Events Calendar

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

February 15

Activity

ART CART ART CART: FOUND AND ASSEMBLED

1PM – 3:30PM
SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART, 20/21 GALLERY, 405

Learn about how artist Louise Nevelson used assemblage art and design to build a 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 21

Activity

DISCOVERY DAY: CELEBRATING EVOLUTION

10AM – 12PM
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 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

March 21

Activity

ART CART BORN-AGAIN BIRDS

1PM – 3:30PM
SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART, LARRY AND BARBARA MARSHALL FAMILY BALCONY, 404

Create your own 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 will bring 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.

March 23

Activity

PAST FORWARD RECORDING SESSION

9:30AM – 12:30PM
LAWRENCE PUBLIC LIBRARY, 707 VERMONT ST

Can a work of art prompt memories of your past that resonate with life today? Chat with Spencer staff 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.

April 05

Activity

DAY OF CREATIVITY

1PM – 4PM
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.

April 11

Activity

FIRST NATIONS STUDENT ASSOCIATION POWWOW & KU INDIGENOUS CULTURES FESTIVAL

12PM – 9PM
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