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.

October 26

Talk

EAST ASIAN PAPER: ART, TECHNOLOGY, AND CONSERVATION

3PM – 4PM
Register to join us via Zoom: kansas.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMsduCqqzorGd1Zda8hGKGujvqE5IW…

Explore the history of traditional East Asian papers, the situation of contemporary manufactures, and the practical applications in art and conservation with Minah Song, conservator-in-residence for the Andrew W. Mellon Conservation Initiative at KU. Since the first millennium CE, China, Korea and Japan arduously developed papermaking techniques responding to local demands and mastering the use of locally available raw materials. Over the last two centuries, the versatility of East Asian paper has been gradually recognized in the West, and its presence in art and conservation worldwide expanded significantly. The talk will also explore the importance of materials used in the papermaking process as well as the process itself and how it can affect the final product and its possible applications.

Sponsored By: KU Libraries, Spencer Museum of Art

November 04

Talk

SENIOR SESSION HEALING, KNOWING, SEEING THE BODY

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

Spencer Curator Cassandra Mesick Braun discusses ways that artists, scientists, healers, and others have come to understand and visualize the body through key works featured in the exhibition Healing, Knowing, Seeing the Body.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

December 09

Talk

SENIOR SESSION MAKING DEBUT

10:15AM – 11AM
Spencer Museum of Art, Perkins Central Court, 317

Curator Kris Ercums presents new research and discoveries related to key works making their first appearance on view in the exhibition Debut.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

February 10

Talk

NEW GENERATION SOCIETY

10:15AM – 11:15AM
Spencer Museum of Art, Dolph Simons Family Gallery, 316, Spencer Museum of Art, Perkins Central Court, 317

New Generation Society wanting to visit the new galleries and chat with Kris.