About this Event

Round blue radio with silver speaker and control knobs on two shiny round black feet

Walter Dorwin Teague, designer, Sparks-Withington Company, manufacturer, Jackson, Michigan, Sparton Bluebird Radio (Model 566), 1934. Wood, glass, and metal, 14 3/4 x 14 5/8 x 6 inches. Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art, Denver, Colorado

11:30 am to 1 pm
Celebrity Jazz Band
Have a swingin’ good time with the Celebrity Jazz Band. Put on your dancing shoes and join in the fun! Live music is part of the Taste of Jazz program in partnership with Wichita Jazz Festival.

1:30 to 2:30 pm
Opening Day Talk: Art Deco in our Hometown
Join architect Dean Bradley and art photographer Larry Schwarm as they present a travelogue of their Art Deco discoveries in Wichita. Both are exceptional artists who live in Wichita, plus they adore Art Deco. Together, they visited sites about town that reflect the best of this historic style. From Wichita’s original airport built in 1935 to our United States Courthouse completed in 1932, this pair will share images from their excursion around town and discussion of classic Art Deco in Wichita.

2:45 to 4 pm
Calling All Cool Cats!
Learn to Charleston with the Wichita Swing Dance Society then take to the floor and cut a rug with the pros to the swinging tunes of the Celebrity Jazz Band.

Special Exhibition Admission to American Art Deco: Designing for the People, 1918–1939
Includes Museum General Admission
Adults and seniors—$5
College/university students w/ID
and youth (up to age 17)—Free

Admission tickets to American Art Deco may be purchased at the museum’s Welcome Desk. Due to anticipated popularity of the exhibition, phone or online ticket orders will not be available.

Admission to this traveling exhibition is FREE to WAM Members

More about the exhibition at wichitaartmuseum.org/artdeco


Donors, Sponsors & Community Parters

The Wichita presentation has been generously underwritten by presenting sponsor Lattner Family Foundation. Judy Slawson Exhibition Fund and DeVore Foundation are lead sponsors.

Emprise Bank, Charles E. Baker, David and Rynthia Mitchell, and Jan and Steve Randle provided additional major underwriting.

J. Eric Engstrom and Robert Bell and Sarah T. Smith are principal sponsors.

Generous support has been provided by The Trust Company of Kansas, Dr. John and Nancy Brammer, Donna J. Bunk, Carol and H. Guy Glidden, Sondra Langel, and Mary Sue Smith.

Charles E. Baker and Jim V. Phillips Exhibition Fund, Sue and Fred Berry, Dr. Alan and Sharon Fearey, Toni and Bud Gates, Patricia Gorham and Jeff Kennedy, Harold and Evelyn Gregg, Anita Jones and Richard Hite†, Delmar and Mary Klocke, Errol and Suzanne Luginbill, Dr. Glen and Marianne Misko, Dr. Barry and Jane Murphy, Kristen and Will Price, Bob and Nancy Schwan, and Sue and Kurt Watson are additional exhibition patrons.
(Sponsors as of December 31, 2021) (†deceased)

2022 exhibitions and public programs are generously supported by the Downing Foundation. All museum exhibitions receive generous sponsorship from the Friends of the Wichita Art Museum and the City of Wichita.