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Art Museums & Galleries

Wichita is the cultural hub of the Midwest and a surprising city when it comes to the variance in art throughout the community. From lively public art installments to the largest mural in the world painted by a single artist, Wichita will spark your creativity.

On the First Friday of every month, Wichita’s most popular art museums and local art galleries open their doors to kick off new exhibits and shows. This free event draws thousands each year to downtown Wichita to enjoy art, food and live entertainment. In September, take a stroll around Bradley Fair for a unique alfresco art experience during Autumn & Art, a festival that brings artists from all over the country. Wichita also has several impressive educational & historical museums.

The Wichita Art Museum is one of the largest art museums in Kansas and houses popular works by Dale Chihuly, Mary Cassatt, Edward Hopper, John Steuart Curry, Winslow Homer and Charles M. Russell. Patrons can look at many of the exhibits for free each Saturday while children enjoy a free craft.

The Ulrich Museum of Art on the Wichita State University campus is always free and offers a nationally renowned collection of more than 6,000 works of modern and contemporary art. Wichita State also offers an outdoor art experience with more than 70 sculptures decorating campus.

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