1400 W. Museum Blvd.
Wichita, KS 67203

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Phone: (316) 268-4921

E-mail: info@wichitaartmuseum.org

Website: www.wichitaartmuseum.org/



Wichita Art Museum

(large fine art museum)

from website - "The Wichita Art Museum, founded in 1935, has a distinguished history in South Central Kansas and the Midwest.

The bequest of Louise Caldwell Murdock and subsequent establishment of the Roland P. Murdock Collection forms the initial impetus for the museum. Mrs. Murdock's will, written in 1915, specified that the income from her estate, following the death of her closest relatives, should be used for the purchase of art for the City of Wichita-a collection named in memory of her newspaper publisher husband. From 1939 to 1962, Mrs. Elizabeth Stubblefield Navas, Mrs. Murdock's friend and business associate, selected works of American art for the museum. Now 8,000 strong, the prized collection emphasizes American art and is nationally recognized for its distinction.

At the start of the new millennium, the City of Wichita joined forces with the community to complete another expansion project to bring the total square footage to 115,000. The new addition, finished in June 2003, provided more exhibition space, a new restaurant, museum store, research library, and much needed art services area."

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