Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


  • Around the Cake: A Visual Confection by Wayne Thiebaud
  • Lecture
  • 11/9/2017
  • 10:00-11:00
  • The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
  • Host: Spencer Museum of Art
Event Description
Lauren R. Erickson, interim director for KU Marketing Communications, discusses Wayne Thiebaud’s delectable painting Around the Cake. Her talk considers the painting’s cultural context, including issues of domesticity, women's roles in mid-century homes, and American tastes for consumer culture whipped into its white-frosted layers. This series of informal gallery talks is designed for senior citizens but open to everyone.