Morlan Gallery is committed to reaching past the borders of the Transylvania University Campus as a community resource and visual arts ambassador.
|Putting the "A" in STEAM. The Morlan Gallery enjoys all-school visits from the amazing students at STEAM Academy. "STEAM" is an acronym for science, technology, engineering, art, and math.|
But beyond that, Morlan intentionally strives to be a good neighbor. Through the Empty Bowls Project we have raised over $30,000 in 12 years to help feed Lexington's hungry; hosted North Limestone Gathers, an exhibition showcasing collections and stories from our immediate neighborhood; and actively participated in celebrating the World Equestrian Games' first United States appearance, by hosting childrens' authors and a gallery treasure hunt for the young and young at heart.We do that in a variety of ways! Of course, we offer artist lectures, exhibition receptions, and events on a regular basis, all free and open to the public.
In addition, we host hundreds of school children each year, inviting them into the gallery space to experience the artwork up close, and join in discussions about they are seeing (and hearing) in the gallery.
Sometimes, our school-aged visitors even make their own creations, like art from recycled materials when Morlan was exhibiting Trashformed.
Elementary, middle, and high school teachers are welcome to arrange gallery visits for their students, simply contact Andrea Fisher, Morlan Gallery director at (859) 233-8142.