Spencer Museum of Art Prepares for Temporary Closing for Renovation
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Spencer Museum of Arts on the University of Kansas campus is planning a series of events before it closes for renovations. The museum says the "Last Look" events will end with a closing party on April 12. Renovations are expected to begin in May and be completed in 2016. The first phase of the project, expected to cost $5 million, will overhaul the main lobby and central court. It will include an elevator and staircase connecting the museum's two floors of gallery space and a floor-to-ceiling window. On April 12, the museum and the university's Natural History Museum will host a "Day of Creativity," with performances, demonstrations and other activities, followed by a closing party.