The Spencer Museum of Art will reopen to the public Feb. 20 with two new exhibitions that explore the human body throughout history and across cultures

Lawrence, KS – According to the statement, public gallery hours will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. The officials have reported that visitors can make a free reservation to explore the galleries, which will have reduced capacity in accordance with public health and safety guidelines.

“Healing, Knowing, Seeing the Body” includes works ranging from ancient to contemporary that demonstrate how understandings of the body and its many complexities have changed over time. The exhibition includes two sound sculptures by Canadian artist Ingrid Bachmann titled “Embrace.” Bachmann’s work is a site-specific installation intended to help viewers calm and center their bodies.

These two exhibitions examine the tensions between the universality of having a body and the individuality of everyday experience.

The public can experience both exhibitions beginning Saturday, along with the rest of the Spencer Museum’s permanent collection galleries. Visitors are highly encouraged to make advance reservations as well as review the museum’s health and safety guidelines.