Events Calendar

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

July 25

Activity

Kidsapalooza: Unplugged Art

2PM – 3PM
LAWRENCE PUBLIC LIBRARY, 707 VERMONT ST

Join Spencer Museum of Art staff as we unplug and create art inspired by music and the outdoors at this Kidsapalooza program for 5- and 6-year-olds at the Lawrence Public Library.

Sponsored By: Lawrence Public Library, Spencer Museum of Art

July 28

Activity

Art Cart Abstract Assemblages

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. Explore contemporary sculpture and create a three-dimensional work of art with mixed media.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

August 20

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 drop by and collect posters and postcards from the Spencer Museum of Art. There will also be KU trivia and prizes.

Sponsored By: Office of First-Year Experience, KU Housing, Spencer Student Advisory Board, Spencer Museum of Art

August 22

Activity

Hawk Week Tell Your Tale: Art Journals and Story Quilts

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

Got a story to tell? Join the Spencer Museum of Art in creating your very own story quilt, art journal, or both! Story quilts and art journals are great ways to share or create your personal story through cloth and decorative paper. Choose from Spencer Museum designs or create your own that are unique to you and your story. Drop in and stay to create, chat and explore the galleries at your convenience. Materials will be provided for both activities.

Sponsored By: Office of First-Year Experience, Spencer Student Advisory Board, Spencer Museum of Art

August 25

Activity

Art Cart Kansas Prairie Collage

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

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 photographs of Kansas farmland and create a multimedia collage of the Kansas Prairie.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

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.