After an extensive and rewarding search process, the University of Kentucky Art Museum and the College of Fine Arts are pleased to announce that Rachel Hooper will start her new position as the Museum’s Curator on August 12, 2024.
The School of Art and Visual Studies hosted the 20th biannual Digital Media Blast on April 30, allowing students to view their work for the first time on screen in the Gatton Student Center's Worsham Cinema.
The Graduate Certificate in Creative Social Entrepreneurship offers a flexible and expansive curriculum in a 100% online and asynchronous learning environment. Creative social entrepreneurship is a transdisciplinary field connecting creative, social, and entrepreneurial practices to improve the economic, environmental, political, and social well-being of society.
The University of Kentucky celebrates an inaugural cohort of five graduates from its doctoral program in arts administration — the first of its kind at UK and in the nation.

Martina Vasil, associate professor of music education and director of graduate studies, helped coordinate the first all-state elementary modern band performance at the 2024 KMEA conference.
The 11th Annual Conference on Contemplative Practices in Higher Education will take place at UK from February 29-March 2 on the UK Campus.
Leah Hamilton, assistant professor in the Department of Arts Administration, is one of nine award recipients chosen by the UK Office of Land-Grant Engagement for innovative projects, providing Kentucky with knowledge and skills to improve lives and communities.
Several UK School of Art and Visual Studies faculty members and a faculty member from Transylvania University recently travelled to the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Poland, (ASP-Krakow)
with support from a UKinSPIRE grant.
Two University of Kentucky School of Music faculty premiered a new composition in the Canary Islands this December at the 19th World Saxophone Congress.
The Department of Theatre and Dance is focused on a sustainable future, was recently awarded a matching Improvement Grant from the Office of the Vice President of Research to upgrade the lighting system in the Guignol Theatre.