Senior Session The Path to Pop: Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg

09/22/2016 | 10:00–11:00am

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, St. Andrews Office Facility, 1515 St. Andrews Dr

Professor Ann Wiklund, Johnson County Community College, discusses the collaborations between Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg, two artists who redefined the boundaries of art in the 1950s and 60s.This series of informal gallery talks is designed for senior citizens but open to everyone.

Sponsored by: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Spencer Museum of Art


Art Cart At Large Collagraph Prints

09/24/2016 | 1:00–4:00pm

Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St

The Art Cart is a drop-in art activity station where families and groups can enjoy hands-on art projects together, taking inspiration from original artworks in our Classroom Collection. Spend an afternoon with Spencer Museum staff and explore the technique of Collagraph printmaking. Create colorful collage designs, coat with paint, then transfer to paper.

Sponsored by: Lawrence Public Library, Spencer Museum of Art


Art Cart At Large The Art of Gesture

10/08/2016 | 1:00–4:00pm

Theatre Lawrence, 4660 Bauer Farm Dr

The Art Cart is a drop-in activity station designed for families and other groups to enjoy hands-on art projects together, taking inspiration from original artworks in our Classroom Collection. Discover the appeal of gesture in the visual and theater arts and create 3-D wire figures.

Sponsored by: Theatre Lawrence, Spencer Museum of Art


Senior Session The Art of Chinese Calligraphy

10/13/2016 | 10:00–11:00am

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, St. Andrews Office Facility, 1515 St. Andrews Dr

KU Professor of Chinese Art Amy McNair discusses works of calligraphy by 94-year-old Suzhou master Li Heyun and how to appreciate this ancient artform.

Sponsored by: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Spencer Museum of Art


Senior Session Photography Now: Why it Matters

10/27/2016 | 10:00–11:00am

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, St. Andrews Office Facility, 1515 St. Andrews Dr

Retired lawyer and art historian Don Sloan presents work by leading contemporary photographers and discusses how it differs from photography of eras gone by.

Sponsored by: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Spencer Museum of Art


Senior Session Theatrical Scenic Design: An Historical Perspective

11/10/2016 | 10:00–11:00am

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, St. Andrews Office Facility, 1515 St. Andrews Dr

KU Professor of Theatre and head of the scenography program Mark Reaney traces the origins and evolution of theatrical scenic design.

Sponsored by: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Spencer Museum of Art


Outreach Tails and Traditions Family Festival

12/03/2016 | 12:00–3:00pm

Watkins Museum of History, 1047 Massachusetts St

Visit the Watkins Museum to create and celebrate holiday traditions with your family at this free annual event. The Spencer Museum will be on hand to lead a special art activity.

Sponsored by: Watkins Community Museum of History, Spencer Museum of Art


Senior Session German Artistic Identity During and After World War II

12/08/2016 | 10:00–11:00am

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, St. Andrews Office Facility, 1515 St. Andrews Dr

Spencer Museum Collections Intern Shannon Sweeney examines how German and Austrian artists were forced to abandon their work or flee their homes during WWII and also how artists emerging after the war responded to a fractured Germany.

Sponsored by: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Spencer Museum of Art


Outreach Exploratorium: Recycled Art!

07/17/2017 | 2:00–3:00pm

Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St

Give bottle caps, cardboard, milk jugs, and more a second life! Join Spencer Museum of Art staff for this inventive program. An Exploratorium program for 7-11 year olds at the Lawrence Public Library.

Sponsored by: Lawrence Public Library, Spencer Museum of Art


Outreach Kidsapalooza: Recycled Art!

07/19/2017 | 2:00–3:00pm

Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St

Join Spencer Museum of Art staff as we turn trash to treasure! A Kidsapalooza program for 5 and 6 year olds at the Lawrence Public Library.

Sponsored by: Lawrence Public Library, Spencer Museum of Art


Outreach STEAM: Renaissance Science

09/20/2017 | 4:00–5:00pm

Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St

Explore the amazing scientists and artists of the Renaissance. Registration requested. Register at the children’s desk at the Lawrence Public Library or call 785-843-3833.

Sponsored by: Lawrence Public Library, Spencer Museum of Art


Activity Pollinators Mural Planting

09/30/2017 | 2:00–3:00pm

824 New Hampshire Street. Lawrence, KS

Join the Spencer Museum of Art in collaboration with the Kaw Valley Native Plant Coalition at a community event to plant native, pollinating plants in front of the recently completed Pollinators mural. Volunteers can take home a native plant while supplies last, and enjoy complimentary refreshments generously provided by The Merc Co+op. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, and bring your own trowel!

Sponsored by: Spencer Museum of Art, Kaw Valley Native Plant Coalition, The Merc Co+op


Outreach Tails and Traditions Family Festival

12/02/2017 | 10:00–2:00pm

Watkins Museum of History, 1047 Massachusetts St

Visit the Watkins Museum to create and celebrate holiday traditions with your family at this free annual event. The Spencer Museum will be on hand to lead a special art activity.

Sponsored by: Watkins Museum of History


Outreach Teen Zone Expanded

12/06/2017 | 2:00–5:00pm

Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St

Join Spencer Museum of Art staff in creating works of art inspired by Asian art and culture. Try your hand at creating electronic origami. Explore the technique of block printing, or add to a collaborative mosaic.

Sponsored by: Lawrence Public Library, Spencer Museum of Art


↓ Our next At Large event ↓

Art Cart At Large Kansas Day

01/28/2018 | 1:00–3:00pm

The Panorama, Natural History Museum, Dyche Hall, 1345 Jayhawk Blvd

Join Spencer staff for an Art Cart at Large at the KU Natural History Museum’s Discovery Day. We’ll explore all things Kansas in celebration of Kansas Day.

Sponsored by: Natural History Museum, Spencer Museum of Art


Read Across Lawrence Outsider Art

02/23/2018 | 2:00–3:00pm

Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St

Explore the incredible world of Outsider Art with the Spencer Museum. We'll look at the amazing work of self-taught artists and create work inspired by them. We'll make some animal-themed self-portraits, like Auggie did in this year’s Read Across Lawrence book Wonder. Designed for kids age 7–11.

Sponsored by: Lawrence Public Library, Spencer Museum of Art


Read Across Lawrence Outsider Art

02/23/2018 | 4:00–5:00pm

Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St

Create works of art inspired by self-taught artists. During this event, you can try your hand at making plaster assemblages and blind contour drawings as part of the Read Across Lawrence program.

Sponsored by: Lawrence Public Library, Spencer Museum of Art


Art Cart At Large Pledges of Allegiance

02/24/2018 | 1:00–2:00pm

Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St

The Art Cart is rolling over to the Library for a special edition designed for adults of all ages. Drop by to craft your own flag inspired by a selection of Mr. Browne’s precepts from the book Wonder by R.J. Palacio and examples of flags from the Pledges of Allegiance public art project on view outside Spooner Hall, then draft a personal pledge articulating what it stands for.

Sponsored by: The Commons, Lawrence Public Library, Spencer Museum of Art