The Wichita Art Museum just opened a new exhibit. Kaleidoscope.
It’s in one of the small galleries, The Kurdian, on the main floor. While it may be small its quite expressive. The colors are rich and vibrant. I kept thinking this has a very 70’s vibe to it. And I was right, many of the pieces were commissioned by WAM in the 70’s.
When I first saw the title, I immediately thought of the Gene Rump hosted show, Kaleidoscope on KAKE. Do you remember that? It was a noon show live from Towne East Square. They had a stage in the middle of the mall. The stage was torn down to make way for the food court.
It may be because I am a child of the 70’s, this exhibit was just cool. It was fun to see such a unique style of work.
The WAM website described the exhibit as, “Flat, pure color. Geometric forms. Hard edges and right angles. Kaleidoscope features a range of works from the Wichita Art Museum’s collection that showcase 20th-century art’s experimentation with line, color, and optical effects.”
Like all the exhibits at WAM, I don’t want to post pictures of everything in the gallery. These are just a few pics from the show to get you a look at what to expect. As I always say, you should go see the exhibit in person. Don’t forget admission is free on Saturdays!