The Art and the Animal exhibit is up at The Art Museum at University of Kentucky until April 28, but this weekend, you can also catch Art in Bloom, with its bonus of companion floral arrangements, installed as part of the museum’s annual fundraiser. About fifty designers and a host of volunteers have worked together to create a paradise for the winter-weary public eager for the advent of spring.
This is the perfect opportunity to introduce your kids to visiting an art gallery. The images of animals are astounding, colorful and immediately understandable. Statements about the artists, the works, and also by the floral designers are posted by each piece as well, to help you answer any questions. It’s also fun to look for features in the paintings which are echoed in the floral arrangements.
One word of caution: Everyone visiting the museum is cautioned that touching is not allowed, so it’s a good idea to bring something for your kids to hold on to, like a small stuffed animal or even a little flowers of their own, so that their hands are kept busy while their eyes take in everything.
The floral designs are iin place Saturday & Sunday, noon – 5 pm. $5 admission fee; free to students and UK faculty, staff and alumni. For more information as well as normal gallery hours, see The ART MUSEUM at the University of Kentucky
Other Art in Bloom events open to the public include:
A Night on the Town Cocktail Reception
Saturday, February 23, 7:30 – 10:30 pm
Cocktails, Hors d’oeuvres and Silent Auction
Tickets: $100 each or $75 for the “under 40 crowd”
with Mary Neely, Cate Wagoner, Kelly Brewer,
and Ann Rutherford Pass
Sunday, February 24, 2-4 pm
The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky is located at the Singletary Center, at the corner of Rose Street and Euclid Avenue, Lexington, KY 40506-0241 859.257.5716