This is your portal for ways to engage with the Spencer Museum from the comfort of home. We miss seeing you in the galleries, but for now we hope this helps you feel connected to us and to art. Check back often for updates.

Events

 

Okesa/Half Way There

September 24 7PM–8:15pm

In the Osage language, Okesa means halfway. This word describes being in between points in time…

Art Me Anything

October 12 7PM–8pm

Get your Spencer Museum art fix the second Monday of the month on Facebook with Curator Kate…

Unfinished (We Are What’s Left Undone): Identity, Performative Racial Scripts & the Necessity of the Anti-Colonial Iconoclast

October 29 7PM–8:15pm

What constitutes identity, and how do people navigate, form, and reform their sense of self? And…

 

Create

Color Our Collections

Color Our Collections

Create your own masterpiece with these coloring sheets inspired by our collection.

Virtual Backgrounds

Virtual Backgrounds

Host your next virtual meeting from the Spencer or inside a work of art with one of these backgrounds.

Water Transformations

Water Transformations

Create a river landscape inspired by artist Lisa Grossman.

Woven Worlds

Woven Worlds

Use colors to tell a story and weave with yarn.

Express Yourself

Express Yourself

Learn about portraits and create a self-portrait of your own.

Learn

 
Curricular Resources Database

Curricular Resources Database

Discover adaptable, art-based lessons for university-level classes.

K–12 Lesson Plans

K–12 Lesson Plans

Parents and kids, let us help you learn at home! Find art-based, educational activities that meet Kansas K–12 education standards.

Staging Shimomura Exhibition Brochure

Staging Shimomura Exhibition Brochure

Read insights from artist Roger Shimomura about his performance work.

Inquiries

Inquiries

Dive into our research-driven work with images, artist interviews, and essays.

Resources for Remote Teaching

Resources for Remote Teaching

A tutorial of the Spencer's digital resources for remote teaching.

 

Watch

Songs for a Rickshaw Boy

Songs for a Rickshaw Boy

At the opening of "Staging Shimomura," Kelley Hunt revived her performance from Roger Shimomura's work "Songs for a Rickshaw Boy."

AMPlify

AMPlify

AMPlify is a video series that cranks up connections among art, music, and poetry.

Staging Shimomura

Staging Shimomura

Experience excerpts from the 10 performances featured in our current exhibition Staging Shimomura.

Artist Talks

Artist Talks

From Faith Ringgold to James Turrell, be inspired by the words and ideas of artists who have visited the Spencer.

Artists-in-Residence

Artists-in-Residence

Peek behind-the-scenes at the creative processes of artists who have made work in our spaces.

Shattering the Void

Shattering the Void

Discover aspects of Asian art and culture with this educational video series about objects in our collection from China, Japan, and Korea.

Listen

 
Art Minutes

Art Minutes

Need an art break? Listen to these minute-long musings with KU Art History Professor David Cateforis.

Bulldog Art Tours

Bulldog Art Tours

Be a kid again! Experience the Spencer from the perspectives of 8th-graders from Lawrence’s Southwest Middle School in these short audio stories.

 

Explore

Search the Collection

Search the Collection

Discover your next favorite work of art by browsing the more than 45,000 objects in our collection.

Audubon in the Anthropocene virtual exhibition

Audubon in the Anthropocene virtual exhibition

Learn about the intertwined relationships of birds and humans with audio clips, links to Audubon's original illustrations, and other interactive elements.

Collection Tours

Collection Tours

Explore different areas of our collection with these short, thematic tours.

Campus Sculpture Tour

Campus Sculpture Tour

If you’re in Lawrence, enjoy some fresh air while experiencing art outdoors on the KU campus.

Spencer Projects

Spencer Projects

Spencer Projects is a series of popup displays of art from our collection. Each link provides a display’s checklist so audiences can further contemplate the featured art and artists.

Google Arts & Culture Tour

Google Arts & Culture Tour

Miss wandering our galleries? This tool lets you navigate both floors from the comfort of home. 

Mission Remote

Mission Remote

PSST...A mystery was just discovered and we need your help figuring it out. Kids (and kids at heart), are you up for the challenge?

Connect

 
Facebook

Facebook

Find fresh art-related content including some live events.

Twitter

Twitter

Enjoy short posts about our collection, virtual events, art news, and more.

Instagram

Instagram

Follow our feed for moments of art and other inspiring visuals.

YouTube

YouTube

Browse videos documenting exhibitions, artist interviews, and more.

e-news

e-news

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