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Spencer Museum of Art


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Spencer Museum of Art Seven galleries display selections from the permanent collection of over 17,000 works of art. Special exhibitions drawn from the collection for touring from other museums are displayed in four additional galleries.

Because the Museum serves as a resource for the teaching and study of art history, fine arts, and the humanities, the collection is comprehensive in nature. It spans the history of European, North American, and East Asian art. Areas of special strength include medieval art; European and American paintings, sculpture, and prints; photography; Japanese Edo-period painting and prints; and 20th-century Chinese painting.

More than half of the Western paintings and sculpture are on permanent exhibit. The much more numerous Western and Asian prints, drawings, photographs, and decorative arts, including the Spencer Museum's renowned quilt collection, are shown on a rotating basis in short-term, thematic exhibitions. Those objects not on view are available for scholarly examination by appointment.


Admission: Admission is free; donations are welcome.
Hours: Gallery hours: Tuesday, Friday, Saturday 10-4; Wednesday, Thursday 10-8; Sunday Noon-4; Monday closed. Closed major holidays.
Address: 1301 Mississippi St., West of the Kansas Union on Mississippi Street.
Phone: 785-864-4710
Fax: 785-864-3112
Our Email: spencerart@ku.edu
Our Website:www.spencerart.ku.edu
The Spencer Museum of Art invites everyone, individually or in groups, to enjoy the enriching exhibitions spanning the history of world art. Brochures throughout the Museum allow individuals to create self-guided tours. Groups of ten or more must make reservations two to three weeks in advance for a guided tour. Unguided groups should also make an appointment for their visit to ensure that there is adequate space in the galleries. Reservations are made by contacting the tours coordinator at 785-864-0125, Monday through Friday.

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