|Gallery at the UK Art Museum - Lexington, Ky.|
Through January 22, works from UK's permanent collection have been turned into an exhibit centered on (you guessed it) blue. It has been many years since I last ventured into the UK Art Museum which is tucked in a corner of the Singletary Center for the Arts, but I recently ventured in for a holiday party.
Because of its hidden location, few know about the UK Art Museum. Even so, it has been part of the Singletary Center since the SCFA opened in 1979. (Note: The Singletary name was not applied until the late 1980s.) Over the past ten years, it has often been discussed that the Art Museum should take a more prominent role as a local attraction. Years ago, a move to the old courthouse on Main Street was contemplated.
|Portrait of Daniel Boone|
by John Wesley
Wesley, born in California, is typically genred in the "pop art" category and is is best known for his appropriation of cartoons like Blondie and Popeye.
I agree with the Museum's suggestion that "it is especially meaningfully to "see blue" in a portrait of Kentucky frontiersman Daniel Boone."
|UK Basketball Game Between|
UK and St. Johns, December 17, 1977
by Leroy Neiman
This oil was exquisite and the short brush strokes gave it a fervor that would have been present during the UKIT and throughout the season as our Cats would go on to a record of 30-2 and a National Championship (defeating Duke) under the helm of Joe B. Hall.
Neiman's work, primarily depicting scenes of sport and leisure, are well known to the American eye.
There are a multitude of other fantastic works in this collection and elsewhere in the museum. More information about the UK Art Museum can be found on its website, http://www.uky.edu/ArtMuseum/.