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20th Century Studio Glass at The Wichita Center for the Arts
07/08/2014 to 08/24/2014View pieces of 20th Century Studio Glass from the permanent collection of The Wichita Center for the Arts. Studio glass is the modern use of glass as an artistic medium to produce sculptures or three-dimensional artworks. The glass objects created are intended to make a sculptural or decorative statement. Also on display are paintings from the Wiedemann Collection, including several by Richard Schmid.
ABCs of Style
08/23/2014 to 08/23/2014Don't miss Simon Mall's ABC's of Style event in association with Teen Vogue "Back to School Saturdays" featuring a live performance by Kaleigh Glanton from NBC's The Voice, fashion presentations, prizes and the best in back-to-school shopping. We'll see you Saturday, August 23 at 2:30 p.m!
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.
Blacktop Nationals Car Show
08/22/2014 to 08/24/2014Celebrating all things motorsports, events include car and motorcycle shows, a street party with live music, food courts and more.
Empower Open House/ Back 2 School Bully Prep
08/23/2014 to 08/23/2014Fun and safety techniques for all ages. Adult self defense, Bully prevention classes, Ninja bounce house, Taekwondo games and more. ALL FOR FREE!
Golf 4 Guts 2014
08/23/2014 to 08/23/2014The Love 4 Landon Foundation invites you to join in the fight against Inflammatory Bowel Disease at Golf 4 Guts 2014. This is a 4-person scramble golf tournament, golfers receive 18 holes of golf, golf cart, range balls, 2 mulligans, and lots of food and drinks and fun!! Proceeds benefit families and individuals battling Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis).
Great Plains Flat Track Series Race
08/23/2014 to 08/23/2014Bikes run on ¼ mile round track. Practice then heat to determine line up. Main event determines place. Race Entry: $25.00 for 1st & 2nd entry fees. Each additional entry $20.
ICT Roller Girls Triple Header at The Cotillion
08/23/2014 to 08/23/2014Junior Roller Girls Bout, ICTRG vs North Texas Derby Revolution, and ICT Heartland Havoc vs Capital City Crushers. All tickets are 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.
ICT Roller Girls Triple Header vs North Texas Derby Revolution
08/23/2014 to 08/23/2014ICT Roller Girls Triple Header Bout 1: ICT Juniors vs Chickwhips Bout 2: ICT Roller Girls All-Stars vs North Texas Derby Revolution Bout 3: ICT Heartland Havoc vs Capital City Crushers 6 pm Saturday, August 23rd. Doors open at 5:30 11120 W Kellogg St. Wichita, KS Tickets are on sale now! http://ticketf.ly/1nRBSYx ADVANCE $11.50 - DAY OF SHOW $13.50 *Portion of the Proceeds to Benefit BACA (Bikers Against Child Abuse)*
Krav Maga Boot Camp
08/23/2014 to 08/23/2014Test your stamina and wits with this 2 hour workout/self-defense class. Easy to learn street defense for ages 15+. $25 per person, but free if you bring a workout partner!
Lake Afton Public Observatory Presents: Famous Astronomers
08/22/2014 to 08/23/2014Earth 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 July 18-19, 25-26; Aug. 15-16, 22-23, 29-30; Sep. 12-13, 19-20, 26-27
Lake Afton Public Observatory Presents: Photography - M13
08/23/2014 to 08/23/2014The Observatory also features a photography program each month where anyone with a 35mm single-lens reflex camera (that’s a camera with a removable lens) can take celestial photographs using the Observatory's telescope as a giant telephoto lens. On Saturday, August 23 at 11 p.m. the astrophotography program will focus on the beautiful globular cluster, M13. Please note that for these astrophotography programs your SLR camera must have a manual override and you should be familiar with using its manual settings such as changing ISO settings and exposure times. For photographing bright planetary objects like Mars and Saturn, you will need an ISO setting of 400 or 800 and a cable release is recommended. For deep sky objects like the M13, an ISO setting of 800 or faster will be needed and a cable release is necessary. But wait! What if you don’t have a 35mm SLR camera? The Observatory has a solution, just bring a USB flash drive with you to the Observatory. The Observatory staff will help you use the Observatory’s digital SLR camera to take your pictures. Your pictures will then be transferred to your flash drive for you to take home, process and print.
Live 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.
Living History Rendezvous - Please share
08/23/2014 to 08/23/2014Living History Rendezvous Speakers, Historians, Artists, Craftsmen, Speakers, Authors, Sutlers, Scholars, Story Tellers, Musicians, Dancers, Cooks.
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.
Night: Works on Paper from the Amon Carter Museum of American Art
05/10/2014 to 08/31/2014Although night scenes - or nocturnes - have been produced by artists for centuries, it was American artist James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) who made the subject famous - or perhaps more accurately, infamous. In 1877, one of Whistler's nocturnes, displayed in London, enraged critic John Ruskin who declared, "[I] never expected to hear a coxcomb as 200 guineas for flinging a pot of paint in the public's face." In response, Whistler sued Ruskin for libel and the subsequent court case essentially became a trial about the validity of modern art. Before Whistler produced his nocturnes, the night was treated merely as background. After Whistler, however, night became a subject in itself. From narrative work by publishers Currier and Ives, to atmospheric work by Whistler, to abstractions by Ben Shahn, this exhibition - from the Amon Carter Museum of American Art - features key examples of nocturnes from the 19th century to the 1960s.
Park City Supercross Series Race
08/23/2014 to 08/23/2014Motorcycle Racing with very aggressive doubles, triples, whoops, and other big jumps on a small course. Night event under the lights. Race Entry: $25.00 for 1st & 2nd class. Each additional entry $20.
PedalFest 2014
08/23/2014 to 08/23/2014PedalFest is a one-day bike ride in and around Wichita, Kansas. PedalFest offers various ride distances: 100K (approx. 62 miles), 50K (approx.31 miles), 25K (approx. 15.5 miles) and a 5-mile Family Ride. This year's ride will take place on Saturday, August 23, 2014. Riders are fully supported with Supply and Gear (SAG) stops and mechanical assistance to ensure everyone rides safely and in style. The ride will begin and end on the Heartspring Campus in northeast Wichita. All PedalFest proceeds will benefit Heartspring Pediatric Services’ Financial Assistance Program. These children with special needs receive services from Heartspring including occupational therapy, speech therapy, physical therapy, psychology services and Applied Behavior Analysis services. After your ride, join us at Heartspring’s campus to enjoy a lunch, beer garden, live music, sponsor and vendor booths and an award presentation!
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.
POST 4 CANTEEN
05/24/2014 Post 4 Canteen, a monthly program, was designed to provide education, entertainment, patriotism and service to others and to do our part to teach what makes our great nation what it is today. There will be veterans telling about their military experiences as guest speakers. We will show video documentaries, have live entertainment, watch classic movies (military and box office), do special ceremonies and special events. American veterans have paid a high price for our freedom. Help us keep the dream of freedom alive by demonstrating to this and the next generation, the love of peace and freedom. The movies are FREE! Popcorn is fresh and you can really smell it! www.post4canteen.com. Bring the whole family!
Some Enchanted Evening: The Songs Of Rodgers And Hammerstein
08/15/2014 to 08/23/2014This memorable Broadway on Douglas revue, "Some Enchanted Evening," pays homage to 20th century Broadway icons and giants of musical theatre, Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein. Enjoy more than 30 R&H songs from many musical theatre's classics including numbers from "Carousel," "Cinderella," "The Kind and I," "Oklahoma," "South Pacific," "The Sound of Music" and more. 
Tony Hawk - Rad Science National Traveling Exhibit
05/24/2014 to 09/01/2014Leap, skid, turn and flip into the culture of the popular sport, skateboarding. With world-renowned pro skater Tony Hawk at your side, delve into how gravity, force, velocity, acceleration, inertia and balance make radical tricks possible. Produced by Exhibit IQ. Locally sponsored by Lora and Don Barry and Pepsi.
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."
20th Century Studio Glass at The Wichita Center for the Arts
07/08/2014 to 08/24/2014View pieces of 20th Century Studio Glass from the permanent collection of The Wichita Center for the Arts. Studio glass is the modern use of glass as an artistic medium to produce sculptures or three-dimensional artworks. The glass objects created are intended to make a sculptural or decorative statement. Also on display are paintings from the Wiedemann Collection, including several by Richard Schmid.
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.
Blacktop Nationals Car Show
08/22/2014 to 08/24/2014Celebrating all things motorsports, events include car and motorcycle shows, a street party with live music, food courts 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.
Night: Works on Paper from the Amon Carter Museum of American Art
05/10/2014 to 08/31/2014Although night scenes - or nocturnes - have been produced by artists for centuries, it was American artist James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) who made the subject famous - or perhaps more accurately, infamous. In 1877, one of Whistler's nocturnes, displayed in London, enraged critic John Ruskin who declared, "[I] never expected to hear a coxcomb as 200 guineas for flinging a pot of paint in the public's face." In response, Whistler sued Ruskin for libel and the subsequent court case essentially became a trial about the validity of modern art. Before Whistler produced his nocturnes, the night was treated merely as background. After Whistler, however, night became a subject in itself. From narrative work by publishers Currier and Ives, to atmospheric work by Whistler, to abstractions by Ben Shahn, this exhibition - from the Amon Carter Museum of American Art - features key examples of nocturnes from the 19th century to the 1960s.
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.
Tony Hawk - Rad Science National Traveling Exhibit
05/24/2014 to 09/01/2014Leap, skid, turn and flip into the culture of the popular sport, skateboarding. With world-renowned pro skater Tony Hawk at your side, delve into how gravity, force, velocity, acceleration, inertia and balance make radical tricks possible. Produced by Exhibit IQ. Locally sponsored by Lora and Don Barry and Pepsi.
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."
FREE 30 Day Challenge with Omega Training
08/04/2014 to 08/29/2014Feel like you're losing the battle of the bulge? Take back your waistline with full-body workouts at Omega Training! Sign up for our customer appreciation 30 Day Challenge today! Our full-body workouts are perfect for all ages and ability levels, to help you tighten and tone, slim and trim that body. Our goal is to give you the most effective workout strengthening every muscle, attacking every ounce of unwanted fat, improving your metabolism and lowering your stress. Lose fat, gain strength and feel better than ever today! You will meet every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 6 a.m. in August. Let this be your chance to get your life back on track!
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.
Tony Hawk - Rad Science National Traveling Exhibit
05/24/2014 to 09/01/2014Leap, skid, turn and flip into the culture of the popular sport, skateboarding. With world-renowned pro skater Tony Hawk at your side, delve into how gravity, force, velocity, acceleration, inertia and balance make radical tricks possible. Produced by Exhibit IQ. Locally sponsored by Lora and Don Barry and Pepsi.
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.
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.
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.
Night: Works on Paper from the Amon Carter Museum of American Art
05/10/2014 to 08/31/2014Although night scenes - or nocturnes - have been produced by artists for centuries, it was American artist James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) who made the subject famous - or perhaps more accurately, infamous. In 1877, one of Whistler's nocturnes, displayed in London, enraged critic John Ruskin who declared, "[I] never expected to hear a coxcomb as 200 guineas for flinging a pot of paint in the public's face." In response, Whistler sued Ruskin for libel and the subsequent court case essentially became a trial about the validity of modern art. Before Whistler produced his nocturnes, the night was treated merely as background. After Whistler, however, night became a subject in itself. From narrative work by publishers Currier and Ives, to atmospheric work by Whistler, to abstractions by Ben Shahn, this exhibition - from the Amon Carter Museum of American Art - features key examples of nocturnes from the 19th century to the 1960s.
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.
Tony Hawk - Rad Science National Traveling Exhibit
05/24/2014 to 09/01/2014Leap, skid, turn and flip into the culture of the popular sport, skateboarding. With world-renowned pro skater Tony Hawk at your side, delve into how gravity, force, velocity, acceleration, inertia and balance make radical tricks possible. Produced by Exhibit IQ. Locally sponsored by Lora and Don Barry and Pepsi.
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."
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.
Cut for a Cause Haircut-a-thon
08/27/2014 to 08/27/2014Support the Kansas American Diabetes Association at the EFA Haircut-a-thon! We are offering: - $10 Shampoo, Cut and Blowdry - $5 Brow Sculpt - $5 Lip Wax Call 316-440-5555 x1 today to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are allowed based on availability. The final haircut will start at 7pm. [Offers valid 8/27/14 from 3 - 8 p.m only. Not valid with any other promotion [including sale], coupon, promotional gift card, package, or on previous services.]
FREE 30 Day Challenge with Omega Training
08/04/2014 to 08/29/2014Feel like you're losing the battle of the bulge? Take back your waistline with full-body workouts at Omega Training! Sign up for our customer appreciation 30 Day Challenge today! Our full-body workouts are perfect for all ages and ability levels, to help you tighten and tone, slim and trim that body. Our goal is to give you the most effective workout strengthening every muscle, attacking every ounce of unwanted fat, improving your metabolism and lowering your stress. Lose fat, gain strength and feel better than ever today! You will meet every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 6 a.m. in August. Let this be your chance to get your life back on track!
Haircut-a-Thon!
08/27/2014 to 08/27/2014Eric Fisher Academy Cut for a Cause: HAIRCUT-A-THON! Support the Kansas American Diabetes Association $10 haircut (includes shampoo and blowdry) $5 lip waxes and $5 eye-brow sculpting. Benefits the ADA. Call today to schedule an appointment and mention Cut for a Cause. Walk-ins are allowed based on availability. Final haircut will start at 7PM. Offer valid 8/27/14 from 3 - 8pm only.
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.
Night: Works on Paper from the Amon Carter Museum of American Art
05/10/2014 to 08/31/2014Although night scenes - or nocturnes - have been produced by artists for centuries, it was American artist James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) who made the subject famous - or perhaps more accurately, infamous. In 1877, one of Whistler's nocturnes, displayed in London, enraged critic John Ruskin who declared, "[I] never expected to hear a coxcomb as 200 guineas for flinging a pot of paint in the public's face." In response, Whistler sued Ruskin for libel and the subsequent court case essentially became a trial about the validity of modern art. Before Whistler produced his nocturnes, the night was treated merely as background. After Whistler, however, night became a subject in itself. From narrative work by publishers Currier and Ives, to atmospheric work by Whistler, to abstractions by Ben Shahn, this exhibition - from the Amon Carter Museum of American Art - features key examples of nocturnes from the 19th century to the 1960s.
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.
Tony Hawk - Rad Science National Traveling Exhibit
05/24/2014 to 09/01/2014Leap, skid, turn and flip into the culture of the popular sport, skateboarding. With world-renowned pro skater Tony Hawk at your side, delve into how gravity, force, velocity, acceleration, inertia and balance make radical tricks possible. Produced by Exhibit IQ. Locally sponsored by Lora and Don Barry and Pepsi.
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."
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.
Coffee with the Curator at Museum of World Treasures
06/26/2014 to 10/30/2014On the last Thursday of every month, join a staff member, volunteer, or guest speaker for a fun and educational informal lecture. Enjoy coffee from The Spice Merchant, pastries, and new friendships. Although this program is designed for seniors, everyone is welcome to attend. This event is sponsored in part by The Spice Merchant, Wichita's original gourmet coffee roaster.
Grand Tunes in New Market Square
08/28/2014 to 08/28/2014Music brought to you by WolfBones! Bring your lawn chairs and sign up to win prizes while you enjoy this free concert under the flags in front of Bed Bath 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.
Night: Works on Paper from the Amon Carter Museum of American Art
05/10/2014 to 08/31/2014Although night scenes - or nocturnes - have been produced by artists for centuries, it was American artist James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) who made the subject famous - or perhaps more accurately, infamous. In 1877, one of Whistler's nocturnes, displayed in London, enraged critic John Ruskin who declared, "[I] never expected to hear a coxcomb as 200 guineas for flinging a pot of paint in the public's face." In response, Whistler sued Ruskin for libel and the subsequent court case essentially became a trial about the validity of modern art. Before Whistler produced his nocturnes, the night was treated merely as background. After Whistler, however, night became a subject in itself. From narrative work by publishers Currier and Ives, to atmospheric work by Whistler, to abstractions by Ben Shahn, this exhibition - from the Amon Carter Museum of American Art - features key examples of nocturnes from the 19th century to the 1960s.
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.
Queensryche featuring Geoff Tate at The Cotillion
08/28/2014 to 08/28/2014All 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!
Tony Hawk - Rad Science National Traveling Exhibit
05/24/2014 to 09/01/2014Leap, skid, turn and flip into the culture of the popular sport, skateboarding. With world-renowned pro skater Tony Hawk at your side, delve into how gravity, force, velocity, acceleration, inertia and balance make radical tricks possible. Produced by Exhibit IQ. Locally sponsored by Lora and Don Barry and Pepsi.
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."
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.
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.
Final Friday
08/29/2014 to 08/29/2014Kansas artist Barbara Niewald joins us at Bella Luz to discuss her artwork with the public. Barbara works primarily in acrylics but also enjoys collage and mixed media.
FREE 30 Day Challenge with Omega Training
08/04/2014 to 08/29/2014Feel like you're losing the battle of the bulge? Take back your waistline with full-body workouts at Omega Training! Sign up for our customer appreciation 30 Day Challenge today! Our full-body workouts are perfect for all ages and ability levels, to help you tighten and tone, slim and trim that body. Our goal is to give you the most effective workout strengthening every muscle, attacking every ounce of unwanted fat, improving your metabolism and lowering your stress. Lose fat, gain strength and feel better than ever today! You will meet every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 6 a.m. in August. Let this be your chance to get your life back on track!
Lake Afton Public Observatory Presents: Famous Astronomers
08/29/2014 to 08/30/2014Earth 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 Aug. 29-30, 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.
Night: Works on Paper from the Amon Carter Museum of American Art
05/10/2014 to 08/31/2014Although night scenes - or nocturnes - have been produced by artists for centuries, it was American artist James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) who made the subject famous - or perhaps more accurately, infamous. In 1877, one of Whistler's nocturnes, displayed in London, enraged critic John Ruskin who declared, "[I] never expected to hear a coxcomb as 200 guineas for flinging a pot of paint in the public's face." In response, Whistler sued Ruskin for libel and the subsequent court case essentially became a trial about the validity of modern art. Before Whistler produced his nocturnes, the night was treated merely as background. After Whistler, however, night became a subject in itself. From narrative work by publishers Currier and Ives, to atmospheric work by Whistler, to abstractions by Ben Shahn, this exhibition - from the Amon Carter Museum of American Art - features key examples of nocturnes from the 19th century to the 1960s.
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.
Taking Back Kansas Public Rally
08/29/2014 to 08/29/2014Come to the Taking Back Kansas free public rally hosted by Women for Kansas. Featuring the Cherokee Maidens and the Sycamore Swing. A. Price Woodard Park (west of Century II by the river). No charge. There will be food trucks. Attendees should bring lawn chairs or blankets.
The Alley Forest Shortcut on the Way to the Devil's Thrift Store- Art Show & Live Music
08/29/2014 to 08/29/2014These five artists have been making art for years and have finally got together to show their work. Enjoy drawings and stencil art by Jenn Irvin and Shawn Bair, photography by John Irvin, and live music by "Not a Joke" with Gage Abele and Chyeanna Marquez.
Tony Hawk - Rad Science National Traveling Exhibit
05/24/2014 to 09/01/2014Leap, skid, turn and flip into the culture of the popular sport, skateboarding. With world-renowned pro skater Tony Hawk at your side, delve into how gravity, force, velocity, acceleration, inertia and balance make radical tricks possible. Produced by Exhibit IQ. Locally sponsored by Lora and Don Barry and Pepsi.
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 Wingnuts vs. Laredo Lemurs
08/29/2014 to 09/01/2014The Wichita Wingnuts play the Laredo Lemurs at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.
#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.
Age of the Gunfighter at Old Cowtown Museum
08/30/2014 to 08/30/2014Trigger-happy cowboys are coming to Old Cowtown Museum for the exciting “Age of the Gunfighter” event. The best gun-fighting re-enactors from Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma, and Colorado will compete to see who’s the fastest – or the most authentic – draw in the west.
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.
Cherokee Maidens Chuckwagon Supper & Show
08/30/2014 to 08/30/2014Join us for a special chuckwagon show featuring the Cherokee Maidens and their band, Sycamore Swing. The Cherokee Maidens have been described as "The Andrew Sisters meet Bob Wills." Cherokee Maidens leader, Robin Macy, has recorded and performed with Danger in the Air, the Dixie Chicks, and Big Twang, as well as releasing several solo albums. The other Cherokee Maidens, Jenny Lou Pettersen and Monica Taylor, have also recorded solo projects. Jenny Lou is also the newest member of our very own Prairie Rose Rangers.
Discovery Days at Museum of World Treasures
08/30/2014 to 08/30/2014On 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!
Lake Afton Public Observatory Presents: Famous Astronomers
08/29/2014 to 08/30/2014Earth 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 Aug. 29-30, 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.
Night: Works on Paper from the Amon Carter Museum of American Art
05/10/2014 to 08/31/2014Although night scenes - or nocturnes - have been produced by artists for centuries, it was American artist James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) who made the subject famous - or perhaps more accurately, infamous. In 1877, one of Whistler's nocturnes, displayed in London, enraged critic John Ruskin who declared, "[I] never expected to hear a coxcomb as 200 guineas for flinging a pot of paint in the public's face." In response, Whistler sued Ruskin for libel and the subsequent court case essentially became a trial about the validity of modern art. Before Whistler produced his nocturnes, the night was treated merely as background. After Whistler, however, night became a subject in itself. From narrative work by publishers Currier and Ives, to atmospheric work by Whistler, to abstractions by Ben Shahn, this exhibition - from the Amon Carter Museum of American Art - features key examples of nocturnes from the 19th century to the 1960s.
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.
The Color Vibe - Wichita
08/30/2014 to 08/30/2014WICHITA, KS - We want you to come party with us! Grab your friends, family and neighbors for the most COLORFUL 5k you've ever been a part of! The Color Vibe is coming to the Wichita area on August 30th and don't want you to miss out on all the fun - join us as we throw #VIBErant color on you as you run, walk or even skip through our color stations and finish off with a HUGE dance party full of color throws, a DJ and a ton of fun! Kids 12 and under are free with a paid adult! A portion of the proceeds will also benefit the local charity: Ronald McDonald House Charities SAVE $5.00 off registration by using the code: WICHITA5
Tony Hawk - Rad Science National Traveling Exhibit
05/24/2014 to 09/01/2014Leap, skid, turn and flip into the culture of the popular sport, skateboarding. With world-renowned pro skater Tony Hawk at your side, delve into how gravity, force, velocity, acceleration, inertia and balance make radical tricks possible. Produced by Exhibit IQ. Locally sponsored by Lora and Don Barry and Pepsi.
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 Black Arts Festival
08/30/2014 to 09/01/2014The Wichita Black Arts Festival Association (WBAFA) is a nonprofit, all volunteer, cultural organization aimed at enriching the lives of the Wichita, Kansas community (and surrounding areas)members through the education and promotion of the rich heritage that the African American culture has contributed to this great nation. This is accomplished through the production and presentation of high quality arts programs throughout the year, climaxing with the annual Wichita Black Arts Festival - a three day event that takes place over the Labor Day holiday weekend.
Wichita Wingnuts vs. Laredo Lemurs
08/29/2014 to 09/01/2014The Wichita Wingnuts play the Laredo Lemurs at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.
#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.
Food Trucks at the Fountains
07/27/2014 Join some of Wichita's favorite food trucks for an afternoon of delicious homemade specials and live music at the beautiful WaterWalk Pavilion. Trucks involved so far: B.S. Sandwhich Press, Cake Face Bake Shop & Deli, Hopperoni Express, Let'm Eat Brats, The Flying Stove, & Ginger Lily Boutique.
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.
Night: Works on Paper from the Amon Carter Museum of American Art
05/10/2014 to 08/31/2014Although night scenes - or nocturnes - have been produced by artists for centuries, it was American artist James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) who made the subject famous - or perhaps more accurately, infamous. In 1877, one of Whistler's nocturnes, displayed in London, enraged critic John Ruskin who declared, "[I] never expected to hear a coxcomb as 200 guineas for flinging a pot of paint in the public's face." In response, Whistler sued Ruskin for libel and the subsequent court case essentially became a trial about the validity of modern art. Before Whistler produced his nocturnes, the night was treated merely as background. After Whistler, however, night became a subject in itself. From narrative work by publishers Currier and Ives, to atmospheric work by Whistler, to abstractions by Ben Shahn, this exhibition - from the Amon Carter Museum of American Art - features key examples of nocturnes from the 19th century to the 1960s.
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.
Tony Hawk - Rad Science National Traveling Exhibit
05/24/2014 to 09/01/2014Leap, skid, turn and flip into the culture of the popular sport, skateboarding. With world-renowned pro skater Tony Hawk at your side, delve into how gravity, force, velocity, acceleration, inertia and balance make radical tricks possible. Produced by Exhibit IQ. Locally sponsored by Lora and Don Barry and Pepsi.
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 Black Arts Festival
08/30/2014 to 09/01/2014The Wichita Black Arts Festival Association (WBAFA) is a nonprofit, all volunteer, cultural organization aimed at enriching the lives of the Wichita, Kansas community (and surrounding areas)members through the education and promotion of the rich heritage that the African American culture has contributed to this great nation. This is accomplished through the production and presentation of high quality arts programs throughout the year, climaxing with the annual Wichita Black Arts Festival - a three day event that takes place over the Labor Day holiday weekend.
Wichita Wingnuts vs. Laredo Lemurs
08/29/2014 to 09/01/2014The Wichita Wingnuts play the Laredo Lemurs at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.
Music Theater for Young People - Summer Camps 2014
06/01/2014 MTYP SUMMER CAMPS ARE FULL OF FUN! 3 different camp levels Visit mtypks.org for dates & times of our summer camps!
Music Theater for Young People - Summer Camps 2014
06/01/2014 MTYP SUMMER CAMPS ARE FULL OF FUN! 3 different camp levels Visit mtypks.org for dates & times of our summer camps!
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.
Tony Hawk - Rad Science National Traveling Exhibit
05/24/2014 to 09/01/2014Leap, skid, turn and flip into the culture of the popular sport, skateboarding. With world-renowned pro skater Tony Hawk at your side, delve into how gravity, force, velocity, acceleration, inertia and balance make radical tricks possible. Produced by Exhibit IQ. Locally sponsored by Lora and Don Barry and Pepsi.
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.
Wichita Black Arts Festival
08/30/2014 to 09/01/2014The Wichita Black Arts Festival Association (WBAFA) is a nonprofit, all volunteer, cultural organization aimed at enriching the lives of the Wichita, Kansas community (and surrounding areas)members through the education and promotion of the rich heritage that the African American culture has contributed to this great nation. This is accomplished through the production and presentation of high quality arts programs throughout the year, climaxing with the annual Wichita Black Arts Festival - a three day event that takes place over the Labor Day holiday weekend.
Wichita Wingnuts vs. Laredo Lemurs
08/29/2014 to 09/01/2014The Wichita Wingnuts play the Laredo Lemurs at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.
#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."