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

Stan Herd Earth Art

The Medicine Wheel earth art was designed by a Haskell art instructor and Haskell students and built by internationally known crop-artist, Stan Herd (also a Lawrencian). Crop art is a way of planting and growing crops to create a visual image, in this case the medicine wheel. Although a bird'

Lawrence, KS Arts

Kenneth Spencer Research Library

Designed for the preservation and use of rare materials, the Kenneth Spencer Research Library, on the University of Kansas campus, provides a home to some of the finest collections in North America. The library houses three major units:


Wilcox Classical Museum at Kansas University

Life-size plaster casts of ancient Greek and Roman sculpture and antiquities, such as vases and coins, are a part of this collection established in 1888

Lawrence, KS Museums

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

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'

Lawrence, KS Museums

Things to do Museums near Lawrence, KS

Truckhenge /Lessman Farm

We offer a little bit of everything - art, fishing, music events, etc. Many cities have zoos and parks. But, there is only o...

Topeka Harley-Davidson Museum

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