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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.

Dr. Justin Vickers has recently been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award by the  J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board to conduct research at University of Surrey, Guildford, in the United Kingdom.

Due to mounting concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, the College of Fine Arts has postponed or canceled all of its events and community programming through the end of the spring semester.

If you've visited downtown Lexington recently, you may have seen some artwork by our School of Art and Visual Studies students, an inspiring example of UK's town and gown relationship with the Bluegrass.

"I'm utterly shocked and thrilled!" So said Mia Cinelli, assistant professor in the School of Art and Visual Studies, of being awarded the remarkable Best in Festival for New Work as part of the 10th annual Toronto Design Week (the DesignTO Festival).

Singing on the Metropolitan Opera stage is a lifelong dream for many young opera vocalists, and one University of Kentucky doctoral candidate, Makeda Hampton, is among the chosen few currently performing at America’s most prestigious opera house. But for this previous math and chemistry student, a dream to perform didn't take center stage until a bit later.

A design by University of Kentucky alumnus Casey McKinney was unveiled as the 2020 Kentucky Derby Festival poster.

Congratulations to Andrew Maske, associate professor of art history and visual studies, who has been elected president of the Japan Art History Forum.


From the spotlight of stages across Kentucky and beyond to speaking up for fellow students, and now artists, University of Kentucky alumnus Whit Whitaker has used his vocal talents to better his community.