This will be the final day of the Top 50 Field trips in Kansas. Be sure to add any of your own favorite art and culture field trip ideas for Kansas in the comments if you like!
Art and Culture Field Trips for Kansas
This makes a wonderful homeschool field trip for a government study and for the architecture too. I’m very interested in seeing John Curry’s once controversial mural paintings. He was commissioned to paint the murals but refused to finish them due to criticism. We will study his art in our homeschool this year. John Steuart Curry: Inventing the Middle West
is a good book to read about him and his art before making a visit.
We are reading the Wonderful Wizard of Oz this year and doing a unit study along side it- it will be available in October. So of course we had a great time visiting the Wizard of Oz Museum in Wamego, KS. They had fun displays of the characters and scenes of the story and a large collection of everything Wizard of OZ. There is also Dorthy’s House Museum in Liberal, Kansas which you can also visit.
I’d like to visit this art museum since it’s not too far from me and I have heard it is excellent. There are many, many art museums through out Kansas so just as with zoos you’ll want to find one near to you. Another on my list to see is the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art @ KSU.
49. Kansas Folk Art and Oddities Field Trips for Kansas
Pick one of these to visit for a sampling of Kansas culture and creativity:
50. Catholic Churches in Kansas- Pilgrimages
As a Catholic I can’t leave these wonderful churches out of my list. But Even if you aren’t Catholic they represent some amazing architecture that anyone would appreciate. Earlier in the series I mentioned St. John Nepomucene home of Fr. Emil Kapaun in Pilsen, Kansas. I plan to make pilgrimages to these churches as well:
- St. Fidelis: Victoria – also known as “Cathedral of the Plains”
- Holy Cross Church: Pfeifer– Gothic architecture
- St. Joseph’s Catholic Church: Damar– Romanesque style
- St. Mary’s Catholic Church: St. Benedict- Beautiful stain glass and artwork
Again, this is not at all a complete representation of so many wonderful places and things to visit and see in Kansas. This is more of a field trip bucket list of sorts for me to begin with. I highly recommend checking out the Kansas Sampler Foundation for more ideas and information.
This list is part of:
- Day 1- History
- Day 2-Famous People
- Day 3-Science, Nature and Geography
- Day 4- Culture and Art (You are here.)
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