Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


  • Michael R. Grauer on My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys and Indians and Other Horror Stories of an Unorthodox Historian of Art (and other stuff)
  • Lecture
  • 10/24/2012
  • 17:15-18:15
  • Spencer Museum of Art
  • Host: Kress Foundation Department of Art History, Spencer Museum of Art
Event Description
The Kress Foundation Department of Art History presents the annual Franklin D. Murphy Distinguished Alumni Lecture, honoring Michael R. Grauer, Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs/Curator of Art at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. Michael received a double-major BFA from KU in painting and art history in 1983, then received a Smithsonian Internship at the National Museum of Art and an MA from Southern Methodist University. As curator at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, he has curated many exhibitions, including “Texas Impressionism: Branding with Brushtroke and Color, 1885-1935,” “Lone Star Still Lifes,” “A Running Fight: The Red River War in Art,” and “Urban Texas: Changing Images of an Evolving State.” In 2009, Michael received a Distinguished Service Award from the Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas. We are proud to welcome Michael back to KU, and hope that you will be able to attend the lecture and meet yet another of our outstanding alumni.