40 Years of Art and Captivation

Spotlight on the University of Kentucky Art Museum.


Afton Skeeters

Photo of Still, Wallflowers, Roses and Weeds (Left to Right) all created by Joan Snyder as part of the Interwoven exhibition.

The University of Kentucky Art Museum is celebrating its 40th anniversary. This is the perfect chance to revisit this hidden gem of Lexington. In a survey given to students at WCHS, only 7% said that they had been to the UK Art Museum. The current exhibits are thought-provoking and well worth the thirty-minute drive!


Artists Judy Ledgerwood, Joan Snyder, and Crystal Gregory have combined their diverse backgrounds and artistic style to spread awareness of feminism. The exhibit Interwoven will be at the UK Art Museum until December 8th. 

Conservation and Collection

As part of the 40th-anniversary celebration, the museum is bringing out the Conservation and Collection exhibit. this exhibition recognizes the institution’s mission to preserve the almost 5,000 works in its collection. The paintings in this installation have all received care from a conservator. The Conservation and Collection exhibit will be at the museum until February 9th.


Chicago-based artist Bethany Collins manipulates language in provocative ways. In drawings, prints, paintings, sculptures, and artist’s books, she removes words from her pieces. It is exactly blackout poetry but on a larger scale. Her work addresses the personal and the political through race, power, and histories of violence.  Her exhibition Benediction will be at the UK Art Museum until December 8th. 

Recent Works

Laura Letinsky will be the first artist for the 2019-20 Robert C. May Photography Lecture Series. This exhibit is a clear outlier in what is considered still life. Rather than pristine bowls of fruit, Letinsky photographs the remains of an already eaten meal. Laura Letinsky’s exhibition Recent Works will be at the UK Art Museum until December 8th. 

 Singletary Center for the Arts

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Lexington, KY 40506

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