About This Event

Hanging sculpture of clear glass and wood feating barber poles and decpictions of rock formations of white wood and clear glass depictions of prairie grasses, chain, vases and other objects.

Beth Lipman, Living History, 2022. Glass, wood, ceramic, metal, 120 x 168 x 96 inches. Wichita Art Museum, Museum Purchase, F. Price Cossman Memorial Trust, INTRUST Bank, Trustee. Photo by Larry Schwarm

It’s about time to celebrate! WAM opens the new summer exhibition, Beth Lipman: All in Time, with a full day of activities and artmaking.

Rooted Connections
11 am to 3 pm
We are head over Flint Hills in love with the impressive new hanging sculpture gracing the WAM foyer, Living History by Beth Lipman. Learn more about the specific grasses Lipman chose to feature in this massive masterpiece. Staff from Great Plains Nature Center will be onsite to highlight amazing prairie grasses. Check out the hands-on artifacts and get an up-close look at critters that call Kansas home.

Beth Lipman Film Montage
11 am to 2 pm
Enjoy the screening of films made about artist Beth Lipman. She spoke to patrons in fall 2021 about her plans for Living History, so dive into the background on this newest addition to WAM. Watch film recordings with and about Lipman by PBS, Milwaukee Art Museum, and others.

Family Artmaking: Rock, Paper, Scissors
11 am to 3 pm
Who will win? Everyone’s a winner when you join us inside the museum and out in the garden for fun and engaging family activities. What will be your favorite? Rock? Paper? Or Scissors?

Food Trucks and Bluegrass
Noon to 2 pm
Enjoy food truck fare and live music by Pop and the Boys. These local, accordion-tinged legends will get you toe-tappin’ and knee-slappin’ to their jammin’ tunes!

Docent Dialogues
1 to 3 pm
Deepen your enjoyment and learning about the new hanging sculpture and exhibition from artist Beth Lipman. WAM Docents will be in the foyer and galleries to answer questions and share their knowledge about new commission and exhibition. Look for them wearing “Ask Me” buttons.