Imagine a place where time stops and art comes alive to tell its stories. The Wichita Art Museum in Wichita, USA, is just such a place. It is an oasis for anyone who longs to immerse themselves in a world of creativity and inspiration, where every work of art reveals itself in a new light.
In the heart of Wichita’s cultural life, the Wichita Art Museum stands as a witness to a rich artistic heritage. Founded with a mission to make art accessible and understandable to all, the museum welcomes visitors of all ages and experiences, from those just beginning their art journey to true connoisseurs.
The museum was founded in 1915 when Louise Murdock created a trust to build an art collection in memory of her husband Roland P. Murdock in her will. The trust began acquiring artworks of various styles and genres for the city. The collection includes works by prominent American artists including Mary Cassatt, Arthur Dove, Thomas Eakins, Robert Henry, and many others. The museum’s lobby is adorned with a ceiling and chandelier designed by American glassmaker Dale Chihuly.
The museum opened in 1935. In 1963, the museum building was expanded. In 1964, a fund was established to raise money for new acquisitions. In the 1970s, the climate system in the museum building was updated. In 2003, the next phase of the museum’s expansion took place, which reached 115,000 square feet.
The Wichita Art Museum invites you to discover an amazing variety of art. Here, every wall, every painting is a new view of the world, a world that speaks to you in a unique language. Immerse yourself in this exciting adventure and let art give you inspiration at every turn.