Art Museum - General

Film Screening: For No Good Reason

Date: 
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 6:00pm

Enjoy a screening of the Ralph Steadman documentary, For No Good Reason, in which Johnny Depp pays a visit to the renowned artist and the last of the original Gonzo visionaries who worked alongside Hunter S. Thompson. 

image credit: RALPH STEADMAN, Hunter S. Thompson 1937 – 2005, 2005, collage, conté chalk, and ink on board,
Private collection © Ralph Steadman

Members Only Tour

Date: 
Friday, March 15, 2019 - 6:30pm

Director Stuart Horodner leads a tour of Ralph Steadman: A Retrospective, focusing on the artist’s unmistakable style and range of subjects. Not a member? Join today!  Visit finearts.uky.edu/art-museum/members.

Image credit: RALPH STEADMAN, Journey to Las Vegas, 1971, print, Private collection © Ralph Steadman

Eat/Art

Date: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 12:00pm

Join Museum staff on the second Wednesday of each month as we continue our examination of artworks currently in storage. This month we’ll examine Pablo Picasso’s glazed earthenware, Visage, the artist, his career and how this works fits into our permanent collection.

image credit: Pablo Picasso, Visage, glazed earthenware, 1960. Bequest of George and Susan Proskauer

Eat/Art

Date: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 12:00pm

Join Museum staff on the second Wednesday of each month as we continue our examination of artworks currently in storage. This month we’ll discuss Joseph Vavak’s painting, Department Store, and how that work fits into our permanent collection. Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch.

Image credit:  Joseph Vavak, Department Store, 1937, oil on Masonite. Allocated by the U.S. Government; commissioned through the New Deal art projects

Curator Tour

Date: 
Friday, February 22, 2019 - 6:30pm

Join guest curator Miriam Kienle for a tour of the exhibition Pushing the Envelope, a survey of artists who use the postal system as a means to produce and disseminate art to a network of friends and professional contacts.

Image: Elizabeth Pearl Nasaw, aka Lyx Ish, aka Elizabeth Was, mail art to John Held Jr., 1987. John Held papers relating to Mail Art, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Eat/Art

Date: 
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 12:00pm

Join Museum staff on the second Wednesday of each month as we continue our examination of artworks currently in storage. We’ll discuss the artist, their career, and how the work fits into our permanent collection. Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch.

R.C. May Photography Lecture Series: Michael Flomen

Date: 
Friday, April 5, 2019 - 4:00pm

In his monumental photographs, Michael Flomen connects to the pulse and substance of the natural world. Working at night, he coaxes fireflies to trace their paths in bioluminescent light on sheets of film, as in the diptych Double Trouble, a recent gift to the museum. He takes swaths of light-sensitive paper—as large as 4 by 8 feet—outdoors and submerges them in ponds or lays them out on a winter meadow, catching the shadows of marine life or the rhythms of drifting snow.

R.C. May Photography Lecture Series: Stephanie Syjuco

Date: 
Friday, March 1, 2019 - 4:00pm

Stephanie Syjuco’s photographs and installation work address a range of contemporary issues, including the disputed ground of identity; nationality and citizenship; and the varied legacies of colonialism. The artist was born in the Philippines and came to the United States with her family at the age of three; her background is difficult to establish from her appearance. She explores that indeterminacy by often appearing as her own model in different guises, as can be seen in Cargo Cults: Head Bundle.

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