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UK Junior Trumpet Institute

Date: 
Monday, June 8, 2020 - 9:00am

University of Kentucky Junior Trumpet Institute
June 8-11, 2020
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

Building on the success of our UK Summer Trumpet Institute, we will be offering for the second year in a row the UK Junior Trumpet Institute tailored for Middle School trumpet players. Classes will be geared toward younger players with an emphasis on sound production, breathing, reading, ensemble playing, and other fundamental skills.

UK Summer Trumpet Institute

Date: 
Monday, June 8, 2020 - 9:00am

University of Kentucky Summer Trumpet Institute
June 8-11, 2020
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

Returning for the fourth year, the UK Summer Trumpet Institute offers the chance to work with highly acclaimed guest artists from around the United States, daily masterclasses, performance opportunities, and concerts for the High School and College level trumpet student.

Curating the Local in the Global: Contemporary Art from Senegal

Date: 
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:15pm

Dr. Underwood will be speaking on The View From Here: Contemporary Perspectives from Senegal, the travelling exhibition which he organized for the OFF Program of the Dak’Art Biennale of Contemporary Art, and the Kent State School of Art Collection and Galleries. In addition to editing and writing the catalog for this exhibition in 2018, he has published articles in African Arts and World Art, and written a chapter for a forthcoming volume on Relocating Modernism: Global Metropolises, Modern Art and Exile.

Gaines Center for the Humanities 2019 Bale Boone Symposium: Tayari Jones

Date: 
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 7:00pm

The Gaines Center for the Humanities is proud to welcome New York Times best-selling author Tayari Jones as the 2019 Bale Boone Symposium Keynote speaker. Professor Jones is the author four novels, most recently An American Marriage, an Oprah’s Book Club Selection that appeared on Barack Obama’s summer reading list and end of the year roundup. The novel was awarded the Women’s Prize for Fiction (formerly known as the Orange Prize), the Aspen Words Prize, and an NAACP Image Award. With over 500,000 copies in print domestically, it has been published in fifteen countries.

Miss University of Kentucky Pageant presented by Pi Beta Phi

Date: 
Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 4:00pm

Pi Beta Phi presents the Miss University of Kentucky Pageant in the SCFA Concert Hall.

General Admission seating.

Pre-Sale tickets available through September 28.

All ticket sales on September 29 are at Day-Of Show rate.

Children 4 & Under are free, but require a Child ticket.

A Conversation with Trevor Noah

Date: 
Friday, August 30, 2019 - 9:00am

To begin a yearlong series of events to commemorate 70 years of integration at the University of Kentucky, the UK Office for Institutional Diversity (OID), the Student Activities Board (SAB) and other key partners will host an opening assembly 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30, in Memorial Coliseum featuring Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show." 

Curator Tour

Date: 
Friday, September 20, 2019 - 6:30pm

Curator Tour
Friday, September 20
6:30 – 7 pm
Free and Open to the Public

Curator Janie Welker leads a tour of  the exhibition, Interwoven, discussing the works of Joan Snyder, Judy Ledgerwood, and Crystal Gregory.

Image credit:  Joan Snyder, Still, 2011, oil, acrylic, paper maché, twigs, glass beads, cheesecloth, silk, burlap, and rosebuds on linen. Courtesy of the artist.  

Robert C. May Photography Lecture Series: Laura Letinsky

Date: 
Friday, October 25, 2019 - 4:00pm

R.C. May Photography Lecture Series: Laura Letinsky
4 – 5 pm
Bill Gatton Student Center, Worsham Cinema
FREE and Open to the public

Exhibiting artist Laura Letinsky discusses her spare and evocative still lifes, and how photography can help access feelings about intimacy and domesticity. 

An exhibition of Letinsky's  photographs, Laura Letinsky: Recent Work will be on view at the Art Museum
September 14 - December 8, 2019
 

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