About This Event

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Fran Flaherty, LOVE, 2020. Make Our Differences Our Strengths Billboard Art Campaign in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

11:30 am | Doors open
Noon | Lunch
12:45 pm | Presentation
S. Jim and Darla Farha Great Hall

Join the Friends of the Wichita Art Museum for a lunch and lecture with Anne Kraybill, WAM’s new Director/CEO.

Early in Anne Krabill’s career, she realized there were a lot of anecdotal stories about the inherent value of art museums but little empirical evidence. Art museums preserve and care for works of art, but what is the impact of art museums upon society and community? During her tenure at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, she had the opportunity to answer these questions by partnering with researchers from the University of Arkansas to conduct groundbreaking research measuring the impact of field trips for K-12 students. Anne will share the findings of this research and how it has shaped her leadership as an art museum director.

The RSVP deadline for Art on a Monday has passed. We look forward to seeing you on October 3.

What is the impact of art museums upon society and community?


About the Speaker

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Anne Kraybill, Director/CEO of the Wichita Art Museum

Anne Kraybill came to WAM in August 2022 from The Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.  Prior to her director role at The Westmoreland, Kraybill was the Director of Education and Research in Learning at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, where she oversaw Public Programs, School and Teacher Programs, Guide Program, Access and Inclusive Programs, and Research and Evaluation Departments.

Kraybill is a graduate of the Museum Leadership Institute (2018) and National Arts Strategies Chief Executive Program (2020). She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in photography from Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland, a Master of Arts degree in museum education from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Master of Science degree in instructional technology from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.