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Art Start Families: Capture the Moment
03/31/2015 to 03/31/2015Let's play with light and discover shadows! Using light, we will create sun prints of our very own design. We will look at some of the very first photographs and think about how light made the images we see. Join us for a fun discovery of light and photography! A multi-faceted curriculum, Art Start engages preschoolers ages 3 to 5 in explorations of works of art in the galleries and artmaking activities that emphasize the State of Kansas early learning standards. Art Start family sessions are offered Tuesdays at 10 am and 1:30 pm. Group sessions are Thursdays and Fridays at 10 am and 1:30 pm. Sessions are free for WAM members and children ages 3-5 with their parent/guardian; $3 admission is charged for children ages 6 and older. Children under 3 should be in a stroller or front pack. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED, and cancellations must be made a day in advance. Email education@wichitaartmuseum.org to reserve your spot.
Art We Love
03/07/2015 to 07/19/20152015 marks the 80th anniversary of the Wichita Art Museum. To celebrate this milestone, Art We Love is a series of three exhibitions across the year that will feature works of art chosen by a cross-section of people who call Wichita home. In addition to the selection by guest community curators, each presentation of Art We Love will feature one artwork selected by popularity vote online. Benefactor Louise Caldwell Murdock gave a bequest to found the art museum and build its collection - for the Wichita community. This special series continues and honors her vision by inviting community members to come behind-the-scenes and choose a favorite artwork to share with the public. The first Art We Love installment features works of art from WAM's collection chosen by: Sarah Bagby, Watermark Books owner Emily Compton, Goodwill Industries of Kansas president Larry Hatteberg, photojournalist Jayne Milburn, WAM board member emeritus Armando Minjarez, Wichita artist and community activist Randy Regier, Wichita artist Lily Wu, KAKE Channel 10 reporter and Wichita Asian Festival president
Author Michael Finkelstein, MD to speak at Riordan Clinic
03/31/2015 to 03/31/2015Guest Speaker: Michael Finkelstein, MD author of “Slow Medicine” Hosted by: the Riordan Clinic and Dr Ron Hunninghake Tuesday March 31st, 6pm at The Riordan Clinic (3100 N Hillside, Wichita) There is no cost to attend. Everything is inter-dependent—muscles and nerves, bodies and minds, people and planet – and each connecting thread has a domino effect on the other. To achieve and sustain optimal health, we need perspective that goes beyond the obvious symptoms. We need to become aware of each area of our lives and explore how to optimize our wellness, not only within each of these areas – through nutrient-dense foods, a loving partner, artistic expression, and so on – but also through their harmonious integration. The best “quick fix” for your health, it turns out, is not a quick fix at all; rather, it is Slow Medicine – a methodical, step-by-step process of asking questions that lead to awareness that turns into action that results in optimal health. Slow Medicine: Hope and Healing for Chronic Illness is endorsed by the likes of Mehmet Oz, MD, Tonya Lewis Lee, and Andrew Weil, MD. In this ground-breaking book, Michael Finkelstein, MD, FACP, ABIHM, The Slow Medicine Doctor, guides you through his Slow Medicine prescription. In the process, he helps you discover unexpected treasures on the path to wellness, including a heart-centered life fueled by passion and purpose.
Broadway in Wichita Series - Chicago
03/31/2015 to 04/02/2015CHICAGO is a musical tale of "murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery and treachery-all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts." Paint the town red with merry murderesses Roxie Hart, Velma Kelly, their hotshot lawyer, Billy Flynn, and the iconic choreography of Bob Fosse.
Chipping the Block, Painting the Silk: The Color Prints of Norma Bassett Hall
02/21/2015 to 07/12/2015Guest-curated by Dr. Joby Patterson, Chipping the Block is the first one-woman exhibition of Norma Bassett Hall's work since her death in 1957. Born in Oregon, artist Norma Bassett Hall studied at the Portland Art Association and the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1922 she married Arthur Hall, who had been a fellow student at the Art Institute, and the couple settled in El Dorado Kansas. It was during these early years in Kansas that Bassett Hall explored the artistic possibilities of woodblock printing. 1930 marked the launch of the Prairie Print Makers, with Bassett Hall as the only female founding member. In her work, Hall employed line, color, and pattern with delicate skill, using up to seven blocks for each print.
Dress for Success Wichita Mingle
03/31/2015 to 03/31/2015Join your coworkers and Dress for Success Wichita (DFSW) on March 31st to celebrate the conclusion of a month of Dress Down Days! The DFSW team will be there to thank you personally for your participation in this year's campaign. This is a great event to grab a drink, meet with other professionals in the community, and learn more about DFSW. Dress Down Days is an annual fundraising campaign hosted by Dress for Success Wichita, a nonprofit and an affiliate of Dress for Success Worldwide. Companies participating in Dress Down Days allow their employees to wear casual clothes/jeans to work if a donation is made toward DFSW. All profits then go to helping drive the DFSW mission, which is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and career development tools. This event is free, open to the public, including those whose workplaces did not participate in Dress Down Days. See you there!
Evan Roth//Intellectual Property Donor Exhibition
01/24/2015 to 04/12/2015This nationally touring exhibition highlights Evan Roth’s recent works from 2009 to 2014, including a series of sculptures made from motion tracked graffiti data, an interactive installation that invites visitors to create their own pirate TED talks, and 1,700 smartphone screen-sized ink prints of the gestures required to beat the 300 levels of the popular video game “Angry Birds.”
Five Alchemists: Contemporary Photographers Explore 19th-Century Techniques
02/07/2015 to 05/31/2015As the technical revolution of digital photography explodes, some artists have turned away from the speed and ease of digital imagining. The five artists chosen for this exhibition--David Emitt Adams, Jody Ake, Ethan Turpin, Heidi Kirkpatrick, and Eric Mertens--explore previously abandoned forms of chemical photography. Going back to 19th-century manuals, these artists rediscover and reinterpret the techniques and magic of photography's pioneers for today's world. On view in the Paul Ross Gallery and Scott and Carol Ritchie Gallery.
Fleetwood Mac
03/31/2015 to 03/31/2015Rock legends Fleetwood Mac have confirmed they will be adding at least 28 more dates to their already scheduled 40-city ON WITH THE SHOW tour, including their stop at INTRUST Bank Arena on March 31. The second leg of the tour will begin on Jan. 16, 2015 in St. Paul, Minn.

Fleetwood Mac is currently performing with their five star lineup including the returning songbird Christine McVie who rejoined the band following a 16 year absence.

Friends University Information Series - Prior Learning Assessment
03/31/2015 to 03/31/2015Friends University’s College of Adult and Professional Studies offers a series of informational events to give participants valuable insight and advice into educational and career opportunities. March 31: Prior Learning Assessment Many adult students can save time and money when earning their degree by applying for Prior Learning Assessment credits. Students have the opportunity to earn college credit for lifelong learning, career training and certifications they have already completed. Join Sanya Wiles, director of Prior Learning Assessment, to learn more.
IN LIVING COLOR: ART ON PAPER FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION
01/24/2015 to 04/12/2015Delve into the colorful world of abstraction! Curated by Dr. Brittany Lockard, Assistant Professor of Art History and Creative Industries, this exhibition features abstract works on paper and highlights hidden gems from modern and contemporary artists. These delicate works, which can be damaged by exposure to light, are infrequently on view.
Japanese Woodblock Print Exhibition from the Permanent Collection of WCFTA
02/07/2015 to 06/07/2015This exhibit features Japanese Prints which were donated to WCFTA by Elsie Allen and several others. It will run concurrently with the Wichita Art Museum’s Prairie Print Makers Exhibition featuring the work of Norma Bassett Hall. A catalog of the WCFTA exhibition will be available for purchase at the Center. This catalog was written and generously donated by Barbara Thompson, in memory of her grandfather, Prairie Print Maker C.A. Seward. The Allen House Museum and Study Center provided the Allen House photograph and research materials based on Frank Lloyd Wright’s visit to Wichita in 1935 where he sold Japanese prints through the auspices of the Wichita Art Association for the catalog. Howard W. Ellington, Director of Architectural Programs and the Frank Lloyd Wright Study Center, which is now located at WCFTA, coordinated with Barbara Thompson on the exhibition and catalog
National Fiber Directions Exhibition 2015 at Wichita Center for the Arts
03/27/2015 to 05/10/2015Opening Reception: Friday, March 27, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Complimentary Light Hors d’oeuvres and Cash Bar This is a national exhibition showcasing the art of fiber. This year’s exhibition juror is Barbara Shapiro, San Francisco, CA.
Parade of Quilts
03/02/2015 to 03/31/2015Take the short drive to Yoder for their 15th annual Parade of Quilts! Pick up your Parade Route for a complete listing of this self guided tour. Browse among dozens of hand-stitched creations of every pattern, color & size. Each an original work of art & ready to take home to become part of your family heirlooms.
Photographic Wonders: American Daguerreotypes from The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
01/17/2015 to 05/10/2015Wonderful wonder of wonders!!...Here is a revolution in art! This was the American reaction to the invention and introduction of the photographic daguerreotype in 1839. This winter exhibition presents 82 of the best daguerreotypes from the prized collection of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, now more than 6,500 strong. Wichita museum-goers will explore the advent of photography in these charming, imaginative historical photographs. Daguerreotypes reflect magical bits of reality from a bygone era. Well over a century later, they still hold wonder and appeal. The daguerreotype was at once a science and an art, a documentary tool and a charged emblem of emotion and memory. Very early daguerreotypes are enchanting but technically crude: exposures took many minutes and the images are relatively faint. Rapid progress was achieved as practitioners explored the invention’s commercial potential, especially its use in portraiture. In 1840–1842, exposure times were reduced from minutes to seconds, and the tones of the images were greatly improved. The potentials of photography as we know it today were explored in the daguerreotypes of the 1840s and 1850s. The Wichita presentation will be a reduced selection from the landmark show that opened the new wing at the Nelson-Atkins Museum in 2007. Hallmark Cards developed a world-class early photography collection of 6,500 works that the company donated to the museum as the Bloch Building opened. The scholarly reception of the exhibition and accompanying catalogue has been resoundingly positive and noted as "an unparalleled historical collection of American photography." Wichita audiences will be so impressed by these gems, the accessible learning, and the creative gallery presentation. This exhibition has been organized by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri.
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.
Special Exhibit: “Mod Rags from Teensville”
03/06/2015 to 05/31/2015Teenage Style of the 1960’s - The years following World War II gave rise to a new level of affluence for American youth. With unprecedented buying power teenagers began creating their own music, clothing, and culture. Local businesses quickly formed to see that these needs were met. Sedgwick County youth were not lagging behind national trends. As members of the rock and roll band The Illusions claimed in 1967: “the East Coast and the West Coast have nothing on us – we’re the Sub Coast.” This exhibit features men’s and women’s clothing and accessories from Wichita boutiques Cricket Alley, Sgt. Pepper’s Parlor, and Yankee Peddler, and stage clothing worn by Mike Daniel of the local rock and roll band The Three Profits (circa 1965), Ron Starkel of the local rock and roll band The Illusions (circa 1968) and Clif Major of the local rock and roll band The Outcasts (circa 1966). On view at the Main Street Entrance.
Spring Show
03/27/2015 to 04/11/2015Kansas Academy of Oil Painters Paintings by members
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.
Ulrich Underground: Shock Print
01/24/2015 to 04/19/2015The Ulrich Museum of Art, in collaboration with the Wichita State University Printmaking Department, builds on the vibrant printmaking community in Wichita, Kansas, with the national printmaking juried exhibition Shock Print. Presenting prints made by established and emerging artists in the United States, this exhibition surveys contemporary printmaking in both traditional and contemporary print techniques.
Wildlife Rescue Traveling Exhibit
01/24/2015 to 04/26/2015Witness compelling stories of animal rescue and the dedicated people to preserving some of the world's most interesting and exotic species.
Art We Love
03/07/2015 to 07/19/20152015 marks the 80th anniversary of the Wichita Art Museum. To celebrate this milestone, Art We Love is a series of three exhibitions across the year that will feature works of art chosen by a cross-section of people who call Wichita home. In addition to the selection by guest community curators, each presentation of Art We Love will feature one artwork selected by popularity vote online. Benefactor Louise Caldwell Murdock gave a bequest to found the art museum and build its collection - for the Wichita community. This special series continues and honors her vision by inviting community members to come behind-the-scenes and choose a favorite artwork to share with the public. The first Art We Love installment features works of art from WAM's collection chosen by: Sarah Bagby, Watermark Books owner Emily Compton, Goodwill Industries of Kansas president Larry Hatteberg, photojournalist Jayne Milburn, WAM board member emeritus Armando Minjarez, Wichita artist and community activist Randy Regier, Wichita artist Lily Wu, KAKE Channel 10 reporter and Wichita Asian Festival president
Broadway in Wichita Series - Chicago
03/31/2015 to 04/02/2015CHICAGO is a musical tale of "murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery and treachery-all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts." Paint the town red with merry murderesses Roxie Hart, Velma Kelly, their hotshot lawyer, Billy Flynn, and the iconic choreography of Bob Fosse.
Brown Bag Asians in the Media
04/01/2015 to 04/01/2015How are Asians represented in the media? Does the representation consist of stereotypical characters that only serve to perpetuate already trivializing cultural beliefs? The Brown Bag Diversity Discussions are held the first Wednesday of every month. Bring your lunch and an appetite for discussion. Brown Bags allow the WSU community an opportunity to dialogue about specific issues regarding multiculturalism and diversity. For more information contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at (316) 978-3034 or www.wichita.edu/odi.
Chipping the Block, Painting the Silk: The Color Prints of Norma Bassett Hall
02/21/2015 to 07/12/2015Guest-curated by Dr. Joby Patterson, Chipping the Block is the first one-woman exhibition of Norma Bassett Hall's work since her death in 1957. Born in Oregon, artist Norma Bassett Hall studied at the Portland Art Association and the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1922 she married Arthur Hall, who had been a fellow student at the Art Institute, and the couple settled in El Dorado Kansas. It was during these early years in Kansas that Bassett Hall explored the artistic possibilities of woodblock printing. 1930 marked the launch of the Prairie Print Makers, with Bassett Hall as the only female founding member. In her work, Hall employed line, color, and pattern with delicate skill, using up to seven blocks for each print.
Comic Ben Creed
04/01/2015 to 04/04/2015Ben Creed is an old school comedian. His voice is gravelly, his material is hilarious and brutally honest. He is the kind of performer who you want to take out with you because you know that by the end of the night it will have taken on legendary status. Ben was featured on a video called comedy's dirtiest dozen with the likes of Tim Allen and Bill Hicks. He is that good. You may have caught him on either of the premier pay channels - HBO or Showtime. A bona fide club favorite any where. If you haven't already seen Ben then you need to know his angst is your chance at hilarity! His razor edged tongue will take you on a guided tour of life as seen through Ben's eyes: A night in an urban emergency ward, broken romances, nicotine addiction and fear of flying. He makes the world we live in funnier!
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.
Evan Roth//Intellectual Property Donor Exhibition
01/24/2015 to 04/12/2015This nationally touring exhibition highlights Evan Roth’s recent works from 2009 to 2014, including a series of sculptures made from motion tracked graffiti data, an interactive installation that invites visitors to create their own pirate TED talks, and 1,700 smartphone screen-sized ink prints of the gestures required to beat the 300 levels of the popular video game “Angry Birds.”
Five Alchemists: Contemporary Photographers Explore 19th-Century Techniques
02/07/2015 to 05/31/2015As the technical revolution of digital photography explodes, some artists have turned away from the speed and ease of digital imagining. The five artists chosen for this exhibition--David Emitt Adams, Jody Ake, Ethan Turpin, Heidi Kirkpatrick, and Eric Mertens--explore previously abandoned forms of chemical photography. Going back to 19th-century manuals, these artists rediscover and reinterpret the techniques and magic of photography's pioneers for today's world. On view in the Paul Ross Gallery and Scott and Carol Ritchie Gallery.
IN LIVING COLOR: ART ON PAPER FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION
01/24/2015 to 04/12/2015Delve into the colorful world of abstraction! Curated by Dr. Brittany Lockard, Assistant Professor of Art History and Creative Industries, this exhibition features abstract works on paper and highlights hidden gems from modern and contemporary artists. These delicate works, which can be damaged by exposure to light, are infrequently on view.
Japanese Woodblock Print Exhibition from the Permanent Collection of WCFTA
02/07/2015 to 06/07/2015This exhibit features Japanese Prints which were donated to WCFTA by Elsie Allen and several others. It will run concurrently with the Wichita Art Museum’s Prairie Print Makers Exhibition featuring the work of Norma Bassett Hall. A catalog of the WCFTA exhibition will be available for purchase at the Center. This catalog was written and generously donated by Barbara Thompson, in memory of her grandfather, Prairie Print Maker C.A. Seward. The Allen House Museum and Study Center provided the Allen House photograph and research materials based on Frank Lloyd Wright’s visit to Wichita in 1935 where he sold Japanese prints through the auspices of the Wichita Art Association for the catalog. Howard W. Ellington, Director of Architectural Programs and the Frank Lloyd Wright Study Center, which is now located at WCFTA, coordinated with Barbara Thompson on the exhibition and catalog
National Fiber Directions Exhibition 2015 at Wichita Center for the Arts
03/27/2015 to 05/10/2015Opening Reception: Friday, March 27, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Complimentary Light Hors d’oeuvres and Cash Bar This is a national exhibition showcasing the art of fiber. This year’s exhibition juror is Barbara Shapiro, San Francisco, CA.
Photographic Wonders: American Daguerreotypes from The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
01/17/2015 to 05/10/2015Wonderful wonder of wonders!!...Here is a revolution in art! This was the American reaction to the invention and introduction of the photographic daguerreotype in 1839. This winter exhibition presents 82 of the best daguerreotypes from the prized collection of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, now more than 6,500 strong. Wichita museum-goers will explore the advent of photography in these charming, imaginative historical photographs. Daguerreotypes reflect magical bits of reality from a bygone era. Well over a century later, they still hold wonder and appeal. The daguerreotype was at once a science and an art, a documentary tool and a charged emblem of emotion and memory. Very early daguerreotypes are enchanting but technically crude: exposures took many minutes and the images are relatively faint. Rapid progress was achieved as practitioners explored the invention’s commercial potential, especially its use in portraiture. In 1840–1842, exposure times were reduced from minutes to seconds, and the tones of the images were greatly improved. The potentials of photography as we know it today were explored in the daguerreotypes of the 1840s and 1850s. The Wichita presentation will be a reduced selection from the landmark show that opened the new wing at the Nelson-Atkins Museum in 2007. Hallmark Cards developed a world-class early photography collection of 6,500 works that the company donated to the museum as the Bloch Building opened. The scholarly reception of the exhibition and accompanying catalogue has been resoundingly positive and noted as "an unparalleled historical collection of American photography." Wichita audiences will be so impressed by these gems, the accessible learning, and the creative gallery presentation. This exhibition has been organized by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri.
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.
Senior Wednesday: David Emitt Adams
04/01/2015 to 04/01/2015Adams engages historical media for a fascinating dialogue about photography's past and present. Adams will discuss his ongoing series, Conversations with History, where he employs an historic photographic method to make photographs directly onto found objects from the Sonoran Desert. Adams is included in the current WAM exhibition Five Alchemists: Contemporary Photographers Explore 19th-Century Techniques. Doors open at 10 am; $2 admission. Senior Wednesday is designed to promote arts awareness and continuing education needs of active adults 55+.
Special Exhibit: “Mod Rags from Teensville”
03/06/2015 to 05/31/2015Teenage Style of the 1960’s - The years following World War II gave rise to a new level of affluence for American youth. With unprecedented buying power teenagers began creating their own music, clothing, and culture. Local businesses quickly formed to see that these needs were met. Sedgwick County youth were not lagging behind national trends. As members of the rock and roll band The Illusions claimed in 1967: “the East Coast and the West Coast have nothing on us – we’re the Sub Coast.” This exhibit features men’s and women’s clothing and accessories from Wichita boutiques Cricket Alley, Sgt. Pepper’s Parlor, and Yankee Peddler, and stage clothing worn by Mike Daniel of the local rock and roll band The Three Profits (circa 1965), Ron Starkel of the local rock and roll band The Illusions (circa 1968) and Clif Major of the local rock and roll band The Outcasts (circa 1966). On view at the Main Street Entrance.
Spring Show
03/27/2015 to 04/11/2015Kansas Academy of Oil Painters Paintings by members
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.
The Amusing Race: Scavenger Hunt
04/01/2015 to 04/01/2015Brute strength and brainpower are an even match in the Wichita State campus-wide scavenger hunt, The Amusing Race. The artfully challenging competition sends teams of four on a race around the Wichita State campus to solve riddles, complete challenges, and compete for prizes. To get the next clue and continue the race, teams must complete a series of creative challenges at each stop along the way. Prizes from participating sponsors will be awarded for first, second, and third places, best team name, best team costume and more. A pizza dinner for participants will follow the race at 5:30 p.m. For more information about the Amusing Race, visit kmuw.org/amusing-race. The Amusing Race is hosted by the Ulrich Museum of art and KMUW Wichita Public Radio’s college student membership, Stubblefield Society.
Ulrich Underground: Shock Print
01/24/2015 to 04/19/2015The Ulrich Museum of Art, in collaboration with the Wichita State University Printmaking Department, builds on the vibrant printmaking community in Wichita, Kansas, with the national printmaking juried exhibition Shock Print. Presenting prints made by established and emerging artists in the United States, this exhibition surveys contemporary printmaking in both traditional and contemporary print techniques.
Wichita Thunder Hockey
04/01/2015 to 04/01/2015Wichita Thunder vs Allen
Wildlife Rescue Traveling Exhibit
01/24/2015 to 04/26/2015Witness compelling stories of animal rescue and the dedicated people to preserving some of the world's most interesting and exotic species.
WRITING NOW, READING NOW: David Wojahn
04/01/2015 to 04/01/2015David Wojahn is the author of eight volumes of poetry, including World Tree; Interrogation Palace, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry; and Icehouse Lights. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, and was the Amy Lowell Traveling Poetry Scholar in 1987-1988.
Art Start Groups: Prints and Poems
04/02/2015 to 04/09/2015Veggies are good for you to eat, but they're also great for making prints. We will look at an artist who created prints of the Kansas landscape, hear some poetry about the Prairie, and make fantastic prints of our own. Come learn a new technique with us! A multi-faceted curriculum, Art Start engages preschoolers ages 3 to 5 in explorations of works of art in the galleries and artmaking activities that emphasize the State of Kansas early learning standards. Art Start family sessions are offered Tuesdays at 10 am and 1:30 pm. Group sessions are Thursdays and Fridays at 10 am and 1:30 pm. Sessions are free for WAM members and children ages 3-5 with their parent/guardian; $3 admission is charged for children ages 6 and older. Children under 3 should be in a stroller or front pack. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED, and cancellations must be made a day in advance. Email education@wichitaartmuseum.org to reserve your spot.
Art We Love
03/07/2015 to 07/19/20152015 marks the 80th anniversary of the Wichita Art Museum. To celebrate this milestone, Art We Love is a series of three exhibitions across the year that will feature works of art chosen by a cross-section of people who call Wichita home. In addition to the selection by guest community curators, each presentation of Art We Love will feature one artwork selected by popularity vote online. Benefactor Louise Caldwell Murdock gave a bequest to found the art museum and build its collection - for the Wichita community. This special series continues and honors her vision by inviting community members to come behind-the-scenes and choose a favorite artwork to share with the public. The first Art We Love installment features works of art from WAM's collection chosen by: Sarah Bagby, Watermark Books owner Emily Compton, Goodwill Industries of Kansas president Larry Hatteberg, photojournalist Jayne Milburn, WAM board member emeritus Armando Minjarez, Wichita artist and community activist Randy Regier, Wichita artist Lily Wu, KAKE Channel 10 reporter and Wichita Asian Festival president
Bike Beautiful
04/02/2015 to 04/02/2015Bike Beautiful is a Fashion Show designed to highlight the latest bike apparel and gear for all shapes and sizes. It will educate its audience on how to arrive to any destination absolutely gorgeous in the newest bike-friendly fashion trends. We are excited to offer an evening where women can come together, share tips, learn ways to incorporate riding into their daily lives, learn about the latest bike-friendly apparel, and look fabulous while they do it!” General admission is FREE. VIP Seating is $10. Donations are welcomed. Bike Beautiful is hosted by Katie Hatfield of Channel 12 News. Light refreshments and beverages will be served. Everyone in attendance will receive a free Swag Bag full of Biking goodies and promotional items.
Broadway in Wichita Series - Chicago
03/31/2015 to 04/02/2015CHICAGO is a musical tale of "murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery and treachery-all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts." Paint the town red with merry murderesses Roxie Hart, Velma Kelly, their hotshot lawyer, Billy Flynn, and the iconic choreography of Bob Fosse.
Chipping the Block, Painting the Silk: The Color Prints of Norma Bassett Hall
02/21/2015 to 07/12/2015Guest-curated by Dr. Joby Patterson, Chipping the Block is the first one-woman exhibition of Norma Bassett Hall's work since her death in 1957. Born in Oregon, artist Norma Bassett Hall studied at the Portland Art Association and the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1922 she married Arthur Hall, who had been a fellow student at the Art Institute, and the couple settled in El Dorado Kansas. It was during these early years in Kansas that Bassett Hall explored the artistic possibilities of woodblock printing. 1930 marked the launch of the Prairie Print Makers, with Bassett Hall as the only female founding member. In her work, Hall employed line, color, and pattern with delicate skill, using up to seven blocks for each print.
Comic Ben Creed
04/01/2015 to 04/04/2015Ben Creed is an old school comedian. His voice is gravelly, his material is hilarious and brutally honest. He is the kind of performer who you want to take out with you because you know that by the end of the night it will have taken on legendary status. Ben was featured on a video called comedy's dirtiest dozen with the likes of Tim Allen and Bill Hicks. He is that good. You may have caught him on either of the premier pay channels - HBO or Showtime. A bona fide club favorite any where. If you haven't already seen Ben then you need to know his angst is your chance at hilarity! His razor edged tongue will take you on a guided tour of life as seen through Ben's eyes: A night in an urban emergency ward, broken romances, nicotine addiction and fear of flying. He makes the world we live in funnier!
Evan Roth//Intellectual Property Donor Exhibition
01/24/2015 to 04/12/2015This nationally touring exhibition highlights Evan Roth’s recent works from 2009 to 2014, including a series of sculptures made from motion tracked graffiti data, an interactive installation that invites visitors to create their own pirate TED talks, and 1,700 smartphone screen-sized ink prints of the gestures required to beat the 300 levels of the popular video game “Angry Birds.”
Five Alchemists: Contemporary Photographers Explore 19th-Century Techniques
02/07/2015 to 05/31/2015As the technical revolution of digital photography explodes, some artists have turned away from the speed and ease of digital imagining. The five artists chosen for this exhibition--David Emitt Adams, Jody Ake, Ethan Turpin, Heidi Kirkpatrick, and Eric Mertens--explore previously abandoned forms of chemical photography. Going back to 19th-century manuals, these artists rediscover and reinterpret the techniques and magic of photography's pioneers for today's world. On view in the Paul Ross Gallery and Scott and Carol Ritchie Gallery.
IN LIVING COLOR: ART ON PAPER FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION
01/24/2015 to 04/12/2015Delve into the colorful world of abstraction! Curated by Dr. Brittany Lockard, Assistant Professor of Art History and Creative Industries, this exhibition features abstract works on paper and highlights hidden gems from modern and contemporary artists. These delicate works, which can be damaged by exposure to light, are infrequently on view.
Japanese Woodblock Print Exhibition from the Permanent Collection of WCFTA
02/07/2015 to 06/07/2015This exhibit features Japanese Prints which were donated to WCFTA by Elsie Allen and several others. It will run concurrently with the Wichita Art Museum’s Prairie Print Makers Exhibition featuring the work of Norma Bassett Hall. A catalog of the WCFTA exhibition will be available for purchase at the Center. This catalog was written and generously donated by Barbara Thompson, in memory of her grandfather, Prairie Print Maker C.A. Seward. The Allen House Museum and Study Center provided the Allen House photograph and research materials based on Frank Lloyd Wright’s visit to Wichita in 1935 where he sold Japanese prints through the auspices of the Wichita Art Association for the catalog. Howard W. Ellington, Director of Architectural Programs and the Frank Lloyd Wright Study Center, which is now located at WCFTA, coordinated with Barbara Thompson on the exhibition and catalog
National Fiber Directions Exhibition 2015 at Wichita Center for the Arts
03/27/2015 to 05/10/2015Opening Reception: Friday, March 27, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Complimentary Light Hors d’oeuvres and Cash Bar This is a national exhibition showcasing the art of fiber. This year’s exhibition juror is Barbara Shapiro, San Francisco, CA.
Photographic Wonders: American Daguerreotypes from The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
01/17/2015 to 05/10/2015Wonderful wonder of wonders!!...Here is a revolution in art! This was the American reaction to the invention and introduction of the photographic daguerreotype in 1839. This winter exhibition presents 82 of the best daguerreotypes from the prized collection of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, now more than 6,500 strong. Wichita museum-goers will explore the advent of photography in these charming, imaginative historical photographs. Daguerreotypes reflect magical bits of reality from a bygone era. Well over a century later, they still hold wonder and appeal. The daguerreotype was at once a science and an art, a documentary tool and a charged emblem of emotion and memory. Very early daguerreotypes are enchanting but technically crude: exposures took many minutes and the images are relatively faint. Rapid progress was achieved as practitioners explored the invention’s commercial potential, especially its use in portraiture. In 1840–1842, exposure times were reduced from minutes to seconds, and the tones of the images were greatly improved. The potentials of photography as we know it today were explored in the daguerreotypes of the 1840s and 1850s. The Wichita presentation will be a reduced selection from the landmark show that opened the new wing at the Nelson-Atkins Museum in 2007. Hallmark Cards developed a world-class early photography collection of 6,500 works that the company donated to the museum as the Bloch Building opened. The scholarly reception of the exhibition and accompanying catalogue has been resoundingly positive and noted as "an unparalleled historical collection of American photography." Wichita audiences will be so impressed by these gems, the accessible learning, and the creative gallery presentation. This exhibition has been organized by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri.
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.
Special Exhibit: “Mod Rags from Teensville”
03/06/2015 to 05/31/2015Teenage Style of the 1960’s - The years following World War II gave rise to a new level of affluence for American youth. With unprecedented buying power teenagers began creating their own music, clothing, and culture. Local businesses quickly formed to see that these needs were met. Sedgwick County youth were not lagging behind national trends. As members of the rock and roll band The Illusions claimed in 1967: “the East Coast and the West Coast have nothing on us – we’re the Sub Coast.” This exhibit features men’s and women’s clothing and accessories from Wichita boutiques Cricket Alley, Sgt. Pepper’s Parlor, and Yankee Peddler, and stage clothing worn by Mike Daniel of the local rock and roll band The Three Profits (circa 1965), Ron Starkel of the local rock and roll band The Illusions (circa 1968) and Clif Major of the local rock and roll band The Outcasts (circa 1966). On view at the Main Street Entrance.
Spring Show
03/27/2015 to 04/11/2015Kansas Academy of Oil Painters Paintings by members
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.
Thirsty Thursday
04/02/2015 to 04/02/2015Join us as we discuss and learn about Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month. Enjoy refreshments and snacks in your home away from home. For more information contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at (316) 978-3034 or www.wichita.edu/odi.
Ulrich Underground: Shock Print
01/24/2015 to 04/19/2015The Ulrich Museum of Art, in collaboration with the Wichita State University Printmaking Department, builds on the vibrant printmaking community in Wichita, Kansas, with the national printmaking juried exhibition Shock Print. Presenting prints made by established and emerging artists in the United States, this exhibition surveys contemporary printmaking in both traditional and contemporary print techniques.
Wildlife Rescue Traveling Exhibit
01/24/2015 to 04/26/2015Witness compelling stories of animal rescue and the dedicated people to preserving some of the world's most interesting and exotic species.
Art Start Groups: Prints and Poems
04/02/2015 to 04/09/2015Veggies are good for you to eat, but they're also great for making prints. We will look at an artist who created prints of the Kansas landscape, hear some poetry about the Prairie, and make fantastic prints of our own. Come learn a new technique with us! A multi-faceted curriculum, Art Start engages preschoolers ages 3 to 5 in explorations of works of art in the galleries and artmaking activities that emphasize the State of Kansas early learning standards. Art Start family sessions are offered Tuesdays at 10 am and 1:30 pm. Group sessions are Thursdays and Fridays at 10 am and 1:30 pm. Sessions are free for WAM members and children ages 3-5 with their parent/guardian; $3 admission is charged for children ages 6 and older. Children under 3 should be in a stroller or front pack. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED, and cancellations must be made a day in advance. Email education@wichitaartmuseum.org to reserve your spot.
Art We Love
03/07/2015 to 07/19/20152015 marks the 80th anniversary of the Wichita Art Museum. To celebrate this milestone, Art We Love is a series of three exhibitions across the year that will feature works of art chosen by a cross-section of people who call Wichita home. In addition to the selection by guest community curators, each presentation of Art We Love will feature one artwork selected by popularity vote online. Benefactor Louise Caldwell Murdock gave a bequest to found the art museum and build its collection - for the Wichita community. This special series continues and honors her vision by inviting community members to come behind-the-scenes and choose a favorite artwork to share with the public. The first Art We Love installment features works of art from WAM's collection chosen by: Sarah Bagby, Watermark Books owner Emily Compton, Goodwill Industries of Kansas president Larry Hatteberg, photojournalist Jayne Milburn, WAM board member emeritus Armando Minjarez, Wichita artist and community activist Randy Regier, Wichita artist Lily Wu, KAKE Channel 10 reporter and Wichita Asian Festival president
Belinda Gail Gospel Concert at the Prairie Rose
04/03/2015 to 04/03/2015Seven-time winner of the Western Music Association's Female Vocalist of the Year Award, Belinda Gail will perform an evening of Gospel Music as part of the Prairie Rose Chuckwagon's "Front Porch" Gospel Series. The concert will take place in the comfortable Bar-20 Theatre at the Prairie Rose.
Chipping the Block, Painting the Silk: The Color Prints of Norma Bassett Hall
02/21/2015 to 07/12/2015Guest-curated by Dr. Joby Patterson, Chipping the Block is the first one-woman exhibition of Norma Bassett Hall's work since her death in 1957. Born in Oregon, artist Norma Bassett Hall studied at the Portland Art Association and the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1922 she married Arthur Hall, who had been a fellow student at the Art Institute, and the couple settled in El Dorado Kansas. It was during these early years in Kansas that Bassett Hall explored the artistic possibilities of woodblock printing. 1930 marked the launch of the Prairie Print Makers, with Bassett Hall as the only female founding member. In her work, Hall employed line, color, and pattern with delicate skill, using up to seven blocks for each print.
Comic Ben Creed
04/01/2015 to 04/04/2015Ben Creed is an old school comedian. His voice is gravelly, his material is hilarious and brutally honest. He is the kind of performer who you want to take out with you because you know that by the end of the night it will have taken on legendary status. Ben was featured on a video called comedy's dirtiest dozen with the likes of Tim Allen and Bill Hicks. He is that good. You may have caught him on either of the premier pay channels - HBO or Showtime. A bona fide club favorite any where. If you haven't already seen Ben then you need to know his angst is your chance at hilarity! His razor edged tongue will take you on a guided tour of life as seen through Ben's eyes: A night in an urban emergency ward, broken romances, nicotine addiction and fear of flying. He makes the world we live in funnier!
Evan Roth//Intellectual Property Donor Exhibition
01/24/2015 to 04/12/2015This nationally touring exhibition highlights Evan Roth’s recent works from 2009 to 2014, including a series of sculptures made from motion tracked graffiti data, an interactive installation that invites visitors to create their own pirate TED talks, and 1,700 smartphone screen-sized ink prints of the gestures required to beat the 300 levels of the popular video game “Angry Birds.”
FASHION RUNWAY
08/01/2014 Meet each Friday for 5 drawing lessons designed for the aspiring fashionista. Step into the shoes of a magazine editor as you design and draw the eye-catching fashion magazine cover. And let us not forget the purses! Design the perfect purse to go along with the outfit of your dreams. And, finally, draw your model stepping out onto the runway in your fashion originals. If you love to design clothes and are hip to the latest fashions, this is the drawing workshop that is the perfect fit.
Five Alchemists: Contemporary Photographers Explore 19th-Century Techniques
02/07/2015 to 05/31/2015As the technical revolution of digital photography explodes, some artists have turned away from the speed and ease of digital imagining. The five artists chosen for this exhibition--David Emitt Adams, Jody Ake, Ethan Turpin, Heidi Kirkpatrick, and Eric Mertens--explore previously abandoned forms of chemical photography. Going back to 19th-century manuals, these artists rediscover and reinterpret the techniques and magic of photography's pioneers for today's world. On view in the Paul Ross Gallery and Scott and Carol Ritchie Gallery.
Gender and Sexuality Conference
04/03/2015 to 04/03/2015The Offices of Human Resources and Diversity and Inclusion invite you to Transgender training. This training will cover de-mystifying the transitioning process, challenges posed here at WSU, myths, misconceptions, and language. The goal is to clarify the understanding of issues related to gender minority/transgender people. Sign up for this training at wichita.edu/transgender. For more information contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at (316) 978-3034.
IN LIVING COLOR: ART ON PAPER FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION
01/24/2015 to 04/12/2015Delve into the colorful world of abstraction! Curated by Dr. Brittany Lockard, Assistant Professor of Art History and Creative Industries, this exhibition features abstract works on paper and highlights hidden gems from modern and contemporary artists. These delicate works, which can be damaged by exposure to light, are infrequently on view.
Japanese Woodblock Print Exhibition from the Permanent Collection of WCFTA
02/07/2015 to 06/07/2015This exhibit features Japanese Prints which were donated to WCFTA by Elsie Allen and several others. It will run concurrently with the Wichita Art Museum’s Prairie Print Makers Exhibition featuring the work of Norma Bassett Hall. A catalog of the WCFTA exhibition will be available for purchase at the Center. This catalog was written and generously donated by Barbara Thompson, in memory of her grandfather, Prairie Print Maker C.A. Seward. The Allen House Museum and Study Center provided the Allen House photograph and research materials based on Frank Lloyd Wright’s visit to Wichita in 1935 where he sold Japanese prints through the auspices of the Wichita Art Association for the catalog. Howard W. Ellington, Director of Architectural Programs and the Frank Lloyd Wright Study Center, which is now located at WCFTA, coordinated with Barbara Thompson on the exhibition and catalog
Lake Afton Public Observatory Presents: Big, Bigger, Biggest!
04/03/2015 to 04/04/2015It should come as no surprise that Earth is rather small when compared to other objects in the universe. During this program you will see Jupiter, a giant star, a cluster of stars, and a galaxy - objects much larger than Earth and in some cases even larger than the sun and solar system!
Lake Afton Public Observatory Presents: Planetary Weather
04/03/2015 to 04/04/2015If you think we get some extreme weather here on Earth, you haven't seen anything yet. Wait until you learn what the weather is like on some of the other planets in our solar system while observing the Moon, Venus, and Jupiter or Saturn (beginning May 22) through our big telescope.
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.

National Fiber Directions Exhibition 2015 at Wichita Center for the Arts
03/27/2015 to 05/10/2015Opening Reception: Friday, March 27, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Complimentary Light Hors d’oeuvres and Cash Bar This is a national exhibition showcasing the art of fiber. This year’s exhibition juror is Barbara Shapiro, San Francisco, CA.
Photographic Wonders: American Daguerreotypes from The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
01/17/2015 to 05/10/2015Wonderful wonder of wonders!!...Here is a revolution in art! This was the American reaction to the invention and introduction of the photographic daguerreotype in 1839. This winter exhibition presents 82 of the best daguerreotypes from the prized collection of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, now more than 6,500 strong. Wichita museum-goers will explore the advent of photography in these charming, imaginative historical photographs. Daguerreotypes reflect magical bits of reality from a bygone era. Well over a century later, they still hold wonder and appeal. The daguerreotype was at once a science and an art, a documentary tool and a charged emblem of emotion and memory. Very early daguerreotypes are enchanting but technically crude: exposures took many minutes and the images are relatively faint. Rapid progress was achieved as practitioners explored the invention’s commercial potential, especially its use in portraiture. In 1840–1842, exposure times were reduced from minutes to seconds, and the tones of the images were greatly improved. The potentials of photography as we know it today were explored in the daguerreotypes of the 1840s and 1850s. The Wichita presentation will be a reduced selection from the landmark show that opened the new wing at the Nelson-Atkins Museum in 2007. Hallmark Cards developed a world-class early photography collection of 6,500 works that the company donated to the museum as the Bloch Building opened. The scholarly reception of the exhibition and accompanying catalogue has been resoundingly positive and noted as "an unparalleled historical collection of American photography." Wichita audiences will be so impressed by these gems, the accessible learning, and the creative gallery presentation. This exhibition has been organized by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri.
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
Special Exhibit: “Mod Rags from Teensville”
03/06/2015 to 05/31/2015Teenage Style of the 1960’s - The years following World War II gave rise to a new level of affluence for American youth. With unprecedented buying power teenagers began creating their own music, clothing, and culture. Local businesses quickly formed to see that these needs were met. Sedgwick County youth were not lagging behind national trends. As members of the rock and roll band The Illusions claimed in 1967: “the East Coast and the West Coast have nothing on us – we’re the Sub Coast.” This exhibit features men’s and women’s clothing and accessories from Wichita boutiques Cricket Alley, Sgt. Pepper’s Parlor, and Yankee Peddler, and stage clothing worn by Mike Daniel of the local rock and roll band The Three Profits (circa 1965), Ron Starkel of the local rock and roll band The Illusions (circa 1968) and Clif Major of the local rock and roll band The Outcasts (circa 1966). On view at the Main Street Entrance.
Spring Show
03/27/2015 to 04/11/2015Kansas Academy of Oil Painters Paintings by members
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.
Ulrich Underground: Shock Print
01/24/2015 to 04/19/2015The Ulrich Museum of Art, in collaboration with the Wichita State University Printmaking Department, builds on the vibrant printmaking community in Wichita, Kansas, with the national printmaking juried exhibition Shock Print. Presenting prints made by established and emerging artists in the United States, this exhibition surveys contemporary printmaking in both traditional and contemporary print techniques.
Wichita Force vs. Omaha Beef
04/03/2015 to 04/03/2015Kick off a great sports weekend with some hard hitting professional indoor football. The Wichita Force host the Omaha Beef in the second of three meetings between the teams this season.
Wildlife Rescue Traveling Exhibit
01/24/2015 to 04/26/2015Witness compelling stories of animal rescue and the dedicated people to preserving some of the world's most interesting and exotic species.
Works by Josh Tripoli
03/27/2015 to 04/18/2015Featuring works by Josh Tripoli. Also featuring new works by James Leonard, Mary Bechtol, Dale Martin. Other artists will include: Sean Christopher Ward, Lindy Wiese, Mark Yearwood, Anita Lewis, Ernest Vincent Wood III, Carol Carter, Matthew Hilyard, Stephanie Ward and Brett Freund.
Alefs Harley-Davidson Tips with the Techs Seminar
03/21/2015 to 04/11/2015Tips with the Techs Seminars! Our certified technicians will be on hand to discuss different topics each Saturday. Our seminars will provide information from bike maintenance to customization, and everything in between! Enjoy cold beverages and snacks! Check out our website for more information regarding the next Tips with Techs Seminar. See you there!
All Star Sports Egg Hunt- To Benefit Charities
04/04/2015 to 04/04/2015Easter Egg Hunt Information: Time: 9a.m. and 11:00a.m. Info: Kids will be divided into 3 age groups. Arrive early to each hunt for registration. All participants must bring their own Easter basket, and space is limited. There will be an opportunity for pictures with the Easter Bunny, and each person gets a goody bag filled with offers from local businesses. Raffle prizes after each hunt. Cost: A $3.00 Per Child Donation will benefit the Joyful Life Library. Egg Hunt Specials for everyone, including Egg Hunters! The park will also be offering a Stay & Play on the day of their Egg Hunts. All Star Sports (West) is offering unlimited go-karts, climbing wall, bumper boats, laser tag and mini golf. Price is $10 for children 12 under 56” and $15 for guests 56” and over. Golf courses will be available after the egg hunts. Find more information about the Egg Hunts, visit www.alstarwichita.com .
Ark Church Easter Egg Hunt
04/04/2015 to 04/04/2015This event is a super fun event with all activities indoors! Don't worry about fighting the weather - come have fun inside with us! There will be 5 age-related hunts with thousands of candy-filled eggs! There are 6 Super Prizes in each hunt that your child can win! BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches, concessions, games, and lots of prizes! This event is fun for the whole family!
Art of Fire: Glass Art from the WAM Collection
04/04/2015 to 03/05/2016Re-imagined anew and opening in April, the museum presents a compelling arrangement of the distinguished and growing glass art collection. for the new display, the museum consulted with Seattle-based independent curator and craft scholar Vicki Halper. Notably, Halper curated WAM's popular 2014 summer exhibition, Australian Glass Art, American Links for the Museum of Glass. Revealing WAM's rich holdings, the variety, quality, and artistry of Steuben glass will be presented. In fascinating ways, the exquisite work of the Steuben Glass Works, the world-class glass manufacturer (1903-2011), continues to beguile and inspire artists. The new installation will acknowledge and examine how contemporary glass artists explore the continuing allure and legacy of Steuben. Magnificent work by such living artists as Dante Marioni and Kiki Smith will be on view. The new collection display also features a new commission - an elaborate, Steuben-inspired candelabrum - by glass artist Andy Paiko. This special work will be effervescent! It incorporates an abundantly enthusiastic array of forms and techniques first developed by Steuben. Paiko's tapering candle holders that hang gracefully from the central form, each demonstrate the Steuben "air-twist" technique, perfected by designer George Thompson. The cinched, bell-shaped forms of the upper part of the large-scale candle holder are typical of Thompson's designs. WAM's collection includes original sketches by Thompson during his time working for Steuben, making Paiko's re-imagining of Thompson's forms particularly relevant to the collection. If you haven't spent time in the museum's glass art galleries recently, you should visit soon and prepare to be impressed by the beauty and history of this special artform!
Art We Love
03/07/2015 to 07/19/20152015 marks the 80th anniversary of the Wichita Art Museum. To celebrate this milestone, Art We Love is a series of three exhibitions across the year that will feature works of art chosen by a cross-section of people who call Wichita home. In addition to the selection by guest community curators, each presentation of Art We Love will feature one artwork selected by popularity vote online. Benefactor Louise Caldwell Murdock gave a bequest to found the art museum and build its collection - for the Wichita community. This special series continues and honors her vision by inviting community members to come behind-the-scenes and choose a favorite artwork to share with the public. The first Art We Love installment features works of art from WAM's collection chosen by: Sarah Bagby, Watermark Books owner Emily Compton, Goodwill Industries of Kansas president Larry Hatteberg, photojournalist Jayne Milburn, WAM board member emeritus Armando Minjarez, Wichita artist and community activist Randy Regier, Wichita artist Lily Wu, KAKE Channel 10 reporter and Wichita Asian Festival president
Chipping the Block, Painting the Silk: The Color Prints of Norma Bassett Hall
02/21/2015 to 07/12/2015Guest-curated by Dr. Joby Patterson, Chipping the Block is the first one-woman exhibition of Norma Bassett Hall's work since her death in 1957. Born in Oregon, artist Norma Bassett Hall studied at the Portland Art Association and the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1922 she married Arthur Hall, who had been a fellow student at the Art Institute, and the couple settled in El Dorado Kansas. It was during these early years in Kansas that Bassett Hall explored the artistic possibilities of woodblock printing. 1930 marked the launch of the Prairie Print Makers, with Bassett Hall as the only female founding member. In her work, Hall employed line, color, and pattern with delicate skill, using up to seven blocks for each print.
Comic Ben Creed
04/01/2015 to 04/04/2015Ben Creed is an old school comedian. His voice is gravelly, his material is hilarious and brutally honest. He is the kind of performer who you want to take out with you because you know that by the end of the night it will have taken on legendary status. Ben was featured on a video called comedy's dirtiest dozen with the likes of Tim Allen and Bill Hicks. He is that good. You may have caught him on either of the premier pay channels - HBO or Showtime. A bona fide club favorite any where. If you haven't already seen Ben then you need to know his angst is your chance at hilarity! His razor edged tongue will take you on a guided tour of life as seen through Ben's eyes: A night in an urban emergency ward, broken romances, nicotine addiction and fear of flying. He makes the world we live in funnier!
Easter Eggstravaganza
04/04/2015 to 04/04/2015Come one, come all and enjoy Easter activities throughout the day! Meet the Easter bunny, participate in egg guessing games and much more! Kids are encouraged to bring their Easter baskets to collect goodies located throughout the Zoo. There are no traditional Easter egg hunts at Easter Eggstravaganza. We have hidden giant Easter eggs around the Zoo. As you visit the Zoo be sure to count how many of the giant eggs you see. Turn the number in at the tent outside the gift shop and receive a prize! A special activity for children with special needs will be held at 1:00 p.m. and an activity for visually impaired children will be held at 2:00 p.m. Call 266-8367 or email ask@scz.org to register for these special activities. Regular Zoo admission applies; members get in free with membership card and photo ID.
Easter Sun Run
04/04/2015 to 04/04/2015The Easter Sun Run, one of the Midwest’s top road races, is Saturday, April 4, at Wichita’s Sedgwick County Park. Runners will compete for $3,000 in prize money in a 10K and two-mile race. The Sun Run has something for runners of all levels. The Jeff Wenzel Memorial Walk is a relaxed and fun way to participate in the Sun Run and raise money for a great cause. The race is Saturday, April 4 at Sedgwick County Park. All proceeds from the race to go Youth Horizons, a Wichita organization committed to breaking the cycle of fatherlessness. Youth Horizons empowers families to be productive members of the community through its mentoring program and residential program for boys. Enjoy the race, live music, a barbeque lunch and make a difference in the lives of young people. Register at www.eastersunrun.com
Evan Roth//Intellectual Property Donor Exhibition
01/24/2015 to 04/12/2015This nationally touring exhibition highlights Evan Roth’s recent works from 2009 to 2014, including a series of sculptures made from motion tracked graffiti data, an interactive installation that invites visitors to create their own pirate TED talks, and 1,700 smartphone screen-sized ink prints of the gestures required to beat the 300 levels of the popular video game “Angry Birds.”
Five Alchemists: Contemporary Photographers Explore 19th-Century Techniques
02/07/2015 to 05/31/2015As the technical revolution of digital photography explodes, some artists have turned away from the speed and ease of digital imagining. The five artists chosen for this exhibition--David Emitt Adams, Jody Ake, Ethan Turpin, Heidi Kirkpatrick, and Eric Mertens--explore previously abandoned forms of chemical photography. Going back to 19th-century manuals, these artists rediscover and reinterpret the techniques and magic of photography's pioneers for today's world. On view in the Paul Ross Gallery and Scott and Carol Ritchie Gallery.
GRATEFUL DEAD EXPERIENCE : THE SCHWAG with DOORS TRIBUTE : MOONLIGHT DRIVE
04/04/2015 to 04/04/2015Tickets will only be available at the door the night of the performance. Must be 18 yeas of age to enter. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Moonlight Drive will start about 8:00 p.m.

The Schwag will start around 9:30 p.m.

*This show will feature a large light show and production.

THE SCHWAG BIO :
The Schwag is a band of musicians dedicated to carrying on the vibe and music of the legendary Grateful Dead. Founded in 1991 The Schwag has performed over 3000 concerts all over the United States in their career so far. This group averages 150 shows a year and has a working songlist of over 200 songs from the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band catalog. For four years band leader Jimmy Tebeau also toured the country as the bass player for JGB (Jerry Garcia Band). The Schwag has opened for many noteable acts including String Cheese Incident, Marshall Tucker Band, Leftover Salmon, Sammy Hagar, Little Feat, and Railroad Earth. For many years The Schwag hosted its own Schwagstock music festivals drawing crowds of an average of 5000 people per event several times per summer. The band owned the venue Camp Zoe in Missouri where the festivals were hosted. Some of the bands opening for The Schwag at these festivals were George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Keller Williams, Big Brother & the Holding Company, and New Riders of the Purple Sage. Some of the guest musicians to play with The Schwag over the years include Chuck Berry, Bill Nershi from String Cheese Incident, Drew Emmitt and Vince Herman from Leftover Salmon, Butch Trucks from The Allman Brothers Band, Fred Tacket from Little Feat, Mike Gordon from Phish, and Vince Welnick from The Grateful Dead. Honorary band members for full Schwag shows include Merl Saunders, Melvin Seals, Johnnie Johnson, Jason & Travis & Kang from String Cheese Incident, and Devon Allman (Gregg's son.) From May of 2013 to May of 2014, The Schwag was primarily on hiatus, as lead singer Jimmy Tebeau served time in federal prison in Yankton, South Dakota for a music/drug related crime. The Schwag band is now stronger than ever on a perpetual tour performing a different show every night of high energy organic interpretations of the Grateful Dead.

IN LIVING COLOR: ART ON PAPER FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION
01/24/2015 to 04/12/2015Delve into the colorful world of abstraction! Curated by Dr. Brittany Lockard, Assistant Professor of Art History and Creative Industries, this exhibition features abstract works on paper and highlights hidden gems from modern and contemporary artists. These delicate works, which can be damaged by exposure to light, are infrequently on view.
Japanese Woodblock Print Exhibition from the Permanent Collection of WCFTA
02/07/2015 to 06/07/2015This exhibit features Japanese Prints which were donated to WCFTA by Elsie Allen and several others. It will run concurrently with the Wichita Art Museum’s Prairie Print Makers Exhibition featuring the work of Norma Bassett Hall. A catalog of the WCFTA exhibition will be available for purchase at the Center. This catalog was written and generously donated by Barbara Thompson, in memory of her grandfather, Prairie Print Maker C.A. Seward. The Allen House Museum and Study Center provided the Allen House photograph and research materials based on Frank Lloyd Wright’s visit to Wichita in 1935 where he sold Japanese prints through the auspices of the Wichita Art Association for the catalog. Howard W. Ellington, Director of Architectural Programs and the Frank Lloyd Wright Study Center, which is now located at WCFTA, coordinated with Barbara Thompson on the exhibition and catalog
JB and the Moonshine Band at The Cotillion
04/04/2015 to 04/04/2015Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1wUOVwU TICKETS ONLY $10 THRU 1-16-15 JB AND THE MOONSHINE BAND SAT, APRIL 4, 2015 DOORS: 7PM Early Bird $10 - Advance $15 - Day of Show $18 ON SALE FRI 1/09 10AM THIS EVENT IS ALL AGES All seating is general admission. Table reservations available at The Cotillion or by calling 316-722-4201. Nancy's Amazing Sandwiches will be here serving her Famous #8 and more! Text COUNTRY to 49798 for concert updates and chances at FREE tickets! JB and the Moonshine Band are a group of four young East Texans whose love for music brought them together in a somewhat unorthodox way. In early 2009, front man JB Patterson gave up a successful advertising career to pursue his dream of being a songwriter. After realizing how difficult it is for a songwriter to break into the music scene, he realized what he had to do—start a band and sing the songs himself! JB listed an open casting call for musicians in his community. Turnout for the audition was small; only three people showed up, but three was enough. The group had an impromptu jam session and as JB describes it, “It was obvious. Halfway through the first song, I knew they were the Moonshine Band”. After a successful first show at local honky-tonk, JB and the boys were willing to do whatever it took to get their songs out there. “Our motto was if anybody offered us a gig, we would play it. We were going to play every show we could whether they offered us a thousand dollars or a hundred… or sometimes nothing at all”. With a jerry-rigged PA system and a rented U-Haul van, the boys travelled through East Texas, gaining a local following. The group’s big break came while opening for Average Joe’s Entertainment artist Colt Ford in March of 2010. The band’s country sound and outlaw attitude immediately caught the attention of Colt’s team, and in July of 2010, JB and the Moonshine Band signed a record deal with Average Joes Entertainment.
Lake Afton Public Observatory Presents: Big, Bigger, Biggest!
04/03/2015 to 04/04/2015It should come as no surprise that Earth is rather small when compared to other objects in the universe. During this program you will see Jupiter, a giant star, a cluster of stars, and a galaxy - objects much larger than Earth and in some cases even larger than the sun and solar system!
Lake Afton Public Observatory Presents: Planetary Weather
04/03/2015 to 04/04/2015If you think we get some extreme weather here on Earth, you haven't seen anything yet. Wait until you learn what the weather is like on some of the other planets in our solar system while observing the Moon, Venus, and Jupiter or Saturn (beginning May 22) through our big telescope.
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.

Move for Hunger
04/04/2015 to 04/04/2015Be a hunger fighting hero! After you donate, satisfy your own food cravings with lunch available for purshase from your favorite gourmet food trucks - Flying Stove & Brown Box Bakery. Then settle in at ABODE to enjoy your lunch, listen to great music from Rudy Love Jr. and Tony Ngo and maybe enjoy a libation or two!
National Fiber Directions Exhibition 2015 at Wichita Center for the Arts
03/27/2015 to 05/10/2015Opening Reception: Friday, March 27, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Complimentary Light Hors d’oeuvres and Cash Bar This is a national exhibition showcasing the art of fiber. This year’s exhibition juror is Barbara Shapiro, San Francisco, CA.
Photographic Wonders: American Daguerreotypes from The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
01/17/2015 to 05/10/2015Wonderful wonder of wonders!!...Here is a revolution in art! This was the American reaction to the invention and introduction of the photographic daguerreotype in 1839. This winter exhibition presents 82 of the best daguerreotypes from the prized collection of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, now more than 6,500 strong. Wichita museum-goers will explore the advent of photography in these charming, imaginative historical photographs. Daguerreotypes reflect magical bits of reality from a bygone era. Well over a century later, they still hold wonder and appeal. The daguerreotype was at once a science and an art, a documentary tool and a charged emblem of emotion and memory. Very early daguerreotypes are enchanting but technically crude: exposures took many minutes and the images are relatively faint. Rapid progress was achieved as practitioners explored the invention’s commercial potential, especially its use in portraiture. In 1840–1842, exposure times were reduced from minutes to seconds, and the tones of the images were greatly improved. The potentials of photography as we know it today were explored in the daguerreotypes of the 1840s and 1850s. The Wichita presentation will be a reduced selection from the landmark show that opened the new wing at the Nelson-Atkins Museum in 2007. Hallmark Cards developed a world-class early photography collection of 6,500 works that the company donated to the museum as the Bloch Building opened. The scholarly reception of the exhibition and accompanying catalogue has been resoundingly positive and noted as "an unparalleled historical collection of American photography." Wichita audiences will be so impressed by these gems, the accessible learning, and the creative gallery presentation. This exhibition has been organized by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri.
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.
Special Exhibit: “Mod Rags from Teensville”
03/06/2015 to 05/31/2015Teenage Style of the 1960’s - The years following World War II gave rise to a new level of affluence for American youth. With unprecedented buying power teenagers began creating their own music, clothing, and culture. Local businesses quickly formed to see that these needs were met. Sedgwick County youth were not lagging behind national trends. As members of the rock and roll band The Illusions claimed in 1967: “the East Coast and the West Coast have nothing on us – we’re the Sub Coast.” This exhibit features men’s and women’s clothing and accessories from Wichita boutiques Cricket Alley, Sgt. Pepper’s Parlor, and Yankee Peddler, and stage clothing worn by Mike Daniel of the local rock and roll band The Three Profits (circa 1965), Ron Starkel of the local rock and roll band The Illusions (circa 1968) and Clif Major of the local rock and roll band The Outcasts (circa 1966). On view at the Main Street Entrance.
Spring Show
03/27/2015 to 04/11/2015Kansas Academy of Oil Painters Paintings by members
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.
Tulips, Fairies & Forts
03/28/2015 to 04/18/2015Tulips, Fairies & Forts is back in 2015 with host of performers, activities, crafts and of course...58,000 tulips are happening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday from March 28 through April 18. Again this year we are hosting the Fairy House Competition, where the public is invited to build their own fairy house for a chance to win one of several prizes. Click here to download a copy of the Fairy House Competition form.
EVENT ADMISSION IS FREE WITH MEMBERSHIP OR GENERAL ADMISSION ($7 adults, $5 kids
ages 3-12).
Every Saturday
• Fairy House Competition
• At least 2 Crafts every Saturday; crafts vary
• Fairy Dress Up and Photo Props
• Games, Scavenger Hunt, Fort Building, Bubbles and more
• Forts throughout the Garden
• Fairy Story Time
• Bounce House
• Vote for your favorite Fairy House
March 28
• Poppy the Clown 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
April 4
• The Bug Lady, come play, touch and learn about bugs 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• Face painter 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
April 11
• Tanganyika Wildlife Park 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
April 18
• Paint the Towne is doing a specialty art project 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Poppy the Clown and balloon artist 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• Fairy Tea Party (reservations required), visit botanica.org for more information.
Botanica is looking for individuals or businesses to help build forts for this event. Click here to learn more information about the forts. Deadline for installation is March 25. Contact Kathy Sweeney at 316-264-0448 ext. 110 or ksweeney@botanica.org for details on participation.
Ulrich Underground: Shock Print
01/24/2015 to 04/19/2015The Ulrich Museum of Art, in collaboration with the Wichita State University Printmaking Department, builds on the vibrant printmaking community in Wichita, Kansas, with the national printmaking juried exhibition Shock Print. Presenting prints made by established and emerging artists in the United States, this exhibition surveys contemporary printmaking in both traditional and contemporary print techniques.
Wichita Thunder Hockey
04/04/2015 to 04/04/2015

Wichita Thunder vs BramptonThe Thunder are hosting an Easter Egg Hunt and a special appearance by the Easter Bunny.

Join us for a post-game party at Applebee's on Maple & Ridge (320 S. Ridge Rd)

 

Wildlife Rescue Traveling Exhibit
01/24/2015 to 04/26/2015Witness compelling stories of animal rescue and the dedicated people to preserving some of the world's most interesting and exotic species.
Works by Josh Tripoli
03/27/2015 to 04/18/2015Featuring works by Josh Tripoli. Also featuring new works by James Leonard, Mary Bechtol, Dale Martin. Other artists will include: Sean Christopher Ward, Lindy Wiese, Mark Yearwood, Anita Lewis, Ernest Vincent Wood III, Carol Carter, Matthew Hilyard, Stephanie Ward and Brett Freund.
Art of Fire: Glass Art from the WAM Collection
04/04/2015 to 03/05/2016Re-imagined anew and opening in April, the museum presents a compelling arrangement of the distinguished and growing glass art collection. for the new display, the museum consulted with Seattle-based independent curator and craft scholar Vicki Halper. Notably, Halper curated WAM's popular 2014 summer exhibition, Australian Glass Art, American Links for the Museum of Glass. Revealing WAM's rich holdings, the variety, quality, and artistry of Steuben glass will be presented. In fascinating ways, the exquisite work of the Steuben Glass Works, the world-class glass manufacturer (1903-2011), continues to beguile and inspire artists. The new installation will acknowledge and examine how contemporary glass artists explore the continuing allure and legacy of Steuben. Magnificent work by such living artists as Dante Marioni and Kiki Smith will be on view. The new collection display also features a new commission - an elaborate, Steuben-inspired candelabrum - by glass artist Andy Paiko. This special work will be effervescent! It incorporates an abundantly enthusiastic array of forms and techniques first developed by Steuben. Paiko's tapering candle holders that hang gracefully from the central form, each demonstrate the Steuben "air-twist" technique, perfected by designer George Thompson. The cinched, bell-shaped forms of the upper part of the large-scale candle holder are typical of Thompson's designs. WAM's collection includes original sketches by Thompson during his time working for Steuben, making Paiko's re-imagining of Thompson's forms particularly relevant to the collection. If you haven't spent time in the museum's glass art galleries recently, you should visit soon and prepare to be impressed by the beauty and history of this special artform!
Art We Love
03/07/2015 to 07/19/20152015 marks the 80th anniversary of the Wichita Art Museum. To celebrate this milestone, Art We Love is a series of three exhibitions across the year that will feature works of art chosen by a cross-section of people who call Wichita home. In addition to the selection by guest community curators, each presentation of Art We Love will feature one artwork selected by popularity vote online. Benefactor Louise Caldwell Murdock gave a bequest to found the art museum and build its collection - for the Wichita community. This special series continues and honors her vision by inviting community members to come behind-the-scenes and choose a favorite artwork to share with the public. The first Art We Love installment features works of art from WAM's collection chosen by: Sarah Bagby, Watermark Books owner Emily Compton, Goodwill Industries of Kansas president Larry Hatteberg, photojournalist Jayne Milburn, WAM board member emeritus Armando Minjarez, Wichita artist and community activist Randy Regier, Wichita artist Lily Wu, KAKE Channel 10 reporter and Wichita Asian Festival president
Chipping the Block, Painting the Silk: The Color Prints of Norma Bassett Hall
02/21/2015 to 07/12/2015Guest-curated by Dr. Joby Patterson, Chipping the Block is the first one-woman exhibition of Norma Bassett Hall's work since her death in 1957. Born in Oregon, artist Norma Bassett Hall studied at the Portland Art Association and the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1922 she married Arthur Hall, who had been a fellow student at the Art Institute, and the couple settled in El Dorado Kansas. It was during these early years in Kansas that Bassett Hall explored the artistic possibilities of woodblock printing. 1930 marked the launch of the Prairie Print Makers, with Bassett Hall as the only female founding member. In her work, Hall employed line, color, and pattern with delicate skill, using up to seven blocks for each print.
Evan Roth//Intellectual Property Donor Exhibition
01/24/2015 to 04/12/2015This nationally touring exhibition highlights Evan Roth’s recent works from 2009 to 2014, including a series of sculptures made from motion tracked graffiti data, an interactive installation that invites visitors to create their own pirate TED talks, and 1,700 smartphone screen-sized ink prints of the gestures required to beat the 300 levels of the popular video game “Angry Birds.”
Five Alchemists: Contemporary Photographers Explore 19th-Century Techniques
02/07/2015 to 05/31/2015As the technical revolution of digital photography explodes, some artists have turned away from the speed and ease of digital imagining. The five artists chosen for this exhibition--David Emitt Adams, Jody Ake, Ethan Turpin, Heidi Kirkpatrick, and Eric Mertens--explore previously abandoned forms of chemical photography. Going back to 19th-century manuals, these artists rediscover and reinterpret the techniques and magic of photography's pioneers for today's world. On view in the Paul Ross Gallery and Scott and Carol Ritchie Gallery.
IN LIVING COLOR: ART ON PAPER FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION
01/24/2015 to 04/12/2015Delve into the colorful world of abstraction! Curated by Dr. Brittany Lockard, Assistant Professor of Art History and Creative Industries, this exhibition features abstract works on paper and highlights hidden gems from modern and contemporary artists. These delicate works, which can be damaged by exposure to light, are infrequently on view.
Japanese Woodblock Print Exhibition from the Permanent Collection of WCFTA
02/07/2015 to 06/07/2015This exhibit features Japanese Prints which were donated to WCFTA by Elsie Allen and several others. It will run concurrently with the Wichita Art Museum’s Prairie Print Makers Exhibition featuring the work of Norma Bassett Hall. A catalog of the WCFTA exhibition will be available for purchase at the Center. This catalog was written and generously donated by Barbara Thompson, in memory of her grandfather, Prairie Print Maker C.A. Seward. The Allen House Museum and Study Center provided the Allen House photograph and research materials based on Frank Lloyd Wright’s visit to Wichita in 1935 where he sold Japanese prints through the auspices of the Wichita Art Association for the catalog. Howard W. Ellington, Director of Architectural Programs and the Frank Lloyd Wright Study Center, which is now located at WCFTA, coordinated with Barbara Thompson on the exhibition and catalog
National Fiber Directions Exhibition 2015 at Wichita Center for the Arts
03/27/2015 to 05/10/2015Opening Reception: Friday, March 27, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Complimentary Light Hors d’oeuvres and Cash Bar This is a national exhibition showcasing the art of fiber. This year’s exhibition juror is Barbara Shapiro, San Francisco, CA.
Photographic Wonders: American Daguerreotypes from The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
01/17/2015 to 05/10/2015Wonderful wonder of wonders!!...Here is a revolution in art! This was the American reaction to the invention and introduction of the photographic daguerreotype in 1839. This winter exhibition presents 82 of the best daguerreotypes from the prized collection of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, now more than 6,500 strong. Wichita museum-goers will explore the advent of photography in these charming, imaginative historical photographs. Daguerreotypes reflect magical bits of reality from a bygone era. Well over a century later, they still hold wonder and appeal. The daguerreotype was at once a science and an art, a documentary tool and a charged emblem of emotion and memory. Very early daguerreotypes are enchanting but technically crude: exposures took many minutes and the images are relatively faint. Rapid progress was achieved as practitioners explored the invention’s commercial potential, especially its use in portraiture. In 1840–1842, exposure times were reduced from minutes to seconds, and the tones of the images were greatly improved. The potentials of photography as we know it today were explored in the daguerreotypes of the 1840s and 1850s. The Wichita presentation will be a reduced selection from the landmark show that opened the new wing at the Nelson-Atkins Museum in 2007. Hallmark Cards developed a world-class early photography collection of 6,500 works that the company donated to the museum as the Bloch Building opened. The scholarly reception of the exhibition and accompanying catalogue has been resoundingly positive and noted as "an unparalleled historical collection of American photography." Wichita audiences will be so impressed by these gems, the accessible learning, and the creative gallery presentation. This exhibition has been organized by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri.
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.
Special Exhibit: “Mod Rags from Teensville”
03/06/2015 to 05/31/2015Teenage Style of the 1960’s - The years following World War II gave rise to a new level of affluence for American youth. With unprecedented buying power teenagers began creating their own music, clothing, and culture. Local businesses quickly formed to see that these needs were met. Sedgwick County youth were not lagging behind national trends. As members of the rock and roll band The Illusions claimed in 1967: “the East Coast and the West Coast have nothing on us – we’re the Sub Coast.” This exhibit features men’s and women’s clothing and accessories from Wichita boutiques Cricket Alley, Sgt. Pepper’s Parlor, and Yankee Peddler, and stage clothing worn by Mike Daniel of the local rock and roll band The Three Profits (circa 1965), Ron Starkel of the local rock and roll band The Illusions (circa 1968) and Clif Major of the local rock and roll band The Outcasts (circa 1966). On view at the Main Street Entrance.
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.
Ulrich Underground: Shock Print
01/24/2015 to 04/19/2015The Ulrich Museum of Art, in collaboration with the Wichita State University Printmaking Department, builds on the vibrant printmaking community in Wichita, Kansas, with the national printmaking juried exhibition Shock Print. Presenting prints made by established and emerging artists in the United States, this exhibition surveys contemporary printmaking in both traditional and contemporary print techniques.
Wildlife Rescue Traveling Exhibit
01/24/2015 to 04/26/2015Witness compelling stories of animal rescue and the dedicated people to preserving some of the world's most interesting and exotic species.
Spring Show
03/27/2015 to 04/11/2015Kansas Academy of Oil Painters Paintings by members
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.
Wildlife Rescue Traveling Exhibit
01/24/2015 to 04/26/2015Witness compelling stories of animal rescue and the dedicated people to preserving some of the world's most interesting and exotic species.
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 Start Families: Prints and Poems
04/07/2015 to 04/28/2015Veggies are good for you to eat, but they're also great for making prints. We will look at an artist who created prints of the Kansas landscape, hear some poetry about the Prairie, and make fantastic prints of our own. Come learn a new technique with us! A multi-faceted curriculum, Art Start engages preschoolers ages 3 to 5 in explorations of works of art in the galleries and artmaking activities that emphasize the State of Kansas early learning standards. Art Start family sessions are offered Tuesdays at 10 am and 1:30 pm. Group sessions are Thursdays and Fridays at 10 am and 1:30 pm. Sessions are free for WAM members and children ages 3-5 with their parent/guardian; $3 admission is charged for children ages 6 and older. Children under 3 should be in a stroller or front pack. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED, and cancellations must be made a day in advance. Email education@wichitaartmuseum.org to reserve your spot.
Art We Love
03/07/2015 to 07/19/20152015 marks the 80th anniversary of the Wichita Art Museum. To celebrate this milestone, Art We Love is a series of three exhibitions across the year that will feature works of art chosen by a cross-section of people who call Wichita home. In addition to the selection by guest community curators, each presentation of Art We Love will feature one artwork selected by popularity vote online. Benefactor Louise Caldwell Murdock gave a bequest to found the art museum and build its collection - for the Wichita community. This special series continues and honors her vision by inviting community members to come behind-the-scenes and choose a favorite artwork to share with the public. The first Art We Love installment features works of art from WAM's collection chosen by: Sarah Bagby, Watermark Books owner Emily Compton, Goodwill Industries of Kansas president Larry Hatteberg, photojournalist Jayne Milburn, WAM board member emeritus Armando Minjarez, Wichita artist and community activist Randy Regier, Wichita artist Lily Wu, KAKE Channel 10 reporter and Wichita Asian Festival president
Author's Reading: Robin Oliveira - I Always Loved You
04/07/2015 to 04/07/2015As fictionalized history, Robin Oliveira's new book, I Always Loved You, imparts the intertwined lives of impressionist painters Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas. They were peers, moving in the same circles. Cassatt, who had settled in Paris in 1874, first met Degas in 1877 when he invited her to participate with the impressionists at their next exhibition. Over the next decade, the two artists engaged in an intense dialogue. The book wonderfully re-creates the Belle Époque in Paris. Robin Oliveira is the New York Times bestselling author of My Name is Mary Sutter. I Always Loved You, published by Viking, is Oliveira's second novel. A book-signing will follow. The talk is a program partnership with Watermark Books and part of Watermark's Penguin Author Series. Galleries open until 6 pm.
Chipping the Block, Painting the Silk: The Color Prints of Norma Bassett Hall
02/21/2015 to 07/12/2015Guest-curated by Dr. Joby Patterson, Chipping the Block is the first one-woman exhibition of Norma Bassett Hall's work since her death in 1957. Born in Oregon, artist Norma Bassett Hall studied at the Portland Art Association and the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1922 she married Arthur Hall, who had been a fellow student at the Art Institute, and the couple settled in El Dorado Kansas. It was during these early years in Kansas that Bassett Hall explored the artistic possibilities of woodblock printing. 1930 marked the launch of the Prairie Print Makers, with Bassett Hall as the only female founding member. In her work, Hall employed line, color, and pattern with delicate skill, using up to seven blocks for each print.
Evan Roth//Intellectual Property Donor Exhibition
01/24/2015 to 04/12/2015This nationally touring exhibition highlights Evan Roth’s recent works from 2009 to 2014, including a series of sculptures made from motion tracked graffiti data, an interactive installation that invites visitors to create their own pirate TED talks, and 1,700 smartphone screen-sized ink prints of the gestures required to beat the 300 levels of the popular video game “Angry Birds.”
Fisch Haus Tuesday Night Jazz Series
04/07/2015 to 04/28/2015The 12th annual Tuesday night jazz series celebrates International Jazz Month with a roster of diverse and eclectic acts. Join us every Tuesday night, as well as the 28th of April, for a special Jazz Day celebration!
Five Alchemists: Contemporary Photographers Explore 19th-Century Techniques
02/07/2015 to 05/31/2015As the technical revolution of digital photography explodes, some artists have turned away from the speed and ease of digital imagining. The five artists chosen for this exhibition--David Emitt Adams, Jody Ake, Ethan Turpin, Heidi Kirkpatrick, and Eric Mertens--explore previously abandoned forms of chemical photography. Going back to 19th-century manuals, these artists rediscover and reinterpret the techniques and magic of photography's pioneers for today's world. On view in the Paul Ross Gallery and Scott and Carol Ritchie Gallery.
IN LIVING COLOR: ART ON PAPER FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION
01/24/2015 to 04/12/2015Delve into the colorful world of abstraction! Curated by Dr. Brittany Lockard, Assistant Professor of Art History and Creative Industries, this exhibition features abstract works on paper and highlights hidden gems from modern and contemporary artists. These delicate works, which can be damaged by exposure to light, are infrequently on view.
Japanese Woodblock Print Exhibition from the Permanent Collection of WCFTA
02/07/2015 to 06/07/2015This exhibit features Japanese Prints which were donated to WCFTA by Elsie Allen and several others. It will run concurrently with the Wichita Art Museum’s Prairie Print Makers Exhibition featuring the work of Norma Bassett Hall. A catalog of the WCFTA exhibition will be available for purchase at the Center. This catalog was written and generously donated by Barbara Thompson, in memory of her grandfather, Prairie Print Maker C.A. Seward. The Allen House Museum and Study Center provided the Allen House photograph and research materials based on Frank Lloyd Wright’s visit to Wichita in 1935 where he sold Japanese prints through the auspices of the Wichita Art Association for the catalog. Howard W. Ellington, Director of Architectural Programs and the Frank Lloyd Wright Study Center, which is now located at WCFTA, coordinated with Barbara Thompson on the exhibition and catalog
National Fiber Directions Exhibition 2015 at Wichita Center for the Arts
03/27/2015 to 05/10/2015Opening Reception: Friday, March 27, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Complimentary Light Hors d’oeuvres and Cash Bar This is a national exhibition showcasing the art of fiber. This year’s exhibition juror is Barbara Shapiro, San Francisco, CA.
Photographic Wonders: American Daguerreotypes from The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
01/17/2015 to 05/10/2015Wonderful wonder of wonders!!...Here is a revolution in art! This was the American reaction to the invention and introduction of the photographic daguerreotype in 1839. This winter exhibition presents 82 of the best daguerreotypes from the prized collection of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, now more than 6,500 strong. Wichita museum-goers will explore the advent of photography in these charming, imaginative historical photographs. Daguerreotypes reflect magical bits of reality from a bygone era. Well over a century later, they still hold wonder and appeal. The daguerreotype was at once a science and an art, a documentary tool and a charged emblem of emotion and memory. Very early daguerreotypes are enchanting but technically crude: exposures took many minutes and the images are relatively faint. Rapid progress was achieved as practitioners explored the invention’s commercial potential, especially its use in portraiture. In 1840–1842, exposure times were reduced from minutes to seconds, and the tones of the images were greatly improved. The potentials of photography as we know it today were explored in the daguerreotypes of the 1840s and 1850s. The Wichita presentation will be a reduced selection from the landmark show that opened the new wing at the Nelson-Atkins Museum in 2007. Hallmark Cards developed a world-class early photography collection of 6,500 works that the company donated to the museum as the Bloch Building opened. The scholarly reception of the exhibition and accompanying catalogue has been resoundingly positive and noted as "an unparalleled historical collection of American photography." Wichita audiences will be so impressed by these gems, the accessible learning, and the creative gallery presentation. This exhibition has been organized by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri.
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.
Quantum Expositions Career Expo Spring
04/07/2015 to 04/07/2015Bring your resume and dress to impress! Quantum Expositions is hosting a Career Expo on Tuesday, April 7 from 10 am to 1 pm and again from 3 pm to 6pm. Interview with companies hiring now! Admission is FREE and the networking is PRICELESS. 
Ridley Pearson Author Event
04/07/2015 to 04/07/2015Watermark Books & Cafe will host author Ridley Pearson for a reading and signing of his book Kingdom Keepers: The Return, Book 1: Disney Lands on Tuesday, April 7 at 6:00 pm.
Robin Oliviera Author Event
04/07/2015 to 04/07/2015Watermark Books will host author Robin Oliviera for a reading and singing of her book I Always Loved You at the Wichita Art Museum.
Special Exhibit: “Mod Rags from Teensville”
03/06/2015 to 05/31/2015Teenage Style of the 1960’s - The years following World War II gave rise to a new level of affluence for American youth. With unprecedented buying power teenagers began creating their own music, clothing, and culture. Local businesses quickly formed to see that these needs were met. Sedgwick County youth were not lagging behind national trends. As members of the rock and roll band The Illusions claimed in 1967: “the East Coast and the West Coast have nothing on us – we’re the Sub Coast.” This exhibit features men’s and women’s clothing and accessories from Wichita boutiques Cricket Alley, Sgt. Pepper’s Parlor, and Yankee Peddler, and stage clothing worn by Mike Daniel of the local rock and roll band The Three Profits (circa 1965), Ron Starkel of the local rock and roll band The Illusions (circa 1968) and Clif Major of the local rock and roll band The Outcasts (circa 1966). On view at the Main Street Entrance.
Spring Show
03/27/2015 to 04/11/2015Kansas Academy of Oil Painters Paintings by members
Team in Training Info Meeting
12/02/2014 to 05/05/2015Since the start of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training program, over 600,000 participants have trained for endurance events while helping LLS raise and invest more than $1 billion for blood cancer research that's saving lives. Come learn how you can be a part of finding the cure for blood cancers
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.
Ulrich Underground: Shock Print
01/24/2015 to 04/19/2015The Ulrich Museum of Art, in collaboration with the Wichita State University Printmaking Department, builds on the vibrant printmaking community in Wichita, Kansas, with the national printmaking juried exhibition Shock Print. Presenting prints made by established and emerging artists in the United States, this exhibition surveys contemporary printmaking in both traditional and contemporary print techniques.
Wildlife Rescue Traveling Exhibit
01/24/2015 to 04/26/2015Witness compelling stories of animal rescue and the dedicated people to preserving some of the world's most interesting and exotic species.
Art of Fire: Glass Art from the WAM Collection
04/04/2015 to 03/05/2016Re-imagined anew and opening in April, the museum presents a compelling arrangement of the distinguished and growing glass art collection. for the new display, the museum consulted with Seattle-based independent curator and craft scholar Vicki Halper. Notably, Halper curated WAM's popular 2014 summer exhibition, Australian Glass Art, American Links for the Museum of Glass. Revealing WAM's rich holdings, the variety, quality, and artistry of Steuben glass will be presented. In fascinating ways, the exquisite work of the Steuben Glass Works, the world-class glass manufacturer (1903-2011), continues to beguile and inspire artists. The new installation will acknowledge and examine how contemporary glass artists explore the continuing allure and legacy of Steuben. Magnificent work by such living artists as Dante Marioni and Kiki Smith will be on view. The new collection display also features a new commission - an elaborate, Steuben-inspired candelabrum - by glass artist Andy Paiko. This special work will be effervescent! It incorporates an abundantly enthusiastic array of forms and techniques first developed by Steuben. Paiko's tapering candle holders that hang gracefully from the central form, each demonstrate the Steuben "air-twist" technique, perfected by designer George Thompson. The cinched, bell-shaped forms of the upper part of the large-scale candle holder are typical of Thompson's designs. WAM's collection includes original sketches by Thompson during his time working for Steuben, making Paiko's re-imagining of Thompson's forms particularly relevant to the collection. If you haven't spent time in the museum's glass art galleries recently, you should visit soon and prepare to be impressed by the beauty and history of this special artform!
Art We Love
03/07/2015 to 07/19/20152015 marks the 80th anniversary of the Wichita Art Museum. To celebrate this milestone, Art We Love is a series of three exhibitions across the year that will feature works of art chosen by a cross-section of people who call Wichita home. In addition to the selection by guest community curators, each presentation of Art We Love will feature one artwork selected by popularity vote online. Benefactor Louise Caldwell Murdock gave a bequest to found the art museum and build its collection - for the Wichita community. This special series continues and honors her vision by inviting community members to come behind-the-scenes and choose a favorite artwork to share with the public. The first Art We Love installment features works of art from WAM's collection chosen by: Sarah Bagby, Watermark Books owner Emily Compton, Goodwill Industries of Kansas president Larry Hatteberg, photojournalist Jayne Milburn, WAM board member emeritus Armando Minjarez, Wichita artist and community activist Randy Regier, Wichita artist Lily Wu, KAKE Channel 10 reporter and Wichita Asian Festival president
Chipping the Block, Painting the Silk: The Color Prints of Norma Bassett Hall
02/21/2015 to 07/12/2015Guest-curated by Dr. Joby Patterson, Chipping the Block is the first one-woman exhibition of Norma Bassett Hall's work since her death in 1957. Born in Oregon, artist Norma Bassett Hall studied at the Portland Art Association and the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1922 she married Arthur Hall, who had been a fellow student at the Art Institute, and the couple settled in El Dorado Kansas. It was during these early years in Kansas that Bassett Hall explored the artistic possibilities of woodblock printing. 1930 marked the launch of the Prairie Print Makers, with Bassett Hall as the only female founding member. In her work, Hall employed line, color, and pattern with delicate skill, using up to seven blocks for each print.
Community Night at the Indian Center
09/17/2014 Community Night is a chance for the American Indian community and the public to take part in a variety of activities that are part of the American Indian culture. Community Night is free and everyone is welcome. For more information, call (316) 350-3340.
Evan Roth//Intellectual Property Donor Exhibition
01/24/2015 to 04/12/2015This nationally touring exhibition highlights Evan Roth’s recent works from 2009 to 2014, including a series of sculptures made from motion tracked graffiti data, an interactive installation that invites visitors to create their own pirate TED talks, and 1,700 smartphone screen-sized ink prints of the gestures required to beat the 300 levels of the popular video game “Angry Birds.”
Five Alchemists: Contemporary Photographers Explore 19th-Century Techniques
02/07/2015 to 05/31/2015As the technical revolution of digital photography explodes, some artists have turned away from the speed and ease of digital imagining. The five artists chosen for this exhibition--David Emitt Adams, Jody Ake, Ethan Turpin, Heidi Kirkpatrick, and Eric Mertens--explore previously abandoned forms of chemical photography. Going back to 19th-century manuals, these artists rediscover and reinterpret the techniques and magic of photography's pioneers for today's world. On view in the Paul Ross Gallery and Scott and Carol Ritchie Gallery.
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.
IN LIVING COLOR: ART ON PAPER FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION
01/24/2015 to 04/12/2015Delve into the colorful world of abstraction! Curated by Dr. Brittany Lockard, Assistant Professor of Art History and Creative Industries, this exhibition features abstract works on paper and highlights hidden gems from modern and contemporary artists. These delicate works, which can be damaged by exposure to light, are infrequently on view.
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.
Japanese Woodblock Print Exhibition from the Permanent Collection of WCFTA
02/07/2015 to 06/07/2015This exhibit features Japanese Prints which were donated to WCFTA by Elsie Allen and several others. It will run concurrently with the Wichita Art Museum’s Prairie Print Makers Exhibition featuring the work of Norma Bassett Hall. A catalog of the WCFTA exhibition will be available for purchase at the Center. This catalog was written and generously donated by Barbara Thompson, in memory of her grandfather, Prairie Print Maker C.A. Seward. The Allen House Museum and Study Center provided the Allen House photograph and research materials based on Frank Lloyd Wright’s visit to Wichita in 1935 where he sold Japanese prints through the auspices of the Wichita Art Association for the catalog. Howard W. Ellington, Director of Architectural Programs and the Frank Lloyd Wright Study Center, which is now located at WCFTA, coordinated with Barbara Thompson on the exhibition and catalog
National Fiber Directions Exhibition 2015 at Wichita Center for the Arts
03/27/2015 to 05/10/2015Opening Reception: Friday, March 27, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Complimentary Light Hors d’oeuvres and Cash Bar This is a national exhibition showcasing the art of fiber. This year’s exhibition juror is Barbara Shapiro, San Francisco, CA.
Photographic Wonders: American Daguerreotypes from The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
01/17/2015 to 05/10/2015Wonderful wonder of wonders!!...Here is a revolution in art! This was the American reaction to the invention and introduction of the photographic daguerreotype in 1839. This winter exhibition presents 82 of the best daguerreotypes from the prized collection of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, now more than 6,500 strong. Wichita museum-goers will explore the advent of photography in these charming, imaginative historical photographs. Daguerreotypes reflect magical bits of reality from a bygone era. Well over a century later, they still hold wonder and appeal. The daguerreotype was at once a science and an art, a documentary tool and a charged emblem of emotion and memory. Very early daguerreotypes are enchanting but technically crude: exposures took many minutes and the images are relatively faint. Rapid progress was achieved as practitioners explored the invention’s commercial potential, especially its use in portraiture. In 1840–1842, exposure times were reduced from minutes to seconds, and the tones of the images were greatly improved. The potentials of photography as we know it today were explored in the daguerreotypes of the 1840s and 1850s. The Wichita presentation will be a reduced selection from the landmark show that opened the new wing at the Nelson-Atkins Museum in 2007. Hallmark Cards developed a world-class early photography collection of 6,500 works that the company donated to the museum as the Bloch Building opened. The scholarly reception of the exhibition and accompanying catalogue has been resoundingly positive and noted as "an unparalleled historical collection of American photography." Wichita audiences will be so impressed by these gems, the accessible learning, and the creative gallery presentation. This exhibition has been organized by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri.
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.
Special Exhibit: “Mod Rags from Teensville”
03/06/2015 to 05/31/2015Teenage Style of the 1960’s - The years following World War II gave rise to a new level of affluence for American youth. With unprecedented buying power teenagers began creating their own music, clothing, and culture. Local businesses quickly formed to see that these needs were met. Sedgwick County youth were not lagging behind national trends. As members of the rock and roll band The Illusions claimed in 1967: “the East Coast and the West Coast have nothing on us – we’re the Sub Coast.” This exhibit features men’s and women’s clothing and accessories from Wichita boutiques Cricket Alley, Sgt. Pepper’s Parlor, and Yankee Peddler, and stage clothing worn by Mike Daniel of the local rock and roll band The Three Profits (circa 1965), Ron Starkel of the local rock and roll band The Illusions (circa 1968) and Clif Major of the local rock and roll band The Outcasts (circa 1966). On view at the Main Street Entrance.
Spring Show
03/27/2015 to 04/11/2015Kansas Academy of Oil Painters Paintings by members
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.
Ulrich Underground: Shock Print
01/24/2015 to 04/19/2015The Ulrich Museum of Art, in collaboration with the Wichita State University Printmaking Department, builds on the vibrant printmaking community in Wichita, Kansas, with the national printmaking juried exhibition Shock Print. Presenting prints made by established and emerging artists in the United States, this exhibition surveys contemporary printmaking in both traditional and contemporary print techniques.
Wichita Thunder Hockey
04/08/2015 to 04/08/2015Wichita Thunder vs Tulsa
Wildlife Rescue Traveling Exhibit
01/24/2015 to 04/26/2015Witness compelling stories of animal rescue and the dedicated people to preserving some of the world's most interesting and exotic species.
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 Start Groups: Prints and Poems
04/02/2015 to 04/09/2015Veggies are good for you to eat, but they're also great for making prints. We will look at an artist who created prints of the Kansas landscape, hear some poetry about the Prairie, and make fantastic prints of our own. Come learn a new technique with us! A multi-faceted curriculum, Art Start engages preschoolers ages 3 to 5 in explorations of works of art in the galleries and artmaking activities that emphasize the State of Kansas early learning standards. Art Start family sessions are offered Tuesdays at 10 am and 1:30 pm. Group sessions are Thursdays and Fridays at 10 am and 1:30 pm. Sessions are free for WAM members and children ages 3-5 with their parent/guardian; $3 admission is charged for children ages 6 and older. Children under 3 should be in a stroller or front pack. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED, and cancellations must be made a day in advance. Email education@wichitaartmuseum.org to reserve your spot.
Art We Love
03/07/2015 to 07/19/20152015 marks the 80th anniversary of the Wichita Art Museum. To celebrate this milestone, Art We Love is a series of three exhibitions across the year that will feature works of art chosen by a cross-section of people who call Wichita home. In addition to the selection by guest community curators, each presentation of Art We Love will feature one artwork selected by popularity vote online. Benefactor Louise Caldwell Murdock gave a bequest to found the art museum and build its collection - for the Wichita community. This special series continues and honors her vision by inviting community members to come behind-the-scenes and choose a favorite artwork to share with the public. The first Art We Love installment features works of art from WAM's collection chosen by: Sarah Bagby, Watermark Books owner Emily Compton, Goodwill Industries of Kansas president Larry Hatteberg, photojournalist Jayne Milburn, WAM board member emeritus Armando Minjarez, Wichita artist and community activist Randy Regier, Wichita artist Lily Wu, KAKE Channel 10 reporter and Wichita Asian Festival president
Chipping the Block, Painting the Silk: The Color Prints of Norma Bassett Hall
02/21/2015 to 07/12/2015Guest-curated by Dr. Joby Patterson, Chipping the Block is the first one-woman exhibition of Norma Bassett Hall's work since her death in 1957. Born in Oregon, artist Norma Bassett Hall studied at the Portland Art Association and the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1922 she married Arthur Hall, who had been a fellow student at the Art Institute, and the couple settled in El Dorado Kansas. It was during these early years in Kansas that Bassett Hall explored the artistic possibilities of woodblock printing. 1930 marked the launch of the Prairie Print Makers, with Bassett Hall as the only female founding member. In her work, Hall employed line, color, and pattern with delicate skill, using up to seven blocks for each print.
Evan Roth//Intellectual Property Donor Exhibition
01/24/2015 to 04/12/2015This nationally touring exhibition highlights Evan Roth’s recent works from 2009 to 2014, including a series of sculptures made from motion tracked graffiti data, an interactive installation that invites visitors to create their own pirate TED talks, and 1,700 smartphone screen-sized ink prints of the gestures required to beat the 300 levels of the popular video game “Angry Birds.”
Five Alchemists: Contemporary Photographers Explore 19th-Century Techniques
02/07/2015 to 05/31/2015As the technical revolution of digital photography explodes, some artists have turned away from the speed and ease of digital imagining. The five artists chosen for this exhibition--David Emitt Adams, Jody Ake, Ethan Turpin, Heidi Kirkpatrick, and Eric Mertens--explore previously abandoned forms of chemical photography. Going back to 19th-century manuals, these artists rediscover and reinterpret the techniques and magic of photography's pioneers for today's world. On view in the Paul Ross Gallery and Scott and Carol Ritchie Gallery.
Friends University Willard and Jean Garvey Lecture Series: The Science of TRUST and Why It Matters
04/09/2015 to 04/09/2015Friends University will host best-selling author Ulrich Boser for the annual Willard and Jean Garvey lecture series. “The Science of TRUST and Why It Matters” will be free and open to the public. The Willard and Jean Garvey Lecture series has presented speakers throughout the years that address social problems. Trust is a universal issue that can help anyone with any background work through issues in personal or professional relationships.
IN LIVING COLOR: ART ON PAPER FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION
01/24/2015 to 04/12/2015Delve into the colorful world of abstraction! Curated by Dr. Brittany Lockard, Assistant Professor of Art History and Creative Industries, this exhibition features abstract works on paper and highlights hidden gems from modern and contemporary artists. These delicate works, which can be damaged by exposure to light, are infrequently on view.
Japanese Woodblock Print Exhibition from the Permanent Collection of WCFTA
02/07/2015 to 06/07/2015This exhibit features Japanese Prints which were donated to WCFTA by Elsie Allen and several others. It will run concurrently with the Wichita Art Museum’s Prairie Print Makers Exhibition featuring the work of Norma Bassett Hall. A catalog of the WCFTA exhibition will be available for purchase at the Center. This catalog was written and generously donated by Barbara Thompson, in memory of her grandfather, Prairie Print Maker C.A. Seward. The Allen House Museum and Study Center provided the Allen House photograph and research materials based on Frank Lloyd Wright’s visit to Wichita in 1935 where he sold Japanese prints through the auspices of the Wichita Art Association for the catalog. Howard W. Ellington, Director of Architectural Programs and the Frank Lloyd Wright Study Center, which is now located at WCFTA, coordinated with Barbara Thompson on the exhibition and catalog
Jason Aldean
04/09/2015 to 04/09/2015Two-time ACM "Male Vocalist Of The Year" Jason Aldean released his sixth studio album Old Boots, New Dirt on October 7, 2014. The release's smoking lead single "Burnin' It Down" earned PLATINUM certification in only 9 weeks, making it the fastest selling single of 2014.

Aldean has sold over nine million albums and has taken 13 trips to #1 on the Country Radio charts. Each of Aldean's albums has been certified PLATINUM with his last album NIGHT TRAIN earning PLATINUM certification only four weeks from its release. Aldean was recently recognized by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) as the Top Digital Male Country Artist In History with sales totaling over 21 million downloads. He is currently headlining his monumental BURN IT DOWN TOUR, which saw him play five stadium dates in addition to sold-out shows in the country's biggest amphitheaters and arenas.

Monophonics "Sound of Sinning" Tour
04/09/2015 to 04/09/2015This is going to be the first in a series of middle of the week "After Work Party's" with Doors @ 5:30 and show @ 6:30 pm.

"One of the best live soul bands I have ever seen!" Al Bell (Record producer, songwriter, executive, and co-owner of legendary Stax Records)

Raised amid the rich musical culture and history of the San Francisco Bay Area, Monophonics proudly carry the torch through the generations into today's musi-cal landscape. Holding on to tradition, but by no means purists of any kind, they play their own brand of music known as "Psychedelic Soul.

"The 2012 release of Monophonics last album In Your Brain saw the band pulling inuences from such acts as early Funkadelic, Sly and The Family Stone and the The Temptation's Norman Whiteld produced records. With the new album, Sound of Sinning (April 1, 2015 on Transistor Sound Records), the band has grown in all areas of record making and felt a need to explore other important in-uences. While the group has come to cherish these inspirations, With Sound of Sinning they started venturing beyond, to the groups that were inspiring those soul acts to embrace the psychedelic sound of the 60's and 70's. Bands such as The Zombies, The Beatles, Beach Boys and Pink Floyd. Even with the experi-mentation of new musical territory, they display the sound that people know and love about Monophonics. Touching on Northern soul, doo-wop, rock and roll, Psych pop, and cinematic music, Monophonics show off their diversity while re-maining true to their roots. Overall it's heartfelt music and old school vibes, with-out losing sight of the present. This is is music steeped in that timeless feeling when people could write and produce songs that you could listen to over and over again. Sound of Sinning was produced by Kelly Finnigan & Ian McDonald and recorded on an old Tascam eight-track 1/4" tape machine at Transistor Sound Studios in San Rafael, CA. Monophonics is Austin Bohlman (Drums), Myles O'Mahony (Bass/Background Vocals), Ian McDonald (Guitar/Background Vocals), Ryan Scott (Trumpet/Back-ground Vocals/Percussion) & Kelly Finnigan (Keys/Lead Vocals) along with a ro-tating 2nd horn usually lled by Nadav Nirenberg (Trombone) from Ikebe Shake-down and Breakdown Brass.

"General Admission Tickets are $15 + ticket fee/taxes.

Reserved Seating: There are 24 half round booths available that seat 4 people on tiers 2-4. You MUST buy the minimum Reserved Table of 4 tickets + ticket fee/taxes.

Tables are assigned in the order reservations are made.

Reserved and General Admission seating is limited to 300 and room capacity is 350. In other words, unless you have a reserved table, you are on a first come, first serve basis for General Admission Seating. After that, STANDING ROOM ONLY!!

There will be no seating on the dance floor

Food and beverages will be available.

Day of Show $20 CASH ONLY!
National Fiber Directions Exhibition 2015 at Wichita Center for the Arts
03/27/2015 to 05/10/2015Opening Reception: Friday, March 27, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Complimentary Light Hors d’oeuvres and Cash Bar This is a national exhibition showcasing the art of fiber. This year’s exhibition juror is Barbara Shapiro, San Francisco, CA.
NERDSday Thursday
01/08/2015 to 12/10/2015NERDSday Thursday is Wichita's premier nerd-herd gathering. We meet monthly on 2nd Thursday to chat about new topics, presented by people that are passionate about.
Photographic Wonders: American Daguerreotypes from The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
01/17/2015 to 05/10/2015Wonderful wonder of wonders!!...Here is a revolution in art! This was the American reaction to the invention and introduction of the photographic daguerreotype in 1839. This winter exhibition presents 82 of the best daguerreotypes from the prized collection of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, now more than 6,500 strong. Wichita museum-goers will explore the advent of photography in these charming, imaginative historical photographs. Daguerreotypes reflect magical bits of reality from a bygone era. Well over a century later, they still hold wonder and appeal. The daguerreotype was at once a science and an art, a documentary tool and a charged emblem of emotion and memory. Very early daguerreotypes are enchanting but technically crude: exposures took many minutes and the images are relatively faint. Rapid progress was achieved as practitioners explored the invention’s commercial potential, especially its use in portraiture. In 1840–1842, exposure times were reduced from minutes to seconds, and the tones of the images were greatly improved. The potentials of photography as we know it today were explored in the daguerreotypes of the 1840s and 1850s. The Wichita presentation will be a reduced selection from the landmark show that opened the new wing at the Nelson-Atkins Museum in 2007. Hallmark Cards developed a world-class early photography collection of 6,500 works that the company donated to the museum as the Bloch Building opened. The scholarly reception of the exhibition and accompanying catalogue has been resoundingly positive and noted as "an unparalleled historical collection of American photography." Wichita audiences will be so impressed by these gems, the accessible learning, and the creative gallery presentation. This exhibition has been organized by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri.
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.
Rare Books and Special Collections Exhibit
04/09/2015 to 05/12/2015Visit this exhibit to explore rare editions, historical atlases and maps, antique family bibles and much more.
Special Exhibit: “Mod Rags from Teensville”
03/06/2015 to 05/31/2015Teenage Style of the 1960’s - The years following World War II gave rise to a new level of affluence for American youth. With unprecedented buying power teenagers began creating their own music, clothing, and culture. Local businesses quickly formed to see that these needs were met. Sedgwick County youth were not lagging behind national trends. As members of the rock and roll band The Illusions claimed in 1967: “the East Coast and the West Coast have nothing on us – we’re the Sub Coast.” This exhibit features men’s and women’s clothing and accessories from Wichita boutiques Cricket Alley, Sgt. Pepper’s Parlor, and Yankee Peddler, and stage clothing worn by Mike Daniel of the local rock and roll band The Three Profits (circa 1965), Ron Starkel of the local rock and roll band The Illusions (circa 1968) and Clif Major of the local rock and roll band The Outcasts (circa 1966). On view at the Main Street Entrance.
Spring Show
03/27/2015 to 04/11/2015Kansas Academy of Oil Painters Paintings by members
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.
Transgender Training
04/09/2015 to 04/09/2015Offices of Human Resources and Diversity and Inclusion invite you to Transgender training. This training will cover de-mystifying the transitioning process, challenges posed here at WSU, myths, misconceptions, and language. The goal is to clarify the understanding of issues related to gender minority/transgender people. Sign up for this training at wichita.edu/transgender. For more information contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at (316) 978-3034.
Ulrich Underground: Shock Print
01/24/2015 to 04/19/2015The Ulrich Museum of Art, in collaboration with the Wichita State University Printmaking Department, builds on the vibrant printmaking community in Wichita, Kansas, with the national printmaking juried exhibition Shock Print. Presenting prints made by established and emerging artists in the United States, this exhibition surveys contemporary printmaking in both traditional and contemporary print techniques.
Wildlife Rescue Traveling Exhibit
01/24/2015 to 04/26/2015Witness compelling stories of animal rescue and the dedicated people to preserving some of the world's most interesting and exotic species.
Art of Fire: Glass Art from the WAM Collection
04/04/2015 to 03/05/2016Re-imagined anew and opening in April, the museum presents a compelling arrangement of the distinguished and growing glass art collection. for the new display, the museum consulted with Seattle-based independent curator and craft scholar Vicki Halper. Notably, Halper curated WAM's popular 2014 summer exhibition, Australian Glass Art, American Links for the Museum of Glass. Revealing WAM's rich holdings, the variety, quality, and artistry of Steuben glass will be presented. In fascinating ways, the exquisite work of the Steuben Glass Works, the world-class glass manufacturer (1903-2011), continues to beguile and inspire artists. The new installation will acknowledge and examine how contemporary glass artists explore the continuing allure and legacy of Steuben. Magnificent work by such living artists as Dante Marioni and Kiki Smith will be on view. The new collection display also features a new commission - an elaborate, Steuben-inspired candelabrum - by glass artist Andy Paiko. This special work will be effervescent! It incorporates an abundantly enthusiastic array of forms and techniques first developed by Steuben. Paiko's tapering candle holders that hang gracefully from the central form, each demonstrate the Steuben "air-twist" technique, perfected by designer George Thompson. The cinched, bell-shaped forms of the upper part of the large-scale candle holder are typical of Thompson's designs. WAM's collection includes original sketches by Thompson during his time working for Steuben, making Paiko's re-imagining of Thompson's forms particularly relevant to the collection. If you haven't spent time in the museum's glass art galleries recently, you should visit soon and prepare to be impressed by the beauty and history of this special artform!
Art We Love
03/07/2015 to 07/19/20152015 marks the 80th anniversary of the Wichita Art Museum. To celebrate this milestone, Art We Love is a series of three exhibitions across the year that will feature works of art chosen by a cross-section of people who call Wichita home. In addition to the selection by guest community curators, each presentation of Art We Love will feature one artwork selected by popularity vote online. Benefactor Louise Caldwell Murdock gave a bequest to found the art museum and build its collection - for the Wichita community. This special series continues and honors her vision by inviting community members to come behind-the-scenes and choose a favorite artwork to share with the public. The first Art We Love installment features works of art from WAM's collection chosen by: Sarah Bagby, Watermark Books owner Emily Compton, Goodwill Industries of Kansas president Larry Hatteberg, photojournalist Jayne Milburn, WAM board member emeritus Armando Minjarez, Wichita artist and community activist Randy Regier, Wichita artist Lily Wu, KAKE Channel 10 reporter and Wichita Asian Festival president
Black Violin
04/10/2015 to 04/10/2015Hip-hop meets classical, giving you violin like you've never heard before. It’s hard to think of another African-American violin player to make their mark in popular music, so classically trained South Florida twosome, Wilner “Wil B” Baptiste and Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester, who go by the name Black Violin are a welcome revelation for their ability to meld highbrow and pop culture, “Brandenburg” and “breakdown,” into a single genre-busting act. The band’s most recent album, Classically Trained, is the follow-up to their 2007 self-titled debut on their own Di-Versatile Music Group label, which is as good an introduction to their groundbreaking blend of classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and even bluegrass music.