Events Calendar

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

July 12

Talk

Faith Ringgold: More Than 60 Years of Art

6PM – 9PM
LIED CENTER OF KANSAS, 1600 STEWART DR

Renowned artist and activist Faith Ringgold kicks off the inaugural National African American Quilt Convention with a keynote lecture spanning the arc of her career. This lecture is presented in conjunction with the Convention, but open to the public. Tickets are required and available for purchase at lied.ku.edu.

Sponsored By: Lied Center of Kansas; Spencer Museum of Art

July 15

Talk

Phyllistene Lawson

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

Phyllis Lawson shares quilts made by her grandmother Lula Horn Young—quilts that helped the family heal from tragedies—and will discuss her book Quilt of Souls. This public talk is presented in conjunction with the National African American Quilt Convention.

July 15

Talk

Marla Jackson

3PM – 4PM
SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART, GALLERY 317, SAM AND CONNIE PERKINS CENTRAL COURT

Narrative quilt artist, educator, and organizer of the National African American Quilt Convention Marla Jackson discusses the life and work of Maria Rodgers Martin, a former slave who was brought to Lawrence in the 1860s and who made two quilts featured in the exhibition Narratives of the Soul. This public talk is presented in conjunction with the National African American Quilt Convention.

July 23

Talk

Up Close And Still We Rise and Narratives of the Soul

2PM – 3PM
SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART, GALLERY 315, ESTELLE S. AND ROBERT A. LONG ELLIS FOUNDATION GALLERY, SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART, GALLERY 316, DOLPH SIMONS FAMILY GALLERY, SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART, GALLERY 317, SAM AND CONNIE PERKINS CENTRAL COURT

Delve into the exhibitions And Still We Rise and Narratives of the Soul with Curator Susan Earle. Up Close gallery talks reveal the personal stories behind the Museum’s exhibitions.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

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 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 Slow Art Sunday

2PM – 3:30PM

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.

October 29

Talk

Slow Art Sunday Slow Art Sunday

2PM – 3:30PM

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.

November 19

Talk

Slow Art Sunday Slow Art Sunday

2PM – 3:30PM

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.

December 17

Talk

Slow Art Sunday Slow Art Sunday

2PM – 3:30PM

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.