Learning to Look

Join interactive discussion through the collections as students learn about both formal elements of art as well as narrative ideas and historical context.

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Appropriate for ages: Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Max Audience: Generally 20 or less; more with advance notice
Costs: Free for scheduled tour, guided or unguided. One adult chaperone is required for every ten students at the museum. Apply to WAM for free bus reimbursement.
Available Tuesday-Friday
Field Trip


Wichita Art Museum

1400 W. Museum Blvd.

Wichita KS 67203

Phone: (316) 268-4921

Fax: (316) 268-4980

Hours: Sunday noon-5 pm; Tuesday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm; closed Monday

Website: wichitaartmuseum.org

Email: education@wichitaartmuseum.org

Contact: Courtney Spousta, curator of education

Reservations: (316) 268-4907

The museum offers free school tours for kindergarten through college, both guided and self-guided. Guided tours focus on WAM?s premier American art collection and special traveling exhibitions. Tours can be tailored to the needs of individual groups, generally last one hour depending on grade level, and are led by trained tour guides and museum educators.

Art is a powerful way to spark critical thinking and enhance the curriculum content at every grade level and across subject areas.

The development of critical thinking skills is now recognized as an essential component in the education of young students.

The Wichita Art Museum is an educational institution, and tours for students and teachers are a crucial part of educational outreach. WAM wants every student to have an enriching, dynamic museum visit.

Teachers are encouraged to see the museum as an extended classroom to help meet state standards as well as build critical thinking and visual literacy. WAM’s resources are here for you!

TO LEARN MORE about the tour add-on components, or discuss creative ways for students to engage in learning at WAM, please contact Courtney Spousta, curator of education, at 316-268-4907 or by emailing education@wichitaartmuseum.org. You can request a tour online at wichitaartmuseum.org/learn/tours.

Art Mix

Looking for extra ways to spark creativity while at WAM? Try a special hands-on activity to expand learning. Students roll up their sleeves and experiment with media, techniques, and concepts of art in projects linked to their gallery tour experience. Materials cost per student is $5. Need a scholarship? Support is possible with demonstrated need.


Arts Partners | 903 S Edgemoor, Suite 907 Wichita, KS 67218

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This Organization received funding for general operational support from the City of Wichita The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.