Located in the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas, faculty work closely with curators at both the Spencer Museum and The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, giving students firsthand access to an exceptional range of American, Asian, European, Latin American and African objects. Graduate students have opportunities to work as curatorial, educational, and collections interns within the Spencer Museum.

The History of Art department offers undergraduate and graduate instruction in European, American, East Asian, Islamic, and African art on a regular basis.

All of the works of art reproduced on this site are in the collection of the Spencer Museum of Art. For information about these works you may visit the Spencer Museum collection page on their website.


History of Art Events
Sherry Fowler will give the talk “Printing Piety on Paper: Kannon Images from the Saigoku Pilgrimage in Japan” at the exhibition opening symposium for Embodying Compassion at The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College on April 23, 2015. http://info.vassar.edu/news/2014-2015/150423-embodying-compassion.html
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Embodying Compassion is a first-of-its-kind exhibition celebrating one of the most important figures in Buddhist art, April 23-June 28, 2015 Buddhism has millions of followers worldwide. Throughout the regions where it is practiced, countless shrines, temples, and pilgrimage sites stand in honor of…

Today in #KUhistory : KU loop of the Lawrence Street Railway Company goes into service, 1910. http://t.co/EVTdkGJsob http://t.co/P1fQL0rlVq
Explore KU: International student, BMX rider knows no bounds To be the first BMX rider in your city, travel 7,200 miles for college, and spend your life breaking chemical bonds, a person must be daring. Meet Zunwu Zhou: a senior international student and chemistry major from Wuhan, China. His favorite things are rock chalk and sick tricks.

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