Three art venues to check out in 2010

If one of your New Year's resolutions is to absorb more culture in 2010, here are three artsy destinations to put on your list:

1) Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University — Its collection includes about 6,300 works from the 20th and 21st centuries. Look for "Crossroads: The Art of Gordon Parks" opening Jan. 23. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is free. Information, 316-978-3664.

2) Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central — Founded in 1920, the Center for the Arts is Wichita's oldest visual arts organization. Its permanent collection has more than 6,500 art works of regional, national and international importance. The Kansas Watercolor Society National Exhibition closes this weekend. Gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. Admission is free. Information, 316-634-2787.

3) Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. — The museum is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2010. Its collections includes more than 7,000 works. A prominent traveling exhibition, "The Wyeths: Three Generations," which features the work of N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth and Jamie Wyeth, will close on Jan. 10. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $7 for adults and $3 for children 5 to 17. It is free on Saturdays. Information, 316-268-4921.