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  • WAM [Exhibitions - Past Exhibitions]
    Scott and Carol Ritchie Gallery More Less Birger Sandzen Farm on Smoky River 1936 Lithograph on paper 16 1 8 x 20 inches Wichita Art Museum Gift of Virginia Vollmer Barr Clarence E Vollmer Collection Birger Sandzen Farm on Smoky River 1936 Lithograph on paper 16 1 8 x 20 inches Wichita Art Museum Gift of Virginia Vollmer Barr Clarence E Vollmer Collection Prairie Print Makers Process Style Meaning March 14 through August 16 2015 The Prairie Print Makers the famous Wichita artist group formed in 1930 produced some of the nation s bestrespected fine art prints during the era The Wichita Art Museum is the proud repository of over 300 prints by this important group This exhibition explores the different processes and styles embraced by the Prairie Print Makers especially Japanese woodblock techniques The show is composed of work from the museum s collection with a few strategic loans and it complements the special exhibition of Norma Bassett Hall the only woman artist among the Prairie Print Makers founders On view in the DeVore Gallery More Less Art We Love March 7 through July 19 2015 2015 marks the 80th anniversary of the Wichita Art Museum To celebrate this milestone Art We Love is a series of three exhibitions across the year that will feature works of art chosen by a cross section of people who call Wichita home In addition to the selection by guest community curators each presentation of Art We Love will feature one artwork selected by popularity vote online Benefactor Louise Caldwell Murdock gave a bequest to found the art museum and build its collection for the Wichita community This special series continues and honors her vision by inviting community members to come behind the scenes and chose a favorite artwork to share with the public The first Art We Love installment features works of art from WAM s collection chosen by Sarah Bagby Watermark Books owner Emily Compton Goodwill Industries of Kansas president Larry Hatteberg photojournalist Jayne Milburn WAM board member emeritus Armando Minjarez Wichita artist and community activist Randy Regier Wichita artist Lily Wu KAKE Channel 10 reporter and Wichita Asian Festival president On view in the Vollmer Gallery More Less Norma Bassett Hall Old Sycamore 1942 Color block print 13 1 2 x 11 1 8 inches Courtesy Lockhart Family Collection Norma Bassett Hall Old Sycamore 1942 Color block print 13 1 2 x 11 1 8 inches Courtesy Lockhart Family Collection Chipping the Block Painting the Silk The Color Prints of Norma Bassett Hall February 21 through July 12 2015 Guest curated by Dr Joby Patterson Chipping the Block is the first one woman exhibition of artist Norma Bassett Hall s work since her death in 1957 Born in Oregon Bassett Hall studied at the Portland Art Association and the Art Institute of Chicago In 1922 she married Arthur Hall who had been a fellow student at the Art Institute and the couple settled in El Dorado Kansas It was during these early years in Kansas that Bassett Hall explored the artistic possibilities of woodblock printing 1930 marked the launch of the Prairie Print Makers with Bassett Hall as the only female founding member In her work Hall employed line color and pattern with delicate skill using up to seven blocks for each print On view in the Kurdian Gallery More Less Ethan Turpin Snowball Fight with a Polar Bear Arctic Circle 2012 Chromogenic print on stereocard 3 1 2 x 7 inches Courtesy of the artist Ethan Turpin Snowball Fight with a Polar Bear Arctic Circle 2012 Chromogenic print on stereocard 3 1 2 x 7 inches Courtesy of the artist Five Alchemists Contemporary Photographers Explore 19th Century Techniques February 7 through May 31 2015 As the technical revolution of digital photography explodes some artists have turned away from the speed and ease of digital imagining The five artists chosen for this exhibition David Emitt Adams Jody Ake Ethan Turpin Heidi Kirkpatrick and Eric Mertens explore previously abandoned forms of chemical photography Going back to 19th century manuals these artists rediscover and reinterpret the techniques and magic of photography s pioneers for today s world On view in the Paul Ross Gallery and Scott and Carol Ritchie Gallery More Less Unknown Maker Clown about 1850 55 Daguerreotype 2 1 4 x 2 3 4 inches The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art Kansas City Missouri Gift of Hallmark Cards Inc Nelson Gallery Foundation Unknown Maker Clown about 1850 55 Daguerreotype 2 1 4 x 2 3 4 inches The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art Kansas City Missouri Gift of Hallmark Cards Inc Nelson Gallery Foundation Photographic Wonders Daguerreotypes from The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art January 17 through May 10 2015 Wonderful wonder of wonders Here is a revolution in art This was the American reaction to the invention and introduction of the photographic daguerreotype in 1839 This winter exhibition presents 82 of the best daguerreotypes from the prized collection of the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City now more than 6 500 strong Wichita museum goers will explore the advent of photography in these charming imaginative historical photographs Daguerreotypes reflect magical bits of reality from a bygone era Well over a century later they still hold wonder and appeal The daguerreotype was at once a science and an art a documentary tool and a charged emblem of emotion and memory Very early daguerreotypes are enchanting but technically crude exposures took many minutes and the images are relatively faint Rapid progress was achieved as practitioners explored the invention s commercial potential especially its use in portraiture In 1840 1842 exposure times were reduced from minutes to seconds and the tones of the images were greatly improved The potentials of photography as we know it today were explored in the daguerreotypes of the 1840s and 1850s The Wichita presentation will be a reduced selection from the landmark show that opened the new wing at the Nelson Atkins Museum in 2007 Hallmark Cards developed a world class early photography collection of 6 500 works that the company donated to the museum as the Bloch Building opened The scholarly reception of the exhibition and accompanying catalogue has been resoundingly positive and noted as an unparalleled historical collection of American photography Wichita audiences will be so impressed by these gems the accessible learning and the creative gallery presentation This exhibition has been organized by The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City Missouri On view in the John W and Mildred L Graves Gallery and the Louise and S O Beren Gallery More Less Billy Morrow Jackson Reading 1979 1980 Oil on Masonite 47 1 4 x 71 1 4 inches Wichita Art Museum Purchased with funds donated by Mr and Mrs Donald C Slawson Billy Morrow Jackson Reading 1979 1980 Oil on Masonite 47 1 4 x 71 1 4 inches Wichita Art Museum Purchased with funds donated by Mr and Mrs Donald C Slawson Ordinary Extraordinary Billy Morrow Jackson November 20 2014 through March 8 2015 Billy Morrow Jackson s sensitive depictions of the everyday are at once beautifully simple and engagingly complex Describing his process the artist noted It all springs from the initial feeling there is something that sort of halts you like a movie suddenly stopping In Jackson s work single moments are drawn out to a heroic scale until in the final work time appears perfectly suspended and every realistic detail is visible In the artist s hands a simple scene of a prairie home a city street or a quiet pastime yields a deeper expression of everyday life On view in the DeVore Gallery More Less Julia Margaret Cameron Carlyle published 1913 Photogravure 8 1 2 x 6 1 8 inches Wichita Art Museum Gift of Donna R Bailey and Cornelia R Yohr in memory of Grace Voss Ripley Julia Margaret Cameron Carlyle published 1913 Photogravure 8 1 2 x 6 1 8 inches Wichita Art Museum Gift of Donna R Bailey and Cornelia R Yohr in memory of Grace Voss Ripley Between You and Me Artists Portraits of Friends and Family from the Wichita Art Museum Collection October 11 2014 through March 1 2015 The relationships we have with our family and friends are fundamental to our development What lies at the heart of these relationships is usually unspoken love admiration thanks or even competition or envy Often those unexpressed feelings in a relationship act as fertile ground for an artist With artworks from the Wichita Art Museum Between You and Me invites viewers to consider the nature of emotional ties and how those ties can be the catalyst for the creative process On view in the Vollmer Gallery More Less Peggy Pegasus Martin Nichols Untitled Self Portrait about 1910 1925 Oil on board 9 3 8 x 8 x 3 16 inches Wichita Art Museum Gift of Houston Martin Peggy Pegasus Martin Nichols Untitled Self Portrait about 1910 1925 Oil on board 9 3 8 x 8 x 3 16 inches Wichita Art Museum Gift of Houston Martin selfie August 30 2014 through February 8 2015 In 2013 Oxford Dictionaries named selfie the Word of the Year The use of the word increased 17 000 from January to December 2013 It was not only the use of the word that saw a dramatic jump selfie images took over our computer and cell phone screens Estimates suggest that over 18 million selfies are uploaded every week It seems like everyone who is anyone has posted a selfie somewhere on the internet Pope Francis astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and political leaders including British Prime Minister David Cameron and U S President Barack Obama While the culture of social media created the word selfie this type of imagery is not new It is simply the most recent version of a much older artistic standard the self portrait This form of expression which can be traced back to ancient Greece has quietly persisted throughout the history of art only to emerge in our time as the most common type of digital image Why is the self portrait so important to us today WAM invites visitors to explore the relevance of this digital trend and its long artistic history with 20 self portraits from the permanent collection probing the different forms of the selfie More Less Childe Hassam The Cove 1912 Watercolor and gouache on ivory wove watercolor paper 14 x 20 inches Wichita Art Museum John W and Mildred L Graves Collection Childe Hassam The Cove 1912 Watercolor and gouache on ivory wove watercolor paper 14 x 20 inches Wichita Art Museum John W and Mildred L Graves Collection Hold the Moment American Modern Works on Paper from the Wichita Art Museum Collection September 13 2014 through January 25 2015 When modern photographer Alfred Stieglitz characterized his work he once wrote What is important to me is to hold the moment to put down something so completely that when you look at what you ve put down you will relive the original experience This point captures the driving mission for so many modern artists Beginning in the late 19th century artists turned away from the dominating art academies and traditions they considered rigid and stale Rather than continue with subjects and styles centuries old progressive artist yearned to reflect their own time and to better express their experience New forms of artistic expression impressionism cubism futurism as examples went hand in hand with the moderns pioneering vision for new art to reflect a new time The Wichita Art Museum holds a distinguished collection of American modernism In conjunction with the touring exhibition of treasured gems of American modern art from the Brooklyn Museum a selection of WAM s prized works on paper from this important moment in art history will be on view through the fall The exhibition features glowing examples by Arthur Dove Stuart Davis Charles Demuth John Marin Maurice Prendergast Alfred Stieglitz and many others In turning away from confining artistic protocols and regulations artists pressed for freedom of expression and innovation As the American art critic Charles Caffin bemoaned in 1900 a great deal of American painting is characterized by irreproachable table manners rather than salient expression by a desire to be amiable rather than convincing Moderns were renegades who championed self expression ignored the rules and crafted their own freshly original art What appeared as radical at the time is now revered for boldness of vision and the depth of expression This fall the Wichita Art Museum galleries will sing with exquisite American drawings watercolors and prints from this dynamic moment of change in 1890 to 1950 More Less Georgia O Keeffe 2 Yellow Leaves Yellow Leaves 1928 Oil on canvas 40 x 30 1 8 inches Brooklyn Museum Brooklyn New York Bequest of Georgia O Keeffe Georgia O Keeffe 2 Yellow Leaves Yellow Leaves 1928 Oil on canvas 40 x 30 1 8 inches Brooklyn Museum Brooklyn New York Bequest of Georgia O Keeffe American Moderns 1910 1960 From Georgia O Keeffe to Norman Rockwell September 27 2014 through January 4 2015 American Moderns 1910 1960 From Georgia O Keeffe to Norman Rockwell presents 57 artworks from the collection of the Brooklyn Museum in an exploration of the myriad ways in which American artists engaged with modernity Ranging widely in subject matter and style the 53 paintings and four sculptures were produced by leading artists of the period Included in the exhibition are Georgia O Keeffe Milton Avery Marsden Hartley Stuart Davis Arthur Dove Rockwell Kent Joseph Stella Elie Nadelman and Norman Rockwell Significant works by these and other artists in the exhibition exemplify their unique contributions to modern culture Between 1910 and 1960 both American society and art underwent tumultuous and far reaching transformations The United States emerged as an international power of economic industrial and military might while also experiencing two world wars and the Great Depression New technologies fundamentally changed the pace and nature of all aspects of modern life America s increasingly diverse and mobile population challenged old social patterns and clamored for the equality and opportunities promised by the American dream Art witnessed similarly dramatic changes as many artists rejected or reformulated artistic traditions seeking new ways to make their work relevant in a contemporary context American Moderns 1910 1960 From Georgia O Keeffe to Norman Rockwell was organized by the Brooklyn Museum The Wichita presentation has been generously sponsored by Commerce Bank and the Trust Company of Kansas Paula and Barry Downing provided crucial exhibition support Additional support is also provided by Charles Baker Louise Beren Linda and Douglas Brantner J Eric Engstrom Norma Greever Nancy and Tom Martin Dr Christopher A and Aimee Moeller and Georgia and Keith Stevens All museum exhibitions receive generous sponsorship from the Friends of the Wichita Art Museum Endowment Fund and the City of Wichita More Less Thomas Nast Our Modern Canute at Long Branch dated October 11 1873 Wood engraving 14 1 2 x 21 inches Purchased with funds donated by the Derby Refining Company a Unit of Coastal States Gas Corporation Thomas Nast Our Modern Canute at Long Branch dated October 11 1873 Wood engraving 14 1 2 x 21 inches Purchased with funds donated by the Derby Refining Company a Unit of Coastal States Gas Corporation Political Animal The Cartoons of Thomas Nast August 2 through November 16 2014 Thomas Nast defined the art of the political cartoon During his 26 year career at the popular New York journal Harper s Weekly Nast created more than 3 000 cartoons Many of his creations including the Democratic Donkey and the Republican Elephant are still in use today Just in time for election season this collection of cartoons drawn entirely from WAM s holdings explores the artist s use of animals to parody 19th century political culture A powerful figure in his own day today Nast is recognized as one of the most important cartoonists and political commentators of all time More Less Natvar Bhavsar Aagyia X 1981 Pastel on museum board 19 5 8 x 16 inches Wichita Art Museum Museum Purchase Director s Discretionary Fund Natvar Bhavsar Aagyia X 1981 Pastel on museum board 19 5 8 x 16 inches Wichita Art Museum Museum Purchase Director s Discretionary Fund White Symphonies and Red Flowers Color Abstraction of Natvar Bhavsar June 7 through October 5 2014 Following exhibitions at the 2009 Venice Biennale and the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum in New York Natvar Bhavsar is a world renowned abstract painter Yet it was Wichita Art Museum that first recognized Bhavsar s unique vision giving him his first one person museum exhibition in 1979 Bhavsar begins his work by laying a monumental canvas soaked with acrylic binder on the ground Moving back and forth and around the canvas the artist showers clouds of dry pigment onto the prepared surface Bhavsar notes that his canvases invite the viewer to explore their own feelings and thoughts kindled by the pure visual language of color Former Wichita Art Museum director Howard Wooden perhaps described Bhavsar s work best noting If you have to classify him he is an abstract expressionist but his work is unique His paintings always remind me of the state of mind just before you awaken from a dream More Less Ben Edols and Kathy Elliott Gold Curled Leaf 2005 Hot formed and wheel cut glass 12 5 8 x 14 3 16 x 8 11 16 inches Courtesy of the artists Photo by Greg Piper Ben Edols and Kathy Elliott Gold Curled Leaf 2005 Hot formed and wheel cut glass 12 5 8 x 14 3 16 x 8 11 16 inches Courtesy of the artists Photo by Greg Piper Australian Glass Art American Links May 31 through September 14 2014 Australian Glass Art American Links is an ambitious exhibition organized by the Museum of Glass in Tacoma Washington The exhibition features the work of 21 Australian and

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  • WAM [Programs & Events - Art Chatter]
    pm cash bar reception 6 45 pm program 8 pm more chatter and mingling back at the bar Part open mic part thought cocktail part happy hour on a Friday night join the crowd as caffeinated ideas unfold 20 slides for 20 seconds each say what you mean get to the point and then sit down WAM presents a lineup of local artists musicians and designers creative types of every

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  • WAM [Programs & Events - Art Start]
    people MAY Things that GO May is Bike Month in Wichita Let s celebrate by exploring artists inspiration of things that go and create our own mode of transportation with sculpture Art Start Registration Individuals Families Art Start Tuesdays are for Individuals Families children ages 3 5 with an adult Advance registration is required Younger siblings are required to be in a stroller or front pack while in the galleries Questions Email education wichitaartmuseum org Art Start Registration Form Individuals Families Parent Guardian s full name Child 1 first name Age Note Art Start sessions are for 3 to 5 year olds February Carnival Creations 1 30pm THURSDAY February 11 10am THURSDAY February 25 1 30pm THURSDAY February 25 March Music Moves Me 1 30pm Tuesday March 1 10am THURSDAY March 10 1 30pm THURSDAY March 10 April Home Sweet Home 1 30pm THURSDAY April 14 1 30pm THURSDAY April 28 May Things that GO 10 00am Tuesday May 17 10 00am Tuesday May 24 1 30pm Tuesday May 24 Child 2 first name Age Note Art Start sessions are for 3 to 5 year olds February Carnival Creations 1 30pm THURSDAY February 11 10am THURSDAY February 25 1 30pm THURSDAY February 25 March Music Moves Me 1 30pm Tuesday March 1 10am THURSDAY March 10 1 30pm THURSDAY March 10 April Home Sweet Home 1 30pm THURSDAY April 14 1 30pm THURSDAY April 28 May Things that GO 10 00am Tuesday May 17 10 00am Tuesday May 24 1 30pm Tuesday May 24 Email address Please check Email Address is invalid Re type email address Please check Email Address is invalid Phone number How did you find out about Art Start Do you want to be added to WAM s mailing list Add your full address include city state

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  • WAM [Programs & Events - Color Party]
    the 2016 Color Party Saturday evening April 16 2016 WAM Contemporaries celebrate a decade of festivity and frolic with COLOR PARTY 10 What does this stylish crop of young energetic museum advocates have in store for this the event of the year Find out Find your color COLOR PARTY 10 Do you want to be a party host and get your name listed on the COLOR PARTY 10 invitations that

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