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Spencer Museum of Art

STEAM: Renaissance Science

On Wednesday, September 20th from 4-5 PM, we’ll explore the amazing scientists and artists of the Renaissance in this creative program led by the Spencer Museum of Art in the Auditorium! Program is for ages 7-11. Registration requested. Register at the children’s desk or call 785-843-3833.

Kidsapalooza: Upcycled Art

Take everyday recyclables from drab to fab! On Wednesday, July 19th from 2-3 PM in the Auditorium, the Spencer Museum of Art will join us in creating amazing art from recycled items! Program is for ages 5-6. Register: 785-843-3833 or at Library Chidren’s Desk.

Exploratorium: Recycled Art!

Give bottle caps, cardboard, milk jugs, and more a second life! On Monday, July 17th from 2-3 PM in the Auditorium, the Spencer Museum of Art will join us for this inventive program. Program is for ages 7-11. Register: 785-843-3833 or at Library Chidren’s Desk.

IMAGE: Mandala 6 by Hillerbrand+Magsamen (http://www.hillerbrandmagsamen.com/)

Art Carnaval

From farms to Fabergé, eggs and chickens will inspire this program lead by the Spencer Museum of Art on Wednesday, Feb 15 from 4-5 PM in the Readers’ Theater. Program is for Ages 7-11!

Temporal Turn, Turn, Turn

The Spencer Museum of Art recently underwent a transformative renovation that lasted eighteen months and celebrated with a grand re-opening weekend in October. This reinvigoration was more than cosmetic; it was necessary. The museum upgraded nearly 30,000 square feet —further details can be found on their website.

After dedicating great energy to time and space, the Spencer is prepared for their new exhibition, Temporal Turn: Art & Speculation in Contemporary Asia. The museum offers an eloquent summary: “Temporal Turn explores a rich mosaic of ideas about time and history from a generation of contemporary artists grounded in what has been dubbed the ‘Asian Century.’” It incorporates an impressive cohesion of works of 26 different artists from Asia, four of whom were in residence at the Spencer: Rohini Devasher (India), Jaeyoung Park (South Korea), Sahej Rahal (India), and Tomoko Konoike (Japan).

There are five themes to the exhibit—Pulse, The Edge of Infinity, Mythopoeia, Human/Posthuman/Inhuman, and Anthropocene—that unify this collective effort and its multiple literary references. The Spencer’s expansive catalog for Temporal Turn also contains two contributions from KU: short story “The Empress Jingū Fishes” by Kij Johnson, Assistant Professor of Fiction Writing, along with the piece “Time, Space, and Physics” by Philip Baringer, Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy. Read More..

Art Cart: Collagraph Prints

Explore the technique of Collagraph printmaking on Saturday, September 24th from 1 PM to 4 PM! Create colorful designs arranged collage-style, coat with tempera paint and then transfer to paper all in the Readers’ Theater. You can also pick up our Spencer Museum of Art Collection Cards at the event. The Art Cart is a drop-in art activity station where families and other groups can enjoy hands-on art projects together, taking inspiration from original artworks from the Spencer’s Classroom Collection. Sponsored by Spencer Museum of Art.

 

Kidsapalooza: Art Party with The Spencer!

WED | Jun 15 | 2-3 PM | Auditorium | Ages 5-6

Let’s get messy with the Spencer Museum of Art’s outreach team. Action painting, extreme drawing, and plenty of fun facts on how making art can be a physical activity. Repeat: messy. Registration required. Call (785) 843-3833 or register in person at the Children’s Desk.

Exploratorium: Action Art!

MON | Jun 13 | 2-3 PM | Auditorium | Ages 7-11

The Spencer Museum of Art will lead this athletic artmaking session. We’ll channel painter Jackson Pollock and other artists in this creative program. Registration required. Call (785) 843-3833 or register in person at the Children’s Desk.

Spencer Art Cart: Just Add Water

SAT | Mar 12 | 1:30-4:30 PM | Readers’ Theater

Kids and families: Create a pencil drawing and watch it transform when you add water!

The SMA Art Cart is a drop-in art activity station where families and other groups can enjoy hands-on art projects together, taking inspiration from original artworks in the Spencer Museum of Art Classroom Collection.

Image Courtesy of the Spencer Museum of Art: Gift of Charles L. Marshall, 1992.0126.


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