Jacob A. Riis: How the Other Half Lives

A traveling exhibition on view:  June 16 – August 11, 2018 Created by the Museum of the City of New York and adapted to tour for NEH on the Road by Mid-America Arts Alliance.  Visitors to the exhibition will experience a Riis presentation–immersive life-size photographs, as well as artifacts and personal documentation.

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Cecil McAlister

April 2016 – March 2017 Born in Wichita in 1890, Cecil McAlister found employment as a young man at the Western Sign Works Company, notably designing a flour milling exhibit at the 1915 International Wheat Show held at the Forum. After leaving the city in 1918 to study art in

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Kansas Sequicentennial

What to Wear to the Kansas Sesquicentennial? — January 2011 To celebrate the Kansas 150th anniversary of Statehood, the Museum exhibited fashion through history highlighting the Museum’s remarkable costume collection. What we wear reflects where we have been and chronicles an amazing 150 year journey.    

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THE FRENCH CONNECTION

Fashions from Paris to Wichita — Summer 2010 This exhibit featured French fashions including the corsets and bustles of the 1880’s, the chemise style of the 1920’s, Chistian Dior’s softer post-war look of the late 1940’s, the 1960’s youthful appeal, Chanel’s ubiquitous suit, and Louis Feruad’s bright colors of the

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