The Spencer Museum of Art Presents Splendor, Pageantry & Performance in Art

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artwork: Hayley Lever - "Flags of the Allies", 1917 - Watercolor on paper - 38.7 x 50.8 cm. - Collection of the Spencer Museum of Art in Lawrence, KS, where it can be viewed in "Pomp up the Jam: Splendor, Pageantry, and Performance in Art " from June 11th through September 4th.


Lawrence, KS.- The Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas in Lawrence presents “Pomp up the Jam: Splendor, Pageantry, and Performance in Art ” from June 11th through September 4th. Pomp, pageantry, and splendor can have a broad range of socio-cultural meanings and take on many different forms. Rituals, processions, parades, and performances span nearly all cultures and these occasions tie the present to the legacies and traditions of the past, as well as to hopes and ambitions for the future. Artworks that record this pomp and performance through the eyes of both participants and spectators also serve to transform events, people and objects from the mundane into the splendid.