Estate Planning and Planned Giving

John Steuart Curry Society

Interior view of two people standing the galleries looking at the camera

Curry Society Members Chris Shank and Anna Anderson

The John Steuart Curry Society recognizes and honors those who express their commitment to the arts by including WAM in their estate and financial plans. You are eligible for complimentary membership in the Curry Society if you:

• Include WAM in your will or living trust
• Designate WAM as a beneficiary of your retirement plan
• Establish an endowment or contribute to an existing endowment
• Designate WAM as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy

In appreciation of their efforts on behalf of WAM, Curry Society members receive our newsmagazine WAMViews and invitations to special programs and events as well as formal acknowledgment in WAM’s annual listing of patrons. There are no dues or fees associated with membership.

For information about membership in the Curry Society or to discuss a potential planned gift, please email or call Tina Walterscheid  | 316-268-4921.


John Steuart Curry Society

Charles Baker
Connie Bonfy
Paula And Barry Downing
J. Eric Engstrom
Mildred Graves Weir
Sonia Greteman And Chris
Jeff Kennedy And Patricia Gorham
James Gross
Ellie Keppy
Delmar † And Mary Klocke
Dr. George And Eleanor Lucas
Jerry Martin
Glenda Mcnew
Russ And Helen Meyer
Marlene Phillips
Carol Ritchie
Dr. Patricia Mcdonnell And Larry
Chris Shank And Anna Anderson
Dot Shannon

Who is John Steuart Curry?

A mature corn stalk stands in front of a field of corn.


Curry (1897-1946) is an American painter noted for depicting life in his home state of Kansas. Along with Thomas Hart Benton and Grant Wood, he is hailed as one of the three leading painters of American Regionalism of the 1930s and 1940s. Notably, Curry’s 1933 Kansas Cornfield is the first artwork acquired for WAM’s prized Roland P. Murdock Collection.