Arts & Culture

Art Show First to Examine Role of Horse in America

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 19, 2010) − The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky will present the first significant exhibition to examine the role of the horse in American art, history, and culture. Organized to coincide with the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG), "Hoofbeats and Heartbeats: The Horse in American Art" opens Sunday, Aug. 22, and runs through Nov. 21.

Curated by Ingrid Cartwright, assistant professor of art history at Western Kentucky University, "Hoofbeats and Heartbeats" will feature more than 50 paintings and sculptures from museums across the country, including works by famous artists such as Edward Hicks, Frederic Remington, Edward Troye and Grant Wood.

As part of the exhibition, the Art Museum at UK will present lectures, workshops, readings and music inspired by the horse's role in America. To see a list of these events, visit the museum's website at:

Admission to the exhibition is $10 for general admission and $8 for seniors. Admission is free for all students and UK faculty, staff and alumni. The exhibition is free to everyone on Friday evenings from 5 to 8 p.m. The museum is open from noon to 5 p.m. on Tuesday through Sunday and from noon to 8 p.m. Friday. For more information, contact the museum at (859) 257-5716.

Also on view at the museum during WEG is "The Bluegrass Palette of Andre Pater," featuring the work of a Polish-born, Lexington artist known internationally for his sporting art.