Since the crackdown on street vendors selling vials of "authentic" Picasso blood, it's been harder than ever to get close to famous artists. Go under the influence of genuine masterpieces with today’s Groupon: for $3, you get one adult-admission ticket to the Wichita Art Museum, located downtown.
Now in its 75th-anniversary year, the Wichita Art Museum hosts an eye-feast of traveling exhibitions, in addition to nearly 7,000 pieces in its permanent collections. The gorgeous, multihued Persian Seaform Installation by Dale Chihuly headlines the museum's F. Price Cossman glass collection, and major works by Edward Hopper, Mary Cassatt, and Winslow Homer adorn the halls of the esteemed Roland P. Murdock collection. In the recently introduced exhibit In Plane View, Smithsonian photographer Carolyn Russo examines the visual dimensions and abstract beauty of airplanes while refusing to airbrush any cabin's unflattering anterior-engine love handles.
Hands-on kids and nascent prodigies will enjoy the Living Room, which hosts an interactive tribute to pop art with a disco ball, Brillo Box sculpture, and instant-image camera. A cheerful, knowledgeable staff and cavernous collection render the museum an inspiring and educational visit for families and avid art enthusiasts alike.
May purchase up to four Groupons per person.
Though there are few online reviews of the Wichita Art Museum, three TripAdvisors give it an average of four stars.
1400 W Museum Blvd.
Wichita, Kansas 67203Get Directions