Events Calendar

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

February 20

Activity

READ ACROSS LAWRENCE ART MAGIC

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

Explore themes of magic in the book A Tangle of Knots and create artwork inspired by optical illustions and magic as part of the Read Across Lawrence series. Designed for kids age 7–11.

Sponsored By: Lawrence Public Library, Spencer Museum of Art

February 23

Activity

ART CART AUSTRALIAN DREAMTIME PAINTING

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

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 traditional Australian Aboriginal bark painting and the belief of “Dreamtime,” then paint your own story with symbols and dots. The Art Cart is supported by Midco.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

March 23

Activity

ART CART PUZZLING PLACES

1PM – 3:30PM
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. Learn about artist Edgar Heap of Birds, and create a puzzle-like mixed media artwork with decorative paper that connects environmental and human elements in our world. The Art Cart is supported by Midco.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

May 18

Activity

ART CART PLANTS, LIZARDS, AND SNAKES

1PM – 3:30PM
SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART, LESTER "DUSTY" LOO GALLERY, 401

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. Celebrate International Museum Day with staff from the Spencer and KU Natural History Museum by learning about a 16th-century ceramic platter from France that is covered with plants and reptiles cast from real critters. Then create your own platter from clay. The Art Cart is supported by Midco.

Sponsored By: Natural History Museum, Spencer Museum of Art

May 24

Activity

DISCOVERY DAY: MARINE LIFE

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.

Sponsored By: Natural History Museum, Spencer Museum of Art

June 21

Activity

TEEN ZONE: LUNAR LANDSCAPES AND COSMIC FLOATS

2PM – 4PM
LAWRENCE PUBLIC LIBRARY, 707 VERMONT ST

Sip on a cosmic float while you journey to outer space. The Spencer Museum of Art will cover shape, texture, and color as you create a mixed media masterpiece depicting a lunar landscape or planetary surface.

Sponsored By: Lawrence Public Library