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

Sun, Earth, Universe Exhibit
Wednesday, January 27
Exploration Place

Connect with current NASA science research and take off on a journey to investigate the universe. Build a model spacecraft for your own mission to space. Spin a tumbler of 10,000 beads, each representing the stars we can see from earth and search for the one that represents our sun. Reveal hidden images using the same tools NASA scientists use to explore the otherwise invisible forces and energy of the universe. And more!

Museum Hours
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday-Wednesday: 10am-5pm
Thursday: 10am-8pm
Friday-Sunday: 10am-5pm


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Frances H. Gearhart - Color Block Prints in Wichita
Wednesday, January 27
Wichita Art Museum

This exhibition surveys the work of one of the leading color woodcut artists of the early 20th century. Renowned for her dramatic landscapes of the California mountains, deserts, and shoreline, Gearhart’s use of saturated color and bold compositions reflect her pioneering interest in modern art and design. Gearhart, a Californian, was an important member of the Prairie Print Makers, the Wichita-based print society founded in 1930 by some of Kansas’ best artists. Organized by the Wichita Art Museum and guest curated by Roger Genser.

Museum Hours
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: Noon - 5pm

Pictured: Frances H. Gearhart, These Embroidered Hills, about 1930. Color block print, 12 x 10 inches. Wichita Art Museum, Gift of David Thompson


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A Tale of Two Women - Louise Caldwell Murdock and Elizabeth Navas
Wednesday, January 27
Wichita Art Museum

This exhibit celebrates the two female visionaries responsible for the formation of the Wichita Art Museum. In 1915, Murdock made it her mission to ensure that her hometown would have an art museum, donating her family fortune to the purchase of a “significant collection” of American art. Murdock entrusted Elizabeth Navas, her friend and professional colleague, with the task of assembling the art collection. Together, the two women made an unsurpassable impact on Wichita and the surrounding region that continues today.

Commemorating WAM’s 85th anniversary and the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote, the exhibition combines photographs, objects belonging to Murdock and Navas and key Murdock Collection paintings.

Museum Hours*
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: Noon - 5pm

*Closed on Saturdays through January 9, 2021, and will also be closed on Sunday, December 27, due to COVID-19 as proper social distancing protocols cannot be followed in this smaller gallery space.

Pictured: Elizabeth Stubblefield Navas, Carnegie Library Stained Glass Window, 1915. Stained glass 57 x 25 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches. Wichita=Sedgwick County Historical Museum, Gift of Sean and Melissa Conley in memory of Carolyn Conley


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Moshe Safdie Study Drawings - Design in Evolution
Wednesday, January 27
Exploration Place

Trace a timeline back to the inception of Exploration Place with these sketches and drawings from world-renowned architect, Moshe Safdie, who designed our museum. Study these never-seen-before sketches of the building's groundbreaking design and breathtaking angles that help you understand how the final structure took shape.

Located in WaterWay Hall.

Museum Hours
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday-Wednesday: 10am-5pm
Thursday: 10am-8pm
Friday-Sunday: 10am-5pm


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Foot in the Door - A Community Art Exhibition
Wednesday, January 27
Wichita Art Museum

The Wichita Art Museum celebrates artists who call Wichita home. As the verve of the Wichita art community strengthens and the landscape of artists and arts organizations continues to expand, the museum is eager to celebrate the new and growing energy.

To mark the museum’s 85th anniversary, the museum will stage a great community exhibition. To reach into the diverse corners of Wichita and to tap the dynamic of creativity in the city, the art museum will invite artists to share a modest work of art to have their “foot in the door.”

Any individual in the Wichita MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area) who identifies as an artist will be welcome to submit a 12 x 12 inch artwork (including the frame)--painting, print, drawing, relief--for presentation in the exhibition Foot in the Door. Young and old, professional and emerging--artists from the Wichita metro will be invited to take part. We anticipate an outpouring of interest and strong participation across the city’s arts scene.

Economic studies attest that a vibrant art scene is a leading ingredient in any prospering city. Wichita boasts a tremendous arts community, and WAM celebrates what the arts add to the good life well-lived in the heartland.

Museum Hours
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: Noon - 5pm


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