Arts Tasting Menu

A weekly tasting menu of arts and cultural happenings and delicacies, hand-cut, from Lexington and the region.

It’s Summer and we know lots of you are on the road. So here’s something local and some tastes from other locales.


The Office of the President at the University of Kentucky has issues a call to artists for proposals for work to be installed in the vestibule of Memorial Hall, to be in dialogue with the WPA-era mural by Ann Rice O’Hanlon. The mural was generated significant controversy for its depiction of the evolution of Kentucky, and specifically of slavery in the early Commonwealth. UnderMain comtributing writer, Tony Huffman, explored the controversy in an extensive piece on UM. Proposals are due by September 1.


The Art Institute of Chicago is exhibiting Gaugin Artist as Alchemist, thru September 10. The extensive exhibition of the Post-Impressionist artists, explores how the artists challenged cultural, geographic and material boundaries in his work. Definitely a not to miss show if you are in the Windy City.


Heading to DC, otherwise know as the heart of darkness? Make sure to get to the new National Museum of African American History & Culture. Tickets are still tough so get them ahead of your visit. So much to see and experience there, including More Than A Picture, photographs from the museum’s photography collection.

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