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Back to TopAugust Programming & Events

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Art Cart Make it Modern
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM / Spencer Museum of Art, Gallery 405
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 learn about contemporary art. Participants will then use the materials provided to create a modern sculpture. Art Cart may be enjoyed free of cost every weekend at the Spencer. Parking is free behind the Museum on weekends.
8.3
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Art Cart Make it Modern
12:00 – 4:00 PM / Spencer Museum of Art, Gallery 405
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 learn about contemporary art. Participants will then use the materials provided to create a modern sculpture. Art Cart may be enjoyed free of cost every weekend at the Spencer. Parking is free behind the Museum on weekends.
8.9
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Art Cart Make it Modern
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM / Spencer Museum of Art, Gallery 405
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 learn about contemporary art. Participants will then use the materials provided to create a modern sculpture. Art Cart may be enjoyed free of cost every weekend at the Spencer. Parking is free behind the Museum on weekends.
8.9
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Saturday Art Adventure Animals in Art
10:30 – 11:30 AM / Spencer Museum of Art, 307 Reception Room
Families will tour the galleries with SMA Director of Education Kristina Walker and explore the variety of animals found in art, and then work with clay to create a small animal platter. Ideal for children ages 5-8 and their grown-ups. Parking is free behind the Museum on the weekends.
8.10
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Art Cart Make it Modern
12:00 – 4:00 PM / Spencer Museum of Art, Gallery 405
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 learn about contemporary art. Participants will then use the materials provided to create a modern sculpture. Art Cart may be enjoyed free of cost every weekend at the Spencer. Parking is free behind the Museum on weekends.
8.16
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Art Cart Make it Modern
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM / Spencer Museum of Art, Gallery 405
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 learn about contemporary art. Participants will then use the materials provided to create a modern sculpture. Art Cart may be enjoyed free of cost every weekend at the Spencer. Parking is free behind the Museum on weekends.
8.17
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Art Cart Make it Modern
12:00 – 4:00 PM / Spencer Museum of Art, Gallery 405
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 learn about contemporary art. Participants will then use the materials provided to create a modern sculpture. Art Cart may be enjoyed free of cost every weekend at the Spencer. Parking is free behind the Museum on weekends.
8.23
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Art Cart Make it Modern
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM / Spencer Museum of Art, Gallery 405
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 learn about contemporary art. Participants will then use the materials provided to create a modern sculpture. Art Cart may be enjoyed free of cost every weekend at the Spencer. Parking is free behind the Museum on weekends.
8.24
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Art Cart Make it Modern
12:00 – 4:00 PM / Spencer Museum of Art, Gallery 405
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 learn about contemporary art. Participants will then use the materials provided to create a modern sculpture. Art Cart may be enjoyed free of cost every weekend at the Spencer. Parking is free behind the Museum on weekends.
8.27
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Hawk Week Find Your Identity
12:00 – 3:00 PM / Spencer Museum of Art, Gallery 406
Explore the Spencer Museum of Art, KU's renowned art museum, and find yourself. In an effort not to lose your new KU ID, make your own lanyard plus fashion your new KU self-portrait. Activities will take place on the fourth-floor galleries of the Museum, in the Society and Identity Gallery. Drop by at any time.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art, Student Advisory Board

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Reception Graduate Student Night
4:00 – 6:00 PM / Spencer Museum of Art, Museum Lobby and Galleries
The Spencer Museum of Art welcomes entering and returning graduate students from all departments to this social event. Come enjoy good conversation, interdisciplinary networking opportunities with other graduate students, the museum galleries and more.
8.30
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Art Cart Make it Modern
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM / Spencer Museum of Art, Gallery 405
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 learn about contemporary art. Participants will then use the materials provided to create a modern sculpture. Art Cart may be enjoyed free of cost every weekend at the Spencer. Parking is free behind the Museum on weekends.
8.31
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Art Cart Make it Modern
12:00 – 4:00 PM / Spencer Museum of Art, Gallery 405
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 learn about contemporary art. Participants will then use the materials provided to create a modern sculpture. Art Cart may be enjoyed free of cost every weekend at the Spencer. Parking is free behind the Museum on weekends.

Back to TopSeptember Programming & Events

9.7
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Art Cart
12:00 – 4:00 PM / Spencer Museum of Art
9.11
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Senior Session Cabinet of Curiosities
10:00 – 11:00 AM / Spencer Museum of Art, Gallery 401
The Spencer's newly constructed Cabinet of Curiosities displays a fascinating treasure trove of objects ranging from an ancient Egyptian statuette to a modern Dale Chihuly glass vessel. Kris Ercums, Curator of Global Contemporary & Asian Art, will be the speaker.
9.11
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Hawk Days Is This Real Life?
5:30 – 7:00 PM / Spencer Museum of Art, Spencer Museum of Art and Natural History Museum
Explore multiple realities at KU’s Spencer Museum of Art and Natural History Museum through the lens of the 2014 KU Common Book The Center of Everything by Laura Moriarty. Taking inspiration from protagonist Evelyn Bucknow’s first visit to KU as a prospective student and her subsequent discoveries at the Natural History Museum, activities at both museums prompt consideration of the past, present, and future, and the changes reshaping Evelyn’s reality—and your own.

Sponsored By: Natural History Museum, School of Journalism, Office of First Year Experience, Spencer Museum of Art

9.25
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Senior Session Art and Archaeology of Ancient Roman Aphrodisias in Turkey
10:00 – 11:00 AM / Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
KU's own “Indiana Jones,” Associate Professor of Classics Philip Stinson, will discuss his ongoing work as excavator-architect at the Roman archaeological site of Aphrodisias, in western Turkey

Back to TopOctober Programming & Events

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Art Cart
12:00 – 4:00 PM / Spencer Museum of Art
10.9
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Senior Session Aye, There’s the Rub
10:00 – 11:00 AM / Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
KU Professor of Chinese Art Amy McNair will share her personal collection of Chinese ink rubbings, discussing the techniques and traditions of an ancient medium used since the early sixth century to make copies of culturally valued material.
10.23
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Senior Session Historic Street, Lawrence, Kansas
10:00 – 11:00 AM / Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Local artist Mary Ellen Anderson’s painting, "Historic Street Lawrence, Kansas," encapsulates the history of Lawrence through images of its architecture and vehicles that once traversed its streets. Brenna Buchanan Young, MA in Architecture, leads the discussion.
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