Events Calendar

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

March 12

Talk

SENIOR SESSION PAST PRESENCE

10:15AM – 11:15AM
SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART, KEMPER FAMILY FOUNDATIONS BALCONY, 408

Sara Stepp, a PhD candidate in art history and curatorial intern at the Spencer Museum, offers insights into the ways that artists reckon with, reflect on, deconstruct, and reimagine history to make connections between the past and the present. Senior Sessions are designed for senior citizens but open to everyone.

March 26

Talk

SENIOR SESSION PROVOCATIVE PERFORMANCES

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

Spencer Curator Kris Ercums explores the role of performance in Roger Shimomura’s artistic practice. In addition to showing digital recordings of performances, Ercums discusses connections with paintings, prints, theatrical props, and ephemera on display. Senior Sessions are designed for senior citizens but open to everyone.

April 09

Talk

SENIOR SESSION

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

Join Spencer Curator Kate Meyer to explore three different variations of John James Audubon’s iconic series "The Birds of America" exhibited in "Audubon in the Anthropocene: Works by Matthew Day Jackson." Senior Sessions are designed for senior citizens but open to everyone.

April 23

Talk

SENIOR SESSION FRAGMENTS OF ANTIQUITY

10:15AM – 11:15AM

Join Spencer educator Rachel Straughn-Navarro to learn about the original context and symbolism of an Egyptian relief fragment showing a hunting scene on the Nile. Senior sessions are designed for senior citizens but open to everyone.

May 14

Talk

SENIOR SESSION MAKING AND DESIGNING JAPANESE TEA WARES

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

Join Rachel Quist, intern for Asian art, for a discussion of Japanese ceramics in the Spencer Museum collection. This talk focuses on the techniques used in making Japanese tea wares as well as the aesthetics that inform their design. Senior Sessions are designed for senior citizens but open to everyone.

May 28

Talk

SENIOR SESSION EXPRESSIONISM IN GERMANY

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

What is Expressionism? Join Celka Straughn, director of public practice, education, and research to delve into the national, political, colonial, religious, and social factors at play in the development and understandings of this art form across the 20th century in Germany. Senior Sessions are designed for senior citizens but open to everyone.