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
UK Art Museum exterior entrance facing Avenue of Champions


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


Book your hourly reservation online and bring your confirmation (digital or print) when you arrive. Tickets are valid only for the hour selected.
All admission to exhibitions is FREE.


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


(859) 257-5716


  • Face masks must be worn by all visitors older than 2, and by all staff members
  • Capacity reduced and controlled to 50 visitors at any time
  • Visitors showing signs of illness at any time will be asked to return when they are healthy
  • Visitors must use provided hand sanitizer upon entry
  • Social distancing is required and will be enforced; parties may remain together; children must stay with adults at all times
  • Follow social-distancing markers in place at the entrance and elsewhere
  • Follow signs noting the direction of traffic in the galleries
  • Credit or debit cards only; no cash permitted for any purchases


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.


Guided tours can be scheduled for groups and classes of all ages during museum hours on Tuesdays through Fridays. We offer a variety of tours to choose from and some tours can be arranged as Virtual Tours as well. Tours are FREE but must be scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance. For more details and to book a tour for your group, see our Tours page.


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.