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Spencer Museum of Art - University of Kansas

1301 Mississippi Street
Lawrence, Kansas

Phone: 913-864-4710 --

Statement of Purpose:

As the art museum of the University of Kansas, the Spencer is used to teach the history of art and offer first-hand experience with art to the people of Kansas.

Art of Europe and America from the Middle Ages to present; Japanese prints and Edo paintings, contemporary Chinese painting; quilts; prints , drawings and photographs collection.

Highlights & Collections:

The comprehensive collection spans the history of European, eastern Asia, and United States art. The galleries are open, free, to the public six days a week (closed Mondays). Seven galleries display selections from the 17,000 piece collection, including works by Hokusai, Riemenschneider, Rossetti, Homer, O'Keeffe, Benton, Curry, Chihuly, Ringgold. Four other galleries display changing exhibitions either drawn from the collection or touring from other museums.

Medieval, 17th & 18th Century European; 19th Century American painting; Asian ceramics, prints & paintings; photography; prints & drawings.



Gallery hours: Office hours: 8:30-5 M-F

Admission & Directions:

Admissions: Free, donations accepted

Lawrence is 30 miles west of Kansas City. The museum is on the northern edge of the campus, on Mississippi Street, between the student union and the football stadium.


Key Personnel:

Andrea S. Norris, Director
Doug Tilghman, Assistant Director.


Managing Editor & Public Relations Director: Sally Hayden.

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