LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 27, 2010) - Hidden in the serene silence of the Art Museum at the University of Kentucky's storage room lie 4,500 objects. Art enthusiasts are invited to come peruse the gems of this collection at the museum's current exhibition "Treasures from the Vault." The free public exhibit, highlighting rarely seen prized pieces of artwork from the museum's expansive art collection, runs through July 25.
For "Treasures from the Vault," museum staff culled the treasure trove and handpicked favorites for you to see.
"When you come to visit the museum you'll notice that many of the pieces have extended labels, a paragraph or two which was written by the staff member who selected the work of art," notes Deborah Borrowdale-Cox, director of museum education at the Art Museum at UK. "These aren't just art historical, they are documents that talk about why a work of art touches us. And, they are very interesting reading."
Everything from small scale sculptures and large paintings to Iranian ceramics are on display, giving visitors a chance to imagine what the museum could permanently exhibit with a larger facility.
Don’t miss this opportunity to see work by well-known artists like Ludwig Bemelmans, Alexander Calder, Ralph Steadman and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and regional favorites like Henry Faulkner, Jim Foose, Hattie Hill, Sheldon Tapley, Bob Tharsing and John Tuska.
The Art Museum at UK is open from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and from noon to 8 p.m. Friday. The museum is closed Mondays and university holidays. For more information on "Treasures from the Vault," contact the museum at (859) 257-5716.