Monday, August 26, 2013


Fall semester at the University of Kentucky is starting again! This is always an exciting time on campus and at the Art Museum. Some of the staff favorites are seeing the UK Marching Band practice around the building, move-in days, and meeting new interns.

Friday, the Museum hosted the annual College of Fine Arts welcome back reception for faculty, staff and their families. It’s always fun to see friends who have been gone for the summer and talk about new projects for the fall.

Students, please join us for K-week’s Art Day on Thursday, August 29 from 2-4 in the sculpture garden. Museum staff will have tours, treasure hunts and other fun activities with giveaways and prizes!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

New Voices

The staff at the Art Museum have lots of stories to tell. This blog will feature their stories now, as I am retiring this week!

When I was thinking of a museum career, back in the 1960's, I had no idea what an adventure my  life would become. It took me seven years to get a job in an art museum! Meanwhile, I taught school and wrote articles to build my portfolio. My first museum job was at the St. Louis Art Museum. I was thrilled to know colleagues with whom I shared so many interests and values.

Six museums and many years later, I still think it is a great privilege to work in an art museum.  There are conflicting values, and funding crises, and pressure and disappointments. But there are also challenges, opportunities, moments of wonder, the sense of success when you read the comment book, get a grant or  see children get excited about learning.
Most of all, I have loved the chance to be around works of art every day, to walk through the galleries and feel a sense of being at home.

The staff will take over now- they are great!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Cutest Ever

The pictures of summer camp 2013 tell a story of children learning about art through looking, making, exploring, and finally, discussing!

The last day the students wanted to have a "Golden Age" meeting!