Events Calendar

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

August 21

Activity

Hawk Week: Create Your Space

3:30PM – 5:30PM
DAISY HILL COMMONS, 1620 ENGEL RD

Whether you are moving into a new space in the residence halls or just readying yourself for new opportunities, you can find your place through art. KU students are invited to collect posters and postcards from the Spencer Museum of Art. There will also be KU trivia and prizes.

Sponsored By: Student Advisory Board, KU Housing, KU Student Senate

August 24

Activity

Hawk Week: Art Journal Workshop

12PM – 3PM
SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART

Join the Spencer Museum of Art in creating your own art journal using different materials and images from the Spencer Museum’s collection and the 2017 Common Work of Art. Open to all KU students. Materials will be provided.

Sponsored By: Student Advisory Board, KU Student Senate

September 13

Activity

STEAM: Renaissance Science

4PM – 5PM
LAWRENCE PUBLIC LIBRARY, 707 VERMONT ST

Explore the amazing scientists and artists of the Renaissance. Registration requested. Register at the children’s desk at the Lawrence Public Library or call 785-843-3833.

Sponsored By: Lawrence Public Library, Spencer Museum of Art

September 16

Activity

Art Cart Stitched in Time

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

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. Explore the rich history as told in the African American story quilts in the exhibition "And Still We Rise" and create your own narrative quilt block.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

September 28

Activity

Terra Anima Wakarusa Wetlands History Tour

1:30PM – 3:30PM
HASKELL INDIAN NATIONS UNIVERSITY

Jay T. Johnson (KU Geography and Atmospheric Science) and Soren Larson (University of Missouri Geography) lead a hike in the Wakarusa wetlands. They explore the history of the land and discuss their research into the agency of the wetlands to create a co-existence with the more-than-human world. Space is limited and reservations are required. Reservations will be available through the Museum's website starting August 21.

Sponsored By: Department of Geography and Atmospheric Science, Spencer Museum of Art

October 01

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. This artful celebration of our surroundings ushers in the centennial of the Museum’s collection. Enjoy music by Rocket Grants Resident Artist Mark Southerland and Brian Haas's Love Amalgam, and the KU Percussion Group, art and nature activities, games, refreshments, prizes, and surprises.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

October 14

Activity

Art Cart Totem Tales

1PM – 4PM
SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART, GALLERY 406, JOHN AND LINDA STEWART GALLERY

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. Learn how artist Luke Watson created a totem pole to tell a traditional story then create one from clay based on your own tales.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

November 11

Activity

Art Cart Collecting Curiosities

1PM – 4PM
SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART, GALLERY 317, SAM AND CONNIE PERKINS CENTRAL COURT

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. In 1917, art collector Sallie Casey Thayer donated her amazing collection of curious objects and works of art to the Spencer. Learn about her and create your own cabinet of curiosities.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

December 12

Activity

Finals in the Flex Space Study Breaks

1PM – 4PM
SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART, RM 320, FLEX SPACE

Take a break during finals for some art and coffee to calm the mind and energize your thinking.

Sponsored By: Student Advisory Board, Spencer Museum of Art

December 13

Activity

Finals in the Flex Space Study Breaks

1PM – 4PM
SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART, RM 320, FLEX SPACE

Take a break during finals for some art and coffee to calm the mind and energize your thinking.

Sponsored By: Student Advisory Board, Spencer Museum of Art

December 14

Activity

Finals in the Flex Space Study Breaks

1PM – 4PM
SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART, RM 320, FLEX SPACE

Take a break during finals for some art and coffee to calm the mind and energize your thinking.

Sponsored By: Student Advisory Board, Spencer Museum of Art