Engaging Art on Exhibit at Art Museum

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Photo of Los Carpineros Artwork as part of the Engaging Art Exhibit
Los Carpineros Artwork part of the Engaging Art Exhibit

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 23, 2004) -- “Engaging Representations: Contemporary Art from The Speed Art Museum” is on display through March 6, 2005, at the University of Kentucky Art Museum.

The exhibit includes 21 works from the collection of Louisville's Speed Art Museum including paintings, sculpture, and photographs by 19 WHAT? .

“Focused on the examination of physical and cultural environments, the exhibition presents subject matter from abstract emanations of land- and cityscapes to incisive social and historical critiques,” said Kathy Walsh-Piper, UK Art Museum director. “’Engaging Representations’ also illustrates the influences of art history and the mass media, and the roles these visual agents play in creating meaning and shaping cultural identities,” she added.

Exhibits include Catherine Yass' lightbox image of a cityscape; UK art professor Arturo Alonzo Sandoval's “Cityscape #6,” and works by Cindy Sherman and Vik Muniz.

“Engaging Representations” is organized by The Speed Art Museum, in coordination with the University of Kentucky Art Museum and curated by Alice Stites, The Speed Art Museum’s adjunct curator. The exhibition is made possible by support of the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation and the Friends of the University of Kentucky Art Museum.

“Engaging Representations” is free and open to the public. A special Artists and Members Preview will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, in the museum’s galleries. This preview is free to artists and UK Art Museum’s members. Call (859) 257-5716 for more information regarding the preview event.

The UK Art Museum, located on the corner of Rose Street and Euclid Avenue, is open noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, and noon to 8 p.m. on Friday. The museum is closed Monday and university holidays. For general museum information, call (859) 257-5716.


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