Artist’s talk with Heidi Kirkpatrick Thursday plus Family ArtVenture Saturday and a chance to vote!

Heidi Kirkpatrick

Artist’s Talk this Thursday:¬†Heidi Kirkpatrick
Thursday, February 26 | 6 pm
Free admission

Held in conjunction with Five Alchemists: Contemporary Photographers Explore 19th-Century Techniques, photographer Heidi Kirkpatrick, whose cyanotypes are included in the exhibition, will talk about her unique process and her intimate subject matter. Kirkpatrick’s work explores family narratives and the physical body though the creation of photographic objects. Kirkpatrick has exhibited widely and her work is held in numerous museum collections including The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, Austin. Galleries will be open until 6 pm for visitors to see Five Alchemists as well as Photographic Wonders: American Daguerreotypes from The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City.


All the glittersFamily ArtVenture: All That Glitters
Saturday, February 28 | 11 am to 3 pm
Free admission

Families are invited to explore WAM’s glass collection with a special gallery-looking activity. Visit the Art Studio for a fun hands-on project. ArtVentures are drop-in explorations.
Saturday free admission is made possible by Colby Sandlian, Sandlian Realty. Youth education programs are supported by the Lynne Ruffin-Smith Charitable Foundation. Additional support from the Courtney and Marcellette Davis Charitable Trust and Cox Communications. S.M. & Laura H. Brown Charitable Trust supports WAM active public programming.


Art we loveArt We Love
Vote for your favorite work of art from WAM’s collection
Polling open through Sunday, March 1
Vote online:

We want your votes! Help the Wichita Art Museum select one of four works of art that will go on view Saturday, March 7, in a new exhibition, Art We Love, celebrating WAM’s 80th anniversary year. 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. Like or comment on the work of art that is your favorite, and the winner will be on view in Art We Love starting March 7.