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    Opening Day for Monet to Matisse: French Moderns from the Brooklyn Museum, 1850-1950

    • Date: February 24, 2018
    • Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    • Admission: Adults $10; Students Free with ID
    • Location: Wichita Art Museum
      1400 W. Museum Blvd., Wichita, KS 67203

    Come to WAM for a full day of free activities celebrating the opening of this extraordinary special exhibition with family artmaking, a curator talk, film screening and much more await visitors. Admission to the Monet to Matisse exhibition for this event is $10 for adults and seniors; free for students w/ID and youth (up to age 17). Visit for more information.

    Family ArtVenture: All About Paris | 11 am to 3 pm
    In celebration of Impressionist artists and the pioneering art capital of Paris, France, families will explore paint and color activities to create their own masterworks. Multiple artmaking projects will take place in the Living Room and Art Studio.

    Curator Talk: Impressionism and Beyond, Making Art Modern in France | 1 pm
    France was the most influential art capital of Europe from the 17th through 19th centuries. Join Monet to Matisse curator Lisa Small from the Brooklyn Museum as she traces the rise of new art movements in France from Realism and Impressionism through Cubism.

    Film Screening of "I, Claude Monet" | 2:30 pm
    This documentary film focuses on the artist’s life and artistic vision using letters and private writings to shed light on the man who helped launch impressionism. The film was shot on location in London, Paris, Normandy, and Venice. Run time 87 minutes.

    Image: Claude Monet, "Rising Tide at Pourville," 1882. Oil on canvas, 36 x 32 inches. Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Horace O. Havemeyer. Photo: Brooklyn Museum.