Events Calendar

All events are free and open to everyone unless otherwise noted. See individual listings for events that require registration.

July 30

Talk

Slow Art Sunday Morning in the Adirondacks

2PM – 3PM
SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART, GALLERY 407

Slow down at the Spencer and spend time getting to know one great work of art. Slow Art Sunday features one work for visitors to contemplate and converse about with Museum staff. In July, get to know “Morning in the Adirondacks” by Sanford Robinson Gifford.

August 19

Activity

Art Cart Paper Story Quilts

1PM – 4PM
SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART, GALLERY 317, SAM AND CONNIE PERKINS CENTRAL COURT

The Art Cart is a drop-in activity station where children and grown-ups enjoy hands-on art projects together, taking inspiration from original works of art. Explore how artists use symbols to tell stories in the quilt exhibition “Narratives of the Soul” and create your own personal paper story quilt.

August 21

Activity

Hawk Week: Create Your Space

3:30PM – 5:30PM
DAISY HILL COMMONS, 1620 ENGEL RD

Whether you are moving into a new space in the residence halls or just readying yourself for new opportunities, you can find your place through art. KU students are invited to collect posters and postcards from the Spencer Museum of Art. There will also be KU trivia and prizes.

Sponsored By: Student Advisory Board, KU Housing, Spencer Museum of Art

August 24

Activity

Hawk Week: Art Journal Workshop

12PM – 3PM

Join the Spencer Museum of Art in creating your own art journal using different materials and images from the Spencer Museum’s collection and the 2017 Common Work of Art. Open to all KU students. Materials will be provided.

August 27

Talk

Slow Art Sunday Jazz Storm quilt

2PM – 3PM
SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART, GALLERY 317, SAM AND CONNIE PERKINS CENTRAL COURT

Slow down at the Spencer and spend time getting to know one great work of art. Slow Art Sunday features one work for visitors to contemplate and converse about with Museum staff. In August, get to know Jazz Storm quilt by Viola Burley Leak.

September 24

Talk

Slow Art Sunday Figure Before Blackness

2PM – 3PM
SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART, GALLERY 405

Slow down at the Spencer and spend time getting to know one great work of art. Slow Art Sunday features one work for visitors to contemplate and converse about with Museum staff. In September, get to know Figure Before Blackness by Robert Motherwell.

October 29

Talk

Slow Art Sunday The Ballad of the Jealous Lover of Lone Green Valley

2PM – 3PM
SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART, GALLERY 407

Slow down at the Spencer and spend time getting to know one great work of art. Slow Art Sunday features one work for visitors to contemplate and converse about with Museum staff. In October, get to know The Ballad of the Jealous Lover of Lone Green Valley by Thomas Hart Benton.

November 19

Talk

Slow Art Sunday ??? Yaoshi fo (Medicine Buddha)

2PM – 3PM
SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART, GALLERY 406, JOHN AND LINDA STEWART GALLERY

Slow down at the Spencer and spend time getting to know one great work of art. Slow Art Sunday features one work for visitors to contemplate and converse about with Museum staff. In November, get to know ??? Yaoshi fo (Medicine Buddha)