On a recent sunny Wednesday afternoon, workers unrolled spools of bright green sod over the bare earth in front of the Spencer Museum of Art in Lawrence.
The stately limestone structure, which opened in 1978 at 1301 Mississippi St. on the University of Kansas campus, holds more than 40,000 ancient and contemporary objects from all over the world, including many treasures from East Asia and the Middle Ages. And after an $8 million, 18-month renovation, the building is a masterpiece in its own right.
The new Spencer Museum of Art features a glass-encased east entryway that invites in sunlight. Step inside the doors and your eyes are drawn through the building to another wall of windows facing west to the forest-like Marvin Grove. Read more.