Kansas Land Photography Exhibit at Wichita Art Museum

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 10:00am to Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 5:00pm



1400 Museum Blvd
Wichita, KS 67203


What is life like for farmers today? What does it take to run a farm? What challenges do farmers in Kansas face? The Kansas Land exhibit at the Wichita Art Museum (WAM) aims to open visitors’ eyes to those very questions.

Kansas Land Exhibit photo: Jessie & Liam
Bryon Darby, Jessie and Liam, Leavenworth County, Kansas, 2014, 2014, printed 2018. Inkjet print, 16 x 20 inches. Collection of the artist

The exhibit features captivating portraits and landscapes by two photographers, Larry Schwarm and Bryon Darby. More than just stunning photography, the exhibition was founded in research. Both photographers participated in projects with experts from the University of Kansas and Kansas State University. The teams looked into various social, economic, engineering, anthropologic and environmental issues and challenges Kansas farmers must overcome in today’s world.

The exhibit is packed with arresting photos and graphics, along with eye-opening information. Visitors are likely to come away with a better understanding of what drives farmers and why they choose this profession in such a difficult environment. 

(The exhibit provides) a vibrant picture of the "unceasing grind and constant wonder" of small-scale farming. – WAM Website

Kansas Land Exhibit photo: Wheat field
Larry Schwarm, Wheat Stubble off Grigston Lane, East of Scott City, Kansas, July 2012, 2012, printed 2018. Inkjet print, 26 x 36 inches. Collection of the artist

Visit the museum to check out Kansas Land and dive deeper into farm life. Galleries are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is:

  • Adults: $7
  • Seniors (60+): $5
  • Students with ID and Youth (ages 5-17): $3
  • WAM Members and children under 5 are admitted free.

To learn more about the exhibit, visit the WAM website.