The School of Art and Visual Studies currently has three main galleries. Two of the three will be replaced by a single gallery in the new Bolivar Art Center (see photo left).
The Tuska Center for Contemporary Art in the Fine Arts Building (107 Fine Arts) has been dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary art of regional and national importance. Its schedule has included exhibitions of regional artists, School faculty, and graduating MFA students. The gallery was dedicated to the late John Tuska, University of Kentucky faculty emeritus, in 1996. This gallery will close permanently at the end of spring semester 2015.
The Barnhart Gallery (206 Reynolds Building #1) in the Reynolds Building has presented a constantly changing series of exhibits from current BA, BFA, and MFA degree candidates. This has been the principle student gallery. This gallery will close permanently at the end of spring semester 2015.
The Rasdall Gallery at the University of Kentucky Student Center is an intimate exhibition space located on the second floor of the UK Student Center. Exhibitions are coordinated through the Student Center Board by a volunteer director and the work presented there can be very local or internationally in its scope. The Rasdall Gallery will continue to exhibit art under the coordination of the Student Center Board.