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Summer Museum and Library Hours and Exhibitions

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Anschutz Library
1301 Hoch Auditoria Drive. 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri., noon-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Call 864-4928.

Art and Design Gallery
300 Art and Design Building. Closed for summer term; reopens Aug. 26. Call 864-4401.

Booth Family Hall of Athletics
Allen Fieldhouse, 1651 Naismith Drive. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. (Game day hours vary). Call 864-7050.
Kansas Athletics trophies, memorabilia and stories dating back to the late 1800s with interactive exhibits, videos and dynamic displays.

Dole Institute of Politics
2350 Petefish Drive. Noon-5 p.m. Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Call 864-4900.
History exhibits, a stained-glass American flag, World Trade Center columns, monthly tours of Dole Archive and a memory wall/photo kiosk honoring World War II veterans from Kansas.

Kansas Union Gallery
Fourth floor, Kansas Union. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Call 864-7469.

KU History Galleries
Kansas Union. Call 864-4651.
Galleries and displays that bring to light various aspects of KU’s history, such as the university’s first faculty, the Rock Chalk Chant, lost traditions and more.

Natural History Museum
1345 Jayhawk Blvd. Noon-5 p.m. Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Wed., 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Thu., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Call 864-4540.

Spencer Museum of Art
1301 Mississippi St. Noon-4 p.m. Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Wed.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Call 864-4710.

Spencer Research Library
1450 Poplar Lane. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Closed Sat.-Sun. Call 864-4334.
The North Gallery offers a selection from KU’s rare book collections and a view of the Memorial Campanile, looking north from the crest of Mount Oread.

Watson Library
1425 Jayhawk Blvd. 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri., noon-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Call 864-3956.

Wilcox Classical Museum
103 Lippincott Hall. Closed for summer term.
Antiquities such as vases, coins, small sculptures, lamps and architectural terra cottas, and full-size replicas of well-known works of Greek and Roman sculpture.

 



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Museum Events

Red Hot Research: Graduate Edition
Friday, November 17 | 4 p.m.-5:30 a.m.
The Commons, Spooner Hall, 1340 Jayhawk Blvd.
Red Hot Research brings together scholars from all disciplines, speaking for six minutes each in Pecha Kucha–inspired presentations. Audience members are encouraged to connect with the speakers and each other during breaks. This session features graduate student research.

Slow Art Sunday: Amida Buddha (Amitabha) 
Sunday, November 19 | 2 p.m.-3 p.m.
Spencer Museum of Art, Gallery 407, 1301 Mississippi St
Slow down at the Spencer and spend time getting to know one great work of art. Slow Art Sunday features one work for visitors to contemplate and converse about with Museum staff. In November, get to know Amida Buddha (Amitabha).

Performance: Aspects of Liszt 
Sunday, November 19 | 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Spencer Museum of Art, Gallery 317, Sam and Connie Perkins Central Court, 1301 Mississippi St
Distinguished Emmy-winning author, critic, radio and film producer David Dubal joins KU international concert artist Steven Spooner in an afternoon of piano music from the era of the Spencer Museum’s origins and fascinating commentary on the legendary Franz Liszt. This concert is part of the Museum’s centennial celebration of our collection.

Day After Thanksgiving Program: Magic Marbles 
Friday, November 24 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The National Museum of Toys/Miniatures, 5235 Oak St. Kansas City, MO
It’s a day of marble magic with fun for the entire family. Explore the museum’s special exhibit Playing for Keeps: The VFW Marble Tournaments, 1947-1962, and try your hand at “knuckling down” during a marble lesson. Then, pick out your own marble and turn it into a piece of wearable art to take home with you. Included with museum admission.

Global Film Festival
Thursday, November 30 | 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Spencer Museum of Art, Rm. 309 1301 Mississippi St
Curated by first-year students, the Global Film Festival features four films exploring ideas in Spencer Museum exhibitions. This film is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Power Clashing: Clothing, Collage, and Contemporary Identities. The film will be announced on the Museum’s website.

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