It’s difficult for many metro residents to imagine thriving in a biome harsher than the unpredictable Midwest, but for thousands of years, our neighbors to the extreme north and south have lived well, despite the cold. Celebrate the adaptive human spirit at the Climate Change at the Poles exhibit at the north and south balcony galleries of the Spencer Museum of Art (1301 Mississippi, on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence). Featuring everyday objects such as kayaks, tools, textiles and maps, the display observes the cultures on the front lines of climate change throughout history. Admission is free. For information, see spencerart.ku.edu or call 785-864-4710.
Thursdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sundays, 12-4 p.m. Starts: Feb. 5. Continues through May 24, 2009