Sam & Connie Perkins Central Court, Dolph Simons Family Gallery

Debut features artwork from the Spencer Museum’s collection that has never been exhibited in our building since it opened in 1978 combined with more familiar art from the collection that is frequently used for teaching and research. Debut remains on view for the duration of Phase II renovation and the complete reinstall of our fourth-floor collection galleries. This exhibition is supported by Friends of the Art Museum, KU Student Senate, and the Linda Inman Bailey Exhibitions Fund.

A team of nine Spencer Museum interns conducted extensive research and wrote the labels for many of the works featured in Debut. They are: Sadie Arft, Sloan Intern for Works on Paper; Marty Arnold, Berkley Intern for Education; Clint Hurshman, Mellon Foundation IARI Graduate Fellow; Sara Johnson, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/Loo Family Intern of European & American Art; Molly Nevius, Learning Communities Coordinator; Vasfi O. Özen, Andrew W. Mellon Coordinator of Academic Programs; Rachel Quist, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/Loo Family Intern of Asian Art; Rachel Sandle, Communications Assistant; and Zhu Ying Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/Loo Family Collections Intern.

Selected images