Upcoming Exhibits
  • Away From Home ***COMING SOON!***

    ​The Mid-America All-Indian Center Museum with a grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities is honored to bring to Wichita, KS, Away From Home, a long standing exhibit from the Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ. The show examines an important and often unknown period of American history. Beginning in the 1870s the U.S. government aimed to assimilate American Indians into "civilized" society by placing them in government-operated boarding schools. Children were taken from families and transported to far-away schools where all signs of "Indian-ness" were stripped away. Students were trained for servitude and many went for years without familial contact - events that still have an impact on Native communities today, often with a complex and nuanced response.

    Please join us for a closer look into the experience of the American Indian people and boarding schools.

    The exhibit will remain on display from September 1 to October 17, 2020.


  • Unbreakable Code

    Open to the public November 7, 2020

    In the 1940s the United States military developed a specific policy to draft, recruit, and train American Indian speakers to become code talkers for WWII. Join us at the Mid-America All-Indian Museum to celebrate and remember the amazing sacrifices of these valiant men and women.​

  • Bring the Bosins Home

    ​Blackbear Bosin, Kiowa-Comanche artist, is well known as the creator of the Keeper of the Plains, but he created so much more art in his all too brief career.

    Our goal is to collect Bosin originals for the museum’s collection and raise funds to care for them all.

    June 5, 2021 would have been Blackbear Bosin’s 100th birthday. To honor him, we will turn the entire museum over to Bosin art for the month of June 2021. 

    Know of anyone with a Bosin original or need more info? Email Museum Curator, Erin Raux, eraux@wichita.gov

    In 2019, we introduced the Bosin Society. The society is a group of people dedicated to conserving and preserving the art and legacy of Blackbear Bosin for future generations. Membership is achieved through donating an original work of art or financial contribution. Donors will be recognized in the Bosin exhibit, on our website, social media and at special receptions. Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated. There are a number of pieces which need conservation work.

    Visit Bosin Society page