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 the museum's
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 of success.
The Wilcox Classical Museum and KU Natural History Museum are both a short walk away on the University of Kansas campus.
Foresman Spencer Museum of Art website
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