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
  • Chung-Fan Chang, Xihu's Land, 2018, Acrylic and oil on canvas
    Oct 27 - Nov 12 2021

    The SECAC 2021 Juried Exhibition is presented both virtually and in-person at the Bolivar Art Gallery within the School of Art / Visual Studies at the University of Kentucky. Ninety-six works were…

    Bolivar Art Gallery
  • Erin Harmon work
    Oct 28 2021 | 10am

    Erin Harmon was raised in the suburbs of southern California where the natural desert is sated by hundreds of miles of aqueducts to produce obsessively groomed lawns. After graduating from San…

    Bolivar Art Gallery
  • John Paul Morabito Image
    Nov 15 2021 | 6pm

    Transdisciplinary weaver John Paul Morabito engages the medium of tapestry reimagined in the digital age. Their work outputs woven forms, moving images, and relational actions to imagine queer…

    Bolivar Art Gallery
Created 08/10/2021
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Last Updated 08/25/2021