About this Event

Join Mary Frances Ivey, WAM’s Sarachek Curatorial Fellow for Wiggins Studies, for a tour of the exhibition Coming of Age: Women Growing Older in American Art. Curated by Ivey, this exhibition presents a sensitive and expansive vision of womanhood in the United States, demonstrating the ways that ageism both targets and overlooks women while celebrating the intersectionality of aging—a natural, inevitable part of life. 

Mary Frances Ivey is a curatorial fellow at the Wichita Art Museum and a PhD candidate at the University of Kansas, where she studies works of art created since the 1960s. In her dissertation, “Picturing Age in the Work of Three Contemporary American Women Artists,” Ivey examines artist’ representations of old age in self-portraits, portraits of their mothers, and images of imagined elderly personas. Her other research interests include grief, dis/ability, and fiber art and textiles. 

About WAM Nights: We’re open late on Fridays until 9 pm! Get your weekend started with after-hours access to the galleries and shopping in the Museum Store. WAM Nights include programs with artists, musicians, and performers–don’t miss your chance to see the art at WAM in a new way! The museum comes to life with local creatives during WAM Nights!