The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky has a long-standing commitment to collecting and exhibiting works by regional artists. The collection contains works by painters passing through the state, such as Edward Troye and George Healy, as well as native-born artists who achieved both regional and national prominence, from Hattie Hutchcraft Hill and Norris Embry to Marvin and Morgan Smith and Ralph Eugene Meatyard. The Museum’s collection embraces a diversity of styles and approaches, ranging in work by the self-taught Edgar Tolson to the academic master Frank Duveneck. The collection also includes landmark examples by contemporary artists of the region, such as current and former University of Kentucky faculty members Robert Tharsing, Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, Deborah Frederick, Marilyn Hamann, and John Tuska, as well as other nationally acclaimed artists with Kentucky ties: Jane Burch Cochran, Jay Bolotin, Daniel Ludwig, Sheldon Tapley, Linda Butler, and Sam Gilliam.



DANIEL LUDWIG American, born 1959
Woman in Striped Dress, 1988
Oil on canvas


MARILYN HAMANN, American, born 1945
Ford Fairlane, 1980
Acrylic on canvas
Purchase: National Endowment for the Arts, Patrons of the John Jacob Niles Benefit Concert, and Friends of the Art Museum

Sandoval tapestry

Cityscape Study (Time Frame No. 1), Ben Ali Theatre, 1989
Machine-stitched opalescent mylar, netting, and color copy heat transfers
Gift of Louis Zoellar Bickett in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Bickett

Tapley pastel

SHELDON TAPLEY, American, b. Venezuela, b. 1959
House of Cards, 1997
Pastel on paper
Purchase: The Herman Lee and Nell Stuart Donovan Memorial Endowment Fund, and The Docent Art Fund

Duveneck painting

FRANK DUVENECK, American, 1848-1919
Study of an Old Man
Oil on Linen
Bequest of William P. Welsh

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