Past Exhibitions

Jan 18 2017 to May 20 2017
Spanish Portrait

In 1981, avid horseman, collector, and philanthropist John Gaines issued a $250,000 challenge grant—to be matched by donors and the University—to buy works for the newly created UK Art Museum. The resulting funds enabled the purchase of seventy-three paintings, drawings, and prints, including...

Jan 28 2017 to Apr 23 2017
Singularities by Mike McKay

Mike McKay is interested in architectural conditions and how space can be perceived, altered, and interpreted. His installations using metal and formed plastic elements create fluctuating fields and torqued forms, and he has repeatedly investigated perspective by applying reflective vinyl to...

Jan 28 2017 to Apr 23 2017
Muhammad Ali by Andy Warhol

Separated by a half century, Doris Ulmann (1882-1934) and Andy Warhol (1928-1987) had profound aesthetic and philosophical differences, yet shared surprising common ground. Face Value is a unique opportunity to see their work together, revealing distinct approaches to portraiture, constructions...

May 20 2017 to Aug 20 2017
Thomas Nozkowski

Directors Tour with Stuart Horodner
Friday, August 4, 6:30 - 7:30 pm


May 20 2017 to Aug 20 2017
FRANK DORING, "Charolais Show, Kentucky State Fair"

Curator Tour with Janie Welker
Friday, July 14, 6:30-7:30 pm

Frank Döring finds a microcosm of the human­­­—and animal—condition at the state and county...

Sep 9 2017 to Dec 3 2017
Alison Saar, "Breach"

September 9 - December 3, 2017


Oct 7 2017 to Dec 15 2017
Lori Nix photo

R. C. May Photography Endowment Lecture Series: LORI NIX


Oct 7 2017 to Dec 15 2017
photograph by Teju Cole

R. C. May Photography Endowment Lecture Series: TEJU COLE

EXHIBITION: October 7 -  December 15...

Dec 2 2017 to Apr 1 2018
"Masquerade in Chevy Chase" by Jacob Kainen

Hugh Evans is a passionate art collector, whose donations of paintings, prints, and sculpture between 1995 and the present, have greatly enriched the Museum. This installation of work by Sam Gilliam, Jacob Kainen...

Dec 2 2017 to Apr 8 2018
Edward Fisk, "Mary Daniel"

In common parlance, the word modern means contemporary. Modern art, which had its beginnings in France in the 1860s and became one of the most prominent idioms in America and Europe in the early twentieth century...