Artist Talk: Tony Tasset

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join artist Tony Tasset and UK Art Museum Director Stuart Horodner for a discussion of Tasset’s history of making sculptures based on common American experiences – like carving pumpkins and building snowmen – and using scale and materials in surprising ways.  Tasset’s 20 foot tall work, Mood Sculpture, was selected by the Student Center Art Committee last year, and will be installed on campus in the coming week.

Members Event_Food, Place, Memory

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 6:30pm

Food, Place, Memory
6:30 – 8 pm,
J. Gumbo’s, 808 N. Limestone

Join restauranteur and radical Robbie Morgan for a member appreciation event in association with our Off the Menu: Looking at Food exhibition. We will enjoy the taste of Cajun & Creole food and discuss the nature of authenticity.

Space is limited; reserve your spot today with Lyndi Van Deursen at 859-257-8164 or lyndi.vandeursen@uky.edu.

Workshop: Faking Food

Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 1:00pm

Are you intrigued by Styrofoam bread and candle wax cheese? Scenic designer and educator Tamara L. Honesty leads a lively workshop based on her recent publication, The Fake Food Cookbook: Props You Can’t Eat for Theatre, Film, and TV. She discusses the step-by-step instructions for creating food that is good enough to eat but you wouldn’t want to. 

Curator Tour

Friday, July 12, 2019 - 6:30pm

Curator Janie Welker leads a tour of the permanent collection installations, including Encounters and Illumination. 

Rockwell Kent, Baker of the Bread of Abundance, from the series Bituminous Coal Institute, circa 1945, oil on canvas. Long-term loan from the Department of Mining Engineering, University of Kentucky.

Artist Demonstration: The Bread Lecture

Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 1:00pm

Portland, Oregon-based artist Daniel Duford leads a bread baking demonstration animated by talk of old gods, historical figures, and artistic rogues. Stories and bread will be consumed. Images and yeast will be passed on for further sustenance.

Daniel Duford, The Bread Lecture, 2013, block print. Courtesy of the artist.

Lecture: On the Historic Kentucky Kitchen

Friday, June 21, 2019 - 6:30pm

Author and Interim Dean of Libraries, Deirdre Scaggs, discusses the rich, diverse heritage of Kentucky’s culinary traditions, and offers insights for today’s cooks. Drawn from recipes and rare cookbooks in the UK Libraries Special Collections, her book features classic dishes and reflections on the connections between food and memory, place, and time. 

Traditions in Transformation - The Musical Language of Jon Jang

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 2:00pm


Composer Jon Jang became the first American born Chinese to compose a symphonic work that honors Chinese American history. For three decades, composer and pianist Jon Jang gives a musical voice to a history that has been silent. As a pianist, Jon Jang has co-composed, co-led and recorded with Max Roach, James Newton and David Murray. As a scholar, Jang has taught at Stanford University, University of California at Berkeley and UC Irvine and has presented his work at numerous universities.