Events Calendar

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

April 02

Talk

Up Close American Dream

2PM – 3:30PM
SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART, GALLERY 318, JACK AND LAVON BROSSEAU CENTER FOR LEARNING

Join Spencer Director of Academic Programs Celka Straughn and KU students Kassandra Valles and Gabby Ale-Ebrahim for a discussion about "The American Dream" through a range of artistic interpretations. American Dream is organized in conjunction with the KU Common Book, Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, and features the KU Common work of Art from the Beauties series by Willie Cole. Informal and intimate, Up Close gallery talks reveal the personal stories behind exhibitions.

April 26

Talk

Up Close The Power and Pleasure of Possessions in Korean Painted Screens

5:30PM – 6:30PM
SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART, GALLERY 315, ESTELLE S. AND ROBERT A. LONG ELLIS FOUNDATION GALLERY, SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART, GALLERY 316, DOLPH SIMONS FAMILY GALLERY

Delve into the exhibition The Power and Pleasure of Possessions in Korean Painted Screens with Spencer Curator Kris Ercums and learn about the recent conservation of a Korean screen in the Museum's collection. Informal and Intimate, Up Close gallery talks reveal the personal stories behind exhibitions.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

May 18

Talk

Up Close A Wry Eye: Witty, Sardonic, and Ironic Work by Contemporary Printmakers

5:30PM – 6:30PM
SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART, GALLERY 317, SAM AND CONNIE PERKINS CENTRAL COURT

Celebrate International Musseum Day and see this exhibition through the eyes of Spencer Curator Stephen Goddard to discover a group of printmakers who have combined elements of self-scrutiny, playfulness with a dash of the sinister, and wit with a sense of danger in their work. Informal and intimate, Up Close gallery talks reveal the personal stories behind exhibitions.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art