Arts & Culture

Art Museum Closed for Reinstallation

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 4, 2015)  The University of Kentucky Art Museum is currently closed to the public in order to reinstall varied works in the permanent collection galleries. The museum will reopen Sept. 1 with the new free admission policy in place, allowing visitors to come as often as possible.

"We will be transforming the second floor of the museum by moving walls into new positions to establish intimately scaled rooms and stimulating sightlines," museum Director Stuart Horodner said. "With this installation, we will take a leap forward in the interpretive function of the museum, maintaining academic rigor while being more playful and experimental in how we share traditional and radical works."

"This will enliven the viewing experience for our many visitors, and reveal many important works that have been in storage for years," Horodner said. "Themes of portraiture, abstraction, landscape, and mortality will be explored, and we will celebrate works from the George and Susan Proskauer collection, the largest gift in the museum’s history."

For information about visiting during the reinstallation process, contact Michaela Miles at 859-257-5716.

The mission of the UK Art Museum, part of the UK College of Fine Arts, is to promote the understanding and appreciation of art to enhance the quality of life for people of Kentucky through collecting, exhibiting, preserving and interpreting outstanding works of visual art from all cultures. Home to a collection of more than 4,800 objects including American and European paintings, drawings, photographs, prints and sculpture, the UK Art Museum presents both special exhibitions and shows of work from its permanent collection. 

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