Wichita Art Museum

Art Review: Wichita Art Museum's Exceptional Glass Collection

May 28, 2014
Permission given by the Wichita Art Museum.

The Wichita Art Museum’s permanent collection has strong holdings in Early Modernism from the United States, with notable artists such as: Edward Hopper, Arthur Dove, John Singleton Copley and Mary Cassatt. But did you know it also has an exceptional collection of American glass?

The majority of the glass holdings are Steuben Glass - a pinnacle of American artisanship. Steuben Glass was founded in 1903 and produced high-end decorative glass for over one hundred years, until its closing in 2012.

Art: Looking Forward To 2014

Jan 8, 2014
Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita. Gift of Edwin A. Ulrich

It’s the New Year, and with it comes the excitement of change and things to come. Galleries are preparing for their newest shows, but for 2014 the Ulrich Museum is taking the bull by the horns with four new exhibitions opening in January.

In the upstairs Polk/Wilson Gallery, the sublime photographs by Richard Ross take an unblinking look at the conditions and treatment of American juveniles currently held in detention centers for the show Juvenile In Justice.

What Can Contemporary Art Tell Us About Our Environment?

Oct 30, 2013
Courtesy of Wichita Art Musuem, Bios Design Collective and the Art Works for Change traveling exhibition

On November 8th and 9th, the Ulrich Museum and the Wichita Art Museum team up for a joint symposium called Nature’s Impact, Art’s Force. While the title is a little awkward, the collective symposium appears intriguing, as it will tackle issues of nature, ecology and technology through the lens of contemporary art.

WAM Exhibition Is A Vibrant Debut For New Ulrich Curator

Oct 2, 2013

This month, the Wichita Art Museum opened “Vital Signs: New Media Art from the San Jose Museum of Art.”

Art: Louise Nevelson

Jul 24, 2013

Louise Nevelson was a key American sculptor in the mid-20th century. Her Modernist artwork changed the world of sculpture – much like what Jackson Pollock did for painting.

Art Review: Ray Turner Population

Jun 12, 2013

The portraits of California-based artist Ray Turner engage viewers with their direct gaze and thick, luscious strokes of oil paint that rest on top of 12-by-12-inch panels of glass.

Art Review: Under Pressure

Feb 6, 2013

The Wichita Art Museum opened a new show this past weekend. The exhibition is Under Pressure: Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation. This exhibition features 40 artists from this private collection of postwar American artists.

Art: A New Era In Wichita

Dec 26, 2012
Abode of Chaos (thierry ehrmann) / Flickr

Looks like we’ve survived another apocalypse!

Art Review: Occupy Art

Dec 12, 2012
Paul Stein / PaulSteinJC / Flickr

The Wichita Art Museum has assembled a new exhibition from their permanent collection. It’s called “Occupy Art: Protest and Empathy for the Worker.”

Art: Touring Wichita

Nov 14, 2012
Fletcher Powell / KMUW

As family comes into town for the Thanksgiving holiday, show them the creative side of Wichita. Many of the city’s museums will keep normal business hours next week-- except for the holiday itself-- which gives Wichitans a chance to show off their city.

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