Special Exhibits open for the duration of 2014:
“Furnishing the Atomic Era” – The phenomenal changes in the furnishings of our home environments can be seen through a wide range of artifacts, both on loan and from the Museum’s permanent collection. Included are furniture designs by Laverne, Eames, and Haywood-Wakefield on exhibit in the Slawson Gallery on the 4th Floor.
“Wichita’s Modern Art Galleries of Mid-Century” - Wichita, Kansas emerged as an American art center by the 1920′s as citizens organized to make visual art part of everyday life. By the 1950′s, Wichita’s avant garde abstract artists set up galleries of their own in downtown Wichita – first the indeX Gallery and then the Bottega Gallery. Join us at the Museum in the Lois Kay Walls Gallery (3rd Floor West Gallery) to learn more about the art and the artists who opened new artistic territory.
Artists included in the exhibit:
- Enrique Riveron
- Robert M. Kiskadden
- David E. Bernard
- Rex Hall
- Paul ‘Pablo’ Edwards
- David W. Cale
- James G. Davis
- Eugene ‘Skip’ Harwick
- Bruce McGrew
This exhibit borrows artwork from the Michaelis Family/Emprise Bank Collection and will be on exhibit from March 28th, 2014 through March 15th, 2015.
The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum is open Tuesday – Friday from 11am to 4pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 1-5pm. Admission is $5.00 for adults and $2 for children 6-12. Children under 6 and Museum members are admitted free of charge. For more information , visit our website at www.wichitahistory.org