Wichita State is a haven for arts and culture—providing an unmatched environment where you can enjoy a wide range of performances, exhibits and more. Add to this our location in a major regional arts center—filled with venues and events of all types—and there's virtually never an excuse to stay home.

Music theater production "Into the Woods".

College of Fine Arts

The College of Fine Arts packs each semester with a wide range of productions and events from student-produced shows, concerts and galleries to national and international touring artists and clinicians. And best of all, admission to Fine Arts events are free for current WSU students.


Martin H. Bush Outdoor Sculpture Collection

The Ulrich Museum's outdoor sculpture collection boasts 86 works spread across its 330-acre campus. In 2006, Public Art Review named this collection among the top ten campus collections.

Tom Otterness: Shockers

Galleries and Museums

Pizza Hut Museum
In 1958, two brothers – both Wichita University students – started a restaurant. They sold pizza, a dish that was just beginning to gain popularity in America, and called it Pizza Hut.
Entrance to the Ulrich Museum of Art.
This campus landmark, recognizable by Joan Miro's glass and marble mosaic, "Bird People," boasts a nationally significant collection of roughly 7,000 modern and contemporary artworks.
Neff Hall, home to the Lowell D. Holmes Museum of Anthropology
The Lowell D. Holmes Museum of Anthropology, located in Neff Hall, specializes in prehistoric and historic ethnographic ceramics, and houses one of the largest collections of Asmat art in the U.S.
Cadman Gallery
Located on the first floor of the Rhatigan Student Center, the Wilson K. Cadman Art Gallery showcases annual competitions, rotating student exhibits and alternating features in the outer display.
Clayton Staples Museum
Located on the second floor of McKnight Art Center West, the Clayton Staples Gallery is a dynamic exhibition space for the work of visiting artists, faculty and master's students.
ShiftSpace Gallery
ShiftSpace is an off-campus student gallery located on Commerce Street in the heart of Wichita's vibrant gallery district.