Facilities: Food Services Restaurant (Tuesday -Friday, ll:30am-l:30pm; Sunday, noon-2pm);
Galleries (25,000 square feet); Library (7,900 volumes; by appointment); Shop.
Activities: Permanent Exhibits; Temporary Exhibitions; Traveling Exhibitions.
Publications: brochures; exhibition catalogues; magazine, “WAMViews” (bi-monthly).
The collection of the Wichita Art Museum is housed in an art deco building (1935), with an addition designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes (1977). The Museum focuses on American art. and owns major works by Copley, Eakins, Ryder,
Cassatt, Henri, Lawrence, Prendergast,
Glackens, Hopper. Marin, Dove, and Russell.
There are separate collections of American Impressionism, American and European prints and drawings, British watercolors, and Pre-Columbian Art. The collection also includes Goyas “Los Caprichos” and Blakes “Illustrations of the blog of Job”. In addition to displaying its permanent collection, the Museum mounts temporary exhibitions of regional and national significance.
Wichita Art Museum Photo Gallery
Wichita Center for the Arts (WCA)
9112 E. Central, Wichita, KS 67206
Edward Hopper, Sunlight on Hrownstones, 1956, oil on canvas. Wichita Art Museum. Roland P. Murdock Collection Photograph courtesy of Wichita Art Museum. Wichita. Kansas.
Tel: (316) 634-2787 Fax: (316) 634-0593
Internet Address: www.wcfta.com Director: Mr. Howard W. Ellington Admission: voluntary contribution.
Attendance: 60,000 Established: 1920 Parking: free on site.
Open: Tuesday to Sunday, lpm-5pm.
Closed: Legal Holidays, 1st week of July,
3rd Thursday in November.
Facilities: Galleries (14,000 square feet); Library (3,000 volumes, non-circulating); Studios/Classrooms; Theatre (484 seats).
Activities: Concerts; Education Programs (adults and children); Films; Lectures; Performances (6 plays per year); Permanent Exhibits; Temporary Exhibitions. Publications: annual report; bulletins: exhibition catalogues; newsletter, “Center News” (bi-monthly).
The Wichita Center for the Arts offers a gallery, a professional community theatre, film screenings, a visual arts school, and a creative child preschool. The Center houses four galleries; three are devoted to temporary exhibitions, and the fourth displays the permanent collection. The permanent collection of over 6,000 works of art was established early in the organizations history as faculty, regional artists, and benefactors donated individual works and entire collections to the Center. Of particular note is the Decorative Arts Collection, which is composed largely of purchased prize-winning items from the Wichita National All Media Crafts Exhibition, founded by the Center in 1946 and the first show of its kind.
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