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Spencer Museum of Art

The Spencer Museum of Art » explores the capacity of art to spark curiosity, inspire creativity, and create connections among people. The Museum, located on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence, houses an internationally-known collection that is deep and diverse, currently numbering nearly 36,000 artworks and artifacts in all media. The collection spans the history of European and American art » from ancient to contemporary, and includes broad and significant holdings of East Asian art ».

Areas of special strength include medieval art; European and American paintings, sculpture and prints; photography »; Japanese Edo-period painting and prints; 20th-century Chinese painting; and KU’s ethnographic collection », which includes about 10,000 Native American, African, Latin American, and Australian works.

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One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times