Spencer Museum of Art

Opportunities abound for University of Kansas undergraduate and graduate students at the Spencer Museum of Art. Currently, students make up half of the Museum’s staff and can be found in nearly every department, from collections and curatorial to education and exhibitions. Your gift will help sustain and expand opportunities for student employment at the Spencer Museum. Funds raised will support competitive salaries and benefits for student staff, as well as professional development and training experiences.

Student positions and internships at the Spencer Museum launch careers. In the words of former global and indigenous art intern Braden Conrad-Hiebner, “At the Spencer Museum of Art, I was provided numerous opportunities to conduct research on the Museum’s collection for use in exhibitions, college classrooms, conferences and improving the Museum’s database. This opportunity laid the foundation for my career in museums.”  

Several other former student employees have gone on to work in museums across the United States and abroad, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Peabody Essex Museum, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Palace of Fine Arts in Taipei and the Library of Congress, to name a few. The Spencer’s professional staff also boasts numerous former student employees — including our Director Saralyn Reece Hardy, Curator of Works of Art on Paper Dr. Kate Meyer, and Head of Collections Management Sofia Galarza Liu, among others.

Your support for student positions at the Spencer Museum of Art will have lasting impact. One opportunity can make all the difference in a student’s future.

Spencer Museum of Art Student Opportunities Match
An anonymous donor has generously offered to match all gifts given in support of student opportunities at the Spencer Museum of Art, up to $3,000. What a great way to double the impact of your gift for our deserving students and programs!
$3,000 MATCHED
Spencer Museum of Art Friends Board Challenge
Members of the Spencer Museum of Art Friends Board are challenging donors like you to make a difference for our students. If we receive 25 donations on February 20, our Board will contribute an additional $500!
25 / 25 Gifts
Chancellors Challenge
Thanks to current KU Chancellor Douglas Girod and former chancellors Bernadette Gray-Little, Del Shankel, Gene Budig and Archie Dykes, an additional $10,000 has been unlocked for student scholarships!
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
Twitter Hashtag Challenge
Twitter challenge unlocked! Thanks to your help spreading #OneDayOneKU, $5,000 has been donated to KU scholarships.
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