Youth and Families
The Spencer Museum provides a variety of creative and educational programs that are free and fun for children and grown-ups.
The Art Cart is a drop-in activity station where children and grown-ups can enjoy hands-on art projects together. These educational crafts take inspiration from original artworks in our collection.
Saturday Art Adventures:
These family-friendly tours followed by art-making activities occur once a month. Attendees are invited to investigate works of art on view and explore the central ideas with a craft or activity. Art Adventures are ideal for children ages 5–9 and their grown-ups.
Each month the Spencer Museum offers a range of programs enabling the general public to experience objects and ideas from its vast collection.
Drop by the Stephen H. Goddard Study Center each Friday between 10 am to Noon and 1 to 4 pm to explore the Spencer’s expansive collection of prints, drawings, and photographs.
Slow Art Sundays:
Practice the art of slow looking by contemplating a single work of art on view in the galleries and engaging in dialogue with Museum staff and fellow visitors.
This series of gallery talks invites visitors to experience current exhibitions through the curator’s eyes.
Designed for senior citizens, these informal gallery talks explore specific topics or questions and are led by Museum staff, KU faculty, or community members.
Students of all majors and backgrounds can find inspiration at the Spencer Museum through community events and programs geared toward students.
Spencer Student Advisory Board:
Open to all KU students, the Spencer Student Advisory Board meets bi-monthly to collaborate with Spencer staff and develop student-run programs at the Museum.