum Store will be closed today (Tuesday, December 31) through Friday (January 3) for inventory. Regular Museum Store hours resume at 11 am Saturday (January 4). Come back and shop with us then!
Juxtapoz Magazine described Kumi Yamash*ta's shadow work as art "..we think you'll love." Wichita Art Museum friends agree!
See more of Yamash*ta's shadow art in "Light & Shadow: Alyson Shotz and Kumi Yamash*ta" on view at the Wichita Art Museum through January 5.
#WAM Kumi Yamash*ta Studio
Amy Geiszler-Jones' article in Friday's Wichita Eagle (page 6C in the GO! section) has it right: WAM is THE place you can bring your entire crew right after Christmas for FREE admission & activities, including a Harry Potter movie marathon, Lamphouse Photo Booth Co. & lots of make-it/take-it art projects!
"Light & Shadow" artist Kumi Yamash*ta was a featured artist in the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institute Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. Find out what artist inspires her and more.
Then see Kumi's light sculptures at the Wichita Art Museum in "Light & Shadow: Alyson Shotz and Kumi Yamash*ta."
Explore holiday happenings in #DowntownWichita at bit.ly/DTEventsDec5-11
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Love kids? Love art? WAM is looking for a part-time Education Coordinator for Art Start, a preschool (ages 3-5) program held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Apply online: wichitaartmuseum.org/jobs
The Education Coordinator: Art Start at the Wichita Art Museum entails specialized work in the Education Department with developing, delivering, and coordinating the Art Start educational program specifically designed for preschool children (ages 3 to 5) in a variety of settings. The position works....
Using simple objects and lighting, Kumi Yamash*ta creates incredible shadow pictures.
Preview them in this FREEYORK article, then catch them in person at the Wichita Art Museum in "Light & Shadow: Alyson Shotz and Kumi Yamash*ta."
How lucky we are! Portia Portugal drew the Wichita Art Museum's name to receive a $1,000 pop-up grant from the Wichita Community Foundation. Thank you so much, WCF! We'll use these funds during Winter Art Mania, which has also been generously supported by Crossfirst Bank & IMA Financial Group, Inc..
It’s our final pop-up grant for WCF Month of Giving. Thank you to the anonymous donor for making this possible!
A big congratulations to mamafilm and Wichita Art Museum for being our winners this week! They will each receive $1,000, bringing the total of dollars awarded for WCF's Month of Giving to $12,000. Thank you to all the nonprofits who participated!
Were you at Winter Art Mania last week? Your photos from Lamphouse Photo Booth Co. are ready!
Unique, high quality photo booths for rent in Wichita, Kansas.
Did you know it can cost nearly $500 for a school to rent a bus to bring 40 students on a field trip? Your $25 donation today on #GivingTuesday adds $$ to the museum's bus reimbursement fund & gets two students on a bus to experience outstanding American art at WAM! wichitaartmuseum.org/donate
If you missed Small Business Saturday at the Museum Store or Museum Store Sunday, bring your WAM membership card to the Museum Store for 20% off your purchase this Saturday & Sunday, December 7 & 8. Store hours are 11 am to 4 pm both days.
We stopped in to the Wichita Art Museum to hear about the international event happening in Kansas, Museum Store Sunday It is geared toward showcasing museum stores full of beautiful art, unique gifts and more! #BringingKansasToYou Museum Store Sunday https://www.ksn.com/gooddaykansas/museum-store-sunday/
Friday's Wichita Eagle GO! section (page 12C) included WAM's Holiday Film Unclassic: Elf, an interactive screening for those 21 & older, on the Holiday Calendar List. General admission tickets are still available, and WAM members may purchase their tickets at a discount.
ICYMI: MeLinda Via Schnyder wrote an Wichita Eagle article that included WAM's Museum Store Manager, Melanie Zuercher. If you missed out on the holiday deals referenced in the story, then visit the Museum Store this weekend (Dec. 7 & 8) when WAM members receive 20% off their purchases. Not a member? Join today! wichitaartmuseum.org/join
Two days of post-Thanksgiving fun for the whole family! Free admission & activities, including performances by the Wichita Symphony Youth Orchestras, photo booth from Lamphouse Photo Booth Co. & yoga with Kelsea Wright from Limitless Yoga Studio. wichitaartmuseum.org/artmania
If you're coming to shop Saturday afternoon during Small Business Saturday at the Museum Store, don't miss seeing the great drone photos from Wichita's Drone-tography. They'll be here from 1-4 pm.
Thanks to the Breakfast Club from CCCHS Tiger Pride for visiting WAM. What great pics!
The Breakfast Club took a field trip to the Wichita Art Museum and Strataca Salt Mine Museum Tuesday. They learned a lot and had a great time!
Forbes article on New York City-based Japanese artist Kumi Yamash*ta provides behind-the-scenes insight on the artist's process.
See how shadows become art at the Wichita Art Museum exhibition, "Light & Shadow: Alyson Shotz and Kumi Yamash*ta; then read the article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/yjeanmundelsalle/2015/04/25/kumi-yamash*ta-plays-with-shadows-to-create-art/#6ed4938d73ed
Saturday admission is always free thanks to Colby Sandlian, Sandlian Realty.
#ShopLocal this holiday season! Museum Store Manager Melanie Zuercher tells Jillian Carroll from KSN TV's Good Day Kansas how every purchase from WAM's Store supports museum programs. Mark your shopping day calendars for:
Saturday, November 30 – Small Business Saturday
Sunday, December 1 – Museum Store Sunday
Sculptor Alyson Shotz grapples with light, space, and gravity--elusive qualities of our physical world.
See her nets of silvered, beaded wire in "Light & Shadow: Alyson Shotz and Kumi Yamash*ta" at the Wichita Art Museum.
Then hear from the artist herself in these interviews: https://www.alysonshotz.com/interviews.
Thank you to The Arts Council for this wonderful award and recognition!
2019 Art Awards Winner Recap
Outstanding Achievement in Arts Programming (New Award)
Wichita Art Museum – Monet to Matisse Exhibit
What a treat to see nearly five dozen works from Parisian artistes modernes transported to the heart of Wichita! Wichita Art Museum hosted Monet to Matisse: French Moderns from the Brooklyn Museum, 1850–1950 during the spring of 2018 and the art community collectively swooned. Perhaps more impressively, the public at large came to WAM to view the exhibit and to participate in associated programs — in fact, many visitors came from all across Kansas. To experience ART in Wichita.
Have you seen "Light & Shadow: Alyson Shotz and Kumi Yamash*ta" currently on view at the Wichita Art Museum? Curious to know more about Kumi Yamash*ta, a.k.a. "The Magician of Shadow?"
Read the designboom interview, https://www.designboom.com/art/kumi-yamash*ta-interview-03-05-2015/ & then check out her shadow sculptures in person.
Saturday general admission is free all year long, thanks to Colby Sandlian of Sandlian Realty.
The Arts Council
Thank you for celebrating with us last night at the 50th Annual Art Awards | November 7 at WAM!
It was a great evening with so many wonderful artists and art advocates in the great hall at Wichita Art Museum. Here's to the next 50 years!
Do you have a high school student? Send them to WAM on Saturday night for "Sketch-A-Rama," an event just for students in grades 9-12. Admission is free!
This weekend, the Wichita Art Museum's Sketch-A-Rama will feature guest artists from West and will offer teens a night to to jump into art sessions in a completely free environment!
Joan Brussat Cole, born in Antioch, WI, to Ray Brussat (a much-loved junior and high school principal) and Thelma Brussat on October 24, 1934, passed away peacefully on October 27, 2019, having spent the weekend with her sisters and local family in celebrations for her 85th birthday. Joan graduated....
Rod Pocowatchit, the Wichita Eagle's Movie Maniac: Rod Pocowatchit, has it right-- don't miss the Tallgrass Film Festival screening: Parasite at 1 pm tomorrow in the Howard E. Wooden Lecture Hall. Seating will be at capacity! Fortune Magazine called it "the film everyone's talking about." IndieWire's Senior Film Critic David Ehrlich describes it as "giddy, brilliant & totally unclassifiable."
Here are Eagle film critic and filmmaker Rod Pocowatchit’s picks for don’t-miss events and films at Wichita’s Tallgrass Film Festival this weekend.
If you need Chihuly-inspired ideas, come to WAM and take and closer look at our "Confetti Chandelier" or the "Persian Seaform Installation," both of which features the artist's beautiful blown glass.
It's never too early to plan your Halloween costumes! This creative mama dressed her toddler up as a Dale Chihuly sculpture, and herself as the creator himse...
If you didn't fly to L.A. to see 기생충 / Parasite this past weekend, then make your way to the Howard E. Wooden Lecture Hall at WAM for the film's 1 pm screening on Saturday during Tallgrass Film Association's Tallgrass Film Festival Screenings. Tickets are $10 & available in advance: tallgrassfilmfest.com.
Bong Joon Ho's festival accolades and Neon's relentless promotion have paid off: New York is sold out, but there's still some seats in LA.
We're pleased to be partnering with our friends at Tallgrass Film Association again this year with screenings on Saturday & Sunday plus the Closing Night Gala Party. Visit our website for a list of what's happening at WAM during the Festival: wichitaartmuseum.org/tallgrass
Tallgrass will show about 170 films in downtown Wichita Oct. 16-20, and stage VIP events, gala parties, educational opportunities, and Q&A sessions with the filmmakers and actors. Here’s what to expect.
ICYMI: KMUW's Curt Clonts discussed one of his great loves yesterday during "An Artist's Perspective." Do you love the painting? Or do you love another work in WAM's collection more? Visit the museum galleries this Saturday (or any Saturday) when general admission is FREE, thanks to Colby Sandlian of Sandlian Realty. Tell us about your great love! #ILoveArt #ILoveWAM #ILoveWichita
Sometimes it’s essential that I reconnect with one of the great loves of my life. I stole away Sunday to meet her where I always do, at the Wichita Art
The Arts Council
Join us on November 7 at Wichita Art Museum for the 50th annual Art Awards– We'll be celebrating like it's 1969 with a reception, dinner, entertainment, and awards presentation ceremony! View this year's winners by clicking the link or visiting our website at wichitaarts.com/2019artawards.
Tickets are on sale now at the WichitaTix Box Office in Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center and online: wichitatix.com/Online/article/artawards
#wichita #art #community #ICTarts
Central Plains Area Agency on Aging
Experience Senior Expo on September 26th 9am-3pm
Yesterday the Institute of Museum and Library Services announced awards for "Museums for America," the agency's largest competitive grant program, and the Wichita Art Museum is THRILLED to be one of this year's award winners! #IMLSgrant
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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.