Several cameras that appear to be futuristic are poised to look straight on a the viewer

knowledges

Sam and Connie Perkins Central Court, 317; Dolph Simons Family Gallery, 316; Estelle S. and Robert A. Long Ellis Foundation Gallery, 315

knowledges presents work that contributes to academic inquiry while reflecting on the many ways we create knowledges—exactly the kinds of experiences an academic museum is uniquely positioned to facilitate. The title is intentionally lowercase and plural to emphasize that knowledge production does not only occur in scholarly publications, laboratories, and lecture halls, but can also be a product of our diverse experiences in the world. In this spirit, the Spencer Museum of Art commissioned four contemporary artists to make work that corresponds to four different areas of research supported by its Integrated Arts Research Initiative: data visualization, immigration, social histories, and ecologies. The artists creating work in conversation with these areas of research are Assaf Evron, Danielle Roney, Fatimah Tuggar, and Andrew Yang, respectively. This exhibition and related programming is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation funded through the Integrated Arts Research Initiative (IARI), the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Linda Inman Bailey Exhibitions Fund, and the KU Research Investment Council.