Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


  • Media and Communication in the Spencer Museum of Art
  • Adult Class
  • 5/25/2010
  • 15:30-17:00
  • Spencer Museum of Art
  • Host: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Spencer Museum of Art
Event Description
What kinds of messages do objects in the art museum communicate? How do the media - paint, wood, clay, video - shape the message? Join Celka Straughn, Director of Academic Programs for the Spencer Museum of Art as we examine several works in the Spencer Museum of Art's wide ranging collection in terms of the objects' different meanings and the media with which they are made. We will also consider questions of audience, place and the different social-historical contexts which impact the objects and the ways in which they communicate meaning.