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.

April 19

Activity

OPEN FRIDAYS

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

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.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

April 26

Activity

OPEN FRIDAYS

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

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.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

April 27

Activity

ART CART CREATING WITH CLAY

1PM – 4PM
Spencer Museum of Art, 409 Lee Study Center

Explore the wall of ceramics in our Stewart Gallery, and create your own artwork from Model Magic clay. This drop-in activity station rolls into the galleries each month for children and grown-ups to create hands-on art projects together, taking inspiration from original art on view.

May 03

Activity

OPEN FRIDAYS

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

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.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

May 04

Activity

KITE FESTIVAL: THE ART AND PHYSICS OF FLIGHT

1PM – 4PM
Spencer Museum of Art, Reece Memorial Plaza

Co-hosted with the Center for East Asian Studies, our annual Kite Festival provides an opportunity for families to learn about the physics of kites and the art and culture of East Asia. This year, we also celebrate Children’s Day, a national holiday in Japan and South Korea. Learn about how kites are made and decorate your own, enjoy a selection of kite-related art, learn about the wind and make a paper airplane, or create a kabuto (Japanese helmet). In case of inclement weather, the Festival will take place in the first floor of the Kansas Union.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art , Center for East Asian Studies

May 10

Activity

OPEN FRIDAYS

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

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.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

May 14

Activity

TEXTILE TUESDAYS

1PM – 3PM
Spencer Museum of Art, 409 Lee Study Center

Drop by the Lee Study Center on the second Tuesday of the month to experience different textiles from our collection. In May, celebrate spring flowers with 17th- and 18th-century French textiles. Come back to see different rotations each month.

May 18

Activity

ART CART JACOB LAWRENCE IN SHAPES AND COLORS

1PM – 4PM
Spencer Museum of Art, 317 Perkins Central Court

Celebrate International Museum Day with the Spencer! Take inspiration from works of Jacob Lawrence and create your own collage. This drop-in activity station rolls into the galleries each month for children and grown-ups to create hands-on art projects together, taking inspiration from original art on view.