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#selfie
08/30/2014 to 02/08/2015In 2013, Oxford Dictionaries named selfie the Word of the Year. The use of the word increased 17,000% from January to December 2013. It was not only the use of the word that saw a dramatic jump, selfie images took over our computer and cell phone screens. Estimates suggest that over 18 million selfies are uploaded every week. It seems like everyone who is anyone has posted a selfie somewhere on the internet: Pope Francis, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, and political leaders--including British Prime Minister David Cameron and U.S. President Barack Obama. While the culture of social media created the word, selfie, this type of imagery is not new. It is simply the most recent version of a much older artistic standard—the self-portrait. This form of expression, which can be traced back to ancient Greece, has quietly persisted throughout the history of art, only to emerge in our time as the most common type of digital image.
Australian Glass Art, American Links
06/01/2014 to 09/14/2014Organized by the Museum of Glass, this international exhibition offers the first American museum survey dedicated to the spectrum of contemporary Australian glass art. This special exhibition presents approximately 90 stunning works of art and introduces significant contemporary Australian artists - all leaders in the field internationally. Major works by nearly 20 Australian artists, along with glass art by three groundbreaking Americans and works by European glassmakers, will be on view. The galleries will showcase vessels, sculptures, and wall pieces by some of the finest glass artists today.
National Small Oil Painting Exhibition 2014
08/22/2014 to 10/19/2014The National Small Oil Painting Exhibition is a nationally juried exhibition featuring original oil paintings, no larger than 18x24 inches. The Juror: Anthony Benton Gude was born in 1963 on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. As a child he was influenced subconsciously by the imagery and style of his grandfather, Thomas Hart Benton. His credits include many museum shows as well as over a dozen large historical murals in many public locations throughout Kansas and Missouri.
Native Words, Native Warriors
07/28/2014 to 10/04/2014This exhibit, developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibits, tells the story of Native American "code talkers" during World War I and World War II.
Political Animals: The Cartoons of Thomas Nast
08/17/2014 to 11/16/2014Thomas Nast defined the art of the political cartoon. During his 26-year career at the popular New York journal Harper's Weekly, Nast created more than 3,000 cartoons. Many of his creations--including the Democratic Donkey and the Republican Elephant--are still in use today. Just in time for election season, this collection of cartoons drawn entirely from WAM's holdings explores the artist’s use of animals to parody 19th-century political culture. A powerful figure in his own day, today Nast is recognized as one of the most important cartoonists and political commentators of all time.
Tot Tuesday
09/02/2014 to 12/02/2014It's story time for toddlers and preschoolers! The Kansas Humane Society offers its program on the 1st Tuesday of each month, from 10:30-11:00am, in the adoption gallery. Pre-registration is not required. A donation of $4 is requested for child and one adult, siblings 12 months or older will be an additional $2.
Violent Universe - New Dome Show!
06/14/2014 to 12/31/2014Violent Universe Opens Saturday, June 14 It's the end of the world as we know it! Well, not quite. But you'll come face-to-face with the cataclysmic forces that surround us including comets, asteroids and meteors. Witness the raw power of the cosmos as worlds collide in this thrilling show. Narrated by actor Sir Patrick Stewart. Prices and show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316-660-0600 to confirm daily show times.
White Symphonies and Red Flowers: Color Abstraction of Natvar Bhavsar
06/07/2014 to 10/05/2014Following exhibitions at the 2009 Venice Biennale and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, Natvar Bhavsar is a world-renowned abstract painter. Yet, it was Wichita Art Museum that first recognized Bhavsar's unique vision, giving him his first one-person museum exhibition in 1979. Bhavsar begins his work by laying a monumental canvas, soaked with acrylic binder, on the ground. Moving back and forth and around the canvas, the artist showers clouds of dry pigment onto the prepared surface. Bhavsar notes that his canvases invite the viewer to explore their own feelings and thoughts kindled by the pure visual language of color. Former Wichita Art Museum director Howard Wooden perhaps described Bhavsar's work best, noting, "If you have to classify him, he is an abstract expressionist but his work is unique. [His paintings] always remind me of the state of mind just before you awaken from a dream."
Wichita Brand Summit Workshop
09/02/2014 to 09/02/2014Wichita community members are invited to attend this workshop and share what makes our community great and help to develop a strong local brand. The event is presented by Go Wichita Convention and Visitors Bureau, in partnership with the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce, Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition, Wichita Downtown Development Corporation, Wichita Community Foundation and Wichita State University.
#selfie
08/30/2014 to 02/08/2015In 2013, Oxford Dictionaries named selfie the Word of the Year. The use of the word increased 17,000% from January to December 2013. It was not only the use of the word that saw a dramatic jump, selfie images took over our computer and cell phone screens. Estimates suggest that over 18 million selfies are uploaded every week. It seems like everyone who is anyone has posted a selfie somewhere on the internet: Pope Francis, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, and political leaders--including British Prime Minister David Cameron and U.S. President Barack Obama. While the culture of social media created the word, selfie, this type of imagery is not new. It is simply the most recent version of a much older artistic standard—the self-portrait. This form of expression, which can be traced back to ancient Greece, has quietly persisted throughout the history of art, only to emerge in our time as the most common type of digital image.
Australian Glass Art, American Links
06/01/2014 to 09/14/2014Organized by the Museum of Glass, this international exhibition offers the first American museum survey dedicated to the spectrum of contemporary Australian glass art. This special exhibition presents approximately 90 stunning works of art and introduces significant contemporary Australian artists - all leaders in the field internationally. Major works by nearly 20 Australian artists, along with glass art by three groundbreaking Americans and works by European glassmakers, will be on view. The galleries will showcase vessels, sculptures, and wall pieces by some of the finest glass artists today.
National Small Oil Painting Exhibition 2014
08/22/2014 to 10/19/2014The National Small Oil Painting Exhibition is a nationally juried exhibition featuring original oil paintings, no larger than 18x24 inches. The Juror: Anthony Benton Gude was born in 1963 on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. As a child he was influenced subconsciously by the imagery and style of his grandfather, Thomas Hart Benton. His credits include many museum shows as well as over a dozen large historical murals in many public locations throughout Kansas and Missouri.
Native Words, Native Warriors
07/28/2014 to 10/04/2014This exhibit, developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibits, tells the story of Native American "code talkers" during World War I and World War II.
Political Animals: The Cartoons of Thomas Nast
08/17/2014 to 11/16/2014Thomas Nast defined the art of the political cartoon. During his 26-year career at the popular New York journal Harper's Weekly, Nast created more than 3,000 cartoons. Many of his creations--including the Democratic Donkey and the Republican Elephant--are still in use today. Just in time for election season, this collection of cartoons drawn entirely from WAM's holdings explores the artist’s use of animals to parody 19th-century political culture. A powerful figure in his own day, today Nast is recognized as one of the most important cartoonists and political commentators of all time.
Senior Wednesday: Fall Back to Basics - WAM Permanent Collection
09/03/2014 to 09/03/2014Rediscover your favorite work of art, and get reacquainted with an overlooked gem or two, back from the vault. Seniors are invited to the monthly educational program to spend time in Storytelling: Highlights and Insights from the Wichita Art Museum Collection and reconnect to the museum’s extensive and exciting American art collection. Senior Wednesday is designed to promote arts awareness and continuing education needs of active adults 55+. Doors open at 10 am. $2 admission.
Violent Universe - New Dome Show!
06/14/2014 to 12/31/2014Violent Universe Opens Saturday, June 14 It's the end of the world as we know it! Well, not quite. But you'll come face-to-face with the cataclysmic forces that surround us including comets, asteroids and meteors. Witness the raw power of the cosmos as worlds collide in this thrilling show. Narrated by actor Sir Patrick Stewart. Prices and show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316-660-0600 to confirm daily show times.
White Symphonies and Red Flowers: Color Abstraction of Natvar Bhavsar
06/07/2014 to 10/05/2014Following exhibitions at the 2009 Venice Biennale and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, Natvar Bhavsar is a world-renowned abstract painter. Yet, it was Wichita Art Museum that first recognized Bhavsar's unique vision, giving him his first one-person museum exhibition in 1979. Bhavsar begins his work by laying a monumental canvas, soaked with acrylic binder, on the ground. Moving back and forth and around the canvas, the artist showers clouds of dry pigment onto the prepared surface. Bhavsar notes that his canvases invite the viewer to explore their own feelings and thoughts kindled by the pure visual language of color. Former Wichita Art Museum director Howard Wooden perhaps described Bhavsar's work best, noting, "If you have to classify him, he is an abstract expressionist but his work is unique. [His paintings] always remind me of the state of mind just before you awaken from a dream."
Wichita Brand Summit Workshop
09/03/2014 to 09/03/2014Wichita community members are invited to attend this workshop and share what makes our community great and help to develop a strong local brand. The event is presented by Go Wichita Convention and Visitors Bureau, in partnership with the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce, Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition, Wichita Downtown Development Corporation, Wichita Community Foundation and Wichita State University.
#selfie
08/30/2014 to 02/08/2015In 2013, Oxford Dictionaries named selfie the Word of the Year. The use of the word increased 17,000% from January to December 2013. It was not only the use of the word that saw a dramatic jump, selfie images took over our computer and cell phone screens. Estimates suggest that over 18 million selfies are uploaded every week. It seems like everyone who is anyone has posted a selfie somewhere on the internet: Pope Francis, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, and political leaders--including British Prime Minister David Cameron and U.S. President Barack Obama. While the culture of social media created the word, selfie, this type of imagery is not new. It is simply the most recent version of a much older artistic standard—the self-portrait. This form of expression, which can be traced back to ancient Greece, has quietly persisted throughout the history of art, only to emerge in our time as the most common type of digital image.
Alefs Harley-Davidson Bike Night "Party on the Patio"
05/01/2014 to 09/04/2014It's that time again for Wichita's biggest bike night here at Alefs Harley-Davidson. We've got your live music, $1 beer and food served by our beautiful Alefs Angels, burnout contest, and much more! We know how to party, so make sure you are part it! Grab your friends and lets party on the patio!
Australian Glass Art, American Links
06/01/2014 to 09/14/2014Organized by the Museum of Glass, this international exhibition offers the first American museum survey dedicated to the spectrum of contemporary Australian glass art. This special exhibition presents approximately 90 stunning works of art and introduces significant contemporary Australian artists - all leaders in the field internationally. Major works by nearly 20 Australian artists, along with glass art by three groundbreaking Americans and works by European glassmakers, will be on view. The galleries will showcase vessels, sculptures, and wall pieces by some of the finest glass artists today.
Live at 2 1 5 Presents the Loony Bin Comedy Club
07/10/2014 The Loony Bin Comedy Club is back in full swing and now located inside the beautiful new Live at 2 1 5 Performance Theater on 215 N. St. Francis. Every Thursday through Saturday the Loony Bin brings in top talent of nationally touring comedians that you see or hear on The Bob and Tom Show, Comedy Central, Showtime, HBO, Youtube and all over the boob tube. To check out everything that is coming up at Live at 2 1 5 and buy your tickets online at www.liveat215.com. You can also call our reservations hotline at 316-618-HAHA or 316-683-LIVE.
National Small Oil Painting Exhibition 2014
08/22/2014 to 10/19/2014The National Small Oil Painting Exhibition is a nationally juried exhibition featuring original oil paintings, no larger than 18x24 inches. The Juror: Anthony Benton Gude was born in 1963 on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. As a child he was influenced subconsciously by the imagery and style of his grandfather, Thomas Hart Benton. His credits include many museum shows as well as over a dozen large historical murals in many public locations throughout Kansas and Missouri.
Native Words, Native Warriors
07/28/2014 to 10/04/2014This exhibit, developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibits, tells the story of Native American "code talkers" during World War I and World War II.
Political Animals: The Cartoons of Thomas Nast
08/17/2014 to 11/16/2014Thomas Nast defined the art of the political cartoon. During his 26-year career at the popular New York journal Harper's Weekly, Nast created more than 3,000 cartoons. Many of his creations--including the Democratic Donkey and the Republican Elephant--are still in use today. Just in time for election season, this collection of cartoons drawn entirely from WAM's holdings explores the artist’s use of animals to parody 19th-century political culture. A powerful figure in his own day, today Nast is recognized as one of the most important cartoonists and political commentators of all time.
Violent Universe - New Dome Show!
06/14/2014 to 12/31/2014Violent Universe Opens Saturday, June 14 It's the end of the world as we know it! Well, not quite. But you'll come face-to-face with the cataclysmic forces that surround us including comets, asteroids and meteors. Witness the raw power of the cosmos as worlds collide in this thrilling show. Narrated by actor Sir Patrick Stewart. Prices and show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316-660-0600 to confirm daily show times.
White Symphonies and Red Flowers: Color Abstraction of Natvar Bhavsar
06/07/2014 to 10/05/2014Following exhibitions at the 2009 Venice Biennale and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, Natvar Bhavsar is a world-renowned abstract painter. Yet, it was Wichita Art Museum that first recognized Bhavsar's unique vision, giving him his first one-person museum exhibition in 1979. Bhavsar begins his work by laying a monumental canvas, soaked with acrylic binder, on the ground. Moving back and forth and around the canvas, the artist showers clouds of dry pigment onto the prepared surface. Bhavsar notes that his canvases invite the viewer to explore their own feelings and thoughts kindled by the pure visual language of color. Former Wichita Art Museum director Howard Wooden perhaps described Bhavsar's work best, noting, "If you have to classify him, he is an abstract expressionist but his work is unique. [His paintings] always remind me of the state of mind just before you awaken from a dream."
#selfie
08/30/2014 to 02/08/2015In 2013, Oxford Dictionaries named selfie the Word of the Year. The use of the word increased 17,000% from January to December 2013. It was not only the use of the word that saw a dramatic jump, selfie images took over our computer and cell phone screens. Estimates suggest that over 18 million selfies are uploaded every week. It seems like everyone who is anyone has posted a selfie somewhere on the internet: Pope Francis, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, and political leaders--including British Prime Minister David Cameron and U.S. President Barack Obama. While the culture of social media created the word, selfie, this type of imagery is not new. It is simply the most recent version of a much older artistic standard—the self-portrait. This form of expression, which can be traced back to ancient Greece, has quietly persisted throughout the history of art, only to emerge in our time as the most common type of digital image.
Australian Glass Art, American Links
06/01/2014 to 09/14/2014Organized by the Museum of Glass, this international exhibition offers the first American museum survey dedicated to the spectrum of contemporary Australian glass art. This special exhibition presents approximately 90 stunning works of art and introduces significant contemporary Australian artists - all leaders in the field internationally. Major works by nearly 20 Australian artists, along with glass art by three groundbreaking Americans and works by European glassmakers, will be on view. The galleries will showcase vessels, sculptures, and wall pieces by some of the finest glass artists today.
Erin Alan Project
09/05/2014 to 09/05/2014No Cover! Enjoy free, live music on the Miller Fortune Stage in the Rotunda as the Erin Alan Project performs at the Kansas Star! Entertainment schedule subject to change.
FALL OPENING RECEPTION - Bruce Conner: Somebody Else’s Prints
09/05/2014 to 09/05/2014Bongo beats, poetry and jazz are a hint of what you might find at the Ulrich Museum’s biggest party of the year. Join us for a Beat-inspired evening celebrating the works of visionary artist and Kansas native Bruce Conner.
FASHION RUNWAY
08/01/2014 Meet each Friday for 5 drawing lessons designed for the aspiring fashionista. Step into the shoes of a magazine editor as you design and draw the eye-catching fashion magazine cover. And let us not forget the purses! Design the perfect purse to go along with the outfit of your dreams. And, finally, draw your model stepping out onto the runway in your fashion originals. If you love to design clothes and are hip to the latest fashions, this is the drawing workshop that is the perfect fit.
Lake Afton Public Observatory Presents: Apollo to the Moon - Grandparent's Day Weekend
09/05/2014 to 09/06/2014Commemorate the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing by observing some of the six Apollo landing areas through the Observatory’s big telescope. Then look at the future as we observe Saturn and speculate what a trip to the outer reaches of our solar system might be like. “Apollo to the Moon” will be presented on Sep. 5-6.  Bring Grandma or Grandpa to the Observatory for the program: Apallo to the Moon. Grandma or Grandpa receives free admission when accompanied by a paying child. (Limit one free admission per paying child.)
Live and Direct
07/25/2014 to 12/26/2014The best live Acoustic, Rock, Jazz, Blues and World Music from the region and beyond.
Live at 2 1 5 Presents the Loony Bin Comedy Club
07/10/2014 The Loony Bin Comedy Club is back in full swing and now located inside the beautiful new Live at 2 1 5 Performance Theater on 215 N. St. Francis. Every Thursday through Saturday the Loony Bin brings in top talent of nationally touring comedians that you see or hear on The Bob and Tom Show, Comedy Central, Showtime, HBO, Youtube and all over the boob tube. To check out everything that is coming up at Live at 2 1 5 and buy your tickets online at www.liveat215.com. You can also call our reservations hotline at 316-618-HAHA or 316-683-LIVE.
National Small Oil Painting Exhibition 2014
08/22/2014 to 10/19/2014The National Small Oil Painting Exhibition is a nationally juried exhibition featuring original oil paintings, no larger than 18x24 inches. The Juror: Anthony Benton Gude was born in 1963 on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. As a child he was influenced subconsciously by the imagery and style of his grandfather, Thomas Hart Benton. His credits include many museum shows as well as over a dozen large historical murals in many public locations throughout Kansas and Missouri.
Native Words, Native Warriors
07/28/2014 to 10/04/2014This exhibit, developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibits, tells the story of Native American "code talkers" during World War I and World War II.
Political Animals: The Cartoons of Thomas Nast
08/17/2014 to 11/16/2014Thomas Nast defined the art of the political cartoon. During his 26-year career at the popular New York journal Harper's Weekly, Nast created more than 3,000 cartoons. Many of his creations--including the Democratic Donkey and the Republican Elephant--are still in use today. Just in time for election season, this collection of cartoons drawn entirely from WAM's holdings explores the artist’s use of animals to parody 19th-century political culture. A powerful figure in his own day, today Nast is recognized as one of the most important cartoonists and political commentators of all time.
Violent Universe - New Dome Show!
06/14/2014 to 12/31/2014Violent Universe Opens Saturday, June 14 It's the end of the world as we know it! Well, not quite. But you'll come face-to-face with the cataclysmic forces that surround us including comets, asteroids and meteors. Witness the raw power of the cosmos as worlds collide in this thrilling show. Narrated by actor Sir Patrick Stewart. Prices and show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316-660-0600 to confirm daily show times.
White Symphonies and Red Flowers: Color Abstraction of Natvar Bhavsar
06/07/2014 to 10/05/2014Following exhibitions at the 2009 Venice Biennale and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, Natvar Bhavsar is a world-renowned abstract painter. Yet, it was Wichita Art Museum that first recognized Bhavsar's unique vision, giving him his first one-person museum exhibition in 1979. Bhavsar begins his work by laying a monumental canvas, soaked with acrylic binder, on the ground. Moving back and forth and around the canvas, the artist showers clouds of dry pigment onto the prepared surface. Bhavsar notes that his canvases invite the viewer to explore their own feelings and thoughts kindled by the pure visual language of color. Former Wichita Art Museum director Howard Wooden perhaps described Bhavsar's work best, noting, "If you have to classify him, he is an abstract expressionist but his work is unique. [His paintings] always remind me of the state of mind just before you awaken from a dream."
#selfie
08/30/2014 to 02/08/2015In 2013, Oxford Dictionaries named selfie the Word of the Year. The use of the word increased 17,000% from January to December 2013. It was not only the use of the word that saw a dramatic jump, selfie images took over our computer and cell phone screens. Estimates suggest that over 18 million selfies are uploaded every week. It seems like everyone who is anyone has posted a selfie somewhere on the internet: Pope Francis, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, and political leaders--including British Prime Minister David Cameron and U.S. President Barack Obama. While the culture of social media created the word, selfie, this type of imagery is not new. It is simply the most recent version of a much older artistic standard—the self-portrait. This form of expression, which can be traced back to ancient Greece, has quietly persisted throughout the history of art, only to emerge in our time as the most common type of digital image.
Australian Glass Art, American Links
06/01/2014 to 09/14/2014Organized by the Museum of Glass, this international exhibition offers the first American museum survey dedicated to the spectrum of contemporary Australian glass art. This special exhibition presents approximately 90 stunning works of art and introduces significant contemporary Australian artists - all leaders in the field internationally. Major works by nearly 20 Australian artists, along with glass art by three groundbreaking Americans and works by European glassmakers, will be on view. The galleries will showcase vessels, sculptures, and wall pieces by some of the finest glass artists today.
Bike MS: Wichita Ride 2014
09/06/2014 to 09/07/2014For cyclists and anyone seeking a personal challenge and a world free of MS, Bike MS is the premier fundraising cycling series in the nation. Join us for a weekend that’s more than a ride — it’s anticipation, friendship, personal accomplishment, and the knowledge that you’re changing lives. The Bike MS: Wichita Ride offers a two-day ride through the beautiful Kansas countryside with good friends and entertainment, and of course, a great cause. Don’t just ride, bike MS!
Crosstown Traffic
09/06/2014 to 09/06/2014No Cover! Enjoy free, live music on the Miller Fortune Stage in the Rotunda as Crosstown Traffic performs at the Kansas Star! Entertainment schedule subject to change.
Happy Fallidays - Emerald City Chorus
09/06/2014 to 09/06/2014Happy Fallidays presented by Emerald City Chorus Sweet Adelines. We invite women who love to sing to attend for an afternoon of learning a couple of songs, meeting new friends and fun. We'll have a pizza party afterwards where your family can come and have pizza and enjoy listening to you singing with Emerald City Chorus.
Lake Afton Public Observatory Presents: Apollo to the Moon - Grandparent's Day Weekend
09/05/2014 to 09/06/2014Commemorate the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing by observing some of the six Apollo landing areas through the Observatory’s big telescope. Then look at the future as we observe Saturn and speculate what a trip to the outer reaches of our solar system might be like. “Apollo to the Moon” will be presented on Sep. 5-6.  Bring Grandma or Grandpa to the Observatory for the program: Apallo to the Moon. Grandma or Grandpa receives free admission when accompanied by a paying child. (Limit one free admission per paying child.)
Lake Afton Public Observatory Presents: International Observe the Moon Night
09/06/2014 to 09/06/2014The Lake Afton Public Observatory in conjunction with the Kansas Astronomical Observers (KAO) is also celebrating International Observe the Moon Night on Saturday, September 6. So grab a friend and come out to the Observatory to get acquainted with our nearest celestial neighbor. As an incentive, each person that can give us an example of an interesting fact or event related to the Moon gets $2.00 off their regular admission. Examples of Moon facts can be found on the Observatory’s website at webs.wichita.edu/lapo. In addition to the program and exhibits inside the Observatory, KAO members will have some of their telescopes set up on the outdoor observing pad north of the Observatory building. Visitors are encouraged to look through their telescopes to learn even more about the Moon. Observatory admission charges apply only if you wish to come inside the Observatory building to view the exhibits and look through the big telescope.
Live and Direct
07/25/2014 to 12/26/2014The best live Acoustic, Rock, Jazz, Blues and World Music from the region and beyond.
Live at 2 1 5 Presents the Loony Bin Comedy Club
07/10/2014 The Loony Bin Comedy Club is back in full swing and now located inside the beautiful new Live at 2 1 5 Performance Theater on 215 N. St. Francis. Every Thursday through Saturday the Loony Bin brings in top talent of nationally touring comedians that you see or hear on The Bob and Tom Show, Comedy Central, Showtime, HBO, Youtube and all over the boob tube. To check out everything that is coming up at Live at 2 1 5 and buy your tickets online at www.liveat215.com. You can also call our reservations hotline at 316-618-HAHA or 316-683-LIVE.
National Small Oil Painting Exhibition 2014
08/22/2014 to 10/19/2014The National Small Oil Painting Exhibition is a nationally juried exhibition featuring original oil paintings, no larger than 18x24 inches. The Juror: Anthony Benton Gude was born in 1963 on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. As a child he was influenced subconsciously by the imagery and style of his grandfather, Thomas Hart Benton. His credits include many museum shows as well as over a dozen large historical murals in many public locations throughout Kansas and Missouri.
Native Words, Native Warriors
07/28/2014 to 10/04/2014This exhibit, developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibits, tells the story of Native American "code talkers" during World War I and World War II.
Political Animals: The Cartoons of Thomas Nast
08/17/2014 to 11/16/2014Thomas Nast defined the art of the political cartoon. During his 26-year career at the popular New York journal Harper's Weekly, Nast created more than 3,000 cartoons. Many of his creations--including the Democratic Donkey and the Republican Elephant--are still in use today. Just in time for election season, this collection of cartoons drawn entirely from WAM's holdings explores the artist’s use of animals to parody 19th-century political culture. A powerful figure in his own day, today Nast is recognized as one of the most important cartoonists and political commentators of all time.
Rally to Improve Birth: Pregnancy and Baby Fair
09/06/2014 to 09/06/2014Our purpose is to raise awareness about the programs and services available to Wichita families during pregnancy, childbirth and baby’s first year of life. We strive to bring peace and dignity to birth by helping empower women and families to make informed choices about their care. We have gathered some exciting raffle prizes, goody bags, and coupons for those attending. Goody bags are limited to the first 100 participants. We anticipate about 20 vendors who will exhibit their services, programs and products. The Wichita Birth Alliance will have an exhibit with information about pregnancy and birth care options. During the fair, a rally to call attention to the healthcare crisis around U.S. maternity care will also occur. Our community will stand simultaneously with thousands of people in over 100 cities around the country, in peaceful, family-oriented gatherings, for the 2014 second annual Rally to Improve Birth in Wichita
Sedgwick County Zoo is Closed
09/06/2014 to 09/06/2014Sedgwick County Zoo is open 364 days a year, closing only one day in preparation for the biggest fund raising event in Wichita — Zoobilee. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you. We hope that you will plan to visit the Zoo one of the other 364 days of the year. And remember, the Zoo is always closed the day of Zoobilee — which always falls on the first Saturday after Labor Day.
Violent Universe - New Dome Show!
06/14/2014 to 12/31/2014Violent Universe Opens Saturday, June 14 It's the end of the world as we know it! Well, not quite. But you'll come face-to-face with the cataclysmic forces that surround us including comets, asteroids and meteors. Witness the raw power of the cosmos as worlds collide in this thrilling show. Narrated by actor Sir Patrick Stewart. Prices and show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316-660-0600 to confirm daily show times.
White Symphonies and Red Flowers: Color Abstraction of Natvar Bhavsar
06/07/2014 to 10/05/2014Following exhibitions at the 2009 Venice Biennale and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, Natvar Bhavsar is a world-renowned abstract painter. Yet, it was Wichita Art Museum that first recognized Bhavsar's unique vision, giving him his first one-person museum exhibition in 1979. Bhavsar begins his work by laying a monumental canvas, soaked with acrylic binder, on the ground. Moving back and forth and around the canvas, the artist showers clouds of dry pigment onto the prepared surface. Bhavsar notes that his canvases invite the viewer to explore their own feelings and thoughts kindled by the pure visual language of color. Former Wichita Art Museum director Howard Wooden perhaps described Bhavsar's work best, noting, "If you have to classify him, he is an abstract expressionist but his work is unique. [His paintings] always remind me of the state of mind just before you awaken from a dream."
Zoobilee: Wichita's Wildest Fun-raiser
09/06/2014 to 09/06/2014Musical entertainment and wild animals will greet you as you arrive for this annual fundraiser. Bring your appetites for delicious delicacies from our community’s favorite restaurants. Bid on hundreds of items in the Zoo’s one-of-a-kind Silent Auction! Participate in our Live Auction! Adopt the gorillas, penguins or tigers; there are many more from which to choose! Dance the night away to the rhythm of several bands performing throughout the Zoo! Adult beverages will be served at this Signature Zoo Event so please be prepared to show a valid driver’s license. Plan to join the fun!
#selfie
08/30/2014 to 02/08/2015In 2013, Oxford Dictionaries named selfie the Word of the Year. The use of the word increased 17,000% from January to December 2013. It was not only the use of the word that saw a dramatic jump, selfie images took over our computer and cell phone screens. Estimates suggest that over 18 million selfies are uploaded every week. It seems like everyone who is anyone has posted a selfie somewhere on the internet: Pope Francis, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, and political leaders--including British Prime Minister David Cameron and U.S. President Barack Obama. While the culture of social media created the word, selfie, this type of imagery is not new. It is simply the most recent version of a much older artistic standard—the self-portrait. This form of expression, which can be traced back to ancient Greece, has quietly persisted throughout the history of art, only to emerge in our time as the most common type of digital image.
Australian Glass Art, American Links
06/01/2014 to 09/14/2014Organized by the Museum of Glass, this international exhibition offers the first American museum survey dedicated to the spectrum of contemporary Australian glass art. This special exhibition presents approximately 90 stunning works of art and introduces significant contemporary Australian artists - all leaders in the field internationally. Major works by nearly 20 Australian artists, along with glass art by three groundbreaking Americans and works by European glassmakers, will be on view. The galleries will showcase vessels, sculptures, and wall pieces by some of the finest glass artists today.
Bike MS: Wichita Ride 2014
09/06/2014 to 09/07/2014For cyclists and anyone seeking a personal challenge and a world free of MS, Bike MS is the premier fundraising cycling series in the nation. Join us for a weekend that’s more than a ride — it’s anticipation, friendship, personal accomplishment, and the knowledge that you’re changing lives. The Bike MS: Wichita Ride offers a two-day ride through the beautiful Kansas countryside with good friends and entertainment, and of course, a great cause. Don’t just ride, bike MS!
National Small Oil Painting Exhibition 2014
08/22/2014 to 10/19/2014The National Small Oil Painting Exhibition is a nationally juried exhibition featuring original oil paintings, no larger than 18x24 inches. The Juror: Anthony Benton Gude was born in 1963 on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. As a child he was influenced subconsciously by the imagery and style of his grandfather, Thomas Hart Benton. His credits include many museum shows as well as over a dozen large historical murals in many public locations throughout Kansas and Missouri.
Native Words, Native Warriors
07/28/2014 to 10/04/2014This exhibit, developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibits, tells the story of Native American "code talkers" during World War I and World War II.
Political Animals: The Cartoons of Thomas Nast
08/17/2014 to 11/16/2014Thomas Nast defined the art of the political cartoon. During his 26-year career at the popular New York journal Harper's Weekly, Nast created more than 3,000 cartoons. Many of his creations--including the Democratic Donkey and the Republican Elephant--are still in use today. Just in time for election season, this collection of cartoons drawn entirely from WAM's holdings explores the artist’s use of animals to parody 19th-century political culture. A powerful figure in his own day, today Nast is recognized as one of the most important cartoonists and political commentators of all time.
Violent Universe - New Dome Show!
06/14/2014 to 12/31/2014Violent Universe Opens Saturday, June 14 It's the end of the world as we know it! Well, not quite. But you'll come face-to-face with the cataclysmic forces that surround us including comets, asteroids and meteors. Witness the raw power of the cosmos as worlds collide in this thrilling show. Narrated by actor Sir Patrick Stewart. Prices and show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316-660-0600 to confirm daily show times.
White Symphonies and Red Flowers: Color Abstraction of Natvar Bhavsar
06/07/2014 to 10/05/2014Following exhibitions at the 2009 Venice Biennale and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, Natvar Bhavsar is a world-renowned abstract painter. Yet, it was Wichita Art Museum that first recognized Bhavsar's unique vision, giving him his first one-person museum exhibition in 1979. Bhavsar begins his work by laying a monumental canvas, soaked with acrylic binder, on the ground. Moving back and forth and around the canvas, the artist showers clouds of dry pigment onto the prepared surface. Bhavsar notes that his canvases invite the viewer to explore their own feelings and thoughts kindled by the pure visual language of color. Former Wichita Art Museum director Howard Wooden perhaps described Bhavsar's work best, noting, "If you have to classify him, he is an abstract expressionist but his work is unique. [His paintings] always remind me of the state of mind just before you awaken from a dream."
Native Words, Native Warriors
07/28/2014 to 10/04/2014This exhibit, developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibits, tells the story of Native American "code talkers" during World War I and World War II.
Violent Universe - New Dome Show!
06/14/2014 to 12/31/2014Violent Universe Opens Saturday, June 14 It's the end of the world as we know it! Well, not quite. But you'll come face-to-face with the cataclysmic forces that surround us including comets, asteroids and meteors. Witness the raw power of the cosmos as worlds collide in this thrilling show. Narrated by actor Sir Patrick Stewart. Prices and show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316-660-0600 to confirm daily show times.
#selfie
08/30/2014 to 02/08/2015In 2013, Oxford Dictionaries named selfie the Word of the Year. The use of the word increased 17,000% from January to December 2013. It was not only the use of the word that saw a dramatic jump, selfie images took over our computer and cell phone screens. Estimates suggest that over 18 million selfies are uploaded every week. It seems like everyone who is anyone has posted a selfie somewhere on the internet: Pope Francis, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, and political leaders--including British Prime Minister David Cameron and U.S. President Barack Obama. While the culture of social media created the word, selfie, this type of imagery is not new. It is simply the most recent version of a much older artistic standard—the self-portrait. This form of expression, which can be traced back to ancient Greece, has quietly persisted throughout the history of art, only to emerge in our time as the most common type of digital image.
Australian Glass Art, American Links
06/01/2014 to 09/14/2014Organized by the Museum of Glass, this international exhibition offers the first American museum survey dedicated to the spectrum of contemporary Australian glass art. This special exhibition presents approximately 90 stunning works of art and introduces significant contemporary Australian artists - all leaders in the field internationally. Major works by nearly 20 Australian artists, along with glass art by three groundbreaking Americans and works by European glassmakers, will be on view. The galleries will showcase vessels, sculptures, and wall pieces by some of the finest glass artists today.
Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
09/09/2014 to 09/09/2014The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings the excitement, the spectacle, and the richness of the mountains and mountain culture to Wichita. Traveling to exotic landscapes and remote cultures, and bringing audiences up-close and personal with adrenaline-packed action sports, the 2013/2014 World Tour is an exhilarating and provocative exploration of the mountain world. Tickets on sale August 1, available at Backwoods, Bicycle Pedaler, or may be purchased through Select-A-Seat.
National Small Oil Painting Exhibition 2014
08/22/2014 to 10/19/2014The National Small Oil Painting Exhibition is a nationally juried exhibition featuring original oil paintings, no larger than 18x24 inches. The Juror: Anthony Benton Gude was born in 1963 on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. As a child he was influenced subconsciously by the imagery and style of his grandfather, Thomas Hart Benton. His credits include many museum shows as well as over a dozen large historical murals in many public locations throughout Kansas and Missouri.
Native Words, Native Warriors
07/28/2014 to 10/04/2014This exhibit, developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibits, tells the story of Native American "code talkers" during World War I and World War II.
Political Animals: The Cartoons of Thomas Nast
08/17/2014 to 11/16/2014Thomas Nast defined the art of the political cartoon. During his 26-year career at the popular New York journal Harper's Weekly, Nast created more than 3,000 cartoons. Many of his creations--including the Democratic Donkey and the Republican Elephant--are still in use today. Just in time for election season, this collection of cartoons drawn entirely from WAM's holdings explores the artist’s use of animals to parody 19th-century political culture. A powerful figure in his own day, today Nast is recognized as one of the most important cartoonists and political commentators of all time.
Violent Universe - New Dome Show!
06/14/2014 to 12/31/2014Violent Universe Opens Saturday, June 14 It's the end of the world as we know it! Well, not quite. But you'll come face-to-face with the cataclysmic forces that surround us including comets, asteroids and meteors. Witness the raw power of the cosmos as worlds collide in this thrilling show. Narrated by actor Sir Patrick Stewart. Prices and show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316-660-0600 to confirm daily show times.
Walking in the past lane
09/09/2014 to 09/09/2014Education series- Understanding the stages of Alzheimer's and learning how to cope with them. Lecture given by our Nurse and Care Coordinator, Betty Pankratz and is free to the public. So if you are or know someone who is dealing with Alzheimer's in their family, tell them to come join us and also register to win prizes.
White Symphonies and Red Flowers: Color Abstraction of Natvar Bhavsar
06/07/2014 to 10/05/2014Following exhibitions at the 2009 Venice Biennale and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, Natvar Bhavsar is a world-renowned abstract painter. Yet, it was Wichita Art Museum that first recognized Bhavsar's unique vision, giving him his first one-person museum exhibition in 1979. Bhavsar begins his work by laying a monumental canvas, soaked with acrylic binder, on the ground. Moving back and forth and around the canvas, the artist showers clouds of dry pigment onto the prepared surface. Bhavsar notes that his canvases invite the viewer to explore their own feelings and thoughts kindled by the pure visual language of color. Former Wichita Art Museum director Howard Wooden perhaps described Bhavsar's work best, noting, "If you have to classify him, he is an abstract expressionist but his work is unique. [His paintings] always remind me of the state of mind just before you awaken from a dream."
#selfie
08/30/2014 to 02/08/2015In 2013, Oxford Dictionaries named selfie the Word of the Year. The use of the word increased 17,000% from January to December 2013. It was not only the use of the word that saw a dramatic jump, selfie images took over our computer and cell phone screens. Estimates suggest that over 18 million selfies are uploaded every week. It seems like everyone who is anyone has posted a selfie somewhere on the internet: Pope Francis, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, and political leaders--including British Prime Minister David Cameron and U.S. President Barack Obama. While the culture of social media created the word, selfie, this type of imagery is not new. It is simply the most recent version of a much older artistic standard—the self-portrait. This form of expression, which can be traced back to ancient Greece, has quietly persisted throughout the history of art, only to emerge in our time as the most common type of digital image.
Australian Glass Art, American Links
06/01/2014 to 09/14/2014Organized by the Museum of Glass, this international exhibition offers the first American museum survey dedicated to the spectrum of contemporary Australian glass art. This special exhibition presents approximately 90 stunning works of art and introduces significant contemporary Australian artists - all leaders in the field internationally. Major works by nearly 20 Australian artists, along with glass art by three groundbreaking Americans and works by European glassmakers, will be on view. The galleries will showcase vessels, sculptures, and wall pieces by some of the finest glass artists today.
Eli Young Band at The Cotillion
09/10/2014 to 09/10/2014All seating is general admission. A limited number of advance 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!
National Small Oil Painting Exhibition 2014
08/22/2014 to 10/19/2014The National Small Oil Painting Exhibition is a nationally juried exhibition featuring original oil paintings, no larger than 18x24 inches. The Juror: Anthony Benton Gude was born in 1963 on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. As a child he was influenced subconsciously by the imagery and style of his grandfather, Thomas Hart Benton. His credits include many museum shows as well as over a dozen large historical murals in many public locations throughout Kansas and Missouri.
Native Words, Native Warriors
07/28/2014 to 10/04/2014This exhibit, developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibits, tells the story of Native American "code talkers" during World War I and World War II.
Political Animals: The Cartoons of Thomas Nast
08/17/2014 to 11/16/2014Thomas Nast defined the art of the political cartoon. During his 26-year career at the popular New York journal Harper's Weekly, Nast created more than 3,000 cartoons. Many of his creations--including the Democratic Donkey and the Republican Elephant--are still in use today. Just in time for election season, this collection of cartoons drawn entirely from WAM's holdings explores the artist’s use of animals to parody 19th-century political culture. A powerful figure in his own day, today Nast is recognized as one of the most important cartoonists and political commentators of all time.
Violent Universe - New Dome Show!
06/14/2014 to 12/31/2014Violent Universe Opens Saturday, June 14 It's the end of the world as we know it! Well, not quite. But you'll come face-to-face with the cataclysmic forces that surround us including comets, asteroids and meteors. Witness the raw power of the cosmos as worlds collide in this thrilling show. Narrated by actor Sir Patrick Stewart. Prices and show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316-660-0600 to confirm daily show times.
White Symphonies and Red Flowers: Color Abstraction of Natvar Bhavsar
06/07/2014 to 10/05/2014Following exhibitions at the 2009 Venice Biennale and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, Natvar Bhavsar is a world-renowned abstract painter. Yet, it was Wichita Art Museum that first recognized Bhavsar's unique vision, giving him his first one-person museum exhibition in 1979. Bhavsar begins his work by laying a monumental canvas, soaked with acrylic binder, on the ground. Moving back and forth and around the canvas, the artist showers clouds of dry pigment onto the prepared surface. Bhavsar notes that his canvases invite the viewer to explore their own feelings and thoughts kindled by the pure visual language of color. Former Wichita Art Museum director Howard Wooden perhaps described Bhavsar's work best, noting, "If you have to classify him, he is an abstract expressionist but his work is unique. [His paintings] always remind me of the state of mind just before you awaken from a dream."
#selfie
08/30/2014 to 02/08/2015In 2013, Oxford Dictionaries named selfie the Word of the Year. The use of the word increased 17,000% from January to December 2013. It was not only the use of the word that saw a dramatic jump, selfie images took over our computer and cell phone screens. Estimates suggest that over 18 million selfies are uploaded every week. It seems like everyone who is anyone has posted a selfie somewhere on the internet: Pope Francis, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, and political leaders--including British Prime Minister David Cameron and U.S. President Barack Obama. While the culture of social media created the word, selfie, this type of imagery is not new. It is simply the most recent version of a much older artistic standard—the self-portrait. This form of expression, which can be traced back to ancient Greece, has quietly persisted throughout the history of art, only to emerge in our time as the most common type of digital image.
Australian Glass Art, American Links
06/01/2014 to 09/14/2014Organized by the Museum of Glass, this international exhibition offers the first American museum survey dedicated to the spectrum of contemporary Australian glass art. This special exhibition presents approximately 90 stunning works of art and introduces significant contemporary Australian artists - all leaders in the field internationally. Major works by nearly 20 Australian artists, along with glass art by three groundbreaking Americans and works by European glassmakers, will be on view. The galleries will showcase vessels, sculptures, and wall pieces by some of the finest glass artists today.
Live at 2 1 5 Presents the Loony Bin Comedy Club
07/10/2014 The Loony Bin Comedy Club is back in full swing and now located inside the beautiful new Live at 2 1 5 Performance Theater on 215 N. St. Francis. Every Thursday through Saturday the Loony Bin brings in top talent of nationally touring comedians that you see or hear on The Bob and Tom Show, Comedy Central, Showtime, HBO, Youtube and all over the boob tube. To check out everything that is coming up at Live at 2 1 5 and buy your tickets online at www.liveat215.com. You can also call our reservations hotline at 316-618-HAHA or 316-683-LIVE.
National Small Oil Painting Exhibition 2014
08/22/2014 to 10/19/2014The National Small Oil Painting Exhibition is a nationally juried exhibition featuring original oil paintings, no larger than 18x24 inches. The Juror: Anthony Benton Gude was born in 1963 on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. As a child he was influenced subconsciously by the imagery and style of his grandfather, Thomas Hart Benton. His credits include many museum shows as well as over a dozen large historical murals in many public locations throughout Kansas and Missouri.
Native Words, Native Warriors
07/28/2014 to 10/04/2014This exhibit, developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibits, tells the story of Native American "code talkers" during World War I and World War II.
Political Animals: The Cartoons of Thomas Nast
08/17/2014 to 11/16/2014Thomas Nast defined the art of the political cartoon. During his 26-year career at the popular New York journal Harper's Weekly, Nast created more than 3,000 cartoons. Many of his creations--including the Democratic Donkey and the Republican Elephant--are still in use today. Just in time for election season, this collection of cartoons drawn entirely from WAM's holdings explores the artist’s use of animals to parody 19th-century political culture. A powerful figure in his own day, today Nast is recognized as one of the most important cartoonists and political commentators of all time.
Violent Universe - New Dome Show!
06/14/2014 to 12/31/2014Violent Universe Opens Saturday, June 14 It's the end of the world as we know it! Well, not quite. But you'll come face-to-face with the cataclysmic forces that surround us including comets, asteroids and meteors. Witness the raw power of the cosmos as worlds collide in this thrilling show. Narrated by actor Sir Patrick Stewart. Prices and show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316-660-0600 to confirm daily show times.
White Symphonies and Red Flowers: Color Abstraction of Natvar Bhavsar
06/07/2014 to 10/05/2014Following exhibitions at the 2009 Venice Biennale and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, Natvar Bhavsar is a world-renowned abstract painter. Yet, it was Wichita Art Museum that first recognized Bhavsar's unique vision, giving him his first one-person museum exhibition in 1979. Bhavsar begins his work by laying a monumental canvas, soaked with acrylic binder, on the ground. Moving back and forth and around the canvas, the artist showers clouds of dry pigment onto the prepared surface. Bhavsar notes that his canvases invite the viewer to explore their own feelings and thoughts kindled by the pure visual language of color. Former Wichita Art Museum director Howard Wooden perhaps described Bhavsar's work best, noting, "If you have to classify him, he is an abstract expressionist but his work is unique. [His paintings] always remind me of the state of mind just before you awaken from a dream."
#selfie
08/30/2014 to 02/08/2015In 2013, Oxford Dictionaries named selfie the Word of the Year. The use of the word increased 17,000% from January to December 2013. It was not only the use of the word that saw a dramatic jump, selfie images took over our computer and cell phone screens. Estimates suggest that over 18 million selfies are uploaded every week. It seems like everyone who is anyone has posted a selfie somewhere on the internet: Pope Francis, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, and political leaders--including British Prime Minister David Cameron and U.S. President Barack Obama. While the culture of social media created the word, selfie, this type of imagery is not new. It is simply the most recent version of a much older artistic standard—the self-portrait. This form of expression, which can be traced back to ancient Greece, has quietly persisted throughout the history of art, only to emerge in our time as the most common type of digital image.
Australian Glass Art, American Links
06/01/2014 to 09/14/2014Organized by the Museum of Glass, this international exhibition offers the first American museum survey dedicated to the spectrum of contemporary Australian glass art. This special exhibition presents approximately 90 stunning works of art and introduces significant contemporary Australian artists - all leaders in the field internationally. Major works by nearly 20 Australian artists, along with glass art by three groundbreaking Americans and works by European glassmakers, will be on view. The galleries will showcase vessels, sculptures, and wall pieces by some of the finest glass artists today.
Autumn & Art at Bradley Fair
09/12/2014 to 09/14/2014An alfresco fine arts show featuring 100 artists from 21 states, set lakeside at beautiful Bradley Fair. In addition to the juried art exhibit and sale, this annual event features art demonstrations, performing musicians and a host of hands-on experiences for children.
FASHION RUNWAY
08/01/2014 Meet each Friday for 5 drawing lessons designed for the aspiring fashionista. Step into the shoes of a magazine editor as you design and draw the eye-catching fashion magazine cover. And let us not forget the purses! Design the perfect purse to go along with the outfit of your dreams. And, finally, draw your model stepping out onto the runway in your fashion originals. If you love to design clothes and are hip to the latest fashions, this is the drawing workshop that is the perfect fit.
Lake Afton Public Observatory Presents: Famous Astronomers
09/12/2014 to 09/13/2014Earth turns on its axis; stars fuse hydrogen into helium; our galaxy is one of billions in a vast expanding universe. Today we know these things, but who were the men and women who figured them out? Find out while we look at Saturn (through 9/13) a multiple star system, a cluster of stars, a planetary nebula, and a distant galaxy. “Famous Astronomers” will be presented Sep. 12-13, 19-20, 26-27
Live and Direct
07/25/2014 to 12/26/2014The best live Acoustic, Rock, Jazz, Blues and World Music from the region and beyond.
Live at 2 1 5 Presents the Loony Bin Comedy Club
07/10/2014 The Loony Bin Comedy Club is back in full swing and now located inside the beautiful new Live at 2 1 5 Performance Theater on 215 N. St. Francis. Every Thursday through Saturday the Loony Bin brings in top talent of nationally touring comedians that you see or hear on The Bob and Tom Show, Comedy Central, Showtime, HBO, Youtube and all over the boob tube. To check out everything that is coming up at Live at 2 1 5 and buy your tickets online at www.liveat215.com. You can also call our reservations hotline at 316-618-HAHA or 316-683-LIVE.
National Small Oil Painting Exhibition 2014
08/22/2014 to 10/19/2014The National Small Oil Painting Exhibition is a nationally juried exhibition featuring original oil paintings, no larger than 18x24 inches. The Juror: Anthony Benton Gude was born in 1963 on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. As a child he was influenced subconsciously by the imagery and style of his grandfather, Thomas Hart Benton. His credits include many museum shows as well as over a dozen large historical murals in many public locations throughout Kansas and Missouri.
Native Words, Native Warriors
07/28/2014 to 10/04/2014This exhibit, developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibits, tells the story of Native American "code talkers" during World War I and World War II.
Political Animals: The Cartoons of Thomas Nast
08/17/2014 to 11/16/2014Thomas Nast defined the art of the political cartoon. During his 26-year career at the popular New York journal Harper's Weekly, Nast created more than 3,000 cartoons. Many of his creations--including the Democratic Donkey and the Republican Elephant--are still in use today. Just in time for election season, this collection of cartoons drawn entirely from WAM's holdings explores the artist’s use of animals to parody 19th-century political culture. A powerful figure in his own day, today Nast is recognized as one of the most important cartoonists and political commentators of all time.
Those Party Bros
09/12/2014 to 09/12/2014No Cover! Enjoy free, live music on the Miller Fortune Stage in the Rotunda as Those Party Bros perform at the Kansas Star! Entertainment schedule subject to change.
Tween Color Dance Party: Emerald City
09/12/2014 to 09/12/2014Color Dance Party: Emerald City | There’s no place like WAM. Visit the “Emerald” city for the second annual Color Party for area middle-school students, hosted by the WAM Contemporaries. The color is green; the road is yellow brick; and the fun will be wicked—all for grades 6 through 8. $15 admission. For reservations (no tickets will be available at the door), call 316-268-4912 or purchase online at wichitaartmuseum.org /shop/event_tickets.
Violent Universe - New Dome Show!
06/14/2014 to 12/31/2014Violent Universe Opens Saturday, June 14 It's the end of the world as we know it! Well, not quite. But you'll come face-to-face with the cataclysmic forces that surround us including comets, asteroids and meteors. Witness the raw power of the cosmos as worlds collide in this thrilling show. Narrated by actor Sir Patrick Stewart. Prices and show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316-660-0600 to confirm daily show times.
White Symphonies and Red Flowers: Color Abstraction of Natvar Bhavsar
06/07/2014 to 10/05/2014Following exhibitions at the 2009 Venice Biennale and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, Natvar Bhavsar is a world-renowned abstract painter. Yet, it was Wichita Art Museum that first recognized Bhavsar's unique vision, giving him his first one-person museum exhibition in 1979. Bhavsar begins his work by laying a monumental canvas, soaked with acrylic binder, on the ground. Moving back and forth and around the canvas, the artist showers clouds of dry pigment onto the prepared surface. Bhavsar notes that his canvases invite the viewer to explore their own feelings and thoughts kindled by the pure visual language of color. Former Wichita Art Museum director Howard Wooden perhaps described Bhavsar's work best, noting, "If you have to classify him, he is an abstract expressionist but his work is unique. [His paintings] always remind me of the state of mind just before you awaken from a dream."