Exhibition & Conference
September 8 - December 2, 2007 Spencer Museum of Art
The University of Kansas
Aaron Douglas:
African American Modernist
Aaron Douglas: African American Modernist Home Page Aaron Douglas: African American Modernist Exhibition 'Aaron Douglas and the Arts of the Harlem Renaissance' interdisciplinary conference - September 28-29, 2007 Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas Aaron Douglas: African American Modernist

Gallery Talks & Lectures

Gallery Talks

Artist Marla Jackson and Cynthia Lynn on Jackson's quilt "Sankofa," inspired by Douglas
Date: Thursday, September 20
Time: 12:15 PM
Location: Spencer Museum of Art Central Court
Date: Sunday, October 21
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Spencer Museum of Art Central Court
Curator Susan Earle and exhibition coordinator Stephanie Fox Knappe
Date: Thursday, November 1
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Spencer Museum of Art Central Court
Senior Session: Docent Sally Davis on "A Harlem Renaissance"
Date: Thursday, September 27
Time: 10-11 AM
Location: Spencer Museum of Art, Kress Gallery

Aaron Douglas in Perspective

FREE public lecture by David C. Driskell, Distinguished University Professor of Art, Emeritus, University of Maryland.

Join us for David Driskell's personal insights on Aaron Douglas and the Museum's exciting new acquisition of Douglas' Study for "Aspects of Negro Life: An Idyll of the Deep South."

Date: Sunday, December 2, 2007
Time: 2-3 PM
Location: Atkins Auditorium
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (Map)
4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
Fee: For tickets, reserve online at nelson-atkins.org or call 816.751.1ART

KU Edwards Campus Lecture

Spencer Museum of Art Edwards Campus Lecture Series presents Stephanie Fox Knappe speaking on the exhibition.
Date: Tuesday, September 11
Time: 7 PM
Location: KU Edwards Campus Auditorium (Map)
Regnier Hall
12600 Quivira Road
Overland Park, KS
913.897.8400
Fee: This free lecture is made possible by a grant from the Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts.

Richard W. Gunn Memorial Lecture
"The Enigma of Ralph Ellison"

Date: September 27, 2007
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Spencer Museum of Art Auditorium
Fee: This event is sponsored by the Department of English and the Hall Center for the Humanities. It is free and open to the public.
Arnold Rampersad, the Sara Hart Kimball Professor in Humanities and professor of English at Stanford University, will give the Richard W. Gunn Memorial Lecture, entitled "The Enigma of Ralph Ellison". He will be introduced by Chancellor Robert Hemenway.

Recently, Professor Rampersad has published a widely acclaimed and definitive biography of the novelist Ralph Ellison, called Ralph Ellison: a Biography (Knopf). His other books include The Art and Imagination of W.E.B Du Bois (Harvard); the two-volume biography, The Life of Langston Hughes (Oxford); Days of Grace: a Memoir (Knopf), which he co-authored with Arthur Ashe and Jackie Robinson: a Biography (Knopf).

Awarded a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation fellowship in 1991, he is also an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophy Society.