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Indians in the Arts
Tuesday, February 20
Mid-America All-Indian Center

American Indians have long contributed to the world of the arts. Through visual, performance, fine and folk, art is ingrained in American Indian culture, and artists continue to adapt and hone their craft today. This exhibit examines the achievements of Native people in the art world.


Contact Sarah Adams at 316-350-3342 or sadams@wichita.gov
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Elements: Earth
Tuesday, February 20
Mid-America All-Indian Center

Earth is the final installment of our Elements exhibit series, featuring the medicine wheel, or circle of life. The medicine wheel encompasses all of the earth and the life within it. We will explore our relationship to the earth and its place in the medicine wheel.


(316) 350-3342 or sadams@wichita.gov
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Food Traditions
Tuesday, February 20
Mid-America All-Indian Center

Our relationship to the earth through food culture surrounds many parts of our lives. Many American Indian traditions and rituals center around the gifts received from Mother Earth and the fruits of the land.This exhibit examines that relationship.


(316) 350-3342 or sadams@wichita.gov
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Spirit AeroSystems Presents: Design Build Fly
Tuesday, February 20
Exploration Place

Soar into this completely renovated 5,100 square-foot aviation exhibit gallery and encounter dozens of hands-on activities that reveal what happens behind-the-scenes in Wichita’s aircraft plants. Design an airplane’s seat – just how comfortable should it be? Choose a mission and develop a cargo, military, or ambulance plane. Test landing gear.

Enter the 10-foot long 717 fuselage theater and experience stories about our local industry. Climb into a luxurious executive jet and pretend you’re a superstar or business mogul. Control a UAV. Plot a flight path to an exotic destination using GPS. And much more! Get the latest about this exhibit with our blog! www.exploration.org/blog

Exhibit Highlights

  • Design an airplane's seat - just how comfortable should it be?
  • Choose a mission and develop a cargo, military, or ambulance plane.
  • Test landing gear.
  • Enter the 10-foot long 737 fuselage theater and experience stories about our local industry.
  • Climb into a luxurious executive jet and pretend you're a superstar or business mogul.
  • Control a UAV.
  • Plot a flight path to an exotic destination using GPS.
  • And much more!

Stay up-to-date on what's going on with the project by clicking here.

Lead Sponsors: Berry Foundation, Bombardier, Cox Machine, Inc., Estate of Muriel C. Braden, The Fidelity Band Foundation, Grumpy Old Men, S.M. and Laura H. Brown Charitable Trust, Textron Aviation and Rhonda and Jeff Turner.


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Americans in Paris: The French Connection from the Wichita Art Museum Collection
Tuesday, February 20
Wichita Art Museum

Paris was the capital of the art world in the 19th century. Any ambitious American artist needed to spend time in Europe. A period of residence on the continent was a simple requirement for worldly sophistication for Americans in the arts and upper-class. 19th-century American painter William Merritt Chase, reflecting the thoughts of his generation, said "My God, I'd rather go to Europe than go to Heaven!" Naturally, he meant to Paris.

The experience of Paris transformed American art. Writer Henry James astutely observed in 1887, "when today we look for 'American art,' we find it mainly in Paris. When we find it out of Paris, we at least find a great deal of Paris in it."

Painter Mary Cassatt spent her adult life in the French capital and was fully accepted into the ranks of French impressionism. Theodore Robinson settled in Giverny and developed a close relationship with the older Claude Monet. Modernist Alfred Maurer spent years in Paris and became an intimate in the Paris scene, even taking private training with Henri Matisse.

The Wichita Art Museum presents gems from its prized American art collection to reflect the vital cultural phenomenon of Americans in Paris. This exhibition complements the Monet to Matisse: French Moderns from the Brooklyn Museum, 1850–1950 that will be on view beginning February 24, 2018.

Americans in Paris: The French Connection from the Wichita Art Museum Collection is generously sponsored by UMB Financial Corporation Charitable Foundation.


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