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The UK School of Art and Visual Studies was recognized for faculty work and an exhibition through the 2020 Core77 Design Awards. The awards program annually celebrates the design profession as well as the insight and perseverance of its practitioners.

Only a few days remain to check out Institute 193's exhibit of work by James R. Southard, senior lecturer of photography at the University of Kentucky School of Art and Visual Studies. His show called “Why Buy the Cow” will be up until Nov. 14.

In our new series, CFA Community Conversations Episode 2, Nathan Williams, UK College of Fine Arts Recruiter and Alumni Affairs Officer talks with Alum Jacob Slone, 2017 BM in Music Education (saxophone).

The UK College of Fine Arts is a family. We support each other. We learn from each other. To celebrate the power of our network, we've launched a new series. CFA Community Conversations build bridges, connecting alumni, faculty, staff, and students through shared experiences.

Whether you need to catch up or want to get ahead, the College of Fine Arts offers many classes during winter intersession. Lighten your spring semester load, catch up on UK Core classes, take a prereq, or explore something new.

“We strive for love to be louder than hate and for all to feel welcome.” Ben Boutell, the president of CFA’s newest student organization, Safe Haven CFA, wants to give CFA students a safe place to develop their authentic selves.

Zindzi Harley (BA in Arts Administration, minor in Art History) is pursuing an MA in Museum Studies at the University of the Arts while working as Program Coordinator for Past Present Projects in Philadelphia. This past summer Harley participated remotely with Studio Museum Harlem in their first-ever Museum Professionals Seminar, a four-week intensive offered to a small cohort of promising students. Additionally, she curated her first project in Philadelphia, Distant Memory, a dual installation located in the historic textile capital, Fabric Row.

Together we made (in)VISIBLE 3.12 in six feet apart.

'Tis the season!

Students who graduated in Spring of 2020 found their final semester of college upended by the COVID-19 pandemic. Faced with an uncertain job market, a recent Digital Media Design graduate, Ben Byrum, found success despite the odds.

Daria Smith graduated in the Spring of 2018 with a B.S. in Digital Media and Design, with a minor in Art History and has been making an impact on the regional art scene ever since. Within months of graduating, she was hired as Graphic Designer of Exhibitions for the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville, TN. 

This weekend film and African American history enthusiasts alike will head to the movies to see the first major biopic on the country’s most well-known “conductor” of the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman.