University of Kansas
1301 Mississippi Street
Lawrence, Kansas 66045
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10AM - 5PM
Saturday & Sunday 12 - 5PM
Thursday: 10AM - 8PM
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Spencer Museum of Art - Lawrence, Kansas
The Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art in Lawrence,
Kansas has seven galleries which display selections from the University
of Kansas permanent collection of more than 25,000 works of art. Special
exhibitions are displayed in four additional galleries. During the school
year, the Spencer Museum of Art offers workshops and art lectures almost
every day of the week.
Thursday is the busiest day at the Spencer Museum of Art.
The galleries are open until 8PM, and a changing schedule of films, musical
performances, and lectures are offered at 7. During lunch during the academic
year, from 12:15-12:45, enjoy a brief, focused discussion of an exhibition
or work of art.
Walk-Ins Welcome Fridays - The Spencer Museum
has a print room that is not open to the public. It includes etchings by
Kiki Smith, photographs by Aaron Siskind and many other items. Each Friday
the Spencer opens its Print Room for requests to view items from 10am -
12pm & 1pm - 4pm. The Print Room is located on the south hallway off
I like the Spencer Museum of Art, but don't always agree
with the decisions that have been made about how to exhibit the art. Several
"innovative" exhibition techniques have been tried, with various levels
The Wilcox Classical
Museum and KU Natural History Museum
are both a short walk away on the University of Kansas campus.
17th & 18th Century Europe Gallery
Alpha-Omega: Water Tower #5 by Richard W. Mawdsley
Each of the artifacts in this display is arranged with a question intended
to interest and prepare visitors for more
During my most recent visit to the Spencer Museum, an entire gallery
was devoted to
Robert Tuttle water colors on ruled loose leaf notebook paper
Violet Persian Set with Red Lip Wraps by Dale Chihuly is better
lighted, but visitors have
to go find a notebook and look up the work to even find out who created
Works by two famous regional artists.
Top: sketch for Tragic Prelude by John Steuart Curry.
Bottom: The Ballad of the Jealous Lover of Lone Green Valley by
Thomas Hart Benton.
Faberge and 19th Century European Jewelry donated by University of
The Bedazzler by Patrick Dougherty was built from silver maple, roughleaf
dogwood & hackberry saplings in 2009
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