The collection expanded significantly in 2007 when the Spencer Museum of Art assumed stewardship of approximately 8,500 ethnographic objects from the former University of Kansas Museum of Anthropology.
The Museum closed to the public in April of 2015 for the first major renovation since the building’s opening. The transformation includes an enlarged, light-filled lobby with a new flexible gathering space; expanded and enhanced teaching and learning spaces; increased storage for works on paper; improved access through an in-gallery elevator and staircase; and a two-story, floor-to-ceiling window overlooking historic Marvin Grove.
Saralyn Reece Hardy, Museum Director, invites you to, “Experience our transformed galleries, explore our redesigned website, or participate in our programs. However you choose to connect with us, astonishing possibilities await you.” Visitors seem to concur, one recently sharing this on Trip Advisor: “Art lovers should stop here! An interesting collection and well worth a visit. I am guessing way too many people in the area do not realize what a gem they have.”
We encourage you to plan your own visit to the Spencer very soon. Admission is free and the galleries are open daily except Monday. Visit their website, www.spencerart.ku.edu, for exact hours and more information.
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