Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


Conversation XIX: Phases: Multinational Works, 1900 to Now
  • Conversation XIX: Phases: Multinational Works, 1900 to Now
  • 24-Jun-2014 - 05-Apr-2015
  • Gallery 405, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

In this exhibition, the Conversation alcoves showcase 37 examples of the Spencer’s collection of 20th- and 21st-century painting and sculpture. The works in Conversation XIX: Phases take the viewer through a century of artistic innovation and adaptation to a swiftly-changing world. Included in the group from the first half of the 20th century are a rare reverse-glass painting by Gabrielle Münter made circa 1910, a Cubist oil painting by Jeanne Rij-Rousseau, and Norman Rockwell’s original Facts of Life illustration, created for the cover of the Saturday Evening Post in 1951. The alcove with more recent works features Chris Pappan’s politically-charged painting Displaced Peoples 2, Richard Mawdsley’s sumptuous sterling silver Alpha-Omega: Water Tower #5, three paintings from the Vogel Collection, and Kay WalkingStick’s Winter Flight.