Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


Dreams and Portals
  • Dreams and Portals
  • 21-Jun-2008 - 08-Sep-2008
  • Central Court, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

The summer display in the Central Court features selections from the permanent collection, including works that evoke dreams and ideas of place, near and far.

The works range in media from painting and watercolor to collage and drawing. Some will transport you to other places, such as the lyrical Blue Door (La Porte Bleue) by French artist Pierre Lesieur. Reflecting the artist’s travels to North Africa, this painting evokes the sea or an open door in a way that suggests a dream. Other highlights include photo-realist paintings, a newly acquired abstraction by Jim Leedy, and a spirited work based on the play A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare, made in 2001 by Tim Rollins + K.O.S. (Kids of Survival) in collaboration with children from Salina, Kansas.

Come let your mind wander and see what dreams you might recall, or what new perspective you might gain.