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Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas
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Museums for America
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MFA-Learning Experiences

The Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas will commemorate the centennial of its founding gift from art collector Sallie Casey Thayer through by creating educational programs and interactive displays to complement the exhibition, Civic Leader and Art Collector: Sallie Casey Thayer and an Art Museum for the University of Kansas. Museum staff will conduct archival and object-based research on artworks included in the exhibition and photograph approximately 1,000 objects, which will increase access to those objects and allow them to be more fully incorporated in educational materials. Additional learning experiences will be available to the public through guided visits for K-12 and university students, public tours, lectures, children's art-making classes, workshops for instructors, and a series of trading cards featuring Thayer collection objects. The recently launched museum mobile app will provide an additional layer of interaction to guests by offering videos, interpretive text, and images that supplement the exhibition.