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Geology Rocks! Exhibit
04/07/2014 to 07/05/2014This exhibit features the private rock collection of Jim and Ardis Cruz. Come see rare rocks from all over the country in this unique at the Butler County History Center and Kansas Oil Museum.
George Catlin's American Buffalo
02/01/2014 to 05/11/2014Forty early 19th-century paintings of American buffalo will have special resonance with Wichita Art Museum visitors this spring. Kansas embraces the buffalo as our state animal, and the song first published as "Oh, Give Me a Home Where the Buffalo Roam" in 1873 in Smith County Kansas is our state song. Direct from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the museum presents George Catlin's American Buffalo. Some 450 works by Catlin now exist in the Smithsonian American Art Museum holdings. Forty paintings that feature the buffalo have been selected from this rich cache for this special exhibition. Catlin depicted the majesty of the animal, herds grazing on the grasslands, and Indians on the hunt. Several works also portray the Mandan buffalo dance. The compelling paintings reveal how the native groups relied on the buffalo and, simultaneously, demonstrate Catlin's awe of the imposing wild creature.
Iconic Views of the Santa Fe Trail Exhibition
02/01/2014 to 05/11/2014Come and see Iconic Views of the Santa Fe Trail as documented by: Bill and Betty Dickerson, Robert Aitchison, Kenneth Adams, Ed Davison, Dick Mason, Doel Reed, Victor Higgins and more from February 1 – May 11, 2014. This exhibition will run concurrent with the Wichita Art Museums George Catlin Exhibition.
Indian Center Community Night
01/15/2014 to 12/17/2014Community Night is a chance for the American Indian community and the public to take part in a variety of activities that are part of the Amercian Indian culture. Many Community Nights also feature a special presentation as part of the Indian Center's Share Our Culture Series. Every Wednesday excluding November 26, 2014
Indian Territory: Contemporary American Indian Art from the Wichita Art Museum Collection
02/08/2014 to 07/27/2014Contemporary American Indian artists examine and explore their heritage. At the same time, they live within, absorb, and reflect on the larger American mass culture. Indian Territory in the West ended in 1907, when Oklahoma became the 46th state to enter the Union. Nonetheless, Indian territory as a state of mind and cultural identity remains as potent as ever and very vibrant. Selections from the museum's permanent collection reveal the range of questions, cultural myths, and artistic vocabularies that contemporary American Indian artists grapple with today.
Kansas Porcelain Artists Exhibit
03/06/2014 to 04/30/2014This exhibit celebrates the art of porcelain painting. Porcelain art or China painting is the fine art form achieved by the application of overglaze colors to a glazed china blank or porcelain. The china or porcelain is then fired in a kiln (1333 to 1530'F) thus making the painting permanent. Overglaze colors (china paints) are powder paints composed of minerals and flux. A medium of oil is used to grind the paints. Another medium is used as the vehicle to apply the paint with a brush to the article being painted. The flux in the china paints helps to lower the melting point below that of the glaze to which it is applied. The flux causes the paints to melt with the fired on glaze of the object being painted. It can take from one to seven or more firings to complete the painting. The number of firings depends on the painter and the technique used, but can usually be finished in three to four firings. The following artists have work on display in the exhibit: Audrey Lawson, Emporia; Lynda Schreck, Emporia; Theresa Brown, Wichita; Micki Sawyer, Haysville; Glenda Crafton, Wichita; Nancy Fricker, Wichita; Linda Ridge, Augusta; Ruby Tobey, Wichita; Neva Madill, Wichita; Janet Kadel, Wichita; Karen Wiley, Wichita; Mary Blankinship, Wichita; Margaret Doornbos, El Dorado; Teresa Bachman, El Dorado; Sandy Lorei, Wichita; Ann Albright, McPherson; Lou Herndon, Wichita; and Paula Olson, Wichita.
MathAlive! National Traveling Exhibit
02/01/2014 to 05/04/2014Math Has Never Been So Sweet! Experience real math at work as you ride in a live-action snowboard race, control a Mars rover, design and play your own video game, capture your image in a 360 freeze-motion video and more. Presented nationally by Raytheon, in association with MathMovesU. Presented and organized by Evergreen Exhibitions.
MEMPHIS
04/15/2014 to 04/17/2014Theater League presents MEMPHIS live at the Century II Concert Hall, April 15-17, 2014! Inspired by actual events, MEMPHIS is about a white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. Tickets start at $40 and are to purchase online at theaterleague.com, at the WichitaTix box office, or by calling 316.219.4849. Show times are: Tuesday, April 15 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17 7:30 p.m.
New Film - Perfect Little Planet
01/20/2014 to 05/02/2014Perfect Little Planet Opens Saturday, Jan. 18 And you thought planning a vacation was hard! Find out what happens when an alien family tries to decide where to take a cosmic trip. Where do you think they'll end up? Located in the Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium. No general museum admission is needed to do the dome. Dome prices apply. Show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316-660-0600 to confirm daily show times.
Pastel National 2014
03/28/2014 to 05/11/2014This exhibition is a national showcase, highlighting the art of pastel on paper. This year’s exhibit was juried by Marla Baggetta, pastel artist.
Paul Cézanne's Apples: Still Life from the Wichita Art Museum Collection
01/18/2014 to 04/20/2014Still life - the arrangement and artistic portrayal of inanimate and often commonplace objects - has been a respected category of artmaking for centuries. A golden age of still-life painting emerged in Northern Europe in the 17th century as a prosperous and growing merchant class focused on home and personal possessions. With the advent of modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, still life again grew in popularity. For modern artists, still life became a foil for dynamic artistic experimentation. As French artist Paul Cézanne defiantly claimed, "with an apple, I will astonish Paris." This spring, the Wichita Art Museum examines the range of avenues for still-life painting in 19th- and 20th-century American art. Select work from the museum's collection reveals how artists approached this time-honored tradition with distinctly different approaches.
War Paint
04/16/2014 to 04/20/2014

In War Paint by Dr. Bret Jones, a modern-day Muskogee-Creek Indian girl attempts to prove herself in college but has a crisis of identity. A death in her family and a unique Anthropology assignment force her to rediscover her true heritage as she alienates others, tries her family's patience, and finds love along the way. The stories relevancy lies in the cultural limbo faced by American Indians often torn between mainstream society and the desire to carry on the traditions of their people.

Theatre Tickets

  • $25 General Admission
  • $20 Members/ Senior Citizens
  • $15 Students
  • $100 Season Tickets ($80 members)
  • $89 Flex Tickets ($75 members)

Vault Members receive free admission on opening nights.

Get your tickets today by calling the Box Office at
(316) 315-0151.


Join us on Opening Nights and enjoy a Wine and Cheese Reception before the show!
Open to the public and Vault members.

Alefs Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Boot Camp
04/17/2014 to 04/17/2014Harley-Davidson® Motorcycle Boot Camp is a great introduction to riding and the world of Harley-Davidson. Learn about everything from the headlights to the tailpipes, how to tell a Sportster® Motorcycle from a Softail® Motorcycle, and which bike is perfect for you. This event is 100% FREE and includes food, and drinks. If you have dreamed about getting on a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle or even if you’re piled high with excuses not to ride – This event is for you! Harley-Davidson® Motorcycle Boot Camp is not a sales pitch! We will teach you the basics of bikes from headlights to the tailpipes and everyone will get to sit on a bike and fire one up! Come yourself or bring a friend! Space is very limited – So sign up quickly. RSVP at http://alefshdbootcamp2014.eventbrite.com
Geology Rocks! Exhibit
04/07/2014 to 07/05/2014This exhibit features the private rock collection of Jim and Ardis Cruz. Come see rare rocks from all over the country in this unique at the Butler County History Center and Kansas Oil Museum.
George Catlin's American Buffalo
02/01/2014 to 05/11/2014Forty early 19th-century paintings of American buffalo will have special resonance with Wichita Art Museum visitors this spring. Kansas embraces the buffalo as our state animal, and the song first published as "Oh, Give Me a Home Where the Buffalo Roam" in 1873 in Smith County Kansas is our state song. Direct from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the museum presents George Catlin's American Buffalo. Some 450 works by Catlin now exist in the Smithsonian American Art Museum holdings. Forty paintings that feature the buffalo have been selected from this rich cache for this special exhibition. Catlin depicted the majesty of the animal, herds grazing on the grasslands, and Indians on the hunt. Several works also portray the Mandan buffalo dance. The compelling paintings reveal how the native groups relied on the buffalo and, simultaneously, demonstrate Catlin's awe of the imposing wild creature.
I LOVE A PIANO (The Music of Irving Berlin)
04/17/2014 to 04/26/2014This Broadway on Douglas revue of I LOVE A PIANO is the celebration of the music and lyrics of Irving Berlin. It follows the journey of a piano as it moves in and out of American lives from the turn of the century to the present. Along the way, the story comes to vibrant life with more than 60 of Irving Berlin's most beloved songs, including classics such as "Blue Skies," "There's No Business Like Show Business," "Puttin' on the Ritz," "Cheek to Cheek,"   "Always," "How Deep is the Ocean," "Anything You Can Do," "God Bless America," and, of course, "I Love a Piano." Alternately heartbreaking and hilarious, rousing and reflective, I LOVE A PIANO is a fitting tribute to the man whom, after Jerome Kern famously said had "no place in American music," became American music.
Iconic Views of the Santa Fe Trail Exhibition
02/01/2014 to 05/11/2014Come and see Iconic Views of the Santa Fe Trail as documented by: Bill and Betty Dickerson, Robert Aitchison, Kenneth Adams, Ed Davison, Dick Mason, Doel Reed, Victor Higgins and more from February 1 – May 11, 2014. This exhibition will run concurrent with the Wichita Art Museums George Catlin Exhibition.
Indian Territory: Contemporary American Indian Art from the Wichita Art Museum Collection
02/08/2014 to 07/27/2014Contemporary American Indian artists examine and explore their heritage. At the same time, they live within, absorb, and reflect on the larger American mass culture. Indian Territory in the West ended in 1907, when Oklahoma became the 46th state to enter the Union. Nonetheless, Indian territory as a state of mind and cultural identity remains as potent as ever and very vibrant. Selections from the museum's permanent collection reveal the range of questions, cultural myths, and artistic vocabularies that contemporary American Indian artists grapple with today.
Kansas Porcelain Artists Exhibit
03/06/2014 to 04/30/2014This exhibit celebrates the art of porcelain painting. Porcelain art or China painting is the fine art form achieved by the application of overglaze colors to a glazed china blank or porcelain. The china or porcelain is then fired in a kiln (1333 to 1530'F) thus making the painting permanent. Overglaze colors (china paints) are powder paints composed of minerals and flux. A medium of oil is used to grind the paints. Another medium is used as the vehicle to apply the paint with a brush to the article being painted. The flux in the china paints helps to lower the melting point below that of the glaze to which it is applied. The flux causes the paints to melt with the fired on glaze of the object being painted. It can take from one to seven or more firings to complete the painting. The number of firings depends on the painter and the technique used, but can usually be finished in three to four firings. The following artists have work on display in the exhibit: Audrey Lawson, Emporia; Lynda Schreck, Emporia; Theresa Brown, Wichita; Micki Sawyer, Haysville; Glenda Crafton, Wichita; Nancy Fricker, Wichita; Linda Ridge, Augusta; Ruby Tobey, Wichita; Neva Madill, Wichita; Janet Kadel, Wichita; Karen Wiley, Wichita; Mary Blankinship, Wichita; Margaret Doornbos, El Dorado; Teresa Bachman, El Dorado; Sandy Lorei, Wichita; Ann Albright, McPherson; Lou Herndon, Wichita; and Paula Olson, Wichita.
Man of La Mancha
04/10/2014 to 05/04/2014

Man of La Mancha
Winner of 5 Tony Awards
April 10-May 4
Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m.
$23 for Thursdays and Sundays/$25 for Fridays and Saturdays

One of the most beloved American musicals, Man of La Mancha will be sure to enchant audiences of all ages. This Broadway classic follows the romantic and noble journey of a knight's quest to right all wrongs and win the heart of a good woman as he dreams "The Impossible Dream."

For tickets, call 316-618-0444

MathAlive! National Traveling Exhibit
02/01/2014 to 05/04/2014Math Has Never Been So Sweet! Experience real math at work as you ride in a live-action snowboard race, control a Mars rover, design and play your own video game, capture your image in a 360 freeze-motion video and more. Presented nationally by Raytheon, in association with MathMovesU. Presented and organized by Evergreen Exhibitions.
MEMPHIS
04/15/2014 to 04/17/2014Theater League presents MEMPHIS live at the Century II Concert Hall, April 15-17, 2014! Inspired by actual events, MEMPHIS is about a white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. Tickets start at $40 and are to purchase online at theaterleague.com, at the WichitaTix box office, or by calling 316.219.4849. Show times are: Tuesday, April 15 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17 7:30 p.m.
New Film - Perfect Little Planet
01/20/2014 to 05/02/2014Perfect Little Planet Opens Saturday, Jan. 18 And you thought planning a vacation was hard! Find out what happens when an alien family tries to decide where to take a cosmic trip. Where do you think they'll end up? Located in the Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium. No general museum admission is needed to do the dome. Dome prices apply. Show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316-660-0600 to confirm daily show times.
Pastel National 2014
03/28/2014 to 05/11/2014This exhibition is a national showcase, highlighting the art of pastel on paper. This year’s exhibit was juried by Marla Baggetta, pastel artist.
Paul Cézanne's Apples: Still Life from the Wichita Art Museum Collection
01/18/2014 to 04/20/2014Still life - the arrangement and artistic portrayal of inanimate and often commonplace objects - has been a respected category of artmaking for centuries. A golden age of still-life painting emerged in Northern Europe in the 17th century as a prosperous and growing merchant class focused on home and personal possessions. With the advent of modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, still life again grew in popularity. For modern artists, still life became a foil for dynamic artistic experimentation. As French artist Paul Cézanne defiantly claimed, "with an apple, I will astonish Paris." This spring, the Wichita Art Museum examines the range of avenues for still-life painting in 19th- and 20th-century American art. Select work from the museum's collection reveals how artists approached this time-honored tradition with distinctly different approaches.
Presence Program: The Gift of Art
04/17/2014 to 04/17/2014Those with early to mid-stage Alzheimer's are invited to attend a free, interactive program with the museum docents aimed at encouraging art appreciation, personal expression, and emotional well-being. For program reservations, contact Courtney Spousta, curator of education, at 316-268-4907. Free admission.
Spring Pamper Event at EFS Derby
04/17/2014 to 04/17/2014Get a little "me" time! Join us at Eric Fisher Salon Derby on Thursday, April 17th 5:30PM - 8PM to sample our luxury spa treatments! - FREE Mini Mirabella Makeup Applications - demonstrated by an international artist from Mirabella Beauty! - FREE Chair Massages - FREE Chella Anti-Fatigue Eye Masks - FREE Aveda Ritual Hand Treatments [First come, first serve.]
War Paint
04/16/2014 to 04/20/2014

In War Paint by Dr. Bret Jones, a modern-day Muskogee-Creek Indian girl attempts to prove herself in college but has a crisis of identity. A death in her family and a unique Anthropology assignment force her to rediscover her true heritage as she alienates others, tries her family's patience, and finds love along the way. The stories relevancy lies in the cultural limbo faced by American Indians often torn between mainstream society and the desire to carry on the traditions of their people.

Theatre Tickets

  • $25 General Admission
  • $20 Members/ Senior Citizens
  • $15 Students
  • $100 Season Tickets ($80 members)
  • $89 Flex Tickets ($75 members)

Vault Members receive free admission on opening nights.

Get your tickets today by calling the Box Office at
(316) 315-0151.


Join us on Opening Nights and enjoy a Wine and Cheese Reception before the show!
Open to the public and Vault members.

Children's Theatre: Rugrats Live
04/11/2014 to 05/03/2014Join us for delightful children's theatre shows for all ages!

Individual tickets are just $15.00 per person*
Tickets include a kids' fare lunch: Hot dogs, chicken nuggets, french fries, macaroni and cheese, applesauce and a cookie for dessert.

Matinee performances are Friday and Saturdays. Doors open at 11:00 a.m., buffet is at 11:15 a.m. and the show starts at 12:30 p.m.

Call our box office at 316-612-7696 for tickets or information on group discounts for any occasion.

*Does not include tax.

Deviator, Kings Upon the Main, and Empire Falls
04/18/2014 to 04/18/2014Deviator will be live at Rock Island Live. Influences are Pink Floyd and the Doors. Joining them will be Empire Falls and Kings Upon the Main. Check it out. $5 Cover.
Drive-By Truckers
04/18/2014 to 04/18/2014Based out of Athens, Georgia, Drive-By Truckers are set to release their 12th album, English Oceans, in the U.S. on Mar. 4. Oceans is an elegantly balanced and deeply engaged new effort that finds the group refreshed and firing on all cylinders.

All but one of the collection's 13 new songs, written by singer-guitarists and co-founding members Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley, were recorded during 13 days of sessions in August 2013 with longtime producer David Barbe. The album was recorded with a compact, retooled lineup. Jay Gonzalez, who joined the band in 2008 as keyboardist, stepped into an expanded role by adding guitar to his duties, while bassist Matt Patton was drafted from the Tuscaloosa group The Dexateens. The unit was road-tested during dates in 2013.

Co-founder Cooley said, "This lineup is so direct. It can go from this chainsaw rock ‘n' roll to very delicate, pretty-sounding stuff. We wrote a lot of those kinds of songs, and this lineup got all of that well."

Geology Rocks! Exhibit
04/07/2014 to 07/05/2014This exhibit features the private rock collection of Jim and Ardis Cruz. Come see rare rocks from all over the country in this unique at the Butler County History Center and Kansas Oil Museum.
George Catlin's American Buffalo
02/01/2014 to 05/11/2014Forty early 19th-century paintings of American buffalo will have special resonance with Wichita Art Museum visitors this spring. Kansas embraces the buffalo as our state animal, and the song first published as "Oh, Give Me a Home Where the Buffalo Roam" in 1873 in Smith County Kansas is our state song. Direct from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the museum presents George Catlin's American Buffalo. Some 450 works by Catlin now exist in the Smithsonian American Art Museum holdings. Forty paintings that feature the buffalo have been selected from this rich cache for this special exhibition. Catlin depicted the majesty of the animal, herds grazing on the grasslands, and Indians on the hunt. Several works also portray the Mandan buffalo dance. The compelling paintings reveal how the native groups relied on the buffalo and, simultaneously, demonstrate Catlin's awe of the imposing wild creature.
I LOVE A PIANO (The Music of Irving Berlin)
04/17/2014 to 04/26/2014This Broadway on Douglas revue of I LOVE A PIANO is the celebration of the music and lyrics of Irving Berlin. It follows the journey of a piano as it moves in and out of American lives from the turn of the century to the present. Along the way, the story comes to vibrant life with more than 60 of Irving Berlin's most beloved songs, including classics such as "Blue Skies," "There's No Business Like Show Business," "Puttin' on the Ritz," "Cheek to Cheek,"   "Always," "How Deep is the Ocean," "Anything You Can Do," "God Bless America," and, of course, "I Love a Piano." Alternately heartbreaking and hilarious, rousing and reflective, I LOVE A PIANO is a fitting tribute to the man whom, after Jerome Kern famously said had "no place in American music," became American music.
Iconic Views of the Santa Fe Trail Exhibition
02/01/2014 to 05/11/2014Come and see Iconic Views of the Santa Fe Trail as documented by: Bill and Betty Dickerson, Robert Aitchison, Kenneth Adams, Ed Davison, Dick Mason, Doel Reed, Victor Higgins and more from February 1 – May 11, 2014. This exhibition will run concurrent with the Wichita Art Museums George Catlin Exhibition.
Indian Territory: Contemporary American Indian Art from the Wichita Art Museum Collection
02/08/2014 to 07/27/2014Contemporary American Indian artists examine and explore their heritage. At the same time, they live within, absorb, and reflect on the larger American mass culture. Indian Territory in the West ended in 1907, when Oklahoma became the 46th state to enter the Union. Nonetheless, Indian territory as a state of mind and cultural identity remains as potent as ever and very vibrant. Selections from the museum's permanent collection reveal the range of questions, cultural myths, and artistic vocabularies that contemporary American Indian artists grapple with today.
Kansas Porcelain Artists Exhibit
03/06/2014 to 04/30/2014This exhibit celebrates the art of porcelain painting. Porcelain art or China painting is the fine art form achieved by the application of overglaze colors to a glazed china blank or porcelain. The china or porcelain is then fired in a kiln (1333 to 1530'F) thus making the painting permanent. Overglaze colors (china paints) are powder paints composed of minerals and flux. A medium of oil is used to grind the paints. Another medium is used as the vehicle to apply the paint with a brush to the article being painted. The flux in the china paints helps to lower the melting point below that of the glaze to which it is applied. The flux causes the paints to melt with the fired on glaze of the object being painted. It can take from one to seven or more firings to complete the painting. The number of firings depends on the painter and the technique used, but can usually be finished in three to four firings. The following artists have work on display in the exhibit: Audrey Lawson, Emporia; Lynda Schreck, Emporia; Theresa Brown, Wichita; Micki Sawyer, Haysville; Glenda Crafton, Wichita; Nancy Fricker, Wichita; Linda Ridge, Augusta; Ruby Tobey, Wichita; Neva Madill, Wichita; Janet Kadel, Wichita; Karen Wiley, Wichita; Mary Blankinship, Wichita; Margaret Doornbos, El Dorado; Teresa Bachman, El Dorado; Sandy Lorei, Wichita; Ann Albright, McPherson; Lou Herndon, Wichita; and Paula Olson, Wichita.
Lake Afton Public Observatory Presents: Celestial Favorites
04/18/2014 to 04/19/2014With so many beautiful objects to view in the evening skies, sometimes it is difficult for the staff of the observatory to decide what to look at. So we have decided to let our visitors help us out. In addition to looking at Mars, Jupiter or Saturn, and a cluster of stars, Observatory visitors also get to vote on an additional celestial object that they would like to observe. “Celestial Favorites” will be presented on Friday and Saturday evenings of April 18-19, and 25-26; May 16-17, 23-24, and 30-31 and June 13-14, 20-21 and 27-28.
Man of La Mancha
04/10/2014 to 05/04/2014

Man of La Mancha
Winner of 5 Tony Awards
April 10-May 4
Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m.
$23 for Thursdays and Sundays/$25 for Fridays and Saturdays

One of the most beloved American musicals, Man of La Mancha will be sure to enchant audiences of all ages. This Broadway classic follows the romantic and noble journey of a knight's quest to right all wrongs and win the heart of a good woman as he dreams "The Impossible Dream."

For tickets, call 316-618-0444

MathAlive! National Traveling Exhibit
02/01/2014 to 05/04/2014Math Has Never Been So Sweet! Experience real math at work as you ride in a live-action snowboard race, control a Mars rover, design and play your own video game, capture your image in a 360 freeze-motion video and more. Presented nationally by Raytheon, in association with MathMovesU. Presented and organized by Evergreen Exhibitions.
New Film - Perfect Little Planet
01/20/2014 to 05/02/2014Perfect Little Planet Opens Saturday, Jan. 18 And you thought planning a vacation was hard! Find out what happens when an alien family tries to decide where to take a cosmic trip. Where do you think they'll end up? Located in the Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium. No general museum admission is needed to do the dome. Dome prices apply. Show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316-660-0600 to confirm daily show times.
Pastel National 2014
03/28/2014 to 05/11/2014This exhibition is a national showcase, highlighting the art of pastel on paper. This year’s exhibit was juried by Marla Baggetta, pastel artist.
Paul Cézanne's Apples: Still Life from the Wichita Art Museum Collection
01/18/2014 to 04/20/2014Still life - the arrangement and artistic portrayal of inanimate and often commonplace objects - has been a respected category of artmaking for centuries. A golden age of still-life painting emerged in Northern Europe in the 17th century as a prosperous and growing merchant class focused on home and personal possessions. With the advent of modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, still life again grew in popularity. For modern artists, still life became a foil for dynamic artistic experimentation. As French artist Paul Cézanne defiantly claimed, "with an apple, I will astonish Paris." This spring, the Wichita Art Museum examines the range of avenues for still-life painting in 19th- and 20th-century American art. Select work from the museum's collection reveals how artists approached this time-honored tradition with distinctly different approaches.
School's Out Edventure - Gotta Go!
04/18/2014 to 04/18/2014Keep the kids grades K - 8 busy with our hands-on sessions while you're at work. Gotta Go! - Friday, April 18 Everybody does it, so why not look at the digestive system from the inside out? Discover what causes gas and the differences between sinkers and floaters. Before and After Care are available. For details, including pricing and registration, visit http://exploration.org/schools_out.html
Sweet Southern Comfort & Rock 'n' Roll
04/04/2014 to 05/03/2014Now Extended through May 3rd! Sweet Southern Comfort & Rock 'n' Roll ! Rockin Musical Revue! Don't miss Christi Moore and the Cabaret Oldtown Band in this show about one woman's journey through the emotional music of the 1960's. Featuring songs by artists like Etta James, Roy Orbison, Otis Redding and Janis Joplin. It's Soul, It's Blues, It's Rock 'n' Roll ! It'll blow your hair back!
War Paint
04/16/2014 to 04/20/2014

In War Paint by Dr. Bret Jones, a modern-day Muskogee-Creek Indian girl attempts to prove herself in college but has a crisis of identity. A death in her family and a unique Anthropology assignment force her to rediscover her true heritage as she alienates others, tries her family's patience, and finds love along the way. The stories relevancy lies in the cultural limbo faced by American Indians often torn between mainstream society and the desire to carry on the traditions of their people.

Theatre Tickets

  • $25 General Admission
  • $20 Members/ Senior Citizens
  • $15 Students
  • $100 Season Tickets ($80 members)
  • $89 Flex Tickets ($75 members)

Vault Members receive free admission on opening nights.

Get your tickets today by calling the Box Office at
(316) 315-0151.


Join us on Opening Nights and enjoy a Wine and Cheese Reception before the show!
Open to the public and Vault members.

Wichita Art Chatter
04/18/2014 to 04/18/2014Wichita creative types - artists, musicians, designers - give short, illustrated talks about a range of subjects. Strap in for this thought cocktail on a Friday night. Featured presenters include musician Geoffrey Deibel, floral designer Matthew Dover, musician John Harrison, hat designer Jack Kellogg, creative writer Jason Quinn Malott, mosaic artist Tina Murano, and ceramic artist Bruce Van Osdel. Sponsored in part by the Courtney and Marcellette Davis Trust. Presented with the WAM Contemporaries. General admission $10 at the door (includes 1 drink ticket); free admission for WAM members. Dinner available following the program at The Muse. Dinner reservations are recommended at 316-268-4973.
WICHITA HEROES WELCOME HOME
04/18/2014 to 04/18/2014WICHITA HEROES WELCOME HOME Friday, April 18, 2014. Welcome home World War II veterans as they return from a KANSAS HONOR FLIGHT to Washington, D.C to visit their War Memorial that was built for them by a grateful nation. FREE PARK-N-RIDE. 10:00am at the Best Western Airport Inn, 6815 W. Kellogg Dr. Wichita. We will form a Wichita Patriotic Gauntlet in the airport and welcome these WWII veterans as they get off the airplane. Bagpipes, singing and veterans salute are just some of the exciting things happening. Bring your American flag and join in the salute to 95+ year young Kansas heroes. www.kansashonorflight.org for more information.
Children's Theatre: Rugrats Live
04/11/2014 to 05/03/2014Join us for delightful children's theatre shows for all ages!

Individual tickets are just $15.00 per person*
Tickets include a kids' fare lunch: Hot dogs, chicken nuggets, french fries, macaroni and cheese, applesauce and a cookie for dessert.

Matinee performances are Friday and Saturdays. Doors open at 11:00 a.m., buffet is at 11:15 a.m. and the show starts at 12:30 p.m.

Call our box office at 316-612-7696 for tickets or information on group discounts for any occasion.

*Does not include tax.

Easter Eggstravaganza
04/19/2014 to 04/19/2014Come one, come all and enjoy Easter activities throughout the day! Meet the Easter bunny, participate in egg guessing games and much more! Kids are encouraged to bring their Easter baskets to collect goodies located throughout the Zoo. There are no traditional Easter egg hunts at Easter Eggstravaganza. We have hidden giant Easter eggs around the Zoo. As you visit the Zoo be sure to count how many of the giant eggs you see. Turn the number in at the tent outside the gift shop and receive a prize! A special activity for children with special needs will be held at 1:00 p.m. and an activity for visually impaired children will be held at 2:00 p.m. Call 266-8367 or email ask@scz.org to register for these special activities. Regular Zoo admission applies; members get in free with membership card and photo ID.
Geology Rocks! Exhibit
04/07/2014 to 07/05/2014This exhibit features the private rock collection of Jim and Ardis Cruz. Come see rare rocks from all over the country in this unique at the Butler County History Center and Kansas Oil Museum.
George Catlin's American Buffalo
02/01/2014 to 05/11/2014Forty early 19th-century paintings of American buffalo will have special resonance with Wichita Art Museum visitors this spring. Kansas embraces the buffalo as our state animal, and the song first published as "Oh, Give Me a Home Where the Buffalo Roam" in 1873 in Smith County Kansas is our state song. Direct from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the museum presents George Catlin's American Buffalo. Some 450 works by Catlin now exist in the Smithsonian American Art Museum holdings. Forty paintings that feature the buffalo have been selected from this rich cache for this special exhibition. Catlin depicted the majesty of the animal, herds grazing on the grasslands, and Indians on the hunt. Several works also portray the Mandan buffalo dance. The compelling paintings reveal how the native groups relied on the buffalo and, simultaneously, demonstrate Catlin's awe of the imposing wild creature.
I LOVE A PIANO (The Music of Irving Berlin)
04/17/2014 to 04/26/2014This Broadway on Douglas revue of I LOVE A PIANO is the celebration of the music and lyrics of Irving Berlin. It follows the journey of a piano as it moves in and out of American lives from the turn of the century to the present. Along the way, the story comes to vibrant life with more than 60 of Irving Berlin's most beloved songs, including classics such as "Blue Skies," "There's No Business Like Show Business," "Puttin' on the Ritz," "Cheek to Cheek,"   "Always," "How Deep is the Ocean," "Anything You Can Do," "God Bless America," and, of course, "I Love a Piano." Alternately heartbreaking and hilarious, rousing and reflective, I LOVE A PIANO is a fitting tribute to the man whom, after Jerome Kern famously said had "no place in American music," became American music.
Iconic Views of the Santa Fe Trail Exhibition
02/01/2014 to 05/11/2014Come and see Iconic Views of the Santa Fe Trail as documented by: Bill and Betty Dickerson, Robert Aitchison, Kenneth Adams, Ed Davison, Dick Mason, Doel Reed, Victor Higgins and more from February 1 – May 11, 2014. This exhibition will run concurrent with the Wichita Art Museums George Catlin Exhibition.
Indian Territory: Contemporary American Indian Art from the Wichita Art Museum Collection
02/08/2014 to 07/27/2014Contemporary American Indian artists examine and explore their heritage. At the same time, they live within, absorb, and reflect on the larger American mass culture. Indian Territory in the West ended in 1907, when Oklahoma became the 46th state to enter the Union. Nonetheless, Indian territory as a state of mind and cultural identity remains as potent as ever and very vibrant. Selections from the museum's permanent collection reveal the range of questions, cultural myths, and artistic vocabularies that contemporary American Indian artists grapple with today.
Kansas Porcelain Artists Exhibit
03/06/2014 to 04/30/2014This exhibit celebrates the art of porcelain painting. Porcelain art or China painting is the fine art form achieved by the application of overglaze colors to a glazed china blank or porcelain. The china or porcelain is then fired in a kiln (1333 to 1530'F) thus making the painting permanent. Overglaze colors (china paints) are powder paints composed of minerals and flux. A medium of oil is used to grind the paints. Another medium is used as the vehicle to apply the paint with a brush to the article being painted. The flux in the china paints helps to lower the melting point below that of the glaze to which it is applied. The flux causes the paints to melt with the fired on glaze of the object being painted. It can take from one to seven or more firings to complete the painting. The number of firings depends on the painter and the technique used, but can usually be finished in three to four firings. The following artists have work on display in the exhibit: Audrey Lawson, Emporia; Lynda Schreck, Emporia; Theresa Brown, Wichita; Micki Sawyer, Haysville; Glenda Crafton, Wichita; Nancy Fricker, Wichita; Linda Ridge, Augusta; Ruby Tobey, Wichita; Neva Madill, Wichita; Janet Kadel, Wichita; Karen Wiley, Wichita; Mary Blankinship, Wichita; Margaret Doornbos, El Dorado; Teresa Bachman, El Dorado; Sandy Lorei, Wichita; Ann Albright, McPherson; Lou Herndon, Wichita; and Paula Olson, Wichita.
Lake Afton Public Observatory Presents: Celestial Favorites
04/18/2014 to 04/19/2014With so many beautiful objects to view in the evening skies, sometimes it is difficult for the staff of the observatory to decide what to look at. So we have decided to let our visitors help us out. In addition to looking at Mars, Jupiter or Saturn, and a cluster of stars, Observatory visitors also get to vote on an additional celestial object that they would like to observe. “Celestial Favorites” will be presented on Friday and Saturday evenings of April 18-19, and 25-26; May 16-17, 23-24, and 30-31 and June 13-14, 20-21 and 27-28.
Lake Afton Public Observatory presents: Photography - Mars
04/19/2014 to 04/19/2014The 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. At 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 19th and again at 11:00 pm on Saturday, May 3nd, the photography program will feature the mysterious red planet, Mars. 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. But wait! What if you don’t have a 35mm SLR camera? The Observatory has a solution … jut 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.
Man of La Mancha
04/10/2014 to 05/04/2014

Man of La Mancha
Winner of 5 Tony Awards
April 10-May 4
Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m.
$23 for Thursdays and Sundays/$25 for Fridays and Saturdays

One of the most beloved American musicals, Man of La Mancha will be sure to enchant audiences of all ages. This Broadway classic follows the romantic and noble journey of a knight's quest to right all wrongs and win the heart of a good woman as he dreams "The Impossible Dream."

For tickets, call 316-618-0444

MathAlive! National Traveling Exhibit
02/01/2014 to 05/04/2014Math Has Never Been So Sweet! Experience real math at work as you ride in a live-action snowboard race, control a Mars rover, design and play your own video game, capture your image in a 360 freeze-motion video and more. Presented nationally by Raytheon, in association with MathMovesU. Presented and organized by Evergreen Exhibitions.
Old Cowtown's Empire House Live Presents: Say What?! Improv
03/15/2014 to 11/15/2014Come watch Wichita's own Say What?! Improv troupe perform their hilarious acts and get you in on the fun at the same time. This show is intended for mature audiences only, ages 16 and older. Doors open at 7:30 Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.wichitaTIX.com or (316)303-8100. They will also be available at the door.
Pastel National 2014
03/28/2014 to 05/11/2014This exhibition is a national showcase, highlighting the art of pastel on paper. This year’s exhibit was juried by Marla Baggetta, pastel artist.
Paul Cézanne's Apples: Still Life from the Wichita Art Museum Collection
01/18/2014 to 04/20/2014Still life - the arrangement and artistic portrayal of inanimate and often commonplace objects - has been a respected category of artmaking for centuries. A golden age of still-life painting emerged in Northern Europe in the 17th century as a prosperous and growing merchant class focused on home and personal possessions. With the advent of modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, still life again grew in popularity. For modern artists, still life became a foil for dynamic artistic experimentation. As French artist Paul Cézanne defiantly claimed, "with an apple, I will astonish Paris." This spring, the Wichita Art Museum examines the range of avenues for still-life painting in 19th- and 20th-century American art. Select work from the museum's collection reveals how artists approached this time-honored tradition with distinctly different approaches.
Sweet Southern Comfort & Rock 'n' Roll
04/04/2014 to 05/03/2014Now Extended through May 3rd! Sweet Southern Comfort & Rock 'n' Roll ! Rockin Musical Revue! Don't miss Christi Moore and the Cabaret Oldtown Band in this show about one woman's journey through the emotional music of the 1960's. Featuring songs by artists like Etta James, Roy Orbison, Otis Redding and Janis Joplin. It's Soul, It's Blues, It's Rock 'n' Roll ! It'll blow your hair back!
The Alley Indoor Entertainment 4th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
04/19/2014 to 04/19/2014Over 5,000 prize & candy filled Easter Egg Hunt FREE for kids ages 1-12. Come out rain or shine and enjoy this 4th annual tradition. Take advantage of Easter weekend activity specials all weekend long. No Reservations!
Tulips, Fairies & Friends
03/22/2014 to 04/19/2014Tulips, Fairies & Friends will fill the gardens with a host of new performers, activities and crafts. Make your own fairy house and enter it into our competition for a chance to win one of several prizes. Every Saturday Meet the new Downing Children’s Garden mascot At least 2 craft projects; crafts vary each Saturday Life size fairies will be visiting the garden Live performers, games, find your fairy name, gnome scavenger hunt and move and groove with the fairies and gnomes Papa Murphy’s will be selling pizza by the slice Vote for your favorite fairy house March 22 Tiny Tea – Join us for a children’s tea with mini cupcakes from WOW Cakes (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) Unveiling the Downing Children’s Garden Mascot Cast your vote to name the Downing Children’s Garden mascot March 29 Cast your vote to name the Downing Children’s Garden mascot April 5 Cast your vote to name the Downing Children’s Garden mascot April 12 Fairy house competition entry is due Announce the name of the new mascot at Noon Auditions held for the Voice of the Children’s Garden mascot. 3:30 -5 p.m. Hands on projects with Wichita Center for the Arts April 19 Egg hunt and Easter Bunny visit (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) Announce the voice of the mascot, Noon. Announce the winner of the fairy house competition, 2 p.m. Songs from Frozen the movie performed by the Studio Singers, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
War Paint
04/16/2014 to 04/20/2014

In War Paint by Dr. Bret Jones, a modern-day Muskogee-Creek Indian girl attempts to prove herself in college but has a crisis of identity. A death in her family and a unique Anthropology assignment force her to rediscover her true heritage as she alienates others, tries her family's patience, and finds love along the way. The stories relevancy lies in the cultural limbo faced by American Indians often torn between mainstream society and the desire to carry on the traditions of their people.

Theatre Tickets

  • $25 General Admission
  • $20 Members/ Senior Citizens
  • $15 Students
  • $100 Season Tickets ($80 members)
  • $89 Flex Tickets ($75 members)

Vault Members receive free admission on opening nights.

Get your tickets today by calling the Box Office at
(316) 315-0151.


Join us on Opening Nights and enjoy a Wine and Cheese Reception before the show!
Open to the public and Vault members.

Wichita State Spring Family Carnival
04/19/2014 to 04/19/2014What better way to spend the day! The SAC Family Carnival is a bi-annual event that brings together the families of the Wichita State community and surrounding area. The traditionally themed carnivals offer events and activities for all ages and are sure to bring out the kid in all of us. Admission to the SAC Family Carnival is always free. Many of the activities and events are free for participants but some tickets are necessary for the more interactive attractions we offer. Ticket prices are subject to change. All tickets must be paid for in cash. ATM's are located for your convenience in the Rhatigan Student Center. Carnival Ticket Prices: 1 Ticket -- $.25 or 5 Tickets -- $1.00
Wing Kidz Adventure Days - Airports
04/19/2014 to 04/19/2014Wichita was named the Air Capital of the World because of its leadership in the aircraft industry. But, at one time, the Wichita Municipal Airport was the busiest airport in the United States. We'll celebrate that history with fun airport-inspired activities. Activities: Make an airport ticket Air traffic controller games Make your own airport
Blacklight Egg Hunt
04/20/2014 to 04/20/2014Audacity Church is hosting a phenomenal Easter celebration on April 20th at 9am and 10:30am. With 2 identical services that will include an exciting worship experience for adults, an engaging experience for kids including BlackLightEggHunt.com during the kids experience! Don't worry we have a seat for you at a time that fits in your Easter morning but make sure to get your tickets early, because we do have limited seating. What in the wide world of wonder is a Blacklight Egg Hunt?! Well, it’s like a normal egg hunt, only AWESOME! Kick pastel to the curb and imagine an entire space lit with giant blacklights and the floor covered in GLOWING, neon, plastic eggs! Now picture all those eggs you collect come with the promise of delicious candy and fun. Find more details at blacklightegghunt.com
Easter Brunch at The Hill
04/20/2014 to 04/20/2014Easter Sunday Brunch 11am-3pm Buffet: $20 per person Kids 10 and under $8 From the Buffet: Seasonal vegetables, rice pilaf, mashed potatoes, roasted potatoes, greens, corn on the cobb, bacon, sausage, biscuits & gravy, fresh fish, pasta, sweet ham, waffles, fruit platters, sorted breads, cinnamon rolls, cakes, and more!! Carving Station: Smoked prime rib Kids Buffet: Scrambled eggs, chicken fingers, mac and cheese. From The Grill: Pancakes: add any item for 1.00 each. Served with roasted potatoes and your choice of bacon sausage and honey butter. $9 -strawberries, chocolate chips, bananas, walnuts, apples Eggs Benedict: 2 poached eggs, hollandaise, English muffins, Canadian bacon. Served with roasted potatoes. $11 Brioche French Toast: 2 thick slices of brioche bread, powder sugar, honey butters. Served with roasted potatoes and your choice of sausage or bacon. $10 Seafood Omelet: Shrimp and crab stuffed into and omelet, swiss cheese, topped with pico de gallo and avocado. Served with roasted potatoes and your choice of bacon or sausage. $12 Veggie Frittata: A flat Italian style omelet stuffed with seasonal vegetables and goat cheese, topped with basil. Served with roasted potatoes and your choice of bacon or sausage. $9 Drinks: Bloody Marry Bar: fresh celery, carrots, okra, caper berries, pickled jalapeños, and more.
Geology Rocks! Exhibit
04/07/2014 to 07/05/2014This exhibit features the private rock collection of Jim and Ardis Cruz. Come see rare rocks from all over the country in this unique at the Butler County History Center and Kansas Oil Museum.
George Catlin's American Buffalo
02/01/2014 to 05/11/2014Forty early 19th-century paintings of American buffalo will have special resonance with Wichita Art Museum visitors this spring. Kansas embraces the buffalo as our state animal, and the song first published as "Oh, Give Me a Home Where the Buffalo Roam" in 1873 in Smith County Kansas is our state song. Direct from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the museum presents George Catlin's American Buffalo. Some 450 works by Catlin now exist in the Smithsonian American Art Museum holdings. Forty paintings that feature the buffalo have been selected from this rich cache for this special exhibition. Catlin depicted the majesty of the animal, herds grazing on the grasslands, and Indians on the hunt. Several works also portray the Mandan buffalo dance. The compelling paintings reveal how the native groups relied on the buffalo and, simultaneously, demonstrate Catlin's awe of the imposing wild creature.
I LOVE A PIANO (The Music of Irving Berlin)
04/17/2014 to 04/26/2014This Broadway on Douglas revue of I LOVE A PIANO is the celebration of the music and lyrics of Irving Berlin. It follows the journey of a piano as it moves in and out of American lives from the turn of the century to the present. Along the way, the story comes to vibrant life with more than 60 of Irving Berlin's most beloved songs, including classics such as "Blue Skies," "There's No Business Like Show Business," "Puttin' on the Ritz," "Cheek to Cheek,"   "Always," "How Deep is the Ocean," "Anything You Can Do," "God Bless America," and, of course, "I Love a Piano." Alternately heartbreaking and hilarious, rousing and reflective, I LOVE A PIANO is a fitting tribute to the man whom, after Jerome Kern famously said had "no place in American music," became American music.
Iconic Views of the Santa Fe Trail Exhibition
02/01/2014 to 05/11/2014Come and see Iconic Views of the Santa Fe Trail as documented by: Bill and Betty Dickerson, Robert Aitchison, Kenneth Adams, Ed Davison, Dick Mason, Doel Reed, Victor Higgins and more from February 1 – May 11, 2014. This exhibition will run concurrent with the Wichita Art Museums George Catlin Exhibition.
Indian Territory: Contemporary American Indian Art from the Wichita Art Museum Collection
02/08/2014 to 07/27/2014Contemporary American Indian artists examine and explore their heritage. At the same time, they live within, absorb, and reflect on the larger American mass culture. Indian Territory in the West ended in 1907, when Oklahoma became the 46th state to enter the Union. Nonetheless, Indian territory as a state of mind and cultural identity remains as potent as ever and very vibrant. Selections from the museum's permanent collection reveal the range of questions, cultural myths, and artistic vocabularies that contemporary American Indian artists grapple with today.
Kansas Porcelain Artists Exhibit
03/06/2014 to 04/30/2014This exhibit celebrates the art of porcelain painting. Porcelain art or China painting is the fine art form achieved by the application of overglaze colors to a glazed china blank or porcelain. The china or porcelain is then fired in a kiln (1333 to 1530'F) thus making the painting permanent. Overglaze colors (china paints) are powder paints composed of minerals and flux. A medium of oil is used to grind the paints. Another medium is used as the vehicle to apply the paint with a brush to the article being painted. The flux in the china paints helps to lower the melting point below that of the glaze to which it is applied. The flux causes the paints to melt with the fired on glaze of the object being painted. It can take from one to seven or more firings to complete the painting. The number of firings depends on the painter and the technique used, but can usually be finished in three to four firings. The following artists have work on display in the exhibit: Audrey Lawson, Emporia; Lynda Schreck, Emporia; Theresa Brown, Wichita; Micki Sawyer, Haysville; Glenda Crafton, Wichita; Nancy Fricker, Wichita; Linda Ridge, Augusta; Ruby Tobey, Wichita; Neva Madill, Wichita; Janet Kadel, Wichita; Karen Wiley, Wichita; Mary Blankinship, Wichita; Margaret Doornbos, El Dorado; Teresa Bachman, El Dorado; Sandy Lorei, Wichita; Ann Albright, McPherson; Lou Herndon, Wichita; and Paula Olson, Wichita.
Man of La Mancha
04/10/2014 to 05/04/2014

Man of La Mancha
Winner of 5 Tony Awards
April 10-May 4
Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m.
$23 for Thursdays and Sundays/$25 for Fridays and Saturdays

One of the most beloved American musicals, Man of La Mancha will be sure to enchant audiences of all ages. This Broadway classic follows the romantic and noble journey of a knight's quest to right all wrongs and win the heart of a good woman as he dreams "The Impossible Dream."

For tickets, call 316-618-0444

MathAlive! National Traveling Exhibit
02/01/2014 to 05/04/2014Math Has Never Been So Sweet! Experience real math at work as you ride in a live-action snowboard race, control a Mars rover, design and play your own video game, capture your image in a 360 freeze-motion video and more. Presented nationally by Raytheon, in association with MathMovesU. Presented and organized by Evergreen Exhibitions.
Pastel National 2014
03/28/2014 to 05/11/2014This exhibition is a national showcase, highlighting the art of pastel on paper. This year’s exhibit was juried by Marla Baggetta, pastel artist.
Paul Cézanne's Apples: Still Life from the Wichita Art Museum Collection
01/18/2014 to 04/20/2014Still life - the arrangement and artistic portrayal of inanimate and often commonplace objects - has been a respected category of artmaking for centuries. A golden age of still-life painting emerged in Northern Europe in the 17th century as a prosperous and growing merchant class focused on home and personal possessions. With the advent of modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, still life again grew in popularity. For modern artists, still life became a foil for dynamic artistic experimentation. As French artist Paul Cézanne defiantly claimed, "with an apple, I will astonish Paris." This spring, the Wichita Art Museum examines the range of avenues for still-life painting in 19th- and 20th-century American art. Select work from the museum's collection reveals how artists approached this time-honored tradition with distinctly different approaches.
War Paint
04/16/2014 to 04/20/2014

In War Paint by Dr. Bret Jones, a modern-day Muskogee-Creek Indian girl attempts to prove herself in college but has a crisis of identity. A death in her family and a unique Anthropology assignment force her to rediscover her true heritage as she alienates others, tries her family's patience, and finds love along the way. The stories relevancy lies in the cultural limbo faced by American Indians often torn between mainstream society and the desire to carry on the traditions of their people.

Theatre Tickets

  • $25 General Admission
  • $20 Members/ Senior Citizens
  • $15 Students
  • $100 Season Tickets ($80 members)
  • $89 Flex Tickets ($75 members)

Vault Members receive free admission on opening nights.

Get your tickets today by calling the Box Office at
(316) 315-0151.


Join us on Opening Nights and enjoy a Wine and Cheese Reception before the show!
Open to the public and Vault members.

Gavin DeGraw
04/21/2014 to 04/21/2014Beloved by fans for his blue-eyed soul vocals, freewheeling melodies, and earthy charm, singer, songwriter, and musician Gavin DeGraw has enjoyed success since breaking through in 2003 with his debut album, Chariot, which sold over a million copies, earned platinum certification, and yielded three hit singles: “I Don’t Want To Be,” “Follow Through,” and the title-track, “Chariot.” He followed that up with his self-titled second album, which debuted at No. 1 on the digital sales chart and at No. 7 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart in 2008 (earning Gavin his first Top 10 album and spawning the hit singles “In Love With A Girl” and the gold-certified “We Belong Together.” After releasing 2009’s Free, a gift to die-hard fans clamoring for recorded versions of his live favorites, Gavin decided it was time to shake things up. “Not only do I love a challenge, but I also wanted something new to sing,” Gavin explains. “I’ve listened to my favorite songs 5,000 times, and I love them, but sometimes it’s hard to go home and put on that album and listen to it for the five thousand and first time. I needed to write something I found interesting both melodically and rhythmically and that meant stepping outside my wheelhouse.”
Geology Rocks! Exhibit
04/07/2014 to 07/05/2014This exhibit features the private rock collection of Jim and Ardis Cruz. Come see rare rocks from all over the country in this unique at the Butler County History Center and Kansas Oil Museum.
Iconic Views of the Santa Fe Trail Exhibition
02/01/2014 to 05/11/2014Come and see Iconic Views of the Santa Fe Trail as documented by: Bill and Betty Dickerson, Robert Aitchison, Kenneth Adams, Ed Davison, Dick Mason, Doel Reed, Victor Higgins and more from February 1 – May 11, 2014. This exhibition will run concurrent with the Wichita Art Museums George Catlin Exhibition.
Kansas Porcelain Artists Exhibit
03/06/2014 to 04/30/2014This exhibit celebrates the art of porcelain painting. Porcelain art or China painting is the fine art form achieved by the application of overglaze colors to a glazed china blank or porcelain. The china or porcelain is then fired in a kiln (1333 to 1530'F) thus making the painting permanent. Overglaze colors (china paints) are powder paints composed of minerals and flux. A medium of oil is used to grind the paints. Another medium is used as the vehicle to apply the paint with a brush to the article being painted. The flux in the china paints helps to lower the melting point below that of the glaze to which it is applied. The flux causes the paints to melt with the fired on glaze of the object being painted. It can take from one to seven or more firings to complete the painting. The number of firings depends on the painter and the technique used, but can usually be finished in three to four firings. The following artists have work on display in the exhibit: Audrey Lawson, Emporia; Lynda Schreck, Emporia; Theresa Brown, Wichita; Micki Sawyer, Haysville; Glenda Crafton, Wichita; Nancy Fricker, Wichita; Linda Ridge, Augusta; Ruby Tobey, Wichita; Neva Madill, Wichita; Janet Kadel, Wichita; Karen Wiley, Wichita; Mary Blankinship, Wichita; Margaret Doornbos, El Dorado; Teresa Bachman, El Dorado; Sandy Lorei, Wichita; Ann Albright, McPherson; Lou Herndon, Wichita; and Paula Olson, Wichita.
MathAlive! National Traveling Exhibit
02/01/2014 to 05/04/2014Math Has Never Been So Sweet! Experience real math at work as you ride in a live-action snowboard race, control a Mars rover, design and play your own video game, capture your image in a 360 freeze-motion video and more. Presented nationally by Raytheon, in association with MathMovesU. Presented and organized by Evergreen Exhibitions.
New Film - Perfect Little Planet
01/20/2014 to 05/02/2014Perfect Little Planet Opens Saturday, Jan. 18 And you thought planning a vacation was hard! Find out what happens when an alien family tries to decide where to take a cosmic trip. Where do you think they'll end up? Located in the Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium. No general museum admission is needed to do the dome. Dome prices apply. Show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316-660-0600 to confirm daily show times.
Pastel National 2014
03/28/2014 to 05/11/2014This exhibition is a national showcase, highlighting the art of pastel on paper. This year’s exhibit was juried by Marla Baggetta, pastel artist.
School's Out Edventures - It's ALIVE!
04/21/2014 to 04/21/2014Keep the kids grades K - 8 busy with our hands-on sessions while you're at work. It's ALIVE! - Monday, April 21 From the smallest bacteria to the biggest blue whale, life is all around. Get to know some critters up close and take home your own living habitat. Before and After Care are available. For details, including pricing and registration, visit http://exploration.org/schools_out.html
Art Start: Paintings of the Sun
04/01/2014 to 04/29/2014Art Start is an educational program for preschoolers ages 3-5. Each month children explore a new theme related to the making and meaning of works of art in the museum's collection. A multi-faceted curriculum engages preschoolers in the looking, listening, and creating activities of the visual arts that emphasize the State of Kansas early learning standards. Art Start Family sessions are offered every Tuesday at 10 am and 1:30 pm. Group sessions are offered Thursday and Friday at 10 am and 1:30 pm. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED Admission is free for children ages 3-5 and their parent/guardian; regular admission is charged for children ages 6 and older. Call 316-268-4929 to reserve your spot.
Geology Rocks! Exhibit
04/07/2014 to 07/05/2014This exhibit features the private rock collection of Jim and Ardis Cruz. Come see rare rocks from all over the country in this unique at the Butler County History Center and Kansas Oil Museum.
George Catlin's American Buffalo
02/01/2014 to 05/11/2014Forty early 19th-century paintings of American buffalo will have special resonance with Wichita Art Museum visitors this spring. Kansas embraces the buffalo as our state animal, and the song first published as "Oh, Give Me a Home Where the Buffalo Roam" in 1873 in Smith County Kansas is our state song. Direct from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the museum presents George Catlin's American Buffalo. Some 450 works by Catlin now exist in the Smithsonian American Art Museum holdings. Forty paintings that feature the buffalo have been selected from this rich cache for this special exhibition. Catlin depicted the majesty of the animal, herds grazing on the grasslands, and Indians on the hunt. Several works also portray the Mandan buffalo dance. The compelling paintings reveal how the native groups relied on the buffalo and, simultaneously, demonstrate Catlin's awe of the imposing wild creature.
Iconic Views of the Santa Fe Trail Exhibition
02/01/2014 to 05/11/2014Come and see Iconic Views of the Santa Fe Trail as documented by: Bill and Betty Dickerson, Robert Aitchison, Kenneth Adams, Ed Davison, Dick Mason, Doel Reed, Victor Higgins and more from February 1 – May 11, 2014. This exhibition will run concurrent with the Wichita Art Museums George Catlin Exhibition.
ICT Unconference
04/22/2014 to 04/22/2014Quantum Expositions is hosting Wichita's newest entrepreneurship event, ICT Unconference! An unconference is an open format conference to facilitate activity, conversations and collisions between individuals. Whether you're a budding entrepreneur, a creative innovator, a high-growth startup, a mid-size business or giant corporation, all of us have one thing in common: We spark innovation. The mission of the first annual ICT Unconference is to set Wichita's innovative and entrepreneurial scenes into motion through collisions of like-minded thinkers.
Indian Territory: Contemporary American Indian Art from the Wichita Art Museum Collection
02/08/2014 to 07/27/2014Contemporary American Indian artists examine and explore their heritage. At the same time, they live within, absorb, and reflect on the larger American mass culture. Indian Territory in the West ended in 1907, when Oklahoma became the 46th state to enter the Union. Nonetheless, Indian territory as a state of mind and cultural identity remains as potent as ever and very vibrant. Selections from the museum's permanent collection reveal the range of questions, cultural myths, and artistic vocabularies that contemporary American Indian artists grapple with today.
Kansas Porcelain Artists Exhibit
03/06/2014 to 04/30/2014This exhibit celebrates the art of porcelain painting. Porcelain art or China painting is the fine art form achieved by the application of overglaze colors to a glazed china blank or porcelain. The china or porcelain is then fired in a kiln (1333 to 1530'F) thus making the painting permanent. Overglaze colors (china paints) are powder paints composed of minerals and flux. A medium of oil is used to grind the paints. Another medium is used as the vehicle to apply the paint with a brush to the article being painted. The flux in the china paints helps to lower the melting point below that of the glaze to which it is applied. The flux causes the paints to melt with the fired on glaze of the object being painted. It can take from one to seven or more firings to complete the painting. The number of firings depends on the painter and the technique used, but can usually be finished in three to four firings. The following artists have work on display in the exhibit: Audrey Lawson, Emporia; Lynda Schreck, Emporia; Theresa Brown, Wichita; Micki Sawyer, Haysville; Glenda Crafton, Wichita; Nancy Fricker, Wichita; Linda Ridge, Augusta; Ruby Tobey, Wichita; Neva Madill, Wichita; Janet Kadel, Wichita; Karen Wiley, Wichita; Mary Blankinship, Wichita; Margaret Doornbos, El Dorado; Teresa Bachman, El Dorado; Sandy Lorei, Wichita; Ann Albright, McPherson; Lou Herndon, Wichita; and Paula Olson, Wichita.
MathAlive! National Traveling Exhibit
02/01/2014 to 05/04/2014Math Has Never Been So Sweet! Experience real math at work as you ride in a live-action snowboard race, control a Mars rover, design and play your own video game, capture your image in a 360 freeze-motion video and more. Presented nationally by Raytheon, in association with MathMovesU. Presented and organized by Evergreen Exhibitions.
New Film - Perfect Little Planet
01/20/2014 to 05/02/2014Perfect Little Planet Opens Saturday, Jan. 18 And you thought planning a vacation was hard! Find out what happens when an alien family tries to decide where to take a cosmic trip. Where do you think they'll end up? Located in the Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium. No general museum admission is needed to do the dome. Dome prices apply. Show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316-660-0600 to confirm daily show times.
Pastel National 2014
03/28/2014 to 05/11/2014This exhibition is a national showcase, highlighting the art of pastel on paper. This year’s exhibit was juried by Marla Baggetta, pastel artist.
Geology Rocks! Exhibit
04/07/2014 to 07/05/2014This exhibit features the private rock collection of Jim and Ardis Cruz. Come see rare rocks from all over the country in this unique at the Butler County History Center and Kansas Oil Museum.
George Catlin's American Buffalo
02/01/2014 to 05/11/2014Forty early 19th-century paintings of American buffalo will have special resonance with Wichita Art Museum visitors this spring. Kansas embraces the buffalo as our state animal, and the song first published as "Oh, Give Me a Home Where the Buffalo Roam" in 1873 in Smith County Kansas is our state song. Direct from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the museum presents George Catlin's American Buffalo. Some 450 works by Catlin now exist in the Smithsonian American Art Museum holdings. Forty paintings that feature the buffalo have been selected from this rich cache for this special exhibition. Catlin depicted the majesty of the animal, herds grazing on the grasslands, and Indians on the hunt. Several works also portray the Mandan buffalo dance. The compelling paintings reveal how the native groups relied on the buffalo and, simultaneously, demonstrate Catlin's awe of the imposing wild creature.
Iconic Views of the Santa Fe Trail Exhibition
02/01/2014 to 05/11/2014Come and see Iconic Views of the Santa Fe Trail as documented by: Bill and Betty Dickerson, Robert Aitchison, Kenneth Adams, Ed Davison, Dick Mason, Doel Reed, Victor Higgins and more from February 1 – May 11, 2014. This exhibition will run concurrent with the Wichita Art Museums George Catlin Exhibition.
Indian Center Community Night
01/15/2014 to 12/17/2014Community Night is a chance for the American Indian community and the public to take part in a variety of activities that are part of the Amercian Indian culture. Many Community Nights also feature a special presentation as part of the Indian Center's Share Our Culture Series. Every Wednesday excluding November 26, 2014
Indian Territory: Contemporary American Indian Art from the Wichita Art Museum Collection
02/08/2014 to 07/27/2014Contemporary American Indian artists examine and explore their heritage. At the same time, they live within, absorb, and reflect on the larger American mass culture. Indian Territory in the West ended in 1907, when Oklahoma became the 46th state to enter the Union. Nonetheless, Indian territory as a state of mind and cultural identity remains as potent as ever and very vibrant. Selections from the museum's permanent collection reveal the range of questions, cultural myths, and artistic vocabularies that contemporary American Indian artists grapple with today.
Kansas Porcelain Artists Exhibit
03/06/2014 to 04/30/2014This exhibit celebrates the art of porcelain painting. Porcelain art or China painting is the fine art form achieved by the application of overglaze colors to a glazed china blank or porcelain. The china or porcelain is then fired in a kiln (1333 to 1530'F) thus making the painting permanent. Overglaze colors (china paints) are powder paints composed of minerals and flux. A medium of oil is used to grind the paints. Another medium is used as the vehicle to apply the paint with a brush to the article being painted. The flux in the china paints helps to lower the melting point below that of the glaze to which it is applied. The flux causes the paints to melt with the fired on glaze of the object being painted. It can take from one to seven or more firings to complete the painting. The number of firings depends on the painter and the technique used, but can usually be finished in three to four firings. The following artists have work on display in the exhibit: Audrey Lawson, Emporia; Lynda Schreck, Emporia; Theresa Brown, Wichita; Micki Sawyer, Haysville; Glenda Crafton, Wichita; Nancy Fricker, Wichita; Linda Ridge, Augusta; Ruby Tobey, Wichita; Neva Madill, Wichita; Janet Kadel, Wichita; Karen Wiley, Wichita; Mary Blankinship, Wichita; Margaret Doornbos, El Dorado; Teresa Bachman, El Dorado; Sandy Lorei, Wichita; Ann Albright, McPherson; Lou Herndon, Wichita; and Paula Olson, Wichita.
MathAlive! National Traveling Exhibit
02/01/2014 to 05/04/2014Math Has Never Been So Sweet! Experience real math at work as you ride in a live-action snowboard race, control a Mars rover, design and play your own video game, capture your image in a 360 freeze-motion video and more. Presented nationally by Raytheon, in association with MathMovesU. Presented and organized by Evergreen Exhibitions.
New Film - Perfect Little Planet
01/20/2014 to 05/02/2014Perfect Little Planet Opens Saturday, Jan. 18 And you thought planning a vacation was hard! Find out what happens when an alien family tries to decide where to take a cosmic trip. Where do you think they'll end up? Located in the Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium. No general museum admission is needed to do the dome. Dome prices apply. Show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316-660-0600 to confirm daily show times.
Pastel National 2014
03/28/2014 to 05/11/2014This exhibition is a national showcase, highlighting the art of pastel on paper. This year’s exhibit was juried by Marla Baggetta, pastel artist.
Wichita Jazz Festival
04/23/2014 to 04/26/2014This April 23-26, the Wichita Jazz Festival will be featuring a festival centered around percussion. Joining us this year will be the Matt Wilson Quartet, featuring Chris Lightcap on bass, Jeff Lederer on Tenor Saxophone and Clarinet, Kirk Knuffke on cornet, and of course WSU's own Matt Wilson on drumset.

Also on the week's concert list is NYC drummer Allison Miller, who brings the heat with her band Boom Tic Boom, featuring pianist Gary Versace.

Visit wichitajzzfest.com for more information.

Geology Rocks! Exhibit
04/07/2014 to 07/05/2014This exhibit features the private rock collection of Jim and Ardis Cruz. Come see rare rocks from all over the country in this unique at the Butler County History Center and Kansas Oil Museum.
George Catlin's American Buffalo
02/01/2014 to 05/11/2014Forty early 19th-century paintings of American buffalo will have special resonance with Wichita Art Museum visitors this spring. Kansas embraces the buffalo as our state animal, and the song first published as "Oh, Give Me a Home Where the Buffalo Roam" in 1873 in Smith County Kansas is our state song. Direct from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the museum presents George Catlin's American Buffalo. Some 450 works by Catlin now exist in the Smithsonian American Art Museum holdings. Forty paintings that feature the buffalo have been selected from this rich cache for this special exhibition. Catlin depicted the majesty of the animal, herds grazing on the grasslands, and Indians on the hunt. Several works also portray the Mandan buffalo dance. The compelling paintings reveal how the native groups relied on the buffalo and, simultaneously, demonstrate Catlin's awe of the imposing wild creature.
I LOVE A PIANO (The Music of Irving Berlin)
04/17/2014 to 04/26/2014This Broadway on Douglas revue of I LOVE A PIANO is the celebration of the music and lyrics of Irving Berlin. It follows the journey of a piano as it moves in and out of American lives from the turn of the century to the present. Along the way, the story comes to vibrant life with more than 60 of Irving Berlin's most beloved songs, including classics such as "Blue Skies," "There's No Business Like Show Business," "Puttin' on the Ritz," "Cheek to Cheek,"   "Always," "How Deep is the Ocean," "Anything You Can Do," "God Bless America," and, of course, "I Love a Piano." Alternately heartbreaking and hilarious, rousing and reflective, I LOVE A PIANO is a fitting tribute to the man whom, after Jerome Kern famously said had "no place in American music," became American music.
Iconic Views of the Santa Fe Trail Exhibition
02/01/2014 to 05/11/2014Come and see Iconic Views of the Santa Fe Trail as documented by: Bill and Betty Dickerson, Robert Aitchison, Kenneth Adams, Ed Davison, Dick Mason, Doel Reed, Victor Higgins and more from February 1 – May 11, 2014. This exhibition will run concurrent with the Wichita Art Museums George Catlin Exhibition.
Indian Territory: Contemporary American Indian Art from the Wichita Art Museum Collection
02/08/2014 to 07/27/2014Contemporary American Indian artists examine and explore their heritage. At the same time, they live within, absorb, and reflect on the larger American mass culture. Indian Territory in the West ended in 1907, when Oklahoma became the 46th state to enter the Union. Nonetheless, Indian territory as a state of mind and cultural identity remains as potent as ever and very vibrant. Selections from the museum's permanent collection reveal the range of questions, cultural myths, and artistic vocabularies that contemporary American Indian artists grapple with today.
Kansas Porcelain Artists Exhibit
03/06/2014 to 04/30/2014This exhibit celebrates the art of porcelain painting. Porcelain art or China painting is the fine art form achieved by the application of overglaze colors to a glazed china blank or porcelain. The china or porcelain is then fired in a kiln (1333 to 1530'F) thus making the painting permanent. Overglaze colors (china paints) are powder paints composed of minerals and flux. A medium of oil is used to grind the paints. Another medium is used as the vehicle to apply the paint with a brush to the article being painted. The flux in the china paints helps to lower the melting point below that of the glaze to which it is applied. The flux causes the paints to melt with the fired on glaze of the object being painted. It can take from one to seven or more firings to complete the painting. The number of firings depends on the painter and the technique used, but can usually be finished in three to four firings. The following artists have work on display in the exhibit: Audrey Lawson, Emporia; Lynda Schreck, Emporia; Theresa Brown, Wichita; Micki Sawyer, Haysville; Glenda Crafton, Wichita; Nancy Fricker, Wichita; Linda Ridge, Augusta; Ruby Tobey, Wichita; Neva Madill, Wichita; Janet Kadel, Wichita; Karen Wiley, Wichita; Mary Blankinship, Wichita; Margaret Doornbos, El Dorado; Teresa Bachman, El Dorado; Sandy Lorei, Wichita; Ann Albright, McPherson; Lou Herndon, Wichita; and Paula Olson, Wichita.
Man of La Mancha
04/10/2014 to 05/04/2014

Man of La Mancha
Winner of 5 Tony Awards
April 10-May 4
Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m.
$23 for Thursdays and Sundays/$25 for Fridays and Saturdays

One of the most beloved American musicals, Man of La Mancha will be sure to enchant audiences of all ages. This Broadway classic follows the romantic and noble journey of a knight's quest to right all wrongs and win the heart of a good woman as he dreams "The Impossible Dream."

For tickets, call 316-618-0444

MathAlive! National Traveling Exhibit
02/01/2014 to 05/04/2014Math Has Never Been So Sweet! Experience real math at work as you ride in a live-action snowboard race, control a Mars rover, design and play your own video game, capture your image in a 360 freeze-motion video and more. Presented nationally by Raytheon, in association with MathMovesU. Presented and organized by Evergreen Exhibitions.
Meritrust presents: Party for the Planet
04/24/2014 to 04/24/2014Meritrust is planning a Party for the Planet to celebrate Earth! This FREE environmental fair gives everyone the opportunity to learn how to protect and care for the world we live in. With hands-on activities and interactive exhibits, there are many learning opportunities for children. Activities are geared towards third through fifth grade. Admission is FREE the entire day.
New Film - Perfect Little Planet
01/20/2014 to 05/02/2014Perfect Little Planet Opens Saturday, Jan. 18 And you thought planning a vacation was hard! Find out what happens when an alien family tries to decide where to take a cosmic trip. Where do you think they'll end up? Located in the Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium. No general museum admission is needed to do the dome. Dome prices apply. Show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316-660-0600 to confirm daily show times.
Pastel National 2014
03/28/2014 to 05/11/2014This exhibition is a national showcase, highlighting the art of pastel on paper. This year’s exhibit was juried by Marla Baggetta, pastel artist.
Singing Quakers Symphony of Spring - "Rockin' Round the Clock"
04/24/2014 to 04/27/2014April 24 at 1 p.m. - closed seating April 25-26 at 7:30 p.m. April 27 at 2 p.m. Riney Fine Arts Center's Sebits Auditorium Friends University Tickets: $16 adults, $13 seniors and students Order tickets online here: http://goo.gl/sZaTBq
Wichita Jazz Festival
04/23/2014 to 04/26/2014This April 23-26, the Wichita Jazz Festival will be featuring a festival centered around percussion. Joining us this year will be the Matt Wilson Quartet, featuring Chris Lightcap on bass, Jeff Lederer on Tenor Saxophone and Clarinet, Kirk Knuffke on cornet, and of course WSU's own Matt Wilson on drumset.

Also on the week's concert list is NYC drummer Allison Miller, who brings the heat with her band Boom Tic Boom, featuring pianist Gary Versace.

Visit wichitajzzfest.com for more information.

Wichita Jazz Festival: Matt Wilson Quartet with Allison Miller
04/24/2014 to 04/24/2014Don't miss this Wichita Jazz Festival performance in the stunning setting of the S. Jim and Darla Farha Great Hall by New York-based drummer and Grammy nominee Matt Wilson and Allison Miller. In 2003, Wilson was voted Drummer of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association and was named one of four top drummers in the 2010 JazzTimes Readers' Poll. Miller is a New York City-based drummer, singer and composer, and has performed with songwriting vocalists Ani DiFranco, Natalie Merchant, and Erin McKeown. Due to a community program partnership with the festival, WAM members enjoy free admission to this concert; general admission is $5 and payable at the door. For a complete list of events and location, April 22-26, visit wichitajazzfestival.com
8th Annual Care-A-Ton
04/25/2014 to 04/25/2014On Arbor Day, Friday, April 25, 2014, Associated Integrated Marketing will host its much-loved and anticipated community outreach event – the Care-A-Ton tree giveaway. The event gets its name from the fact that a tree, throughout its lifetime, removes an estimated one ton of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Thanks to our Care-A-Ton program, more than 7,000 new trees have been provided and planted throughout the Wichita area. This year will mark the 8th Annual Care-A-Ton, and we will give away free trees to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. This year, four tree varieties will be available: red maple, Ann magnolia, dawn redwood and post oak.
CASAino Royale
04/25/2014 to 04/25/2014Dress up in your cocktail attire and join CASA of Sedgwick County for an evening of Casino games, light fare, unlimited beer and wine, live music and live and silent auctions.
Children's Theatre: Rugrats Live
04/11/2014 to 05/03/2014Join us for delightful children's theatre shows for all ages!

Individual tickets are just $15.00 per person*
Tickets include a kids' fare lunch: Hot dogs, chicken nuggets, french fries, macaroni and cheese, applesauce and a cookie for dessert.

Matinee performances are Friday and Saturdays. Doors open at 11:00 a.m., buffet is at 11:15 a.m. and the show starts at 12:30 p.m.

Call our box office at 316-612-7696 for tickets or information on group discounts for any occasion.

*Does not include tax.

Citizen Cope at The Cotillion
04/25/2014 to 04/25/2014All 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! One dollar of every Citizen Cope ticket purchased will go to purchasing musical instruments for middle schoolers in Lame Deer, Montana—a community on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation. Lame Deer is part of Turnaround Arts, a program of President Obama’s President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities that is using arts education to help students succeed.
Final Friday Gallery Crawl
04/25/2014 to 12/26/2014This free monthly event, held on the last Friday of each month, features new exhibits and activities. Ride a free Q-Line trolley between the various participating galleries as you enjoy an evening of art and fun. The trolley will run from 6 p.m. to midnight.
Geology Rocks! Exhibit
04/07/2014 to 07/05/2014This exhibit features the private rock collection of Jim and Ardis Cruz. Come see rare rocks from all over the country in this unique at the Butler County History Center and Kansas Oil Museum.
George Catlin's American Buffalo
02/01/2014 to 05/11/2014Forty early 19th-century paintings of American buffalo will have special resonance with Wichita Art Museum visitors this spring. Kansas embraces the buffalo as our state animal, and the song first published as "Oh, Give Me a Home Where the Buffalo Roam" in 1873 in Smith County Kansas is our state song. Direct from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the museum presents George Catlin's American Buffalo. Some 450 works by Catlin now exist in the Smithsonian American Art Museum holdings. Forty paintings that feature the buffalo have been selected from this rich cache for this special exhibition. Catlin depicted the majesty of the animal, herds grazing on the grasslands, and Indians on the hunt. Several works also portray the Mandan buffalo dance. The compelling paintings reveal how the native groups relied on the buffalo and, simultaneously, demonstrate Catlin's awe of the imposing wild creature.
I LOVE A PIANO (The Music of Irving Berlin)
04/17/2014 to 04/26/2014This Broadway on Douglas revue of I LOVE A PIANO is the celebration of the music and lyrics of Irving Berlin. It follows the journey of a piano as it moves in and out of American lives from the turn of the century to the present. Along the way, the story comes to vibrant life with more than 60 of Irving Berlin's most beloved songs, including classics such as "Blue Skies," "There's No Business Like Show Business," "Puttin' on the Ritz," "Cheek to Cheek,"   "Always," "How Deep is the Ocean," "Anything You Can Do," "God Bless America," and, of course, "I Love a Piano." Alternately heartbreaking and hilarious, rousing and reflective, I LOVE A PIANO is a fitting tribute to the man whom, after Jerome Kern famously said had "no place in American music," became American music.
Iconic Views of the Santa Fe Trail Exhibition
02/01/2014 to 05/11/2014Come and see Iconic Views of the Santa Fe Trail as documented by: Bill and Betty Dickerson, Robert Aitchison, Kenneth Adams, Ed Davison, Dick Mason, Doel Reed, Victor Higgins and more from February 1 – May 11, 2014. This exhibition will run concurrent with the Wichita Art Museums George Catlin Exhibition.
Indian Territory: Contemporary American Indian Art from the Wichita Art Museum Collection
02/08/2014 to 07/27/2014Contemporary American Indian artists examine and explore their heritage. At the same time, they live within, absorb, and reflect on the larger American mass culture. Indian Territory in the West ended in 1907, when Oklahoma became the 46th state to enter the Union. Nonetheless, Indian territory as a state of mind and cultural identity remains as potent as ever and very vibrant. Selections from the museum's permanent collection reveal the range of questions, cultural myths, and artistic vocabularies that contemporary American Indian artists grapple with today.
Kansas Porcelain Artists Exhibit
03/06/2014 to 04/30/2014This exhibit celebrates the art of porcelain painting. Porcelain art or China painting is the fine art form achieved by the application of overglaze colors to a glazed china blank or porcelain. The china or porcelain is then fired in a kiln (1333 to 1530'F) thus making the painting permanent. Overglaze colors (china paints) are powder paints composed of minerals and flux. A medium of oil is used to grind the paints. Another medium is used as the vehicle to apply the paint with a brush to the article being painted. The flux in the china paints helps to lower the melting point below that of the glaze to which it is applied. The flux causes the paints to melt with the fired on glaze of the object being painted. It can take from one to seven or more firings to complete the painting. The number of firings depends on the painter and the technique used, but can usually be finished in three to four firings. The following artists have work on display in the exhibit: Audrey Lawson, Emporia; Lynda Schreck, Emporia; Theresa Brown, Wichita; Micki Sawyer, Haysville; Glenda Crafton, Wichita; Nancy Fricker, Wichita; Linda Ridge, Augusta; Ruby Tobey, Wichita; Neva Madill, Wichita; Janet Kadel, Wichita; Karen Wiley, Wichita; Mary Blankinship, Wichita; Margaret Doornbos, El Dorado; Teresa Bachman, El Dorado; Sandy Lorei, Wichita; Ann Albright, McPherson; Lou Herndon, Wichita; and Paula Olson, Wichita.
Living Statues
04/25/2014 to 04/25/2014In its sixth year, the Living Statues event offers a unique and inspirational environment within which the public is invited to sketch, photograph, paint, or otherwise immortalize a group of talented Ballet Wichita dancers. The dancers will perform a series of short interpretive tableaux throughout the evening, coordinated by a soundtrack composed specifically for the event. Encouraged by popular demand, we’re hoping this year’s composer/dj team will again be Jedd Beaudoin, host of KMUW’s Strange Currency and music writer, and Torin and Georgia Andersen, local musician powercouple. Artists and visitors are invited to use this opportunity to record these three to five minute poses. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own drawing materials, but newsprint and charcoal will be available for a small donation.
Maize High School Senior Art Show
04/25/2014 to 04/25/2014Maize High School will be hosting its 7th Annual Senior Art Show. Art from Maize High School art students will be on display at this juried show. The event will take place at The Frame Guild, 506 E. Douglas from 7-9pm. Awards will be announced at 7:30.
Man of La Mancha
04/10/2014 to 05/04/2014

Man of La Mancha
Winner of 5 Tony Awards
April 10-May 4
Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m.
$23 for Thursdays and Sundays/$25 for Fridays and Saturdays

One of the most beloved American musicals, Man of La Mancha will be sure to enchant audiences of all ages. This Broadway classic follows the romantic and noble journey of a knight's quest to right all wrongs and win the heart of a good woman as he dreams "The Impossible Dream."

For tickets, call 316-618-0444

MathAlive! National Traveling Exhibit
02/01/2014 to 05/04/2014Math Has Never Been So Sweet! Experience real math at work as you ride in a live-action snowboard race, control a Mars rover, design and play your own video game, capture your image in a 360 freeze-motion video and more. Presented nationally by Raytheon, in association with MathMovesU. Presented and organized by Evergreen Exhibitions.
New Film - Perfect Little Planet
01/20/2014 to 05/02/2014Perfect Little Planet Opens Saturday, Jan. 18 And you thought planning a vacation was hard! Find out what happens when an alien family tries to decide where to take a cosmic trip. Where do you think they'll end up? Located in the Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium. No general museum admission is needed to do the dome. Dome prices apply. Show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316-660-0600 to confirm daily show times.
Pastel National 2014
03/28/2014 to 05/11/2014This exhibition is a national showcase, highlighting the art of pastel on paper. This year’s exhibit was juried by Marla Baggetta, pastel artist.
Race For Hope
04/25/2014 to 04/25/2014The 2014 RACE FOR HOPE coincides with the early evening Final Friday Art Crawl. Participants race along the river, create beautiful artwork by adding a footprint to the 2014 HopeNet Mural, Enjoy music, food, and fun at the finish line post party! Promote mental and physical wellness and support those in crisis.
Singing Quakers Symphony of Spring - "Rockin' Round the Clock"
04/24/2014 to 04/27/2014April 24 at 1 p.m. - closed seating April 25-26 at 7:30 p.m. April 27 at 2 p.m. Riney Fine Arts Center's Sebits Auditorium Friends University Tickets: $16 adults, $13 seniors and students Order tickets online here: http://goo.gl/sZaTBq
Sweet Southern Comfort & Rock 'n' Roll
04/04/2014 to 05/03/2014Now Extended through May 3rd! Sweet Southern Comfort & Rock 'n' Roll ! Rockin Musical Revue! Don't miss Christi Moore and the Cabaret Oldtown Band in this show about one woman's journey through the emotional music of the 1960's. Featuring songs by artists like Etta James, Roy Orbison, Otis Redding and Janis Joplin. It's Soul, It's Blues, It's Rock 'n' Roll ! It'll blow your hair back!
Take Back the Night
04/25/2014 to 04/25/2014On April 25th, 2014 from 6:30-10 p.m., the Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center will host its annual Take Back the Night Rally and March in the Farm and Art Market Plaza in Old Town. The event will kick off with live music, a hamburger/hotdog dinner for the first 250 people, community organization booths, and a community art project from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The rally and march will start at 8:30 p.m. The event will conclude with a survivor circle directly after the march. The community is invited to come and show your support for survivors and to help us raise awareness of the issue of sexual violence in Wichita and Sedgwick County. The event is free and open to the public.
Wichita Gem and Mineral Society Annual Show
04/25/2014 to 04/27/2014The Show will features a wide range of gemstones, fossils, minerals, agates, geodes, bead  -- materials cut and polished, finished natural stone jewelry, rough  --  dealers, demonstrations, exhibits.
Wichita Jazz Festival
04/23/2014 to 04/26/2014This April 23-26, the Wichita Jazz Festival will be featuring a festival centered around percussion. Joining us this year will be the Matt Wilson Quartet, featuring Chris Lightcap on bass, Jeff Lederer on Tenor Saxophone and Clarinet, Kirk Knuffke on cornet, and of course WSU's own Matt Wilson on drumset.

Also on the week's concert list is NYC drummer Allison Miller, who brings the heat with her band Boom Tic Boom, featuring pianist Gary Versace.

Visit wichitajzzfest.com for more information.

11th Annual Highlander Reunion and Car Show
04/26/2014 to 04/26/2014Where did you hang out in the 50’s and 60’s? When we were in High School in Wichita back in the 50’s and 60’s, we had a very special drive-in called the Highlander. It was located on the East edge of town on the corner of Edgemoore and Central. So from 1953 to 1963, it was a meeting place for the teens with cars to hang out. Now, every April a car show and dinner is held to reminisce. 
7th annual Autism CARE Walk
04/26/2014 to 04/26/2014On Saturday, April 26, 2014 Heartspring’s CARE Program will host the 7th annual Autism CARE Walk at its new location—Downtown at WaterWalk. Gather your family, friends and co-workers and create a team online! You can take the steps to help raise funds and awareness for local individuals and families impacted by autism. With the help of the community, we can continue to change lives through Heartspring’s Community of Autism Resources and Education (CARE) program. The 1.4-mile walk will begin at 10AM starting at 515 S. Main (Downtown at WaterWalk) and a celebration will continue after the walk with local food trucks, music, activities for kids and auction items.
Blue Moon at the Museum
04/26/2014 to 04/26/2014On Saturday, April 26, 2014, the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum will hold its sixth annual "Blue Moon at the Museum" party from 7 – 10 p.m. The event will transform the Museum into the original Blue Moon Nightclub, which was located on South Oliver during the 1940s and 50s. The club was a popular gathering spot for adults to dine and dance to the nation’s most famous orchestras. Guests will enjoy dinner, dancing, and music from renowned jazz singer Donna Tucker. The event kicks off the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum’s 75th Anniversary and features a special exhibit "The Future of Your History - the 75th anniversary of the Historical Museum".  Guests also have the opportunity to enjoy the 24 other exhibits on all four floors of the 1890 City Hall Building.
Children's Theatre: Rugrats Live
04/11/2014 to 05/03/2014Join us for delightful children's theatre shows for all ages!

Individual tickets are just $15.00 per person*
Tickets include a kids' fare lunch: Hot dogs, chicken nuggets, french fries, macaroni and cheese, applesauce and a cookie for dessert.

Matinee performances are Friday and Saturdays. Doors open at 11:00 a.m., buffet is at 11:15 a.m. and the show starts at 12:30 p.m.

Call our box office at 316-612-7696 for tickets or information on group discounts for any occasion.

*Does not include tax.

Civil War Day at Old Cowtown Museum
04/26/2014 to 04/26/2014Come enjoy a fun and educational day at Old Cowtown Museum were your family and you can see Civil War battles reenacted and meet with historical interpreters as you walk through town.
Don Quixote by Minkus
04/26/2014 to 04/26/2014Wichita Grand Opera presents Don Quixote. Inspired by the tales of chivalry in his library, Don Quixote sets off to perform knightly deeds with his servant Sancho. Amid dangers both real and imagined, they rescue a damsel in distress and unite her with her true love before setting off for further adventures. The Russian National Ballet Theatre makes a second appearance at Wichita Grand Opera this season.
Family ArtVenture: Art in Action
04/26/2014 to 04/26/2014Celebrate WAM's exhibition George Catlin's American Buffalo from the Smithsonian American Art Museum with special interactive activities to honor the bison, the state animal of Kansas, and the rich heritage of American Indian culture. Special American Indian artists from the Mid-America All-Indian Center will share "The Story of the Hand Drum" and flint napping. Don't miss this great family program.
Family Engineering Day
04/26/2014 to 04/26/2014Build a robot that draws, or a machine that makes hot chocolate or create an electrical circuit. Discover the fun with WSU Engineering students, Wallace Scholars, who will guide you to work as a team completing engineering challenges.
Geology Rocks! Exhibit
04/07/2014 to 07/05/2014This exhibit features the private rock collection of Jim and Ardis Cruz. Come see rare rocks from all over the country in this unique at the Butler County History Center and Kansas Oil Museum.
George Catlin's American Buffalo
02/01/2014 to 05/11/2014Forty early 19th-century paintings of American buffalo will have special resonance with Wichita Art Museum visitors this spring. Kansas embraces the buffalo as our state animal, and the song first published as "Oh, Give Me a Home Where the Buffalo Roam" in 1873 in Smith County Kansas is our state song. Direct from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the museum presents George Catlin's American Buffalo. Some 450 works by Catlin now exist in the Smithsonian American Art Museum holdings. Forty paintings that feature the buffalo have been selected from this rich cache for this special exhibition. Catlin depicted the majesty of the animal, herds grazing on the grasslands, and Indians on the hunt. Several works also portray the Mandan buffalo dance. The compelling paintings reveal how the native groups relied on the buffalo and, simultaneously, demonstrate Catlin's awe of the imposing wild creature.
Girl Scout Night Flight
04/26/2014 to 04/26/2014Calling all Girl Scout troops! This overnight program is dedicated just for you. You'll learn about the many skills it takes to be a pilot. You'll conduct a preflight inspection, create a flight plan and learn about the four forces of flight and the history of important female pilots in Kansas. Activities: Pre-flight inspections, flight planning and flight navigation.
I LOVE A PIANO (The Music of Irving Berlin)
04/17/2014 to 04/26/2014This Broadway on Douglas revue of I LOVE A PIANO is the celebration of the music and lyrics of Irving Berlin. It follows the journey of a piano as it moves in and out of American lives from the turn of the century to the present. Along the way, the story comes to vibrant life with more than 60 of Irving Berlin's most beloved songs, including classics such as "Blue Skies," "There's No Business Like Show Business," "Puttin' on the Ritz," "Cheek to Cheek,"   "Always," "How Deep is the Ocean," "Anything You Can Do," "God Bless America," and, of course, "I Love a Piano." Alternately heartbreaking and hilarious, rousing and reflective, I LOVE A PIANO is a fitting tribute to the man whom, after Jerome Kern famously said had "no place in American music," became American music.
Iconic Views of the Santa Fe Trail Exhibition
02/01/2014 to 05/11/2014Come and see Iconic Views of the Santa Fe Trail as documented by: Bill and Betty Dickerson, Robert Aitchison, Kenneth Adams, Ed Davison, Dick Mason, Doel Reed, Victor Higgins and more from February 1 – May 11, 2014. This exhibition will run concurrent with the Wichita Art Museums George Catlin Exhibition.
Indian Territory: Contemporary American Indian Art from the Wichita Art Museum Collection
02/08/2014 to 07/27/2014Contemporary American Indian artists examine and explore their heritage. At the same time, they live within, absorb, and reflect on the larger American mass culture. Indian Territory in the West ended in 1907, when Oklahoma became the 46th state to enter the Union. Nonetheless, Indian territory as a state of mind and cultural identity remains as potent as ever and very vibrant. Selections from the museum's permanent collection reveal the range of questions, cultural myths, and artistic vocabularies that contemporary American Indian artists grapple with today.
Kansas Porcelain Artists Exhibit
03/06/2014 to 04/30/2014This exhibit celebrates the art of porcelain painting. Porcelain art or China painting is the fine art form achieved by the application of overglaze colors to a glazed china blank or porcelain. The china or porcelain is then fired in a kiln (1333 to 1530'F) thus making the painting permanent. Overglaze colors (china paints) are powder paints composed of minerals and flux. A medium of oil is used to grind the paints. Another medium is used as the vehicle to apply the paint with a brush to the article being painted. The flux in the china paints helps to lower the melting point below that of the glaze to which it is applied. The flux causes the paints to melt with the fired on glaze of the object being painted. It can take from one to seven or more firings to complete the painting. The number of firings depends on the painter and the technique used, but can usually be finished in three to four firings. The following artists have work on display in the exhibit: Audrey Lawson, Emporia; Lynda Schreck, Emporia; Theresa Brown, Wichita; Micki Sawyer, Haysville; Glenda Crafton, Wichita; Nancy Fricker, Wichita; Linda Ridge, Augusta; Ruby Tobey, Wichita; Neva Madill, Wichita; Janet Kadel, Wichita; Karen Wiley, Wichita; Mary Blankinship, Wichita; Margaret Doornbos, El Dorado; Teresa Bachman, El Dorado; Sandy Lorei, Wichita; Ann Albright, McPherson; Lou Herndon, Wichita; and Paula Olson, Wichita.
Man of La Mancha
04/10/2014 to 05/04/2014

Man of La Mancha
Winner of 5 Tony Awards
April 10-May 4
Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m.
$23 for Thursdays and Sundays/$25 for Fridays and Saturdays

One of the most beloved American musicals, Man of La Mancha will be sure to enchant audiences of all ages. This Broadway classic follows the romantic and noble journey of a knight's quest to right all wrongs and win the heart of a good woman as he dreams "The Impossible Dream."

For tickets, call 316-618-0444

MathAlive! National Traveling Exhibit
02/01/2014 to 05/04/2014Math Has Never Been So Sweet! Experience real math at work as you ride in a live-action snowboard race, control a Mars rover, design and play your own video game, capture your image in a 360 freeze-motion video and more. Presented nationally by Raytheon, in association with MathMovesU. Presented and organized by Evergreen Exhibitions.
Met: Live in HD - Mozart’s Così fan tutte
04/26/2014 to 04/26/2014Music Director James Levine conducts Mozart’s beloved opera about testing the ties of love. The cast is filled with youthful Met stars: Susanna Phillips and Isabel Leonard are the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella, Matthew Polenzani and Rodion Pogossov are their lovers, with Danielle de Niese as the scheming Despina. Approximate running time: 4:05
Mini Used Book Sale @ WAM
04/26/2014 to 04/26/2014The Friends of the Wichita Art Museum will hold a "mini" used book sale in the museum's Boeing Foyer. Come add to your library from an excellent selection of gently used volumes on art and other subjects.
Pastel National 2014
03/28/2014 to 05/11/2014This exhibition is a national showcase, highlighting the art of pastel on paper. This year’s exhibit was juried by Marla Baggetta, pastel artist.
Seed Bomb!
04/26/2014 to 04/27/2014Plant-paint the Commerce Street Art District GREEN 11am - 2pm, Saturday April 26 @ Botanica 11am - 2pm, Sunday April 27 @ Commerce Street Art District FIRST... Join us at Botanica, on Eco-Art Day, Saturday April 26, to make your own seed bombs. This is a kids-of-all-ages event: get your hands dirty and create the palette that you’ll use the following day to ‘paint’ a green corridor through the Commerce Street Art District. Internationally-acclaimed earthworks artist, Kansan Stan Herd, will be on hand to talk about his practice and show examples of existing plant-paintings. In addition, local Landscape Architect Teri Farha will share some valuable information about native and adaptive plants, as well as how to maintain them throughout the summer. Make a seed bomb for Commerce Street, and make one for your own neighborhood--plant-painting works anywhere! THEN... Head down to Commerce Street on Sunday April 27, to bomb the street green! Bring a trowel or large spoon, and a watering can; don’t worry if you can’t find any at home--we’ll have some extras. There should be plenty of extra seed bombs too, so wear your gardening clothes even if you didn’t make it to Botanica on Saturday! And stay for the street party: music by Carson Mac and Ted Farha, food trucks, activities at Fisch Haus, the Ffarquhar and the Non-Toxic Beauty Shop, a rain barrel display by Wichita Rain Barrels, and lots more! Sunday night, we’ll be hosting a special talk by Stan Herd, in collaboration with Creative Rush’s School of Street Smarts. Come over to Fisch Haus @ 7pm for a discussion about artist self-promotion: Stan has spent many years of his life honing this very important yet complex skill, and generously offered to share his experience with the Wichita art community. Special thanks to Emprise Bank and the Wichita Arts Council, for supporting this event!
Singing Quakers Symphony of Spring - "Rockin' Round the Clock"
04/24/2014 to 04/27/2014April 24 at 1 p.m. - closed seating April 25-26 at 7:30 p.m. April 27 at 2 p.m. Riney Fine Arts Center's Sebits Auditorium Friends University Tickets: $16 adults, $13 seniors and students Order tickets online here: http://goo.gl/sZaTBq
Sweet Southern Comfort & Rock 'n' Roll
04/04/2014 to 05/03/2014Now Extended through May 3rd! Sweet Southern Comfort & Rock 'n' Roll ! Rockin Musical Revue! Don't miss Christi Moore and the Cabaret Oldtown Band in this show about one woman's journey through the emotional music of the 1960's. Featuring songs by artists like Etta James, Roy Orbison, Otis Redding and Janis Joplin. It's Soul, It's Blues, It's Rock 'n' Roll ! It'll blow your hair back!
Wichita Barbarians Rugby game
04/26/2014 to 04/26/2014Wichita vs Kansas University
Wichita Gem and Mineral Society Annual Show
04/25/2014 to 04/27/2014The Show will features a wide range of gemstones, fossils, minerals, agates, geodes, bead  -- materials cut and polished, finished natural stone jewelry, rough  --  dealers, demonstrations, exhibits.
Wichita Jazz Festival
04/23/2014 to 04/26/2014This April 23-26, the Wichita Jazz Festival will be featuring a festival centered around percussion. Joining us this year will be the Matt Wilson Quartet, featuring Chris Lightcap on bass, Jeff Lederer on Tenor Saxophone and Clarinet, Kirk Knuffke on cornet, and of course WSU's own Matt Wilson on drumset.

Also on the week's concert list is NYC drummer Allison Miller, who brings the heat with her band Boom Tic Boom, featuring pianist Gary Versace.

Visit wichitajzzfest.com for more information.

Wichita Wild vs. Oklahoma Defenders
04/26/2014 to 04/26/2014