Murdock Members

About Murdock Membership

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Murdock Mixology @ WAM — November 2022

Murdock Members have savvy just like Louise Caldwell Murdock, WAM’s founder. They invest in WAM’s future and the cultural ecosystem of Wichita. Murdock Members satisfy their curiosity with programs that give insights into cultural trends, access to artists and creatives, and social events through a variety of Murdock gatherings throughout the year. Spirited camaraderie pairs with exploring ideas and discovering new artists.

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Society History

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Murdock Mixology — November 2022

The Murdock Society takes its name from the civic-minded and cultured Murdock family of Wichita. Louise Caldwell Murdock left a substantial bequest to establish the Roland P. Murdock Collection in honor of her husband. The bequest challenged the City of Wichita to house and maintain the collection devoted to American art, and this inspired act of generosity set in motion the establishment of the Wichita Art Museum. The museum now cares for one of the most distinguished collections of American art, thanks to the forward-looking insight and rare generosity of Louise and Roland P. Murdock. Today’s Murdock Society members, in similar fashion, invest in the ongoing cultural vibrancy of Wichita through annual patron-level membership.