Events Calendar

Events are free and take place in a variety of locations and formats. The Museum is committed to accessibility for all visitors. Our efforts are ongoing. To request an accommodation for an upcoming event, please contact the Museum in advance at spencerart@ku.edu or 785.864.4710.

May 26

Talk

SENIOR SESSION THE LEOPARD HUNT AND RELATED TAPESTRIES

10:15AM – 11AM
Spencer Museum of Art, 318 Brosseau Learning Center

Embrace the Renaissance love of collecting and the pursuit of knowledge through a richly woven tapestry in the Museum’s collection. Spencer Intern Sadie Arft unravels the density of details within The Leopard Hunt, from architecture and ruins to plants, animals, and figures, and discusses other examples of hunting and game park tapestries like the Met’s famed Hunt for the Unicorn. Senior sessions are designed for older adults but open to everyone.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

May 26

Talk

2022 ROCKET GRANTS KICK-OFF AND INFO SESSION

6PM – 7PM
Spencer Museum of Art, Jack and Lavon Brosseau Center for Learning, 318

Artists of all disciplines are invited to learn how to apply for Rocket Grants—funding for innovative, artist-driven projects in surprising places. Rocket Grants administrator Kimi Kitada and Spencer staff member Adina Duke will share the new application process and timeline, budgeting tips, and the types of projects the program funds, and past awardee Sydney Pursel will share her experience developing and implementing a successful proposal. All three speakers look forward to answering your burning questions. Parking is free on Mississippi St and in the lot directly behind the Museum. Details about the new application process and the history of the program are online at https://rocketgrants.org/apply/. Rocket Grants is a partnership between the Charlotte Street Foundation and the Spencer Museum of Art supported by funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Rocket Grants awards up to $6,000 to individuals or collaborative groups within an 80-mile radius of Kansas City.

Sponsored By: Charlotte Street Foundation, Spencer Museum of Art

June 09

Talk

SENIOR SESSION LIFE, LIBERTY, AND THE PURSUIT OF ACCESS

10:15AM – 11AM
Spencer Museum of Art, 318 Brosseau Learning Center

The American Dream, healthcare, ancestral knowledge, economic opportunity, and safe and affordable housing—who can access these resources and who cannot? Join Spencer graduate interns to explore this question with a special installation in our Brosseau Center. Senior Sessions are designed with accommodations for older adults, but open to all.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

July 14

Talk

SENIOR SESSION EMMY KLINKER AND GERMAN EXPRESSIONIST NETWORKS

10:15AM – 11AM
Spencer Museum of Art, 318 Brosseau Learning Center

Join Spencer Deputy Director Celka Straughn to learn about the art and life of Emmy Klinker, with a focus on her painting in the exhibition Debut. Thanks to gifts from Anna Bloch, the Spencer Museum’s collection includes several works by Klinker, a student and colleague of Albert Bloch, who founded the KU Visual Art Department. Senior Sessions are designed with accommodations for older adults, but open to all.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art