Welcome to the School of Art and Visual Studies

The mission of the School of Art and Visual Studies is to link the study of art and visual culture to the University’s broad undergraduate liberal arts tradition by providing world-class instruction in the history, theory, and practice of art. As a student here, you will receive opportunities for advanced study through undergraduate professional programs and graduate instruction. Your education at SA/VS will not only make you competitive in careers as a professional artist, educator, and scholar, but will also prepare you for challenges in fields outside the arts. Through our own research and creative endeavors we maintain SA/VS’ long and distinguished tradition of contributing to the cultural matrix of the Commonwealth, the nation, and the world. We serve the campus and wider community by bringing home professional exhibitions, and by sharing our own knowledge and experiences.

Upcoming Events
  • detail of Katie Bell work
    Jan 14 - Feb 12 2022

    False Stage

    A Solo Exhibition by Katie Bell

    Bolivar Gallery, University of Kentucky

    January 14 through February 12

    Artist Statement

    I make physical,…

    Bolivar Art Gallery
  • detail of Paul Extended florescent light by Joe Hedges
    Jan 14 - Feb 12 2022

    Ctrl+A

    A Solo Exhibition by Joe Hedges

    Bolivar Gallery, University of Kentucky

    January 14 through February 12

    In the exhibition Ctrl+A, Joe Hedges presents works…

    Bolivar Art Gallery
  • detail of Tomas Winiarski art
    Jan 14 - Feb 12 2022

    Perpetuum mobile

    A Solo Exhibition by Tomasz Winiarski

    Bolivar Gallery, University of Kentucky

    January 14 through February 12

    ARTIST BIO

    Tomasz Winiarski…

    Bolivar Art Gallery
  • Tim Eads
    Feb 2 2022 | 12pm

    Tim Eads is an artist, designer and master printer in Philadelphia. He received a MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and teaches regularly at Penland School of Craft and Tyler School of Art. Recent…

    Art & Visual Studies Building
    Room 229
  • image of Hager and Vickery in front of sculpture
    Apr 22 2022 | 12pm

    Artist Bio

    Jenny K. Hager is a Professor of Sculpture at the University of North Florida, where she has been teaching since 2006. She received her MFA in Sculpture and Digital Media from…

    Art & Visual Studies Building
    Room 136
Created 08/10/2021
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Last Updated 11/30/2021