Events Calendar

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

September 12

Talk

SENIOR SESSION KNOWLEDGES

10:15AM – 11:15AM
SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART, SAM AND CONNIE PERKINS CENTRAL COURT, 317

Spencer Curator Joey Orr discusses ways of knowing and understanding through four major works created by artists-in-residence for the exhibition knowledges. Areas of focus include data visualization, immigration, social histories, and the natural sciences. Senior Sessions are designed for senior citizens but open to everyone.

September 26

Talk

SENIOR SESSION ART ON CAMPUS

10:15AM – 11:15AM
SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART, JACK AND LAVON BROSSEAU CENTER FOR LEARNING, 318

Join Director Saralyn Reece Hardy to discover the history and role of art across the KU Lawrence campus. Senior Sessions are designed for senior citizens but open to everyone.

October 10

Talk

SENIOR SESSION COMMON WORK OF ART

10:15AM – 11:15AM
SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART

Learn about KU’s Common Book and Common Work of Art program, a campus-wide initiative to build community and foster shared experiences and intellectual engagement. Spencer Curator Kate Meyer discusses this year’s Common Work of Art and related works that complement themes in this year’s Common Book, Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation. Senior Sessions are designed for senior citizens but open to everyone.

October 24

Talk

SENIOR SESSION FOUNDLING

10:15AM – 11:15AM
SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART, LARRY AND BARBARA MARSHALL FAMILY BALCONY, 404

PhD candidate in art history and former Spencer intern Pinyan Zhu discusses Foundling, a series of 100 portraits of children adopted from overseas created by artist Megan Rye, and related works of art from the Museum’s collection. The exhibition prompts questions about the meanings of home and immigrants’ civil rights. Senior Sessions are designed for senior citizens but open to everyone.

November 14

Talk

SENIOR SESSION JAPANESE PAPER AS OBJECT AND TOOL IN ART CONSERVATION

10:15AM – 11:15AM
SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART, JACK AND LAVON BROSSEAU CENTER FOR LEARNING, 318

Join Associate Conservator Jacinta Johnson for a discussion about the treatment of the iconic Japanese woodblock print The Great Wave Off Kanagawa by Katsushika Hokusai. Johnson will share how Japanese paper is made and discuss its important role in the field of art conservation. Senior Sessions are designed for senior citizens but open to everyone.