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Spencer Museum of Art

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The Spencer Museum of Art, located on the KU Campus, is a small but well curated art museum that... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Claudette J
Nice museum in Lawrence

I was pleasantly surprised when I visited the small Spencer museum in Lawrence. It was larger than... read more

Reviewed October 25, 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

The Spencer Museum of Art, located on the KU Campus, is a small but well curated art museum that has a good permanent collection combined with ever-changing selections. Parking at the KU Student Union lot across the street is convenient.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Claudette J
Reviewed October 25, 2018

I was pleasantly surprised when I visited the small Spencer museum in Lawrence. It was larger than I expected and had some very interesting works of art. The museum had a nice layout over two floors and pieces were not packed together. I thought it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

The Spencer Museum of Art on the Kansas University campus has been completely remodeled since our last visit. They have done a remarkable job - the works are well lit and nicely displayed. The first floor has two galleries for temporary exhibits, the entire 2nd...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed July 28, 2018

The Spencer clearly has some gems in its collection and is definitely worth a visit. However, the display of the collection feels like a mish mash of pieces thrown together, often not making sense of how works relate.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 27, 2018

Unfortunately, a lot of the museum was under some changes, so we only saw about half of the normal available, but what we saw had a nice variety of mediums, periods and interests. It only took us about an hour to browse, but could have...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 27, 2018

We were surprised at the exhibits. Beautifully displayed,. We had a special appointment to see the Vargas collection and the curator Kate was helpful and full of information . We saw more than we thought possible. Friday is a walk in day. When I saw...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Penny F
Reviewed July 17, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ranunculas
Reviewed July 8, 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mrb394ever
Reviewed June 22, 2018 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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank billhordy
Reviewed June 17, 2018 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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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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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