Events Calendar

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

February 23

Activity

Read Across Lawrence Outsider Art

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

Create works of art inspired by self-taught artists. During this event, you can try your hand at making plaster assemblages and blind contour drawings as part of the Read Across Lawrence program.

Sponsored By: Lawrence Public Library, Spencer Museum of Art

March 10

Activity

Art Cart Textile Printing

1PM – 4PM
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. Explore a selection of 20th-century African art and create patterned textile designs inspired by Mali textiles.

April 21

Activity

Art Cart Gel Printing with Plants

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 in Big Botany. Create prints inspired by plants and experiment with a gel printing technique with staff members from the Spencer and KU’s Natural History Museum.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art, Natural History Museum

May 19

Activity

Art Cart Nature vs Machine Drawings

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. In conjunction with the exhibition Big Botany, staff from KU’s Natural History Museum join us to create drawings that depict the differences between the organic and non-organic world.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art, Natural History Museum

May 24

Activity

Art Cart At Large Pollinators

10AM – 12PM
THE PANORAMA, NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, DYCHE HALL, 1345 JAYHAWK BLVD

Join Spencer staff for an Art Cart at Large at KU Natural History Museum’s Discovery Day. We’ll explore pollination and pollinators in both art and science.

Sponsored By: Natural History Museum, Spencer Museum of Art