Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Monday, November 11, 2013
The GoodGiving Guide Challenge—a partnership of Blue Grass Community Foundation and Smiley Pete Publishing—is an online charitable giving campaign which celebrates the diversity of 108 nonprofits in the Bluegrass Region by allowing people to learn about and contribute to their important work. Donors can make a donation to one or more charities using a credit card at the secure website www.goodgivingguide.net. Donations made via the GoodGiving Guide website will have an even greater impact thanks to hundreds of thousands of dollars in challenges, match pools, and grant money provided by sponsors.
The Art Museum at UK is relying on this fabulous resource more than ever to drive our annual fund campaign. Your donations help us:
• Purchase mats and frames for artwork, like six Andy Warhol prints donated by The Warhol Foundation
• Provide art supplies for educational and outreach events
• Pay for rental, shipping, and installation of special exhibitions
• Conserve valuable artwork in our permanent collection
• AND MUCH MORE!
Please help the Art Museum continue to serve, not only the University community, but all of Central Kentucky. You can reach our donation page on the GoodGiving Guide website here: www.goodgivingguide.net/ukartmuseum
Thank you in advance for your support!
The GoodGiving Guide Challenge runs from November 1 at 8:00 am and ends on December 31 at 11:59 pm.
Monday, November 4, 2013
Monday, October 28, 2013
Monday, October 21, 2013
October saw the passing of a great Kentucky artist and long-time University of Kentucky professor, Robert James Foose. The Museum was fortunate to host a retrospective of his work in 2002, which really brought to light his versatility as an artist. His oil paintings and watercolors are stylistically different. Many of his oil paintings are large abstractions of a familiar landscape, while his watercolors focus on line and the subtle changes in atmosphere. He was also known as a great innovator in the area of artist’s books. He influenced the lives of many through his art and teaching and leaves a great legacy for the University of Kentucky.
Monday, October 14, 2013
How many photos do you have on your phone, on Facebook, on Instagram? Our first featured artist for the 2013-2014 Robert C. May Photography Lecture series explores the sheer volume and anonymity of contemporary photography. Penelope Umbrico, examines the notion of how photography exists in the digital age, making prints of ephemeral electronic images, culling samples, and then building them into installations of multiple images that offer a revealing snapshot of who we are. Her work can be displayed on walls, on Flickr, or in other spaces for the viewer to discover including drawers. Photography today is constantly changing and Umbrico’s work explores its dichotomies including the tension between producer and consumer, the individual and collective, and the material and immaterial. Make sure to see her special installation in the Art Museum which opens this Friday, October 18. It will be on view through November 10. And don’t miss her lecture Friday, October 18, 2013 at 4 pm in the Worsham Theater of the UK Student Center. Both her lecture and admission to the exhibition are free.