Delve into provocative and powerful art with today's Groupon for two admissions to Splendid Silk: Japanese Embroidery at The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky located on Rose Road (up to $16 value).
Ranked the second-best museum in Lexington by 10Best, The Art Musuem at the University of Kentucky's dazzling exhibits and a permanent collection of more than 4,500 pieces from all across the world delight symbol-hungry visitors. The museum’s Splendid Silk exhibit examines Japanese embroidery, a tradition that sprung into popularity as an expression of piousness before morphing into a fashion of the elite and becoming an accessible art form. Presented by Japanese Embroidery Center and Kurenai-kai, this exhibit showcases modern global impressions of the custom, such as kimonos, scrolls, and more. The exhibit runs from April 10–July 3, 2011.
- This university-affiliated museum provides "town and gown" communities with an opportunity to view a range of masterworks by well- and lesser-known artists from a variety of countries and times. – 10Best
The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky
The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky showcases more than 4,500 masterpieces including American and European paintings, photographs, and sculpture. Oil and watercolors grace canvases by artists from around the world, including the American impressionist painting Bucks County Winter by Edward Willis Redfield and the Italian Baroque painting Madonna and Child with St. John by Agostino Carracci. The collection’s three-dimensional art forms also span the centuries, with examples of Native American ceremonial robes and a variety of outdoor sculptures that call upon contemporary amalgamations of steel, bronze, and stone. Traveling exhibitions, lecture series, and annual events aim to inspire as well as to create opportunities for patrons to gain new perspectives on how to best arrange a bowl of fruit.