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Art Museum Horse Exhibition Wins Awards


LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 24, 2011) − The landmark exhibition "Hoofbeats and Heartbeats: the Horse in American Art," hosted by the Art Museum at the University of Kentucky, will be awarded a commendation by the Curators Committee of the Southeastern Museums Conference in the category of "Best exhibition over $100,000," as well as a Gold Award for its comprehensive marketing campaign. 

The prizes will be awarded at the organizations' annual meeting scheduled for Oct. 25-27, in Greenville, S.C. Director of Publications and Public Relations Dorothy Freeman will accept the awards on behalf of the museum.

"These awards from our peers in museums throughout the Southeast mean a lot to our museum and demonstrate the lasting value of exhibitions," said Kathy Walsh-Piper, director of the Art Museum at the University of Kentucky.

"Hoofbeats and Heartbeats: The Horse in American Art" was planned to coincide with the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games held in Lexington in the fall of 2010. It was the first exhibition of the horse in our history and culture, as reflected in American art. A catalogue on the exhibition is available at the museum's gift shop. 

The Southeastern Museums Conference is an association of museums of all disciplines and sizes in the Southeastern United States, including: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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