Wichita Art Museum
Nestled in the heart of the Museums on the River district just five minutes from downtown in the Riverside neighborhood, the Wichita Art Museum is home to a nationally renowned collection of American art. As the largest art museum in the state of Kansas, the Wichita Art Museum houses one of the country’s finest collections of American art, spanning three centuries of painting, sculpture, works on paper, and decorative arts. Masterpieces by Mary Cassatt, Winslow Homer, Horace Pippin, Edward Hopper, and Charles M. Russell are among the nearly 7,000 works in the permanent collection. Additionally, an important and expanding glass collection is a significant component to the overall collection.
The Museum features a family-friendly interactive area called The Living Room where visitors can create their own works of art; a unique Museum Store featuring one-of-a-kind jewelry, and a selection of children’s gifts and work by area artists.We hope to see you at the Museum soon!
The mission of the Wichita Art Museum is to be a viable and energetic home for creative dialogue and community interaction with superb American art.
The art is a wonderfully eclectic mix of world-renowned and regional. I think our Chihuly installations are more beautiful than the one at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. The museum cafe serves excellent food at moderate prices. There is even an outdoor art garden surrounding the museum. Best of all, Saturdays are free!
Mary Gere Bridger
We went on Black Friday. Turned out to be free, which is always a bonus. Fantastic traveling exhibit Irving Penn photographs. Very nice in house collection, including 2 Hoppers and a Cassatt. Beautiful examples of Chihuly glass.
Wonderful galleries and a very affordable price ($7 for adults $3 for kids). They had galleries explaining different eras of art, and also photography and how film cameras work. They gift shop was pretty cool too. They even had a narea for kids to draw, read, play, and relax. Very cool muesum, 10/10 would recommend
It is free on Saturdays and not nearly as busy as you would think. There are some great exhibits and it is such a relaxing enjoyable experience. The gift shop has some great unique presents for friends and family. It isn't the typical gimmicky marked up museum shop items you might expect.
Free on Saturdays and still a good value the rest of the week. Full day worth of art exhibits. If you're a local it's easy to stop by for an hour on a Saturday and slowly work your way through the galleries.