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.

December 08

Talk

SENIOR SESSION HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN

10:15AM – 11AM
Spencer Museum of Art

Spencer Curator Joey Orr discusses themes in artist Sarah Newman’s installation How the Light Gets In. Developed in collaboration with the KU Center for Digital Inclusion, the exhibition builds on research by Hyunjin Seo (KU School of Journalism and Mass Communications), and her team’s work with formerly incarcerated women reentering society. Newman’s conversations and creative workshops with the women invert and complicate expectations around who holds knowledge and wisdom, and who is situated to teach or transmit that knowledge to others. Senior Sessions are designed for older adults, but open to all.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

December 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. Space is limited and face masks are required. If we are at capacity, we invite you to explore the galleries until space opens up. The Goddard Study Center is also open by appointment at other times.

December 11

Talk

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS DIRECTOR'S TOUR THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE

2:30PM – 5PM

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. This year’s tour explores the promise of light and the potential for illumination—from physical properties to philosophical meanings—within the Museum’s newly reopened collection galleries. The tour is offered at 2:30PM and 4:00PM. Join us and make this Spencer Museum tradition your own.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art