Events Calendar

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

April 13

Talk

Senior Session Andrew Wyeth's Christina's World

10AM – 11AM
307 RECEPTION ROOM

David Cateforis, professor of American art and modern and contemporary art, and chair of the KU Department of Art History, explores the story behind Andrew Wyeth's signature painting, Christina's World, as well as the reasons for its popularity and its status as the defining work of Wyeth's career, which was marked by an unusual combination of public acclaim and critical scorn.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

April 27

Talk

Senior Session The Power and Pleasure of Possessions in Korean Painted Screens

10AM – 11AM
SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART, GALLERY 316, DOLPH SIMONS FAMILY GALLERY

Kris Ercums, curator of Asian and global contemporary art, discusses the traveling exhibition of Korean screens called chaekgeori.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

May 11

Talk

Senior Session Heart of the Andes: Alexander von Humboldt's Science in the art of Frederic Edwin Church

10AM – 11AM
SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART, RM 307, RECEPTION ROOM

Frank Baron, retired professor of German language and literature, discusses how renowned 19th-century scientist Alexander von Humboldt's work inspired the Hudson River School artist, Frederic Edwin Church, to paint a comprehensive view of nature, resulting in his painting Heart of the Andes.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

May 25

Talk

Senior Session Mary Huntoon: Topeka painter, print maker, art therapist, author, administrator, lecturer, and teacher

10AM – 11AM
SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART, GALLERY 318, JACK AND LAVON BROSSEAU CENTER FOR LEARNING

Mary Huntoon, Topeka's own Renaissance woman, and some of her prints are the topic of this program presented by Spencer Museum docent and art historian Sharyn Brooks Katzman.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art