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Spencer Museum of Art

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1301 Mississippi St, Lawrence, KS 66045-7595
+1 785-864-4710
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Great exhibits!

This was my second visit to the Spencer Museum of Art. The not only have great galleries with... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
ranunculas
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New York
Went for special exhibit; will go back for the rest of the place

Very nice museum easily seen in a couple hours. We went especially for an exhibit called "Big... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mrb394ever
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Leawood, Kansas
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1301 Mississippi St, Lawrence, KS 66045-7595
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"permanent collection"
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"special exhibit"
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"ku campus"
in 5 reviews
"across the street"
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"andy warhol"
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"edward hopper"
in 2 reviews
"nice collection"
in 2 reviews
"football stadium"
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"installation"
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"galleries"
in 4 reviews
"upstairs"
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"quilt"
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"hangings"
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"botany"
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"university"
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"garage"
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"renovation"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was my second visit to the Spencer Museum of Art. The not only have great galleries with really great exhibits, but they host great events with speakers related to the current exhibits. Being able to not only see great art, but to also understand...More

Thank ranunculas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice museum easily seen in a couple hours. We went especially for an exhibit called "Big Botany," seemingly drawn mostly from the museum's own collection. Very impressive! A quick glance at the rest of the place showed a variety worth going back to see.

Thank mrb394ever
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

spent the day sight seeing in Lawrence this was a wonderful find. spencer is not the biggest art museum no cafe or shop but their gallery has a lot to see. first floor is their revolving displays second floor is their permanent collections. I said...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first trip to the Spencer Museum of Art following the extensive renovation. It is beautiful! And such a nice collection. The current exhibition, Big Botany, was intriguing. A very good way to spend an afternoon.

Thank KansanLisa
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Reviewed June 7, 2018

We love going to this art museum. And it's even better after the recent remodel. Parking and access are good.

Thank E3380KKpamr
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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

The Spencer Museum has always provided interesting exhibits that are changed regularly, but a major remodel approximately a year ago has opened up the galleries to provide a brighter, more engaging experience. Especially pleasant are the large windows overlooking the arboretum at the rear. Makes...More

Thank MBL29
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Reviewed August 25, 2017

The quilt exhibit we enjoyed there was themed around the struggles of black Americans to be a part of society. It was very thought-provoking and there were some very well designed quilts.

Thank Cheryl D
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Reviewed August 5, 2017

This is the KU museum, but it seems much bigger and better than other university museums. This has fantastic art year round, with new and exciting exhibits often.

1  Thank Stella F
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Reviewed July 15, 2017

Every hair almost seem 2 STAND on my body. It was difficult 2 stand N front of CLOTH as CANVASS' to witness and digest the African American experience, on QUILTS. It was just too, much- I found myself CRINGING inside with impressions from the IDA...More

1  Thank MarvinSRobinsonII
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Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

The museum was featuring an African American historical display of story quilts that is amazing, informative, and beautiful! Take the time to visit this special exhibit!

Thank b4osage
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I agree with what the other person answered as to the Union (right across the street with numerous dining options) and The Oread being just up the hill with several really good options. They are starting major renovations to... More
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