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  • WAM [About - Photography]
    exhibitions You will find a sign at the gallery entrance if photography is not allowed If you re not sure ask a security guard Visitors using flash tripods and other equipment are welcome to photograph in the museum s Boeing Foyer and the S Jim and Darla Farha Great Hall provided the photography is for personal use only and not for commercial reproduction For this special photography session visitors should submit a WAM Photography Request Form upon their arrival at the museum Inquire at the welcome desk for photography forms or download WAM s Photography Request Form here The use of flash tripods and other equipment in the museum galleries requires pre approval Such requests should be made in advance so a security escort can be arranged Inquire at the welcome desk for photography forms or download WAM s Photography Request Form here Photography Request forms may be submitted via Email eck wichitaartmuseum org Fax 316 268 4980 Mail Photography Requests Wichita Art Museum 1400 W Museum Blvd Wichita KS 67203 Members of the media who want to photograph museum exhibitions or events should make prior arrangements with the museum s public relations manager at 316 268 4985 or pr wichitaartmuseum org Rights and Reproduction Collection images for use in scholarly research publishing advertising and other uses may be obtained by submitting a request in writing to Rights and Reproduction c o Kirk Eck Wichita Art Museum 1400 W Museum Blvd Wichita KS 67203 Fax 316 268 4980 Email rightsandrepro wichitaartmuseum org There may be a fee for reproducing works of art from the museum s collection All requests should include the artist title and accession number if known and the intended use Also include specific details of use i e title of publication author publisher name and address language

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  • WAM [About - Jobs]
    Wichita Public Works staff When appropriate lead and manage outside contractors Prepare and manage project and annual department budgets in coordination with CFO In coordination with City of Wichita Parks Department review and negotiate ongoing grounds keeping contract Oversee equipment procurement and maintenance Oversee security and facility support functions for museum public programs and facility event rentals to ensure needed security and custodial staff plus facility technical knowledge With board member committee chair plan oversee and provide summary report for regular Building Committee meetings Review and evaluate existing programs services policies and procedures including the museum s Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Plans Conduct daily inspection of facility and grounds to ensure the high museum standards of appearance cleanliness and readiness are met Function as contact for facilities emergencies and be accessible after hours Administer and direct security policies and manage security systems Provides training to all museum staff regarding emergencies and facility use Manage the building access control relevant to the art museum profession Recruit select train develop and supervise members of the museum security staff Meet with city officials museum board and committees and community groups as needed to initiate projects maintain safety build positive relationships and facilitate the operation of the Wichita Art Museum as a responsible member of the community These examples are not intended to be all inclusive Other job related duties may be assigned as needed Qualifications Bachelor s Degree preferred A minimum of three years of relevant experience required Previous experience in a museum zoo and not for profit sector is a plus Knowledge of construction drawings and specifications Familiar with basic building code and life safety regulations Proficient with standard office software applications including Microsoft Excel Outlook and Word Proven experience identifying and communicating complex problems Proven ability working with outside vendors and contractors Proven ability to work closely in interdepartmental teams and manage the safe completion of projects which have large impact on the basic functions of the institution Ability to meet deadlines and make sound decisions often under pressure Ability to review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement the best solution s in a timely manner Strong negotiation skills with an ability to persuade build consensus and gain cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish organizational goals Strong organizational skills Requirements of Work Thorough knowledge of the functions and needs of operation management Knowledge of budget administration and forecasting Ability to plan organize and supervise the work of others Ability to develop and coordinate plans for daily operations and contingencies Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates representatives of outside organizations and the public Ability to supervise motivate and counsel employees Knowledge of electronic security system operations Ability to monitor areas by video display monitor Ability to exercise good judgment in handling emergency situations and or unruly individuals Ability to notice and report hazardous and unusual situations Ability to develop and maintain physical

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  • WAM [E-Mail]
    Donate Overview Annual Fund Membership Overview Join Now Friends of the Wichita Art Museum WAM Contemporaries Murdock Society Planned Giving Volunteer Docent Program Friends of the Wichita Art Museum WAM Contemporaries Murdock Society About Museum History 2014 Donors and Patrons Board of Trustees Friends of WAM Who We Are Board Members History of FWAM Friends Endowment Volunteer Opportunities WAM Contemporaries Murdock Society Contact Us Photography Jobs Contact Us Site Map

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  • WAM [Collection - Art Appraisals]
    Teacher Programs Teens Families Adults The Living Room Docent Program Museum Library Shop Overview Event Tickets Cafe Overview Menu Membership Overview Join Now Friends of the Wichita Art Museum WAM Contemporaries Murdock Society Get Involved Donate Overview Annual Fund Membership Overview Join Now Friends of the Wichita Art Museum WAM Contemporaries Murdock Society Planned Giving Volunteer Docent Program Friends of the Wichita Art Museum WAM Contemporaries Murdock Society About Museum History 2014 Donors and Patrons Board of Trustees Friends of WAM Who We Are Board Members History of FWAM Friends Endowment Volunteer Opportunities WAM Contemporaries Murdock Society Contact Us Photography Jobs Contact Us Site Map Visit Exhibitions Collection Programs Events Learn Shop Cafe Art Garden Cart Membership Get Involved About Contact Us Overview Explore the Collection Art Appraisals Rights and Reproduction Share this page WAM Collection Art Appraisals Appraisals of Works of Art Ethical and legal considerations prohibit Wichita Art Museum staff from appraising or authenticating works of art for the public Museum curators and registrars may not provide information on monetary value or physical condition of works of art The national organizers cited below provide information on professionals who do provide appraisals American Society of Appraisers appraisers org 703

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  • WAM [About - Contact Us]
    Giving Volunteer Docent Program Friends of the Wichita Art Museum WAM Contemporaries Murdock Society About Museum History 2014 Donors and Patrons Board of Trustees Friends of WAM Who We Are Board Members History of FWAM Friends Endowment Volunteer Opportunities WAM Contemporaries Murdock Society Contact Us Photography Jobs Contact Us Site Map Visit Exhibitions Collection Programs Events Learn Shop Cafe Art Garden Cart Membership Get Involved About Contact Us Museum History 2014 Donors and Patrons Board of Trustees Friends of WAM WAM Contemporaries Murdock Society Contact Us Photography Jobs Share this page WAM About Contact Us General Contact Information Mailing Address Wichita Art Museum 1400 West Museum Boulevard Wichita Kansas 67203 Email info wichitaartmuseum org Phone 316 268 4921 Fax 316 268 4980 Twitter twitter com waminwichita Facebook www facebook com wichitaartmuseum Pinterest www pinterest com waminwichita Instagram www instagram com wichitaartmuseum Museum Departments Welcome Desk 316 268 4921 Muse Cafe 316 268 4973 Museum Store 316 268 4975 Membership 316 268 4919 Facility Rental 316 268 4912 Security Desk 316 268 4950 Image Rights Reproduction 316 268 4903 Schedule a Tour 316 268 4907 Contact Museum Staff Kevin Bishop Museum Operations Supervisor bishop wichitaartmuseum org 316 268 4950 Kourtney Carson Director of Development carson wichitaartmuseum org 316 268 4905 Kirk Eck Photographer Preparator Image Rights Reproduction eck wichitaartmuseum org 316 268 4903 Note about image rights and reproductions Jan Harper Chief Financial Officer harper wichitaartmuseum org 316 268 4902 Jill Henry Accounting Assistant Membership Coordinator henry wichitaartmuseum org 316 268 4919 Hayley Holt Assistant Curator of Education education wichitaartmuseum org 316 268 4929 Dr Patricia McDonnell Director mcdonnell wichitaartmuseum org 316 268 4977 Brent McNulty Special Events Coordinator mcnulty wichitaartmuseum org 316 268 4912 Pete Nelson Preparator nelson wichitaartmuseum org 316 268 4915 Joyce Norris Librarian library wichitaartmuseum org 316

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  • WAM [Exhibitions - Upcoming Exhibitions]
    Overview Join Now Friends of the Wichita Art Museum WAM Contemporaries Murdock Society Planned Giving Volunteer Docent Program Friends of the Wichita Art Museum WAM Contemporaries Murdock Society About Museum History 2014 Donors and Patrons Board of Trustees Friends of WAM Who We Are Board Members History of FWAM Friends Endowment Volunteer Opportunities WAM Contemporaries Murdock Society Contact Us Photography Jobs Contact Us Site Map Visit Exhibitions Collection Programs Events Learn Shop Cafe Art Garden Cart Membership Get Involved About Contact Us Current Exhibitions Upcoming Exhibitions Past Exhibitions Share this page WAM Exhibitions Upcoming Exhibitions Upcoming Exhibitions Dale Chihuly 97 72 d 1997 Acrylic on paper 87 x 69 inches Chihuly Studio Seattle Washington Dale Chihuly 97 72 d 1997 Acrylic on paper 87 x 69 inches Chihuly Studio Seattle Washington Chihuly Drawings May 21 through September 11 2016 Dale Chihuly is one of the leading contemporary glass artists and his installations often architectural sometimes colossal wrap the globe The Wichita Art Museum boasts two large scale works by this living legend Confetti Chandelier and Persian Seaform Bridge in the S Jim and Darla Farha Great Hall Because Chihuly is world renown with a strong following the Wichita Art Museum is excited to obtain this booking of Chihuly Drawings for Kansas audiences In summer 2016 the museum will present a special collection of drawings by Dale Chihuly a project that is a collaboration between the Museum of Glass in Tacoma Washington and Chihuly Studios in Seattle Washington The show includes more 100 large drawings from across the artist s career and these striking drawings represent the sweep of his artistic enterprise with work in charcoal graphite and acrylic Further the drawings reveal the energy behind Dale Chihuly s artistic process He describes this heightened animation for his drawings as spontaneous

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  • WAM [Exhibitions - Past Exhibitions]
    certain abstract artists the potency of design and hue captures their entire imagination and offers rich content For others the language of abstraction can express deeper meaning with humanist associations Wichita can claim strong artists who continue to innovate in abstraction finding original expression and stretching this vital genre This exhibition presents a selection of five exceptional artists who contribute to art world trends from Wichita and keep the evolution of abstraction vibrant in our time On view in the Paul Ross Gallery and 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

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  • WAM [E-Mail]
    Donate Overview Annual Fund Membership Overview Join Now Friends of the Wichita Art Museum WAM Contemporaries Murdock Society Planned Giving Volunteer Docent Program Friends of the Wichita Art Museum WAM Contemporaries Murdock Society About Museum History 2014 Donors and Patrons Board of Trustees Friends of WAM Who We Are Board Members History of FWAM Friends Endowment Volunteer Opportunities WAM Contemporaries Murdock Society Contact Us Photography Jobs Contact Us Site Map

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