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.

June 18

Talk

CONVERSATION 3: WORKING WITH ARTISTS

6:30PM – 7:30PM
Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St

Join Spencer Museum Director Saralyn Reece Hardy, Deputy Director Celka Straughn, and Curator Joey Orr to learn how we select artists to feature in exhibitions and programs. Q&A follows the presentation. This is the third in a series of public conversations about the Museum’s collection, exhibitions, and programs. Co-sponsored by Lawrence Public Library

Sponsored By: Lawrence Public Library

June 20

Talk

QUILT VIEWING AND DISCUSSION: 2024 NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN QUILT CONVENTION

6PM – 7:30PM
Spencer Museum of Art, 409 Lee Study Center

As part of the 2024 National African American Quilt Convention, join artist and historian Marla Jackson for a viewing of quilts created by African American textile artists followed by a discussion. Get the chance to view two quilts from the Spencer Museum’s collection: Faith Ringgold’s Flag Story and Marla Jackson’s Still We Rise. Please note that you must be registered for the National African American Quilt Convention to attend this event. Learn more and register online: https://naaqc.org/

July 25

Talk

SENIOR SESSION OTTO DIX: SELF-PORTRAITS AND PROVENANCE

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

Delve into the history of art looted during WWII and the life and legacy of artist Otto Dix. Graduate student in art history Beatrice Levine shares her research through a discussion of Dix’s self-portraits on view in the Michaelis Gallery.

August 08

Talk

SENIOR SESSION INKED BODIES

10:15AM – 11AM
Spencer Museum of Art, 404 Marshall Balcony

Graduate interns Dominique Stringer and Arial Kim discuss the exhibition Inked Bodies, which considers tattooing as creative storytelling and self-expression. They will discuss the cultural impact of tattooing and give insight into the process of curating the exhibition.