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Museum birthday

The Wichita Art Museum will celebrate its 75th anniversary on Saturday with a family ice cream social. Here are the details:

1) The party will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday and is open to the public. It will include free ice cream , live music on the museum lawn and coloring books for kids. Children can also create an art project with the help of the museum's staff.

2) Admission to the museum on Saturday is free. Visitors can stroll through the galleries to view the regular collection as well as two special exhibits, "In Plane View," from the Smithsonian Institute, and "The Secrecy Series," selected works by Wichita native Michael Aurbach.

3) The Wichita Art Museum opened in 1935 , 20 years after Louise Caldwell Murdock bequeathed money for it. Today, after three major renovations, the museum's collection has grown from its first piece — John Steuart Curry's "Kansas Cornfield" — to 7,200 works.

New show

Wichita Community Theatre's new show, " Almighty Bob," is a comedy that follows 84-year-old Bob through his first week at Providence Nursing Home. The play runs through July 31 at the theater, 258 N. Fountain. Shows are at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. Tickets are $12. To make reservations, call 316-686-1282.

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