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.
IARI Integrated Arts Research Initiative
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.
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.
July 6, 2021
Spencer Museum announces KU Common Work of Art for 2021-2022
June 4, 2021
KU receives 2 national humanities awards for projects focused on increasing diversity and access in visual and literary arts
May 10, 2021
Spencer Museum announces 2021 Brosseau Creativity Award Recipients
May 4, 2021
Spencer Museum extends public hours before closing for renovations on May 17
April 19, 2021
Spencer Museum hosts virtual event with MacArthur Fellows Janine Antoni, John Rich
April 12, 2021
Spencer Museum receives $20K from NEA to research exhibition on 'Bold Women'
March 31, 2021
KU researchers, students collaborate with artists and CERN on livestream performance April 8
March 9, 2021
Book presents new perspectives on Spencer Museum's founding collection
February 23, 2021
Five Questions with Spencer Museum of Art Curator Cassandra Mesick Braun
February 8, 2021
Spencer Museum opens Feb. 20 with exhibitions about the human body
December 27, 2020
Review of Joey Orr (Ed.) “Inquiries.”
November 17, 2020
En plein air: KU painting club continues to paint outside
November 11, 2020
Spencer Museum of Art’s 'Conference of the Birds' features student sculptures
November 5, 2020
Spencer Museum reopens for November; outdoor student exhibit also on display
May 12, 2020
Protecting art in college collections
May 11, 2020
Roger Shimomura: From studio art to performance art ace
May 8, 2020
What will become of interactive art when museums reopen?
April 17, 2020
Emergency relief fund set up to assist Kansas City artists
April 14, 2020
Spencer Museum of Art opens online art portal amid stay-at-home orders
April 8, 2020
With doors closed, campus museums and arts center offer creative ways to connect
March 11, 2020
In ‘Staging Shimomura,’ paintings meet performance art, offering fuller picture of Japanese American experience
February 28, 2020
Artist Pages | Matthew Day Jackson: ‘There Will Come Soft Rains’
February 27, 2020
Gallery Glance: “Staging Shimomura” at the Spencer Museum of Art
February 19, 2020
KU Ph.D. candidate curates new exhibit 'Past Presence' at Spencer Museum