Art in a New Light

The Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art has always been grand and beautiful. It opened in 1978 thanks to a gift from its namesake. Today, it is also spacious, inviting and bright. The museum recently reopened after an 18-month modernization, made possible by more than 180 donors. The result is stunning, with a more expansive lobby and central court, LED lights that mimic skylights, balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows with views into historic Marvin Grove. Exhibit, study and research areas have been thoughtfully expanded and reorganized to support the Spencer’s core educational mission. “This renovation has transformed our physical spaces, generating opportunities for amplifying how we inspire creativity, learning and research,” said Saralyn Reece Hardy, Marilyn Stokstad Director of the Spencer.