Friends of WAM
Friends of WAM
Who We Are
Friends of the Wichita Art Museum – October 2021
If you are passionate about art and love your community, consider becoming a “Friend.” Since 1960, the Friends of the Wichita Art Museum (FWAM) has dedicated time, talent and treasure to one of Kansas’ premier art museums, located in the heart of the Museums on the River district, and we’ve had enormous fun along the way. We are a body of men and women that has worked tirelessly to fulfill our mission to establish a permanent endowment for art acquisitions, exhibitions, and educational opportunities for the Wichita metropolitan community.
In February 1997, the Friends established what has become in more than a decade a $2 million+ endowment through its chief fundraising activities, including book sales, Art on a Monday (luncheon and presentation), and the Howard E. Wooden Lecture Series, a yearly event that spotlights an important area of American art.
If all of this isn’t enough fun, add trips to museums throughout Kansas and neighboring states, throw in a couple of parties a year, monthly board meetings with like-minded individuals, and you have a recipe for community service and lifelong friends.
Upcoming Friends of WAM Events
Login for WAM Volunteers
We love our volunteers! When you help out at WAM, please track your volunteer hours using the Volgistics link below. Grant applications sometimes ask for volunteer hours, so WAM staff are eager to include that information when applying for grants.
Friends of the Wichita Art Museum Board of Directors
Janet Wright – Chair
Dennis Murphy – Vice Chair
Jaclyn Reilly – Secretary
Betty Krehbiel – Treasurer
Board of Directors
D. J. Spaeth
Diana Van Riper
The Friends of WAM use Square, a website for event tickets and Friends membership dues.