Events Calendar

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

July 20

Activity

ART CART DARUMA DOLLS

1PM – 3:30PM
SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART, KEMPER FAMILY FOUNDATIONS BALCONY, 408

Learn about the legendary Buddhist monk Daruma and the power of meditation and create a Daruma figure from mixed media. 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.

August 17

Activity

ART CART STACKED SYMBOLS

1PM – 3:30PM
SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART, JOHN AND LINDA STEWART GALLERY, 406

Learn about a totem pole created by artist Luke Watson and build a tower of symbols from clay that tells a story. Staff members from KU’s Natural History Museum will bring specimens that can be found on the totem pole. 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.

Sponsored By: Natural History Museum

September 14

Activity

ART CART COMIC BOOK COLLAGE

1PM – 3:30PM
SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART, SAMUEL H. KRESS FOUNDATION GALLERY, 407

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. Learn about a moment in history between the Cochiti Pueblo people of New Mexico and Spanish Conquistadores, and explore comic book styles of storytelling to create visual conversations through collage.

October 19

Activity

ART CART LIGHT IT UP!

1PM – 3:30PM
SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART, DOLPH SIMONS FAMILY GALLERY, 316

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. Experience the wonder of work by artist Danielle Roney in the exhibition knowledges and create your own freestanding light sculpture.

November 23

Activity

ART CART HOME-HOLDER

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

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 a mixed-media “home-holder” by using materials to visualize what home means to you.