Howard E. Wooden Distinguished Lecture Series
The Howard E. Wooden Distinguished Lecture Series is an annual endowed series produced by the Friends of the Wichita Art Museum. The program brings notable thought leaders in American art field to Wichita and the museum. The lectures are free to the public. Recent speakers include these noted scholars and museum leaders:
Wanda Corn, Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor Emerita in Art History at Stanford University
Patricia Junker, Ann M. Barwick Curator of American Art, Seattle Art Museum
Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser, Alice Pratt Brown Curator of American Painting and Sculpture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Sally Pemberton, granddaughter of The New Yorker's first art critic, Murdock Pemberton
This endowed annual series was inaugrated by the Friends of the Wichita Art Museum to commemorate the tenure of Howard E. Wooden as Director of the Wichita Art Museum (1975-1989), during which time the Museum experience steady growth and a signficant enlargement of the Museum's collection. Funds for the lecture series are provided by the Friends of the Wichita Art Museum Endowment.