Events

Apr 6 - Sep 18 2021

Unlike catalogs or monographs that showcase artworks created in another medium, the term “artists’ books” refers to publications that have been conceived as artworks in their own right. They are often created to share ideas in an accessible form that is inexpensive to produce and easy to distribute. These works often combine image and text, and use shape, color, sequence, and juxtaposition as essential parts of the reading/viewing experience…

UK Art Museum
Free, Reservations Required
Apr 6 - Sep 18 2021

Intersections gives a very small taste of the wonderful photographs that are part of a recent gift from Henry V. Heuser, Jr. Work by Michael Burns, Keith Carter, Mark Klett, and David Plowden examine nature and the landscape mediated by the impact of human existence. Imagery ranges from the contours of cultivated fields, to the engineering marvels of bridges spanning rivers, children interacting with the natural world, and serene…

UK Art Museum
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Apr 6 - Sep 18 2021

For more than two decades—from 1918 to 1940—Herman Kätelhön worked in and around Essen, Germany, making images of coal mining, steel works, and the growing impact of industrialization on the landscape. The striking graphic images—woodcuts, etchings, and lithographs—testify to his virtuosity as a printmaker, as well as his determination to make a portrait of the Ruhr region and the laborers whose skill and toil were essential to the effort. A…

UK Art Museum
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Apr 20 - Sep 18 2021

Near and Far celebrates the wonder and scope of recent donations of photography to the Museum, some bringing us in contact with a wider world, some with connections close to home, many offering joy. Work ranges from a portrait of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela on his first day of freedom after twenty-seven years in jail, to lovers in Paris, to demonstrators at…

UK Art Museum
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Apr 20 - Sep 18 2021

Curated by Lina Tharsing

For centuries, artists have sought to capture the wonder of nature, making variously realistic depictions or choosing to abstract and stylize the elements for their specific goals.   

UK Art Museum
Free, Reservations Required
Apr 20 - Sep 18 2021

A collection of richly decorated bowls, cups, bottles, and tiles that date back to the sixth or seventh century highlight this exhibition. The work is now described as Iranian, was once labeled Persian, and represents a range of cultures in locales that include present-day Iran, Uzbekistan, Syria, and Turkey. Many of the ceramic vessels date from the ninth- to thirteenth-century, a period often described as a golden age in the…

UK Art Museum
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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
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Sep 19 2021 | 3pm

University of Kentucky Bands present the 14th Annual Parent's Day Concert

"A Tribute to Tom Brawner"

UK Symphony Band, George R. Boulden, Conductor

UK Wind Symphony, John Cody Birdwell, Conductor

The University of Kentucky Wind Symphony and Symphony Band will present their Annual Parent’s Day Concert on Sunday, September 19, 2021, 3:00 p.m. in the Singletary Center for the Performing Arts.  This…

Singletary Concert Hall
Adults: $10, Students: $4 (all tickets subject to additional processing fees)
Sep 20 2021 | 2 - 3pm

Join Director Stuart Horodner for a special Zoom conversation with Kassia St. Clair, whose book, The Secret Lives of Colour, tells the unusual stories of seventy-five fascinating shades, dyes, and hues. She examines the origins and implications of color, from art and fashion to politics and history. 

Kassia St Clair is a writer, cultural historian and consultant based in London. The Secret Lives of Colour, was a top-ten…

Zoom
Free. Registration required.
Sep 21 2021 | 3 - 4pm

Find out what's Wildly Possible in the UKY Department of Arts Administration.

Online. Asynchronous. In-State Tuition.

The University of Kentucky prepares the next generation of arts leaders through its innovative online M.A. in Arts Administration.

For over 30 years, the University of Kentucky has offered one of the most respected and comprehensive arts management curriculum in the country.

Online
Free, Registration Required
Sep 23 2021 | 3 - 4pm

Find out what's Wildly Possible in the UKY Department of Arts Administration.

Prepare for a future of new possibilities. Earn your PhD in Arts Administration.

The University of Kentucky prepares the next generation of arts leaders through its innovative online M.A. in Arts Administration.

For over 30 years, the University of Kentucky has offered one of the most respected and comprehensive arts management…

Online
Free, Registration Required
Sep 23 2021 | 6:30 - 8pm

Join acclaimed interdisciplinary artist Jay Bolotin for a conversation about his labor-intensive working methods and the significance of collaboration in his varied productions. For decades, he has used writing, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, voice, music, and animation to tell complex and mysterious stories. Bolotin’s current project is a hand-animated film based on his print portfolio, The Book of Only Enoch, that will have its…

Singletary Recital Hall
Free
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