The Wichita Art Museum, the largest in the state of Kansas, has nearly 7,000 works in the permanent collection representing three centuries of American paintings, sculpture, works on paper, and decorative arts. The museum’s unique glass collection is another focus of the permanent collection, and includes a donated private collection of more than 200 goblets and other pressed glass and a growing collection of historic and contemporary examples of Steuben glass.
The museum building was renovated and grew by 34,000 square feet in 2003, making room for more exhibition space, a new restaurant, gift shop, research library, and art services area. Families shouldn’t miss the Living Room, the museum’s interactive space where visitors can create their own works of art.
Wichita Art Museum Information
- Public Transportation: Not very good
- Handicapped Accessibility: Yes
- Hours: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; Closed Mondays
- Admissions: Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors (60+), and $3 for youth (aged 5-17) and students with ID. Admission is free for members and for children 5 and under
- Admission is free for everyone on Saturdays.
- Membership/Subscriptions: Memberships start at $40 for individuals, $65 for household, and just $20 for students. Member benefits include unlimited free admission, 10% discount in Museum Café and Store, discounts on educational programs, and invitations to exhibition previews. Members at the $150 level and above also receive reciprocal privileges to over 60 other museums