UK Art Museum
405 Rose St.
12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Tues. – Sun. (until 8 p.m. Fri.)
Lasting Legacy: Gifts of Art from Jim Wenneker
Through Sept. 25
Major donors have helped build the museum’s outstanding art collection. This is the first in a series of exhibitions highlighting gifts of art to the museum. Wenneker is a local art collector.
The Art of Insect Illustration
Through Oct. 30
A fascinating collection of insect illustrations lent by the University of Kentucky Entomology Department.
The Veil: Visible and Invisible Spaces
Through Oct. 9
A visual response to the many cultural and political aspects of veils and veiling throughout human history. Artists from the United States, Europe, South and Central Asia, and the Near and Middle East have created 33 powerful works that examine the veil and its stereotypes.
See Blue: Art from the Collection
Oct. 30 – Jan. 22, 2012
The innovative exhibition, gathered from the museum’s permanent collection, consists of works of art that feature the color blue. Explore the range of this color, its symbolism and expressive qualities.
Richard Bell: Us vs. Them
Feb. 12 – May 6
The first traveling exhibition in the United States dedicated to the multi-layered work of Aboriginal artist and activist Richard Bell, one of Australia’s leading and most controversial artists.