Get an Art Garden update and your tickets to next Saturday’s Opening Party

Art Garden construction begins in earnest
Exterior fencing installed this week 

Simpson Construction Services has started work on the museum’s Art Garden after months of planning and anticipation. The grounds are now surrounded by construction fencing; for visitors’ safety, access will be limited for the next eight months as earth-moving equipment is brought in to transform the lawn and other exterior spaces.

Have you RSVP’d yet?
Don’t miss the Opening Party for “Photographic Wonders” 

Saturday, February 7 | 7 to 9 pm
Free admission for WAM members
$10 for general public

Celebrate the advent of photography with remarkable imagery in

Photographic Wonders:American Daguerreotypes from The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The Opening Party includes a cash bar, light hors d’oeuvres, live music from the Jerry Scholl Quartet, plus lively party antics in the S. Jim and Darla Farha Great Hall. Free with Wichita Art Museum membership, $10 for general public. Purchase Opening Party tickets online at Dinner available from 7 to 9 pm in the Muse Cafe. Reservations are recommended at 316-268-4973.

WAM’s Chihuly featured on Chamber publication cover
2015 Metro Wichita Kansas magazine distributed to Chamber members 

To help celebrate the museum’s 80th anniversary this year, the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce showcased WAM’s “Confetti Chandelier” by renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly, prominently installed in the S. Jim and Darla Farha Great Hall, on the cover of its recent magazine. The 2015 comprehensive guide covers economic development and the business climate in the Wichita area. Click here to view a digital copy of the guide.