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.

February 18

Activity

ART CART STORY ZINES

1PM – 4PM
Spencer Museum of Art, 401 Loo Gallery

Learn the tale of the Japanese wolves that inspired Konoike Tomoko’s "Donning Animal Skins and Braided Grass", then create your own story on a folded paper zine. Our friends from the Natural History Mususem will join us with some specimens from their collection. The Art Cart is a free 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: Spencer Museum of Art

February 23

Activity

ARTISTS UNITE!

4PM – 5PM
Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont Street

Join Spencer staff for an hour of fun and creativity with our friends at the Lawrence Public Library! For ages 8–11. Registration required. For more information, visit the Library’s website at lplks.org.

Sponsored By: Lawrence Public Library

March 25

Activity

ART CART CLOTHING CLUES

1PM – 4PM
Spencer Museum of Art, Michaelis Gallery

Explore how clothing, adornment, and hairstyles can give clues about people in works of art. Look closely at several portraits, then create decorative figures of your own using the materials provided. The Art Cart is a free 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: Spencer Museum of Art

April 22

Activity

ART CART EARTH WITHOUT ART IS “EH

1PM – 4PM
Spencer Museum of Art, 405 Michaelis Gallery

Join in a citywide celebration of Earth Day! Learn how to create a colorful woven food covering from plastic bags and wire. The Art Cart is a free 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: Spencer Museum of Art

May 06

Activity

KITE FESTIVAL

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

This community event commemorates the Hamamatsu Kite Festival that occurs each May in Japan. People of all ages are invited to learn about the history and culture of kite making.

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

May 20

Activity

ART CART CUPS AND SAUCERS

1PM – 4PM
Spencer Museum of Art, 406 Stewart Gallery

Take inspiration from the many teacups and ceramics on display in the Intersections gallery and create your own from mixed media. The Art Cart is a free 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: Spencer Museum of Art