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Indians in the Arts
Monday, May 21
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
Monday, May 21
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
Monday, May 21
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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Americans in Paris: The French Connection from the Wichita Art Museum Collection
Monday, May 21
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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Savoir-Faire: 19th-Century Fashion Prints
Monday, May 21
Wichita Art Museum

Savoir-Faire: 19th-Century Fashion Prints features prints from French and American women's magazines together with dresses and accessories from the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum.

The exhibition traces the dynamic changes in women's fashion occurring in 19th-century Paris and the ways those far-away trends found their way to American cities, including Wichita.

Savoir-Faire joins Americans in Paris (opening December 16) and Monet to Matisse: French Moderns from the Brooklyn Museum, 1850–1950 (opening February 24) for an exploration of the artistic links between Paris and America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.


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