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University of Kentucky Art Museum

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Address: Corner of Rose Street and Euclid Ave, Lexington, KY 40506-0001
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+1 859-257-5716
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Tue - Thu 12:00 - 17:00
Fri 12:00 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 17:00

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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.

Reviewed 18 May 2016
Dayton Ohio
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Lexington, Kentucky
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173 reviews
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

The museum is part of the University of Kentucky with a very nice collection on exhibit for all taste. There is also a nice gift shop and parking is easy.

Thank Leelex
Detroit, Michigan
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

I just attended a memorial service here for a great, local Lexington artist! Very well done. The new Director is so nice and has done a superb job with the museum since coming on board. I believe his name is Stewart.

Thank Francesca T
Lexington, Kentucky
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282 reviews
145 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 22 July 2016

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.

Thank Elaine M
Dayton Ohio
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 18 May 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.

Thank readermom42
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334 reviews
110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016

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

Thank Scott F
Lexington, Kentucky
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 20 April 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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Reviewed 28 March 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 

1 Thank Mike Z
Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 18 March 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.

Thank jbwhitehouse
Chicago, Illinois
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39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 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.

Thank Lisa S S
Cobleskill, New York
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420 reviews
193 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 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!

Thank therese l

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