The 20/21 Gallery (which is short for 20th Century and 21st Century) is designed as a project in process. It is a space in which to explore new ideas, rethink old assumptions, experiment with emerging technologies, discover the connections of historic objects to contemporary lives, and imagine possibilities for the future.
On the south wall of the 20/21 gallery we bring together a group of objects focused on a single topic of conversation. Among these objects we hope you will hear not only the voices of individual artists and interpreters, but also enter into the discussion with your own thoughts and questions.
In conjunction with KU’s selection of The Center of Everything by Laura Moriarty as its Common Book for the 2014-15 academic year, the Spencer Museum of Art has selected Bernard Palissy’s Rustic Basin (circa 1570-1590) as the Common Work of Art.
Attached to the 20/21 Gallery is our new Process space, an installation area where the work of art is revealed; the activity of art is discovered; the inspiration for creativity is open for all.