LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 8, 2013) — The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky recently installed the summer exhibition "Rembrandt, Rubens, Gainsborough and the Golden Age of Painting in Europe" which runs through Sept. 22.
This timeless exhibition features 70 extraordinary 17th- and 18th-century paintings by renowned artists including Rembrandt, Rubens, van Dyck, Tiepolo and Gainsborough, and highlighting art from Italy, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany and England.
"The Golden Age" illustrates important changes in the realms of religion, politics, philosophy and science during the economic growth that swept Europe during this time and fueled an amazing period of artistic creation. All the major painting subjects that were popular at this time — portraits, religious paintings, landscapes, scenes of everyday life, still lifes and interpretations of classical antiquity — can be found in this exhibition organized by the Speed Art Museum, in Louisville, Ky.
The installation of this exhibition is being made possible at the Art Museum at UK with the help of presenting sponsors UK HealthCare and Norton Healthcare. Additional support is being provided by the Albisetti Exhibition Fund. The exhibition's promotional sponsors are Insight Communications, Meridian-Chiles, Thoroughbred Printing and WUKY.
The Art Museum at UK is located in the Singletary Center for the Arts at Rose Street and Euclid Avenue. The hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, and noon to 8 p.m. Friday. Admission to "The Golden Age" is $8 for general admission, $5 for senior citizens, and free for all students, UK faculty, staff and alumni. The exhibition is also free on Friday nights from 5 to 8 p.m.
The mission of the Art Museum at UK, part of the UK College of Fine Arts, is to promote the understanding and appreciation of art to enhance the quality of life for the people of Kentucky through collecting, exhibiting, preserving and interpreting outstanding works of visual art from all cultures. Home to a collection of more than 4,500 objects, including American and European paintings, drawings, photographs, prints and sculpture, the Art Museum at UK presents both special exhibitions and shows of work from their permanent collection.
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