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Wichita Art Museum [1915- ]

January 1, 1915

ECA Control Number: 19056

Record Level: Listing

Record Type: Art Museum/Institution

Museum/Institution Name: Wichita Art Museum

Aka: WAM

Location(s): 1400 West Museum Boulevard Wichita, KS 67203-3200

Founded: 1915
Closed/Acquired: n/a

About:

“The Wichita Art Museum is an art museum located in Wichita, Kansas, United States.

The museum was established in 1915, when Louise Murdock’s Will which created a trust to start the Roland P. Murdock Collection of art in memory of her husband. The trust would purchase art for the City of Wichita by “American painters, potters, sculptors, and textile weavers.” The collection includes works by Mary Cassatt, Arthur G. Dove, Thomas Eakins, Robert Henri, Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, Yasuo Kuniyshoi, John Marin, Paul Meltsner, Horace Pippin, Maurice Prendergast, Albert Pinkham Ryder and Charles Sheeler. The Museum’s lobby features a ceiling and chandelier made by Dale Chihuly.

The museum opened in 1935 with art borrowed from other museums. The first work in the Murdock Collection was purchased in 1939. Mrs. Murdock’s friend, Elizabeth Stubblefield Navas, selected and purchased works of American art for the Murdock Collection until 1962. The building was enlarged with a new lobby and two new wings in 1963. In 1964, a foundation was established for the purpose of raising funds for new acquisitions. In the 1970s, the city built a new and larger climate controlled facility. In 2003, the museum finished another expansion project giving the building 115,000 total square feet.”

Citation: “Wichita Art Museum.”  Wikipedia.  Updated January 12, 2016.  Accessed February 12, 2017.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wichita_Art_Museum

WORKS BY EMIL CARLSEN

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Record Birth Date:
February 12, 2017

Last Update:
February 12, 2017

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Digital-born Publication Title: Emil Carlsen Archives
Publication Subtitle: World's Largest Visual Reference Dedicated to the Preservation of the Work of Danish-American Impressionist/Realist Painter, Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]
Library of Congress Subject Authority Heading: Carlsen, Emil, 1853-1932
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Language: English
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