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Family ArtVenture: Pictures of Us

Learn about portraits in WAM’s exhibitions. Create a special portrait of a loved one. Activities will take place in the Living Room and Art Studio. Free admission. Drop in for an hour or two or play the whole day with us.

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WAM Summer Birthday Bash

Celebrate WAM’s 83rd birthday with an old-fashioned ice cream social. Wichita Wagonmasters will scoop up gallons and gallons of cold Hiland Dairy ice cream. Choose your favorite toppings from Nifty Nut House, and listen to live music provided by the Wichita Steel Drum Band. Stroll through the galleries, and visit the Art Studio to join in a cool community art project. Free ice cream and admission.

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Family Workshop: Mixed Media Lady Liberty

In this exciting workshop, you’ll learn about the ancient art of suminagashi and will utilize those skills in creating a mixed media portrait of the Statue of Liberty with a colorful firework background using paints and pastels.

Family workshop recommended for ages 5+
Enrollment begins May 11.
$10/child, participating adults free
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Registration require — call (316) 350-3245
Recommended for ages 5+

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Tour the Art Garden

This seasonal, drop-in tour opportunity will take visitors outdoors to explore the Art Garden and its sculptures. Meet in the museum’s front lobby. Please dress accordingly for an outdoor tour. In case of inclement weather, an indoor museum tour will take place. Ages 6 and above are welcome. Free admission and no registration required.

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Cameo in Context: Glass Art Opening Party

Celebrate the opening of WAM’s summer exhibition, “Cameo Glass in Context: Charlotte Potter and April Surgent”. Artists Charlotte Potter and April Surgent plus guest curator Vicki Halper join members for a lively gathering with a creative photo opportunity in the Birdie Booth by Lamphouse Photo Booth Co. Enjoy a cash bar and live music by the Craig Owens Quartet in the S. Jim and Darla Farha Great Hall. Free for WAM members; $10 for the general public. Purchase tickets at wichitaartmuseum.org/events.

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Tour the Art Garden

Join a WAM docent for this seasonal, drop-in tour opportunity to explore the Art Garden and its sculptures. Meet in the Boeing Foyer. Please dress accordingly for the weather; in the event of inclement weather, an indoor museum tour will take place. Ages six and older are welcome for this free tour. No registration required.

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Friends of the Wichita Art Museum Art and Book Fair

Make the Friends of the Wichita Art Museum Art & Book Fair a part of your family’s Mother’s Day weekend activities. In its 59th year, the fair features national and regional artists, entertainment staged in the Art Garden and museum. Linnebur & Miller will present a unique photo booth, creating keepsakes of this special event. The popular book sale with hundreds of great finds will be in the S. Jim and Darla Farha Great Hall. The Muse Cafe offers a special menu on Saturday and a traditional Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday. There will be food trucks outside the museum offering a variety of choices—you are sure to find something to please your palate.

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Family ArtVenture: Impress Me Paris

In celebration of Impressionist artists and the pioneering capital of Paris, France, families will explore paint and color activities to create to create their own masterworks. Multiple artmaking projects will take place in the Living Room and Art Studio. Admission to Family ArtVenture and general admission to the museum is free. Admission to the temporary special exhibition, “Monet to Matisse,” is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, free for students with ID and youth up to age 17. Special exhibition tickets are available at the museum’s Welcome Desk.

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Art Start for Groups: Playful Painting

Is winter full of dark, drab winter colors outside? Not at WAM or the Art Start studio! Children will use the brightest, shiniest colors to paint bold, brilliantly colorful pictures that will brighten their spirits as well as their smiles. Art Start is a FREE program for children ages 3 to 5 to engage with art, imagine, and learn together. The theme changes each month, so come back once a month for a fresh take on the museum. Thursdays are for preschoool classes or daycare centers: children ages 3 to 5 and their chaperones. Advance registration is required; go to wichitaartmuseum.org/artstart.

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Art Start for Families: Playful Painting

Is winter full of dark, drab winter colors outside? Not at WAM or the Art Start studio! Children will use the brightest, shiniest colors to paint bold, brilliantly colorful pictures that will brighten their spirits as well as their smiles. Art Start is a FREE program for children ages 3 to 5 to engage with art, imagine, and learn together. The theme changes each month, so come back once a month for a fresh take on the museum. Tuesdays are for families: children ages 3 to 5 with an adult. Advance registration is required; go to wichitaartmuseum.org/artstart.

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Fall Frenzy – CityArts

Join CityArts for a family-friendly fall activity from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 at CityArts, 334 N. Mead. $5 for kids, accompanying adults free. Accompanying adults who wish to participate in the art project must pay a $5 fee. Candy, costumes and art projects. Limited space available – call (316) 350-3245 to enroll.

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Strike A Pose: Fall Fashion Fete

Join the WAM Contemporaries as they rock the museum with a FALL FASHION FÊTE to celebrate the opening of the fall exhibition Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty. Enjoy a cash bar plus a special cocktail. Runway extravaganza by PLANET HAIR at 8 pm. Music by GOODING from 8:30 to 10:30 pm. $10 for WAM members; $25 for non-members. Tickets available at the door or online: wichitaartmuseum.org/events.

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