The Spencer offers a wide range of engaging and educational programs for the community. Programs range from weekly events such as Walk-Ins Welcome on Fridays in the Print Room, to frequent gallery talks, film showings and lectures connected with the exhibitions at the Museum.
The Commons is a KU partnership among the Biodiversity Institute, the Hall Center for the Humanities and the Spencer Museum of Art. The Commons explores the relationships between nature and culture across the sciences, humanities and the arts.
With support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Charlotte Street Foundation and the Spencer Museum of Art are partnering to fuel the dynamism of our region’s art ecology by providing direct support for innovative, experimental, artist-driven, and artist-centered projects.
Brian Rosenblum, Associate Librarian for Digital Scholarship, spent the 2010 fall semester at the Spencer Museum of Art a Keeler Family Intra-University Professor. Roseblum devoted the semester to learning about the museum profession...
The Spencer Museum of Art and Kansas Public Radio have produced the Spencer Art Minute, an ongoing series of 90-second programs that provides listeners with quick peeks into the Spencer Museum of Art's permanent collection.
See the Spencer through young eyes by touring the galleries accompanied by audio podcasts from Southwest Junior High School eighth-graders.
Artist Marla Jackson has worked with a group of local students in Lawrence to teach them sewing skills and inspire them to create narrative quilts. The quilts on display were the results of these workshops. The artists/students visited the Spencer Museum in the summer and fall of 2008 as one element of this activity.