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Apr 25

Renovation Opening Day Extravaganza

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Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Date: Saturday April 25, 2020
Location: Wichita Art Museum
Address: 1400 West Museum Blvd
Price: Free admission and activities
Category: Arts / Exhibits
We invite you to come visit the newly revamped Living Room after a makeover project is completed. There are activities for all ages throughout the day. FREE admission and activities.
11 am to 3 pm Coffee Break and Live Music
S. Jim and Darla Farha Great Hall
Grab a complimentary fresh cup of java. Get comfy. Take a break. Settle into a cozy spot and enjoy the art of being.
11 am to 3 pm Family ArtVenture
Living Room
Special activities will highlight the exhibition "Preston Singletary: Raven and the Box of Daylight." Families will explore the Native American Tlingit story of Raven through special artmaking and gallery-led explorations. Join us in the new Living Room for a great day of art.
1pm Film Screening: "Museum Hours"
Howard E. Wooden Lecture Hall
Indie film director Jem Cohen crafted a story about art museums impact in his critically acclaimed 2012 film, Museum Hours. The drama takes place in Viennas Kunsthistorisches Museum (art museum) as an American visitor strikes up an unlikely friendship with a guard. Anne visits Austria for her cousins medical emergency, and she finds solace in the art museum. As the acquaintances admire Old Master paintings, they reflect on how artworks reveal daily experience and can change lives. As we mark a new day at WAM, enjoy this film about the power to be found in museum galleries. Film run time is 106 minutes.
2 pm Jay and Leslie: Juggling and Other Nonsense
WAM welcomes the wonderful juggling-and-other-nonsense duo, Jay and Leslie from Mission, Kansas. They will perform their signature, interactive show Laughing Matters. Join this great performance of juggling, mime, circus, and theatrical delights!


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