About This Exhibition

A native of Wichita, painter Keith Jacobshagen spent childhood afternoons in his father’s airplane flying over the Kansas prairie. Jacobshagen says his lifelong fascination with the sky surely “goes back to early humans and having some sense that the sky is what allowed us to live, it brought rain, it brought warm sun.”

The Expansive Sky serves as an intimate retrospective of Jacobshagen’s career, featuring recently acquired works dating from the 1970s through 2021.

Landscape with green foreground, clouds in gray tones in the middle ground and a blue sky with wispy white clouds

Keith Jacobshagen, Rain on a Soft Evening in Kansas (Hillsboro), 2003. Oil on canvas, 24 x 50 inches. Wichita Art Museum, Museum purchase in honor of Dr. Novelene Ross

2022 exhibitions and public programs are generously supported by the Downing Foundation.