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Plan Your Visit

We currently have limited open hours for our Brosseau Learning Center and Goddard Study Center. 

When is the Museum open?

  • The Museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10AM to 5PM. This is primarily to serve KU classes, but the building is also open to the public.
  • We will add evening and weekend hours later this fall when the exhibition Debut opens in mid-October.

What is on view?

  • Currently the only gallery that is open is our Brosseau Learning Center. This gallery has small installations related to the studies of KU classes that change out every few weeks.
  • Beginning August 27, we will once again offer our Open Fridays program, which allows visitors to drop in to our Goddard Study Center and request to view works on paper from storage. The hours are 10AM to 12PM and 1PM to 5PM.

Why aren’t more galleries open?

  • We are currently in the middle of exciting renovations and a complete reinstallation of our fourth-floor collection galleries. Work on these galleries will continue into 2022, but some of our third-floor galleries will open later this fall.

Do I need a reservation?

  • We are not requiring reservations at this time.
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Visitor Guidelines

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Please review our guidelines before you visit and contact us if you have any questions or to request a reasonable accommodation.

Health & Safety

  • All visitors over the age of 2 must wear a face mask covering their nose and mouth at all times. KU policy requires masks be worn in all campus buildings regardless of vaccination status. Free disposable masks are available at our Welcome Desk.
  • Visitors should maintain a distance of at least 6 feet between themselves and other parties.
  • Our lockers and coat room are not currently open. Backpacks, purses, bags, coats, and water bottles may be stored on tables located outside the galleries if necessary.
  • Food and drink are not permitted in the Museum.


  • Free parking is available in Lot 91 behind the Museum on weekends. Paid parking is available nearby on weekdays. Learn more on our Directions & Parking page.

Sketching & Photography

  • Pencils are the only writing utensils allowed in the galleries. We do not currently have clipboards or writing boards available.
  • We welcome non-flash photography for personal use and with the expectation that images will be used in a way that is consistent with the rights of the artists. Selfie sticks are not allowed. Tripods and other professional equipment are prohibited without advance permission.

KU Policies

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Health & Safety Requirements

All members of the KU community, including visitors, must follow these health requirements while on campus.

Tobacco Free KU

The KU Lawrence campus prohibits smoking, tobacco products, and electronic smoking devices. For more information read the full University policy.

Concealed Carry

As part of The University of Kansas, the Spencer Museum of Art is subject to the Kansas Personal and Family Protection Act, in effect from July 1, 2017. For questions concerning concealed carry on campus, please refer to the University of Kansas Concealed Carry website.