Events Calendar

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September 24

Talk

FRANKLIN D. MURPHY LECTURE SERIES: INTERSECTIONS OF IDENTITY: EXPRESSION, EXCHANGE, AND HYBRIDITY OKESA/HALF WAY THERE

7PM – 8:15PM
Join us on the KU Art History YouTube channel: youtube.com/channel/UCRJOPyODK_5UQpxza7HBAjg

In the Osage language, Okesa means halfway. This word describes being in between points in time or place. In his lecture, Akers will discuss aspects of Osage history and culture and their role in forming his identity in a contemporary world. Through stories and visual images, he seeks to communicate his concerns about an evolving cultural history. What constitutes identity, and how do people navigate, form, and reform their sense of self? And how can the study of art and its history help us to consider the diverse identities expressed by visual culture and its creators? This series seeks to amplify the voices of scholars and artists whose work explores individual and collective identities as those intersect with notions of the body, dis/ability, gender, heritage, and race.

Sponsored By: Kress Foundation Department of Art History, Spencer Museum of Art, Department of Visual Art, Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence Public Library, Raven Bookstore, BLACK Lawrence, and other community partners.

October 12

Activity

ART ME ANYTHING

7PM – 8PM
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Get your Spencer Museum art fix the second Monday of the month on Facebook with Curator Kate Meyer. Head over to our main Facebook page and watch for the Art Me Anything post. Then comment with a prompt, anything from an artist name to an emoji, and Kate will reply with a link to a work of art in our collection.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

October 29

Talk

FRANKLIN D. MURPHY LECTURE SERIES: INTERSECTIONS OF IDENTITY: EXPRESSION, EXCHANGE, AND HYBRIDITY UNFINISHED (WE ARE WHAT’S LEFT UNDONE): IDENTITY, PERFORMATIVE RACIAL SCRIPTS & THE NECESSITY OF THE ANTI-COLONIAL ICONOCLAST

7PM – 8:15PM
Join us on the KU Art History YouTube channel: youtube.com/channel/UCRJOPyODK_5UQpxza7HBAjg

What constitutes identity, and how do people navigate, form, and reform their sense of self? And how can the study of art and its history help us to consider the diverse identities expressed by visual culture and its creators? This series seeks to amplify the voices of scholars and artists whose work explores individual and collective identities as those intersect with notions of the body, dis/ability, gender, heritage, and race.

Sponsored By: Kress Foundation Department of Art History, Spencer Museum of Art, KU Department of Visual Art, Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence Public Library, Raven Bookstore, BLACK Lawrence, and other community partners.

November 09

Activity

ART ME ANYTHING

7PM – 8PM
facebook.com/events/615457285830132

Get your Spencer Museum art fix the second Monday of the month on Facebook with Curator Kate Meyer. Head over to our main Facebook page and watch for the Art Me Anything post. Then comment with a prompt, anything from an artist name to an emoji, and Kate will reply with a link to a work of art in our collection.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

December 14

Activity

ART ME ANYTHING

7PM – 8PM
facebook.com/events/679637159564916

Get your Spencer Museum art fix the second Monday of the month on Facebook with Curator Kate Meyer. Head over to our main Facebook page and watch for the Art Me Anything post. Then comment with a prompt, anything from an artist name to an emoji, and Kate will reply with a link to a work of art in our collection.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art