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

Faculty work closely with curators at both the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas and The Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City, giving students firsthand access to an exceptional range of American, Asian, European, Latin American and African objects. Graduate students frequently plan and carry out exhibitions in the Spencer Museum and have opportunities to work as curatorial interns.

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
**DIRECTOR OF ARTS AND CULTURE** CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE STARTING SALARY: $55,478 TO $82,972 ANNUALLY DOQ (STARTING SALARY TYPICALLY AT ENTRY LEVEL OF PAY RANGE) RESPONSIBILITIES: The City of Lawrence, Kansas is seeking to fill the position of Director of Arts and Culture. Lawrence has a population of approximately 90,000, provides a vibrant cultural scene, and is home to the University of Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations University. The Director of Arts and Culture will work with various arts and cultural institutions, organizations, creative businesses and individuals in Lawrence to enhance collaboration and collaborative activities. This position will report to the City Manager and provide staff support and administer the programs of the Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission. Key job duties include working with organizations to cooperatively market Lawrence to a regional and national audience regarding its arts and culture opportunities. Other responsibilities include facilitating the development of a Cultural Plan in order to establish goals related to non-profit arts and cultural organizations, individual artists and collectives, creative sector businesses and for-profit arts and culture businesses. The Director of Arts and Culture will also oversee the development and implementation of the vision for the Lawrence Cultural District. Other key job duties include developing, planning and coordinating events, developing partnerships and building relationships with artists, creative sector businesses, local universities, school districts, and state, federal, and private sector arts and other funding organizations. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in fine arts, arts management, business management, public administration or a related field. Master's degree in Fine Arts, Arts Administration, Arts Management, or related field preferred. Two to five years of responsible experience in public art administration/management or related work which demonstrates skills necessary for the position, required.. The ideal candidate with have experience working with an arts/cultural organization. This position requires the ability to be innovative and communicate effectively both written and verbally. Must possess, or have the ability to obtain a valid driver's license. The successful candidate will also pass the background check, post-offer City physical and drug screen. BENEFITS: Health, Dental and Life Insurance: Various dependent coverage levels available. Vacation: 12 days per year (Plus 2 days Personal Leave) Holidays: 9 days per year Retirement: Kansas Public Employees Retirement System **MUST SUBMIT ONLINE APPLICATION BY: MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014 WWW.LAWRENCEKS.ORG/JOBS
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KU-Van Go partnership supports young people in need Van Go, a Lawrence social service agency, and student interns from the University of Kansas use art to teach job and life skills to high-needs youth. Since the program was established in 1997, hundreds of teens in crisis have found success as they create art for the community. In 2013, Van Go and KU received the inaugural Outstanding Community & Campus Collaboration Award at the Campus Compact Heartland Conference on Civic Engagement. The award recognizes an outstanding, involved, and sustained campus--community partnership.


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