For 87 years, WAM has delivered energetic and thoughtful art experiences in Wichita. WAM has benefited the past ten years from the strong leadership of Director Dr. Patricia McDonnell, and she announced her retirement in late spring 2022.
“A transformation has occurred at WAM the past ten years, and Patricia had the energy and vision to lead that transformation,” said Martha Linsner, Chair of the WAM Board of Trustees. “This museum has never been more active or more welcoming and inclusive, and we have Patricia to thank for these achievements.”
WAM’s Board of Trustees, led by the last six Board Chairs, now start a campaign to honor this moment at WAM and establish the Dr. Patricia McDonnell American Art Endowment. WAM is devoted to American art, and Patricia is a nationally recognized scholar of early American modernism. An endowment for American art at WAM assures our vibrancy for coming generations, while it conveys lasting respect to an exceptional director.
Please join WAM with a contribution to assure the dynamism that animates WAM today continues for generations to come.
To make a gift or for questions, contact Kourtney Carson, Director of Development at firstname.lastname@example.org or 316-268-4905.
DOUBLE YOUR GIFT
Thanks to a matching gift challenge from a generous donor through the Wichita Community Foundation, your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar to $115,000.