Events

Sep 11 2021 | 12 - 1pm

Join Education Coordinator Dan Solberg and make your own abstract art based on works in the Coloring exhibition. Kids of all ages are welcome to participate. 

Color air-dry clay and other materials will be provided. 

Space is limited, reserve your spot today. 

The UK Art Museum follows current COVID-19 safety protocols as laid out by the University of Kentucky and requires all visitors (age 2…

UK Art Museum
Free. Registration required.
Sep 20 2021 | 2 - 3pm

Join Director Stuart Horodner for a special Zoom conversation with Kassia St. Clair, whose book, The Secret Lives of Colour, tells the unusual stories of seventy-five fascinating shades, dyes, and hues. She examines the origins and implications of color, from art and fashion to politics and history. 

Kassia St Clair is a writer, cultural historian and consultant based in London. The Secret Lives of Colour, was a top-ten…

Zoom
Free. Registration required.
Sep 23 2021 | 6:30 - 8pm

Join acclaimed interdisciplinary artist Jay Bolotin for a conversation about his labor-intensive working methods and the significance of collaboration in his varied productions. For decades, he has used writing, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, voice, music, and animation to tell complex and mysterious stories. Bolotin’s current project is a hand-animated film based on his print portfolio, The Book of Only Enoch, that will have its…

Singletary Recital Hall
Free
Oct 15 2021 | 6 - 7pm

Curator Janie Welker leads a tour of After, a three-gallery installation that examines the many meanings of this term in art, among them reproductions for publication, a painting of loved ones made after their passing, and homages to admired colleagues of the past. There are works “after” John Constable, Peter Paul Rubens and Gilbert Stuart and work by Ay-O, who reimagined nineteenth century American painting in rainbow stripes. …

UK Art Museum
Free. Registration required.
Oct 16 2021 | 12 - 1pm

The artworks in Template Days: Avantika Bawa & May Tveit use the language of "building." Family Day: Art Construction will give participants the supplies to design and build their own artistic creations. Using cardboard, glue, and other materials, participants will create their own original "constructions." Kids of all ages are welcome to participate with parent or guardian accompaniment. 

Space is limited, reserve…

UK Art Museum
Free. Reservations required.
Oct 22 2021 | 4 - 5pm

In her recent book New Yorkers, photographer Sally Davies makes portraits of long-time city dwellers inside their often tiny and idiosyncratic apartments. Some spaces are spare and elegant; others are jam-packed with curated collections ranging from art and books to refrigerator magnets and Pez dispensers. Dogs and cats abound and claw-foot tubs in the kitchen are not unusual. The monograph was released on April 1 and is already in a second…

Gatton Student Center Cinema
Free
Oct 28 2021 | 6 - 7pm

Join Director/Curator Stuart Horodner and exhibiting artists Adrienne Dixon and David Kaiser for a tour and conversation about how color figures in their work included in Coloring, and in other art on view in the Museum.

UK Art Museum
Free.
Nov 5 2021 | 4 - 5pm

Photographer Tommy Kha grew up Memphis, Tennessee, where his mother settled after immigrating from China. He identifies as Southern and as queer and is invariably segregated as Asian in an art world in which whiteness is still often the norm. Kha’s work responds to the stereotyping of minorities and violence toward Asians historically and in this moment. He explores nuances of identity through a range self-portraiture that employs a variety…

Gatton Student Center Cinema
Free
Nov 11 2021 | 6 - 7pm

Exhibiting artists Avantika Bawa and May Tveit discuss their shared interests in industrial materials and using templates with Director Stuart Horodner. Their recent monochromatic sculptures and unique prints are featured in the Template Days exhibition. 

THIS CONVERSATION WILL TAKE PLACE ON ZOOM; pre-registration is required. 

 

Free. Registration required.
Nov 13 2021 | 12 - 1pm

Join Director Stuart Horodner for a fall foliage-based activity prompted by the Coloring and Template Days exhibitions. Drawing materials will be provided but please bring any interestingly colored leaves for inspiration. 

The UK Art Museum follows current COVID-19 safety protocols as laid out by the University of Kentucky and requires all visitors (age 2+) to wear masks and maintain social distancing in our galleries.…

UK Art Museum
Free. Registration required.