Cryptographs! Family Day at Spencer Museum of Art set for June 17

LAWRENCE — The Spencer Museum of Art will celebrate Father’s Day by offering one of its always popular Family Days from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 17. “Cryptographs!” invites families to spend a captivating and fun-filled afternoon discovering a world of hidden secrets, puzzles and cryptographs in the Museum’s collection and a special exhibition honoring Alan Turing (1912-1954), the brilliant British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst and pioneering computer scientist.  

Presented in conjunction with "Cryptograph: An Exhibition for Alan Turing," the free event will feature a variety of hands-on art activities, plus a 1:30 p.m. artist’s talk by Stephen T. Johnson, whose 1995 painting "The Letter 'N'" is part of the exhibition. Make ink-blot paintings, create landscripts, search for clues hidden in the details in works of art, solve puzzles, and enjoy face painting and many more activities.

Director of Education Kristina Walker says Family Day is a stimulating way for families to spend time together while learning about art and each other. “This exhibition is a chance for families to learn more about hidden secrets and symbols in art,” Walker says. “It’s a good exhibition to spark discussion and conversation.”

No registration is necessary. All ages are welcome.