849 Gallery

The 849 Gallery program encourages students and the public to think critically and act creatively. Through KyCAD’s commitment to the multidisciplinary study of art, students experience nationally recognized artists first-hand.

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Exhibitions

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Edward “Ed” White: The Historian

 Illustration by: Petersen Thomn Edward “Ed” White: The Historian ” … You have to believe that [an artist] is who…

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KyCAD Foundation Exhibition 2020

The newly independent Kentucky College of Art+Design is pleased to present the inaugural student foundation show, an exhibition of artwork…

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Kara Walker Exhibition

Kara Walker, Exodus of Confederates from Atlanta, from the portfolio Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated), 2005, Smithsonian American Art…

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Amy Hoagland: Fragmented Natural

The latest installment of our Visiting Artist Lecture Series features University of Kentucky graduate Amy Hoagland. Hoagland’s new body of work…

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Merton Among Us

KyCAD will present a multimedia exhibition commemorating the 50th anniversary of the passing of Thomas Merton, featuring work inspired by the lasting impact of the legendary Trappist monk, author, and theologian who worked to improve understanding among people of different faiths. The exhibition will feature artworks and texts by seven artists and seven writers, all with local ties. This exhibition is presented in collaboration with the Thomas Merton Center.

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Future Is Now

The Future is Now art exhibition showcased work produced during a mentoring program for local high-school art students.

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Lyrical Rorschach Hack Attack

Matthew Walsh, who exhibited more than 20 of his evocative, pop-culture posters at KyCAD’s 849 Gallery, says he is interested in “the magical gap between words, the enchantment of stories, and the transformative power of the weird.”

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Events

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Open House + Portfolio Review Day

Join us for our next on-campus Open House and Portfolio Review Day on Saturday, May 8th! Appointments are required. Reserve your appointment online here or email us at admissions@kycad.org.

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Student and Alumni Design Contest: Future Follies Speculative Futures

After a year of pain and tremendous loss, we turn to the architectural flights of fancy planned by Kentucky native Clay Lancaster. In a joint exhibition, the Warwick Foundation and the Kentucky College of Art and Design are proud to bring together the fanciful rural follies of Lancaster’s imagination with the urban follies of KyCAD students and alumni. While none of these fabulous architectural follies physically exists in the landscape, they nonetheless have the power to spark our dreams and hopes for the future, reimagining our surroundings, both rural and urban.

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Anchal Project + KyCAD: Art and Design Competition

Image source: anchalproject.org   For current KyCAD students and graduates only. We are ecstatic to announce a new collaboration between…

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Homed Body: Experimental Film Program

Save the Dates February 8-15, 2021 Description KyCAD is hosting an experimental film program in conjunction with the studio course…

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Kara Walker Exhibition and Talk Series

KyCAD is honored to present the brilliant works of Kara Walker. An American artist whose work has been considered the…

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A Reception For KYCAD

July 11 and July 23 6:30PM – 8:30PM Please join us at the the Speed Mansion for drinks and light…

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Choreographer’s Showcase

KyCAD is thrilled to collaborate with the Louisville Ballet, exploring fertile ground where performing, visual, digital and time-based disciplines meet in exciting joint projects. January 31 – February 2.

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ART + MUSIC

In-Between the Real and the Ideal—A choreography for “Alla Hornpipe” from Water Music is formed by the choreography of repeated gestures. The reflections create a partnership between image and music while expressing the nature of performance as choreographed movement of pose-to-pose gestures, or the conductor’s breaths drawn at certain lengths and depths between intervals of time. The work explores the connection between the real and the ideal, image and sound, object and subject, shadow and projection, such as a thing reflected on the surface of water.

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KyCAD Gala

Our largest fundraising event of the year! The 2019 Gala honored Rev. Al Shands, one of Louisville’s most prominent and most passionate patrons of the arts, and the work he has done through the Great Meadows Foundation.

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Contact Information

Office of Admissions
Kentucky College of Art + Design
505 West Ormsby Avenue
Louisville, KY 40203

tel:502.430.6191

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