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Coloring, the new art instillation at the University of Kentucky Art Museum, is displayed on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, at the Otis A. Singletary Center for the Arts in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Amanda Braman | Staff

‘A playful place.’ UK Art Museum opens new art installation

Ryan Brokamp October 13, 2021

“Coloring,” the latest installation at the UK Art Museum, contains several artworks that spotlight color, and museum curators hope the exhibit will revitalize the experience of viewing art in person. The...

Joan Snyder, Roses & Weeds, 2013, oil, acrylic, paper maché, fabric, pastel, and dried flowers. Courtesy of the artist. Photo provided by UK Art Museum

UK Art Museum features feminism, abstraction in new exhibits

Natalie Parks September 16, 2019

UK Art Museum is showing two new collections this fall, featuring all women artists. Both installations opened on September 14 and will be open through December 8.Benediction from Bethany Collins is showing...

Meatyard currently has 99 photographs, including this, on display at the UK Art Museum.

UK Art Museum exhibit displays photos of ‘extraordinary’ photographer Ralph Eugene Meatyard

October 10, 2018

Ninety-nine photographs featuring men in masks, amputated dolls and abandoned houses are currently hanging on walls on UK’s campus.The UK Art Museum’s exhibition "RALPH EUGENE MEATYARD: Stages for...

Corey Keller is a curator of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Curator Corey Keller kicks off photography lecture series

Isabella Chirico October 8, 2018

"We put a lot of faith in the photograph,” said guest speaker Corey Keller, curator of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.On Oct. 5, the UK Art Museum hosted Keller at the Worsham...

Janie Welker, curator of the UK Art Museum, poses with Edward Melcarths painting Excavation. UK Art Museums Edward Melcarth: Points of View is on display until April 8. 

Linking past and present: The UK Art Museum

Madison Rexroat February 20, 2018

It’s a Thursday morning and Janie Welker, curator of the UK Art Museum, is staring at the floors. Each block in the 70s-era floors of the museum was placed individually, carefully taking into account...

UK students, faculty, and staff listened to photographer Dan Estabrook speak about his artwork as part of the Robert C. May photography lecture series on Saturday, February 3, 2018 in the Singletary Center for the Arts on UKs campus in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Photographer shares unique processes behind his photography as part of lecture series

Arden Barnes February 3, 2018

During a lecture at UK, a New York-based photographer shared his love for art and the “absurd.”About 200 people attended photographer Dan Estabrook’s lecture in the recital hall in the Singletary...

Lexingtonians viewed Edward Melcarths Rape of Sabines in the UK Art Museum on Thursday, January 18, 2018. Rape of the Sabines is part of the UK Art Museums exhibition EDWARD MELCARTH: Points of View which will be on display until April 8. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

FBI-blacklisted, Louisville artist makes his long-deserved debut at UK Art Museum

Arden Barnes January 19, 2018

Gay, Jewish, Communist, FBI-blacklisted and Kentucky-born.On Thursday, Jan. 18, several hundred people came to the UK Art Museum to be introduced to Louisville artist Edward Melcarth’s work.“I think...

Photographer Lori Nix and her partner Kathleen Gerber lectured to UK faculty, staff, and students as part of the Robert C. May lecture series in the Kincaid Auditorium on Friday, November 10, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Photographers visited UK to give lecture about their disastrous art

Arden Barnes November 11, 2017

Train wrecks, like Lori Nix and Kathleen Gerber’s art, are something humans can’t look away from.Renowned photographer Lori Nix and her partner Kathleen Gerber lectured to approximately 200 UK faculty,...

Red River Gorge is one of many local Kentucky attractions available to adventure-seekers over spring break.

Local Spring Break adventures abound

Amanda Byrant March 6, 2017

If your spring break plans don’t include laying out on the beach then don’t fret. There’s no shortage of adventures and expeditions within the Bluegrass to keep one busy during a week where heads...

Donald Lipski speaks in Lexington, KY. Photo by Joshua Qualls

Sculptor Lipski turns trash into treasure

Takireeana Neal October 18, 2016

UK’s new exhibiting artist takes the phrase "one man’s trash is another man’s treasure" to a whole other level. Donald Lipski is a sculptor that is known for his many large scale public art pieces,...

‘Historic Homes’ panel highlights challenges of preserving tradition

Lee Mengistu February 5, 2016

[email protected] “forced march” of middle school students through Lexington’s historic homes is familiar to many, but to local historians, it’s an opportunity to enrich the next generation.That...

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