Events Calendar

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

September 22

Activity

Art Cart Wax Sculpture Headdress

1PM – 4PM
SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART, 20/21 GALLERY, 405

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. Create wax and wire headwear inspired by "Untitled #751 (Craig's Piece)" by Petah Coyne. The Art Cart is supported by Midco

September 30

Activity

Backyard Bash

1PM – 4PM
MARVIN GROVE, DIRECTLY BEHIND SPENCER MUSEUM, 1301 MISSISSIPPI

Kick back with your friends and neighbors in the biggest backyard on campus--historic Marvin Grove behind the Spencer Museum of Art--for an artful celebration of our surroundings. Enjoy the premiere of "Groove in the Grove", a hip-hop performance choreographed by Maya Tillman-Rayton and performed by dancers from KU and the Lawrence community, and "Chipko", a sculpture and sound installation by Judith G. Levy, Jason Zeh, and David Ross, both commissioned for "Art in the Grove", as well as art and nature activities, demonstrations, games, prizes, and fun for all ages. Check back for details.

October 13

Activity

Art Cart Migration Washi Tape Collage

1PM – 4PM
SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART, DOLPH SIMONS FAMILY GALLERY, 316

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. Learn about Haitian history and migration and create a washi tape collage with staff members from the Spencer and KU’s Natural History Museum. The Art Cart is supported by Midco.

November 09

Activity

Art Cart At Large Discovery Day: North & South Poles

10AM – 12PM
THE PANORAMA, NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, DYCHE HALL, 1345 JAYHAWK BLVD

Join Spencer staff for an Art Cart at Large at KU Natural History Museum’s Discovery Day.

Sponsored By: Natural History Museum, Spencer Museum of Art

November 17

Activity

Art Cart Playful Clay Sarcophagus

1PM – 4PM
SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART, LARRY AND BARBARA MARSHALL FAMILY BALCONY, 404

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. Explore the idea of ritual and create a clay sarcophagus for something you love. The Art Cart is supported by Midco.

December 01

Activity

Tails and Traditions Family Festival

10AM – 2PM
WATKINS MUSEUM OF HISTORY, 1047 MASSACHUSETTS ST

Visit the Watkins Museum to create and celebrate holiday traditions with your family at this free annual event. The Spencer Museum will be on hand to lead a special art activity.

Sponsored By: Watkins Museum of History