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 04

Activity

TAILS AND TRADITIONS FAMILY FESTIVAL

9AM – 11AM
Watkins Museum of History, 1047 Massachusetts St

Visit the Watkins Museum to create and celebrate holiday traditions at this free annual event. The Spencer Museum will lead a Snowflake Symmetry activity. Create decorations for your own winter wonderland with paper and string.

Sponsored By: Watkins Museum of History

December 09

Talk

SENIOR SESSION MAKING DEBUT

10:15AM – 11AM
Spencer Museum of Art, Perkins Central Court, 317

Curator Kris Ercums presents new research and discoveries related to key works making their first appearance on view in the exhibition Debut.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

December 10

Activity

OPEN FRIDAYS

10AM – 4PM
Spencer Museum of Art, Goddard Study Center, 305

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 recommended. 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.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

December 11

Activity

ART CART FRESH CUT FLOWERS

1PM – 4PM
Spencer Museum of Art, Perkins Central Court, 317, Spencer Museum of Art, Dolph Simons Family Gallery, 316

Inspired by still-life paintings in "Debut," learn how to turn tissue paper and pipe cleaners into beautiful flowers to create your own 3D still-life. 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 on view. Stop by anytime between 1PM and 4PM and stay as long as you like!

January 02

Talk

DIRECTOR’S TOUR DEBUTING THE NEW YEAR: 2 VIEWS IN 2022

1:30PM – 2:30PM
Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Mississippi St.

Take a unique tour of the exhibition “Debut” with Saralyn Reece Hardy, Spencer Museum Director; Hannah Hurst, art teacher at Deerfield Elementary in Lawrence; and Michael Kates, social studies teacher at Highland Park High School in Topeka. Hurst and Kates will share the roles that art plays in their own lives and how they share it with their students. Tours begin at 1:30PM and 3:00PM. No registration necessary. Please contact Adina Duke at 785-864-0126 or aduke@ku.edu with any questions concerning parking or accomodations.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

January 02

Talk

DIRECTOR’S TOUR DEBUTING THE NEW YEAR: 2 VIEWS IN 2022

3PM – 4PM
Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Mississippi St.

Take a unique tour of the exhibition “Debut” with Saralyn Reece Hardy, Spencer Museum Director; Hannah Hurst, art teacher at Deerfield Elementary in Lawrence; and Michael Kates, social studies teacher at Highland Park High School in Topeka. Hurst and Kates will share the roles that art plays in their own lives and how they share it with their students. Tours begin at 1:30PM and 3:00PM. No registration necessary. Please contact Adina Duke at 785-864-0126 or aduke@ku.edu with any questions concerning parking or accomodations.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

January 14

Activity

OPEN FRIDAYS

10AM – 4PM
Spencer Museum of Art, Goddard Study Center, 305

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 recommended. 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.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

January 21

Activity

OPEN FRIDAYS

10AM – 4PM
Spencer Museum of Art, Goddard Study Center, 305

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 recommended. 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.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

January 28

Activity

OPEN FRIDAYS

10AM – 4PM
Spencer Museum of Art, Goddard Study Center, 305

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 recommended. 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.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

February 04

Activity

OPEN FRIDAYS

10AM – 4PM
Spencer Museum of Art, Goddard Study Center, 305

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 recommended. 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.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

February 11

Activity

OPEN FRIDAYS

10AM – 4PM
Spencer Museum of Art, Goddard Study Center, 305

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 recommended. 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.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

February 18

Activity

OPEN FRIDAYS

10AM – 4PM
Spencer Museum of Art, Goddard Study Center, 305

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 recommended. 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.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

February 25

Activity

OPEN FRIDAYS

10AM – 4PM
Spencer Museum of Art, Goddard Study Center, 305

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 recommended. 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.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

March 04

Activity

OPEN FRIDAYS

10AM – 4PM
Spencer Museum of Art, Goddard Study Center, 305

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 recommended. 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.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

March 18

Activity

OPEN FRIDAYS

10AM – 4PM
Spencer Museum of Art, Goddard Study Center, 305

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 recommended. 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.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

March 25

Activity

OPEN FRIDAYS

10AM – 4PM
Spencer Museum of Art, Goddard Study Center, 305

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 recommended. 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.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

April 01

Activity

OPEN FRIDAYS

10AM – 4PM
Spencer Museum of Art, Goddard Study Center, 305

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 recommended. 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.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

April 08

Activity

OPEN FRIDAYS

10AM – 4PM
Spencer Museum of Art, Goddard Study Center, 305

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 recommended. 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.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

April 15

Activity

OPEN FRIDAYS

10AM – 4PM
Spencer Museum of Art, Goddard Study Center, 305

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 recommended. 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.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

April 22

Activity

OPEN FRIDAYS

10AM – 4PM
Spencer Museum of Art, Goddard Study Center, 305

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 recommended. 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.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

April 29

Activity

OPEN FRIDAYS

10AM – 4PM
Spencer Museum of Art, Goddard Study Center, 305

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 recommended. 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.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

May 06

Activity

OPEN FRIDAYS

10AM – 4PM
Spencer Museum of Art, Goddard Study Center, 305

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 recommended. 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.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art