Downtown Wichita - 120 E. 1st St N.

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Downtown Events

Walk a Mile in Our Moccasins
Monday, March 8
Mid-America All-Indian Museum

An exhibit in accordance with Rock Your Mocs, a worldwide Native American and Indigenous Peoples' movement held annually and in remembrance of the Trail of Tears, "Sole Seekers", is an exhibit of the Mid-America All-Indian Museum's outstanding moccasin collection.

$7 for Adults, $5 for Students and Military, $3 for Youth, 6 and under are free


Contact Mid-America All-Indian Museum at (316) 350-3340 or eraux@wichita.edu
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Metal to the Pedal - Vintage Pedal Cars
Tuesday, March 9
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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Sun, Earth, Universe Exhibit
Tuesday, March 9
Exploration Place

Three, two, one…blast off! 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. Plus, search for our sun among 10,000 stars, reveal hidden images using the same tools NASA scientists use to explore the universe, and more!

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
Tuesday, March 9
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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Through Our Eyes - Perspectives of African American Life in the 20th Century
Tuesday, March 9
The Kansas African American Museum

Derived from The Kansas African American Museum’s permanent collection, Through Our Eyes: Perspectives of African American Life in the 20th century explores how African American artists experienced shifts in culture, social interaction and everyday life throughout the 20th century.

The 1900s ushered in the greatest social, technological and industrial changes in all of history and African American artists often served as reporters that documented shifts in our culture and way of life. Through Our Eyes navigates the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights Movement, life in the South and beyond. The exhibition includes works by artists such as Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence, and Lois Mailou Jones, as well as Kansas based artists.

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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