Downtown Wichita - 120 E. 1st St N.

The LUX is set on developing a unique sense of community and place in Downtown Wichita while keeping true to the building's original 1950s character. It's modern, Downtown living—in a city that is in the midst of a great revitalization! Join us.

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Downtown Events

Dome Theater Shows at Exploration Place
Thursday, December 2
Exploration Place

Grab a seat and enjoy the fun of a Dome Theater film! Encounter an exceptional experience with the largest dome theater in the state. Travel to faraway destinations and go on adventures unlike any other, under the soaring 60-foot screen, immersive 360-degree view and booming surround sound.

Current Feature Film - Australia's Great Wild North

Journey to a land of extremes. Northern Australia sees ravaging brush fries and colossal floods. This Jurassic-like environment is home to sharks, venomous snakes, enormous buffalo – and even a living dinosaur, the saltwater crocodile.

Daily Show Times: Noon, 1:30pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm*, and 8:00pm*
*Thursdays only

Feature Film Tickets: Adults (12-64) $8, Seniors (65+) $7, Youth (3-11) $6, 2 and Under FREE
Exploration Place member discounts available

Current Special Feature - Turtle Odyssey

Take the plunge into the vast ocean with green sea turtle, Bunji! Follow her incredible journey from a hatchling on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, through adulthood. Swim with this amazing creature over thousands of miles and encounter sea critters of all sizes. Tag along with scientists as they attempt to save the green sea turtle species.

Daily Show Times: 10:30am, 3:00pm, and 7:00pm*
*Thursdays only

Special Feature Tickets: Members $1, Adults (12-64) $5, Seniors (65+) $4, Youth (3-11) $3, 2 and Under FREE 

 

You do not have to pay exhibit admission to do the dome! Tax not included. Prices and showtimes subject to change without notice.

We have reduced capacity per show to allow for proper social distancing. The theater’s stair railing, doors and chairs will be cleaned after every show, and the entire theater will be sanitized at least twice per day. Exploration Place asks that you please pick up your empty soda bottles, candy wrappers, etc. when you exit the theater. This effort will help keep all safe and healthy.


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Turn It Up to 90 - 90th Anniversary of the Electric Guitar's Wichita World Debut
Thursday, December 2
Wichita-Sedgwick Co. Historical Museum

This special exhibit, featuring dozens of historic electric guitars and, explores Wichita’s connection to the most popular musical instrument  of our time. The Museum has researched this subject since 2002, producing several well-received exhibits, revealing Wichita’s unique place in the instrument’s history.  Visitors will also see the electric guitars from the Museum’s collection that belonged to some of Wichita’s noteworthy players.

Museum Hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Friday: 11am-4pm
Saturday-Sunday: 1pm-5pm

Admission
$5 for Adults
$2 for Children (Ages 6-12)
Under Age 6 are Free


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Portrait of A Man - Tapping into Essence
Thursday, December 2
The Kansas African American Museum

Portrait of a Man illuminates the complexity of characteristics that encompass African American men.

African American men are widely portrayed from a fairly marginal perspective. They are often viewed as only one of two extremes: as threats and menaces or as untouchable superhumans. However, there is a greater range of character that African American men possess. Similarly, portraits can appear to lack depth. Often used as a means to document prestige and importance, portraits can fail to depict the true nuances that epitomize their subjects. The stoic nature of portraits may disconnect the person being immortalized from the communities they serve and the cultures they inspire.

In this exhibit, we want to enhance the humanity of African American men who made an impact within Kansas’ communities and beyond. By using conceptual art and words that speak to each individual’s character and traits, we tap into their essence and celebrate what made all of their accomplishments possible.

Photo: Emerging Man by Gordon Parks

Museum Hours
Tuesdays-Fridays: 10am-5pm
Saturdays: Noon-4pm
Sundays-Mondays and major holidays: Closed

General Admission
Adults $6
Seniors (55+) $5
Youth (grades 6-12) $4
Children (grades k-5) $3


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Nordfeldt Connections in Wichita
Thursday, December 2
Wichita Art Museum

Nordfeldt Connections pairs with An American Internationalist: B. J. O. Nordfeldt to highlight this internationally regarded artist’s connections to Wichita in the 1930s. Nordfeldt was tied to our city through local son Ed Davison, a banker and painter who summered in New Mexico and befriended many notable artists in the art colonies of Taos and Santa Fe. Nordfeldt frequently visited Davison in Wichita, sometimes on extended stays when he lectured and taught classes. Nordfeldt Connections features work by Nordfeldt himself and his friends Ed Davison, Birger Sandzen, and others.

Museum Hours
Tuesdays-Saturdays: 10am-5pm
Sundays: Noon-5pm
Mondays: Closed

Image: Edmund L. Davison, Mesa Road, 1943. Oil on canvas, 27 x 34 inches. Wichita Art Museum, Edmund L. and Faye Davison Collection


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Lloyd Foltz - Prairie Print Maker
Thursday, December 2
Wichita Art Museum

Lloyd Foltz: Prairie Print Maker celebrates a self-taught artist who rose to become one of the region’s key printmakers. A native of Kansas’ Flint Hills, Foltz began his career as a commercial artist at the Western Lithograph Company in Wichita, where he worked under printmaker C.A. Seward. Although he had no formal art training beyond a three-month stint at the Art Institute of Chicago, Foltz—with Seward’s encouragement—nevertheless became a key member of the Prairie Print Makers. Lloyd Foltz: Prairie Print Maker is guest curated by Barbara Thompson, granddaughter of Prairie Print Maker founder C. A. Seward. It is part of an ongoing series of exhibitions at the museum that celebrates the Prairie Print Makers and their regional and national legacy.

Museum Hours
Tuesdays-Saturdays: 10am-5pm
Sundays: Noon-5pm
Mondays: Closed

Image: Lloyd Foltz, Over the Pass, about 1939. Aquatint and etching, 9 5/16 x 8 1/8 inches. Wichita Art Museum, Museum purchase, Mosby Lincoln Foundation


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