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Visitor Guidelines

Students exploring the museum galleries

Food & Drink

Food and drink are only permitted in the Museum lobby. They are prohibited in the galleries and educational spaces.

Personal Items

Backpacks, large bags, and umbrellas must be stored in the coat room. Lockers are available. These lockers are not appropriate secure storage for handguns. Individuals who choose to carry a concealed handgun must plan their day accordingly and transfer their handgun to an approved secured storage device in their residence or locked vehicle before arriving to use these lockers.

Sketching & Writing

We encourage visitors to sketch and write in the galleries using pencil. All other media are prohibited. Pencils and writing/drawing boards are available at the Welcome Desk.


We welcome non-flash photography for personal use and with the expectation that images will be used in a way that is consistent with the rights of the artists. Selfie sticks are not allowed. Tripods and other professional equipment are prohibited without advance permission

Wheelchairs & Strollers

Wheelchairs and strollers are welcome in the Museum.

Lost & Found

To inquire about a lost item or to turn in a found item, please visit the Welcome Desk or call 785.864.0126.

Tobacco Free KU

The KU Lawrence campus prohibits smoking, tobacco products, and electronic smoking devices. For more information read the full University policy.

Concealed Carry

As part of The University of Kansas, the Spencer Museum of Art is subject to the Kansas Personal and Family Protection Act, in effect from July 1, 2017. For questions concerning concealed carry on campus, please refer to the University of Kansas Concealed Carry website.