Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


Talking Trees:Karen McCoy/Robert Carl
  • Talking Trees:Karen McCoy/Robert Carl
  • 16-Sep-2010 - 26-Oct-2011
  • Outdoor Sculpture Installation, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

The Spencer Museum of Art is collaborating with Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) professor and sculptor Karen McCoy and sound artist Robert Carl on a site-specific installation that will evoke spatial memories of the KU and KCAI campuses. The collaboration constitutes the Spencer Museum’s and KU’s contribution to a broad-based celebration of the 125th anniversary of KCAI, and it underscores the creative interplay between Kansas City and Lawrence. The project will take the form of listening stations connected to trees in Marvin Grove that will incorporate an auditory component that audiences will hear when they interact with the artwork. This project also features in the Spencer’s Glorious to View, an exhibition inspired by the Getty Foundation-funded Campus Heritage Project and the collective legacy of the KU community.