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Spencer Museum of Art

1301 Mississippi St, Lawrence, KS 66045-7595
+1 785-864-4710
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""And Still We Rise: Race, Culture, and Visual Conversations" & "Narratives of the SOUL"

Every hair almost seem 2 STAND on my body. It was difficult 2 stand N front of CLOTH as CANVASS' to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kansas City, Kansas, United States
Good special exhibition

The museum was featuring an African American historical display of story quilts that is amazing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Osage City, Kansas
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1301 Mississippi St, Lawrence, KS 66045-7595
+1 785-864-4710
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago 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!

Reviewed 10 April 2017

This small museum of art is a rare treasure in the heart of mid-America. There were a couple of areas closed, prepping for the coming exhibit, so we only viewed the permanent collection. I was shocked to find works by, Thomas Cole, Albert Bierstadt, Thomas...More

Reviewed 5 April 2017

We visited on a rainy week day and I think we were the only ones here. Apparently the museum is 2 floors, but there was an exhibit being installed on one of the floors, so we were only able to visit the 4th floor. Yes,...More

Reviewed 22 March 2017

I visited the Spencer Art Museum on St. Patrick's Day and I had plenty of time to look around as the rest of the world seemed to be at the big parade downtown Lawrence, Kansas. Only the 4th floor was acailable because of new installations...More

Reviewed 8 March 2017

If there was some sort of a design vision in bringing together a hodgepodge of art collected over the centuries and displaying them together, I am not entirely sure what it was. The staff was welcoming, the building was entirely appropriate, but it just seemed...More

Reviewed 2 March 2017

The Spencer Museum of Art is a nice place for a visit while in Lawrence. It is just down the hill from the main KU campus and offers a nice selection of art on display.

Reviewed 23 February 2017

....by a recent rebuilding of the interior, though the classical exterior still looks like a very suitable temple to art. However, one small niggle - it isn't terribly clear that there is both an upstairs nor how to get to it, though there are lifts...More

Reviewed 8 December 2016

Lately renovated this museum holds multiple different eras, from early 18th century, through modern and current art as well as older items. Overall it is a great little place well worth stopping at. In additional check the local papers as often they have activities for...More

Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The Spencer has been closed for awhile but has reopened with considerable excitement. And it was worth the wait! It is a wonderful experience and allows the Spencer to show more from its collections in a wonderful environment. Be sure to get by soon.

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6 April 2015
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Response from KansanLisa | Reviewed this property
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