News & Stories

As part of the University of Kentucky’s 70 Years of Integration commemoration, the UK Alumni Association is doing a monthly Q&A featuring an alumni to discuss their time at UK and how that helped shape what they have done in their life and career. This month they featured 2010 UK graduate Jeremy Gillett, who will perform his one-man play “Black and 25 in America,” Sept. 13-14 at the Guignol Theatre, Fine Arts Building.

Enjoy our free wellness opportunities for College of Fine Arts students, faculty, and staff this semester. Take care of your mind and body while keeping track of classes.

Season packages are now on sale for the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre 2019-2020 season!

The College of Fine Arts is excited to offer a variety of summer programs and learning experiences for numerous age groups.

It’s not often that the University of Kentucky School of Music, its faculty, and programs make their way into the business of the Commonwealth’s General Assembly. Yet that happened on March 28, 2019, when the House of Representatives adopted House Resolution No. 214, which had been introduced to the assembly by Representatives Ruth Palumbo, David Osborne, George Brown Jr., Kelly Flood, Joe Graviss, Matthew Koch, Stan Lee, Russ Meyer, Phillip Pratt, Cherlynn Stevenson, and Susan Westrom. 

In celebration of 100 years of music, students from the UK School of Music will head to New York City and take the Carnegie Hall stage on Wednesday, May 29.

On April 17, the University of Kentucky will rally its alumni, friends and fans to support One Day for UK, a 24-hour day of giving where donors can support the college, unit or cause of their choice.

Whether on stages, in concert halls, or in galleries, our faculty seek to interpret classics, develop new works, challenge our understanding of the world and advance the intellectual discourse through, with, and about the visual and performing arts.

"A beacon of light in this dark work, soprano Joanna Mongiardo's pure, well-rounded voice conveyed both innocence and urgency as she pleaded for peace." --The Washington Post

Wonderful article about the UK Art Museum WITNESS exhibition last year.


Building on 10 years of creative research, Ashley Hunt’s Degrees of Visibility exhibition looks at the American prison system and the practice of geographically placing the prisons, and the human beings they hold, conveniently out of sight.

This November the UK School of Music Opera Theatre will be bring to life Silent Night, a story of the spontaneous and unofficial 1914 Christmas Day truce in the midst of one of the bloodiest conflicts in human history. Leading up to the performance, professors from across the University will be coming together in a lecture series that brings musical, historical, and cultural context to the dramatic event and to the opera itself.