Wichita Art Museum
Wichita Art Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Located west of downtown Wichita in the Museums on the River District, WAM boasts an outstanding collection of American art, with works by Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe and Mary Cassatt among others. General admission to the museum is free. Dine in our new restaurant, 1400 by Elderslie, or shop in the Museum Store. Stroll the Art Garden with more than a dozen sculptures located outside on the museum's grounds. Our mission: to bring people, ideas, and American art together to enrich lives and build community.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • scott r
    Silver Spring, Maryland
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    5 stars because free admission, otherwise a 4
    Main gallery on 2nd floor is interesting with varied collection. Highlight for me are the 2 Hoppers, as I am a fan. Even otherwise, many interesting pieces. Did not see the special exhibit (Native Americans in glass or something) Impressive building. Ground floor contemporary was a little weak IMOP. Basement is grandma's attic - at the moment a large display of women's fashion through the year (more interesting than it sounds), some glass, silver and ancient artifacts - in all probably better than the contemporary section. It a nice spot to spend a couple of hours; they have a cafe and a charging station. I'd certain send people here and Friday has extended hours.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written June 23, 2023
  • debiboop
    Hazelwood, Missouri
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice museum, but a little small
    I enjoyed walking around and looking at the different kinds of art. I would have liked more variety of art forms, but it was still nice. Very clean and nice inside. The staff was very friendly. There is plenty of parking in a convenient location, and admission is free.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 23, 2023
  • SUSAN
    Hesston, Kansas
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    an unexpected jewel
    Saturdays are FREE!!!! What a great place to visit on a rainy Saturday!!! The family area is an amazing arts and craft area for the children's minds to run free and create whatever they want. And the grown up displays of art were AMAZING my favorite was the glass chandelier and the see through glass floor. WE also visited several years ago when they had a Charles Schultz and Peanuts exhibit! I loved learning about the man who created the cartoon I grew up with!!!
    Visited September 2022
    Written August 23, 2023
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SeeTheW0rld62
Sunnyvale, CA
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
We really enjoyed our visit to the Wichita Art Museum. We decided to go to see the Chihuly glass floor. It's beautiful! And it was fun to walk on the top of it. The Preston Singletary exhibit was another highlight. I love Native American art and his Raven in a Box exhibit was spectacular. The museum isn't large but has a nice collection of American art including paintings, woodblock prints, glass and dresses.
Written August 21, 2020
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VanEsq12
Dallas, TX
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
I appreciate the lengths Witchita has gone through to bring culture into their community. This is a small museum with a few choice pieces from artists one might recognize (Mary Cassat, Edward Hopper, Chiluly), and many pieces from local artists, or pieces on loan to the museum for a visiting exhibition. It is FREE to attend regular exhibits and $12 for special exhibits. NOTE: Museum is closed Mon and Tues.
Written July 13, 2023
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907blaked
Tampa, FL
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
The Chihuly glass was delightful, and the special exhibit of Art Deco was excellent! The permanent collection was just so-so, but fine. We had lunch here at the Muse Café, and it was hopping! It seems that locals come here just for lunch (i.e., not as part of visiting the museum). Not much for our vegans to eat except for a red hummus plate with veggies and pita, but that was fine. Sometimes a small art museum is nice because it’s not overwhelming; with that said, I wouldn’t come back unless there was a particularly interesting special exhibit.
Written March 20, 2022
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Foodange
Manchester, UK
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This is a classy place and we were surprised it was so empty on a Sunday when many other attractions were closed.
The new Pop Art is great, Warhols, Rauschenberg, Lichtenstein.
It was mainly US art, going back to the 19th century.
There were even a couple of Hoppers.
Vast well-spaced galleries with places to sit and contemplate, which isn’t always the case in more snooty museums.
There was a special glass exhibition by Beth Lipman and it was exhilarating.
Written October 4, 2022
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Frederick G
Weatherford, OK
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Very nice and well organized museum featuring some very good American artists. The exhibits flow nicely and the art is not just all jammed together. The Steuben glass exhibit is really nice as is the collection of pre-Colombian pottery. If you go on Saturday, there is no charge for admission to the permanent exhibits!
Written May 16, 2022
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SUSAN
Hesston, KS
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Saturdays are FREE!!!! What a great place to visit on a rainy Saturday!!! The family area is an amazing arts and craft area for the children's minds to run free and create whatever they want. And the grown up displays of art were AMAZING my favorite was the glass chandelier and the see through glass floor. WE also visited several years ago when they had a Charles Schultz and Peanuts exhibit! I loved learning about the man who created the cartoon I grew up with!!!
Written August 23, 2023
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debiboop
Hazelwood, MO
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
I enjoyed walking around and looking at the different kinds of art. I would have liked more variety of art forms, but it was still nice. Very clean and nice inside. The staff was very friendly. There is plenty of parking in a convenient location, and admission is free.
Written July 23, 2023
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scott r
Silver Spring, MD
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
Main gallery on 2nd floor is interesting with varied collection. Highlight for me are the 2 Hoppers, as I am a fan. Even otherwise, many interesting pieces. Did not see the special exhibit (Native Americans in glass or something) Impressive building. Ground floor contemporary was a little weak IMOP. Basement is grandma's attic - at the moment a large display of women's fashion through the year (more interesting than it sounds), some glass, silver and ancient artifacts - in all probably better than the contemporary section. It a nice spot to spend a couple of hours; they have a cafe and a charging station. I'd certain send people here and Friday has extended hours.
Written June 23, 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Couples
Wow, surprisingly well curated museum. Irving Penn was being exhibited when we visited Wichita for Christmas. Lots of Edward Hooper, American and artist. Beautiful building in museum row near Riverside Park and close to downtown Wichita. Great family outing. I’ve never been here and will come back.
I wish they would provide outreach to people of color because as a kid growing up here I wasn’t exposed to this and know there are many artistic POC in Wichita that would full appreciate it.
Written December 26, 2017
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TeddyDean
Wichita, KS
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
We visited The Wichita Art Museum this afternoon and, as always, came away inspired and informed. We first had a delightful and relaxing lunch at The Muse (food delicious and service attentive and professional) and the spent two hours absorbing the art! The traveling exhibition featuring photographs from the Depression by D. Lange, W. Evans and other FSA photographers, starkly recording the hardships and woeful living conditions of so many during those years was eye-opening and important! WAM is a true Wichita treasure!
Written August 10, 2019
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Thank you so much for visiting, TeddyDean, and for your kind words about WAM!
Written August 13, 2019
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