All the exhibits were beautiful. The different types of creations takes my breath away. You can learn a lot by reading the little descriptions of the artist and the piece.
Look up when you pay for entry and SEE the Chihuly Glass walkway from below. I missed it the first time. I loved the exhibits and Impressionist work. And the Dale Chihuly Chandelier is not to be missed. A special museum I did not expect to see in Kansas.
We went to Wichita from Kansas City 1/23/14 to visit family and saw where the Wichita Art museum was having an exhibit of water colors related to the Downton Abbey show on PBS. We decided to go and see it on 1/24. WOW, what a disappointment. Only one picture was even remotely associated with Downton Abbey and that was a... More
We have the best American Western Art collection in the world. If you like the art from the 1850's to the 1920's of the American west, it's here in abundance.
A great looking building and grounds on the river that houses a decent art collection. I highly recommend the Modern Media loaner from San Jose. Really gets you seeing the world from a different perspective if you like that sort of challenge. There is also a modest collection of American impressionist art and a Charles Russell collection of western art.... More
You are greeted by two amazing blown glass pieces by Chihuly when entering the beautiful Wichita Art Museum. It aslo has a wonderful small gallery of western art including Russell and Remington. The museum has an interesting variety of galleries of art and artifacts from ancient to modern. They change the displays often and bring in amazing works from other... More
This is a very attractive, if small, art museum. Entry is very inexpensive, free on Saturdays. Photography allowed throughout except on occasional works not yet purchased by the museum. Most of the work I saw was contemporary American, nothing dating back beyond the last century. There is also a display of beautiful glass and some stonework and pottery. A staff... More
As you enter the museum, you see the breathtaking Chihuly glass sandwiched between the entry glass ceiling and the second-level glass floor, and the massive, colorful Chihuly glass chandelier hanging from the high, vaulted ceiling. The Wichita Art Museum houses a diverse quality collection of art, both paintings and sculptures, as well as a great children's hands-on activity area. Classy... More
The collection tends to be middle American however there are some gems. The Charles Russell room has wonderful examples of his work. The museum is strongest in their Murdock Collection of 19th and early 20th C. American art. A ubiquitous Chihuly chandelier hangs in the foyer. There are nods to the Ab Ex era. Several Hoppers and a captivating landscape... More
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