The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky (AMUK) is a wellspring of culture in Lexington, KY. Its permanent collection contains over 4,500 objects, with significant concentrations of Abstract Expressionist and American Impressionist art, decorative and ethnographic art, Italian Baroque and artwork of the Old Masters, contemporary and regional art, as well as photography, sculpture, and Works Progress Administration paintings, prints and drawings. The Art Museum is contained within the University of Kentucky’s Singletary Center for the Arts, which also serves the University’s performing needs with its Concert and Recital Halls and President’s Room.
Exhibitions at AMUK draw from the Museum’s collection, as well as private collections and those of like organizations worldwide, exploring particular artistic media and major themes & figures in art history. Other events at the Museum include guided tours & art activities on ‘Artful Sunday,’ gallery talks and lecture series (including the “Art at Noon” series), as well as a number of events for families and teachers. Educational offerings at AMUK include tours for students & preschool children (with gallery guides provided where needed), in-school ‘Art To Go’ presentations, and a series of professional development courses and workshops for educators.
The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky Information
- Public Transportation: Good (a short walk from Lextran buses 1 and 3 at Rose Street/Euclid Avenue)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Hours: Tuesday–Sunday, noon–5 p.m.; open Fridays until 8 p.m.; Closed Mondays & University holidays
- Admission: Free
- Tours: Docent-led tours are available for groups of 10 or more, and require three weeks advance notice. No admission charge for tours.