About This Exhibition

With the exhibition (im)permanent, WAM celebrates our prized permanent collection—what our museum owns—of more than 10,000 artworks. (im)permanent is an umbrella exhibition featuring a series of smaller, frequently changing exhibitions that focus on a specific theme, highlight a new acquisition, or take a deep dive into a period of American art. Pairing WAM favorites with artworks that have been in storage for decades, these focused exhibitions explore the collection in fresh and dynamic ways. Come back again and again as (im)permanent continues to change—at WAM, the display of our permanent collection is anything but permanent!

Abstract painting with bright colors of blue, red, orange, yellow.

Grace Hartigan, East River Drive, 1957. Oil on canvas, 70 1/4 x 79 1/4 inches. Wichita Art Museum, Robert and Betty Foulston Fund, 1989.21