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 Spencer Museum of Art

​​The Spencer Museum of Art explores the capacity of art to spark curiosity, inspire creativity, and create connections among people. The Museum, located on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence, houses an internationally-known collection that is deep and diverse, currently numbering nearly 36,000 artworks and artifacts in all media. The collection spans the history of European and American art from ancient to contemporary, and includes broad and significant holdings of East Asian art. Areas of special strength include medieval art; European and American paintings, sculpture and prints; photography; Japanese Edo-period painting and prints; 20th-century Chinese painting; and KU’s ethnographic collection, which includes about 10,000 Native American, African, Latin American and Australian works.


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  • DaisyBrownieJuniorCadetteSeniorAmbassador

    ​Visit the Watkins Museum after the Lawrence Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade for a free festival celebrating winter holiday traditions from around the world. Spencer staff will lead an art-making activity for all ages to enjoy.

    Date: 12/3/2016
    Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

  • DaisyBrownieJuniorCadetteSeniorAmbassador

    ​The Art Cart is a drop-in activity station designed for families and other groups to enjoy hands-on art projects together, taking inspiration from original works of art. Learn about balance and motion in art, then work together to create a mobile inspired by artist Alexander Calder.

    Date: 12/17/2016
    Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm

  • DaisyBrownieJuniorCadetteSeniorAmbassador

    ​Every year, Spencer Museum Director Saralyn Reece Hardy spends an afternoon in the galleries welcoming visitors and leading informal tours to celebrate the holiday season. Tours begin every hour at 1, 2, and 3 PM. Join us and make this Spencer Museum tradition your own.

    Date: 12/30/2016
    Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm