Art Museum - General

Repurposing with Character: A CFA Costume Studio X UK Art Museum Crossover (In-person event)

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

10am - 5pm, presentation at 3pm

The UK College of Fine Arts Costume Studio will have a selection of pieces from their collection on display throughout the day, leading up to a presentation by Costume Studio faculty and staff at 3 PM on how they repurpose materials such as previously constructed costumes and purchased or donated clothing and accessories. 

Family Day: Sew Cool (In-person event)

Saturday, June 26, 2021 - 12:00pm

The artworks in Sew What are made of sewn, woven, and quilted materials. Family Day: Sew Cool will give participants the supplies to sew their own artistic creations. Using embroidery hoops, yarn, burlap, and plastic kid-safe sewing needles, participants will create their own stitched characters using either pre-made templates or their own original designs. Kids of all ages are welcome to participate with parent or guardian accompaniment. 

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Zoom Movie Trivia Night: Art in Film

Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 7:45pm

We are excited to partner with the Friends of the Kentucky Theater, The Lyric Theater, and Local Trivia Action on Zoom Movie Trivia Night.  This month's focus is on art in film!  Join us Thursday, April 29 at 7:45 pm and test your knowledge!  Win a great prize and movie trivia bragging rights!  This event is free but registration is required.  Click here to reserve your spot: 

Artist Discussion: Jay Bolotin & The Book of Only Enoch

Friday, April 16, 2021 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Join acclaimed interdisciplinary artist Jay Bolotin for a conversation about his current animated film, based on his 2011-2014 print portfolio of 20 woodcut and relief etchings. 

The Book of Only Enoch is the story of a sensitive Jewish boy from Kentucky and his journey of self-awareness and spiritual clarity. Created using countless drawings and sets made by the artist, the film possesses the magic realism of Bolotin’s 2019 film, The Silence of Professor Tösla, a collaboration with writer Ilan Stavans, that has won prizes at festivals around the world.  

Sew What: Materials & Methods

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 5:30pm

Join us for a conversation about recycling, heavy metal music, and site-specific installation, with exhibiting artists, Bruce Burris, Elana Herzog, and Ben Venom.  

They each add something unique to the venerable tradition of collage and assemblage. Moderated by director Stuart Horodner.  

This conversation will take place on Zoom. 

This is America* Wrap-Up Tour

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Join Director/Curator Stuart Horodner for a look at the current exhibition, "This is America*", with thoughts about American citizenry, protest, and the relevance of history in these challenging times. Reservations required to ensure social distancing; face masks required at event. Please call or email Lyndi at 859-257-8164 or to make your reservation.

Robert C. May Photography Lecture Series: Elinor Carucci

Friday, March 5, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm

Elinor Carucci lives an examined life. As a teenager in Israel, she began photographing her mother, father and grandparents with intimacy and openness about the human body that reflects the culture in which she was raised.

Robert C. May Photography Lecture Series: Todd Hido 

Friday, February 5, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm

Photographer Todd Hido is best known for the evocative images he captured while driving through neighborhoods at night, photographing homes whose glowing windows suggest untold stories, but reveal little. For more than twenty-five years, he has returned literally and metaphorically to memories and experiences of growing up in Kent, Ohio, exploring suburban isolation and finding romance in the mundane.

In Conversation: How 'Bout Them Cats

Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 12:00pm to 12:45pm

You're invited to listen in and contribute to a conversation with UK Art Museum Curator Janie Welker alongside Education Coordinator Dan Solberg as they discuss works from the exhibition How 'Bout Them Cats, which Welker curated. 

In Conversation: Patrick Smith

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Exhibiting artist Patrick Smith discusses his realistic portraits of friends in Lexington with Director Stuart Horodner. They examine Smith's art in relationship to historical portraiture by Victor Hammer, an Austrian artist working in the dangerous context of Europe in the 1930s.