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Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear Traveling Exhibit
05/23/2015 to 09/07/2015Face your fears and test your response to common fears, such as falling, animals and loud noises, through interactive challenges in a safe environment. Transport yourself into the animal kingdom and see how fight or flight responses are important for survival. Enter the Fear Lab and discover how the brain processes this universal emotion. Exhibit highlights -Immerse yourself into a savannah and try to collect fruit without being caught. -Experience falling backward and watch your reaction. -Match facial expressions with basic emotions. Create your own scary movie soundtrack with special effects. -See brain slices up close from different animals and humans. -And more!
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.
Tomorrowland in IMAX
05/22/2015 to 06/11/2015Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.
Treasure Tales at Museum of World Treasures
06/30/2014 to 05/25/2015Ivan's Treasure Tales is a new program at the Museum of World Treasures! It takes place the last Monday of the month from 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. The program is FREE with admission to the museum. This is a preschool-aged program that includes a small Museum tour, the story listed below, and a craft or activity related to the story.
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.
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.
Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear Traveling Exhibit
05/23/2015 to 09/07/2015Face your fears and test your response to common fears, such as falling, animals and loud noises, through interactive challenges in a safe environment. Transport yourself into the animal kingdom and see how fight or flight responses are important for survival. Enter the Fear Lab and discover how the brain processes this universal emotion. Exhibit highlights -Immerse yourself into a savannah and try to collect fruit without being caught. -Experience falling backward and watch your reaction. -Match facial expressions with basic emotions. Create your own scary movie soundtrack with special effects. -See brain slices up close from different animals and humans. -And more!
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
Paint, drink & be merry with Vino van Gogh
05/26/2015 to 05/26/2015Don’t miss out on the fun! Join us for this event or any of our May events! Use code “May” to save $8 off the regular $38 when registering at VinoGogh.com. For more locations/dates visit VinoGogh.com. Paint, drink & be merry!
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.
Tomorrowland in IMAX
05/22/2015 to 06/11/2015Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.
Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum to Participate in Blue Star Museums
05/26/2015 to 09/06/2015The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2015.
Wingnuts Opening Night/Magnet Schedule Giveaway by Elite Sports Chiropractic & Alta Mere
05/26/2015 to 05/26/2015Come join the Wingnuts as we kick off another great season. The Wingnuts, as defending champs, start the season at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium on May 26th at 7:05. We are giving away magnet schedules by Elite Sports Chiropractic and Alta Mere. Gates open at 6:00.
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.
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.
Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear Traveling Exhibit
05/23/2015 to 09/07/2015Face your fears and test your response to common fears, such as falling, animals and loud noises, through interactive challenges in a safe environment. Transport yourself into the animal kingdom and see how fight or flight responses are important for survival. Enter the Fear Lab and discover how the brain processes this universal emotion. Exhibit highlights -Immerse yourself into a savannah and try to collect fruit without being caught. -Experience falling backward and watch your reaction. -Match facial expressions with basic emotions. Create your own scary movie soundtrack with special effects. -See brain slices up close from different animals and humans. -And more!
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
Lincoln Heights Village Farmers' Market
05/06/2015 to 09/30/2015A weekly farmers' market featuring food and goods from local vendors and farmers.
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.
Tomorrowland in IMAX
05/22/2015 to 06/11/2015Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.
Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum to Participate in Blue Star Museums
05/26/2015 to 09/06/2015The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2015.
Alex Grecian Author Event
05/28/2015 to 05/28/2015Watermark Books & Cafe will host author Alex Grecian for a reading and signing of The Harvest Man on May 28 at 6:00 pm.
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.
Curtain Up!
05/28/2015 to 05/28/2015Music Theatre Wichita's signature season-preview fundraiser, Curtain Up!, will be held at the Wichita Scottish Rite on Thursday, May 28, 2015. Activities include show-themed food, drink, silent and live auctions, and a sneak peek performance of the upcoming 2015 season. Tickets are $100 ($75 tax deductible) and are available by calling the MTWichita box office at 316.265.3107.
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.
Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear Traveling Exhibit
05/23/2015 to 09/07/2015Face your fears and test your response to common fears, such as falling, animals and loud noises, through interactive challenges in a safe environment. Transport yourself into the animal kingdom and see how fight or flight responses are important for survival. Enter the Fear Lab and discover how the brain processes this universal emotion. Exhibit highlights -Immerse yourself into a savannah and try to collect fruit without being caught. -Experience falling backward and watch your reaction. -Match facial expressions with basic emotions. Create your own scary movie soundtrack with special effects. -See brain slices up close from different animals and humans. -And more!
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
Mimi Pond
05/28/2015 to 05/28/2015Watermark Books & Cafe will host Mimi Pond for a reading and singing of her graphic novel Over Easy on Thursday, May 28 at 4:30 p.m.
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.
Steve Miller Band
05/28/2015 to 05/28/2015Call him the Gangster of Love. Call him Maurice. You can even call him the The Joker or Space Cowboy. Everybody knows that Steve Miller speaks the pompatus of love.

Earlier this year, Miller released a live version of "The Joker" album to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original number one studio album. He also released two new albums - the 2010 number one blues album, "Bingo," and its successor, "Let Your Hair Down" - the first new Steve Miller Band records in eighteen years ("cause for celebration," said the Huffington Post).

The two studio albums featured artwork by the late Pink Floyd artist Storm Thorgerson and the final recordings of longtime Steve Miller Band member Norton Buffalo, Miller's "partner in harmony" for thirty-three years, who died from cancer in October 2009.

Steve Miller became one of the top San Francisco blues-rockers during the late '60s and early '70s and one of the top-selling pop/rock acts of the mid-to late '70s and early '80s with hits like "The Joker," "Fly Like an Eagle," "Rock'n Me" and "Abracadabra." After wrapping a 41-date summer tour with Journey earlier this year, Steve Miller has become one of the most in demand artists at the peak of his powers.

One of rock music's all-time greats, the Steve Miller Band has sold more than 40 million records in a career spanning more than 40 years. His trademark blues-rock sound made him one of the key artists in classic rock radio with a brand of rock that millions have come to trust. Visit www.stevemillerband.com for more information!
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.
Tomorrowland in IMAX
05/22/2015 to 06/11/2015Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.
Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum to Participate in Blue Star Museums
05/26/2015 to 09/06/2015The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2015.
Art of Fire: Glass Art from the WAM Collection
04/04/2015 to 03/05/2016Re-imagined anew and opening in April, the museum presents a compelling arrangement of the distinguished and growing glass art collection. for the new display, the museum consulted with Seattle-based independent curator and craft scholar Vicki Halper. Notably, Halper curated WAM's popular 2014 summer exhibition, Australian Glass Art, American Links for the Museum of Glass. Revealing WAM's rich holdings, the variety, quality, and artistry of Steuben glass will be presented. In fascinating ways, the exquisite work of the Steuben Glass Works, the world-class glass manufacturer (1903-2011), continues to beguile and inspire artists. The new installation will acknowledge and examine how contemporary glass artists explore the continuing allure and legacy of Steuben. Magnificent work by such living artists as Dante Marioni and Kiki Smith will be on view. The new collection display also features a new commission - an elaborate, Steuben-inspired candelabrum - by glass artist Andy Paiko. This special work will be effervescent! It incorporates an abundantly enthusiastic array of forms and techniques first developed by Steuben. Paiko's tapering candle holders that hang gracefully from the central form, each demonstrate the Steuben "air-twist" technique, perfected by designer George Thompson. The cinched, bell-shaped forms of the upper part of the large-scale candle holder are typical of Thompson's designs. WAM's collection includes original sketches by Thompson during his time working for Steuben, making Paiko's re-imagining of Thompson's forms particularly relevant to the collection. If you haven't spent time in the museum's glass art galleries recently, you should visit soon and prepare to be impressed by the beauty and history of this special artform!
Art We Love
03/07/2015 to 07/19/20152015 marks the 80th anniversary of the Wichita Art Museum. To celebrate this milestone, Art We Love is a series of three exhibitions across the year that will feature works of art chosen by a cross-section of people who call Wichita home. In addition to the selection by guest community curators, each presentation of Art We Love will feature one artwork selected by popularity vote online. Benefactor Louise Caldwell Murdock gave a bequest to found the art museum and build its collection - for the Wichita community. This special series continues and honors her vision by inviting community members to come behind-the-scenes and choose a favorite artwork to share with the public. The first Art We Love installment features works of art from WAM's collection chosen by: Sarah Bagby, Watermark Books owner Emily Compton, Goodwill Industries of Kansas president Larry Hatteberg, photojournalist Jayne Milburn, WAM board member emeritus Armando Minjarez, Wichita artist and community activist Randy Regier, Wichita artist Lily Wu, KAKE Channel 10 reporter and Wichita Asian Festival president
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.
Final Friday - IFG
05/29/2015 to 05/29/2015Don't miss Final Friday at Integrated Facilities Group, with artist Charles Baughman, cool jazz with Jim Keefer and Associate, light eats, wine and great fun!
Final Friday Art Crawl
01/30/2015 to 11/27/2015

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

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

Fisch Haus XX Women's Invitational Exhibition
04/24/2015 to 05/29/2015The XX series, now in its seventh edition, is a bi-annual invitational exhibition series that features five different female artists each year; every new group of participants being chosen by the previous five. This “tag” structure should, through its natural progression, offer the Wichita community an expansive range of work, both geographically and stylistically. There is no set criteria for acceptable medium or genre, as long as the work is unique and exceptional. The intention of this exhibition is not to focus simply on art made by women (just as a show featuring only male artists isn’t presented as a “men’s show”); rather, to highlight the work of five extraordinary artists that happen to be women.
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.
Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear Traveling Exhibit
05/23/2015 to 09/07/2015Face your fears and test your response to common fears, such as falling, animals and loud noises, through interactive challenges in a safe environment. Transport yourself into the animal kingdom and see how fight or flight responses are important for survival. Enter the Fear Lab and discover how the brain processes this universal emotion. Exhibit highlights -Immerse yourself into a savannah and try to collect fruit without being caught. -Experience falling backward and watch your reaction. -Match facial expressions with basic emotions. Create your own scary movie soundtrack with special effects. -See brain slices up close from different animals and humans. -And more!
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
Koch Industries Twilight Pops Concert
05/29/2015 to 05/29/2015The showpiece of the Wichita River Festival, the Koch Industries Twilight Pops Concert is the largest event in the Festival, attracting 100,000+ people to this outdoor performance. Held on Century II Kennedy Plaza (inside Exhibition Hall if it rains), the Wichita Symphony performs everyone's favorite music - from patriotic to film to rock. The traditional finale of the concert is Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, punctuated by the city carillon and army cannon. Bring blankets or lawn chairs to relax and enjoy the Symphony's last performance of the year. Your Riverfest button is you ticket for admission.
Lake Afton Public Observatory Presents: Planetary Weather
05/29/2015 to 05/30/2015If 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.
Las Vegas Dueling Pianos Show
05/08/2015 to 05/07/2016Las Vegas entertainers present a Dueling Pianos Show every Friday and Saturday night.
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.

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.
Rae Sremmurd at The Cotillion
05/29/2015 to 05/29/2015Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/19nTbkh LIME SOCIAL PRESENTS RAE SREMMURD FRI, MAY 29, 2015 DOORS: 7PM PRESALE FIRST 500 TICKETS $25 - ADVANCE $30 - VIP Meet and Greet - Presale $100 Description Includes meet and greet and photo with Rae Sremmurd at 5pm. THIS EVENT IS ALL AGES All seating is general admission. Table reservations are available at The Cotillion or by calling 316-722-4201. Nancy's Amazing Sandwiches will be here serving her Famous #8 and more! Text RAP to 49798 for concert updates and chances at FREE tickets! Tupelo, Mississippi. It's the home of Elvis Presley, but even for those clued in on that fun fact, it's safe to say that few, if any, know much more about the city than that. Nestled in the northeast corner of the Magnolia State, and with a population of just over 35,000, indeed, Tupelo, like most small metropolises, is easy to overlook. Rae Sremmurd - pronounced "Ray-Shrim-er," consisting of real life brothers Slim Jimmy and Swae Lee, and newly signed to multi-platinum producer Mike WiLL Made-It's Eardruma Records - is out to change that. Slim Jimmy, 20, and Swae Lee, 19, were born in California, but moved to Tupelo at an early age, where they were raised in the notorious Ida Street housing projects, some of the worst, most crime-ridden in the state. Making matters worse, Sremmurd's parents split while the brothers were still young, a devastating turn of events that found the brothers multiple stretches, seeking shelter in abandoned homes scattered throughout the area. For a city with little history outside of its musical heritage, and in a state where two young kids short on role models could look up to the growing star power of in-state hero David Banner, music, from a young age, became a way for Slim and Swae to escape the desperation of their surroundings. "When we were growing up, it was just about perseverance," says Slim Jimmy, before flipping a quote made famous by Stark Trek character Richard Wakinyan. "Regardless of the situation, we couldn't let the haters win."
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.
Split Lip Rayfield
05/29/2015 to 05/29/2015Locally grown, nationally known alt-country rockers Split Lip Rayfield will perform on the RedGuard Stage adjacent to the Wichita Boathouse that night.
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.
Tomorrowland in IMAX
05/22/2015 to 06/11/2015Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.
Wichita Riverfest Discount Admission
05/29/2015 to 06/06/2015Wear your Riverfest button to the Zoo during Riverfest and you'll receive $2.00 off your admission with your Riverfest button!
Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum to Participate in Blue Star Museums
05/26/2015 to 09/06/2015The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2015.
Yarn Bombing Exhibit
05/29/2015 to 07/31/2015Come visit the museum and this unique exhibit featuring displays of knit designs covering various exhibits
"Thinking Out Loud" at the LIVE at 215 Performance Theatre
05/30/2015 to 04/30/2016Curtis The Mentalist performs his fast-paced and highly-acclaimed mind-reading show "Thinking Out Loud" at Wichita's new "Live at 215 Performance Theatre. Don't miss this one-of-a-kind, family-friendly show. Come and watch in amazement as Curtis tells you the names of people you're thinking about, controls your thoughts and actions, draws images in your mind, and tries to con you out of winning his $100 bill! It's mind-bending and clean entertainment with an intellectual twist. Don't miss Wichita's most unique and highly-entertaining LIVE show! For adults and children ages 12 years or older.
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.
Discovery Days at Museum of World Treasures
11/29/2014 to 05/30/2015On the last Saturday of every month, school age children can participate in this educational, family-friendly program from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Come in anytime during those four hours, and leave when you're ready. This is an open program that is FREE with Museum admission. Programs may include themed scavenger hunts, artifact exploration, crafts, games, and take-home prizes. Every month is different, fun, and educational!
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.
For Kids: Super Duper Lil' Chefs
05/30/2015 to 05/30/2015Simon Kidgits Club’s Super Duper Lil’ Chefs is a culinary event designed especially for kids to explore the world of cooking. It highlights the fun side of food through interactive, hands-on activities, plus sampling and more! Not a Kidgits Member? A yearly membership is just $5 and includes access to Kidgits events, birthday gifts and more! Visit Simon Guest Services or www.simon.com/kidgits for more information.
Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear Traveling Exhibit
05/23/2015 to 09/07/2015Face your fears and test your response to common fears, such as falling, animals and loud noises, through interactive challenges in a safe environment. Transport yourself into the animal kingdom and see how fight or flight responses are important for survival. Enter the Fear Lab and discover how the brain processes this universal emotion. Exhibit highlights -Immerse yourself into a savannah and try to collect fruit without being caught. -Experience falling backward and watch your reaction. -Match facial expressions with basic emotions. Create your own scary movie soundtrack with special effects. -See brain slices up close from different animals and humans. -And more!
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: Planetary Weather
05/29/2015 to 05/30/2015If 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.
Las Vegas Dueling Pianos Show
05/08/2015 to 05/07/2016Las Vegas entertainers present a Dueling Pianos Show every Friday and Saturday night.
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.

Paint, drink & be merry with Vino van Gogh
05/30/2015 to 05/30/2015Don’t miss out on the fun! Join us for this event or any of our May events! Use code “May” to save $8 off the regular $38 when registering at VinoGogh.com. For more locations/dates visit VinoGogh.com. Paint, drink & be merry!
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.
Robert Randolph & the Family Band
05/30/2015 to 05/30/2015Holy Ghost Tent Revival and The 44's will open for acclaimed steel guitarist Robert Randolph & the Family Band who will bring their fusion of blues, rock and soul to the Kennedy Plaza Stage.
Saturday Story time: Star Wars
05/30/2015 to 05/30/2015Join us for Star Wars Jedi time. Come dressed up as your favorite Star Wars Character and be prepared to be Jedis. We will have games, a costume contest, and prizes for all! This event is appropriate for children ages 4 and up and will be held in Watermark's Inglenook room from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
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.
Steampunk Day
05/30/2015 to 05/30/2015Old Cowtown offers visitors a look into the Victorian era mixed with 19th century technically advanced, alternate history with Steampunk Day on Saturday May 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. step back in time to a world where steam power is widely used and anything can exist including flying ships and time machines. This science fiction event includes Steampunk fans from several states, fire breathing acts, dueling with swords and hundreds of costumes. Tickets are $7.75 for adults, $6.00 for youth, $5.50 for children ages 5-11 and Children under 4 get in free. Tickets may be purchased at the door. For more information please visit us online at oldcowtown.org or call (316)350-3323.
Summer Opening Party
05/30/2015 to 05/30/2015Celebrate WAM's newest exhibitions featuring the talents of artist Liza Lou and Shawn Decker. Cash bar, light hors d'oeuvres, and music by The Shoes, led by Randy Rathburn, plus lively party antics in the S. Jim and Darla Farha Great Hall. Free with Wichita Art Museum membership, $10 for general public. Purchase Opening Party tickets online at wichitaartmuseum.org/events. Dinner available from 7 to 9 pm in the Muse Cafe. Reservations are recommended at 316-268-7973.
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 Temptations
05/30/2015 to 05/30/2015For more than fifty years, The Temptations have prospered, propelling popular music with a series of smash hits and sold-out performances throughout the world. The history of The Temptations is the history of contemporary American pop. An essential component of the original Motown machine, that amazing engine invented by Berry Gordy, The Temps began their musical life in Detroit in the early sixties. It wasn’t until 1964 however, that the Smokey Robinson written-and-produced “The Way You Do the things You Do” turned the guys into stars. An avalanche of hits followed, many of which...”My Girl,” for instance...attained immortality. “It’s Growing,” “Since I Lost My Baby;,” “Get Ready,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” “Beauty Is only Skin Deep,” “I Wish It Would Rain”...the hits kept coming. The classic lineup was Otis Williams, Melvin Franklin, Paul Williams, Eddie Kendricks and David Ruffin. Beyond the fabulous singing, The temps became known for smooth stepping and flawless presentations. The Temptations Walk became a staple of American style. Flair, flash and class. Millions of fans saw their Temptations as cultural heroes. Starting with the present day and going back to their roots, the current lineup consisting of Otis Williams, Ron Tyson, Terry Weeks, Joe Herndon, and Bruce Williamson, will bring the sounds of The Temptations to the Kansas Star Event Center for a live performance you don't want to miss! Must be 21. Entertainment schedule subject to change. All ticket purchases are final and no refunds will be given after purchase. If a cancellation occurs, return tickets to the point of purchase for a refund. All casino games owned and operated by the Kansas Lottery.
Tomorrowland in IMAX
05/22/2015 to 06/11/2015Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.
Wichita Riverfest Discount Admission
05/29/2015 to 06/06/2015Wear your Riverfest button to the Zoo during Riverfest and you'll receive $2.00 off your admission with your Riverfest button!
Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum to Participate in Blue Star Museums
05/26/2015 to 09/06/2015The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2015.
Art of Fire: Glass Art from the WAM Collection
04/04/2015 to 03/05/2016Re-imagined anew and opening in April, the museum presents a compelling arrangement of the distinguished and growing glass art collection. for the new display, the museum consulted with Seattle-based independent curator and craft scholar Vicki Halper. Notably, Halper curated WAM's popular 2014 summer exhibition, Australian Glass Art, American Links for the Museum of Glass. Revealing WAM's rich holdings, the variety, quality, and artistry of Steuben glass will be presented. In fascinating ways, the exquisite work of the Steuben Glass Works, the world-class glass manufacturer (1903-2011), continues to beguile and inspire artists. The new installation will acknowledge and examine how contemporary glass artists explore the continuing allure and legacy of Steuben. Magnificent work by such living artists as Dante Marioni and Kiki Smith will be on view. The new collection display also features a new commission - an elaborate, Steuben-inspired candelabrum - by glass artist Andy Paiko. This special work will be effervescent! It incorporates an abundantly enthusiastic array of forms and techniques first developed by Steuben. Paiko's tapering candle holders that hang gracefully from the central form, each demonstrate the Steuben "air-twist" technique, perfected by designer George Thompson. The cinched, bell-shaped forms of the upper part of the large-scale candle holder are typical of Thompson's designs. WAM's collection includes original sketches by Thompson during his time working for Steuben, making Paiko's re-imagining of Thompson's forms particularly relevant to the collection. If you haven't spent time in the museum's glass art galleries recently, you should visit soon and prepare to be impressed by the beauty and history of this special artform!
Art We Love
03/07/2015 to 07/19/20152015 marks the 80th anniversary of the Wichita Art Museum. To celebrate this milestone, Art We Love is a series of three exhibitions across the year that will feature works of art chosen by a cross-section of people who call Wichita home. In addition to the selection by guest community curators, each presentation of Art We Love will feature one artwork selected by popularity vote online. Benefactor Louise Caldwell Murdock gave a bequest to found the art museum and build its collection - for the Wichita community. This special series continues and honors her vision by inviting community members to come behind-the-scenes and choose a favorite artwork to share with the public. The first Art We Love installment features works of art from WAM's collection chosen by: Sarah Bagby, Watermark Books owner Emily Compton, Goodwill Industries of Kansas president Larry Hatteberg, photojournalist Jayne Milburn, WAM board member emeritus Armando Minjarez, Wichita artist and community activist Randy Regier, Wichita artist Lily Wu, KAKE Channel 10 reporter and Wichita Asian Festival president
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.
Easton Corbin
05/31/2015 to 05/31/2015The Coleman Country Concert is scheduled for Sunday, May 31, and stars Easton Corbin who has produced four-top ten country songs (including two #1 hits) since his debut in 2009.
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.
Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear Traveling Exhibit
05/23/2015 to 09/07/2015Face your fears and test your response to common fears, such as falling, animals and loud noises, through interactive challenges in a safe environment. Transport yourself into the animal kingdom and see how fight or flight responses are important for survival. Enter the Fear Lab and discover how the brain processes this universal emotion. Exhibit highlights -Immerse yourself into a savannah and try to collect fruit without being caught. -Experience falling backward and watch your reaction. -Match facial expressions with basic emotions. Create your own scary movie soundtrack with special effects. -See brain slices up close from different animals and humans. -And more!
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
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.
Tomorrowland in IMAX
05/22/2015 to 06/11/2015Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.
Wichita Riverfest Discount Admission
05/29/2015 to 06/06/2015Wear your Riverfest button to the Zoo during Riverfest and you'll receive $2.00 off your admission with your Riverfest button!
Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum to Participate in Blue Star Museums
05/26/2015 to 09/06/2015The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2015.
Craig Johnson
06/01/2015 to 06/01/2015Watermark Books & Cafe will host author Craig Johnson for a reading and signing of Dry Bones on June 1 at 6:00 pm.
Erica Campbell
06/01/2015 to 06/01/2015Vocalist Erica Campbell of gospel duo Mary Mary and 2015 Grammy Gospel Artist of the Year, will headline Gospelfest on Monday, June 1 following performances by community choirs and other regional artists on the Kennedy Plaza Stage.
Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear Traveling Exhibit
05/23/2015 to 09/07/2015Face your fears and test your response to common fears, such as falling, animals and loud noises, through interactive challenges in a safe environment. Transport yourself into the animal kingdom and see how fight or flight responses are important for survival. Enter the Fear Lab and discover how the brain processes this universal emotion. Exhibit highlights -Immerse yourself into a savannah and try to collect fruit without being caught. -Experience falling backward and watch your reaction. -Match facial expressions with basic emotions. Create your own scary movie soundtrack with special effects. -See brain slices up close from different animals and humans. -And more!
Old Crow Medicine Show at The Cotillion
06/01/2015 to 06/01/2015Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1za7hws OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW MON, JUNE 1, 2015 DOORS: 7PM ADVANCE $26.50 - DAY OF SHOW $30 ON SALE FRI 4/17 10AM THIS EVENT IS ALL AGES All seating is general admission. Table reservations are available at The Cotillion or by calling 316-722-4201. Nancy's Amazing Sandwiches will be here serving her Famous #8 and more! Text CONCERT to 49798 for concert updates and chances at FREE tickets! On September 17th, 2013 Old Crow Medicine Show received the great honor of being inducted as the newest members of the historic Grand Ole Opry. Other highlights from the year included winning the Grammy Award for "Best Long Form Music Video" for the film Big Easy Express, and having their classic single, "Wagon Wheel", receive the RIAA's Platinum certification for selling over 1,000,000 copies. The band got its' start busking on street corners in New York state and up through Canada, winning audiences along the way with their boundless energy and spirit. They eventually found themselves in Boone, North Carolina where they caught the attention of folk icon Doc Watson while playing in front of a pharmacy. He immediately invited the band to play at his MerleFest, helping to launch their career. Shortly thereafter the band relocated to Nashville for a residency at the Grand Ole Opry, where they entertained the crowd between shows.
Paint Nite at Taste & See
06/01/2015 to 06/01/2015Drink. Paint. Party! Paint Nite runs social painting events held at local bars and restaurants. All materials are provided, but tickets must be purchased in advance on the PaintNite.com website. Ages 21+ only. Use coupon code PNWICHITA45 to get tickets for only $25!
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.
Tomorrowland in IMAX
05/22/2015 to 06/11/2015Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.
Wichita Metro Chamber Golf Classic
06/01/2015 to 06/01/2015Join us on Monday, June 1 for a day of sunshine and networking at the Chamber's annual Golf Classic at the Wichita Country Club. There is always plenty of fun, contests and prizes to go around, so reserve your spot today. Cost is $185 for Chamber members, $200 for general admission, and $740 for a team of four. Registration Deadline | May 28th Tee Times | 8:00 AM & 1:30 PM Format | Scramble Dress Code | Proper Golf Attire
Wichita Riverfest Discount Admission
05/29/2015 to 06/06/2015Wear your Riverfest button to the Zoo during Riverfest and you'll receive $2.00 off your admission with your Riverfest button!
Yarn Bombing Exhibit
05/29/2015 to 07/31/2015Come visit the museum and this unique exhibit featuring displays of knit designs covering various exhibits
Andrew & Momo the Border Collie
06/02/2015 to 06/02/2015Watermark Books & Cafe, in cooperation with the Kansas Humane Society, will host Andrew Knapp for a reading and signing of Find Momo the Border Collie on June 2. The event will take place at the Kansas Humane Society, located at 3313 N. Hillside.
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.
Deborah Harkness Author Event
06/02/2015 to 06/02/2015Watermark Books will host author Deborah Harkness for a reading and signing of her book The Book of Life, the third in her All Souls trilogy. The event will be held at Watermark Books & Cafe, and is a ticketed event scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. There are a limited number of tickets available for the event. Everyone who purchases a paperback copy of Harkness's The Book of Life will receive a prioritized signing line ticket. To come to the event without purchasing a copy of Harkness's paperback, tickets are $10.
Festival of Broadway
06/02/2015 to 06/02/2015Tuesday, June 2 will see the return of "Festival of Broadway" to Kennedy Plaza, featuring performances by Music Theatre Wichita, Roxy's Downtown and Mosley Street Melodrama.
Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear Traveling Exhibit
05/23/2015 to 09/07/2015Face your fears and test your response to common fears, such as falling, animals and loud noises, through interactive challenges in a safe environment. Transport yourself into the animal kingdom and see how fight or flight responses are important for survival. Enter the Fear Lab and discover how the brain processes this universal emotion. Exhibit highlights -Immerse yourself into a savannah and try to collect fruit without being caught. -Experience falling backward and watch your reaction. -Match facial expressions with basic emotions. Create your own scary movie soundtrack with special effects. -See brain slices up close from different animals and humans. -And more!
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
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.
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.
Tomorrowland in IMAX
05/22/2015 to 06/11/2015Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.
Wichita Riverfest Discount Admission
05/29/2015 to 06/06/2015Wear your Riverfest button to the Zoo during Riverfest and you'll receive $2.00 off your admission with your Riverfest button!
Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum to Participate in Blue Star Museums
05/26/2015 to 09/06/2015The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2015.
Yarn Bombing Exhibit
05/29/2015 to 07/31/2015Come visit the museum and this unique exhibit featuring displays of knit designs covering various exhibits
Art of Fire: Glass Art from the WAM Collection
04/04/2015 to 03/05/2016Re-imagined anew and opening in April, the museum presents a compelling arrangement of the distinguished and growing glass art collection. for the new display, the museum consulted with Seattle-based independent curator and craft scholar Vicki Halper. Notably, Halper curated WAM's popular 2014 summer exhibition, Australian Glass Art, American Links for the Museum of Glass. Revealing WAM's rich holdings, the variety, quality, and artistry of Steuben glass will be presented. In fascinating ways, the exquisite work of the Steuben Glass Works, the world-class glass manufacturer (1903-2011), continues to beguile and inspire artists. The new installation will acknowledge and examine how contemporary glass artists explore the continuing allure and legacy of Steuben. Magnificent work by such living artists as Dante Marioni and Kiki Smith will be on view. The new collection display also features a new commission - an elaborate, Steuben-inspired candelabrum - by glass artist Andy Paiko. This special work will be effervescent! It incorporates an abundantly enthusiastic array of forms and techniques first developed by Steuben. Paiko's tapering candle holders that hang gracefully from the central form, each demonstrate the Steuben "air-twist" technique, perfected by designer George Thompson. The cinched, bell-shaped forms of the upper part of the large-scale candle holder are typical of Thompson's designs. WAM's collection includes original sketches by Thompson during his time working for Steuben, making Paiko's re-imagining of Thompson's forms particularly relevant to the collection. If you haven't spent time in the museum's glass art galleries recently, you should visit soon and prepare to be impressed by the beauty and history of this special artform!
Art We Love
03/07/2015 to 07/19/20152015 marks the 80th anniversary of the Wichita Art Museum. To celebrate this milestone, Art We Love is a series of three exhibitions across the year that will feature works of art chosen by a cross-section of people who call Wichita home. In addition to the selection by guest community curators, each presentation of Art We Love will feature one artwork selected by popularity vote online. Benefactor Louise Caldwell Murdock gave a bequest to found the art museum and build its collection - for the Wichita community. This special series continues and honors her vision by inviting community members to come behind-the-scenes and choose a favorite artwork to share with the public. The first Art We Love installment features works of art from WAM's collection chosen by: Sarah Bagby, Watermark Books owner Emily Compton, Goodwill Industries of Kansas president Larry Hatteberg, photojournalist Jayne Milburn, WAM board member emeritus Armando Minjarez, Wichita artist and community activist Randy Regier, Wichita artist Lily Wu, KAKE Channel 10 reporter and Wichita Asian Festival president
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.
Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear Traveling Exhibit
05/23/2015 to 09/07/2015Face your fears and test your response to common fears, such as falling, animals and loud noises, through interactive challenges in a safe environment. Transport yourself into the animal kingdom and see how fight or flight responses are important for survival. Enter the Fear Lab and discover how the brain processes this universal emotion. Exhibit highlights -Immerse yourself into a savannah and try to collect fruit without being caught. -Experience falling backward and watch your reaction. -Match facial expressions with basic emotions. Create your own scary movie soundtrack with special effects. -See brain slices up close from different animals and humans. -And more!
Hansa Center for Optimum Health - Health Lectures
09/10/2014 to 09/30/2015Hansa Center for Optimum Health offers FREE health lectures every other week by our doctors on a variety of informative topics. A Green Acres box lunch is available for purchase if you sign up the Tuesday before by 10 a.m. Please visit our website at www.hansacenter.com for more information on our clinic and our Youtube channel at www.youtube.com/hansacenter to view previous lectures.
Indian Center's Share Our Culture Series
09/24/2014 The Share Our Culture series takes place every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at the Indian Center, and provides the opportunity to learn in depth about an aspect of American Indian culture.
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
Lincoln Heights Village Farmers' Market
05/06/2015 to 09/30/2015A weekly farmers' market featuring food and goods from local vendors and farmers.
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.
Riders in the Sky
06/03/2015 to 06/03/2015At the RedGuard Stage, Riders in the Sky will delight fans of all ages with their special brand of cowboy music and comedy.
Tech N9ne's Special Effects Tour at The Cotillion
06/03/2015 to 06/03/2015Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1zU2W67 TECH N9NE'S SPECIAL EFFECTS TOUR Krizz Kaliko, CHRIS WEBBY, Murs, King 810, Zuse WED, JUNE 3, 2015 DOORS: 7PM ADVANCE $26.50 - DAY OF SHOW $30 ON SALE FRI 2/06 10AM THIS EVENT IS ALL AGES All seating is general admission. Table reservations are available at The Cotillion or by calling 316-722-4201. Nancy's Amazing Sandwiches will be here serving her Famous #8 and more! Text RAP to 49798 for concert updates and chances at FREE tickets!
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.
Tomorrowland in IMAX
05/22/2015 to 06/11/2015Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.
Village People
06/03/2015 to 06/03/2015Disco legends the Village People will headline the Wet & Wild Disco Party on Wednesday, June 3. This multi-generational dance party will feature a variety of water elements to beat the heat, and stars the six-man vocal group who topped the charts with "YMCA" in 1979.
Watermark Challenge 2015: Toni Morrison
06/03/2015 to 06/03/2015Mark Bradshaw is leading the challenge for you to read two books by the Nobel Prize winning Toni Morrison: The Bluest Eye and Beloved.
Wichita Riverfest Discount Admission
05/29/2015 to 06/06/2015Wear your Riverfest button to the Zoo during Riverfest and you'll receive $2.00 off your admission with your Riverfest button!
Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum to Participate in Blue Star Museums
05/26/2015 to 09/06/2015The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2015.
Yarn Bombing Exhibit
05/29/2015 to 07/31/2015Come visit the museum and this unique exhibit featuring displays of knit designs covering various exhibits
Art of Fire: Glass Art from the WAM Collection
04/04/2015 to 03/05/2016Re-imagined anew and opening in April, the museum presents a compelling arrangement of the distinguished and growing glass art collection. for the new display, the museum consulted with Seattle-based independent curator and craft scholar Vicki Halper. Notably, Halper curated WAM's popular 2014 summer exhibition, Australian Glass Art, American Links for the Museum of Glass. Revealing WAM's rich holdings, the variety, quality, and artistry of Steuben glass will be presented. In fascinating ways, the exquisite work of the Steuben Glass Works, the world-class glass manufacturer (1903-2011), continues to beguile and inspire artists. The new installation will acknowledge and examine how contemporary glass artists explore the continuing allure and legacy of Steuben. Magnificent work by such living artists as Dante Marioni and Kiki Smith will be on view. The new collection display also features a new commission - an elaborate, Steuben-inspired candelabrum - by glass artist Andy Paiko. This special work will be effervescent! It incorporates an abundantly enthusiastic array of forms and techniques first developed by Steuben. Paiko's tapering candle holders that hang gracefully from the central form, each demonstrate the Steuben "air-twist" technique, perfected by designer George Thompson. The cinched, bell-shaped forms of the upper part of the large-scale candle holder are typical of Thompson's designs. WAM's collection includes original sketches by Thompson during his time working for Steuben, making Paiko's re-imagining of Thompson's forms particularly relevant to the collection. If you haven't spent time in the museum's glass art galleries recently, you should visit soon and prepare to be impressed by the beauty and history of this special artform!
Art We Love
03/07/2015 to 07/19/20152015 marks the 80th anniversary of the Wichita Art Museum. To celebrate this milestone, Art We Love is a series of three exhibitions across the year that will feature works of art chosen by a cross-section of people who call Wichita home. In addition to the selection by guest community curators, each presentation of Art We Love will feature one artwork selected by popularity vote online. Benefactor Louise Caldwell Murdock gave a bequest to found the art museum and build its collection - for the Wichita community. This special series continues and honors her vision by inviting community members to come behind-the-scenes and choose a favorite artwork to share with the public. The first Art We Love installment features works of art from WAM's collection chosen by: Sarah Bagby, Watermark Books owner Emily Compton, Goodwill Industries of Kansas president Larry Hatteberg, photojournalist Jayne Milburn, WAM board member emeritus Armando Minjarez, Wichita artist and community activist Randy Regier, Wichita artist Lily Wu, KAKE Channel 10 reporter and Wichita Asian Festival president
Bradley Fair Summer Concert Series
06/04/2015 to 06/25/2015Enjoy the sights and sounds of summer with professional jazz performances on Bradley Fair Plaza. The best sunsets, sounds and stars overlooking Bradley Fair Lake for everyone's favorite complimentary music entertainment. Concerts are free and open to the public.
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.
Goodwill Industries Cajun Food Festival
06/04/2015 to 06/04/2015Enjoy traditional bayou dishes including chicken etoufee, red beans and sausage, shrimp gumbo with rice and bread pudding! 
Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear Traveling Exhibit
05/23/2015 to 09/07/2015Face your fears and test your response to common fears, such as falling, animals and loud noises, through interactive challenges in a safe environment. Transport yourself into the animal kingdom and see how fight or flight responses are important for survival. Enter the Fear Lab and discover how the brain processes this universal emotion. Exhibit highlights -Immerse yourself into a savannah and try to collect fruit without being caught. -Experience falling backward and watch your reaction. -Match facial expressions with basic emotions. Create your own scary movie soundtrack with special effects. -See brain slices up close from different animals and humans. -And more!
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
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.
Rebecca Makkai
06/04/2015 to 06/04/2015Watermark Books & Cafe will host author Rebecca Makkai for a reading and signing of her book The Hundred-Year House on Thursday, June 4 at 6:00 p.m.
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.
Tomorrowland in IMAX
05/22/2015 to 06/11/2015Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.
Wichita Riverfest Discount Admission
05/29/2015 to 06/06/2015Wear your Riverfest button to the Zoo during Riverfest and you'll receive $2.00 off your admission with your Riverfest button!
Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum to Participate in Blue Star Museums
05/26/2015 to 09/06/2015The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2015.
Yarn Bombing Exhibit
05/29/2015 to 07/31/2015Come visit the museum and this unique exhibit featuring displays of knit designs covering various exhibits