Visual Arts

School of Art & Visual Studies - Online Open House

Friday, November 20, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Are you a #CreativeType? Join us for a brief presentation about UK's School of Art & Visual Studies' BA/BFA and BS degrees, scholarship opportunities, and view images of our facilities. There will be a Q&A to answer all of your questions about your creative future!

We have state of the art facilities and world class faculty to help guide your creative journey towards a rewarding career in art, design and digital media.

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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.

Virtual Family Day: Boxes and Belongings

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.


Members Only Tour

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Director Stuart Horodner will guide members through several new exhibitions, including This is America* and Jeanne Silverthorne: More Flesh and Bone. Space is limited to maintain social distance requirements and reservations are required. Contact Lyndi Van Deursen at or 859-257-8164 to make your reservation.

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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. 

This is America*: Solidarity

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. 

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.

PROTAGONY: $100 for Truth

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.