Events Calendar

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

November 15

Film

Global Film Festival The Gleaners and I

5:30PM – 7:30PM
SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART AUDITORIUM, RM 309

The Global Film Festival, a series of four films curated by first-year students in conjunction with the Spencer Museum’s exhibitions, continues with French director Agnes Varda's 2001 film about the lives of scavengers, from homeless teens to famous artists. The documentary travelogue begins with the famous Jean-François Millet painting of women gathering wheat left over from a harvest and focuses on gleaners of all kinds: those scavenging out of desperation, environmentally-conscious activists, and others who make works of art out of cast-off goods. Ultimately, Varda’s observations lead to a reflection on her life as a filmmaker. This film is screened in conjunction with the exhibition Civic Leader and Art Collector: Sallie Casey Thayer and an Art Museum for KU. Running time: 1 hr. 22 min. Not rated.

Sponsored By: Department of Film and Media Studies, Office of First-Year Experience, Spencer Museum of Art

November 30

Film

Global Film Festival Global Film Festival

5:30PM – 7:30PM
SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART AUDITORIUM, RM 309

Curated by first-year students, the Global Film Festival features four films exploring ideas in Spencer Museum exhibitions. This film is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Power Clashing: Clothing, Collage, and Contemporary Identities. The film will be announced on the Museum’s website

Sponsored By: Department of Film and Media Studies, Spencer Museum of Art

December 01

Film

Global Film Festival Global Film Festival

1PM – 3PM
SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART AUDITORIUM, RM 309

This is the last installment of the Global Film Festival, curated by first-year students exploring ideas in Spencer Museum exhibitions. This film is presented in conjunction with an exhibition of African decorative arts. The film will be announced on the Museum’s website.

Sponsored By: Department of Film & Media Studies, Office of First-Year Experience, Spencer Museum of Art