Wichita Art Museum

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5:00 am
Wed February 6, 2013

Art Review: Under Pressure

Robert Indiana, American Dream #5, 1980. Screenprint. Collection of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation © 2012 Morgan Art Foundation/Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York. Image courtesy Wichita Art Museum.

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.

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5:00 am
Wed December 26, 2012

Art: A New Era In Wichita

Credit Abode of Chaos (thierry ehrmann) / Flickr

Looks like we’ve survived another apocalypse!

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5:00 am
Wed December 12, 2012

Art Review: Occupy Art

Credit 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.”

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5:00 am
Wed November 14, 2012

Art: Touring Wichita

Credit 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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5:00 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Art Review: WAM Art Chatter

Credit Wichita Art Museum

On Friday, the Wichita Art Museum debuts a new series of events they’re calling “Art Chatter.” In collaboration with WAM Contemporaries and the Young Professionals of Wichita, this event offers a fresh way to learn about projects, happenings, and current thoughts on the local art scene.  It’s a renewed effort to make the museum a dynamic place for the community; a place that reflects the range of creative spirits in Wichita.

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7:26 am
Wed August 22, 2012

Art Review: Alexander Calder

Calder mobile in the National Gallery of Art
Eric Wilcox Flickr

Alexander Calder was an American sculptor best known for his large mobiles – kinetic sculptures that use simple air currents to bring life to line, color and shape. A Calder sculpture is instantly recognizable by its awkward geometric shapes delicately balanced on long spindly wires, giving it an almost skeletal look.

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8:39 am
Wed May 30, 2012

Art Review: Visions of Mexican Art

Graciela Iturbide Wichita Art Museum

Earlier this spring, the Wichita Art Museum opened the exhibition Visions of Mexican Art. This exhibition serves as an introduction to the modern and contemporary painting, sculpture and photography of 53 Mexican artists.

This collection belongs to the Mexican Ministry of Finance and Public Credit. They acquired the artwork through a “Payment-in-kind” policy that began in 1957, which allowed artists to submit artwork as form of tax payment.

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