February 15ART CART ART CART: FOUND AND ASSEMBLED
SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART, 20/21 GALLERY, 405
Learn how artist Louise Nevelson used assemblage art to build your own mixed-media 3D sculpture similar to her Young Tree XXII. 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.
February 21DISCOVERY DAY: CELEBRATING EVOLUTION
THE PANORAMA, NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, DYCHE HALL, 1345 JAYHAWK BLVD
Join Spencer staff for an Art Cart At Large in the Panorama of the KU Natural History Museum during their Discovery Day celebrating the birthdays of scientists Charles Darwin and Alfred Russell Wallace. Enjoy cake and learn about evolution and extinction with hands-on activities at this free, family-friendly event.
Sponsored By: Natural History Museum
February 29PAST FORWARD RECORDING SESSION
LAWRENCE PUBLIC LIBRARY, 707 VERMONT ST
Can a work of art prompt memories of your past that resonate with life today? Chat with Spencer Archivist Robert Hickerson and explore works of art from the Museum’s collection that might spark personal meaning for you. Then record your story to share in our app and in the exhibition Past Presence.
March 18READ ACROSS LAWRENCE ART PARTY!
LAWRENCE PUBLIC LIBRARY, 707 VERMONT ST
Join us at the Lawrence Public Library for this Read Across Lawrence event. Inspired by the artistic character Lupe from the book "Front Desk," we’ll draw, collage, and more! You can also learn how to write your name in Chinese with the help of Lawrence Public Library staffer Yilan Zhao. Designed for kids age 7–11.
Sponsored By: Lawrence Public Library
March 21ART CART BORN-AGAIN BIRDS
SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART, LARRY AND BARBARA MARSHALL FAMILY BALCONY, 404
Create your own imaginary species of bird that has gone extinct by using “apocalyptic” materials inspired by the exhibition "Audubon in the Anthropocene." Staff from KU’s Natural History Museum share real bird specimens and examples of their nests. 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.
April 05DAY OF CREATIVITY
SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART
Explore creative processes in different disciplines and awaken your creative side. This community event includes performances, demonstrations, and hands-on activities that celebrate creativity. Free and fun for all ages. Visit www.spencerart.ku.edu for details.
April 11FIRST NATIONS STUDENT ASSOCIATION POWWOW & KU INDIGENOUS CULTURES FESTIVAL
LIED CENTER OF KANSAS, 1600 STEWART DRIVE, LAWRENCE, KS 66045
Celebrate Native American culture and enjoy activities, food and craft vendors, presentations, workshops, and demonstrations led by Indigenous artists, scholars, and craftspeople.
Sponsored By: First Nations Student Association, Lied Center of Kansas, Haskell Indian Nations University, Office of the Provost, Native Faculty-Staff Council, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity & Equity, CLAS Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Spencer Museum of Art, KU Film and Media Studies, KU Indigenous Studies Program
April 25ART CART WRITE ABOUT ART
SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART, JACK AND LAVON BROSSEAU CENTER FOR LEARNING, 318
Explore the connection between literature and art by making a journal for sketching or writing with decorative paper, stickers, and more. 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. This Art Cart is part of the Paper Plains Literary Festival in Lawrence April 23–26. Visit paperplains.org for the full schedule.
May 16ART CART LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!
SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART, SAM AND CONNIE PERKINS CENTRAL COURT, 317
Create a set design for a stage play in your own diorama influenced by the sets featured in the exhibition Staging Shimomura. 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.