Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Events

  • Civic Leader and Art Collector: Sallie Casey Thayer and an Art Museum for KU
  • Lecture
  • 12/14/2017
  • 10:00-11:00
  • The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
  • Host: Spencer Museum of Art
Event Description
A hundred years ago, Kansas City philanthropist Sallie Casey Thayer donated her extensive collection to the KU, forming the basis for what is today the Spencer Museum of Art’s collection. Celka Straughn, Director of Academic Programs, discusses this eclectic collection, from Japanese prints and American paintings to sumptuous textiles, ancient artifacts, and even valentines. This series of informal gallery talks is designed for senior citizens but open to everyone.