LASR.net Homepage




Menu

Museum of Anthropology


category : Museums
Museum of Anthropology The Museum of Anthropology focuses on people from around the world, how they make their living, how they communicate and get along with one another and what they believe. The museum's extensive collections, which have accumulated since the turn of the century, now include nearly two million items. The museum is recognized for ethnic and folk art creations from the Americas and Africa, as well as prehistoric archaelological artifacts from the Midwestern United States.

Annual exhibit offerings include the nationally recognized Lawrence Indian Arts Show juried competition in September and October; and "Los Dias de los Muertos," the Mexican Days of the Dead festival in November. In addition, a variety of short-term exhibits are presented each year.

Located on the first floor, adjacent to the exhibit galleries in Spooner Hall, the Museum Gift Shop displays a variety of traditional and contemporary art and craft items reflective of the Museum's multi-cultural orientation and collections.

Today, the anthropology collections remain in Spooner for use by scholars and students. The ethnographic collections have joined the Spencer Museum of Art. The Archaeological Research Center and its collections are a unit within the Biodiversity Institute.


Admission: Admission is free. Donations appreciated, $4 Adults, $2 Students, Children under 5, free.
Hours: Monday - Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, 1:00-5:00 p.m. Closed on some holidays.
Address: Located in Spooner Hall at the corner of 14th and Jayhawk Boulevard on the main campus of the University of Kansas.
Phone: 785-864-4245
Fax: 785-864-5243
Our Website:www.spencerart.ku.edu/
Handicapped Accessible. Parking in lot near Memorial Stadium

Come visit us in Lawrence, Kansas

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Lied Center at the University of Kansas

The University of Kansas' $14.3 million performing arts center will enthrall you with Broadway favorites, magical family entertainment, breathtaking dance and elegant music. Ranked by International Arts Manager Magazine as one of "The Top U.S. University Presenters,"

Lawrence, KS Arts

Opera House/Liberty Hall

Liberty Hall was rebuilt in 1911 as Bowersock Opera House after fire destroyed the original Liberty Hall. Renovated in the 1980

Lawrence, KS Historic Buildings

Hobbs Park Memorial

The Hobbs Park Memorial is a new public monument located in historic Old East Lawrence, which builds upon the community's abolitionist roots and reminds our state and nation of the viligance and sacrifice freedom requires. The monument is comprised of an 1860s masonry dwelling, the Murphy/

Lawrence, KS Memorials

Alvamar Golf and Country Club

Alvamar Golf and Country Club includes much more than golf. Excellent cuisine, tennis and swim club, fitness center and impressive native stone clubhouse along with two 18-hole championship golf courses and practice facility complete your club package.

Lawrence, KS Golf Courses

Douglas County Courthouse

The Douglas County Courthouse was built of native limestone in 1904. It was saved from demolition in the 1960s when a modern courthouse was built, and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is currently in use by the county.

Lawrence, KS Historic Courthouses

Things to do Museums near Lawrence, KS

Topeka Harley-Davidson Museum

The Harley-Davidson Museum features 30 rare Harley-Davidsons along with many pictures, tools and other collectibles. Yesterda...