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Downtown Events

Superpower Dogs in Dome Theater
Monday, January 30
Exploration Place

Join an immersive adventure to experience the life‐saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. In this inspiring true story, our best friends are also real‐life superheroes. Journey around the globe to meet remarkable dogs who save lives and discover the powerful bond they share with their human partners.

Follow ‘Halo’, a rookie puppy training to join one of the most elite disaster response teams in America. Meet ‘Henry’, an avalanche rescue expert in the mountains of British Columbia, ‘Reef’, a Newfoundland lifeguard with the Italian coastguard, ‘Ricochet’, a Californian surf legend helping people with special needs, and the Bloodhound brothers, ‘Tipper and Tony’, who are leading the fight to save endangered species in Africa. As we discover the incredible abilities of dogs and the astonishing science behind their superpowers, we’ll never look at our best friends the same way again!

Showtimes
Vary - see website for full details

Admission
Members - $1
Adult (12 - 64) - $5
Senior (65+) - $4
Youth (3 - 11) - $3
2 and Under - Free

Dome Theater tickets are available for purchase only at Exploration Place. Tax not included. 

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Kaleidoscope
Monday, January 30
Wichita Art Museum

Flat, pure color. Geometric forms. Hard edges and right angles. Kaleidoscope features a range of works from the Wichita Art Museum’s collection that showcase 20th-century art’s experimentation with line, color, and optical effects.

At midcentury, abstraction—which rejected the realistic depiction of people, places, and things in art—reigned supreme. Line and color, which had previously been used to realistically depict the world, took center stage as subjects in their own right. Some artists avoided any suggestion of depth or recession in space, preferring flat planes of a single color to reinforce the flatness of the painted surface. Other artists did the opposite. They deliberately manipulated color and line to create the illusion of movement and depth, sometimes subtle and sometimes dizzying.

For all the artists in the exhibition, however, it is perception—how the eye experiences color and line—that fascinates. Visit the exhibition and step into a kaleidoscope.

 


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A Tribute to Samella Lewis
Monday, January 30
The Kansas African American Museum

The exhibition pays tribute to the late Dr. Samella Lewis, a major benefactor and supporter of The Kansas African American Museum (TKAAM). Beginning in 1998, and continuing through 2006, Dr. Lewis gifted TKAAM a portion of her private collection of paintings and sculptures by leading African American artists, as well as a large collection of her own work. In 1998, these gifts formed the foundation of the permanent art collection of The Kansas African American Museum (formerly the First National Black Historical Society). 

Dr. Samella S. Lewis, a nationally known artist and art historian, always advocated a strong relationship between African American artists and the Black community. 


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11th annual Art That Touches Your Heart Community and National Art Exhibit
Monday, January 30
CityArts

This annual exhibit is curated by the Art That Touches Your Heart Foundation in order to provide inspiration and support to African American art students. 2023 marks the third year the ATTYH exhibit has been on view at CityArts. 


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Dinosaurs of Antarctica Dome Theater Show
Monday, January 30
Exploration Place

From the Permian through the Jurassic, journey to the south polar landscapes of Antarctica hundreds of millions of years ago.  Roam the primitive forests and thick swamps with bizarre dinosaurs and colossal amphibians.  Enter a surreal world of bug-eyed giants and egg-laying mammals where survival means enduring the sunless, six-month polar winter surrounded by meat-eaters with night vision.  Join intrepid Antarctic scientists on a quest to understand the ice continen

Rated: G | Run Time: 40 Minutes | Daily: 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm and Thursdays only: 5:00 pm

 


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