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.


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Early Modern Seminar: "Renovation and Reform in Renaissance Arezzo: Vasari and the Pieve di Santa Maria" Sally Cornelison, Art History Open to faculty, staff, & grad students May 05, 2015 03:30 pm - 05:00 pm Hall Center, Seminar Room 1
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