Animal Forms Celebration at Art Museum

Contact: Ralph Derickson

 

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The University of Kentucky 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; closed Monday and University holidays. For general museum information, call 859-257-5716.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 15, 2004) -- The University of Kentucky Art Museum is celebrating two exhibitions devoted to the beauty of animal forms – “ Animals in Bronze: the Michael and Mary Erlanger Collection of Animalier Bronzes from the Georgia Museum of Art” and “Audubon's Animals: Works from the John James Audubon Museum,” both on view through Aug. 8.

During an Audubon celebration week, July 13-18, the Buckley Hills Audubon Society is partnering with the UK Art Museum to celebrate the art of John James Audubon, artist and explorer. Buckley Hills will host a special evening reception, free and open to the public, from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 16.

Audubon expert Bill Steiner, author of “ Audubon Art Prints: A Collector’s Guide to Every Edition,” will help unravel the mysteries of what is a "real" Audubon, the various editions of Audubon prints, and how to distinguish original prints in a lecture at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 18, in the Recital Hall of the Singletary Center for the Arts. Following the lecture, a reception and book signing featuring Steiner will be held in the Art Museum. Tickets to the Sunday lecture, reception and book signing are $10 for UK Art Museum members and $15 for non-members. Call (859) 257-4929 to purchase tickets.

The University of Kentucky 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; closed Monday and University holidays. For general museum information, call 859-257-5716 or go to the Web site.


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