College of Fine Arts

College 2020 Fall Semester Re-Opening Guidelines

Whenever possible, a conservative approach that maintains the potential to be relaxed as new information becomes available has been taken, and the bedrock principle of supporting the declared student learning outcomes within our curricula has been primary. Mitigation practices: wearing masks, teaching with face shield use, cleaning and sanitization protocols, maintaining social distancing, reducing density, limiting external contacts, and supporting the potential need for contact tracing have been considered as fundamental to our planned operation in the Fall.

SA/VS faculty, alumni, students showcase work in international festival

Like many events and programs, 48 hours of Neukölln had to pivot from an on-site art encounter to a virtual exhibition. Featured in this year’s event, among the over 200 participating international artists, are faculty and graduate students from the University of Kentucky’s school of Art / Visual Studies. The main festival page can be found here: https://48-stunden-neukoelln.de/de/festival/homepage

A message from Dean Shanda

I know what I saw from the published cell phone and security camera recordings showing the murder of a black man at the hands of the police and I don’t know how to respond. The image is repeated on television, plays over and over in my head, and with each encounter I am more enraged, and I am sickened.

A message from Dr. Everett McCorvey

This past week has been difficult for our entire world as the wounds of racism were ripped open when a Minneapolis police officer suffocated the life out of one of its citizens, George Floyd. In Louisville, Breonna Taylor, an emergency medical technician, was killed by police as she rested in her own home in March. Ahmaud Arbery, a 25 year old black man was killed while out on a jog in a white neighborhood in Georgia. The list goes on and on. Until now, there were uprisings for a few days and then it would seem like the uprisings would stop and life would return to normal.

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