Events Calendar

Events are virtual and free unless otherwise noted. 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.

April 15

Talk

HHARC INFO SHARE: PROCURING ARTS FUNDING FROM AGENCIES AND FOUNDATIONS

12PM – 1PM
Join via Zoom at: kansas.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rcuqqrT8tHtGzDDme3gCvpP-sMqw…

Learn the ins and outs of applying for funding for arts research from federal agencies and foundations. This session will provide context and tools for researchers working in and with the arts.

Sponsored By: Health, Humanities, and Art Research Collaborative, The Commons

April 19

Activity

BREAKS AND REPAIR: A KU COMMON BOOK & COMMON WORK OF ART EVENT

12PM – 1PM
Register via Zoom: kansas.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAocOGhqTgjEtTYXNkx4H_b7-IAs-X…

All KU students are invited to this lunchtime discussion of common themes from the KU Common Book, Educated by Tara Westover, and the KU Common Work of Art, Translated Vase by Yeesookyung. Facilitated by Meagan Patterson, Educational Psychology, and Ashley Offill, Spencer Museum of Art.

Sponsored By: Office of First Year Experience, Spencer Museum of Art, Lied Center of Kansas

April 23

Activity

DAYS OF CREATIVITY

1PM – 5PM
Spencer Museum of Art

Get creative this spring with the Spencer Museum’s Days of Creativity during public hours on Fridays and Saturdays. Schedule a visit to the galleries on one of these days to experience our exhibition "Healing, Knowing, Seeing the Body." Then take home an activity kit to continue exploring themes of health and the human body. A variety of campus and community partners will contribute to the materials in each bag. Activities will be different each week, so visit as often as you like!

Sponsored By: City of Lawrence, KU Student Senate, Unmistakably Lawrence

April 24

Activity

DAYS OF CREATIVITY

1PM – 5PM
Spencer Museum of Art

Get creative this spring with the Spencer Museum’s Days of Creativity during public hours on Fridays and Saturdays. Schedule a visit to the galleries on one of these days to experience our exhibition "Healing, Knowing, Seeing the Body." Then take home an activity kit to continue exploring themes of health and the human body. A variety of campus and community partners will contribute to the materials in each bag. Activities will be different each week, so visit as often as you like!

Sponsored By: City of Lawrence, KU Student Senate, Unmistakably Lawrence

April 26

Talk

TENDING TO THE BODY

4PM – 5PM
Access the livestream at spencerart.ku.edu/iari/inquiries/tending-to-the-body

Join a conversation among artists and researchers about how to better understand and connect to our bodies through multiple perspectives. The event features MacArthur Fellows Janine Antoni, who has explored the body through sculpture, movement, and photography; and John Rich, whose work in public health focuses on violence toward African American men. They will be joined in conversation by artists Ingrid Bachmann and Dario Robleto, whose work is featured in the Museum’s exhibition “Healing, Knowing, Seeing the Body.” This event is part of the Museum’s Integrated Arts Research Initiative inquiry for 2020–2021.

Sponsored By: Integrated Arts Research Initiative (funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation), Spencer Museum of Art

April 27

Talk

FRANKLIN D. MURPHY LECTURE SERIES DALI'S DREAM OF VENUS: SEX, SURREALISM, AND EUGENICS AT THE 1939 NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR

7PM – 8:30PM
Join us via YouTube youtube.com/channel/UCRJOPyODK_5UQpxza7HBAjg

Join art historian Keri Watson (University of Central Florida) for a discussion of Salvador Dalí’s pavilion “Dream of Venus” in the 1939 New York World’s Fair. The 2020–2021 Murphy Lecture Series “Intersections of Identity” series seeks to amplify the voices of scholars and artists whose work explores individual and collective identities as those intersect with notions of the body, dis/ability, gender, heritage, and race.

Sponsored By: Franklin Murphy Lecture Fund of the Kress Foundation Department of Art History, Spencer Museum of Art, KU Department of Visual Art, Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence Public Library, Raven Bookstore, BLACK Lawrence

April 30

Activity

DAYS OF CREATIVITY

1PM – 5PM
Spencer Museum of Art

Get creative this spring with the Spencer Museum’s Days of Creativity during public hours on Fridays and Saturdays. Schedule a visit to the galleries on one of these days to experience our exhibition "Healing, Knowing, Seeing the Body." Then take home an activity kit to continue exploring themes of health and the human body. A variety of campus and community partners will contribute to the materials in each bag. Activities will be different each week, so visit as often as you like!

Sponsored By: City of Lawrence, KU Student Senate, Unmistakably Lawrence

May 01

Talk

BODY MATTERS A CONVERSATION WITH ARTISTS ANDREW CARNIE, JUAN JOSÉ CASTAÑO-MÁRQUEZ, MARY ANNE JORDAN, NAZANIN AMIRI MEERS, AND SYDNEY PURSEL

11AM – 12:15PM
Register to join us via Zoom: kansas.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwvcO6gqT8iEtbXl3acx5FgdMmgxdK…

Moderated by Curator Cassandra Mesick Braun, this is the fourth in a series of conversations with artists in the exhibition "Healing, Knowing, Seeing the Body." This final session will focus on artist Andrew Carnie's collaborative work with four regional artists that examines the non-medical effects of organ transplants and explores notions of anonymity, consent, and responsibility. In the first half, the artists introduce their work. In the second half, we invite you to join the conversation. To experience the exhibition before it closes on May 16, make a reservation to visit the galleries at https://www.spencerart.ku.edu/plan-your-visit#reservation or explore the virtual version at https://www.spencerart.ku.edu/virtual-exhibition/healing-knowing-seeing-body. This event includes live closed captions in English.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

May 01

Activity

DAYS OF CREATIVITY

1PM – 5PM
Spencer Museum of Art

Get creative this spring with the Spencer Museum’s Days of Creativity during public hours on Fridays and Saturdays. Schedule a visit to the galleries on one of these days to experience our exhibition "Healing, Knowing, Seeing the Body." Then take home an activity kit to continue exploring themes of health and the human body. A variety of campus and community partners will contribute to the materials in each bag. Activities will be different each week, so visit as often as you like!

Sponsored By: City of Lawrence, KU Student Senate, Unmistakably Lawrence

May 07

Activity

DAYS OF CREATIVITY

1PM – 5PM
Spencer Museum of Art

Get creative this spring with the Spencer Museum’s Days of Creativity during public hours on Fridays and Saturdays. Schedule a visit to the galleries on one of these days to experience our exhibition "Healing, Knowing, Seeing the Body." Then take home an activity kit to continue exploring themes of health and the human body. A variety of campus and community partners will contribute to the materials in each bag. Activities will be different each week, so visit as often as you like!

Sponsored By: City of Lawrence, KU Student Senate, Unmistakably Lawrence

May 08

Activity

DAYS OF CREATIVITY

1PM – 5PM
Spencer Museum of Art

Get creative this spring with the Spencer Museum’s Days of Creativity during public hours on Fridays and Saturdays. Schedule a visit to the galleries on one of these days to experience our exhibition "Healing, Knowing, Seeing the Body." Then take home an activity kit to continue exploring themes of health and the human body. A variety of campus and community partners will contribute to the materials in each bag. Activities will be different each week, so visit as often as you like!

Sponsored By: City of Lawrence, KU Student Senate, Unmistakably Lawrence

May 14

Activity

DAYS OF CREATIVITY

1PM – 5PM
Spencer Museum of Art

Get creative this spring with the Spencer Museum’s Days of Creativity during public hours on Fridays and Saturdays. Schedule a visit to the galleries on one of these days to experience our exhibition "Healing, Knowing, Seeing the Body." Then take home an activity kit to continue exploring themes of health and the human body. A variety of campus and community partners will contribute to the materials in each bag. Activities will be different each week, so visit as often as you like!

Sponsored By: City of Lawrence, KU Student Senate, Unmistakably Lawrence

May 15

Activity

DAYS OF CREATIVITY

1PM – 5PM
Spencer Museum of Art

Get creative this spring with the Spencer Museum’s Days of Creativity during public hours on Fridays and Saturdays. Schedule a visit to the galleries on one of these days to experience our exhibition "Healing, Knowing, Seeing the Body." Then take home an activity kit to continue exploring themes of health and the human body. A variety of campus and community partners will contribute to the materials in each bag. Activities will be different each week, so visit as often as you like!

Sponsored By: City of Lawrence, KU Student Senate, Unmistakably Lawrence