New Media

MFA Show 2021

Date: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 8:30am to Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 11:00pm

Marika Christofides, Chelsea Clarke, Charles Dillon Ward, Jonathan Forrence, Amalia Galdona Broche, Frank Geiser, Sophia Louise Goodpasture, Melanie Landsittel, Jessica Page, and Hannah Smith

Interconnected, A Design Lecture Series

Date: 
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 7:00pm

Kaleena Sales is an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Tennessee State University, an HBCU (Historically Black College and University), in Nashville, TN. She is endlessly interested in the intersection of Black culture and aesthetics and believes that identities and experiences have an invaluable role in helping to diversify the ways in which designers solve problems. As a member of the AIGA Design Educators Community Steering Committee, Kaleena has advocated for a more inclusive view of design history through her Beyond the Bauhaus series.

Interconnected, A Design Lecture Series - Black Voices in Design, Britt Davis

Date: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 7:00pm

Eastern Kentucky University, Murray State University, Northern Kentucky University, Western Kentucky University, the University of Kentucky, and University of Louisville, in partnership with AIGA Louisville, AIGA Cincinnati and AIGA Nashville, are proud to announce Interconnected: a new, state-wide design lecture series for the 2020-21 academic year. This year’s focus — Black Voices in Design — aims to diversify and decolonize our pedagogical practices and design curricula.

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.

Robert C. May Photography Lecture Series - Rhea Combs

Date: 
Friday, November 6, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm

As the supervisory curator of photography and film at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, Dr. Rhea Combs understands the power of images to tell stories and to write histories. She unearths film and photographs made by both professionals and amateurs, ranging from fine art and documentary photos, to home movies, family portraits, and commercial imagery and uses all of these to help “reclaim stories that are fundamentally American, but are lost or forgotten.” 

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.

Denise Webber: LIFE LINES

Date: 
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 9:00am to Friday, March 13, 2020 - 4:00pm

Lectures: Feb. 18, 7pm, 21C Museum Hotel | Feb. 21, noon, Bolivar Art Gallery, Art & Visual Studies Building
Exhibition: Feb. 21 - March 20

Denise Webber (b1958 Leicestershire UK) is a British artist working with photography, drawing, audio, and video. She spent her early years in Ammochostos (Famagusta) in Cyprus, until the outbreak of war, when she and her family were evacuated under shell bombardment on the last British convoy to leave the city in June 1974.

Volume Inc: This Will (Not) Be Easy

Date: 
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 9:00am to Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 4:00pm

The digital age has gifted us infinite Pinterest, Behance, and Dribble scrolls of refined visual inspiration. These feeds betray the numerous iterations, the dead-ends, the frustration, and (if one is lucky) the a-ha moments necessary to create the designs we admire. The pretty pictures are barely footnotes in the creation story of their design work. Which is why they’ve left them (almost) completely out of this exhibition. You’re getting everything else instead.

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