Events Calendar

Events are free and take place in a variety of locations and formats. 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.

January 27

Activity

GRADUATE STUDENT RECEPTION: PRIORITIZE YOURSELF

3PM – 6PM
Spencer Museum of Art, Brosseau Learning Center, 318, Perkins Central Court, 317

Graduate students from all disciplines are invited to join in community and prioritize self-care. Drop by to pick up a special ceramic mug and resources tailored toward graduate students, and connect with art and colleagues. This reception is designed to help students feel refreshed and focused as they begin their semester.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art, The Commons, Office of Graduate Studies

January 28

Activity

OPEN FRIDAYS

10AM – 4PM
Spencer Museum of Art, Goddard Study Center, 305

Your art wish is our command. Visit the Goddard Study Center on Fridays to request works of art on paper not currently on view or share your interests and let our staff select works for you. You can also drop in to enjoy works requested by other visitors. The Goddard Study Center is open to all during gallery hours with a break from 12-1PM. Space is limited and face masks are required. If we are at capacity, we invite you to explore the galleries until space opens up. The Goddard Study Center is also open by appointment at other times.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

January 29

Activity

ART CART AD ASTRA PER ASPERA

1PM – 4PM
Spencer Museum of Art, Perkins Central Court, 317, Spencer Museum of Art, Dolph Simons Family Gallery, 316

To the stars through difficulties! Celebrate Kansas Day and create a mixed-media artwork inspired by Kansas. 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. Stop by anytime between 1PM and 4PM and stay as long as you like!

February 04

Activity

OPEN FRIDAYS

10AM – 4PM
Spencer Museum of Art, Goddard Study Center, 305

Your art wish is our command. Visit the Goddard Study Center on Fridays to request works of art on paper not currently on view or share your interests and let our staff select works for you. You can also drop in to enjoy works requested by other visitors. The Goddard Study Center is open to all during gallery hours with a break from 12-1PM. Space is limited and face masks are required. If we are at capacity, we invite you to explore the galleries until space opens up. The Goddard Study Center is also open by appointment at other times.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

February 11

Activity

OPEN FRIDAYS

10AM – 4PM
Spencer Museum of Art, Goddard Study Center, 305

Your art wish is our command. Visit the Goddard Study Center on Fridays to request works of art on paper not currently on view or share your interests and let our staff select works for you. You can also drop in to enjoy works requested by other visitors. The Goddard Study Center is open to all during gallery hours with a break from 12-1PM. Space is limited and face masks are required. If we are at capacity, we invite you to explore the galleries until space opens up. The Goddard Study Center is also open by appointment at other times.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

February 18

Activity

OPEN FRIDAYS

10AM – 4PM
Spencer Museum of Art, Goddard Study Center, 305

Your art wish is our command. Visit the Goddard Study Center on Fridays to request works of art on paper not currently on view or share your interests and let our staff select works for you. You can also drop in to enjoy works requested by other visitors. The Goddard Study Center is open to all during gallery hours with a break from 12-1PM. Space is limited and face masks are required. If we are at capacity, we invite you to explore the galleries until space opens up. The Goddard Study Center is also open by appointment at other times.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

February 23

Activity

ARTISTS UNITE! COLOR PARTY WITH THE SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART

4PM – 5PM
To join, please register at: lawrence.bibliocommons.com/events/6183307bf67cb74300181cd7

Explore color through art and science activities with our friends at the Lawrence Public Library. Register to pick up your free kit from the Library and then join us online to create together. For ages 5-11.

Sponsored By: Lawrence Public Library

February 25

Activity

OPEN FRIDAYS

10AM – 4PM
Spencer Museum of Art, Goddard Study Center, 305

Your art wish is our command. Visit the Goddard Study Center on Fridays to request works of art on paper not currently on view or share your interests and let our staff select works for you. You can also drop in to enjoy works requested by other visitors. The Goddard Study Center is open to all during gallery hours with a break from 12-1PM. Space is limited and face masks are required. If we are at capacity, we invite you to explore the galleries until space opens up. The Goddard Study Center is also open by appointment at other times.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

March 04

Activity

OPEN FRIDAYS

10AM – 4PM
Spencer Museum of Art, Goddard Study Center, 305

Your art wish is our command. Visit the Goddard Study Center on Fridays to request works of art on paper not currently on view or share your interests and let our staff select works for you. You can also drop in to enjoy works requested by other visitors. The Goddard Study Center is open to all during gallery hours with a break from 12-1PM. Space is limited and face masks are required. If we are at capacity, we invite you to explore the galleries until space opens up. The Goddard Study Center is also open by appointment at other times.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

March 18

Activity

OPEN FRIDAYS

10AM – 4PM
Spencer Museum of Art, Goddard Study Center, 305

Your art wish is our command. Visit the Goddard Study Center on Fridays to request works of art on paper not currently on view or share your interests and let our staff select works for you. You can also drop in to enjoy works requested by other visitors. The Goddard Study Center is open to all during gallery hours with a break from 12-1PM. Space is limited and face masks are required. If we are at capacity, we invite you to explore the galleries until space opens up. The Goddard Study Center is also open by appointment at other times.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

March 25

Activity

OPEN FRIDAYS

10AM – 4PM
Spencer Museum of Art, Goddard Study Center, 305

Your art wish is our command. Visit the Goddard Study Center on Fridays to request works of art on paper not currently on view or share your interests and let our staff select works for you. You can also drop in to enjoy works requested by other visitors. The Goddard Study Center is open to all during gallery hours with a break from 12-1PM. Space is limited and face masks are required. If we are at capacity, we invite you to explore the galleries until space opens up. The Goddard Study Center is also open by appointment at other times.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

April 01

Activity

OPEN FRIDAYS

10AM – 4PM
Spencer Museum of Art, Goddard Study Center, 305

Your art wish is our command. Visit the Goddard Study Center on Fridays to request works of art on paper not currently on view or share your interests and let our staff select works for you. You can also drop in to enjoy works requested by other visitors. The Goddard Study Center is open to all during gallery hours with a break from 12-1PM. Space is limited and face masks are required. If we are at capacity, we invite you to explore the galleries until space opens up. The Goddard Study Center is also open by appointment at other times.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

April 01

Activity

BEE SAFARI

3PM – 4PM
Spencer Museum of Art, Marvin Grove, directly behind Spencer Museum, 1301 Mississippi St, The Commons, Spooner Hall, 1340 Jayhawk Blvd

Trek with us to explore artistic intersections with bees and observe the annual emergence of our native Colletes bees on KU’s campus. We will begin at the Spencer Museum of Art, then move to Marvin Grove, and conclude at The Commons. Guided by Professor Deborah Smith and students studying native bees, we will learn to spot bee habitats hiding in plain sight and how these bees use their tongues as tiny paintbrushes. At Weaver Courtyard, The Commons Director Emily Ryan taps us into the network of pollinator-friendly spaces on campus.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art, The Commons

April 03

Activity

BEE SAFARI

2PM – 3PM
Spencer Museum of Art, Marvin Grove, directly behind Spencer Museum, 1301 Mississippi St, The Commons, Spooner Hall, 1340 Jayhawk Blvd

Trek with us to explore artistic intersections with bees and observe the annual emergence of our native Colletes bees on KU’s campus. We will begin at the Spencer Museum of Art, then move to Marvin Grove, and conclude at The Commons. Guided by Professor Deborah Smith and students studying native bees, we will learn to spot bee habitats hiding in plain sight and how these bees use their tongues as tiny paintbrushes. At Weaver Courtyard, The Commons Director Emily Ryan taps us into the network of pollinator-friendly spaces on campus.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art, The Commons

April 08

Activity

OPEN FRIDAYS

10AM – 4PM
Spencer Museum of Art, Goddard Study Center, 305

Your art wish is our command. Visit the Goddard Study Center on Fridays to request works of art on paper not currently on view or share your interests and let our staff select works for you. You can also drop in to enjoy works requested by other visitors. The Goddard Study Center is open to all during gallery hours with a break from 12-1PM. Space is limited and face masks are required. If we are at capacity, we invite you to explore the galleries until space opens up. The Goddard Study Center is also open by appointment at other times.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

April 15

Activity

OPEN FRIDAYS

10AM – 4PM
Spencer Museum of Art, Goddard Study Center, 305

Your art wish is our command. Visit the Goddard Study Center on Fridays to request works of art on paper not currently on view or share your interests and let our staff select works for you. You can also drop in to enjoy works requested by other visitors. The Goddard Study Center is open to all during gallery hours with a break from 12-1PM. Space is limited and face masks are required. If we are at capacity, we invite you to explore the galleries until space opens up. The Goddard Study Center is also open by appointment at other times.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

April 22

Activity

OPEN FRIDAYS

10AM – 4PM
Spencer Museum of Art, Goddard Study Center, 305

Your art wish is our command. Visit the Goddard Study Center on Fridays to request works of art on paper not currently on view or share your interests and let our staff select works for you. You can also drop in to enjoy works requested by other visitors. The Goddard Study Center is open to all during gallery hours with a break from 12-1PM. Space is limited and face masks are required. If we are at capacity, we invite you to explore the galleries until space opens up. The Goddard Study Center is also open by appointment at other times.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

April 23

Activity

ART CART AMORPHOUS COLLECTIVE

6:30PM – 7:30PM
Spencer Museum of Art

Join us as we combine forces with Amorphous Ensemble for a musically inspired art-making activity using recycled materials. Art Cart is a free drop-in activity station where children and grown-ups enjoy hands-on art projects together, taking inspiration from original works of art on view. Stop by anytime between 1PM and 4PM and stay as long as you like!

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

April 29

Activity

OPEN FRIDAYS

10AM – 4PM
Spencer Museum of Art, Goddard Study Center, 305

Your art wish is our command. Visit the Goddard Study Center on Fridays to request works of art on paper not currently on view or share your interests and let our staff select works for you. You can also drop in to enjoy works requested by other visitors. The Goddard Study Center is open to all during gallery hours with a break from 12-1PM. Space is limited and face masks are required. If we are at capacity, we invite you to explore the galleries until space opens up. The Goddard Study Center is also open by appointment at other times.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

May 06

Activity

OPEN FRIDAYS

10AM – 4PM
Spencer Museum of Art, Goddard Study Center, 305

Your art wish is our command. Visit the Goddard Study Center on Fridays to request works of art on paper not currently on view or share your interests and let our staff select works for you. You can also drop in to enjoy works requested by other visitors. The Goddard Study Center is open to all during gallery hours with a break from 12-1PM. Space is limited and face masks are required. If we are at capacity, we invite you to explore the galleries until space opens up. The Goddard Study Center is also open by appointment at other times.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art