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Products for grant GI-278338-21

Revisioning the Spencer Museum of Art’s Collection Galleries
Saralyn Hardy, University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc.

Grant details:

Design Thinking & Research Methods (Department of Design) (Course or Curricular Material)
Title: Design Thinking & Research Methods (Department of Design)
Author: Cassandra Mesick Braun
Author: Hannah Park
Abstract: Hannah Park invited the Spencer team working on the reinstallation project to challenge her students with a ‘problem’ that the students could ideate solutions for via the design thinking process. SMA Curator Cassandra Mesick Braun worked with Park and her students to develop an engaging, game-based survey for visitors to assess the reinstalled collection galleries. This collaboration between Park and the Museum gave students the opportunity to have educational experiences grounded in real-world applications of humanistic research.
Year: 2021
Audience: Undergraduate

Phase II renovation and fourth-floor gallery reinstallation (Article)
Title: Phase II renovation and fourth-floor gallery reinstallation
Author: Elizabeth Kanost
Abstract: When our galleries close on May 16, the Museum will embark on exciting renovations and installation changes for our fourth-floor galleries that will increase our capacity for teaching, learning, and research.
Year: 2021
Primary URL:
Primary URL Description: View: Spencer Museum of Art newsletter, Spring 2021
Access Model: open access
Format: Other
Publisher: Spencer Museum of Art

Debut Preview and Renovation Reveal (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Debut Preview and Renovation Reveal
Abstract: Enjoy X-ray vision for a night at this behind-the-scenes preview of the exhibition Debut and renovations currently underway inside the Museum. This twist on a gallery talk takes place outdoors with projections of art and what’s happening inside the galleries lighting up the exterior of the building. Spencer Museum interns take the mic to share their research on works soon-to-be-exhibited for the first time in Debut, and Deputy Director Celka Straughn brings you into the construction zone of the Lee Study Center and all-new collection galleries. No hard hat required!
Author: Sadie Arft
Author: Celka Straughn
Author: Adina Duke
Author: Ying Zhu
Author: Rachel Quist
Author: Sara Johnson
Date: 09/22/2021
Location: Spencer Museum of Art

Revisioning the Museum (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Revisioning the Museum
Abstract: Be the first to hear plans underway for four all-new exhibitions of the Museum’s collections and the addition of the new Lee Study Center. This major renovation and reinstallation project, supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, strives to rebalance the collection galleries and reflect the Museum’s growing emphasis on social justice. Join us to learn how we are testing new collaborative strategies for exhibition development and meet our new Head of Exhibitions Trang Nguyen. Ask us the hard questions to inform new ways of displaying and interpreting museum collections. Your ideas and input are welcome and appreciated.
Author: Adina Duke
Date: 07/08/2021
Location: online (Zoom)

Hard Hats & Hardwoods (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Hard Hats & Hardwoods
Abstract: Prepare to be floored by the features of the Museum’s Phase II renovation. Friends of the Art Museum are invited into the construction zone for a tour with Director Saralyn Reece Hardy and other key project leaders. Be the first to wander the gleaming new white oak floors and learn what’s in store for four all-new collection galleries and the Lee Study Center.
Author: Ryan Waggoner
Author: Saralyn Reece Hardy
Author: Adina Duke
Author: Jennifer Talbott
Author: Celka Straughn
Date: 03/30/2022
Location: Spencer Museum of Art

Spencer renovation and reinstallation (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Spencer renovation and reinstallation
Abstract: Presentation of progress on the gallery renovation and reinstallation project to Lawrence civic leaders.
Author: Celka Straughn
Author: Jennifer Talbott
Date: 06/15/2022
Location: Maceli's Banquet Hall & Catering, Lawrence, KS

Graphtec CE7000-1300 Vinyl Cutter Plotter (Equipment)
Name: Graphtec CE7000-1300 Vinyl Cutter Plotter
Description: With permission from NEH, we purchased a Graphtec CE7000-1300 vinyl cutter plotter from US Cutter to produce signage for the reinstalled galleries. The Graphtec CE7000 Vinyl Plotter Series is equipped with features such as a registration mark sensor for print & cut jobs, perforation cutting ability and a guaranteed cut accuracy of over 15ft at an extremely competitive and cost effective price point.
Location: Vendor located in Tukwila, WA. Equipment resides at the Spencer Museum of Art.
Year: 2022