News & Stories

"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.

The American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) has named a University of Kentucky music therapist, Olivia Yinger, as one of two new associate editors of the Journal of Music Therapy (JMT).

The Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Awards were presented Aug. 18, in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. There were 12 Emmy winners from the Lexington area, including three Emmys involving students, faculty and staff of the University of Kentucky College of Fine Arts.

This fall the Appalachia in the Bluegrass concert series will return to University of Kentucky's campus. Starting Friday, Aug. 31, the series of free public concerts will kick off at noon, in the Niles Gallery of the John Jacob Niles Center for American Music, located at UK's Lucille C. Little Fine Arts Library and Learning Center. The opening act is folk duo The Other Years.

Faculty, students, and even staff are always hard at work creating and researching art at the College of Fine Arts.  Here are some of our most recent accomplishments!

As an art student, what better way is there to get to know your professor than through their own artistic vision?

Miriam Kienle, an assistant professor of contemporary art history at the University of Kentucky School of Art and Visual Studies, is the guest curator behind the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, (the Archives) new exhibition documenting the international mail art movement. "Pushing the Envelope: Mail Art from the Archives of American Art," which opens Aug. 10, will feature postcards, letters and packages that tested the limits of what could be posted.

Vocal performance tours throughout Europe. The first LGBTQIA+ dance intensive in the United States. New archeological discoveries in southern Italy. We work hard. And we love our work.

Welcome to the new CFA!  While much of the same content is available in the same place as before, some major changes have come to — and more changes are coming in the near future.