Art History & Visual Studies

Politics of Vision – Ashley Hunt Brings Degrees of Visibility to UK CFA

He has photographed landscapes encompassing prisons, jails and detention centers in all of America’s 50 states and territories, sharing a broad view of the geography and practice of mass incarceration.  There is a dichotomy between the sites that cannot be easily seen or recognized, versus their inhabitants who are constantly watched and whose identity is objectified.  Although the lives and conditions of prisoners are not immediately visible these compelling images, Hunt counters this through the narrative nature of the work — its text, storytelling and statistics, and dialogue with local

UK Art Historian Curates Mail Art Exhibit for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Beginning in the 1960s, mail art (alternatively called “correspondence art” or “postal art”) emerged as a form of artistic practice in which an international network of participants used the mail to make art and share it with others. Mail artists circumvented traditional, elite modes of display and distribution — such as museums and commercial galleries — in favor of the more accessible space of the modern postal system.

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HON 151-003: Music and Interdisciplinary Studies

MWF 10:00-10:50 AM | Instructor: Michael Baker

A study of interdisciplinary connections between music and various artistic, scientific, and cultural areas of study. Each week will be team-taught between the instructor and a guest lecturer from the university faculty on the given week’s topic. The course is open to all students within the honors college and fulfills the nature of inquiry in the humanities requirement for the UK Core.