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Downtown Events

Metal to the Pedal - Vintage Pedal Cars
Tuesday, June 22
Wichita-Sedgwick Co. Historical Museum

50 Years of American Pedal Cars

Children’s toys hold a place amongst the most ancient artifacts. They typically mirror the adult world children aspire to and often teach children how to look forward to life as a grown-up.

The pedal car holds a unique position in the history of toys. A product of the Industrial Age, it took the idea of the “hobby horse” which itself saw a transition to pedal power in the late 19th century, to the next level. The earliest recorded pedal powered vehicle was the “Quadracycle” exhibited in 1853 at the “Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations World’s Fair” held in New York City at the time when two-wheeled bicycles became popular. Pedal cars mirror automotive design of the Machine Age and reflect advancements in mass production as applied to toy manufacturing. As artifacts, they have become nearly as popular with collectors as the actual automobiles themselves.

This exhibit features pedal cars from the Robert Guenthner Collection and is featured in the Slawson Gallery June 2020 through June 2021.

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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Dome Theater Shows at Exploration Place
Tuesday, June 22
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 - 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: Noon, 1:30pm, 4:00pm, and 6:00pm*
*Thu 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 - Animalopolis

Voyage to the magical world of animals. Go nose to nose with hippos, dance with bears and do summersaults with sea lions. Unlock the imagination with animals from across the globe, including cheetahs, lions, crabs and much more.

Daily Show Times: 10:30am and 3:00pm

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! Dome Theater tickets are available for purchase only at Exploration Place. Tax not included. Prices subject to change without notice.

A limit of 59 seats are available per showing 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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Brains and Toils - Prints of Labor and Industry from the WAM Collection
Tuesday, June 22
Wichita Art Museum

Brains and Toils: Prints of Labor and Industry from the Wichita Art Museum Collection explores ideas of labor and industry in early 20th-century America. Featuring prints of farmers, fishermen, dockworkers, and builders of all kinds, the exhibition considers both urban and rural workers and the ways in which their labor shaped all aspects of America life—from politics and the environment to the family and community.

With images of despair and heroism, boredom and excitement, mistreatment and unity, the exhibition considers the varied experiences and roles of the American worker during a time of radical change.

Featured printmakers include Claire Leighton, John Taylor Arms, Gordon Grant, Georges Schreiber, and others.

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

Image: Jackson Lee Nesbitt, Rolling Mills—Sheffield, 1953. Lithograph, 11 11/8 x 15 7/8 inches. Wichita Art Museum, Museum purchase, C.A. Seward Memorial Collection


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I, Too, Sing America - African American Art from the WAM Collection
Tuesday, June 22
Wichita Art Museum

"I, Too, Sing America: African American Art from the Wichita Art Museum Collection" pairs with African American Art in the 20th Century to celebrate African American art and culture. The exhibition features extraordinary works on paper spanning the 1930s through the 1990s, including artworks by Benny Andrews, Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, Jacob Lawrence, Charles White, and others.

The works - prints, watercolors, ink washes, and collages from WAM’s permanent collection - range from naturalistic to abstract, from the socially and the politically engaged to the poetic and lyrical.

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

Image: Jacob Lawrence, "The 1920s…The Migrants Cast Their Ballots," about 1975. Serigraph, 32 x 24 ¼ inches. Wichita Art Museum, Gift of Lorillard, Division of Loews Theatres.


Contact Teresa Veazey at (316) 268-4921 or pr@wichitaartmuseum.org
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Wichita Veteran Spotlight - Field Musician Harry Campbell Jr
Tuesday, June 22
Museum of World Treasures

Objects on display as part of the museum's newest "Small Stories" case include a bugle and banner, one of F.M. Campbell's uniforms, his words, and his story.

Special thanks to F.M. Campbell's family for allowing the Museum of World Treasures to share this part of history with the community. 

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


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