Morlan Gallery is committed to reaching past the borders of the Transylvania University Campus as a community resource and visual arts ambassador.
In December (Dec. 6-8, 2010) the Morlan Gallery hosted the 12th annual Empty Bowls Project, a community charity event that has raised a total of over $30,000 to help feed Lexington's hungry.
In 2008 Morlan Gallery partnered with local elementary schools in several ways, including gallery talks, tours, and even games. In 2009 the exhibition North Limestone Gathers showcased interesting collections, objects, and stories from the immediate neighborhood. In 2010 the Morlan Gallery actively participated in celebrating the World Equestrian Games' first United States apppearance, by hosting childrens' authors and a gallery treasure hunt for the young and young at heart.
We continually strive to offer programming to support our exhibitions that are educational and innovative. Past programming has included a storytelling session; the “Beaded Prayers” workshop; performance art; and interactive video installations. Of course, the Morlan Gallery also offers interesting artist lectures, gallery talks, and discussions as well, all of which are free and open to the public.
Elementary, middle, and high school teachers are welcome to arrange gallery visits for their students. Classes may take a guided tour through the exhibition, use the artwork in the gallery as inspiration for writing projects, or play the fun and educational game Who’s Who in the Art World.
To arrange a visit to the Gallery or to make a programming comment, please use contact information below.