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Interconnected, A Design Lecture Series

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.

Eat/Art: Jeanne Silverthorne – Crates with Skeletons

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 12:00pm

Take a break from your day and join us to look at and discuss artwork over lunch hour. Eat/Art is the UK Art Museum's series of mealtime dialogues about art from our collection and exhibitions. 

This week we will be looking at Crates with Skeletons, a sculpture by Jeanne Silverthorne, currently featured in the UK Art Museum exhibition, Jeanne Silverthorne: More Flesh and Bone

Jeanne Silverthorne: More Flesh and Bone

Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Exhibiting artist Jeanne Silverthorne discusses the ideas and processes that inform her realistic sculptures in cast rubber, with 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. 

Mobilizing the Arts in a Crisis: The WPA's Lessons For Today

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 7:00pm

The Cooperative for the Humanities and Social Sciences series Crises and Creating Social Change examines the Works Progress Administration "back to work" programs for artists during the Great Depression, notably the Federal Theatre Project and Federal Music Project.

Join Professors of Theater Herman Farrell and Nancy Jones, Professor of History David Hamilton, Emily Moses from the Kentucky Arts Council, and Professor Emeritus of Musicology Ron Pen as they explore ways in which these programs could be models for our response to COVID and economic crises.

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

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.

MacAdam Lecture - Live--In Person! The Beatles as Performers, 1963-1966

Friday, October 9, 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Based on material from his new book In Concert: Performing Musical Persona, Dr. Phillip Auslander of Georgia Tech will discuss The Beatles concert appearances from 1963-66.

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Robert C. May Photography Lecture Series - Rhea Combs

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.” 

Experience In Amateur Hour - A Senior Virtual Exhibition

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.

UK Student Activities Board presents YouTubeU with David Dobrik

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 8:00pm

University of Kentucky Student Activities Board presents YouTubeU with David Dobrik, in the SCFA Concert Hall.

Tickets for UK Students available Monday February 24 at 1:00pm; UK Student tickets available exclusively at the SCFA ticket office - valid student ID required for each ticket (1 ticket per student ID, limit 2).

Tickets for UK Faculty & Staff available Thursday February 27 at 10:00am; UK Faculty & Staff tickets available exclusively at the SCFA ticket office - valid UK ID required for each ticket (1 ticket per UK ID, limit 2).