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4th of July Chuckwagon Supper with Barry Ward
07/04/2015 to 07/04/2015Join Kansas Cowboy Hall of Famer, Barry Ward, and the Prairie Rose Rangers for a special Independence Day show. The evening includes the all-you-can-eat chuckwagon supper, horse-drawn wagon rides, classic cowboy movies, the Silver Screen Cowboy Museum and the show.
Art of Fire: Glass Art from the WAM Collection
04/04/2015 to 03/05/2016Re-imagined anew and opening in April, the museum presents a compelling arrangement of the distinguished and growing glass art collection. for the new display, the museum consulted with Seattle-based independent curator and craft scholar Vicki Halper. Notably, Halper curated WAM's popular 2014 summer exhibition, Australian Glass Art, American Links for the Museum of Glass. Revealing WAM's rich holdings, the variety, quality, and artistry of Steuben glass will be presented. In fascinating ways, the exquisite work of the Steuben Glass Works, the world-class glass manufacturer (1903-2011), continues to beguile and inspire artists. The new installation will acknowledge and examine how contemporary glass artists explore the continuing allure and legacy of Steuben. Magnificent work by such living artists as Dante Marioni and Kiki Smith will be on view. The new collection display also features a new commission - an elaborate, Steuben-inspired candelabrum - by glass artist Andy Paiko. This special work will be effervescent! It incorporates an abundantly enthusiastic array of forms and techniques first developed by Steuben. Paiko's tapering candle holders that hang gracefully from the central form, each demonstrate the Steuben "air-twist" technique, perfected by designer George Thompson. The cinched, bell-shaped forms of the upper part of the large-scale candle holder are typical of Thompson's designs. WAM's collection includes original sketches by Thompson during his time working for Steuben, making Paiko's re-imagining of Thompson's forms particularly relevant to the collection. If you haven't spent time in the museum's glass art galleries recently, you should visit soon and prepare to be impressed by the beauty and history of this special artform!
Art We Love
03/07/2015 to 07/19/20152015 marks the 80th anniversary of the Wichita Art Museum. To celebrate this milestone, Art We Love is a series of three exhibitions across the year that will feature works of art chosen by a cross-section of people who call Wichita home. In addition to the selection by guest community curators, each presentation of Art We Love will feature one artwork selected by popularity vote online. Benefactor Louise Caldwell Murdock gave a bequest to found the art museum and build its collection - for the Wichita community. This special series continues and honors her vision by inviting community members to come behind-the-scenes and choose a favorite artwork to share with the public. The first Art We Love installment features works of art from WAM's collection chosen by: Sarah Bagby, Watermark Books owner Emily Compton, Goodwill Industries of Kansas president Larry Hatteberg, photojournalist Jayne Milburn, WAM board member emeritus Armando Minjarez, Wichita artist and community activist Randy Regier, Wichita artist Lily Wu, KAKE Channel 10 reporter and Wichita Asian Festival president
Art's Pure Voice: Abstraction in Wichita
06/13/2015 to 08/30/2015Featured Artists: James Gross Kevin Kelly Kevin Mullins Ann Resnick Kate Van Steenhuyse With its advent in the 20th century, abstraction in art continues as a powerful vein of artmaking in the 21st. The first abstract paintings appeared in 1911, and artists have explored and expanded the potentials of this dynamic, elastic mode of artmaking ever since. In fact, for many decades in the mid-20th century, abstraction dominated the art world. Today, although abstraction is no longer paramount, it retains great force as contemporary artists keep innovating new and compelling abstract languages. Abstraction is amazingly varied and exists on a spectrum. Some images can be more abstracted than wholly abstract. They appear abstract, yet they do offer cues to lived reality. Other images embrace design and color with no hint whatsoever to human form or the natural world. For certain abstract artists, the potency of design and hue captures their entire imagination and offers rich content. For others, the language of abstraction can express deeper meaning with humanist associations. Wichita can claim strong artists who continue to innovate in abstraction, finding original expression and stretching this vital genre. This exhibition presents a selection of five exceptional artists who contribute to art world trends from Wichita and keep the evolution of abstraction vibrant in our time. Photo: James Gross, nature, First-Stage, 1998. Oil on canvas with pasted paper and plastic, mounted on mat board, 11 3/4 x 8 inches.
Chipping the Block, Painting the Silk: The Color Prints of Norma Bassett Hall
02/21/2015 to 07/12/2015Guest-curated by Dr. Joby Patterson, Chipping the Block is the first one-woman exhibition of Norma Bassett Hall's work since her death in 1957. Born in Oregon, artist Norma Bassett Hall studied at the Portland Art Association and the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1922 she married Arthur Hall, who had been a fellow student at the Art Institute, and the couple settled in El Dorado Kansas. It was during these early years in Kansas that Bassett Hall explored the artistic possibilities of woodblock printing. 1930 marked the launch of the Prairie Print Makers, with Bassett Hall as the only female founding member. In her work, Hall employed line, color, and pattern with delicate skill, using up to seven blocks for each print.
City of Derby Independance Day Celebration & Fireworks
07/04/2015 to 07/04/2015Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a relaxing and family-friendly evening at High Park. The sand volleyball court near the enclosed shelter will be turned into a large sandbox with items to build sand castles. Sure to entertain your kids for hours! Corn hole sets will be available and there will be three bounce houses. Food will be available for purchase from B.S. Sandwich Press, Kona Ice and Black Sheep Kettle Korn. Hiland Dairy will give away free ice cream. Arrive early to avoid parking delays.
Cougar, The Musical
06/12/2015 to 07/18/2015COUGAR, THE MUSICAL, is a fun, fast-paced, intelligent and sexy show that will have women of all ages falling under its life-affirming spell. The house opens at 6:30 for catered dinner, drinks and appetizers from our house menu. Drinks are served from 6:30 until the close of the show. Tickets are available for COUGAR, THE MUSICAL Friday and Saturday, with Select Sunday matinee's at 2:00 p.m. Catered Dinner is available for Show & Dinner for all show days and times. Tickets are $25.00 per person for show only, or $40.00 per person for dinner and show.

Tickets are $25.00 per person for Show Only, or $40.00 per person for Dinner and Show. Advance reservations are strongly suggested and are required for Dinner and Show. All dinners are plated and brought to your seat by our superb wait staff.
Eddy's Chevrolet Cadillac Summer Concert Series
06/20/2015 to 09/12/2015Bring Your Friends - Bring Your Family - Bring Your Cooler - Bring Your Chair. Come on out to Eddy's Chevrolet Cadillac and enjoy our summer concert series every Saturday from 6pm-8pm until 9/12/2015 6/13/2015 * Epic 6/20/2015 * Tattooed Karma 6/27/2015 Blue Eyed Soul 7/04/2015 * The Recess Band 7/11/2015 * Theorosa's Bridge 7/18/2015 * StandUp 7/25/2015 * Llew Brown Band More To Be Announced
Fireworks Over the River
07/04/2015 to 07/04/2015The cap to a great day will be the Fugate Enterprises/ Taco Bell/ Pizza Hut Fireworks, starting at 10:00 PM. In addition to fireworks over the river, there will also be low-level pyrotechnics fired from a barge in the river.
Fourth of July Block Party
07/04/2015 to 07/04/2015Music from sponsor Bob FM & Connoisseur Media all day, throughout the block party area. On air personalities will be on hand to lead the festivities.

A beer garden on the Hyatt Lawn

Local favorite Lucky People will perform on the Hyatt Lawn, starting at 7:00. Preceding the concert will be a special ceremony recognizing McConnell AFB airmen and their service to our country.
Free Activity Zone
07/04/2015 to 07/04/2015Featuring inflatables for the kids, pumptrack and skateboard demo area by American Ramp Company and Welldone Skate Supply; food vendors (including Funky Monkey Munchies and Kona Ice) and other activities.
Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear Traveling Exhibit
05/23/2015 to 09/07/2015Face your fears and test your response to common fears, such as falling, animals and loud noises, through interactive challenges in a safe environment. Transport yourself into the animal kingdom and see how fight or flight responses are important for survival. Enter the Fear Lab and discover how the brain processes this universal emotion. Exhibit highlights -Immerse yourself into a savannah and try to collect fruit without being caught. -Experience falling backward and watch your reaction. -Match facial expressions with basic emotions. Create your own scary movie soundtrack with special effects. -See brain slices up close from different animals and humans. -And more!
Live Bull Riding
01/23/2015 to 12/19/2015Live bull riding on Friday and Saturday nights!

Club Rodeo is the largest nightclub in Kansas with the largest dance floor. We also have the only LIVE snot-slinging bull riding action in Kansas. Every Friday and Saturday night-Watch 20 cowboys compete for up to $1500 cash in Club Rodeo's indoor bull-riding arena.

Live Science Show
07/01/2015 to 08/31/2015July and August Parasitophobia Encounter types of parasites, look inside their strange world and find out what makes them so terrifying. ScareFactor Uncover how movies manage to scare us so fantastically with sight and sound techniques.
Liza Lou: Gather (one million)
06/04/2015 to 09/13/2015This summer, WAM is proud to feature a beautiful and poetic installation by world-renowned artist Liza Lou. The exhibition will feature Lou's Gather (one million), a shimmering 150-square-foot golden field. To make the work, nine million beads in varying shades of gold were threaded onto cut wire to make one million blades of grass. Lou systematically counted, weighed, blended and divided the blades into equal wheat-like sheaves. This work of art will be presented along with Lou's newest series of work--large wall-hanging color fields of glass beads that resemble open skies and sunsets. The painterly freedom of the installation evokes the seasonal regeneration of landscape and the abundance of harvest. The Wichita presentation of Liza Lou's Gather (one million) has been generously sponsored by F. Price Cossman Memorial Trust, INTRUST Bank, Trustee, and Belger Cartage Service, Inc. Additional support has been provided by the Berry Foundation, Gridley Family Foundation, and Sonia Greteman and Chris Brunner.
Prairie Print Makers: Process, Style Meaning
03/14/2015 to 08/16/2015The Prairie Print Makers - the famous Wichita artist group formed in 1930 - produced some of the nation's best -respected fine art prints during the era. The Wichita Art Museum is the proud repository of over 300 prints by this important group. This exhibition explores the different processes and styles embraced by the Prairie Print Makers, especially Japanese woodblock techniques. The show is comprised of work from the museum's collection with a few strategic loans, and it complements the special exhibition of Norma Bassett Hall, the only woman artist among the Prairie Print Makers founders.
Puerto Rico National Team vs US9 Armed Forces Baseball
07/04/2015 to 07/04/2015A baseball game in Lawrence Dumont, featuring the Puerto Rico National Team vs. the US9 Armed Forces Baseball team. The Puerto Rico team will tour the country in the month leading up to their participation on the 2015 National Baseball Congress Tournament in Wichita, this game being a warm-up for the tourney. The game starts at 6:30 with general admission tickets priced at $7.
Shawn Decker: Prairie
06/04/2015 to 09/13/2015Described as an electro-acoustic sound installation, Shawn Decker's Prairie recalls the sights and sounds of its namesake via a field of speakers and thin, swaying metal rods. Thin, tall brass rods glisten in the light as individual motors, with small speakers mounted to the top, cause them to vibrate and sway. Each brass stem operates independently, and the entire installation--including hundreds of these rods--is programmed to operate in randomized patterns of sound and movement. "It is much more fun as a creator to compose a piece that is continuously surprising you," Decker noted. "I will often laugh out loud when it does something I don’t expect. The element of change and indeterminacy allows you to become a much more active listener." Prairie is more than a soundscape. It is an environment that will entrance both eye and ear. The concepts presented in the installation--nature and technology, sound and movement, sculpture and performance--come together to enchant the viewer and invite a reconsideration of the elements that make the prairie unique. Decker holds a doctorate in music theory and composition from Northwestern University. He is a senior faculty member at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His work has been frequently performed, seen, and heard in the U.S. and Europe. Recent exhibitions of both solo and collaborative work have shown at venues such as the Museum of Art and Design in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the 21st Century Museum in Kanazawa, Japan, and numerous others.
Slide the City
07/04/2015 to 07/04/2015The Wichita Parks Foundation, a non-profit organization is putting on the Independence Day Block Party on Saturday July 4th from 12:00 pm to 10:30pm. The event will take place around the Hyatt Lawn, Lewis Street Bridge heading west and ending at Maple & Sycamore. The main attraction for the day is Slide the City, a 1,000 foot slip-n-slide. The water slide will be set up on the Lewis Street Bridge at the peak of the bridge and cross McLean Blvd onto Maple and end just before the intersection of Maple & Sycamore.
Stuart Allen: Kansas, Low Resolution
06/04/2015 to 09/13/2015Wichita-born Stuart Allen is a visual artist whose work deals with fundamental elements of perception such as light and time. This summer, WAM is pleased to present a selection of work from Allen's photography. Each image is an extraction of only a few select pixels from larger photographs of landscapes taken in Wichita. The result is a beautiful chromatic square with gentle color shifts that invokes not just the moment of the image's capture but the perpetual changes of nature. Allen studied architecture at the University of Kansas and graduated from the photography and video department of the Kansas City Art Institute in 1993. He lives and works in San Antonio, Texas. Located in the John W. and Mildred L. Graves Gallery and Louise and S.O. Beren Gallery
Temporary "Transcribing History" Exhibit in Rotating Gallery
02/28/2015 to 01/15/2016Sending an email miles away is a piece of cake in this day and age, but the written word experienced many radical changes and developments to get to this point. Over the course of five thousand years, changes in written language and how individuals wrote messages changed how human beings recorded their existence and communicated with each other. The Museum of World Treasures invites you to explore these changes in a new Rotating Gallery exhibit, "Transcribing History: Pictographs, Parchment, and the Printing Press." Visit for a glimpse into the history of an important aspect of any civilization and discover how cuneiform on clay tablets paved the way for text messages on smartphones. Experience how the simple act of writing affects many aspects of everyday life and ultimately provides the power to change the world. The Museum’s Rotating Gallery hosts new temporary exhibits on an annual basis. Each year, our Exhibits Committee selects a Student Curator to research, design, and direct the creation of this exhibit under the guidance of the Museum’s Curator of Exhibits and Research, Tim Howard. This year’s Student Curator, Emily Simon, is a Newman University student studying English and history, with a minor in international studies.
USTA Men’s Pro Futures Circuit
06/27/2015 to 07/05/2015The USTA's Futures circuit serves as a training ground for tomorrow's tennis stars and includes some of the top professional and amateur tennis talent from around the world.
Competitors in the singles and doubles draws will compete for $15,000 in prize money. The singles portion includes a 64-player qualifying draw and a main draw consisting of 32 players.
The tournament offers high-level competition in an intimate setting, but area tennis fans are encouraged to be more than just spectators. A long list of community-friendly events planned for tournament week include:
* Kids' Fun Day - Sunday, June 28, 4 p.m. - Youths ages 5-18, regardless of skill level, can participate in tennis games and activities at this free clinic.
* Pro-Am Tournament - Monday, June 29 - For $50 per entry, area amateurs can team up with a pro to compete in this one-day Pro-Am and Junior Pro-Am Tournaments. Proceeds support the MCB Tennis Foundation of Kansas.
* Immediately following the Pro-Am event, sponsors, staff, volunteers, officials and host families will get the chance to meet and mingle with the players and coaches at a special tournament kickoff party.
* Tournament admission is free, with special Hospitality Tent access available for the duration 10-day tournament for $100.

 

Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum to Participate in Blue Star Museums
05/26/2015 to 09/06/2015The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2015.
Art of Fire: Glass Art from the WAM Collection
04/04/2015 to 03/05/2016Re-imagined anew and opening in April, the museum presents a compelling arrangement of the distinguished and growing glass art collection. for the new display, the museum consulted with Seattle-based independent curator and craft scholar Vicki Halper. Notably, Halper curated WAM's popular 2014 summer exhibition, Australian Glass Art, American Links for the Museum of Glass. Revealing WAM's rich holdings, the variety, quality, and artistry of Steuben glass will be presented. In fascinating ways, the exquisite work of the Steuben Glass Works, the world-class glass manufacturer (1903-2011), continues to beguile and inspire artists. The new installation will acknowledge and examine how contemporary glass artists explore the continuing allure and legacy of Steuben. Magnificent work by such living artists as Dante Marioni and Kiki Smith will be on view. The new collection display also features a new commission - an elaborate, Steuben-inspired candelabrum - by glass artist Andy Paiko. This special work will be effervescent! It incorporates an abundantly enthusiastic array of forms and techniques first developed by Steuben. Paiko's tapering candle holders that hang gracefully from the central form, each demonstrate the Steuben "air-twist" technique, perfected by designer George Thompson. The cinched, bell-shaped forms of the upper part of the large-scale candle holder are typical of Thompson's designs. WAM's collection includes original sketches by Thompson during his time working for Steuben, making Paiko's re-imagining of Thompson's forms particularly relevant to the collection. If you haven't spent time in the museum's glass art galleries recently, you should visit soon and prepare to be impressed by the beauty and history of this special artform!
Art We Love
03/07/2015 to 07/19/20152015 marks the 80th anniversary of the Wichita Art Museum. To celebrate this milestone, Art We Love is a series of three exhibitions across the year that will feature works of art chosen by a cross-section of people who call Wichita home. In addition to the selection by guest community curators, each presentation of Art We Love will feature one artwork selected by popularity vote online. Benefactor Louise Caldwell Murdock gave a bequest to found the art museum and build its collection - for the Wichita community. This special series continues and honors her vision by inviting community members to come behind-the-scenes and choose a favorite artwork to share with the public. The first Art We Love installment features works of art from WAM's collection chosen by: Sarah Bagby, Watermark Books owner Emily Compton, Goodwill Industries of Kansas president Larry Hatteberg, photojournalist Jayne Milburn, WAM board member emeritus Armando Minjarez, Wichita artist and community activist Randy Regier, Wichita artist Lily Wu, KAKE Channel 10 reporter and Wichita Asian Festival president
Art's Pure Voice: Abstraction in Wichita
06/13/2015 to 08/30/2015Featured Artists: James Gross Kevin Kelly Kevin Mullins Ann Resnick Kate Van Steenhuyse With its advent in the 20th century, abstraction in art continues as a powerful vein of artmaking in the 21st. The first abstract paintings appeared in 1911, and artists have explored and expanded the potentials of this dynamic, elastic mode of artmaking ever since. In fact, for many decades in the mid-20th century, abstraction dominated the art world. Today, although abstraction is no longer paramount, it retains great force as contemporary artists keep innovating new and compelling abstract languages. Abstraction is amazingly varied and exists on a spectrum. Some images can be more abstracted than wholly abstract. They appear abstract, yet they do offer cues to lived reality. Other images embrace design and color with no hint whatsoever to human form or the natural world. For certain abstract artists, the potency of design and hue captures their entire imagination and offers rich content. For others, the language of abstraction can express deeper meaning with humanist associations. Wichita can claim strong artists who continue to innovate in abstraction, finding original expression and stretching this vital genre. This exhibition presents a selection of five exceptional artists who contribute to art world trends from Wichita and keep the evolution of abstraction vibrant in our time. Photo: James Gross, nature, First-Stage, 1998. Oil on canvas with pasted paper and plastic, mounted on mat board, 11 3/4 x 8 inches.
Chipping the Block, Painting the Silk: The Color Prints of Norma Bassett Hall
02/21/2015 to 07/12/2015Guest-curated by Dr. Joby Patterson, Chipping the Block is the first one-woman exhibition of Norma Bassett Hall's work since her death in 1957. Born in Oregon, artist Norma Bassett Hall studied at the Portland Art Association and the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1922 she married Arthur Hall, who had been a fellow student at the Art Institute, and the couple settled in El Dorado Kansas. It was during these early years in Kansas that Bassett Hall explored the artistic possibilities of woodblock printing. 1930 marked the launch of the Prairie Print Makers, with Bassett Hall as the only female founding member. In her work, Hall employed line, color, and pattern with delicate skill, using up to seven blocks for each print.
Cougar, The Musical
06/12/2015 to 07/18/2015COUGAR, THE MUSICAL, is a fun, fast-paced, intelligent and sexy show that will have women of all ages falling under its life-affirming spell. The house opens at 6:30 for catered dinner, drinks and appetizers from our house menu. Drinks are served from 6:30 until the close of the show. Tickets are available for COUGAR, THE MUSICAL Friday and Saturday, with Select Sunday matinee's at 2:00 p.m. Catered Dinner is available for Show & Dinner for all show days and times. Tickets are $25.00 per person for show only, or $40.00 per person for dinner and show.

Tickets are $25.00 per person for Show Only, or $40.00 per person for Dinner and Show. Advance reservations are strongly suggested and are required for Dinner and Show. All dinners are plated and brought to your seat by our superb wait staff.
Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear Traveling Exhibit
05/23/2015 to 09/07/2015Face your fears and test your response to common fears, such as falling, animals and loud noises, through interactive challenges in a safe environment. Transport yourself into the animal kingdom and see how fight or flight responses are important for survival. Enter the Fear Lab and discover how the brain processes this universal emotion. Exhibit highlights -Immerse yourself into a savannah and try to collect fruit without being caught. -Experience falling backward and watch your reaction. -Match facial expressions with basic emotions. Create your own scary movie soundtrack with special effects. -See brain slices up close from different animals and humans. -And more!
Live Science Show
07/01/2015 to 08/31/2015July and August Parasitophobia Encounter types of parasites, look inside their strange world and find out what makes them so terrifying. ScareFactor Uncover how movies manage to scare us so fantastically with sight and sound techniques.
Liza Lou: Gather (one million)
06/04/2015 to 09/13/2015This summer, WAM is proud to feature a beautiful and poetic installation by world-renowned artist Liza Lou. The exhibition will feature Lou's Gather (one million), a shimmering 150-square-foot golden field. To make the work, nine million beads in varying shades of gold were threaded onto cut wire to make one million blades of grass. Lou systematically counted, weighed, blended and divided the blades into equal wheat-like sheaves. This work of art will be presented along with Lou's newest series of work--large wall-hanging color fields of glass beads that resemble open skies and sunsets. The painterly freedom of the installation evokes the seasonal regeneration of landscape and the abundance of harvest. The Wichita presentation of Liza Lou's Gather (one million) has been generously sponsored by F. Price Cossman Memorial Trust, INTRUST Bank, Trustee, and Belger Cartage Service, Inc. Additional support has been provided by the Berry Foundation, Gridley Family Foundation, and Sonia Greteman and Chris Brunner.
Prairie Print Makers: Process, Style Meaning
03/14/2015 to 08/16/2015The Prairie Print Makers - the famous Wichita artist group formed in 1930 - produced some of the nation's best -respected fine art prints during the era. The Wichita Art Museum is the proud repository of over 300 prints by this important group. This exhibition explores the different processes and styles embraced by the Prairie Print Makers, especially Japanese woodblock techniques. The show is comprised of work from the museum's collection with a few strategic loans, and it complements the special exhibition of Norma Bassett Hall, the only woman artist among the Prairie Print Makers founders.
Shawn Decker: Prairie
06/04/2015 to 09/13/2015Described as an electro-acoustic sound installation, Shawn Decker's Prairie recalls the sights and sounds of its namesake via a field of speakers and thin, swaying metal rods. Thin, tall brass rods glisten in the light as individual motors, with small speakers mounted to the top, cause them to vibrate and sway. Each brass stem operates independently, and the entire installation--including hundreds of these rods--is programmed to operate in randomized patterns of sound and movement. "It is much more fun as a creator to compose a piece that is continuously surprising you," Decker noted. "I will often laugh out loud when it does something I don’t expect. The element of change and indeterminacy allows you to become a much more active listener." Prairie is more than a soundscape. It is an environment that will entrance both eye and ear. The concepts presented in the installation--nature and technology, sound and movement, sculpture and performance--come together to enchant the viewer and invite a reconsideration of the elements that make the prairie unique. Decker holds a doctorate in music theory and composition from Northwestern University. He is a senior faculty member at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His work has been frequently performed, seen, and heard in the U.S. and Europe. Recent exhibitions of both solo and collaborative work have shown at venues such as the Museum of Art and Design in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the 21st Century Museum in Kanazawa, Japan, and numerous others.
Stuart Allen: Kansas, Low Resolution
06/04/2015 to 09/13/2015Wichita-born Stuart Allen is a visual artist whose work deals with fundamental elements of perception such as light and time. This summer, WAM is pleased to present a selection of work from Allen's photography. Each image is an extraction of only a few select pixels from larger photographs of landscapes taken in Wichita. The result is a beautiful chromatic square with gentle color shifts that invokes not just the moment of the image's capture but the perpetual changes of nature. Allen studied architecture at the University of Kansas and graduated from the photography and video department of the Kansas City Art Institute in 1993. He lives and works in San Antonio, Texas. Located in the John W. and Mildred L. Graves Gallery and Louise and S.O. Beren Gallery
Temporary "Transcribing History" Exhibit in Rotating Gallery
02/28/2015 to 01/15/2016Sending an email miles away is a piece of cake in this day and age, but the written word experienced many radical changes and developments to get to this point. Over the course of five thousand years, changes in written language and how individuals wrote messages changed how human beings recorded their existence and communicated with each other. The Museum of World Treasures invites you to explore these changes in a new Rotating Gallery exhibit, "Transcribing History: Pictographs, Parchment, and the Printing Press." Visit for a glimpse into the history of an important aspect of any civilization and discover how cuneiform on clay tablets paved the way for text messages on smartphones. Experience how the simple act of writing affects many aspects of everyday life and ultimately provides the power to change the world. The Museum’s Rotating Gallery hosts new temporary exhibits on an annual basis. Each year, our Exhibits Committee selects a Student Curator to research, design, and direct the creation of this exhibit under the guidance of the Museum’s Curator of Exhibits and Research, Tim Howard. This year’s Student Curator, Emily Simon, is a Newman University student studying English and history, with a minor in international studies.
USTA Men’s Pro Futures Circuit
06/27/2015 to 07/05/2015The USTA's Futures circuit serves as a training ground for tomorrow's tennis stars and includes some of the top professional and amateur tennis talent from around the world.
Competitors in the singles and doubles draws will compete for $15,000 in prize money. The singles portion includes a 64-player qualifying draw and a main draw consisting of 32 players.
The tournament offers high-level competition in an intimate setting, but area tennis fans are encouraged to be more than just spectators. A long list of community-friendly events planned for tournament week include:
* Kids' Fun Day - Sunday, June 28, 4 p.m. - Youths ages 5-18, regardless of skill level, can participate in tennis games and activities at this free clinic.
* Pro-Am Tournament - Monday, June 29 - For $50 per entry, area amateurs can team up with a pro to compete in this one-day Pro-Am and Junior Pro-Am Tournaments. Proceeds support the MCB Tennis Foundation of Kansas.
* Immediately following the Pro-Am event, sponsors, staff, volunteers, officials and host families will get the chance to meet and mingle with the players and coaches at a special tournament kickoff party.
* Tournament admission is free, with special Hospitality Tent access available for the duration 10-day tournament for $100.

 

Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum to Participate in Blue Star Museums
05/26/2015 to 09/06/2015The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2015.
Beautiful You - Portrait Class
07/06/2015 to 07/10/2015Learn techniques and build your own skills in order to draw portraits. This drawing class does not require experience and is perfect for those who want to further their skills or are just beginning! We will cover conceptual and technical concepts to further students’ knowledge in drawing their own self portrait. We will also be looking at master artist for inspiration and exploration of new techniques to create various portraits throughout the week.
Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear Traveling Exhibit
05/23/2015 to 09/07/2015Face your fears and test your response to common fears, such as falling, animals and loud noises, through interactive challenges in a safe environment. Transport yourself into the animal kingdom and see how fight or flight responses are important for survival. Enter the Fear Lab and discover how the brain processes this universal emotion. Exhibit highlights -Immerse yourself into a savannah and try to collect fruit without being caught. -Experience falling backward and watch your reaction. -Match facial expressions with basic emotions. Create your own scary movie soundtrack with special effects. -See brain slices up close from different animals and humans. -And more!
Live Science Show
07/01/2015 to 08/31/2015July and August Parasitophobia Encounter types of parasites, look inside their strange world and find out what makes them so terrifying. ScareFactor Uncover how movies manage to scare us so fantastically with sight and sound techniques.
Marguerite Reed
07/06/2015 to 07/06/2015Watermark Books & Cafe will host author Marguerite Reed for a reading and signing of her book Archangel on Monday, July 6 at 6:00 p.m.
Passtels by Janice Crotts
06/22/2015 to 07/22/2015Pastels by artist Janice Crotts
Temporary "Transcribing History" Exhibit in Rotating Gallery
02/28/2015 to 01/15/2016Sending an email miles away is a piece of cake in this day and age, but the written word experienced many radical changes and developments to get to this point. Over the course of five thousand years, changes in written language and how individuals wrote messages changed how human beings recorded their existence and communicated with each other. The Museum of World Treasures invites you to explore these changes in a new Rotating Gallery exhibit, "Transcribing History: Pictographs, Parchment, and the Printing Press." Visit for a glimpse into the history of an important aspect of any civilization and discover how cuneiform on clay tablets paved the way for text messages on smartphones. Experience how the simple act of writing affects many aspects of everyday life and ultimately provides the power to change the world. The Museum’s Rotating Gallery hosts new temporary exhibits on an annual basis. Each year, our Exhibits Committee selects a Student Curator to research, design, and direct the creation of this exhibit under the guidance of the Museum’s Curator of Exhibits and Research, Tim Howard. This year’s Student Curator, Emily Simon, is a Newman University student studying English and history, with a minor in international studies.
Yarn Bombing Exhibit
05/29/2015 to 07/31/2015Come visit the museum and this unique exhibit featuring displays of knit designs covering various exhibits
Art of Fire: Glass Art from the WAM Collection
04/04/2015 to 03/05/2016Re-imagined anew and opening in April, the museum presents a compelling arrangement of the distinguished and growing glass art collection. for the new display, the museum consulted with Seattle-based independent curator and craft scholar Vicki Halper. Notably, Halper curated WAM's popular 2014 summer exhibition, Australian Glass Art, American Links for the Museum of Glass. Revealing WAM's rich holdings, the variety, quality, and artistry of Steuben glass will be presented. In fascinating ways, the exquisite work of the Steuben Glass Works, the world-class glass manufacturer (1903-2011), continues to beguile and inspire artists. The new installation will acknowledge and examine how contemporary glass artists explore the continuing allure and legacy of Steuben. Magnificent work by such living artists as Dante Marioni and Kiki Smith will be on view. The new collection display also features a new commission - an elaborate, Steuben-inspired candelabrum - by glass artist Andy Paiko. This special work will be effervescent! It incorporates an abundantly enthusiastic array of forms and techniques first developed by Steuben. Paiko's tapering candle holders that hang gracefully from the central form, each demonstrate the Steuben "air-twist" technique, perfected by designer George Thompson. The cinched, bell-shaped forms of the upper part of the large-scale candle holder are typical of Thompson's designs. WAM's collection includes original sketches by Thompson during his time working for Steuben, making Paiko's re-imagining of Thompson's forms particularly relevant to the collection. If you haven't spent time in the museum's glass art galleries recently, you should visit soon and prepare to be impressed by the beauty and history of this special artform!
Art We Love
03/07/2015 to 07/19/20152015 marks the 80th anniversary of the Wichita Art Museum. To celebrate this milestone, Art We Love is a series of three exhibitions across the year that will feature works of art chosen by a cross-section of people who call Wichita home. In addition to the selection by guest community curators, each presentation of Art We Love will feature one artwork selected by popularity vote online. Benefactor Louise Caldwell Murdock gave a bequest to found the art museum and build its collection - for the Wichita community. This special series continues and honors her vision by inviting community members to come behind-the-scenes and choose a favorite artwork to share with the public. The first Art We Love installment features works of art from WAM's collection chosen by: Sarah Bagby, Watermark Books owner Emily Compton, Goodwill Industries of Kansas president Larry Hatteberg, photojournalist Jayne Milburn, WAM board member emeritus Armando Minjarez, Wichita artist and community activist Randy Regier, Wichita artist Lily Wu, KAKE Channel 10 reporter and Wichita Asian Festival president
Art's Pure Voice: Abstraction in Wichita
06/13/2015 to 08/30/2015Featured Artists: James Gross Kevin Kelly Kevin Mullins Ann Resnick Kate Van Steenhuyse With its advent in the 20th century, abstraction in art continues as a powerful vein of artmaking in the 21st. The first abstract paintings appeared in 1911, and artists have explored and expanded the potentials of this dynamic, elastic mode of artmaking ever since. In fact, for many decades in the mid-20th century, abstraction dominated the art world. Today, although abstraction is no longer paramount, it retains great force as contemporary artists keep innovating new and compelling abstract languages. Abstraction is amazingly varied and exists on a spectrum. Some images can be more abstracted than wholly abstract. They appear abstract, yet they do offer cues to lived reality. Other images embrace design and color with no hint whatsoever to human form or the natural world. For certain abstract artists, the potency of design and hue captures their entire imagination and offers rich content. For others, the language of abstraction can express deeper meaning with humanist associations. Wichita can claim strong artists who continue to innovate in abstraction, finding original expression and stretching this vital genre. This exhibition presents a selection of five exceptional artists who contribute to art world trends from Wichita and keep the evolution of abstraction vibrant in our time. Photo: James Gross, nature, First-Stage, 1998. Oil on canvas with pasted paper and plastic, mounted on mat board, 11 3/4 x 8 inches.
Beautiful You - Portrait Class
07/06/2015 to 07/10/2015Learn techniques and build your own skills in order to draw portraits. This drawing class does not require experience and is perfect for those who want to further their skills or are just beginning! We will cover conceptual and technical concepts to further students’ knowledge in drawing their own self portrait. We will also be looking at master artist for inspiration and exploration of new techniques to create various portraits throughout the week.
Chipping the Block, Painting the Silk: The Color Prints of Norma Bassett Hall
02/21/2015 to 07/12/2015Guest-curated by Dr. Joby Patterson, Chipping the Block is the first one-woman exhibition of Norma Bassett Hall's work since her death in 1957. Born in Oregon, artist Norma Bassett Hall studied at the Portland Art Association and the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1922 she married Arthur Hall, who had been a fellow student at the Art Institute, and the couple settled in El Dorado Kansas. It was during these early years in Kansas that Bassett Hall explored the artistic possibilities of woodblock printing. 1930 marked the launch of the Prairie Print Makers, with Bassett Hall as the only female founding member. In her work, Hall employed line, color, and pattern with delicate skill, using up to seven blocks for each print.
Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear Traveling Exhibit
05/23/2015 to 09/07/2015Face your fears and test your response to common fears, such as falling, animals and loud noises, through interactive challenges in a safe environment. Transport yourself into the animal kingdom and see how fight or flight responses are important for survival. Enter the Fear Lab and discover how the brain processes this universal emotion. Exhibit highlights -Immerse yourself into a savannah and try to collect fruit without being caught. -Experience falling backward and watch your reaction. -Match facial expressions with basic emotions. Create your own scary movie soundtrack with special effects. -See brain slices up close from different animals and humans. -And more!
Ice Cream Day at Hand Park
07/07/2015 to 07/07/2015Join in as we celebrate National Ice Cream Month by commemorating the ice cream cone. Tons of fun activities will be planned as well as free ice cream. Bring the whole family for a great time and maybe meet a superhero or two! Large groups can be accommodated with a phone in reservation.
Ice Cream Day at Oaklawn Activity Center
07/07/2015 to 07/07/2015Join in as we celebrate National Ice Cream Month by commemorating the ice cream cone. Tons of fun activities will be planned as well as free ice cream. Bring the whole family for a great time and maybe meet a superhero or two! Large groups can be accommodated with a phone in reservation.
Live Science Show
07/01/2015 to 08/31/2015July and August Parasitophobia Encounter types of parasites, look inside their strange world and find out what makes them so terrifying. ScareFactor Uncover how movies manage to scare us so fantastically with sight and sound techniques.
Liza Lou: Gather (one million)
06/04/2015 to 09/13/2015This summer, WAM is proud to feature a beautiful and poetic installation by world-renowned artist Liza Lou. The exhibition will feature Lou's Gather (one million), a shimmering 150-square-foot golden field. To make the work, nine million beads in varying shades of gold were threaded onto cut wire to make one million blades of grass. Lou systematically counted, weighed, blended and divided the blades into equal wheat-like sheaves. This work of art will be presented along with Lou's newest series of work--large wall-hanging color fields of glass beads that resemble open skies and sunsets. The painterly freedom of the installation evokes the seasonal regeneration of landscape and the abundance of harvest. The Wichita presentation of Liza Lou's Gather (one million) has been generously sponsored by F. Price Cossman Memorial Trust, INTRUST Bank, Trustee, and Belger Cartage Service, Inc. Additional support has been provided by the Berry Foundation, Gridley Family Foundation, and Sonia Greteman and Chris Brunner.
Passtels by Janice Crotts
06/22/2015 to 07/22/2015Pastels by artist Janice Crotts
Prairie Print Makers: Process, Style Meaning
03/14/2015 to 08/16/2015The Prairie Print Makers - the famous Wichita artist group formed in 1930 - produced some of the nation's best -respected fine art prints during the era. The Wichita Art Museum is the proud repository of over 300 prints by this important group. This exhibition explores the different processes and styles embraced by the Prairie Print Makers, especially Japanese woodblock techniques. The show is comprised of work from the museum's collection with a few strategic loans, and it complements the special exhibition of Norma Bassett Hall, the only woman artist among the Prairie Print Makers founders.
Shawn Decker: Prairie
06/04/2015 to 09/13/2015Described as an electro-acoustic sound installation, Shawn Decker's Prairie recalls the sights and sounds of its namesake via a field of speakers and thin, swaying metal rods. Thin, tall brass rods glisten in the light as individual motors, with small speakers mounted to the top, cause them to vibrate and sway. Each brass stem operates independently, and the entire installation--including hundreds of these rods--is programmed to operate in randomized patterns of sound and movement. "It is much more fun as a creator to compose a piece that is continuously surprising you," Decker noted. "I will often laugh out loud when it does something I don’t expect. The element of change and indeterminacy allows you to become a much more active listener." Prairie is more than a soundscape. It is an environment that will entrance both eye and ear. The concepts presented in the installation--nature and technology, sound and movement, sculpture and performance--come together to enchant the viewer and invite a reconsideration of the elements that make the prairie unique. Decker holds a doctorate in music theory and composition from Northwestern University. He is a senior faculty member at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His work has been frequently performed, seen, and heard in the U.S. and Europe. Recent exhibitions of both solo and collaborative work have shown at venues such as the Museum of Art and Design in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the 21st Century Museum in Kanazawa, Japan, and numerous others.
Stuart Allen: Kansas, Low Resolution
06/04/2015 to 09/13/2015Wichita-born Stuart Allen is a visual artist whose work deals with fundamental elements of perception such as light and time. This summer, WAM is pleased to present a selection of work from Allen's photography. Each image is an extraction of only a few select pixels from larger photographs of landscapes taken in Wichita. The result is a beautiful chromatic square with gentle color shifts that invokes not just the moment of the image's capture but the perpetual changes of nature. Allen studied architecture at the University of Kansas and graduated from the photography and video department of the Kansas City Art Institute in 1993. He lives and works in San Antonio, Texas. Located in the John W. and Mildred L. Graves Gallery and Louise and S.O. Beren Gallery
Temporary "Transcribing History" Exhibit in Rotating Gallery
02/28/2015 to 01/15/2016Sending an email miles away is a piece of cake in this day and age, but the written word experienced many radical changes and developments to get to this point. Over the course of five thousand years, changes in written language and how individuals wrote messages changed how human beings recorded their existence and communicated with each other. The Museum of World Treasures invites you to explore these changes in a new Rotating Gallery exhibit, "Transcribing History: Pictographs, Parchment, and the Printing Press." Visit for a glimpse into the history of an important aspect of any civilization and discover how cuneiform on clay tablets paved the way for text messages on smartphones. Experience how the simple act of writing affects many aspects of everyday life and ultimately provides the power to change the world. The Museum’s Rotating Gallery hosts new temporary exhibits on an annual basis. Each year, our Exhibits Committee selects a Student Curator to research, design, and direct the creation of this exhibit under the guidance of the Museum’s Curator of Exhibits and Research, Tim Howard. This year’s Student Curator, Emily Simon, is a Newman University student studying English and history, with a minor in international studies.
Tuesdays on the Terrace
06/02/2015 to 09/29/2015DIG in & DRINK up at Tuesdays On The Terrace, your favorite afterwork party! Each Tuesday night from June to September, the Garden mixes things up with live music, happy hour and horticulture. Enjoy cocktails, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages from The Bar's Open from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and view the summer garden until 8 p.m. Clear your schedule, pack a picnic, call your friends and relax in the Gardens with Tuesdays on the Terrace.
Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum to Participate in Blue Star Museums
05/26/2015 to 09/06/2015The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2015.
Yarn Bombing Exhibit
05/29/2015 to 07/31/2015Come visit the museum and this unique exhibit featuring displays of knit designs covering various exhibits
Art of Fire: Glass Art from the WAM Collection
04/04/2015 to 03/05/2016Re-imagined anew and opening in April, the museum presents a compelling arrangement of the distinguished and growing glass art collection. for the new display, the museum consulted with Seattle-based independent curator and craft scholar Vicki Halper. Notably, Halper curated WAM's popular 2014 summer exhibition, Australian Glass Art, American Links for the Museum of Glass. Revealing WAM's rich holdings, the variety, quality, and artistry of Steuben glass will be presented. In fascinating ways, the exquisite work of the Steuben Glass Works, the world-class glass manufacturer (1903-2011), continues to beguile and inspire artists. The new installation will acknowledge and examine how contemporary glass artists explore the continuing allure and legacy of Steuben. Magnificent work by such living artists as Dante Marioni and Kiki Smith will be on view. The new collection display also features a new commission - an elaborate, Steuben-inspired candelabrum - by glass artist Andy Paiko. This special work will be effervescent! It incorporates an abundantly enthusiastic array of forms and techniques first developed by Steuben. Paiko's tapering candle holders that hang gracefully from the central form, each demonstrate the Steuben "air-twist" technique, perfected by designer George Thompson. The cinched, bell-shaped forms of the upper part of the large-scale candle holder are typical of Thompson's designs. WAM's collection includes original sketches by Thompson during his time working for Steuben, making Paiko's re-imagining of Thompson's forms particularly relevant to the collection. If you haven't spent time in the museum's glass art galleries recently, you should visit soon and prepare to be impressed by the beauty and history of this special artform!
Art We Love
03/07/2015 to 07/19/20152015 marks the 80th anniversary of the Wichita Art Museum. To celebrate this milestone, Art We Love is a series of three exhibitions across the year that will feature works of art chosen by a cross-section of people who call Wichita home. In addition to the selection by guest community curators, each presentation of Art We Love will feature one artwork selected by popularity vote online. Benefactor Louise Caldwell Murdock gave a bequest to found the art museum and build its collection - for the Wichita community. This special series continues and honors her vision by inviting community members to come behind-the-scenes and choose a favorite artwork to share with the public. The first Art We Love installment features works of art from WAM's collection chosen by: Sarah Bagby, Watermark Books owner Emily Compton, Goodwill Industries of Kansas president Larry Hatteberg, photojournalist Jayne Milburn, WAM board member emeritus Armando Minjarez, Wichita artist and community activist Randy Regier, Wichita artist Lily Wu, KAKE Channel 10 reporter and Wichita Asian Festival president
Art's Pure Voice: Abstraction in Wichita
06/13/2015 to 08/30/2015Featured Artists: James Gross Kevin Kelly Kevin Mullins Ann Resnick Kate Van Steenhuyse With its advent in the 20th century, abstraction in art continues as a powerful vein of artmaking in the 21st. The first abstract paintings appeared in 1911, and artists have explored and expanded the potentials of this dynamic, elastic mode of artmaking ever since. In fact, for many decades in the mid-20th century, abstraction dominated the art world. Today, although abstraction is no longer paramount, it retains great force as contemporary artists keep innovating new and compelling abstract languages. Abstraction is amazingly varied and exists on a spectrum. Some images can be more abstracted than wholly abstract. They appear abstract, yet they do offer cues to lived reality. Other images embrace design and color with no hint whatsoever to human form or the natural world. For certain abstract artists, the potency of design and hue captures their entire imagination and offers rich content. For others, the language of abstraction can express deeper meaning with humanist associations. Wichita can claim strong artists who continue to innovate in abstraction, finding original expression and stretching this vital genre. This exhibition presents a selection of five exceptional artists who contribute to art world trends from Wichita and keep the evolution of abstraction vibrant in our time. Photo: James Gross, nature, First-Stage, 1998. Oil on canvas with pasted paper and plastic, mounted on mat board, 11 3/4 x 8 inches.
Beautiful You - Portrait Class
07/06/2015 to 07/10/2015Learn techniques and build your own skills in order to draw portraits. This drawing class does not require experience and is perfect for those who want to further their skills or are just beginning! We will cover conceptual and technical concepts to further students’ knowledge in drawing their own self portrait. We will also be looking at master artist for inspiration and exploration of new techniques to create various portraits throughout the week.
Billy Elliot the Musical
07/08/2015 to 07/12/2015An accidental visit to a ballet class sets in motion a life-changing experience for a small boy in a British mining town. Based on the award-winning film, this powerful stage adaptation won 10 Tony Awards®, including Best Musical.

Music Theatre Wichita proudly creates our 44th season of Broadway-scale musicals this summer! This year our productions trace Unexpected Journeys, with bends in the road taking characters to destinations they never imagined. Family secrets, hidden talents, and surprising romances-you'll witness all throughout the summer as you are swept away by fabulously talented singers and dancers. And you can experience it all at a fraction of Broadway prices!
Chipping the Block, Painting the Silk: The Color Prints of Norma Bassett Hall
02/21/2015 to 07/12/2015Guest-curated by Dr. Joby Patterson, Chipping the Block is the first one-woman exhibition of Norma Bassett Hall's work since her death in 1957. Born in Oregon, artist Norma Bassett Hall studied at the Portland Art Association and the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1922 she married Arthur Hall, who had been a fellow student at the Art Institute, and the couple settled in El Dorado Kansas. It was during these early years in Kansas that Bassett Hall explored the artistic possibilities of woodblock printing. 1930 marked the launch of the Prairie Print Makers, with Bassett Hall as the only female founding member. In her work, Hall employed line, color, and pattern with delicate skill, using up to seven blocks for each print.
Community Night at the Indian Center
09/17/2014 Community Night is a chance for the American Indian community and the public to take part in a variety of activities that are part of the American Indian culture. Community Night is free and everyone is welcome. For more information, call (316) 350-3340.
Fun with Fizz
07/08/2015 to 07/08/2015Not all sparkling wine can be Champagne, but all Champagne is sparkling wine! Confused? You’ll be a bubbles pro after a 2-hour seminar about the sparkling wines of the world. Sample a variety of wines and learn just what make sparkling wines so special. Food is not served, so please make arrangements prior.
Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear Traveling Exhibit
05/23/2015 to 09/07/2015Face your fears and test your response to common fears, such as falling, animals and loud noises, through interactive challenges in a safe environment. Transport yourself into the animal kingdom and see how fight or flight responses are important for survival. Enter the Fear Lab and discover how the brain processes this universal emotion. Exhibit highlights -Immerse yourself into a savannah and try to collect fruit without being caught. -Experience falling backward and watch your reaction. -Match facial expressions with basic emotions. Create your own scary movie soundtrack with special effects. -See brain slices up close from different animals and humans. -And more!
Hot Art for Cool Kids: Glass-tastic!
07/08/2015 to 07/16/2015CAMP 3: Glass-tastic! July 8, 9 - Individual youth July 15, 16 - Organized groups Summer camp day sessions are only $5 per child for an awesome art afternoon. Wednesdays are for youth ages 6 to 8. Thursdays are for youth 9 to 12. Each class session is from 2 to 4 pm. For full descriptions of each camp session, and to make reservations visit wichitaartmuseum.org/programs_events/hot_art_for_cool_kids
Lincoln Heights Village Farmers' Market
05/06/2015 to 09/30/2015A weekly farmers' market featuring food and goods from local vendors and farmers.
Live Science Show
07/01/2015 to 08/31/2015July and August Parasitophobia Encounter types of parasites, look inside their strange world and find out what makes them so terrifying. ScareFactor Uncover how movies manage to scare us so fantastically with sight and sound techniques.
Liza Lou: Gather (one million)
06/04/2015 to 09/13/2015This summer, WAM is proud to feature a beautiful and poetic installation by world-renowned artist Liza Lou. The exhibition will feature Lou's Gather (one million), a shimmering 150-square-foot golden field. To make the work, nine million beads in varying shades of gold were threaded onto cut wire to make one million blades of grass. Lou systematically counted, weighed, blended and divided the blades into equal wheat-like sheaves. This work of art will be presented along with Lou's newest series of work--large wall-hanging color fields of glass beads that resemble open skies and sunsets. The painterly freedom of the installation evokes the seasonal regeneration of landscape and the abundance of harvest. The Wichita presentation of Liza Lou's Gather (one million) has been generously sponsored by F. Price Cossman Memorial Trust, INTRUST Bank, Trustee, and Belger Cartage Service, Inc. Additional support has been provided by the Berry Foundation, Gridley Family Foundation, and Sonia Greteman and Chris Brunner.
Passtels by Janice Crotts
06/22/2015 to 07/22/2015Pastels by artist Janice Crotts
Prairie Print Makers: Process, Style Meaning
03/14/2015 to 08/16/2015The Prairie Print Makers - the famous Wichita artist group formed in 1930 - produced some of the nation's best -respected fine art prints during the era. The Wichita Art Museum is the proud repository of over 300 prints by this important group. This exhibition explores the different processes and styles embraced by the Prairie Print Makers, especially Japanese woodblock techniques. The show is comprised of work from the museum's collection with a few strategic loans, and it complements the special exhibition of Norma Bassett Hall, the only woman artist among the Prairie Print Makers founders.
Rock River Rapids 500
07/08/2015 to 07/08/2015'Racers, Start Your Engines!' Be at Rock River Rapids for the Green Flag of the annual Rock River Rapids 500. This year's Superhero Summer theme will be incorporated into the car decoration contest. When the doors open Styrofoam race cars will be available to purchase for $3.00 each, then head over to the 'Detail Shop' where you can decorate your car for the big race. Cars do not have to be decorated, but must be purchased before 2:00 p.m. to be eligible for the race. At 2:15 p.m. the lazy river will be cleared and will be reopened once all cars are removed. The race will start at 2:30 p.m. and the cars will complete one lap around the lazy river to determine the winners. There will be several prize categories. Racers can take their cars home once the race is over.
Shawn Decker: Prairie
06/04/2015 to 09/13/2015Described as an electro-acoustic sound installation, Shawn Decker's Prairie recalls the sights and sounds of its namesake via a field of speakers and thin, swaying metal rods. Thin, tall brass rods glisten in the light as individual motors, with small speakers mounted to the top, cause them to vibrate and sway. Each brass stem operates independently, and the entire installation--including hundreds of these rods--is programmed to operate in randomized patterns of sound and movement. "It is much more fun as a creator to compose a piece that is continuously surprising you," Decker noted. "I will often laugh out loud when it does something I don’t expect. The element of change and indeterminacy allows you to become a much more active listener." Prairie is more than a soundscape. It is an environment that will entrance both eye and ear. The concepts presented in the installation--nature and technology, sound and movement, sculpture and performance--come together to enchant the viewer and invite a reconsideration of the elements that make the prairie unique. Decker holds a doctorate in music theory and composition from Northwestern University. He is a senior faculty member at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His work has been frequently performed, seen, and heard in the U.S. and Europe. Recent exhibitions of both solo and collaborative work have shown at venues such as the Museum of Art and Design in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the 21st Century Museum in Kanazawa, Japan, and numerous others.
Stuart Allen: Kansas, Low Resolution
06/04/2015 to 09/13/2015Wichita-born Stuart Allen is a visual artist whose work deals with fundamental elements of perception such as light and time. This summer, WAM is pleased to present a selection of work from Allen's photography. Each image is an extraction of only a few select pixels from larger photographs of landscapes taken in Wichita. The result is a beautiful chromatic square with gentle color shifts that invokes not just the moment of the image's capture but the perpetual changes of nature. Allen studied architecture at the University of Kansas and graduated from the photography and video department of the Kansas City Art Institute in 1993. He lives and works in San Antonio, Texas. Located in the John W. and Mildred L. Graves Gallery and Louise and S.O. Beren Gallery
Temporary "Transcribing History" Exhibit in Rotating Gallery
02/28/2015 to 01/15/2016Sending an email miles away is a piece of cake in this day and age, but the written word experienced many radical changes and developments to get to this point. Over the course of five thousand years, changes in written language and how individuals wrote messages changed how human beings recorded their existence and communicated with each other. The Museum of World Treasures invites you to explore these changes in a new Rotating Gallery exhibit, "Transcribing History: Pictographs, Parchment, and the Printing Press." Visit for a glimpse into the history of an important aspect of any civilization and discover how cuneiform on clay tablets paved the way for text messages on smartphones. Experience how the simple act of writing affects many aspects of everyday life and ultimately provides the power to change the world. The Museum’s Rotating Gallery hosts new temporary exhibits on an annual basis. Each year, our Exhibits Committee selects a Student Curator to research, design, and direct the creation of this exhibit under the guidance of the Museum’s Curator of Exhibits and Research, Tim Howard. This year’s Student Curator, Emily Simon, is a Newman University student studying English and history, with a minor in international studies.
Urban League of Kansas Statewide Diversity Job Fair
07/08/2015 to 07/08/2015The CareerQuest Expo provides job seekers a valuable one-day opportunity to interview with numerous companies in one convenient location. Employers in various industries such as banking, aircraft, education, professional services, and manufacturing will be in attendance, looking for job seekers like you! Unlike your typical "job fair," we're integrating online with reality to create a truly innovative "career fair" like none other.
Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum to Participate in Blue Star Museums
05/26/2015 to 09/06/2015The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2015.
Yarn Bombing Exhibit
05/29/2015 to 07/31/2015Come visit the museum and this unique exhibit featuring displays of knit designs covering various exhibits
Art For Your Ears: Nikki Moddelmog and Shane Marler with Dennis Hardin
07/09/2015 to 07/09/2015Art For Your Ears concerts are located at McKnight Outdoor Plaza (between the Ulrich Museum and the School of Art and Design) on the WSU campus. RAIN LOCATION is the WSU Campus Activities Center (CAC) Theater. Museum galleries are open until 8:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. More information at http://ulrich.wichita.edu/afye Moddelmog has been singing and songwriting for 14 years, playing with Hardin for 12 years, and Marler for the last 2. Moddelmog and Marler write in an array of styles, but focus on jazz infused folk songs.
Art of Fire: Glass Art from the WAM Collection
04/04/2015 to 03/05/2016Re-imagined anew and opening in April, the museum presents a compelling arrangement of the distinguished and growing glass art collection. for the new display, the museum consulted with Seattle-based independent curator and craft scholar Vicki Halper. Notably, Halper curated WAM's popular 2014 summer exhibition, Australian Glass Art, American Links for the Museum of Glass. Revealing WAM's rich holdings, the variety, quality, and artistry of Steuben glass will be presented. In fascinating ways, the exquisite work of the Steuben Glass Works, the world-class glass manufacturer (1903-2011), continues to beguile and inspire artists. The new installation will acknowledge and examine how contemporary glass artists explore the continuing allure and legacy of Steuben. Magnificent work by such living artists as Dante Marioni and Kiki Smith will be on view. The new collection display also features a new commission - an elaborate, Steuben-inspired candelabrum - by glass artist Andy Paiko. This special work will be effervescent! It incorporates an abundantly enthusiastic array of forms and techniques first developed by Steuben. Paiko's tapering candle holders that hang gracefully from the central form, each demonstrate the Steuben "air-twist" technique, perfected by designer George Thompson. The cinched, bell-shaped forms of the upper part of the large-scale candle holder are typical of Thompson's designs. WAM's collection includes original sketches by Thompson during his time working for Steuben, making Paiko's re-imagining of Thompson's forms particularly relevant to the collection. If you haven't spent time in the museum's glass art galleries recently, you should visit soon and prepare to be impressed by the beauty and history of this special artform!
Art We Love
03/07/2015 to 07/19/20152015 marks the 80th anniversary of the Wichita Art Museum. To celebrate this milestone, Art We Love is a series of three exhibitions across the year that will feature works of art chosen by a cross-section of people who call Wichita home. In addition to the selection by guest community curators, each presentation of Art We Love will feature one artwork selected by popularity vote online. Benefactor Louise Caldwell Murdock gave a bequest to found the art museum and build its collection - for the Wichita community. This special series continues and honors her vision by inviting community members to come behind-the-scenes and choose a favorite artwork to share with the public. The first Art We Love installment features works of art from WAM's collection chosen by: Sarah Bagby, Watermark Books owner Emily Compton, Goodwill Industries of Kansas president Larry Hatteberg, photojournalist Jayne Milburn, WAM board member emeritus Armando Minjarez, Wichita artist and community activist Randy Regier, Wichita artist Lily Wu, KAKE Channel 10 reporter and Wichita Asian Festival president
Art's Pure Voice: Abstraction in Wichita
06/13/2015 to 08/30/2015Featured Artists: James Gross Kevin Kelly Kevin Mullins Ann Resnick Kate Van Steenhuyse With its advent in the 20th century, abstraction in art continues as a powerful vein of artmaking in the 21st. The first abstract paintings appeared in 1911, and artists have explored and expanded the potentials of this dynamic, elastic mode of artmaking ever since. In fact, for many decades in the mid-20th century, abstraction dominated the art world. Today, although abstraction is no longer paramount, it retains great force as contemporary artists keep innovating new and compelling abstract languages. Abstraction is amazingly varied and exists on a spectrum. Some images can be more abstracted than wholly abstract. They appear abstract, yet they do offer cues to lived reality. Other images embrace design and color with no hint whatsoever to human form or the natural world. For certain abstract artists, the potency of design and hue captures their entire imagination and offers rich content. For others, the language of abstraction can express deeper meaning with humanist associations. Wichita can claim strong artists who continue to innovate in abstraction, finding original expression and stretching this vital genre. This exhibition presents a selection of five exceptional artists who contribute to art world trends from Wichita and keep the evolution of abstraction vibrant in our time. Photo: James Gross, nature, First-Stage, 1998. Oil on canvas with pasted paper and plastic, mounted on mat board, 11 3/4 x 8 inches.
Beautiful You - Portrait Class
07/06/2015 to 07/10/2015Learn techniques and build your own skills in order to draw portraits. This drawing class does not require experience and is perfect for those who want to further their skills or are just beginning! We will cover conceptual and technical concepts to further students’ knowledge in drawing their own self portrait. We will also be looking at master artist for inspiration and exploration of new techniques to create various portraits throughout the week.
Billy Elliot the Musical
07/08/2015 to 07/12/2015An accidental visit to a ballet class sets in motion a life-changing experience for a small boy in a British mining town. Based on the award-winning film, this powerful stage adaptation won 10 Tony Awards®, including Best Musical.

Music Theatre Wichita proudly creates our 44th season of Broadway-scale musicals this summer! This year our productions trace Unexpected Journeys, with bends in the road taking characters to destinations they never imagined. Family secrets, hidden talents, and surprising romances-you'll witness all throughout the summer as you are swept away by fabulously talented singers and dancers. And you can experience it all at a fraction of Broadway prices!
Chipping the Block, Painting the Silk: The Color Prints of Norma Bassett Hall
02/21/2015 to 07/12/2015Guest-curated by Dr. Joby Patterson, Chipping the Block is the first one-woman exhibition of Norma Bassett Hall's work since her death in 1957. Born in Oregon, artist Norma Bassett Hall studied at the Portland Art Association and the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1922 she married Arthur Hall, who had been a fellow student at the Art Institute, and the couple settled in El Dorado Kansas. It was during these early years in Kansas that Bassett Hall explored the artistic possibilities of woodblock printing. 1930 marked the launch of the Prairie Print Makers, with Bassett Hall as the only female founding member. In her work, Hall employed line, color, and pattern with delicate skill, using up to seven blocks for each print.
Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear Traveling Exhibit
05/23/2015 to 09/07/2015Face your fears and test your response to common fears, such as falling, animals and loud noises, through interactive challenges in a safe environment. Transport yourself into the animal kingdom and see how fight or flight responses are important for survival. Enter the Fear Lab and discover how the brain processes this universal emotion. Exhibit highlights -Immerse yourself into a savannah and try to collect fruit without being caught. -Experience falling backward and watch your reaction. -Match facial expressions with basic emotions. Create your own scary movie soundtrack with special effects. -See brain slices up close from different animals and humans. -And more!
Hot Art for Cool Kids: Glass-tastic!
07/08/2015 to 07/16/2015CAMP 3: Glass-tastic! July 8, 9 - Individual youth July 15, 16 - Organized groups Summer camp day sessions are only $5 per child for an awesome art afternoon. Wednesdays are for youth ages 6 to 8. Thursdays are for youth 9 to 12. Each class session is from 2 to 4 pm. For full descriptions of each camp session, and to make reservations visit wichitaartmuseum.org/programs_events/hot_art_for_cool_kids
Live Science Show
07/01/2015 to 08/31/2015July and August Parasitophobia Encounter types of parasites, look inside their strange world and find out what makes them so terrifying. ScareFactor Uncover how movies manage to scare us so fantastically with sight and sound techniques.
Liza Lou: Gather (one million)
06/04/2015 to 09/13/2015This summer, WAM is proud to feature a beautiful and poetic installation by world-renowned artist Liza Lou. The exhibition will feature Lou's Gather (one million), a shimmering 150-square-foot golden field. To make the work, nine million beads in varying shades of gold were threaded onto cut wire to make one million blades of grass. Lou systematically counted, weighed, blended and divided the blades into equal wheat-like sheaves. This work of art will be presented along with Lou's newest series of work--large wall-hanging color fields of glass beads that resemble open skies and sunsets. The painterly freedom of the installation evokes the seasonal regeneration of landscape and the abundance of harvest. The Wichita presentation of Liza Lou's Gather (one million) has been generously sponsored by F. Price Cossman Memorial Trust, INTRUST Bank, Trustee, and Belger Cartage Service, Inc. Additional support has been provided by the Berry Foundation, Gridley Family Foundation, and Sonia Greteman and Chris Brunner.
Nancy McCabe
07/09/2015 to 07/09/2015Watermark Books & Cafe will host author Nancy McCabe for a reading and signing of her book From Little Houses to Little Women: Revisiting a Literary Childhood on Thursday, July 9 at 6:00 p.m.
NERDSday Thursday
01/08/2015 to 12/10/2015NERDSday Thursday is Wichita's premier nerd-herd gathering. We meet monthly on 2nd Thursday to chat about new topics, presented by people that are passionate about.
Passtels by Janice Crotts
06/22/2015 to 07/22/2015Pastels by artist Janice Crotts
Prairie Print Makers: Process, Style Meaning
03/14/2015 to 08/16/2015The Prairie Print Makers - the famous Wichita artist group formed in 1930 - produced some of the nation's best -respected fine art prints during the era. The Wichita Art Museum is the proud repository of over 300 prints by this important group. This exhibition explores the different processes and styles embraced by the Prairie Print Makers, especially Japanese woodblock techniques. The show is comprised of work from the museum's collection with a few strategic loans, and it complements the special exhibition of Norma Bassett Hall, the only woman artist among the Prairie Print Makers founders.
Shawn Decker: Prairie
06/04/2015 to 09/13/2015Described as an electro-acoustic sound installation, Shawn Decker's Prairie recalls the sights and sounds of its namesake via a field of speakers and thin, swaying metal rods. Thin, tall brass rods glisten in the light as individual motors, with small speakers mounted to the top, cause them to vibrate and sway. Each brass stem operates independently, and the entire installation--including hundreds of these rods--is programmed to operate in randomized patterns of sound and movement. "It is much more fun as a creator to compose a piece that is continuously surprising you," Decker noted. "I will often laugh out loud when it does something I don’t expect. The element of change and indeterminacy allows you to become a much more active listener." Prairie is more than a soundscape. It is an environment that will entrance both eye and ear. The concepts presented in the installation--nature and technology, sound and movement, sculpture and performance--come together to enchant the viewer and invite a reconsideration of the elements that make the prairie unique. Decker holds a doctorate in music theory and composition from Northwestern University. He is a senior faculty member at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His work has been frequently performed, seen, and heard in the U.S. and Europe. Recent exhibitions of both solo and collaborative work have shown at venues such as the Museum of Art and Design in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the 21st Century Museum in Kanazawa, Japan, and numerous others.
Stuart Allen: Kansas, Low Resolution
06/04/2015 to 09/13/2015Wichita-born Stuart Allen is a visual artist whose work deals with fundamental elements of perception such as light and time. This summer, WAM is pleased to present a selection of work from Allen's photography. Each image is an extraction of only a few select pixels from larger photographs of landscapes taken in Wichita. The result is a beautiful chromatic square with gentle color shifts that invokes not just the moment of the image's capture but the perpetual changes of nature. Allen studied architecture at the University of Kansas and graduated from the photography and video department of the Kansas City Art Institute in 1993. He lives and works in San Antonio, Texas. Located in the John W. and Mildred L. Graves Gallery and Louise and S.O. Beren Gallery
Temporary "Transcribing History" Exhibit in Rotating Gallery
02/28/2015 to 01/15/2016Sending an email miles away is a piece of cake in this day and age, but the written word experienced many radical changes and developments to get to this point. Over the course of five thousand years, changes in written language and how individuals wrote messages changed how human beings recorded their existence and communicated with each other. The Museum of World Treasures invites you to explore these changes in a new Rotating Gallery exhibit, "Transcribing History: Pictographs, Parchment, and the Printing Press." Visit for a glimpse into the history of an important aspect of any civilization and discover how cuneiform on clay tablets paved the way for text messages on smartphones. Experience how the simple act of writing affects many aspects of everyday life and ultimately provides the power to change the world. The Museum’s Rotating Gallery hosts new temporary exhibits on an annual basis. Each year, our Exhibits Committee selects a Student Curator to research, design, and direct the creation of this exhibit under the guidance of the Museum’s Curator of Exhibits and Research, Tim Howard. This year’s Student Curator, Emily Simon, is a Newman University student studying English and history, with a minor in international studies.
Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum to Participate in Blue Star Museums
05/26/2015 to 09/06/2015The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2015.
Yarn Bombing Exhibit
05/29/2015 to 07/31/2015Come visit the museum and this unique exhibit featuring displays of knit designs covering various exhibits
Anime Festival of Wichita
07/10/2015 to 07/12/2015Come and join us for our big 11th year celebration!
Art of Fire: Glass Art from the WAM Collection
04/04/2015 to 03/05/2016Re-imagined anew and opening in April, the museum presents a compelling arrangement of the distinguished and growing glass art collection. for the new display, the museum consulted with Seattle-based independent curator and craft scholar Vicki Halper. Notably, Halper curated WAM's popular 2014 summer exhibition, Australian Glass Art, American Links for the Museum of Glass. Revealing WAM's rich holdings, the variety, quality, and artistry of Steuben glass will be presented. In fascinating ways, the exquisite work of the Steuben Glass Works, the world-class glass manufacturer (1903-2011), continues to beguile and inspire artists. The new installation will acknowledge and examine how contemporary glass artists explore the continuing allure and legacy of Steuben. Magnificent work by such living artists as Dante Marioni and Kiki Smith will be on view. The new collection display also features a new commission - an elaborate, Steuben-inspired candelabrum - by glass artist Andy Paiko. This special work will be effervescent! It incorporates an abundantly enthusiastic array of forms and techniques first developed by Steuben. Paiko's tapering candle holders that hang gracefully from the central form, each demonstrate the Steuben "air-twist" technique, perfected by designer George Thompson. The cinched, bell-shaped forms of the upper part of the large-scale candle holder are typical of Thompson's designs. WAM's collection includes original sketches by Thompson during his time working for Steuben, making Paiko's re-imagining of Thompson's forms particularly relevant to the collection. If you haven't spent time in the museum's glass art galleries recently, you should visit soon and prepare to be impressed by the beauty and history of this special artform!
Art We Love
03/07/2015 to 07/19/20152015 marks the 80th anniversary of the Wichita Art Museum. To celebrate this milestone, Art We Love is a series of three exhibitions across the year that will feature works of art chosen by a cross-section of people who call Wichita home. In addition to the selection by guest community curators, each presentation of Art We Love will feature one artwork selected by popularity vote online. Benefactor Louise Caldwell Murdock gave a bequest to found the art museum and build its collection - for the Wichita community. This special series continues and honors her vision by inviting community members to come behind-the-scenes and choose a favorite artwork to share with the public. The first Art We Love installment features works of art from WAM's collection chosen by: Sarah Bagby, Watermark Books owner Emily Compton, Goodwill Industries of Kansas president Larry Hatteberg, photojournalist Jayne Milburn, WAM board member emeritus Armando Minjarez, Wichita artist and community activist Randy Regier, Wichita artist Lily Wu, KAKE Channel 10 reporter and Wichita Asian Festival president
Art's Pure Voice: Abstraction in Wichita
06/13/2015 to 08/30/2015Featured Artists: James Gross Kevin Kelly Kevin Mullins Ann Resnick Kate Van Steenhuyse With its advent in the 20th century, abstraction in art continues as a powerful vein of artmaking in the 21st. The first abstract paintings appeared in 1911, and artists have explored and expanded the potentials of this dynamic, elastic mode of artmaking ever since. In fact, for many decades in the mid-20th century, abstraction dominated the art world. Today, although abstraction is no longer paramount, it retains great force as contemporary artists keep innovating new and compelling abstract languages. Abstraction is amazingly varied and exists on a spectrum. Some images can be more abstracted than wholly abstract. They appear abstract, yet they do offer cues to lived reality. Other images embrace design and color with no hint whatsoever to human form or the natural world. For certain abstract artists, the potency of design and hue captures their entire imagination and offers rich content. For others, the language of abstraction can express deeper meaning with humanist associations. Wichita can claim strong artists who continue to innovate in abstraction, finding original expression and stretching this vital genre. This exhibition presents a selection of five exceptional artists who contribute to art world trends from Wichita and keep the evolution of abstraction vibrant in our time. Photo: James Gross, nature, First-Stage, 1998. Oil on canvas with pasted paper and plastic, mounted on mat board, 11 3/4 x 8 inches.
Beautiful You - Portrait Class
07/06/2015 to 07/10/2015Learn techniques and build your own skills in order to draw portraits. This drawing class does not require experience and is perfect for those who want to further their skills or are just beginning! We will cover conceptual and technical concepts to further students’ knowledge in drawing their own self portrait. We will also be looking at master artist for inspiration and exploration of new techniques to create various portraits throughout the week.
Billy Elliot the Musical
07/08/2015 to 07/12/2015An accidental visit to a ballet class sets in motion a life-changing experience for a small boy in a British mining town. Based on the award-winning film, this powerful stage adaptation won 10 Tony Awards®, including Best Musical.

Music Theatre Wichita proudly creates our 44th season of Broadway-scale musicals this summer! This year our productions trace Unexpected Journeys, with bends in the road taking characters to destinations they never imagined. Family secrets, hidden talents, and surprising romances-you'll witness all throughout the summer as you are swept away by fabulously talented singers and dancers. And you can experience it all at a fraction of Broadway prices!
Chipping the Block, Painting the Silk: The Color Prints of Norma Bassett Hall
02/21/2015 to 07/12/2015Guest-curated by Dr. Joby Patterson, Chipping the Block is the first one-woman exhibition of Norma Bassett Hall's work since her death in 1957. Born in Oregon, artist Norma Bassett Hall studied at the Portland Art Association and the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1922 she married Arthur Hall, who had been a fellow student at the Art Institute, and the couple settled in El Dorado Kansas. It was during these early years in Kansas that Bassett Hall explored the artistic possibilities of woodblock printing. 1930 marked the launch of the Prairie Print Makers, with Bassett Hall as the only female founding member. In her work, Hall employed line, color, and pattern with delicate skill, using up to seven blocks for each print.
Cougar, The Musical
06/12/2015 to 07/18/2015COUGAR, THE MUSICAL, is a fun, fast-paced, intelligent and sexy show that will have women of all ages falling under its life-affirming spell. The house opens at 6:30 for catered dinner, drinks and appetizers from our house menu. Drinks are served from 6:30 until the close of the show. Tickets are available for COUGAR, THE MUSICAL Friday and Saturday, with Select Sunday matinee's at 2:00 p.m. Catered Dinner is available for Show & Dinner for all show days and times. Tickets are $25.00 per person for show only, or $40.00 per person for dinner and show.

Tickets are $25.00 per person for Show Only, or $40.00 per person for Dinner and Show. Advance reservations are strongly suggested and are required for Dinner and Show. All dinners are plated and brought to your seat by our superb wait staff.
Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear Traveling Exhibit
05/23/2015 to 09/07/2015Face your fears and test your response to common fears, such as falling, animals and loud noises, through interactive challenges in a safe environment. Transport yourself into the animal kingdom and see how fight or flight responses are important for survival. Enter the Fear Lab and discover how the brain processes this universal emotion. Exhibit highlights -Immerse yourself into a savannah and try to collect fruit without being caught. -Experience falling backward and watch your reaction. -Match facial expressions with basic emotions. Create your own scary movie soundtrack with special effects. -See brain slices up close from different animals and humans. -And more!
KEYN Summer Concert Series
07/10/2015 to 08/14/2015For six consecutive Friday nights, starting July 10th, WaterWalk will host the KEYN Summer Concert Series. This Wichita summer tradition allows concert goers to enjoy beautiful Kansas nights in the WaterWalk Commons and dance to live music from area bands. NEW this year we will be having select food trucks at the concerts!

July 10 King Midas - The Flying Stove & The North Shore Shaved Ice
July 17 The Funtones- Funky Monkey Munchies & The Brown Box Bakery
July 24 Across the Pond- B.S. Sandwich Press & Kona Ice
July 31 Annie Up- The Flying Stove & The Brown Box Bakery
August 7 Lucky People- Funky Monkey Munchies & The North Shore Shaved Ice
August 14 The Astronauts- B.S. Sandwich Press & Kona Ice

Food and drinks available for purchase. FREE parking in covered parking garage.
Bring the family, your lawn chairs and enjoy the evening. Doors open at 6:30. Food sales and pre-concert entertainment begin at 7:00. Band takes the stage at 8:00.

Lake Afton Public Observatory Presents: Life Story of a Star
07/10/2015 to 07/11/2015Stars are born, live out their lives, and die. During this program you can use the observatory's large telescope to take a look at examples of the various stages in a star's life cycle. We will also be looking a Saturn, which is made of the same material as a star.
Live Bull Riding
01/23/2015 to 12/19/2015Live bull riding on Friday and Saturday nights!

Club Rodeo is the largest nightclub in Kansas with the largest dance floor. We also have the only LIVE snot-slinging bull riding action in Kansas. Every Friday and Saturday night-Watch 20 cowboys compete for up to $1500 cash in Club Rodeo's indoor bull-riding arena.

Live Science Show
07/01/2015 to 08/31/2015July and August Parasitophobia Encounter types of parasites, look inside their strange world and find out what makes them so terrifying. ScareFactor Uncover how movies manage to scare us so fantastically with sight and sound techniques.
Liza Lou: Gather (one million)
06/04/2015 to 09/13/2015This summer, WAM is proud to feature a beautiful and poetic installation by world-renowned artist Liza Lou. The exhibition will feature Lou's Gather (one million), a shimmering 150-square-foot golden field. To make the work, nine million beads in varying shades of gold were threaded onto cut wire to make one million blades of grass. Lou systematically counted, weighed, blended and divided the blades into equal wheat-like sheaves. This work of art will be presented along with Lou's newest series of work--large wall-hanging color fields of glass beads that resemble open skies and sunsets. The painterly freedom of the installation evokes the seasonal regeneration of landscape and the abundance of harvest. The Wichita presentation of Liza Lou's Gather (one million) has been generously sponsored by F. Price Cossman Memorial Trust, INTRUST Bank, Trustee, and Belger Cartage Service, Inc. Additional support has been provided by the Berry Foundation, Gridley Family Foundation, and Sonia Greteman and Chris Brunner.
Passtels by Janice Crotts
06/22/2015 to 07/22/2015Pastels by artist Janice Crotts
Prairie Print Makers: Process, Style Meaning
03/14/2015 to 08/16/2015The Prairie Print Makers - the famous Wichita artist group formed in 1930 - produced some of the nation's best -respected fine art prints during the era. The Wichita Art Museum is the proud repository of over 300 prints by this important group. This exhibition explores the different processes and styles embraced by the Prairie Print Makers, especially Japanese woodblock techniques. The show is comprised of work from the museum's collection with a few strategic loans, and it complements the special exhibition of Norma Bassett Hall, the only woman artist among the Prairie Print Makers founders.
Rinker Buck
07/10/2015 to 07/10/2015Watermark Books & Cafe will host author Rinker Buck at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, July 10 for a reading and signing of The Oregon Trail.
Roberto Bernardinello - Italian Music - Solo Guitar
10/31/2014 to 10/23/2015Roberto Bernardinello Italian Repertoire - Solo Guitar
Shawn Decker: Prairie
06/04/2015 to 09/13/2015Described as an electro-acoustic sound installation, Shawn Decker's Prairie recalls the sights and sounds of its namesake via a field of speakers and thin, swaying metal rods. Thin, tall brass rods glisten in the light as individual motors, with small speakers mounted to the top, cause them to vibrate and sway. Each brass stem operates independently, and the entire installation--including hundreds of these rods--is programmed to operate in randomized patterns of sound and movement. "It is much more fun as a creator to compose a piece that is continuously surprising you," Decker noted. "I will often laugh out loud when it does something I don’t expect. The element of change and indeterminacy allows you to become a much more active listener." Prairie is more than a soundscape. It is an environment that will entrance both eye and ear. The concepts presented in the installation--nature and technology, sound and movement, sculpture and performance--come together to enchant the viewer and invite a reconsideration of the elements that make the prairie unique. Decker holds a doctorate in music theory and composition from Northwestern University. He is a senior faculty member at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His work has been frequently performed, seen, and heard in the U.S. and Europe. Recent exhibitions of both solo and collaborative work have shown at venues such as the Museum of Art and Design in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the 21st Century Museum in Kanazawa, Japan, and numerous others.
Stuart Allen: Kansas, Low Resolution
06/04/2015 to 09/13/2015Wichita-born Stuart Allen is a visual artist whose work deals with fundamental elements of perception such as light and time. This summer, WAM is pleased to present a selection of work from Allen's photography. Each image is an extraction of only a few select pixels from larger photographs of landscapes taken in Wichita. The result is a beautiful chromatic square with gentle color shifts that invokes not just the moment of the image's capture but the perpetual changes of nature. Allen studied architecture at the University of Kansas and graduated from the photography and video department of the Kansas City Art Institute in 1993. He lives and works in San Antonio, Texas. Located in the John W. and Mildred L. Graves Gallery and Louise and S.O. Beren Gallery
Temporary "Transcribing History" Exhibit in Rotating Gallery
02/28/2015 to 01/15/2016Sending an email miles away is a piece of cake in this day and age, but the written word experienced many radical changes and developments to get to this point. Over the course of five thousand years, changes in written language and how individuals wrote messages changed how human beings recorded their existence and communicated with each other. The Museum of World Treasures invites you to explore these changes in a new Rotating Gallery exhibit, "Transcribing History: Pictographs, Parchment, and the Printing Press." Visit for a glimpse into the history of an important aspect of any civilization and discover how cuneiform on clay tablets paved the way for text messages on smartphones. Experience how the simple act of writing affects many aspects of everyday life and ultimately provides the power to change the world. The Museum’s Rotating Gallery hosts new temporary exhibits on an annual basis. Each year, our Exhibits Committee selects a Student Curator to research, design, and direct the creation of this exhibit under the guidance of the Museum’s Curator of Exhibits and Research, Tim Howard. This year’s Student Curator, Emily Simon, is a Newman University student studying English and history, with a minor in international studies.
Wade Bowen at The Cotillion
07/10/2015 to 07/10/2015Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1Cw0zl2 WADE BOWEN FRI, JULY 10, 2015 DOORS: 7PM ADVANCE $15- DAY OF SHOW $18 ON SALE FRI 4/10 10AM THIS EVENT IS ALL AGES All seating is general admission. Table reservations are available at The Cotillion or by calling 316-722-4201. Nancy's Amazing Sandwiches will be here serving her Famous #8 and more! Text COUNTRY to 49798 for concert updates and chances at FREE tickets! The Given It’s all in the timing. As Wade Bowen looks ahead to the full-length release of his major-label debut and his emerging transition from regional success to national prominence, there was one vital dynamic affecting the timing: his fans. Across five independent albums and a decade-plus of touring, Bowen not only amassed a string of regional hits and awards, but also the kind of fan base whose passionate anticipation motivated the timing behind the May 2012 release of The Given, a 10-song collection and his first new music since 2008’s If We Ever Make It Home. Indeed, in the fourteen years since Bowen launched his career at Stubb’s Barbecue in Lubbock, Texas, he’s risen from collegiate greenhorn to the top of the Texas music and Red Dirt circuit. His colleagues and friends Pat Green, Jack Ingram, Eli Young Band and others had made the major-label leap, helping to take a vibrant regional sound to the rest of America. Now Bowen is poised to bring that Red Dirt and independent spirit to country music at large.
Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum to Participate in Blue Star Museums
05/26/2015 to 09/06/2015The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2015.
Yarn Bombing Exhibit
05/29/2015 to 07/31/2015Come visit the museum and this unique exhibit featuring displays of knit designs covering various exhibits
27-Hole Partners Challenge
07/11/2015 to 07/11/2015Hosted at Arthur B. Sim Golf Course. This is a two person team 9-hole scramble, 9-hole 4 ball, 9-hole alternate shot tournament. Entry fee includes green fee, cart, food and beverages and prizes. Tee times starting at 11am.
Anime Festival of Wichita
07/10/2015 to 07/12/2015Come and join us for our big 11th year celebration!
Art of Fire: Glass Art from the WAM Collection
04/04/2015 to 03/05/2016Re-imagined anew and opening in April, the museum presents a compelling arrangement of the distinguished and growing glass art collection. for the new display, the museum consulted with Seattle-based independent curator and craft scholar Vicki Halper. Notably, Halper curated WAM's popular 2014 summer exhibition, Australian Glass Art, American Links for the Museum of Glass. Revealing WAM's rich holdings, the variety, quality, and artistry of Steuben glass will be presented. In fascinating ways, the exquisite work of the Steuben Glass Works, the world-class glass manufacturer (1903-2011), continues to beguile and inspire artists. The new installation will acknowledge and examine how contemporary glass artists explore the continuing allure and legacy of Steuben. Magnificent work by such living artists as Dante Marioni and Kiki Smith will be on view. The new collection display also features a new commission - an elaborate, Steuben-inspired candelabrum - by glass artist Andy Paiko. This special work will be effervescent! It incorporates an abundantly enthusiastic array of forms and techniques first developed by Steuben. Paiko's tapering candle holders that hang gracefully from the central form, each demonstrate the Steuben "air-twist" technique, perfected by designer George Thompson. The cinched, bell-shaped forms of the upper part of the large-scale candle holder are typical of Thompson's designs. WAM's collection includes original sketches by Thompson during his time working for Steuben, making Paiko's re-imagining of Thompson's forms particularly relevant to the collection. If you haven't spent time in the museum's glass art galleries recently, you should visit soon and prepare to be impressed by the beauty and history of this special artform!
Art We Love
03/07/2015 to 07/19/20152015 marks the 80th anniversary of the Wichita Art Museum. To celebrate this milestone, Art We Love is a series of three exhibitions across the year that will feature works of art chosen by a cross-section of people who call Wichita home. In addition to the selection by guest community curators, each presentation of Art We Love will feature one artwork selected by popularity vote online. Benefactor Louise Caldwell Murdock gave a bequest to found the art museum and build its collection - for the Wichita community. This special series continues and honors her vision by inviting community members to come behind-the-scenes and choose a favorite artwork to share with the public. The first Art We Love installment features works of art from WAM's collection chosen by: Sarah Bagby, Watermark Books owner Emily Compton, Goodwill Industries of Kansas president Larry Hatteberg, photojournalist Jayne Milburn, WAM board member emeritus Armando Minjarez, Wichita artist and community activist Randy Regier, Wichita artist Lily Wu, KAKE Channel 10 reporter and Wichita Asian Festival president
Art's Pure Voice: Abstraction in Wichita
06/13/2015 to 08/30/2015Featured Artists: James Gross Kevin Kelly Kevin Mullins Ann Resnick Kate Van Steenhuyse With its advent in the 20th century, abstraction in art continues as a powerful vein of artmaking in the 21st. The first abstract paintings appeared in 1911, and artists have explored and expanded the potentials of this dynamic, elastic mode of artmaking ever since. In fact, for many decades in the mid-20th century, abstraction dominated the art world. Today, although abstraction is no longer paramount, it retains great force as contemporary artists keep innovating new and compelling abstract languages. Abstraction is amazingly varied and exists on a spectrum. Some images can be more abstracted than wholly abstract. They appear abstract, yet they do offer cues to lived reality. Other images embrace design and color with no hint whatsoever to human form or the natural world. For certain abstract artists, the potency of design and hue captures their entire imagination and offers rich content. For others, the language of abstraction can express deeper meaning with humanist associations. Wichita can claim strong artists who continue to innovate in abstraction, finding original expression and stretching this vital genre. This exhibition presents a selection of five exceptional artists who contribute to art world trends from Wichita and keep the evolution of abstraction vibrant in our time. Photo: James Gross, nature, First-Stage, 1998. Oil on canvas with pasted paper and plastic, mounted on mat board, 11 3/4 x 8 inches.
Automobilia's Moonlight Car Show & Street Party
07/11/2015 to 07/11/2015

Live Entertainment, Three Food Courts, Model Car Contest, Swap Meet, Merchandise Vendor Court.

Please note that the Moonlight Cruise On Douglas Ave has been cancelled this year.

Billy Elliot the Musical
07/08/2015 to 07/12/2015An accidental visit to a ballet class sets in motion a life-changing experience for a small boy in a British mining town. Based on the award-winning film, this powerful stage adaptation won 10 Tony Awards®, including Best Musical.

Music Theatre Wichita proudly creates our 44th season of Broadway-scale musicals this summer! This year our productions trace Unexpected Journeys, with bends in the road taking characters to destinations they never imagined. Family secrets, hidden talents, and surprising romances-you'll witness all throughout the summer as you are swept away by fabulously talented singers and dancers. And you can experience it all at a fraction of Broadway prices!
Chipping the Block, Painting the Silk: The Color Prints of Norma Bassett Hall
02/21/2015 to 07/12/2015Guest-curated by Dr. Joby Patterson, Chipping the Block is the first one-woman exhibition of Norma Bassett Hall's work since her death in 1957. Born in Oregon, artist Norma Bassett Hall studied at the Portland Art Association and the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1922 she married Arthur Hall, who had been a fellow student at the Art Institute, and the couple settled in El Dorado Kansas. It was during these early years in Kansas that Bassett Hall explored the artistic possibilities of woodblock printing. 1930 marked the launch of the Prairie Print Makers, with Bassett Hall as the only female founding member. In her work, Hall employed line, color, and pattern with delicate skill, using up to seven blocks for each print.
Cougar, The Musical
06/12/2015 to 07/18/2015COUGAR, THE MUSICAL, is a fun, fast-paced, intelligent and sexy show that will have women of all ages falling under its life-affirming spell. The house opens at 6:30 for catered dinner, drinks and appetizers from our house menu. Drinks are served from 6:30 until the close of the show. Tickets are available for COUGAR, THE MUSICAL Friday and Saturday, with Select Sunday matinee's at 2:00 p.m. Catered Dinner is available for Show & Dinner for all show days and times. Tickets are $25.00 per person for show only, or $40.00 per person for dinner and show.

Tickets are $25.00 per person for Show Only, or $40.00 per person for Dinner and Show. Advance reservations are strongly suggested and are required for Dinner and Show. All dinners are plated and brought to your seat by our superb wait staff.
Eddy's Chevrolet Cadillac Summer Concert Series
06/20/2015 to 09/12/2015Bring Your Friends - Bring Your Family - Bring Your Cooler - Bring Your Chair. Come on out to Eddy's Chevrolet Cadillac and enjoy our summer concert series every Saturday from 6pm-8pm until 9/12/2015 6/13/2015 * Epic 6/20/2015 * Tattooed Karma 6/27/2015 Blue Eyed Soul 7/04/2015 * The Recess Band 7/11/2015 * Theorosa's Bridge 7/18/2015 * StandUp 7/25/2015 * Llew Brown Band More To Be Announced
Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear Traveling Exhibit
05/23/2015 to 09/07/2015Face your fears and test your response to common fears, such as falling, animals and loud noises, through interactive challenges in a safe environment. Transport yourself into the animal kingdom and see how fight or flight responses are important for survival. Enter the Fear Lab and discover how the brain processes this universal emotion. Exhibit highlights -Immerse yourself into a savannah and try to collect fruit without being caught. -Experience falling backward and watch your reaction. -Match facial expressions with basic emotions. Create your own scary movie soundtrack with special effects. -See brain slices up close from different animals and humans. -And more!
Lake Afton Public Observatory Presents: Life Story of a Star
07/10/2015 to 07/11/2015Stars are born, live out their lives, and die. During this program you can use the observatory's large telescope to take a look at examples of the various stages in a star's life cycle. We will also be looking a Saturn, which is made of the same material as a star.
Lake Afton Public Observatory Presents: Photography - Saturn
07/11/2015 to 07/11/2015The Observatory also features a photography program each month where anyone with a 35mm single-lens reflex camera (that’s a camera with a removable lens) can take celestial photographs using the Observatory's telescope as a giant telephoto lens. On Saturday, July 11th at 11:00 p.m. the astrophotography program will focus on the jewel of our solar sytem, Saturn. Please note that for these astrophotography programs your SLR camera must have a manual override and you should be familiar with using its manual settings such as changing ISO settings and exposure times. For photographing bright planetary objects like Mars and Saturn, you will need an ISO setting of 400 or 800 and a cable release is recommended. For deep sky objects like the M31, an ISO setting of 800 or faster will be needed and a cable release is necessary But wait! What if you don’t have a 35mm SLR camera? The Observatory has a solution, jut bring a USB flash drive with you to the Observatory. The Observatory staff will help you use the Observatory’s digital SLR camera to take your pictures. Your pictures will then be transferred to your flash drive for you to take home, process and print.
Live Bull Riding
01/23/2015 to 12/19/2015Live bull riding on Friday and Saturday nights!

Club Rodeo is the largest nightclub in Kansas with the largest dance floor. We also have the only LIVE snot-slinging bull riding action in Kansas. Every Friday and Saturday night-Watch 20 cowboys compete for up to $1500 cash in Club Rodeo's indoor bull-riding arena.

Live Science Show
07/01/2015 to 08/31/2015July and August Parasitophobia Encounter types of parasites, look inside their strange world and find out what makes them so terrifying. ScareFactor Uncover how movies manage to scare us so fantastically with sight and sound techniques.
Liza Lou: Gather (one million)
06/04/2015 to 09/13/2015This summer, WAM is proud to feature a beautiful and poetic installation by world-renowned artist Liza Lou. The exhibition will feature Lou's Gather (one million), a shimmering 150-square-foot golden field. To make the work, nine million beads in varying shades of gold were threaded onto cut wire to make one million blades of grass. Lou systematically counted, weighed, blended and divided the blades into equal wheat-like sheaves. This work of art will be presented along with Lou's newest series of work--large wall-hanging color fields of glass beads that resemble open skies and sunsets. The painterly freedom of the installation evokes the seasonal regeneration of landscape and the abundance of harvest. The Wichita presentation of Liza Lou's Gather (one million) has been generously sponsored by F. Price Cossman Memorial Trust, INTRUST Bank, Trustee, and Belger Cartage Service, Inc. Additional support has been provided by the Berry Foundation, Gridley Family Foundation, and Sonia Greteman and Chris Brunner.
Prairie Print Makers: Process, Style Meaning
03/14/2015 to 08/16/2015The Prairie Print Makers - the famous Wichita artist group formed in 1930 - produced some of the nation's best -respected fine art prints during the era. The Wichita Art Museum is the proud repository of over 300 prints by this important group. This exhibition explores the different processes and styles embraced by the Prairie Print Makers, especially Japanese woodblock techniques. The show is comprised of work from the museum's collection with a few strategic loans, and it complements the special exhibition of Norma Bassett Hall, the only woman artist among the Prairie Print Makers founders.
Shawn Decker: Prairie
06/04/2015 to 09/13/2015Described as an electro-acoustic sound installation, Shawn Decker's Prairie recalls the sights and sounds of its namesake via a field of speakers and thin, swaying metal rods. Thin, tall brass rods glisten in the light as individual motors, with small speakers mounted to the top, cause them to vibrate and sway. Each brass stem operates independently, and the entire installation--including hundreds of these rods--is programmed to operate in randomized patterns of sound and movement. "It is much more fun as a creator to compose a piece that is continuously surprising you," Decker noted. "I will often laugh out loud when it does something I don’t expect. The element of change and indeterminacy allows you to become a much more active listener." Prairie is more than a soundscape. It is an environment that will entrance both eye and ear. The concepts presented in the installation--nature and technology, sound and movement, sculpture and performance--come together to enchant the viewer and invite a reconsideration of the elements that make the prairie unique. Decker holds a doctorate in music theory and composition from Northwestern University. He is a senior faculty member at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His work has been frequently performed, seen, and heard in the U.S. and Europe. Recent exhibitions of both solo and collaborative work have shown at venues such as the Museum of Art and Design in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the 21st Century Museum in Kanazawa, Japan, and numerous others.
Shop Local 2nd Saturday
04/11/2015 Shop this Saturday to support local merchants and save money! Simply purchase a re-usable 2nd Saturday shopping bag or keycard for $5 and receive discounts at any of the participating merchants located in the Douglas Design District, Delano, Downtown and Old Town. Check the 2nd Saturday website monthly to see where you can save!
Stuart Allen: Kansas, Low Resolution
06/04/2015 to 09/13/2015Wichita-born Stuart Allen is a visual artist whose work deals with fundamental elements of perception such as light and time. This summer, WAM is pleased to present a selection of work from Allen's photography. Each image is an extraction of only a few select pixels from larger photographs of landscapes taken in Wichita. The result is a beautiful chromatic square with gentle color shifts that invokes not just the moment of the image's capture but the perpetual changes of nature. Allen studied architecture at the University of Kansas and graduated from the photography and video department of the Kansas City Art Institute in 1993. He lives and works in San Antonio, Texas. Located in the John W. and Mildred L. Graves Gallery and Louise and S.O. Beren Gallery
Temporary "Transcribing History" Exhibit in Rotating Gallery
02/28/2015 to 01/15/2016Sending an email miles away is a piece of cake in this day and age, but the written word experienced many radical changes and developments to get to this point. Over the course of five thousand years, changes in written language and how individuals wrote messages changed how human beings recorded their existence and communicated with each other. The Museum of World Treasures invites you to explore these changes in a new Rotating Gallery exhibit, "Transcribing History: Pictographs, Parchment, and the Printing Press." Visit for a glimpse into the history of an important aspect of any civilization and discover how cuneiform on clay tablets paved the way for text messages on smartphones. Experience how the simple act of writing affects many aspects of everyday life and ultimately provides the power to change the world. The Museum’s Rotating Gallery hosts new temporary exhibits on an annual basis. Each year, our Exhibits Committee selects a Student Curator to research, design, and direct the creation of this exhibit under the guidance of the Museum’s Curator of Exhibits and Research, Tim Howard. This year’s Student Curator, Emily Simon, is a Newman University student studying English and history, with a minor in international studies.
Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum to Participate in Blue Star Museums
05/26/2015 to 09/06/2015The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2015.
Anime Festival of Wichita
07/10/2015 to 07/12/2015Come and join us for our big 11th year celebration!
Art of Fire: Glass Art from the WAM Collection
04/04/2015 to 03/05/2016Re-imagined anew and opening in April, the museum presents a compelling arrangement of the distinguished and growing glass art collection. for the new display, the museum consulted with Seattle-based independent curator and craft scholar Vicki Halper. Notably, Halper curated WAM's popular 2014 summer exhibition, Australian Glass Art, American Links for the Museum of Glass. Revealing WAM's rich holdings, the variety, quality, and artistry of Steuben glass will be presented. In fascinating ways, the exquisite work of the Steuben Glass Works, the world-class glass manufacturer (1903-2011), continues to beguile and inspire artists. The new installation will acknowledge and examine how contemporary glass artists explore the continuing allure and legacy of Steuben. Magnificent work by such living artists as Dante Marioni and Kiki Smith will be on view. The new collection display also features a new commission - an elaborate, Steuben-inspired candelabrum - by glass artist Andy Paiko. This special work will be effervescent! It incorporates an abundantly enthusiastic array of forms and techniques first developed by Steuben. Paiko's tapering candle holders that hang gracefully from the central form, each demonstrate the Steuben "air-twist" technique, perfected by designer George Thompson. The cinched, bell-shaped forms of the upper part of the large-scale candle holder are typical of Thompson's designs. WAM's collection includes original sketches by Thompson during his time working for Steuben, making Paiko's re-imagining of Thompson's forms particularly relevant to the collection. If you haven't spent time in the museum's glass art galleries recently, you should visit soon and prepare to be impressed by the beauty and history of this special artform!
Art We Love
03/07/2015 to 07/19/20152015 marks the 80th anniversary of the Wichita Art Museum. To celebrate this milestone, Art We Love is a series of three exhibitions across the year that will feature works of art chosen by a cross-section of people who call Wichita home. In addition to the selection by guest community curators, each presentation of Art We Love will feature one artwork selected by popularity vote online. Benefactor Louise Caldwell Murdock gave a bequest to found the art museum and build its collection - for the Wichita community. This special series continues and honors her vision by inviting community members to come behind-the-scenes and choose a favorite artwork to share with the public. The first Art We Love installment features works of art from WAM's collection chosen by: Sarah Bagby, Watermark Books owner Emily Compton, Goodwill Industries of Kansas president Larry Hatteberg, photojournalist Jayne Milburn, WAM board member emeritus Armando Minjarez, Wichita artist and community activist Randy Regier, Wichita artist Lily Wu, KAKE Channel 10 reporter and Wichita Asian Festival president
Art's Pure Voice: Abstraction in Wichita
06/13/2015 to 08/30/2015Featured Artists: James Gross Kevin Kelly Kevin Mullins Ann Resnick Kate Van Steenhuyse With its advent in the 20th century, abstraction in art continues as a powerful vein of artmaking in the 21st. The first abstract paintings appeared in 1911, and artists have explored and expanded the potentials of this dynamic, elastic mode of artmaking ever since. In fact, for many decades in the mid-20th century, abstraction dominated the art world. Today, although abstraction is no longer paramount, it retains great force as contemporary artists keep innovating new and compelling abstract languages. Abstraction is amazingly varied and exists on a spectrum. Some images can be more abstracted than wholly abstract. They appear abstract, yet they do offer cues to lived reality. Other images embrace design and color with no hint whatsoever to human form or the natural world. For certain abstract artists, the potency of design and hue captures their entire imagination and offers rich content. For others, the language of abstraction can express deeper meaning with humanist associations. Wichita can claim strong artists who continue to innovate in abstraction, finding original expression and stretching this vital genre. This exhibition presents a selection of five exceptional artists who contribute to art world trends from Wichita and keep the evolution of abstraction vibrant in our time. Photo: James Gross, nature, First-Stage, 1998. Oil on canvas with pasted paper and plastic, mounted on mat board, 11 3/4 x 8 inches.
Billy Elliot the Musical
07/08/2015 to 07/12/2015An accidental visit to a ballet class sets in motion a life-changing experience for a small boy in a British mining town. Based on the award-winning film, this powerful stage adaptation won 10 Tony Awards®, including Best Musical.

Music Theatre Wichita proudly creates our 44th season of Broadway-scale musicals this summer! This year our productions trace Unexpected Journeys, with bends in the road taking characters to destinations they never imagined. Family secrets, hidden talents, and surprising romances-you'll witness all throughout the summer as you are swept away by fabulously talented singers and dancers. And you can experience it all at a fraction of Broadway prices!
Chipping the Block, Painting the Silk: The Color Prints of Norma Bassett Hall
02/21/2015 to 07/12/2015Guest-curated by Dr. Joby Patterson, Chipping the Block is the first one-woman exhibition of Norma Bassett Hall's work since her death in 1957. Born in Oregon, artist Norma Bassett Hall studied at the Portland Art Association and the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1922 she married Arthur Hall, who had been a fellow student at the Art Institute, and the couple settled in El Dorado Kansas. It was during these early years in Kansas that Bassett Hall explored the artistic possibilities of woodblock printing. 1930 marked the launch of the Prairie Print Makers, with Bassett Hall as the only female founding member. In her work, Hall employed line, color, and pattern with delicate skill, using up to seven blocks for each print.
Cougar, The Musical
06/12/2015 to 07/18/2015COUGAR, THE MUSICAL, is a fun, fast-paced, intelligent and sexy show that will have women of all ages falling under its life-affirming spell. The house opens at 6:30 for catered dinner, drinks and appetizers from our house menu. Drinks are served from 6:30 until the close of the show. Tickets are available for COUGAR, THE MUSICAL Friday and Saturday, with Select Sunday matinee's at 2:00 p.m. Catered Dinner is available for Show & Dinner for all show days and times. Tickets are $25.00 per person for show only, or $40.00 per person for dinner and show.

Tickets are $25.00 per person for Show Only, or $40.00 per person for Dinner and Show. Advance reservations are strongly suggested and are required for Dinner and Show. All dinners are plated and brought to your seat by our superb wait staff.
Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear Traveling Exhibit
05/23/2015 to 09/07/2015Face your fears and test your response to common fears, such as falling, animals and loud noises, through interactive challenges in a safe environment. Transport yourself into the animal kingdom and see how fight or flight responses are important for survival. Enter the Fear Lab and discover how the brain processes this universal emotion. Exhibit highlights -Immerse yourself into a savannah and try to collect fruit without being caught. -Experience falling backward and watch your reaction. -Match facial expressions with basic emotions. Create your own scary movie soundtrack with special effects. -See brain slices up close from different animals and humans. -And more!
Indie at the Orpheum
01/11/2015 to 11/08/2015Tallgrass Film Association and Orpheum Theatre are proud to present a new bi-monthly screening series, Indie at the Orpheum. Films will screen as matinees on the second Sunday of every other month and will feature first-run, art house movies. A short film precedes each feature, and the screening will be followed by a Cinema Salon discussion group lead by the Tallgrass Programming Department.
Live Science Show
07/01/2015 to 08/31/2015July and August Parasitophobia Encounter types of parasites, look inside their strange world and find out what makes them so terrifying. ScareFactor Uncover how movies manage to scare us so fantastically with sight and sound techniques.
Liza Lou: Gather (one million)
06/04/2015 to 09/13/2015This summer, WAM is proud to feature a beautiful and poetic installation by world-renowned artist Liza Lou. The exhibition will feature Lou's Gather (one million), a shimmering 150-square-foot golden field. To make the work, nine million beads in varying shades of gold were threaded onto cut wire to make one million blades of grass. Lou systematically counted, weighed, blended and divided the blades into equal wheat-like sheaves. This work of art will be presented along with Lou's newest series of work--large wall-hanging color fields of glass beads that resemble open skies and sunsets. The painterly freedom of the installation evokes the seasonal regeneration of landscape and the abundance of harvest. The Wichita presentation of Liza Lou's Gather (one million) has been generously sponsored by F. Price Cossman Memorial Trust, INTRUST Bank, Trustee, and Belger Cartage Service, Inc. Additional support has been provided by the Berry Foundation, Gridley Family Foundation, and Sonia Greteman and Chris Brunner.
Prairie Print Makers: Process, Style Meaning
03/14/2015 to 08/16/2015The Prairie Print Makers - the famous Wichita artist group formed in 1930 - produced some of the nation's best -respected fine art prints during the era. The Wichita Art Museum is the proud repository of over 300 prints by this important group. This exhibition explores the different processes and styles embraced by the Prairie Print Makers, especially Japanese woodblock techniques. The show is comprised of work from the museum's collection with a few strategic loans, and it complements the special exhibition of Norma Bassett Hall, the only woman artist among the Prairie Print Makers founders.
Shawn Decker: Prairie
06/04/2015 to 09/13/2015Described as an electro-acoustic sound installation, Shawn Decker's Prairie recalls the sights and sounds of its namesake via a field of speakers and thin, swaying metal rods. Thin, tall brass rods glisten in the light as individual motors, with small speakers mounted to the top, cause them to vibrate and sway. Each brass stem operates independently, and the entire installation--including hundreds of these rods--is programmed to operate in randomized patterns of sound and movement. "It is much more fun as a creator to compose a piece that is continuously surprising you," Decker noted. "I will often laugh out loud when it does something I don’t expect. The element of change and indeterminacy allows you to become a much more active listener." Prairie is more than a soundscape. It is an environment that will entrance both eye and ear. The concepts presented in the installation--nature and technology, sound and movement, sculpture and performance--come together to enchant the viewer and invite a reconsideration of the elements that make the prairie unique. Decker holds a doctorate in music theory and composition from Northwestern University. He is a senior faculty member at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His work has been frequently performed, seen, and heard in the U.S. and Europe. Recent exhibitions of both solo and collaborative work have shown at venues such as the Museum of Art and Design in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the 21st Century Museum in Kanazawa, Japan, and numerous others.
Stuart Allen: Kansas, Low Resolution
06/04/2015 to 09/13/2015Wichita-born Stuart Allen is a visual artist whose work deals with fundamental elements of perception such as light and time. This summer, WAM is pleased to present a selection of work from Allen's photography. Each image is an extraction of only a few select pixels from larger photographs of landscapes taken in Wichita. The result is a beautiful chromatic square with gentle color shifts that invokes not just the moment of the image's capture but the perpetual changes of nature. Allen studied architecture at the University of Kansas and graduated from the photography and video department of the Kansas City Art Institute in 1993. He lives and works in San Antonio, Texas. Located in the John W. and Mildred L. Graves Gallery and Louise and S.O. Beren Gallery
Temporary "Transcribing History" Exhibit in Rotating Gallery
02/28/2015 to 01/15/2016Sending an email miles away is a piece of cake in this day and age, but the written word experienced many radical changes and developments to get to this point. Over the course of five thousand years, changes in written language and how individuals wrote messages changed how human beings recorded their existence and communicated with each other. The Museum of World Treasures invites you to explore these changes in a new Rotating Gallery exhibit, "Transcribing History: Pictographs, Parchment, and the Printing Press." Visit for a glimpse into the history of an important aspect of any civilization and discover how cuneiform on clay tablets paved the way for text messages on smartphones. Experience how the simple act of writing affects many aspects of everyday life and ultimately provides the power to change the world. The Museum’s Rotating Gallery hosts new temporary exhibits on an annual basis. Each year, our Exhibits Committee selects a Student Curator to research, design, and direct the creation of this exhibit under the guidance of the Museum’s Curator of Exhibits and Research, Tim Howard. This year’s Student Curator, Emily Simon, is a Newman University student studying English and history, with a minor in international studies.
Vintage Baseball at Cowtown
07/12/2015 to 07/12/2015Come see a vintage Baseball game at Cowtown!
Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum to Participate in Blue Star Museums
05/26/2015 to 09/06/2015The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2015.
Empire of the Sun - Summer of Spielberg
07/13/2015 to 07/13/2015Empire of the Sun is a 1987 American coming of age war film based on J. G. Ballard’s semi-autobiographical novel of the same name. Steven Spielberg directed the film, which stars Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, and Nigel Havers. The film tells the story of Jamie “Jim” Graham, a young boy who goes from living in a wealthy British family in Shanghai, to becoming a prisoner of war in a Japanese internment camp, during World War II.
Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear Traveling Exhibit
05/23/2015 to 09/07/2015Face your fears and test your response to common fears, such as falling, animals and loud noises, through interactive challenges in a safe environment. Transport yourself into the animal kingdom and see how fight or flight responses are important for survival. Enter the Fear Lab and discover how the brain processes this universal emotion. Exhibit highlights -Immerse yourself into a savannah and try to collect fruit without being caught. -Experience falling backward and watch your reaction. -Match facial expressions with basic emotions. Create your own scary movie soundtrack with special effects. -See brain slices up close from different animals and humans. -And more!
Live Science Show
07/01/2015 to 08/31/2015July and August Parasitophobia Encounter types of parasites, look inside their strange world and find out what makes them so terrifying. ScareFactor Uncover how movies manage to scare us so fantastically with sight and sound techniques.
Passtels by Janice Crotts
06/22/2015 to 07/22/2015Pastels by artist Janice Crotts
Temporary "Transcribing History" Exhibit in Rotating Gallery
02/28/2015 to 01/15/2016Sending an email miles away is a piece of cake in this day and age, but the written word experienced many radical changes and developments to get to this point. Over the course of five thousand years, changes in written language and how individuals wrote messages changed how human beings recorded their existence and communicated with each other. The Museum of World Treasures invites you to explore these changes in a new Rotating Gallery exhibit, "Transcribing History: Pictographs, Parchment, and the Printing Press." Visit for a glimpse into the history of an important aspect of any civilization and discover how cuneiform on clay tablets paved the way for text messages on smartphones. Experience how the simple act of writing affects many aspects of everyday life and ultimately provides the power to change the world. The Museum’s Rotating Gallery hosts new temporary exhibits on an annual basis. Each year, our Exhibits Committee selects a Student Curator to research, design, and direct the creation of this exhibit under the guidance of the Museum’s Curator of Exhibits and Research, Tim Howard. This year’s Student Curator, Emily Simon, is a Newman University student studying English and history, with a minor in international studies.
Yarn Bombing Exhibit
05/29/2015 to 07/31/2015Come visit the museum and this unique exhibit featuring displays of knit designs covering various exhibits
Art of Fire: Glass Art from the WAM Collection
04/04/2015 to 03/05/2016Re-imagined anew and opening in April, the museum presents a compelling arrangement of the distinguished and growing glass art collection. for the new display, the museum consulted with Seattle-based independent curator and craft scholar Vicki Halper. Notably, Halper curated WAM's popular 2014 summer exhibition, Australian Glass Art, American Links for the Museum of Glass. Revealing WAM's rich holdings, the variety, quality, and artistry of Steuben glass will be presented. In fascinating ways, the exquisite work of the Steuben Glass Works, the world-class glass manufacturer (1903-2011), continues to beguile and inspire artists. The new installation will acknowledge and examine how contemporary glass artists explore the continuing allure and legacy of Steuben. Magnificent work by such living artists as Dante Marioni and Kiki Smith will be on view. The new collection display also features a new commission - an elaborate, Steuben-inspired candelabrum - by glass artist Andy Paiko. This special work will be effervescent! It incorporates an abundantly enthusiastic array of forms and techniques first developed by Steuben. Paiko's tapering candle holders that hang gracefully from the central form, each demonstrate the Steuben "air-twist" technique, perfected by designer George Thompson. The cinched, bell-shaped forms of the upper part of the large-scale candle holder are typical of Thompson's designs. WAM's collection includes original sketches by Thompson during his time working for Steuben, making Paiko's re-imagining of Thompson's forms particularly relevant to the collection. If you haven't spent time in the museum's glass art galleries recently, you should visit soon and prepare to be impressed by the beauty and history of this special artform!
Art We Love
03/07/2015 to 07/19/20152015 marks the 80th anniversary of the Wichita Art Museum. To celebrate this milestone, Art We Love is a series of three exhibitions across the year that will feature works of art chosen by a cross-section of people who call Wichita home. In addition to the selection by guest community curators, each presentation of Art We Love will feature one artwork selected by popularity vote online. Benefactor Louise Caldwell Murdock gave a bequest to found the art museum and build its collection - for the Wichita community. This special series continues and honors her vision by inviting community members to come behind-the-scenes and choose a favorite artwork to share with the public. The first Art We Love installment features works of art from WAM's collection chosen by: Sarah Bagby, Watermark Books owner Emily Compton, Goodwill Industries of Kansas president Larry Hatteberg, photojournalist Jayne Milburn, WAM board member emeritus Armando Minjarez, Wichita artist and community activist Randy Regier, Wichita artist Lily Wu, KAKE Channel 10 reporter and Wichita Asian Festival president
Art's Pure Voice: Abstraction in Wichita
06/13/2015 to 08/30/2015Featured Artists: James Gross Kevin Kelly Kevin Mullins Ann Resnick Kate Van Steenhuyse With its advent in the 20th century, abstraction in art continues as a powerful vein of artmaking in the 21st. The first abstract paintings appeared in 1911, and artists have explored and expanded the potentials of this dynamic, elastic mode of artmaking ever since. In fact, for many decades in the mid-20th century, abstraction dominated the art world. Today, although abstraction is no longer paramount, it retains great force as contemporary artists keep innovating new and compelling abstract languages. Abstraction is amazingly varied and exists on a spectrum. Some images can be more abstracted than wholly abstract. They appear abstract, yet they do offer cues to lived reality. Other images embrace design and color with no hint whatsoever to human form or the natural world. For certain abstract artists, the potency of design and hue captures their entire imagination and offers rich content. For others, the language of abstraction can express deeper meaning with humanist associations. Wichita can claim strong artists who continue to innovate in abstraction, finding original expression and stretching this vital genre. This exhibition presents a selection of five exceptional artists who contribute to art world trends from Wichita and keep the evolution of abstraction vibrant in our time. Photo: James Gross, nature, First-Stage, 1998. Oil on canvas with pasted paper and plastic, mounted on mat board, 11 3/4 x 8 inches.
Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear Traveling Exhibit
05/23/2015 to 09/07/2015Face your fears and test your response to common fears, such as falling, animals and loud noises, through interactive challenges in a safe environment. Transport yourself into the animal kingdom and see how fight or flight responses are important for survival. Enter the Fear Lab and discover how the brain processes this universal emotion. Exhibit highlights -Immerse yourself into a savannah and try to collect fruit without being caught. -Experience falling backward and watch your reaction. -Match facial expressions with basic emotions. Create your own scary movie soundtrack with special effects. -See brain slices up close from different animals and humans. -And more!
Live Science Show
07/01/2015 to 08/31/2015July and August Parasitophobia Encounter types of parasites, look inside their strange world and find out what makes them so terrifying. ScareFactor Uncover how movies manage to scare us so fantastically with sight and sound techniques.
Liza Lou: Gather (one million)
06/04/2015 to 09/13/2015This summer, WAM is proud to feature a beautiful and poetic installation by world-renowned artist Liza Lou. The exhibition will feature Lou's Gather (one million), a shimmering 150-square-foot golden field. To make the work, nine million beads in varying shades of gold were threaded onto cut wire to make one million blades of grass. Lou systematically counted, weighed, blended and divided the blades into equal wheat-like sheaves. This work of art will be presented along with Lou's newest series of work--large wall-hanging color fields of glass beads that resemble open skies and sunsets. The painterly freedom of the installation evokes the seasonal regeneration of landscape and the abundance of harvest. The Wichita presentation of Liza Lou's Gather (one million) has been generously sponsored by F. Price Cossman Memorial Trust, INTRUST Bank, Trustee, and Belger Cartage Service, Inc. Additional support has been provided by the Berry Foundation, Gridley Family Foundation, and Sonia Greteman and Chris Brunner.
Passtels by Janice Crotts
06/22/2015 to 07/22/2015Pastels by artist Janice Crotts
Prairie Print Makers: Process, Style Meaning
03/14/2015 to 08/16/2015The Prairie Print Makers - the famous Wichita artist group formed in 1930 - produced some of the nation's best -respected fine art prints during the era. The Wichita Art Museum is the proud repository of over 300 prints by this important group. This exhibition explores the different processes and styles embraced by the Prairie Print Makers, especially Japanese woodblock techniques. The show is comprised of work from the museum's collection with a few strategic loans, and it complements the special exhibition of Norma Bassett Hall, the only woman artist among the Prairie Print Makers founders.
Shawn Decker: Prairie
06/04/2015 to 09/13/2015Described as an electro-acoustic sound installation, Shawn Decker's Prairie recalls the sights and sounds of its namesake via a field of speakers and thin, swaying metal rods. Thin, tall brass rods glisten in the light as individual motors, with small speakers mounted to the top, cause them to vibrate and sway. Each brass stem operates independently, and the entire installation--including hundreds of these rods--is programmed to operate in randomized patterns of sound and movement. "It is much more fun as a creator to compose a piece that is continuously surprising you," Decker noted. "I will often laugh out loud when it does something I don’t expect. The element of change and indeterminacy allows you to become a much more active listener." Prairie is more than a soundscape. It is an environment that will entrance both eye and ear. The concepts presented in the installation--nature and technology, sound and movement, sculpture and performance--come together to enchant the viewer and invite a reconsideration of the elements that make the prairie unique. Decker holds a doctorate in music theory and composition from Northwestern University. He is a senior faculty member at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His work has been frequently performed, seen, and heard in the U.S. and Europe. Recent exhibitions of both solo and collaborative work have shown at venues such as the Museum of Art and Design in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the 21st Century Museum in Kanazawa, Japan, and numerous others.
Stuart Allen: Kansas, Low Resolution
06/04/2015 to 09/13/2015Wichita-born Stuart Allen is a visual artist whose work deals with fundamental elements of perception such as light and time. This summer, WAM is pleased to present a selection of work from Allen's photography. Each image is an extraction of only a few select pixels from larger photographs of landscapes taken in Wichita. The result is a beautiful chromatic square with gentle color shifts that invokes not just the moment of the image's capture but the perpetual changes of nature. Allen studied architecture at the University of Kansas and graduated from the photography and video department of the Kansas City Art Institute in 1993. He lives and works in San Antonio, Texas. Located in the John W. and Mildred L. Graves Gallery and Louise and S.O. Beren Gallery
Temporary "Transcribing History" Exhibit in Rotating Gallery
02/28/2015 to 01/15/2016Sending an email miles away is a piece of cake in this day and age, but the written word experienced many radical changes and developments to get to this point. Over the course of five thousand years, changes in written language and how individuals wrote messages changed how human beings recorded their existence and communicated with each other. The Museum of World Treasures invites you to explore these changes in a new Rotating Gallery exhibit, "Transcribing History: Pictographs, Parchment, and the Printing Press." Visit for a glimpse into the history of an important aspect of any civilization and discover how cuneiform on clay tablets paved the way for text messages on smartphones. Experience how the simple act of writing affects many aspects of everyday life and ultimately provides the power to change the world. The Museum’s Rotating Gallery hosts new temporary exhibits on an annual basis. Each year, our Exhibits Committee selects a Student Curator to research, design, and direct the creation of this exhibit under the guidance of the Museum’s Curator of Exhibits and Research, Tim Howard. This year’s Student Curator, Emily Simon, is a Newman University student studying English and history, with a minor in international studies.
Tuesdays on the Terrace
06/02/2015 to 09/29/2015DIG in & DRINK up at Tuesdays On The Terrace, your favorite afterwork party! Each Tuesday night from June to September, the Garden mixes things up with live music, happy hour and horticulture. Enjoy cocktails, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages from The Bar's Open from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and view the summer garden until 8 p.m. Clear your schedule, pack a picnic, call your friends and relax in the Gardens with Tuesdays on the Terrace.
Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum to Participate in Blue Star Museums
05/26/2015 to 09/06/2015The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2015.
Yarn Bombing Exhibit
05/29/2015 to 07/31/2015Come visit the museum and this unique exhibit featuring displays of knit designs covering various exhibits