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All programs are open to the public and are free unless marked ($).


December Programming & Events

12.20
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Art Cart What's Missing?
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM / Spencer Museum of Art, Gallery 401
The Art Cart is a drop-in art activity station where families and other groups can enjoy hands-on art projects together, taking inspiration from the works on view in the Museum's galleries. For this month’s activity, families will use their imaginations to assemble fragments in mixed media collage. The Art Cart may be enjoyed free of cost every weekend at the Spencer. Parking is free behind the Museum on weekends.
12.21
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Art Cart What's Missing?
12:00 – 4:00 PM / Spencer Museum of Art, Gallery 401
The Art Cart is a drop-in art activity station where families and other groups can enjoy hands-on art projects together, taking inspiration from the works on view in the Museum's galleries. For this month’s activity, families will use their imaginations to assemble fragments in mixed media collage. The Art Cart may be enjoyed free of cost every weekend at the Spencer. Parking is free behind the Museum on weekends.
12.27
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Art Cart What's Missing?
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM / Spencer Museum of Art, Gallery 401
The Art Cart is a drop-in art activity station where families and other groups can enjoy hands-on art projects together, taking inspiration from the works on view in the Museum's galleries. For this month’s activity, families will use their imaginations to assemble fragments in mixed media collage. The Art Cart may be enjoyed free of cost every weekend at the Spencer. Parking is free behind the Museum on weekends.
12.28
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Art Cart What's Missing?
12:00 – 4:00 PM / Spencer Museum of Art, Gallery 401
The Art Cart is a drop-in art activity station where families and other groups can enjoy hands-on art projects together, taking inspiration from the works on view in the Museum's galleries. For this month’s activity, families will use their imaginations to assemble fragments in mixed media collage. The Art Cart may be enjoyed free of cost every weekend at the Spencer. Parking is free behind the Museum on weekends.
12.28
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Gallery Talk Home for the Holidays with Saralyn Reece Hardy
Spencer Museum of Art
Every year, Spencer Museum Director Saralyn Reece Hardy spends an afternoon in the galleries welcoming visitors and leading informal tours to celebrate the holiday season. Taking inspriation from conceptual artist Sol LeWitt, best known for his large-scale wall drawings like the one newly installed at the Museum, this years' tours explore the art of the idea and how a set of instructions becomes a work of art. Tours begin every hour on the hour at 1, 2, and 3 PM. Come prepared to craft your own set of instructions for the new year!

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1.30
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Red Hot Research
4:00 – 5:30 PM / Spooner Hall, The Commons
Scholars from a variety of disciplines deliver flash presentations introducing current research questions and significant discoveries. Each session features five faculty members speaking for six minutes each. Audience members are encouraged to connect with the speakers—and each other—during breaks. Today's session features Don Haider-Markel (Political Science), Rachel Vaughn (Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies), Jarron Saint Onge (Sociology), Thomas Prisinzano (Medicinal Chemistry), Joshua Rosenbloom (Economics).

Sponsored By: The Commons


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2.2
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Kenneth A. Spencer Lecture An Evening with Margaret Atwood: Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?: The Arts, The Sciences, The Humanities, the Inhumanities, and the Non-Humanities. Zombies Thrown In Extra.
7:00 – 8:00 PM / Kansas Union, Ballroom
Literary icon Margaret Atwood, celebrated for her prescient vision and poetic voice, discusses the real-world origins of her speculative fiction and the roles of art, science and imagination in her creative process. A winner of many international literary awards, including the prestigious Booker Prize, Atwood is the bestselling author of more than thirty volumes of poetry, children's literature, fiction, and non-fiction. She is best known for her novels, which include The Edible Woman, The Handmaid's Tale, The Robber Bride, Alias Grace, The Blind Assassin, Oryx and Crake, and The Year of the Flood. Her non-fiction book Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth was recently made into a documentary. Atwood's work has been published in more than forty languages. In 2004, she co-invented the LongPen, a remote signing device that allows someone to write in ink anywhere in the world via tablet PC and the Internet. Born in 1939 in Ottawa, Atwood grew up in northern Ontario, Quebec, and Toronto. She received her undergraduate degree from Victoria College at the University of Toronto and her master's degree from Radcliffe College. Book-signing and reception immediately following.

Sponsored By: The Commons

2.4
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Activity Science, Art, Optics & Illusion
3:30 – 4:30 PM / Lawrence Public Library
Create your own Camera Obscura as you explore the science of art, optics, and illusion. For ages 7-11.

Sponsored By: Lawrence Public Library, Spencer Museum of Art

2.13
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Red Hot Research
4:00 – 5:30 PM / Spooner Hall, The Commons
Scholars from a variety of disciplines deliver flash presentations introducing current research questions and significant discoveries. Each session features five faculty members speaking for six minutes each. Audience members are encouraged to connect with the speakers—and each other—during breaks.

Sponsored By: The Commons

2.14
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Activity Art Detectives and Thieves
3:00 – 4:00 PM / Lawrence Public Library
Calling all Art Detectives! The Spencer Museum of Art and Lawrence Public Library are gathering all you super sleuths to uncover clues and discover the secret stories of art. For ages 7-11.

Sponsored By: Lawrence Public Library, Spencer Museum of Art

2.18
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Panel Discussion Museum Careers
2:00 – 5:00 PM / Spencer Museum of Art

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3.6
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Red Hot Research
4:00 – 5:30 PM / Spooner Hall, The Commons
Scholars from a variety of disciplines deliver flash presentations introducing current research questions and significant discoveries. Each session features five faculty members speaking for six minutes each. Audience members are encouraged to connect with the speakers—and each other—during breaks.

Sponsored By: The Commons

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