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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 18, 2019) — Seven alumni and one doctoral student from University of Kentucky Opera Theatre recently finished the first seven performances of the Metropolitan Opera’s newest production of “Porgy and Bess.” This group of talented Wildcats will return to the Met’s stage for the last seven performances beginning Jan. 8, 2020.

The University of Kentucky is committed to reinvented operations on the first day of classes for Fall semester including residential living on campus. In response to the challenges presented by COVID-19, the College of Fine Arts administration, faculty and staff are actively working to modify and revise programs to support that goal. The following guidelines, policy changes, and mandates are offered to assist in reducing some level of uncertainty and to aid in planning. These decisions have been made by the leadership team of the College, in consultation with faculty, university resources, and external organization guidelines. Central is the goal of providing the safest teaching and learning environment for all involved.

Siblings can be a built in best friend, but how about a built in ensemble member? In this Q&A, the Martin Sisters discuss how they grew up playing music together and continued their education at the University of Kentucky where they had the opportunity to play in the UK Symphony Orchestra. Isabelle, Chandler, and Miranda reminisce about their college experience and what it was like to perform together at the Prague Summer Nights Young Artist Music Festival!

48 hours of Neukölln is an international arts festival that invites hundreds of artists from Germany and around the world to exhibit work in spaces around the Berlin district of Neukölln, an area settled by Bohemians from Czechoslovakia in the 1800s.

I witnessed a murder and I don’t know how to respond.

As the Director of the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre, and a champion of all of our students, I feel compelled to comment on what is happening in our nation.

An exhibition curated by Miriam Kienle, an assistant professor of contemporary art history at the University of Kentucky School of Art and Visual Studies, is enjoying virtual popularity during the coronavirus pandemic.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 24, 2020) — It may look a little different this year, but the Bolivar Art Gallery's senior exhibition will virtually feature the artwork of the university’s graduating art students at the University of Kentucky School of Art and Visual Studies.

We love to happen across stories of our alumni making waves in the art world. One such story shows Tianlan Deng's latest exhibition "Cave."

Class of 2020, we salute you! While your academic journey isn't ending as expected, we know that, as creatives, you rise to a challenge.

Caitlin Flemm, a freshman Music Education major in the University of Kentucky School of Music and Rob Vanover, who received his Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance from the University of Kentucky in 2002 are great examples of CFA #creativetypes who are finding ways to stay creative while remaining #healthyathome during these challenging times.

Institute 193 is under new direction. Emma Friedman-Buchanan and Liz Glass, both UK grads, are the newest directors of Institute 193 New York City and Lexington, respectively.