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

Activity

TEXTILE TUESDAYS

1PM – 3PM
Spencer Museum of Art, 409 Lee Study Center

Drop by the Lee Study Center on one Tuesday each month to experience textiles not currently on view. In June, celebrate Juneteenth with quilts by Marla Jackson. Come back to see different rotations each month.

June 22

Activity

Iⁿ‘ZHÚJE‘WAXÓBE REMATRIATION CELEBRATION

2PM – 4PM

Join Kaá^ze Nikashin^ga (the Kaw People) to celebrate the rematriation of Iⁿ‘zhúje‘waxóbe, the Sacred Red Rock, to Kaw Nation during the annual Washunga Days Festival. The Kaw Nation Intertribal Powwow occurs later that day, with Grand Entry at 7:30PM.

June 24

Activity

IMAGINARIUM: ART ADVENTURE @ KU’S SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART

2PM – 3PM
Spencer Museum of Art, 401 Loo Gallery, 405 Gallery, 406 Stewart Gallery, 407 Kress Gallery

Our friends from Lawrence Public Library are bringing their Imaginarium program to the Spencer! During this hour-long program you’ll go on a scavenger hunt, see some amazing art, and make something to take home! Meet in the Museum’s main lobby to start your adventure. For ages 8–11. Register online through the Library’s website at lplks.org.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence Arts Center

June 26

Activity

WEDNESDAY WONDERS: ART ADVENTURE @ KU'S SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART

2PM – 3PM
Multiple Galleries, Spencer Museum of Art

Our friends from Lawrence Public Library are bringing their Wednesday Wonders program to the Spencer! During this hour-long program you’ll go on a scavenger hunt, see some amazing art, and make something to take home! Meet in the Museum’s main lobby to start your adventure. For ages 5–7. Register online through the Library’s website at lplks.org.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence Public Library

June 28

Activity

OPEN FRIDAYS

10AM – 4PM
Spencer Museum of Art, 305 Goddard Study Center

Your art wish is our command. Visit the Goddard Study Center on Fridays to request works of art on paper not currently on view or share your interests and let our staff select works for you. You can also drop in to enjoy works requested by other visitors. The Goddard Study Center is open to all during gallery hours with a break from 12-1PM.

July 12

Activity

OPEN FRIDAYS

10AM – 4PM
Spencer Museum of Art, 305 Goddard Study Center

Your art wish is our command. Visit the Goddard Study Center on Fridays to request works of art on paper not currently on view or share your interests and let our staff select works for you. You can also drop in to enjoy works requested by other visitors. The Goddard Study Center is open to all during gallery hours with a break from 12-1PM.

July 19

Activity

FLORENCE IN LAWRENCE

1PM – 3PM
Spencer Museum of Art, 409 Lee Study Center

Take a summer trip to Florence with no tickets required and no waiting in lines! Stop by our Lee Study Center to enjoy a few close-up views of the city alongside artworks, including Giorgio Vasari’s “Christ Carrying the Cross.” Then explore works from other parts of Italy throughout our collection galleries.

July 20

Activity

ART CART MANDALA PATTERNS

1PM – 4PM
Spencer Museum of Art, 409 Lee Study Center

Learn how to design and decorate your own mandala. This drop-in activity station rolls into the galleries each month for children and grown-ups to create hands-on art projects together, taking inspiration from original art on view.

July 26

Activity

OPEN FRIDAYS

10AM – 4PM
Spencer Museum of Art, 305 Goddard Study Center

Your art wish is our command. Visit the Goddard Study Center on Fridays to request works of art on paper not currently on view or share your interests and let our staff select works for you. You can also drop in to enjoy works requested by other visitors. The Goddard Study Center is open to all during gallery hours with a break from 12-1PM.

August 09

Activity

OPEN FRIDAYS

10AM – 4PM
Spencer Museum of Art, 305 Goddard Study Center

Your art wish is our command. Visit the Goddard Study Center on Fridays to request works of art on paper not currently on view or share your interests and let our staff select works for you. You can also drop in to enjoy works requested by other visitors. The Goddard Study Center is open to all during gallery hours with a break from 12-1PM.

August 17

Activity

ART CART WAX WORKS

1PM – 4PM
Spencer Museum of Art, 405 Michaelis Gallery

Learn about unusual art materials and create your own work from wax sticks. This drop-in activity station rolls into the galleries each month for children and grown-ups to create hands-on art projects together, taking inspiration from original art on view.

August 23

Activity

OPEN FRIDAYS

10AM – 4PM
Spencer Museum of Art, 305 Goddard Study Center

Your art wish is our command. Visit the Goddard Study Center on Fridays to request works of art on paper not currently on view or share your interests and let our staff select works for you. You can also drop in to enjoy works requested by other visitors. The Goddard Study Center is open to all during gallery hours with a break from 12-1PM.