Events

Aug 10 - Dec 11 2021

This exhibition brings together two mid-career artists who both utilize and improvise with readymade industrial shapes and materials. They work serially, each using templates to develop bodies of sculpture and printmaking that combine a rigorous investigation of form and process. While each artist has used riotous color in previous productions, the works on view here are decidedly monochromatic.

Following her site-specific…

UK Art Museum
Free, Reservations Required
Aug 10 - Dec 11 2021

Josef Albers, Jake Berthot, Norman Bluhm, Kiah Celeste, Ed Clark, Jeff Conefry, Sonia Delaunay-Terk, David Diao, Adrienne Dixon, Friedel Dzubas, Remo Michael Farruggio, Tony Feher, Keltie Ferris, Sam Francis, Sam Gilliam, Joanne Greenbaum, Stephen Greene, Peter Halley, Hans Hofmann, Ralph Humphrey, Scott Ingram, Alfred Jensen, David Kaiser, Sol Lewitt, Chris Martin, Fritz Ruoff, Judy Rushin-Knopf, Jackie Saccoccio, Judith Scott, Alan Uglow,…

UK Art Museum
Free, Reservations Required
Sep 24 2021 | 7:30pm

UKSO presents Elgar's "Enigma Variations"  and Music of Loss & Aeolian Dust

University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra 
John Nardolillo, conductor 

Singletary Concert Hall
Adults: $10, Students: $4 (all tickets subject to additional processing fees)
Sep 25 2021 | 4pm

On Saturday, September 25, UK Choirs will proudly host the 28th annual Bluegrass Choral Music Festival! This event is historically one of the largest high school choral festivals in the southeastern US with over 500 singers from schools throughout the region participating. Given current COVID conditions, we feel it isn’t in everyone’s best interest to host as large an event as per usual, so this year we are pleased to host the Honor…

Singletary Concert Hall
Free
Sep 30 2021 | 7:30pm
Singletary Recital Hall
TBD
Oct 2 2021
Saturday, October 2, 2021
Schmidt Vocal Arts Center, 412 Rose Street

The primary mission of this competition is to encourage and support exceptionally gifted high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors who currently display potential for success in solo classical voice performance. Cash prizes will be awarded.  

Repertoire requirements:  Participants must offer three selections for the competition. At…
Schmidt Vocal Arts Center
$35 advanced registration to participate
Oct 5 2021 | 7:30pm

Dr. ToniMarie Marchioni, Oboe 
Dr. Jacob Coleman, Piano

Featuring a World Premiere by Mike D'Ambrosio and additional works by Andriessen, Voormolen, Whittaker, and Howells

Downtown First United Methodist Church
200 High Street
Free
Oct 10 2021 | 3pm
Singletary Recital Hall
Ticketed. TBD
Oct 12 2021 - Jan 29 2022

This exhibition includes several paintings that locate human or animal figures along with enigmatic objects in varied architectural settings. While the works are representational, they are much more confounding than traditional realism, and the artists utilize both close observation and the “anything is possible” fluidity one associates with dreaming.  

The spaces depicted combine aspects of inside and out, nature glimpsed…

UK Art Museum
Free, Reservations Required
Oct 12 2021 - Mar 19 2022

This exhibition offers another look at many of the unique “artists’ books” in our permanent collection—publications that have been conceived as artworks in their own right. These books were produced in a range of sizes and shapes, and often combine image and text in lively ways. Their physical aspects are essential to the reading/viewing experience.  

Artists associated with Conceptual Art, Minimalism, and Performance Art…

UK Art Museum
Free, Reservations Required
Oct 12 2021 - Mar 19 2022

Some printmakers have spent their entire lives creating reproductions of the paintings or sculptures created by others. Many artists have been inspired by famed predecessors whose work influenced their own in a variety of ways. It was once common to commission portraits memorializing loved ones—or famous figures—following their deaths. This three-gallery…

UK Art Museum
Free, Registration Required
Oct 12 2021 - Mar 19 2022

Artist Sally Davies is well known for tightly composed and keenly observed images capturing the visual rhythms of Manhattan, but in her recent series, New Yorkers, she ventures behind closed doors to make portraits of long-time city dwellers inside their often tiny and idiosyncratic apartments. Some spaces are spare and elegant; others are jam-packed with curated collections ranging from art and books to refrigerator magnets and Pez…

UK Art Museum
Free, Reservations Required
Oct 12 2021 | 4 - 5:30pm

"American Art and Its Institutions in a Time of Transformation"
Visiting Scholars in Conversation: Lauren Applebaum & Adam Thomas
Virtual Visit, October 12, 4-5:30PM


Lauren Applebaum is the Jim and Betty Becher Curator of American Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art. She received her Ph.D. in art history from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research concentrates on the visual and material…

Free. Registration required., Email Miriam.Kienle@uky.edu for Zoom link 
Oct 14 2021 | 12:30pm

Dana James is a painter and New York native, based in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Since graduating from the School of Visual Arts in 2008, her work has been exhibited extensively and can be found in private and public collections around the world.

Contact Brandon Smith for attendance details brandon.smith@uky.edu

Free. , Contact brandon.smith@uky.edu for attendance details
Oct 14 2021 | 7:30pm, Oct 15 2021 | 7:30pm, Oct 16 2021 | 7:30pm, Oct 17 2021 | 7:30pm, Oct 16 2021 | 2pm, Oct 17 2021 | 2pm

The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa FastHorse, October 14 – 17, 2021

Four “woke” white artists devise a politically correct and historically accurate play for an elementary school in honor of Native American Heritage Month. What could go wrong? You’ll laugh, you’ll learn, and you’ll be…

Briggs Theatre
$10 students, $15 general public