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Featured Event

Downstage from Meatyard

Art Show

This exhibition presents a range of artists whose diverse works can be linked to aspects of Ralph Eugene Meatyard’s creative principles and methods. Exhibiting artists include Roger Ballen, Mia Cinelli, Mara Eagle, Robert C. May, Guy Mendes, Didier and Francois Morelli, and Laurel Nakadate. Their works are installed in our main downstairs gallery, along with a wooden stage that will serve as host for numerous events organized with campus and community partners. These include plays, poetry readings, performance art, and concerts inspired by Meatyard photographs in the Stages for Being exhibition.

Information:

• Wed 10/17/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 10/18/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Fri 10/19/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 10/20/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 10/21/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Tue 10/23/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Wed 10/24/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 10/25/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Fri 10/26/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 10/27/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 10/28/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Tue 10/30/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Wed 10/31/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 11/1/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Fri 11/2/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 11/3/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 11/4/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Tue 11/6/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Wed 11/7/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 11/8/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Fri 11/9/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 11/10/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 11/11/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Tue 11/13/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Wed 11/14/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 11/15/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Fri 11/16/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 11/17/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 11/18/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Tue 11/20/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Wed 11/21/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 11/22/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Fri 11/23/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 11/24/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 11/25/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Tue 11/27/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Wed 11/28/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 11/29/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Fri 11/30/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 12/1/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 12/2/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Tue 12/4/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Wed 12/5/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 12/6/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Fri 12/7/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 12/8/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 12/9/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Other Upcoming Events

Alix Pearlstein: GRASS

Art Show

Alix Pearlstein is a New York-based artist whose videos and performances bring together groups of actors to explore both scripted and improvised movements and dialogue. The results possess a sense of purpose and restraint as the camera and participating bodies negotiate shared space. We invited Pearlstein to visit Mill Ridge Farm, a family business in Lexington with a 50-year commitment to the breeding, care, and cultivation of thoroughbreds. This May, over three consecutive days in a single field, she filmed the same group of mares and foals. Her approach to filming emerged through prolonged observation of the horses and their daily routines. She came to consider the field as a stage and the horses as actors, albeit ones that she could not exactly direct. GRASS is a 30-minute film projection.

Information:

• Wed 10/17/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Ralph Eugene Meatyard: Stages for Being

Art Show, Photography

Ralph Eugene Meatyard (1925 – 1972) moved to Lexington in 1950 and developed a passion for photography along with his career as an optician. Over the next two decades, he would craft the enigmatic images that would assure him a place in the history of the medium. He used masks, dolls, and found objects as unsettling props; mined architectural detail for abstract compositional elements; and set the mood with evocative natural lighting. Stages for Being—the largest exhibition of Meatyard’s work ever shown in his adopted hometown—celebrates his life and legacy with 100 rare, vintage prints.

Information:

• Wed 10/17/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 10/18/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Alix Pearlstein: GRASS

Art Show

Alix Pearlstein is a New York-based artist whose videos and performances bring together groups of actors to explore both scripted and improvised movements and dialogue. The results possess a sense of purpose and restraint as the camera and participating bodies negotiate shared space. We invited Pearlstein to visit Mill Ridge Farm, a family business in Lexington with a 50-year commitment to the breeding, care, and cultivation of thoroughbreds. This May, over three consecutive days in a single field, she filmed the same group of mares and foals. Her approach to filming emerged through prolonged observation of the horses and their daily routines. She came to consider the field as a stage and the horses as actors, albeit ones that she could not exactly direct. GRASS is a 30-minute film projection.

Information:

• Thu 10/18/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Fri 10/19/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Ralph Eugene Meatyard: Stages for Being

Art Show, Photography

Ralph Eugene Meatyard (1925 – 1972) moved to Lexington in 1950 and developed a passion for photography along with his career as an optician. Over the next two decades, he would craft the enigmatic images that would assure him a place in the history of the medium. He used masks, dolls, and found objects as unsettling props; mined architectural detail for abstract compositional elements; and set the mood with evocative natural lighting. Stages for Being—the largest exhibition of Meatyard’s work ever shown in his adopted hometown—celebrates his life and legacy with 100 rare, vintage prints.

Information:

• Fri 10/19/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 10/20/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Alix Pearlstein: GRASS

Art Show

Alix Pearlstein is a New York-based artist whose videos and performances bring together groups of actors to explore both scripted and improvised movements and dialogue. The results possess a sense of purpose and restraint as the camera and participating bodies negotiate shared space. We invited Pearlstein to visit Mill Ridge Farm, a family business in Lexington with a 50-year commitment to the breeding, care, and cultivation of thoroughbreds. This May, over three consecutive days in a single field, she filmed the same group of mares and foals. Her approach to filming emerged through prolonged observation of the horses and their daily routines. She came to consider the field as a stage and the horses as actors, albeit ones that she could not exactly direct. GRASS is a 30-minute film projection.

Information:

• Sat 10/20/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Ralph Eugene Meatyard: Stages for Being

Art Show, Photography

Ralph Eugene Meatyard (1925 – 1972) moved to Lexington in 1950 and developed a passion for photography along with his career as an optician. Over the next two decades, he would craft the enigmatic images that would assure him a place in the history of the medium. He used masks, dolls, and found objects as unsettling props; mined architectural detail for abstract compositional elements; and set the mood with evocative natural lighting. Stages for Being—the largest exhibition of Meatyard’s work ever shown in his adopted hometown—celebrates his life and legacy with 100 rare, vintage prints.

Information:

• Sun 10/21/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Alix Pearlstein: GRASS

Art Show

Alix Pearlstein is a New York-based artist whose videos and performances bring together groups of actors to explore both scripted and improvised movements and dialogue. The results possess a sense of purpose and restraint as the camera and participating bodies negotiate shared space. We invited Pearlstein to visit Mill Ridge Farm, a family business in Lexington with a 50-year commitment to the breeding, care, and cultivation of thoroughbreds. This May, over three consecutive days in a single field, she filmed the same group of mares and foals. Her approach to filming emerged through prolonged observation of the horses and their daily routines. She came to consider the field as a stage and the horses as actors, albeit ones that she could not exactly direct. GRASS is a 30-minute film projection.

Information:

• Mon 10/22/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Tue 10/23/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Ralph Eugene Meatyard: Stages for Being

Art Show, Photography

Ralph Eugene Meatyard (1925 – 1972) moved to Lexington in 1950 and developed a passion for photography along with his career as an optician. Over the next two decades, he would craft the enigmatic images that would assure him a place in the history of the medium. He used masks, dolls, and found objects as unsettling props; mined architectural detail for abstract compositional elements; and set the mood with evocative natural lighting. Stages for Being—the largest exhibition of Meatyard’s work ever shown in his adopted hometown—celebrates his life and legacy with 100 rare, vintage prints.

Information:

• Tue 10/23/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Wed 10/24/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Alix Pearlstein: GRASS

Art Show

Alix Pearlstein is a New York-based artist whose videos and performances bring together groups of actors to explore both scripted and improvised movements and dialogue. The results possess a sense of purpose and restraint as the camera and participating bodies negotiate shared space. We invited Pearlstein to visit Mill Ridge Farm, a family business in Lexington with a 50-year commitment to the breeding, care, and cultivation of thoroughbreds. This May, over three consecutive days in a single field, she filmed the same group of mares and foals. Her approach to filming emerged through prolonged observation of the horses and their daily routines. She came to consider the field as a stage and the horses as actors, albeit ones that she could not exactly direct. GRASS is a 30-minute film projection.

Information:

• Wed 10/24/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 10/25/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Ralph Eugene Meatyard: Stages for Being

Art Show, Photography

Ralph Eugene Meatyard (1925 – 1972) moved to Lexington in 1950 and developed a passion for photography along with his career as an optician. Over the next two decades, he would craft the enigmatic images that would assure him a place in the history of the medium. He used masks, dolls, and found objects as unsettling props; mined architectural detail for abstract compositional elements; and set the mood with evocative natural lighting. Stages for Being—the largest exhibition of Meatyard’s work ever shown in his adopted hometown—celebrates his life and legacy with 100 rare, vintage prints.

Information:

• Thu 10/25/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Fri 10/26/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Alix Pearlstein: GRASS

Art Show

Alix Pearlstein is a New York-based artist whose videos and performances bring together groups of actors to explore both scripted and improvised movements and dialogue. The results possess a sense of purpose and restraint as the camera and participating bodies negotiate shared space. We invited Pearlstein to visit Mill Ridge Farm, a family business in Lexington with a 50-year commitment to the breeding, care, and cultivation of thoroughbreds. This May, over three consecutive days in a single field, she filmed the same group of mares and foals. Her approach to filming emerged through prolonged observation of the horses and their daily routines. She came to consider the field as a stage and the horses as actors, albeit ones that she could not exactly direct. GRASS is a 30-minute film projection.

Information:

• Fri 10/26/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 10/27/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Ralph Eugene Meatyard: Stages for Being

Art Show, Photography

Ralph Eugene Meatyard (1925 – 1972) moved to Lexington in 1950 and developed a passion for photography along with his career as an optician. Over the next two decades, he would craft the enigmatic images that would assure him a place in the history of the medium. He used masks, dolls, and found objects as unsettling props; mined architectural detail for abstract compositional elements; and set the mood with evocative natural lighting. Stages for Being—the largest exhibition of Meatyard’s work ever shown in his adopted hometown—celebrates his life and legacy with 100 rare, vintage prints.

Information:

• Sat 10/27/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 10/28/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Alix Pearlstein: GRASS

Art Show

Alix Pearlstein is a New York-based artist whose videos and performances bring together groups of actors to explore both scripted and improvised movements and dialogue. The results possess a sense of purpose and restraint as the camera and participating bodies negotiate shared space. We invited Pearlstein to visit Mill Ridge Farm, a family business in Lexington with a 50-year commitment to the breeding, care, and cultivation of thoroughbreds. This May, over three consecutive days in a single field, she filmed the same group of mares and foals. Her approach to filming emerged through prolonged observation of the horses and their daily routines. She came to consider the field as a stage and the horses as actors, albeit ones that she could not exactly direct. GRASS is a 30-minute film projection.

Information:

• Mon 10/29/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Tue 10/30/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Ralph Eugene Meatyard: Stages for Being

Art Show, Photography

Ralph Eugene Meatyard (1925 – 1972) moved to Lexington in 1950 and developed a passion for photography along with his career as an optician. Over the next two decades, he would craft the enigmatic images that would assure him a place in the history of the medium. He used masks, dolls, and found objects as unsettling props; mined architectural detail for abstract compositional elements; and set the mood with evocative natural lighting. Stages for Being—the largest exhibition of Meatyard’s work ever shown in his adopted hometown—celebrates his life and legacy with 100 rare, vintage prints.

Information:

• Tue 10/30/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Wed 10/31/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Alix Pearlstein: GRASS

Art Show

Alix Pearlstein is a New York-based artist whose videos and performances bring together groups of actors to explore both scripted and improvised movements and dialogue. The results possess a sense of purpose and restraint as the camera and participating bodies negotiate shared space. We invited Pearlstein to visit Mill Ridge Farm, a family business in Lexington with a 50-year commitment to the breeding, care, and cultivation of thoroughbreds. This May, over three consecutive days in a single field, she filmed the same group of mares and foals. Her approach to filming emerged through prolonged observation of the horses and their daily routines. She came to consider the field as a stage and the horses as actors, albeit ones that she could not exactly direct. GRASS is a 30-minute film projection.

Information:

• Wed 10/31/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 11/1/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Ralph Eugene Meatyard: Stages for Being

Art Show, Photography

Ralph Eugene Meatyard (1925 – 1972) moved to Lexington in 1950 and developed a passion for photography along with his career as an optician. Over the next two decades, he would craft the enigmatic images that would assure him a place in the history of the medium. He used masks, dolls, and found objects as unsettling props; mined architectural detail for abstract compositional elements; and set the mood with evocative natural lighting. Stages for Being—the largest exhibition of Meatyard’s work ever shown in his adopted hometown—celebrates his life and legacy with 100 rare, vintage prints.

Information:

• Thu 11/1/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Fri 11/2/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Alix Pearlstein: GRASS

Art Show

Alix Pearlstein is a New York-based artist whose videos and performances bring together groups of actors to explore both scripted and improvised movements and dialogue. The results possess a sense of purpose and restraint as the camera and participating bodies negotiate shared space. We invited Pearlstein to visit Mill Ridge Farm, a family business in Lexington with a 50-year commitment to the breeding, care, and cultivation of thoroughbreds. This May, over three consecutive days in a single field, she filmed the same group of mares and foals. Her approach to filming emerged through prolonged observation of the horses and their daily routines. She came to consider the field as a stage and the horses as actors, albeit ones that she could not exactly direct. GRASS is a 30-minute film projection.

Information:

• Fri 11/2/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 11/3/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Ralph Eugene Meatyard: Stages for Being

Art Show, Photography

Ralph Eugene Meatyard (1925 – 1972) moved to Lexington in 1950 and developed a passion for photography along with his career as an optician. Over the next two decades, he would craft the enigmatic images that would assure him a place in the history of the medium. He used masks, dolls, and found objects as unsettling props; mined architectural detail for abstract compositional elements; and set the mood with evocative natural lighting. Stages for Being—the largest exhibition of Meatyard’s work ever shown in his adopted hometown—celebrates his life and legacy with 100 rare, vintage prints.

Information:

• Sat 11/3/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 11/4/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Alix Pearlstein: GRASS

Art Show

Alix Pearlstein is a New York-based artist whose videos and performances bring together groups of actors to explore both scripted and improvised movements and dialogue. The results possess a sense of purpose and restraint as the camera and participating bodies negotiate shared space. We invited Pearlstein to visit Mill Ridge Farm, a family business in Lexington with a 50-year commitment to the breeding, care, and cultivation of thoroughbreds. This May, over three consecutive days in a single field, she filmed the same group of mares and foals. Her approach to filming emerged through prolonged observation of the horses and their daily routines. She came to consider the field as a stage and the horses as actors, albeit ones that she could not exactly direct. GRASS is a 30-minute film projection.

Information:

• Mon 11/5/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Tue 11/6/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Ralph Eugene Meatyard: Stages for Being

Art Show, Photography

Ralph Eugene Meatyard (1925 – 1972) moved to Lexington in 1950 and developed a passion for photography along with his career as an optician. Over the next two decades, he would craft the enigmatic images that would assure him a place in the history of the medium. He used masks, dolls, and found objects as unsettling props; mined architectural detail for abstract compositional elements; and set the mood with evocative natural lighting. Stages for Being—the largest exhibition of Meatyard’s work ever shown in his adopted hometown—celebrates his life and legacy with 100 rare, vintage prints.

Information:

• Tue 11/6/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Wed 11/7/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Alix Pearlstein: GRASS

Art Show

Alix Pearlstein is a New York-based artist whose videos and performances bring together groups of actors to explore both scripted and improvised movements and dialogue. The results possess a sense of purpose and restraint as the camera and participating bodies negotiate shared space. We invited Pearlstein to visit Mill Ridge Farm, a family business in Lexington with a 50-year commitment to the breeding, care, and cultivation of thoroughbreds. This May, over three consecutive days in a single field, she filmed the same group of mares and foals. Her approach to filming emerged through prolonged observation of the horses and their daily routines. She came to consider the field as a stage and the horses as actors, albeit ones that she could not exactly direct. GRASS is a 30-minute film projection.

Information:

• Wed 11/7/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 11/8/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Ralph Eugene Meatyard: Stages for Being

Art Show, Photography

Ralph Eugene Meatyard (1925 – 1972) moved to Lexington in 1950 and developed a passion for photography along with his career as an optician. Over the next two decades, he would craft the enigmatic images that would assure him a place in the history of the medium. He used masks, dolls, and found objects as unsettling props; mined architectural detail for abstract compositional elements; and set the mood with evocative natural lighting. Stages for Being—the largest exhibition of Meatyard’s work ever shown in his adopted hometown—celebrates his life and legacy with 100 rare, vintage prints.

Information:

• Thu 11/8/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Fri 11/9/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Alix Pearlstein: GRASS

Art Show

Alix Pearlstein is a New York-based artist whose videos and performances bring together groups of actors to explore both scripted and improvised movements and dialogue. The results possess a sense of purpose and restraint as the camera and participating bodies negotiate shared space. We invited Pearlstein to visit Mill Ridge Farm, a family business in Lexington with a 50-year commitment to the breeding, care, and cultivation of thoroughbreds. This May, over three consecutive days in a single field, she filmed the same group of mares and foals. Her approach to filming emerged through prolonged observation of the horses and their daily routines. She came to consider the field as a stage and the horses as actors, albeit ones that she could not exactly direct. GRASS is a 30-minute film projection.

Information:

• Fri 11/9/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 11/10/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Ralph Eugene Meatyard: Stages for Being

Art Show, Photography

Ralph Eugene Meatyard (1925 – 1972) moved to Lexington in 1950 and developed a passion for photography along with his career as an optician. Over the next two decades, he would craft the enigmatic images that would assure him a place in the history of the medium. He used masks, dolls, and found objects as unsettling props; mined architectural detail for abstract compositional elements; and set the mood with evocative natural lighting. Stages for Being—the largest exhibition of Meatyard’s work ever shown in his adopted hometown—celebrates his life and legacy with 100 rare, vintage prints.

Information:

• Sat 11/10/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Family Day Workshop

Children's Arts/Crafts

Create your own version of a Ralph Eugene Meatyard photograph. We’ll provide the architectural stage, masks, and props; you bring family members and a playful spirit.

Information:

• Sat 11/10/18 at 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Ralph Eugene Meatyard: Stages for Being

Art Show, Photography

Ralph Eugene Meatyard (1925 – 1972) moved to Lexington in 1950 and developed a passion for photography along with his career as an optician. Over the next two decades, he would craft the enigmatic images that would assure him a place in the history of the medium. He used masks, dolls, and found objects as unsettling props; mined architectural detail for abstract compositional elements; and set the mood with evocative natural lighting. Stages for Being—the largest exhibition of Meatyard’s work ever shown in his adopted hometown—celebrates his life and legacy with 100 rare, vintage prints.

Information:

• Sun 11/11/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Alix Pearlstein: GRASS

Art Show

Alix Pearlstein is a New York-based artist whose videos and performances bring together groups of actors to explore both scripted and improvised movements and dialogue. The results possess a sense of purpose and restraint as the camera and participating bodies negotiate shared space. We invited Pearlstein to visit Mill Ridge Farm, a family business in Lexington with a 50-year commitment to the breeding, care, and cultivation of thoroughbreds. This May, over three consecutive days in a single field, she filmed the same group of mares and foals. Her approach to filming emerged through prolonged observation of the horses and their daily routines. She came to consider the field as a stage and the horses as actors, albeit ones that she could not exactly direct. GRASS is a 30-minute film projection.

Information:

• Mon 11/12/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Tue 11/13/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Ralph Eugene Meatyard: Stages for Being

Art Show, Photography

Ralph Eugene Meatyard (1925 – 1972) moved to Lexington in 1950 and developed a passion for photography along with his career as an optician. Over the next two decades, he would craft the enigmatic images that would assure him a place in the history of the medium. He used masks, dolls, and found objects as unsettling props; mined architectural detail for abstract compositional elements; and set the mood with evocative natural lighting. Stages for Being—the largest exhibition of Meatyard’s work ever shown in his adopted hometown—celebrates his life and legacy with 100 rare, vintage prints.

Information:

• Tue 11/13/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Wed 11/14/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Alix Pearlstein: GRASS

Art Show

Alix Pearlstein is a New York-based artist whose videos and performances bring together groups of actors to explore both scripted and improvised movements and dialogue. The results possess a sense of purpose and restraint as the camera and participating bodies negotiate shared space. We invited Pearlstein to visit Mill Ridge Farm, a family business in Lexington with a 50-year commitment to the breeding, care, and cultivation of thoroughbreds. This May, over three consecutive days in a single field, she filmed the same group of mares and foals. Her approach to filming emerged through prolonged observation of the horses and their daily routines. She came to consider the field as a stage and the horses as actors, albeit ones that she could not exactly direct. GRASS is a 30-minute film projection.

Information:

• Wed 11/14/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

EAT/ART

Art Talk

Join Museum staff on the second Wednesday of each month as we examine an artwork currently in storage. We’ll discuss the artist, their career, and how the work fits into our permanent collection. Bring a brown bag lunch (no liquids, please).

Information:

• Wed 11/14/18 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
• Wed 11/14/18 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Alix Pearlstein: GRASS

Art Show

Alix Pearlstein is a New York-based artist whose videos and performances bring together groups of actors to explore both scripted and improvised movements and dialogue. The results possess a sense of purpose and restraint as the camera and participating bodies negotiate shared space. We invited Pearlstein to visit Mill Ridge Farm, a family business in Lexington with a 50-year commitment to the breeding, care, and cultivation of thoroughbreds. This May, over three consecutive days in a single field, she filmed the same group of mares and foals. Her approach to filming emerged through prolonged observation of the horses and their daily routines. She came to consider the field as a stage and the horses as actors, albeit ones that she could not exactly direct. GRASS is a 30-minute film projection.

Information:

• Thu 11/15/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Ralph Eugene Meatyard: Stages for Being

Art Show, Photography

Ralph Eugene Meatyard (1925 – 1972) moved to Lexington in 1950 and developed a passion for photography along with his career as an optician. Over the next two decades, he would craft the enigmatic images that would assure him a place in the history of the medium. He used masks, dolls, and found objects as unsettling props; mined architectural detail for abstract compositional elements; and set the mood with evocative natural lighting. Stages for Being—the largest exhibition of Meatyard’s work ever shown in his adopted hometown—celebrates his life and legacy with 100 rare, vintage prints.

Information:

• Thu 11/15/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Fri 11/16/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Alix Pearlstein: GRASS

Art Show

Alix Pearlstein is a New York-based artist whose videos and performances bring together groups of actors to explore both scripted and improvised movements and dialogue. The results possess a sense of purpose and restraint as the camera and participating bodies negotiate shared space. We invited Pearlstein to visit Mill Ridge Farm, a family business in Lexington with a 50-year commitment to the breeding, care, and cultivation of thoroughbreds. This May, over three consecutive days in a single field, she filmed the same group of mares and foals. Her approach to filming emerged through prolonged observation of the horses and their daily routines. She came to consider the field as a stage and the horses as actors, albeit ones that she could not exactly direct. GRASS is a 30-minute film projection.

Information:

• Fri 11/16/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 11/17/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Ralph Eugene Meatyard: Stages for Being

Art Show, Photography

Ralph Eugene Meatyard (1925 – 1972) moved to Lexington in 1950 and developed a passion for photography along with his career as an optician. Over the next two decades, he would craft the enigmatic images that would assure him a place in the history of the medium. He used masks, dolls, and found objects as unsettling props; mined architectural detail for abstract compositional elements; and set the mood with evocative natural lighting. Stages for Being—the largest exhibition of Meatyard’s work ever shown in his adopted hometown—celebrates his life and legacy with 100 rare, vintage prints.

Information:

• Sat 11/17/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 11/18/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Alix Pearlstein: GRASS

Art Show

Alix Pearlstein is a New York-based artist whose videos and performances bring together groups of actors to explore both scripted and improvised movements and dialogue. The results possess a sense of purpose and restraint as the camera and participating bodies negotiate shared space. We invited Pearlstein to visit Mill Ridge Farm, a family business in Lexington with a 50-year commitment to the breeding, care, and cultivation of thoroughbreds. This May, over three consecutive days in a single field, she filmed the same group of mares and foals. Her approach to filming emerged through prolonged observation of the horses and their daily routines. She came to consider the field as a stage and the horses as actors, albeit ones that she could not exactly direct. GRASS is a 30-minute film projection.

Information:

• Mon 11/19/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Tue 11/20/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Ralph Eugene Meatyard: Stages for Being

Art Show, Photography

Ralph Eugene Meatyard (1925 – 1972) moved to Lexington in 1950 and developed a passion for photography along with his career as an optician. Over the next two decades, he would craft the enigmatic images that would assure him a place in the history of the medium. He used masks, dolls, and found objects as unsettling props; mined architectural detail for abstract compositional elements; and set the mood with evocative natural lighting. Stages for Being—the largest exhibition of Meatyard’s work ever shown in his adopted hometown—celebrates his life and legacy with 100 rare, vintage prints.

Information:

• Tue 11/20/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Wed 11/21/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Alix Pearlstein: GRASS

Art Show

Alix Pearlstein is a New York-based artist whose videos and performances bring together groups of actors to explore both scripted and improvised movements and dialogue. The results possess a sense of purpose and restraint as the camera and participating bodies negotiate shared space. We invited Pearlstein to visit Mill Ridge Farm, a family business in Lexington with a 50-year commitment to the breeding, care, and cultivation of thoroughbreds. This May, over three consecutive days in a single field, she filmed the same group of mares and foals. Her approach to filming emerged through prolonged observation of the horses and their daily routines. She came to consider the field as a stage and the horses as actors, albeit ones that she could not exactly direct. GRASS is a 30-minute film projection.

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• Wed 11/21/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 11/22/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Ralph Eugene Meatyard: Stages for Being

Art Show, Photography

Ralph Eugene Meatyard (1925 – 1972) moved to Lexington in 1950 and developed a passion for photography along with his career as an optician. Over the next two decades, he would craft the enigmatic images that would assure him a place in the history of the medium. He used masks, dolls, and found objects as unsettling props; mined architectural detail for abstract compositional elements; and set the mood with evocative natural lighting. Stages for Being—the largest exhibition of Meatyard’s work ever shown in his adopted hometown—celebrates his life and legacy with 100 rare, vintage prints.

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• Thu 11/22/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Fri 11/23/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Alix Pearlstein: GRASS

Art Show

Alix Pearlstein is a New York-based artist whose videos and performances bring together groups of actors to explore both scripted and improvised movements and dialogue. The results possess a sense of purpose and restraint as the camera and participating bodies negotiate shared space. We invited Pearlstein to visit Mill Ridge Farm, a family business in Lexington with a 50-year commitment to the breeding, care, and cultivation of thoroughbreds. This May, over three consecutive days in a single field, she filmed the same group of mares and foals. Her approach to filming emerged through prolonged observation of the horses and their daily routines. She came to consider the field as a stage and the horses as actors, albeit ones that she could not exactly direct. GRASS is a 30-minute film projection.

Information:

• Fri 11/23/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 11/24/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Ralph Eugene Meatyard: Stages for Being

Art Show, Photography

Ralph Eugene Meatyard (1925 – 1972) moved to Lexington in 1950 and developed a passion for photography along with his career as an optician. Over the next two decades, he would craft the enigmatic images that would assure him a place in the history of the medium. He used masks, dolls, and found objects as unsettling props; mined architectural detail for abstract compositional elements; and set the mood with evocative natural lighting. Stages for Being—the largest exhibition of Meatyard’s work ever shown in his adopted hometown—celebrates his life and legacy with 100 rare, vintage prints.

Information:

• Sat 11/24/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 11/25/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Alix Pearlstein: GRASS

Art Show

Alix Pearlstein is a New York-based artist whose videos and performances bring together groups of actors to explore both scripted and improvised movements and dialogue. The results possess a sense of purpose and restraint as the camera and participating bodies negotiate shared space. We invited Pearlstein to visit Mill Ridge Farm, a family business in Lexington with a 50-year commitment to the breeding, care, and cultivation of thoroughbreds. This May, over three consecutive days in a single field, she filmed the same group of mares and foals. Her approach to filming emerged through prolonged observation of the horses and their daily routines. She came to consider the field as a stage and the horses as actors, albeit ones that she could not exactly direct. GRASS is a 30-minute film projection.

Information:

• Mon 11/26/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Tue 11/27/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Ralph Eugene Meatyard: Stages for Being

Art Show, Photography

Ralph Eugene Meatyard (1925 – 1972) moved to Lexington in 1950 and developed a passion for photography along with his career as an optician. Over the next two decades, he would craft the enigmatic images that would assure him a place in the history of the medium. He used masks, dolls, and found objects as unsettling props; mined architectural detail for abstract compositional elements; and set the mood with evocative natural lighting. Stages for Being—the largest exhibition of Meatyard’s work ever shown in his adopted hometown—celebrates his life and legacy with 100 rare, vintage prints.

Information:

• Tue 11/27/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Wed 11/28/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Alix Pearlstein: GRASS

Art Show

Alix Pearlstein is a New York-based artist whose videos and performances bring together groups of actors to explore both scripted and improvised movements and dialogue. The results possess a sense of purpose and restraint as the camera and participating bodies negotiate shared space. We invited Pearlstein to visit Mill Ridge Farm, a family business in Lexington with a 50-year commitment to the breeding, care, and cultivation of thoroughbreds. This May, over three consecutive days in a single field, she filmed the same group of mares and foals. Her approach to filming emerged through prolonged observation of the horses and their daily routines. She came to consider the field as a stage and the horses as actors, albeit ones that she could not exactly direct. GRASS is a 30-minute film projection.

Information:

• Wed 11/28/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 11/29/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Ralph Eugene Meatyard: Stages for Being

Art Show, Photography

Ralph Eugene Meatyard (1925 – 1972) moved to Lexington in 1950 and developed a passion for photography along with his career as an optician. Over the next two decades, he would craft the enigmatic images that would assure him a place in the history of the medium. He used masks, dolls, and found objects as unsettling props; mined architectural detail for abstract compositional elements; and set the mood with evocative natural lighting. Stages for Being—the largest exhibition of Meatyard’s work ever shown in his adopted hometown—celebrates his life and legacy with 100 rare, vintage prints.

Information:

• Thu 11/29/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Fri 11/30/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Alix Pearlstein: GRASS

Art Show

Alix Pearlstein is a New York-based artist whose videos and performances bring together groups of actors to explore both scripted and improvised movements and dialogue. The results possess a sense of purpose and restraint as the camera and participating bodies negotiate shared space. We invited Pearlstein to visit Mill Ridge Farm, a family business in Lexington with a 50-year commitment to the breeding, care, and cultivation of thoroughbreds. This May, over three consecutive days in a single field, she filmed the same group of mares and foals. Her approach to filming emerged through prolonged observation of the horses and their daily routines. She came to consider the field as a stage and the horses as actors, albeit ones that she could not exactly direct. GRASS is a 30-minute film projection.

Information:

• Fri 11/30/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 12/1/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Ralph Eugene Meatyard: Stages for Being

Art Show, Photography

Ralph Eugene Meatyard (1925 – 1972) moved to Lexington in 1950 and developed a passion for photography along with his career as an optician. Over the next two decades, he would craft the enigmatic images that would assure him a place in the history of the medium. He used masks, dolls, and found objects as unsettling props; mined architectural detail for abstract compositional elements; and set the mood with evocative natural lighting. Stages for Being—the largest exhibition of Meatyard’s work ever shown in his adopted hometown—celebrates his life and legacy with 100 rare, vintage prints.

Information:

• Sat 12/1/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 12/2/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Alix Pearlstein: GRASS

Art Show

Alix Pearlstein is a New York-based artist whose videos and performances bring together groups of actors to explore both scripted and improvised movements and dialogue. The results possess a sense of purpose and restraint as the camera and participating bodies negotiate shared space. We invited Pearlstein to visit Mill Ridge Farm, a family business in Lexington with a 50-year commitment to the breeding, care, and cultivation of thoroughbreds. This May, over three consecutive days in a single field, she filmed the same group of mares and foals. Her approach to filming emerged through prolonged observation of the horses and their daily routines. She came to consider the field as a stage and the horses as actors, albeit ones that she could not exactly direct. GRASS is a 30-minute film projection.

Information:

• Mon 12/3/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Tue 12/4/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Ralph Eugene Meatyard: Stages for Being

Art Show, Photography

Ralph Eugene Meatyard (1925 – 1972) moved to Lexington in 1950 and developed a passion for photography along with his career as an optician. Over the next two decades, he would craft the enigmatic images that would assure him a place in the history of the medium. He used masks, dolls, and found objects as unsettling props; mined architectural detail for abstract compositional elements; and set the mood with evocative natural lighting. Stages for Being—the largest exhibition of Meatyard’s work ever shown in his adopted hometown—celebrates his life and legacy with 100 rare, vintage prints.

Information:

• Tue 12/4/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Wed 12/5/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Alix Pearlstein: GRASS

Art Show

Alix Pearlstein is a New York-based artist whose videos and performances bring together groups of actors to explore both scripted and improvised movements and dialogue. The results possess a sense of purpose and restraint as the camera and participating bodies negotiate shared space. We invited Pearlstein to visit Mill Ridge Farm, a family business in Lexington with a 50-year commitment to the breeding, care, and cultivation of thoroughbreds. This May, over three consecutive days in a single field, she filmed the same group of mares and foals. Her approach to filming emerged through prolonged observation of the horses and their daily routines. She came to consider the field as a stage and the horses as actors, albeit ones that she could not exactly direct. GRASS is a 30-minute film projection.

Information:

• Wed 12/5/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 12/6/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Ralph Eugene Meatyard: Stages for Being

Art Show, Photography

Ralph Eugene Meatyard (1925 – 1972) moved to Lexington in 1950 and developed a passion for photography along with his career as an optician. Over the next two decades, he would craft the enigmatic images that would assure him a place in the history of the medium. He used masks, dolls, and found objects as unsettling props; mined architectural detail for abstract compositional elements; and set the mood with evocative natural lighting. Stages for Being—the largest exhibition of Meatyard’s work ever shown in his adopted hometown—celebrates his life and legacy with 100 rare, vintage prints.

Information:

• Thu 12/6/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Fri 12/7/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Alix Pearlstein: GRASS

Art Show

Alix Pearlstein is a New York-based artist whose videos and performances bring together groups of actors to explore both scripted and improvised movements and dialogue. The results possess a sense of purpose and restraint as the camera and participating bodies negotiate shared space. We invited Pearlstein to visit Mill Ridge Farm, a family business in Lexington with a 50-year commitment to the breeding, care, and cultivation of thoroughbreds. This May, over three consecutive days in a single field, she filmed the same group of mares and foals. Her approach to filming emerged through prolonged observation of the horses and their daily routines. She came to consider the field as a stage and the horses as actors, albeit ones that she could not exactly direct. GRASS is a 30-minute film projection.

Information:

• Fri 12/7/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sat 12/8/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Ralph Eugene Meatyard: Stages for Being

Art Show, Photography

Ralph Eugene Meatyard (1925 – 1972) moved to Lexington in 1950 and developed a passion for photography along with his career as an optician. Over the next two decades, he would craft the enigmatic images that would assure him a place in the history of the medium. He used masks, dolls, and found objects as unsettling props; mined architectural detail for abstract compositional elements; and set the mood with evocative natural lighting. Stages for Being—the largest exhibition of Meatyard’s work ever shown in his adopted hometown—celebrates his life and legacy with 100 rare, vintage prints.

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• Sat 12/8/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 12/9/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

EAT/ART

Art Talk

Join Museum staff on the second Wednesday of each month as we examine an artwork currently in storage. We’ll discuss the artist, their career, and how the work fits into our permanent collection. Bring a brown bag lunch (no liquids, please).

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• Wed 12/12/18 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM