UK Art Museum


Inside the Singletary Center for the Arts, 405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40506-0241

The UK Art Museum promotes the understanding and appreciation of art from diverse cultures and historical periods, providing meaningful encounters for audiences of all ages. Through our temporary exhibitions, educational programs, and permanent collection of approximately 5000 objects, we are a resource for the campus community and a cultural destination for all. Our Free Admission policy removes any financial obstacle that might stand in the way of opportunities for contemplation and connection.
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Entrance to the UK Art Museum

Art Museum in the Singletary Center for the Arts


Tuesday – Friday: 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday: 12 to 5 pm
Sundays, Mondays, and University Holidays: CLOSED


In the Singletary Center for the Arts
405 Rose Street
Lexington, KY 40506-0241


(859) 257-5716


All admission to the UK Art Museum is FREE. 

Visitors will be prompted to register at the front desk upon arrival. Groups of 10 or more should book their visit in advance through our Tours program.


We offer a variety of tours, including virtual and self-guided options. Guided tours can be scheduled for groups and classes of all ages during museum hours on Tuesdays through Fridays. Tours are FREE but must be scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance.


We follow UK's COVID-19 policy and guidance.


Park for FREE behind the Museum or in any UK "E" parking lot.

Metered parking is available in the Singletary Center circle, off Rose Street (45 minutes max) and the Student Center parking lot (two hours max).

BUS PARKING: Drivers can drop students at the Wildcat Plaza circle on the Avenue of Champions (Euclid Avenue) between Limestone Avenue and Rose Street across from Memorial Coliseum. Drivers can park there but must remain with the bus.


The Art Museum's gift shop carries a variety of unique merchandise including jewelry, scarves, art books, children’s items, creativity kits, cards, stationery, and much more. Find a special treat for yourself or the perfect gift for any occasion.


Personal photography of the permanent collection is permitted using available light only. Tripods, flash attachments, or other lighting and movie and video cameras are not permitted in the Museum without special permission.


Accessible parking spaces can be found in the parking lot located behind the Singletary Center off Patterson Drive.  The Art Museum can be entered through the western exterior entrance across from the Gatton Student Center.  Assistance can be requested at the main desk and an elevator is available to reach exhibition displays on the second floor.