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Spencer Museum of Art

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Address: 1301 Mississippi St, Lawrence, KS 66045-7595
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+1 785-864-4710
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12:00 - 16:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
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Wed - Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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Small but perfectly formed......

....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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Northfield, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 on other floors. The art collection I could see was a bit chaotic with not... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 as if there was no coherence to the curation of this collection.

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Thank Michelle M
Lawrence, Kansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

....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 and a rather small and insignificant staircase.....but upstairs is where it is all at, not... More 

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1 Thank Mike H
Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 adults and/or kids

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Thank gil100
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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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Sioux City, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

An interesting collection and well worth a visit. I am guessing way too many people in the area do not realize what a gem they have. Spend an hour or two and take in the other sites around the town.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

I enjoy going to art museums and having the opportunity to see art from the past and art from the future. It is located just behind the student union.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

very nice to visit with the appreciation of art...in many ways...great on a hot day in the summer...easy to get to as well...

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Leavenworth, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

I had never been to the Spencer Art Museum before so ween I was asked to chaperone a field trip for my 8th grader I gladly accepted. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and fielded the kids questions with ease. I willl return in the future with my entire family .

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