Exhibition

This is America*: Hope

Date: 
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us for a conversation about how optimism informs creative work and socio-political engagement, with exhibiting artists Daniel Bozhkov, Jessica Wohl, and Michael Wong, moderated by director Stuart Horodner. This conversation will take place on Zoom.

Jessica Wohl, Good Luck, 2016, found fabrics, bed sheets, shirts, pillow cases, suit coat, dresses, tank tops, tulle, and machine quilting. Courtesy of the artist.

Virtual Family Day: Boxes and Belongings

Date: 
Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am

This hour-long Zoom session will take participants on a virtual tour of the Art Museum, focusing on artwork that uses boxes, containers, and frames and talking about how artists use these simple shapes to tell stories and prompt us to look closer. Have paper and a writing utensil or other art supplies ready for a drawing activity! Kids of all ages are welcome to participate with parent or guardian permission.

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This is America*: Solidarity

Date: 
Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us for a conversation about how togetherness informs creative work and socio-political engagement, with exhibiting artists Amber Boardman, Joseph Peragine, and Tad Savinar. Moderated by director Stuart Horodner. This conversation will take place on Zoom; pre-registration is required.

Zoom is a free service, but if you are a new user, we recommend that you download it to your device prior to the event. 

PROTAGONY: $100 for Truth

Date: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 9:00am to Friday, December 4, 2020 - 9:00pm

While the Bolivar Art Gallery has temporarily closed its doors to visitors and converted its galleries to classroom space, we remain committed to our mission to engage students and the public in contemporary themes and issues meaningfully impacting artistic and curatorial practices.

Home As Situation

Date: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 9:00am to Friday, December 4, 2020 - 9:00pm

While the Bolivar Art Gallery has temporarily closed its doors to visitors and converted its galleries to classroom space, we remain committed to our mission to engage students and the public in contemporary themes and issues meaningfully impacting artistic and curatorial practices.

Confucius Institute Visiting Artist - Xie Rong, AKA Echo Morgan

Date: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 9:00am

My name is Xie Rong. I grew up in ChengDu. The pandas’ home in south-west of China, I moved to UK when I was 19. In my work I take on the role of director, performer, narrator,and filmmaker. I collecting and collaging encounters, voices, texts, images and objects from my culture roots in China and my daily life in UK. Through the mediums of performance and painting.

2020 BFA Exhibitions Online

Date: 
Monday, August 17, 2020 - 9:00am to Friday, December 4, 2020 - 9:00pm

While the Bolivar Art Gallery has temporarily closed its doors to visitors and converted its galleries to classroom space, we remain committed to our mission to engage students and the public in contemporary themes and issues meaningfully impacting artistic and curatorial practices.

Currently, we are thrilled to host virtual shows from talented BFA graduates Maggie Simic, Meredith Coffey, and Marissa Braccia. Check back throughout the fall for student exhibitions and events in the visiting artist series.

Experience In Amateur Hour - A Senior Virtual Exhibition

Date: 
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 1:00am to Friday, May 22, 2020 - 11:00pm

We would like to announce the launch of the University of Kentucky School of Art and Visual Studies Digital Senior Exhibition “Experience in Amateur Hour.” This exhibition is a presentation of capstone research which began classrooms and studios and finished online via zoom meetings—with work completed in students' kitchens, bedrooms, and living rooms across the nation.

Public Opening Reception

Date: 
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 7:00pm

Public Opening Reception
7 – 8:30 pm

Join us for a slice of birthday cake as we celebrate our new exhibitions and our fortieth anniversary! Free and open to everyone.

image: Hunter Stamps, Vicissitude, 2016, glazed stoneware. Courtesy of the artist. Photo credit: Mary Rezny.

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