The Spencer Museum’s collection of more than 47,000 objects, vibrant exhibitions, and international artist-in-residence program offer a variety of engaging art experiences.
ARI - 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.
December 6, 2021
Spencer Museum receives $1.4M from Department of Education to help Kansas teachers bring art into their classrooms
October 20, 2021
Spencer Museum's annual Backyard Bash features student installations in Marvin Grove
October 13, 2021
Spencer Museum opens Oct. 15 with never before exhibited works
September 29, 2021
An update on the 'Native Hosts' artwork
September 10, 2021
Update on vandalism of artwork
August 23, 2021
KU Libraries, Spencer Museum present exhibition highlighting work of Kansas artist and art therapist Mary Huntoon
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
November 29, 2022
metaLAB exhibition in Kansas centers voices of formerly incarcerated women
August 9, 2022
A ‘sounding sculpture’ has been selected as KU’s Common Work of Art for new school year
July 20, 2022
A $3 million gift to KU's Spencer Museum aims to help artists and researchers answer 'big questions'
July 20, 2022
Spencer Museum of Art receives $3M gift to expand art and interdisciplinary research initiative
April 4, 2022
Mellon Foundation awards $5M grant to return sacred prayer rock to Kaw Nation, create public installation
February 21, 2022
Live performance event invites storytellers to engage with Black history, futures