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University of Kentucky Art Museum

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Address: Corner of Rose Street and Euclid Avenue, Lexington, KY 40506
Phone Number: 859-257-5716
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Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Nice Selection for a Small Museum

They have a good amount of art here and it's easy to find and easy to navigate the inside. We enjoyed it, but it's not an all-day museum. Just an hour or so.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2016
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Dayton Ohio
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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We often stop by to view the collection and appreciate new exhibits. Parking is a problem now however due to so much construction around campus. If you are interested check the website for special events or curator tours. The permanent collection is excellent and there are usually changes in displays that make a repeat visit worthwhile.

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Dayton Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

They have a good amount of art here and it's easy to find and easy to navigate the inside. We enjoyed it, but it's not an all-day museum. Just an hour or so.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

OK for a small museum, could use more displays in my opinion, but still OK if you are just walking by

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Lexington, Kentucky
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

This museum, tucked into the back of a performance hall, has interesting art, some lovely outdoor sculptures and a serious attitude problem. Hard to find with minimal signage, unhelpful labels-why is this art, why should I look at it? and a guest services staff that is more interested in their own cell phones than guests, and happy to admit that... More 

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Perrysburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

We loved this little campus museum and found it was well-curated with nice contemporary work as well as a great set of works by art stars such as Andy Warhol, Milton Avery, and John Singer Sergeant. It is the kind of museum that you can visit in less than an hour and soak it all in. Oh, there is a... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

This small art gallery is short on parking, but long on sweetness. Staff are friendly and anxious to help. The exhibits are mostly modern, contemporary art. Housed within the Singletary Center for the Arts building, it does have its own exterior entrance as well. Accepts NARM reciprocal membership.

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The website stated that visitor parking was available behind the building. I arrived 3-5 minutes before opening time (Noon) and no parking to be had - parking on that campus is terrible, period. Not worth the search for other parking.

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Cobleskill, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

A small but interesting art museum at the University. There were two travelling photo exhibits when I visited, with some powerful pieces, and the permanent collection spans a variety of genres and media. Photography without flash is permitted. There's a small gift shop as well. Very enjoyable!

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

Part of the University of Kentucky - this small gallery hosts various exhibitions through the year. Check the website or newspapers for the current offerings.

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