Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Events

Reopening Weekend
  • Reopening Weekend
  • Activity
  • 10/15/2016-10/16/2016
  • 10:00-19:00
  • The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
Multimedia
Event Description
We are throwing open our doors for all to see the Museum in a new light. Join us on our grand reopening day and explore our renovated spaces, discover newly reinstalled galleries, and take part in festivities that bring the building and works of art to life.

• 10–10:30AM Drumroll, please! The African Drum Ensemble at KU - ADEKU kicks off the festivities and a ribbon cutting ceremony created by the KU Textiles Studio heralds the beginning of a new era in the Museum’s history.
• 10AM–1PM Visit Pop Up Charlie's Drawing Exchange for a surprise sketch
• 11AM–1PM Enjoy free culinary creations while supplies last.
• 1–2PM Watch the KU Department of Dance demonstrate our new sprung floor with a site-specific improvisation.
• 1–4PM Take inspiration from works of art on view and create your own work of art to take home at the Art Cart.
• 2–4PM Be transformed into a work of art by Sister Act Face Painting.
• 2–4PM Let your imagination fly and make your own kite with artist Minh DuPha.
• 4–7PM Participate in Resonant Vessels, a cross-campus progressive concert commissioned by the Museum and performed by the KU Choirs that kicks off our new Integrated Arts Research Initiative. Details and tickets online at http://bit.ly/2bWoZlf.

THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND:
• Join one of our informal renovation or gallery tours offered each hour.
• Make your mark on Wonder Fair's "Lawrence Treasures Map."
• Discover what it’s like to put a museum back together and create your own paper masterpiece with artist Juniper Tangpuz's "Museum Master-pieces."
• Visit our new Study Center, the Museum’s portal to thousands of works not currently on view.
• Explore the anatomy of the building at our Renovation Station.
• Time travel through 99 years of Museum history with 99 artifacts from the Museum Archives.
• Enter to win a free Museum membership and other prizes.

FREE PARKING in Lot 91 behind the Museum and other lots on campus because it's the weekend!