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“MEMBERS ONLY” Embroidered Club and Affiliation Wear
07/07/2015 to 08/30/2015Embroidery, the art of working raised designs in threads upon any fabric with a needle, has been in use for thousands of years. Within the last century it has increasingly involved words in addition to ornamentation to engage a more literate audience. Embroidered marks and logos would often communicate a special interest or skill of the wearer, as seen in the locally produced shirts and jacket on exhibit.
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'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.
Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium: Animalopolis
06/29/2015 to 06/28/2016Come nose to nose with hippos and eye to eye with bears. This lighthearted and imaginary look at animals is fun for kids and adults alike.
Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium: The Last Reef
06/29/2015 to 06/28/2016Fly across iridescent tropical reefs, brush through a cloud of a million jellyfish and visit an alien world where the closer you look, the more you see. Dive into how reefs are as vital to life on earth as the rain forests, but are starting to disappear due to population. Produced by the Academy-Award nominated creators of the Broadway show STOMP.
Bridging Art and Science: Underwater Beauty
06/29/2015 to 06/28/2016Featuring Norman Rainer Submerge yourself in the magnificence of the marine world with stunning underwater photography.
Filip Bondy
07/28/2015 to 07/28/2015Watermark Books & Cafe will host author Filip Bondy for his book The Pine Tar Game on Tuesday, July 28 at 6:00 p.m.
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.
NBC World Series
07/24/2015 to 08/08/2015The National Baseball Congress World Series has been the Summer Collegiate National Championship since 1935. The event features teams from across the country and more than 60 games at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. Baseball 'Round the Clock will be held Friday, July 31-Sunday, August 2.

Visit Wichita is sponsoring dollar night on Wednesday, July 29 during the 81st National Baseball Congress World Series at downtown's Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. Stop by the Visit Wichita visitor information Center at 515 S. Main St. starting July 27 for vouchers that can be traded in at the NBC box office for $1 general admission tickets. The vouchers can also be used toward discounted box seats.

Join in the fun this summer and celebrate the 81st anniversary of the tournament!
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
“MEMBERS ONLY” Embroidered Club and Affiliation Wear
07/07/2015 to 08/30/2015Embroidery, the art of working raised designs in threads upon any fabric with a needle, has been in use for thousands of years. Within the last century it has increasingly involved words in addition to ornamentation to engage a more literate audience. Embroidered marks and logos would often communicate a special interest or skill of the wearer, as seen in the locally produced shirts and jacket on exhibit.
Arch Enemy
07/29/2015 to 07/29/2015Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1R7jZK9 ARCH ENEMY Veil of Maya, Cattle Decapitation, Beyond Creation WED, JULY 29, 2015 DOORS: 6PM ADVANCE $21.50 - DAY OF SHOW $25 ON SALE FRI 7/03 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 METAL to 49798 for updates and chances at tickets. “The greatest challenge for me is to keep improving every aspect of the compositions and arrangements,” says ARCH ENEMY founder/guitarist Michael Amott about new album, ‘War Eternal’. “I’m always searching for ‘the perfect ARCH ENEMY song.’ When I started the band in 1995 I had the idea to create the most heavy melodic band of all time.” And he did. Over the course of 19 years, ARCH ENEMY, under Amott’s guidance, crafted 10 acclaimed full-lengths, dominated sales charts, and toured the globe. If Amott were a smart man, he’d retire now to some tropical island with his favorite Michael Schenker records in tow and the setting sun on his face. But neither he nor ARCH ENEMY are done. Not by a long shot. With vocalist Alissa White-Gluz replacing long-time frontwoman Angela Gossow in 2014 respectively, ‘War Eternal’ is ARCH ENEMY reborn. “Changes in the band lineup are hardly ever looked upon favorably by the fans,” Amott acknowledges, “which I completely understand. Nonetheless, it does happen and the changes that have been made in the ARCH ENEMY camp were necessary in order for the band to survive and keep going. I love the energy of working with new people and Alissa have certainly brought a lot of talent and enthusiasm to the band!” The Chicago based VEIL OF MAYA encompasses the good old American blue collar work ethic and have definitely taken the hard road to success grinding it out on the road through countless tours over the years, but now that backbreaking schedule is paying off tenfold. This quartet are one of the few very bands that can authentically mix elements of progressive metal, melodic death metal, thrash and hardcore brutality together effectively, all while keeping the listener constantly interested with baited breath wondering just what is coming next. This is exactly why they will have a career for years to come. You don't name your band Cattle Decapitation if you're looking to subtly insinuate your way into the consciousness of the masses. Equally, unleashing some of the most intense, horrifying, and extreme metal known to mankind will not ingratiate you with those of a sensitive nature, for the San Diegan's boundary-pushing music is designed to turn heads and snap necks, and not necessarily in that order. Returning with their seventh full-length, the devastating Monolith Of Inhumanity, the band have never sounded more focused, more aggressive, or more determined to get in the faces of those who erroneously believe they have already experienced the band at their extreme best. "One of the main things this band has done since the very beginning was to try to break tradition and break the mold of what's acceptable, in any given genre we're working in," states vocalist Travis Ryan. "I'm really happy that with this record we've been able to successfully push those boundaries further than we ever have, and without going into the 'suck' realm or sounding contrived. We've gone so far out on a limb on this one, and I'm just ecstatic that we've pulled off what we were trying to achieve."
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'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.
Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium: Animalopolis
06/29/2015 to 06/28/2016Come nose to nose with hippos and eye to eye with bears. This lighthearted and imaginary look at animals is fun for kids and adults alike.
Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium: The Last Reef
06/29/2015 to 06/28/2016Fly across iridescent tropical reefs, brush through a cloud of a million jellyfish and visit an alien world where the closer you look, the more you see. Dive into how reefs are as vital to life on earth as the rain forests, but are starting to disappear due to population. Produced by the Academy-Award nominated creators of the Broadway show STOMP.
Bridging Art and Science: Underwater Beauty
06/29/2015 to 06/28/2016Featuring Norman Rainer Submerge yourself in the magnificence of the marine world with stunning underwater photography.
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.
Elizabeth Little
07/29/2015 to 07/29/2015Watermark Books and Cafe will host author Elizabeth Little for a reading and signing of Dear Daughter on July 29th at 6 p.m.
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!
Hansa Center for Optimum Health - Health Lectures
09/10/2014 to 09/30/2015Hansa Center for Optimum Health offers FREE health lectures every other week by our doctors on a variety of informative topics. A Green Acres box lunch is available for purchase if you sign up the Tuesday before by 10 a.m. Please visit our website at www.hansacenter.com for more information on our clinic and our Youtube channel at www.youtube.com/hansacenter to view previous lectures.
Indian Center's Share Our Culture Series
09/24/2014 The Share Our Culture series takes place every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at the Indian Center, and provides the opportunity to learn in depth about an aspect of American Indian culture.
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.
NBC World Series
07/24/2015 to 08/08/2015The National Baseball Congress World Series has been the Summer Collegiate National Championship since 1935. The event features teams from across the country and more than 60 games at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. Baseball 'Round the Clock will be held Friday, July 31-Sunday, August 2.

Visit Wichita is sponsoring dollar night on Wednesday, July 29 during the 81st National Baseball Congress World Series at downtown's Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. Stop by the Visit Wichita visitor information Center at 515 S. Main St. starting July 27 for vouchers that can be traded in at the NBC box office for $1 general admission tickets. The vouchers can also be used toward discounted box seats.

Join in the fun this summer and celebrate the 81st anniversary of the tournament!
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
“MEMBERS ONLY” Embroidered Club and Affiliation Wear
07/07/2015 to 08/30/2015Embroidery, the art of working raised designs in threads upon any fabric with a needle, has been in use for thousands of years. Within the last century it has increasingly involved words in addition to ornamentation to engage a more literate audience. Embroidered marks and logos would often communicate a special interest or skill of the wearer, as seen in the locally produced shirts and jacket on exhibit.
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'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.
Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium: Animalopolis
06/29/2015 to 06/28/2016Come nose to nose with hippos and eye to eye with bears. This lighthearted and imaginary look at animals is fun for kids and adults alike.
Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium: The Last Reef
06/29/2015 to 06/28/2016Fly across iridescent tropical reefs, brush through a cloud of a million jellyfish and visit an alien world where the closer you look, the more you see. Dive into how reefs are as vital to life on earth as the rain forests, but are starting to disappear due to population. Produced by the Academy-Award nominated creators of the Broadway show STOMP.
Bridging Art and Science: Underwater Beauty
06/29/2015 to 06/28/2016Featuring Norman Rainer Submerge yourself in the magnificence of the marine world with stunning underwater photography.
Claire Caterer
07/30/2015 to 07/30/2015Watermark Books & Cafe will host author Clare Caterer for a reading and signing of The Wand and the Sea on Thursday, July 30 at 6:00 p.m.
Fine Art for the Wine Heart
07/02/2015 to 09/24/2015Enjoy a fun evening of painting while sipping wine and expressing your creativity! With step–by–step guidance from Gayle, you will recreate a selected painting, but in your own way! No previous painting experience is necessary! At the end of the night you will get to take your masterpiece home with you! We provide the canvas, paint, easel, brushes and wine glasses. All you need to bring is yourself, a couple of friends, and your own bottled beverage of choice. For ages 21 & up. ***If you are using a Groupon, please call us at (316) 634 – 2787 in order for us to redeem your Groupon. You may still take a class scheduled for AFTER the Groupon Expiration date, however to redeem the Groupon you must call and enroll BEFORE the expiration date. *** The class are from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. on the following dates: July 2nd: Bedroom in Arles, Vincent Van Gogh July 16th: 16 Birds No. 3, Jennifer Lommers July 30th: White Trumpet Flower, Georgia O'Keefe Aug. 13th: Vase De Chrysanthemums, Claude Monet Aug. 27th: Still Life Vase with Oleanders, Vincent Van Gogh Sept. 10th: Rain Princess, Leonid Afremov Sept. 24th: Apple Blossoms, Georgia O'Keefe
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.
NBC World Series
07/24/2015 to 08/08/2015The National Baseball Congress World Series has been the Summer Collegiate National Championship since 1935. The event features teams from across the country and more than 60 games at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. Baseball 'Round the Clock will be held Friday, July 31-Sunday, August 2.

Visit Wichita is sponsoring dollar night on Wednesday, July 29 during the 81st National Baseball Congress World Series at downtown's Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. Stop by the Visit Wichita visitor information Center at 515 S. Main St. starting July 27 for vouchers that can be traded in at the NBC box office for $1 general admission tickets. The vouchers can also be used toward discounted box seats.

Join in the fun this summer and celebrate the 81st anniversary of the tournament!
Nipsey Hussle
07/30/2015 to 07/30/2015BIG HOLLYWOOD PRESENTS NIPSEY HUSSLE THU, JULY 30, 2015 DOORS: 7:00 PM ADVANCE $25 - DAY OF SHOW $30 - VIP $100.00 AFTER THE SHOW THIS EVENT IS ALL AGES The show with Nipsey Hussel has been rescheduled to Thursday, July 30, 2015. If you purchased a ticket for the May 22nd show no action is necessary as your ticket will automatically admit you to the rescheduled show. 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 RAP to 49798 for updates and chances at tickets. You already know what it is. From the way he greets you, to the words that he speaks. The uniform he wears is bold, aggressive and absolutely intimidating. He's authentic - the offspring of the West Coast's most celebrated talent - yet and still a novelty all his own. In an industry that's fallen victim to bubble gum lyrics and erroneous dance fads to match, he's the spokesperson the block wants for. He's the sociopolitical outrage of Ice Cube and N.W.A. He's Snoop Dogg before you knew his name and Ice T after an unexpected knock at 6 o'clock in the morning. He's the very definition of Slauson & Crenshaw - a self-inspired movement and a name you can trust. He is Nipsey Hussle. A devout member of the Rolling Sixty Crips, Nipsey Hussle emerged from one of the most respected sets in Los Angeles. Situated in the middle of South Central, he's as poised a banger as there comes. "I try to keep a balance with my career and who I am aside from that." says Nipsey. "It's kinda hard, but I try to stay the same nigga and balance both worlds. You don't wanna forget where you come from and at the same time, you don't wanna fuck off your blessing tryna live the same lifestyle you been living."
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
“MEMBERS ONLY” Embroidered Club and Affiliation Wear
07/07/2015 to 08/30/2015Embroidery, the art of working raised designs in threads upon any fabric with a needle, has been in use for thousands of years. Within the last century it has increasingly involved words in addition to ornamentation to engage a more literate audience. Embroidered marks and logos would often communicate a special interest or skill of the wearer, as seen in the locally produced shirts and jacket on exhibit.
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'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.
Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium: Animalopolis
06/29/2015 to 06/28/2016Come nose to nose with hippos and eye to eye with bears. This lighthearted and imaginary look at animals is fun for kids and adults alike.
Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium: The Last Reef
06/29/2015 to 06/28/2016Fly across iridescent tropical reefs, brush through a cloud of a million jellyfish and visit an alien world where the closer you look, the more you see. Dive into how reefs are as vital to life on earth as the rain forests, but are starting to disappear due to population. Produced by the Academy-Award nominated creators of the Broadway show STOMP.
BOHEMIAN BEET BOX by Leanne Dougherty
07/31/2015 to 07/31/2015You are most cordially invited to celebrate TISSU Sewing Studio's One-Year Anniversary with art, food, fun and friends! Enchanting sirens, charming beasts, electrified root crops and more take center stage at "Bohemian Beet Box: Works by Leanne Dougherty Gourmet garden menu, drinks & more! Create your own floral headdress/headband/flower beard. FREE FAMILY EVENT!
Bridging Art and Science: Underwater Beauty
06/29/2015 to 06/28/2016Featuring Norman Rainer Submerge yourself in the magnificence of the marine world with stunning underwater photography.
Christopher Gulick, “New Projection-Relief Works”
07/31/2015 to 07/31/2015“New Projection-Relief Works” from local and well-known artist Christopher Gulick offers a new focus for him: the wall. The collection features freshly created kinetic sculptures that are both familiar and new to those accustomed to Gulick's work. Final Friday event from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM with an artist talk at 8:00 PM. The exhibit runs through Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 during business hours of 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM or by appointment.
Dirty Heads
07/31/2015 to 07/31/2015All 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 CONCERT to 49798 for concert updates and chances at FREE tickets! The Sound of Change can't come from external forces, it has to emanate from within. For Dirty Heads, evolution beyond their reggae-rock roots has developed over time and is manifested on their new album "Sound of Change." Due out summer 2014 via Five Seven Music, the album boasts some of the groups' most diverse and ambitious work to date. "Sound of Change" takes a literal meaning with the production of this album, as the band links up with Grammy award winning producer Supa Dups (Nina Sky, Bruno Mars), Buddah Shampoo (Ty Dolla $ign), Niles (of hip hop duo, The Cataracs), Ward 21 (311, Major Lazer reggae collaborators) and long-time friend and collaborator, Rome (Sublime). The feel-good vibe associated with their sound was not forgotten. Sonically, "Sound of Change" amps up the groundwork laid by previous albums. Fine-tuned alternative choruses work harmoniously with hip-hop influenced production that seams the songs together. Universal themes of compassion, reflection and happiness are at the core of "Sound of Change." "We wanted the songs on this album to touch on the things we deeply care about and the people we are inside" front man Jared (Dirty J) Watson asserts, "but then we want to address the other side -- when the weekend comes and we need to let go and just rage." Who can't relate to that feeling? Vocalist/Guitarist Dustin Bushnell (Duddy B) is constantly looking to connect the dots between the live show with the album tracks, often mentally mapping out the live elements as the songs are being recorded. For the touring cycle surrounding the release "Sound of Change" the band plans to bring a live show that will energetically compliment each new track. Dirty Heads have racked up their miles bringing that live experience to fans across the globe for over a decade. "Now that our lives are touring we get to see the world," both Watson and Bushnell agree, "we're taking stories and vibes from around the world and making this album is the culmination of that." The band's breakout 2008 album "Any Port In The Storm" included the chart-topping hit track "Lay Me Down" which features current Sublime frontman, Rome. The track had an incredible run for eleven weeks at #1 on the Billboard charts, laying a solid foundation for their follow up sophomore album "Cabin By The Sea" which was released in 2012. Dirty Heads then began their musical metamorphosis with their 2013 acoustic album "Home -- Phantoms Of Summer," allowing time for their metamorphosis embodied in "Sound of Change." Their previous work featured contributions from talent such as Del The Funky Homosapien, Matisyahu, Rome (Sublime) and guitar legend Slash. "Sound of Change" is a melting pot of all the band members' experiences and musical persuasions, addressing both serious and lighthearted subject matter in their signature way. On the lighter side of the spectrum, "Burn Slow" (Produced by Rome, featuring rapper, Tech N9ne) showcases the hip-hop oriented side of the band. With anthemic choruses and a feel-good aura, Watson boasts the song is the perfect soundtrack for those times when you're "having a good time, going out with friends and realize that sometimes you just need to chill." The retro sound and sexy lyrics of "Hear You Comin," highlights Watson's soaring vocals in its hook. The first single, the metaphorical "My Sweet Summer" (produced by Niles from The Cataracs) is, in reality, a song for all seasons. An undeniable groove underlines the lyrical lament. The title track "Sound of Change" is the key manifestation of the artistic maturation of the band. "The world is always changing political and social outlooks and on a broader scale, look at the changes within yourself" Watson reflects, "the song is about embracing the change life is going to bring no matter what, because that change is inevitable." Though there is diversity on "Sound of Change," as a body of work, it is cohesive in a way only Dirty Heads can achieve. As a full six-piece unit, frontmen Watson and Bushnell are joined by keyboardist/vocalist Shawn Hagood, percussionist Jon Olazabal, drummer Matt Ochoa and bassist David Foral. This lineup is hell-bent on grabbing new ears with "Sound of Change." Their own journey can be heard within the album -- all you have to do is sit back and listen.?
Fill Your Mug: KMUW Listener Appreciation Ice Cream Social
07/31/2015 to 07/31/2015Join us Friday evening, July 31, for our 8th Annual Fill Your Mug listener appreciation event. The festivities run from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at The Brickyard, located at 129 N. Rock Island in Wichita. Bring your KMUW mug and Cero's will dish up hand made ice cream and sorbet. Choose from chocolate or peanut butter ice creams or strawberry sorbet. No mug? We will have some of our classics available for purchase at the event. (Or we'll provide a cup.) Live entertainment will be provided by Back Porch Buddha (5:00 - 6:30 p.m.) and Nikki Moddelmog (6:30 - 8:00 p.m.). Hope to see you there and, as always, thanks for listening!
Final Art Friday at The Sunflower Plaza
07/31/2015 to 07/31/2015The Sunflower Plaza is having their final Final Friday Art Show for the year on July 31st, 2015. Hours are 10am to 9pm with a dinner break from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. Come in and view the "Final Show" with guest artists, Rania Dillon, Donna Phoenix, Michelle Jackson, and permanent artist/writer, C.A.McJack. Enjoy snacks,drinks, and 'free' wine (until we run out). Come and meet us all.
Final Friday - IFG: Random Images
07/31/2015 to 07/31/2015As a young Navy officer and pilot, Mike Michalski developed a burning interest in photography and cameras. His love affair with all things photography led to a lifelong quest to amass a stellar array of vintage, historic cameras and the skill to repair and maintain this massive collection. On Friday, July 31st from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., for the first time anywhere in a public setting, Michalski will partner with Integrated Facilities Group to present photographs that have resulted from this lifelong love affair with film. Over the course of forty years, Mike has created a collection that is wide-ranging in topic and hence bearing the name: Random Images. Join us for great music, food, wine and the amazing photography of this little known, Wichita artist, Mike Michalski.
Final Friday - The Mundi Group
07/31/2015 to 07/31/2015Paintings and pastel by The Mundi Group. This group meets every Monday to paint and encourage each other.
Final Friday Art Crawl
01/30/2015 to 11/27/2015

Art galleries and art museums open their doors to the community to see the best art in Wichita for free on the last Friday of every month. Ride the Q-Line around downtown Wichita to visit nearly 30 gallery showcases, many of which offer free hors d'oeuvres and drinks.

Hours vary between galleries but all are open during the core hours of 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Most galleries use Final Friday to unveil and debut new shows or as a closing reception. Several galleries incorporate artist demonstrations and/or live music. Not only does this event give guests the opportunity to view creative art space, it also is an excellent time to purchase one-of-a-kind artwork directly from artists.

Final Friday at Art of Faith Gallery
07/31/2015 to 07/31/2015An exhibit by Wichita Presbyterian Manor recognizing and honoring the many talents of seniors. All are entries from the 2015 Regional Art is Ageless Competition.
Final Friday: Fall in Love with Italy
07/31/2015 to 07/31/2015Rita Zaudke expresses her love for Italy through watercolor and acrylic paintings. She was born in Trieste and many trips to Italy provides her with rich material to create unique and beautiful paintngs.
The collection of paintings on display includes remote villages and places off the beaten path as well as popular tourist sites such as Varenna, Sirmione, the Cinque Terre villages and more.

The Fall in Love with Italy exhibit is scheduled for Friday, July 31 at Visit Wichita, 515 S. Main from 5:30 - 9:00 pm.

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!
July Final Friday featuring Tyler Rosenboom "America's Game"
07/31/2015 to 07/31/2015For the Final Friday in July, proceeds will go to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. Local artist Tyler Rosenboom selected the charity for the evening. He will bring his paintings inspired by his time as a baseball player at Newman University in an exhibit titled America's Game. Bright and bold, the art delivers the energy and spirit of the game on canvas. Rosenboom's exhibit will be held from 5 - 8 p.m., July 31, 2015 at the barbeque located at 710 W. Douglas in Wichita.
Kansas Rack and Reel Show
07/31/2015 to 08/02/2015Welcome to the Kansas Rack and Reel Show! This show is host to a variety of outdoor entertainment, products, and good family fun that everyone can enjoy. The Kansas Star Casino has partnered with Montgomery Productions to bring our hunting and fishing expo to central Kansas. We are proud to bring our excited attendees an outstanding event. Our expo has boats, RVs, hunting gear, fishing tackle, guides and outfitters, hunting gear & apparel, and much more. We have activities and attractions for all ages like the fishing and hunting seminars on stage and off our bass tub, bow fishing, 3D pop-uparchery contest, the World's Outstanding Whitetail Display, and much more. We also have stuff for women, so the ladies aren't left out. We cater to all demographics in order to provide a little something for everyone to have fun at our event. You will not find any other show with the variety we bring together under one roof!
Kansas Rack and Reel Show - Hunting & Fishing Expo
07/31/2015 to 08/02/2015Stop by the Kansas Star for the all-ages Kansas Rack and Reel Show! Friday, July 31, 2015: 12:00pm - 9:00pm Saturday, August 1, 2015: 10:00am - 8:00pm Sunday, August 2, 2015: 10:00am - 5:00pm See the Largest Whitetail Ever Recorded and expand your knowledge with Educational Hunting & Fishing Seminars. You don’t want to miss Sportman’s Chaplin Gun Dog Training, and be sure to check out the Big Buck Wall People’s Choice Contest. Plus, there’s also tons of Products, Guides, & Outfitters! Purchase tickets at the box office the day of the show: Weekend Pass = $15.00 (No discounts on weekend pass) General Admission = $10.00 Senior or Military = $8.00 Kids 12 - 6 = $5.00 Kids 5 & Under = Free FREE PARKING! Entertainment schedule subject to change without notice. All ticket purchases are final and no refunds will be given after purchase. If a cancellation occurs, return tickets to the point of purchase for a refund. Persons enrolled in the Kansas Voluntary Exclusion Program and persons under the age of 21 may attend this Kansas Star event, but are prohibited from entering the gaming floor. All casino games owned and operated by the Kansas Lottery.
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
07/31/2015 to 07/31/2015Stars 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.
NBC World Series
07/24/2015 to 08/08/2015The National Baseball Congress World Series has been the Summer Collegiate National Championship since 1935. The event features teams from across the country and more than 60 games at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. Baseball 'Round the Clock will be held Friday, July 31-Sunday, August 2.

Visit Wichita is sponsoring dollar night on Wednesday, July 29 during the 81st National Baseball Congress World Series at downtown's Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. Stop by the Visit Wichita visitor information Center at 515 S. Main St. starting July 27 for vouchers that can be traded in at the NBC box office for $1 general admission tickets. The vouchers can also be used toward discounted box seats.

Join in the fun this summer and celebrate the 81st anniversary of the tournament!
Nova
07/31/2015 to 07/31/2015NOVA Brad Clark New Custom Silkscreen Prints 6p-9p Final Friday July 31st, 2015 The FFarquhar 611 S. St. Francis On the Edge of the Arts District
Pageant
07/31/2015 to 09/12/2015PAGEANT, Book and lyrics by two-time Tony nominee Bill Russell. 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 PAGEANT 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. 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.

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.
Roberto Bernardinello - Italian Music - Solo Guitar
10/31/2014 to 10/23/2015Roberto Bernardinello Italian Repertoire - Solo Guitar
Sculptures & Paintings
07/31/2015 to 07/31/2015This is a Final Friday Event featuring Sculptures by Greg Johnson, Oil Paintings by Charles Leonard and Greg Walker and street performances by local musicians.
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.
Shay Chic Events & Design presents Final Friday at The Lux
07/31/2015 to 07/31/2015Featured Artists: • Brickmob "We are the freethinkers and our voice will not be silenced. Only as a group can we endure to express and thrive." It is in this pursuit that we stand proudly as a brand with real meaning. Brickmob produces raw art, hand printed in the American Midwest on high quality materials and stylized gear while using eco-friendly techniques whenever possible. We are not here to become wealthy and turn into another mindless corporate brand. We simply want to grow, create and design fresh gear while supporting our community and the 99%. twitter.com/BrickmobBrickUp instagram.com/brickmobbrickup facebook.com/brickmobbrickup • Johnny Freedom o Proud Wichita artist bringing repurposed life to pieces others have discarded. If you’re looking for Wichita-focused art, you can’t miss checking out Johnny’s work! twitter.com/JohnnyFreedom73 instagram.com/johnnyict • Music by: Jordan Minnis o We’re thrilled to have Jordan filling The Lux with beautiful music! Check her out at http://bit.ly/JordanDeeMinnis Contact: Shannon Boone 316/650-9646 Shannon@ShayChic.com Website: www.ShayChic.com Additional Info: Light refreshments will be provided by Café 402 | www.cafe402.com
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
“MEMBERS ONLY” Embroidered Club and Affiliation Wear
07/07/2015 to 08/30/2015Embroidery, the art of working raised designs in threads upon any fabric with a needle, has been in use for thousands of years. Within the last century it has increasingly involved words in addition to ornamentation to engage a more literate audience. Embroidered marks and logos would often communicate a special interest or skill of the wearer, as seen in the locally produced shirts and jacket on exhibit.
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'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.
Back to School Bash
08/01/2015 to 08/01/2015Admission is just $1 per person! Members FREE with membership card and photo ID. Don't forget to bring school supplies to help needy kids in our community! 2015 event sponsored by: KAKEland and Dillons
Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium: Animalopolis
06/29/2015 to 06/28/2016Come nose to nose with hippos and eye to eye with bears. This lighthearted and imaginary look at animals is fun for kids and adults alike.
Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium: The Last Reef
06/29/2015 to 06/28/2016Fly across iridescent tropical reefs, brush through a cloud of a million jellyfish and visit an alien world where the closer you look, the more you see. Dive into how reefs are as vital to life on earth as the rain forests, but are starting to disappear due to population. Produced by the Academy-Award nominated creators of the Broadway show STOMP.
Bridging Art and Science: Underwater Beauty
06/29/2015 to 06/28/2016Featuring Norman Rainer Submerge yourself in the magnificence of the marine world with stunning underwater photography.
Children's Spanish Program
08/01/2015 to 12/01/2015Adult and Toddler (ages 1-4) Learn Spanish vocabulary, such as colors and numbers, through song and play. Instruction provided by Zinta Inspired Language. Wednesdays July 15 August 12 September 9 October 14 November 11 December 9
CityArts Xtravaganza
08/01/2015 to 08/01/2015The CityArts Xtravaganza: Arts & Eats is a fund-raising event for CityArts sponsored by the Arts Council. Proceeds will be used to enhance the student experience at CityArts by providing the additional tools needed to achieve students’ creative goals. Join us for wine, a live and silent art auction led by expert auctioneer Charlie Moon, live music, classroom art demos and food from area restaurants as we celebrate the work CityArts does to make art accessible to everyone in the community. Thank you to the Barry L. and Paula M. Downing Foundation for its support of the CityArts Xtravaganza.
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!
Kansas Rack and Reel Show
07/31/2015 to 08/02/2015Welcome to the Kansas Rack and Reel Show! This show is host to a variety of outdoor entertainment, products, and good family fun that everyone can enjoy. The Kansas Star Casino has partnered with Montgomery Productions to bring our hunting and fishing expo to central Kansas. We are proud to bring our excited attendees an outstanding event. Our expo has boats, RVs, hunting gear, fishing tackle, guides and outfitters, hunting gear & apparel, and much more. We have activities and attractions for all ages like the fishing and hunting seminars on stage and off our bass tub, bow fishing, 3D pop-uparchery contest, the World's Outstanding Whitetail Display, and much more. We also have stuff for women, so the ladies aren't left out. We cater to all demographics in order to provide a little something for everyone to have fun at our event. You will not find any other show with the variety we bring together under one roof!
Kansas Rack and Reel Show - Hunting & Fishing Expo
07/31/2015 to 08/02/2015Stop by the Kansas Star for the all-ages Kansas Rack and Reel Show! Friday, July 31, 2015: 12:00pm - 9:00pm Saturday, August 1, 2015: 10:00am - 8:00pm Sunday, August 2, 2015: 10:00am - 5:00pm See the Largest Whitetail Ever Recorded and expand your knowledge with Educational Hunting & Fishing Seminars. You don’t want to miss Sportman’s Chaplin Gun Dog Training, and be sure to check out the Big Buck Wall People’s Choice Contest. Plus, there’s also tons of Products, Guides, & Outfitters! Purchase tickets at the box office the day of the show: Weekend Pass = $15.00 (No discounts on weekend pass) General Admission = $10.00 Senior or Military = $8.00 Kids 12 - 6 = $5.00 Kids 5 & Under = Free FREE PARKING! Entertainment schedule subject to change without notice. All ticket purchases are final and no refunds will be given after purchase. If a cancellation occurs, return tickets to the point of purchase for a refund. Persons enrolled in the Kansas Voluntary Exclusion Program and persons under the age of 21 may attend this Kansas Star event, but are prohibited from entering the gaming floor. All casino games owned and operated by the Kansas Lottery.
Lake Afton Public Observatory Presents: Life Story of a Star
08/01/2015 to 08/01/2015Stars 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.
NBC World Series
07/24/2015 to 08/08/2015The National Baseball Congress World Series has been the Summer Collegiate National Championship since 1935. The event features teams from across the country and more than 60 games at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. Baseball 'Round the Clock will be held Friday, July 31-Sunday, August 2.

Visit Wichita is sponsoring dollar night on Wednesday, July 29 during the 81st National Baseball Congress World Series at downtown's Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. Stop by the Visit Wichita visitor information Center at 515 S. Main St. starting July 27 for vouchers that can be traded in at the NBC box office for $1 general admission tickets. The vouchers can also be used toward discounted box seats.

Join in the fun this summer and celebrate the 81st anniversary of the tournament!
Pageant
07/31/2015 to 09/12/2015PAGEANT, Book and lyrics by two-time Tony nominee Bill Russell. 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 PAGEANT 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. 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.

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.
TOT Tuesday: Little Explorers Playgroup
07/01/2015 to 06/01/2016Ages 2-5 Enjoy early childhood educational experiences at Exploration Place, Sedgwick County Zoo, Wichita WATER Center, and others.
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.
Youtvhille Chalk Art Festival
08/01/2015 to 08/01/2015This family-friendly event will include live music, face painting, water fountains, arts and crafts, and frozen treats. There will be plenty of free chalk available for kids and families to create their own artwork on the sidewalk alongside more than 40 local artists. The festival aims to provide a fun event for people of all ages to experience art and community in an outdoor setting while supporting local and regional artists. Chalk Fest is an annual event held to raise awareness and support for Youthville, and all proceeds from the event will go to support the Kansas Kids Fund.
“MEMBERS ONLY” Embroidered Club and Affiliation Wear
07/07/2015 to 08/30/2015Embroidery, the art of working raised designs in threads upon any fabric with a needle, has been in use for thousands of years. Within the last century it has increasingly involved words in addition to ornamentation to engage a more literate audience. Embroidered marks and logos would often communicate a special interest or skill of the wearer, as seen in the locally produced shirts and jacket on exhibit.
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'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.
Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium: Animalopolis
06/29/2015 to 06/28/2016Come nose to nose with hippos and eye to eye with bears. This lighthearted and imaginary look at animals is fun for kids and adults alike.
Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium: The Last Reef
06/29/2015 to 06/28/2016Fly across iridescent tropical reefs, brush through a cloud of a million jellyfish and visit an alien world where the closer you look, the more you see. Dive into how reefs are as vital to life on earth as the rain forests, but are starting to disappear due to population. Produced by the Academy-Award nominated creators of the Broadway show STOMP.
Bridging Art and Science: Underwater Beauty
06/29/2015 to 06/28/2016Featuring Norman Rainer Submerge yourself in the magnificence of the marine world with stunning underwater photography.
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!
Jason Isbell
08/02/2015 to 08/02/2015It has been a dozen years since he showed up at a party and left in the Drive-By Truckers’ van with two travel days to learn their songs. And then taught them some of his songs in the bargain. Jason Isbell’s solo career has seemed equally effortless, from Sirens of the Ditch (2007) to Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit (2009), through Here We Rest (2011) and last year’s Live From Alabama. Loud records, unrepentantly southern, resplendent with careful songwriting. Songs which inspire and intimidate other musicians, and critics.
Kansas Rack and Reel Show
07/31/2015 to 08/02/2015Welcome to the Kansas Rack and Reel Show! This show is host to a variety of outdoor entertainment, products, and good family fun that everyone can enjoy. The Kansas Star Casino has partnered with Montgomery Productions to bring our hunting and fishing expo to central Kansas. We are proud to bring our excited attendees an outstanding event. Our expo has boats, RVs, hunting gear, fishing tackle, guides and outfitters, hunting gear & apparel, and much more. We have activities and attractions for all ages like the fishing and hunting seminars on stage and off our bass tub, bow fishing, 3D pop-uparchery contest, the World's Outstanding Whitetail Display, and much more. We also have stuff for women, so the ladies aren't left out. We cater to all demographics in order to provide a little something for everyone to have fun at our event. You will not find any other show with the variety we bring together under one roof!
Kansas Rack and Reel Show - Hunting & Fishing Expo
07/31/2015 to 08/02/2015Stop by the Kansas Star for the all-ages Kansas Rack and Reel Show! Friday, July 31, 2015: 12:00pm - 9:00pm Saturday, August 1, 2015: 10:00am - 8:00pm Sunday, August 2, 2015: 10:00am - 5:00pm See the Largest Whitetail Ever Recorded and expand your knowledge with Educational Hunting & Fishing Seminars. You don’t want to miss Sportman’s Chaplin Gun Dog Training, and be sure to check out the Big Buck Wall People’s Choice Contest. Plus, there’s also tons of Products, Guides, & Outfitters! Purchase tickets at the box office the day of the show: Weekend Pass = $15.00 (No discounts on weekend pass) General Admission = $10.00 Senior or Military = $8.00 Kids 12 - 6 = $5.00 Kids 5 & Under = Free FREE PARKING! Entertainment schedule subject to change without notice. All ticket purchases are final and no refunds will be given after purchase. If a cancellation occurs, return tickets to the point of purchase for a refund. Persons enrolled in the Kansas Voluntary Exclusion Program and persons under the age of 21 may attend this Kansas Star event, but are prohibited from entering the gaming floor. All casino games owned and operated by the Kansas Lottery.
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.
NBC World Series
07/24/2015 to 08/08/2015The National Baseball Congress World Series has been the Summer Collegiate National Championship since 1935. The event features teams from across the country and more than 60 games at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. Baseball 'Round the Clock will be held Friday, July 31-Sunday, August 2.

Visit Wichita is sponsoring dollar night on Wednesday, July 29 during the 81st National Baseball Congress World Series at downtown's Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. Stop by the Visit Wichita visitor information Center at 515 S. Main St. starting July 27 for vouchers that can be traded in at the NBC box office for $1 general admission tickets. The vouchers can also be used toward discounted box seats.

Join in the fun this summer and celebrate the 81st anniversary of the tournament!
Pageant
07/31/2015 to 09/12/2015PAGEANT, Book and lyrics by two-time Tony nominee Bill Russell. 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 PAGEANT 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. 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.

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.
“MEMBERS ONLY” Embroidered Club and Affiliation Wear
07/07/2015 to 08/30/2015Embroidery, the art of working raised designs in threads upon any fabric with a needle, has been in use for thousands of years. Within the last century it has increasingly involved words in addition to ornamentation to engage a more literate audience. Embroidered marks and logos would often communicate a special interest or skill of the wearer, as seen in the locally produced shirts and jacket on exhibit.
Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium: Animalopolis
06/29/2015 to 06/28/2016Come nose to nose with hippos and eye to eye with bears. This lighthearted and imaginary look at animals is fun for kids and adults alike.
Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium: The Last Reef
06/29/2015 to 06/28/2016Fly across iridescent tropical reefs, brush through a cloud of a million jellyfish and visit an alien world where the closer you look, the more you see. Dive into how reefs are as vital to life on earth as the rain forests, but are starting to disappear due to population. Produced by the Academy-Award nominated creators of the Broadway show STOMP.
Bridging Art and Science: Underwater Beauty
06/29/2015 to 06/28/2016Featuring Norman Rainer Submerge yourself in the magnificence of the marine world with stunning underwater photography.
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.
NBC World Series
07/24/2015 to 08/08/2015The National Baseball Congress World Series has been the Summer Collegiate National Championship since 1935. The event features teams from across the country and more than 60 games at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. Baseball 'Round the Clock will be held Friday, July 31-Sunday, August 2.

Visit Wichita is sponsoring dollar night on Wednesday, July 29 during the 81st National Baseball Congress World Series at downtown's Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. Stop by the Visit Wichita visitor information Center at 515 S. Main St. starting July 27 for vouchers that can be traded in at the NBC box office for $1 general admission tickets. The vouchers can also be used toward discounted box seats.

Join in the fun this summer and celebrate the 81st anniversary of the tournament!
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.
“MEMBERS ONLY” Embroidered Club and Affiliation Wear
07/07/2015 to 08/30/2015Embroidery, the art of working raised designs in threads upon any fabric with a needle, has been in use for thousands of years. Within the last century it has increasingly involved words in addition to ornamentation to engage a more literate audience. Embroidered marks and logos would often communicate a special interest or skill of the wearer, as seen in the locally produced shirts and jacket on exhibit.
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'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.
Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium: Animalopolis
06/29/2015 to 06/28/2016Come nose to nose with hippos and eye to eye with bears. This lighthearted and imaginary look at animals is fun for kids and adults alike.
Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium: The Last Reef
06/29/2015 to 06/28/2016Fly across iridescent tropical reefs, brush through a cloud of a million jellyfish and visit an alien world where the closer you look, the more you see. Dive into how reefs are as vital to life on earth as the rain forests, but are starting to disappear due to population. Produced by the Academy-Award nominated creators of the Broadway show STOMP.
Bridging Art and Science: Underwater Beauty
06/29/2015 to 06/28/2016Featuring Norman Rainer Submerge yourself in the magnificence of the marine world with stunning underwater photography.
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.
NBC World Series
07/24/2015 to 08/08/2015The National Baseball Congress World Series has been the Summer Collegiate National Championship since 1935. The event features teams from across the country and more than 60 games at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. Baseball 'Round the Clock will be held Friday, July 31-Sunday, August 2.

Visit Wichita is sponsoring dollar night on Wednesday, July 29 during the 81st National Baseball Congress World Series at downtown's Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. Stop by the Visit Wichita visitor information Center at 515 S. Main St. starting July 27 for vouchers that can be traded in at the NBC box office for $1 general admission tickets. The vouchers can also be used toward discounted box seats.

Join in the fun this summer and celebrate the 81st anniversary of the tournament!
Oaklawn National Night Out
08/04/2015 to 08/04/2015Police officers, firefighters, EMS and military are our everyday heroes. Please come join us in celebrating the neighborhood and all involved. Enjoy ice cream, balloons for the kids, refreshments and much more.
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.
“MEMBERS ONLY” Embroidered Club and Affiliation Wear
07/07/2015 to 08/30/2015Embroidery, the art of working raised designs in threads upon any fabric with a needle, has been in use for thousands of years. Within the last century it has increasingly involved words in addition to ornamentation to engage a more literate audience. Embroidered marks and logos would often communicate a special interest or skill of the wearer, as seen in the locally produced shirts and jacket on exhibit.
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'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.
Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium: Animalopolis
06/29/2015 to 06/28/2016Come nose to nose with hippos and eye to eye with bears. This lighthearted and imaginary look at animals is fun for kids and adults alike.
Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium: The Last Reef
06/29/2015 to 06/28/2016Fly across iridescent tropical reefs, brush through a cloud of a million jellyfish and visit an alien world where the closer you look, the more you see. Dive into how reefs are as vital to life on earth as the rain forests, but are starting to disappear due to population. Produced by the Academy-Award nominated creators of the Broadway show STOMP.
Bridging Art and Science: Underwater Beauty
06/29/2015 to 06/28/2016Featuring Norman Rainer Submerge yourself in the magnificence of the marine world with stunning underwater photography.
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.
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!
Hello, Dolly!
08/05/2015 to 08/09/2015In the early 1900s, a single day's trip into New York City brings unpredictable complications, farcical humor, and poignant romance for Yonkers' most famous Matchmaker, Dolly Levi, and for all those in her sphere of influence. One of the most beloved of all the great Broadway musical classics.

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!
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.
Migos at The Cotillion
08/05/2015 to 08/05/2015Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1HkiQHv GRIND TOUR MOVEMENT PRESENTS MIGOS WED, AUGUST 5, 2015 DOORS: 7PM PRESALE 1ST 350 TICKETS - $25 - ADVANCE $30 - DAY OF SHOW $35 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 RAP to 49798 for updates and chances at tickets. While their rise to fame was somewhere between fast and meteoric, the Atlanta trio Migos are steeped in the Southern tradition of hip-hop groups, having come together due to their shared love of acts like the Hot Boys and OutKast. Members Offset, Quavo, and Takeoff came together in 2009 under the name Polo Club, with the name Migos becoming official in 2010. In 2012 they released the mixtape No Label, which featured the cut "Bando," a regional hit that caught the attention of producer Zaytoven and Kevin Lee aka Coach K, the manager who launched the careers of Gucci Mane and Young Jeezy. The year 2013 was a whirlwind as June saw the group drop its Young Rich N*ggas mixtape, which featured the instant hit "Versace." That same year, Coach K got them on the Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash, a popular Atlanta festival where Migos came across their newest fan, Drake. The rapper added a verse to the "Versace" remix and put the cut on his 2013 album, Nothing Was the Same.
NBC World Series
07/24/2015 to 08/08/2015The National Baseball Congress World Series has been the Summer Collegiate National Championship since 1935. The event features teams from across the country and more than 60 games at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. Baseball 'Round the Clock will be held Friday, July 31-Sunday, August 2.

Visit Wichita is sponsoring dollar night on Wednesday, July 29 during the 81st National Baseball Congress World Series at downtown's Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. Stop by the Visit Wichita visitor information Center at 515 S. Main St. starting July 27 for vouchers that can be traded in at the NBC box office for $1 general admission tickets. The vouchers can also be used toward discounted box seats.

Join in the fun this summer and celebrate the 81st anniversary of the tournament!
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.
“MEMBERS ONLY” Embroidered Club and Affiliation Wear
07/07/2015 to 08/30/2015Embroidery, the art of working raised designs in threads upon any fabric with a needle, has been in use for thousands of years. Within the last century it has increasingly involved words in addition to ornamentation to engage a more literate audience. Embroidered marks and logos would often communicate a special interest or skill of the wearer, as seen in the locally produced shirts and jacket on exhibit.
Art For Your Ears: Doug MacLeod
08/06/2015 to 08/06/2015Art 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. Art 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 Doug MacLeod, winner of the 2014 Blues Music Awards for Acoustic Artist Of The Year and Acoustic Album Of The Year (There's A Time), the 2013 Blues Blast Music Award for Male Artist Of The Year, and perennial Blues Music Award nominee, is a prolific singer, songwriter, engaging storyteller, and masterful guitarist born in the blues and rooted in the American tradition.
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'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.
Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium: Animalopolis
06/29/2015 to 06/28/2016Come nose to nose with hippos and eye to eye with bears. This lighthearted and imaginary look at animals is fun for kids and adults alike.
Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium: The Last Reef
06/29/2015 to 06/28/2016Fly across iridescent tropical reefs, brush through a cloud of a million jellyfish and visit an alien world where the closer you look, the more you see. Dive into how reefs are as vital to life on earth as the rain forests, but are starting to disappear due to population. Produced by the Academy-Award nominated creators of the Broadway show STOMP.
Bridging Art and Science: Underwater Beauty
06/29/2015 to 06/28/2016Featuring Norman Rainer Submerge yourself in the magnificence of the marine world with stunning underwater photography.
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!
Hello, Dolly!
08/05/2015 to 08/09/2015In the early 1900s, a single day's trip into New York City brings unpredictable complications, farcical humor, and poignant romance for Yonkers' most famous Matchmaker, Dolly Levi, and for all those in her sphere of influence. One of the most beloved of all the great Broadway musical classics.

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!
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.
NBC World Series
07/24/2015 to 08/08/2015The National Baseball Congress World Series has been the Summer Collegiate National Championship since 1935. The event features teams from across the country and more than 60 games at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. Baseball 'Round the Clock will be held Friday, July 31-Sunday, August 2.

Visit Wichita is sponsoring dollar night on Wednesday, July 29 during the 81st National Baseball Congress World Series at downtown's Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. Stop by the Visit Wichita visitor information Center at 515 S. Main St. starting July 27 for vouchers that can be traded in at the NBC box office for $1 general admission tickets. The vouchers can also be used toward discounted box seats.

Join in the fun this summer and celebrate the 81st anniversary of the tournament!
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