Without frequent exposure to art, viewers may struggle to discern whether they’re looking at an impressionist masterpiece or out a heavily smudged window. Start your eye-training with today’s Groupon to The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky, located at Rose Street and Euclid Avenue. Choose from the following options to Art In Bloom: A Night on the Town Cocktail Reception:
- For $35, you get one young-adult ticket (a $75 value).
- For $70, you get two young-adult tickets (a $150 value).
- For $50, you get one adult ticket (a $100 value).
- For $95, you get two adult tickets (a $200 value). <p>
The cocktail reception lasts from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 25. Young-adult tickets are valid for patrons aged 21–40. Adult tickets are valid for patrons aged 41 and older. All guests should dress in cocktail attire.
The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky’s primary annual fundraiser, Art in Bloom, showcases floral interpretations of the museum’s abundant artworks. Fifty floral designers use natural elements such as flowers, plants, and garden gnomes to reconstruct pieces from more than 4,500 paintings, photographs, and sculptures in the museum’s collections and special exhibitions. Throughout the three-hour reception, chefs prepare hors d’oeuvres and bartenders pour cocktails as visitors tour the foliage and vie for goodies in a silent auction. This year’s event honors Isabelle Yates for her longtime support of the museum, as well as the color chartreuse for innovatively straddling the line between yellow and green.
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.