The Spencer Museum’s collection of more than 45,000 objects, vibrant exhibitions, and international artist-in-residence program offer a variety of engaging art experiences.
The Spencer Museum’s diverse collection, knowledgeable staff, and instructional spaces support research and education for all audiences.
The Spencer Museum offers two floors of galleries and educational spaces. We are open six days a week and admission is free.
The Spencer Museum offers a variety of programs and events to engage and inspire visitors of all ages and interests through visual art.
Supporting the Spencer Museum means contributing to high-quality exhibitions and programs and sustaining a world-class collection for all ages to enjoy.
Located on the University of Kansas campus, the Spencer Museum of Art is a vibrant cultural center that sparks curiosity, inspires creativity, and creates connections among people through art.
November 9, 2017
KU announces participation in national public art project; Yoko Ono piece now displayed on campus
November 9, 2017
Fellowship dialogue to explore intersections of paleontology, sculpting
August 27, 2017
Monuments of a different type honor civil rights heroes at Lawrence exhibition
August 25, 2017
KU announces 2017 Common Work of Art
August 7, 2017
New Interactive Program to Help Museum Visitors Use Data to Explore Artworks
June 15, 2017
French Lessons for a New Republic
June 14, 2017
In Downtown Lawrence, Artists Bring A Demolished Mural Back To Life
June 1, 2017
Data Visualization And Storytelling Around Museum Collections Using APIs
May 11, 2017
New version of demolished ‘Pollinators’ mural to be painted downtown
April 5, 2017
Two KU projects win international architecture awards
March 31, 2017
The Arts in Kansas Depend on Federal Aid
March 7, 2017
At the Spencer, surprises from new Asian artists
February 27, 2017
Ironing boards with a message: Common Work of Art creator speaks Wednesday at KU
February 23, 2017
Spencer Museum to host teachers’ workshops exploring race in American education
February 3, 2017
Midwest Traveler: Lawrence is Kansas' cultural oasis