Beauty and the Bugs

Special Opening Night
Friday, Oct. 24
5:30 - 8 p.m.

Susie Cunningham,
Susan de Wit &
Rachel Stone

Included with general museum admission. Free for members.


Bridge Art

Bridging Art and Science is a linear exhibit space located on Exploration Place’s indoor bridge, and features local artist pieces that illustrate the intermingling of art and science. Artists will debut their works three times each year during a family-friendly Final Friday opening event.

Opening Night Activities and Demos

Friday, Oct. 245:30 - 8 p.m.
Weave your own web and create mobile insect puppets. Plus, talk with the artists and students from Wichita State University’s Department of Biological Sciences.

For more fun Halloween activities, visit Exploration Place over the weekend during Spooky Science, Saturday, Oct. 25 and Sunday, Oct. 26.

Beauty and the Bugs • through Sunday, Feb. 22
Featuring Susie Cunningham, Susan de Wit & Rachel Stone
Encounter these creepy creatures in a whole new way with insects engineered using paper and various media.

About the Artists

Cunningham has participated in Kansas and Texas arts shows and produced commissioned works for designers and architects. She has executed over 150 murals for private individuals, commercial businesses, schools and the City of Wichita. Cunningham is also a teaching artist for Arts Partners. This show expresses her love for the delicate, yet strong properties of paper.

De Wit is a long-time Wichita artist working in various media, including clay, enamel, glass and wool. She finds inspiration through the human figure, rodents and bugs. De Wit earned a bachelor of fine arts in ceramics and sculpture and a master’s degree in sociology. De Wit now maintains a private studio and is a teaching artist for Arts Partners 

Stone is a Biodiversity Laboratory Intern at Wichita State University and says she collects insects because they are simply fascinating!

Included with general museum admission. Free for members.

Click here for more about these exhibits and Final Friday.