American Indian ceramic artwork

Symposia

The museum hosts a variety of scholarly symposia, including annual presentations on art of the ancient Americas or Latin American Art and western American art. We also hold biannual symposia on American Indian art.

Side by side images of a very young Henry VIII, left side in color and right side in black and white

European Painting and Sculpture Symposium: The Berger Collection

The department of painting and sculpture is pleased to host the symposium What Lies Beneath: Uncovering the Secrets of Early British Portraits on Thursday, September 12, 2019.

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Mayer Center Symposium

El Mar De Caribe: The American Mediterranean

A two-day symposium focused on the ancient American communities that resided around and within the Caribbean Sea.

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The Petrie Institute of Western American Art Symposium

The Petrie Institute of Western American Art Symposium

The Petrie Institute offers annual scholarly symposia that relate directly to either the department’s exhibitions or other major topics in western American art.

The Petrie Institute of Western American Art is pleased to announce its 13th annual symposium, Familiar Images: Icons of International Frontiers, on Wednesday, January 9, 2019.

Douglas Society tour of the exhibition “Super Indian: Fritz Scholder, 1967-1980” with associate curator John Lukavic.

Biannual Symposium on American Indian Art

Every other year the native arts department hosts a symposium on topics related to American Indian art. Through this event the scholarly dialog on American Indian art is advanced. The most recent symposium, In Dialog: Fritz Scholder and the Art World, was held on January 7, 2016.

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    Event: Programs & Lectures

    El Mar de Caribe: The American Mediterranean

    19th Annual Mayer Center Symposium
    Friday, November 8, 2019Saturday, November 9, 2019.

    A two-day symposium focused on the ancient American communities that resided around and within the Caribbean Sea.

    Symposium sessions run from 10 am to 5:30 pm on Friday, 10 am-7 pm on Saturday; doors open at 9 am.

    Tickets are $80 for members, $90 for nonmembers, $20 for students with current ID.

    Those unable to attend the whole symposium can purchase a ticket for the Saturday night reception and keynote address by John Hoopes, PhD, University of Kansas. More