Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


  • Empire of Things
  • 15-Oct-2016 - 31-Dec-2019
  • Gallery 401, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

Why do we collect things? Where do the prized objects and artwork in museums come from? Empire of Things asks these questions and more by exploring the relationships among objects, the people who made them, and the people who collected, studied, and displayed them. The exhibition includes a range of artworks, including architectural fragments, ceramics, jewelry, furniture, paintings, and sculpture.