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WAM Art Talks Go Virtual and Public Events Canceled After New Order from Sedgwick County Health Officer

7/23/2020
Contact: Teresa Veazey, Public Relations Manager |

​As a result of Wednesday’s executive order from Sedgwick County Health Officer Dr. Garold Minns, made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and now limiting public gatherings to 15 people or fewer, the Wichita Art Museum will move two important art talks online and cancel large, public events through mid-September.

Public art talks moving online:

  • Prints on a Summer Evening with Roger Genser — July 23

  • Native Art from the 1950s to Now with Candice Hopkins — August 13

Both the Genser and Hopkins talks will be presented via Zoom and also recorded and available on WAM’s YouTube channel: youtube.com/wichitaartmuseum.

Public events cancelled:

  • Family ArtVenture: We Heart Art — July 25

  • Mid-Kansas Jewish Federation’s Summer Film Series — July 26 and August 9

  • Sunset Yoga — July 27

  • Senior Wednesday — August 5 and September 2

  • Yoga on the Lawn — August 8

  • Night at the Museum: Food Funkdown — August 20

  • Tunes+Tallgrass — September 11

Public events that will continue as scheduled:

  • Hot Art For Cool Kids — through July 30 (class registration is limited to 15 participants)

  • Drop-In Sculpture Tour in the Art Garden — August 15 (outdoor tour will be limited to 15 participants)

For a complete list of WAM events and their status, go to wichitaartmuseum.org/calendar.

WAM’s galleries, Museum Store and Muse Café remain open to the public as the facility allows for ample social distancing. Facial coverings are required for both visitors and staff. For a list of new safety protocols and WAM’s Visitor Code of Conduct, go to wichitaartmuseum.org/visit.

The Wichita Art Museum opened in 1935 and is home to the Roland P. Murdock Collection, one of the premier collections of American art. With a nationally distinguished collection, an Edward Larrabee Barnes-designed facility, and a growing audience, the museum is a public/private partnership, owned by the City of Wichita and managed by Wichita Art Museum, Inc. The mission of the Wichita Art Museum is to bring people, ideas, and American art together to enrich lives and build community.

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