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Arts & Museums
One of the largest Planetariums in the country. It carries you on a trip 9.3 billion miles from the earth, showing the sky as it would appear from any planet in the solar system.
The Art Museum At The University Of Kentucky boasts over 450 artifacts from Latin America, U.S.A, Europe, Asia and Africa. This global museum of sorts is a rich resource for students, researchers, collectors, art enthusiasts and people in general. Abstract Impressionism, decorative art, sculptures, Italian Baroque, photography, American Impressionism and more genres are well-represented here. Check website for details on upcoming exhibitions.
Land of Tomorrow is not a regular art gallery. It opens the door to the world of modern and experimental creations in the field of music and design. By exhibiting the beautiful works of artists from across the world as well as inviting them for lectures and workshops, creates a melting pot for various artists. A delight for art lovers! The exhibitions held here are mostly combined with performances of local and national bands on tour, thus, making it an artistic and cultural hot spot in Lexington. Artists like Joseph Kucinski, Jonathan Muecke and Aili Schmeltz have showcased their artworks at this gallery in the past. Visit their website to know more.
While strolling around Downtown, Lexington the magnificent architecture of the building of the Lexington History Museum is hard to miss. The museum is a gem of a place to visit for locals as well as tourists. Here, you will be able to get aquainted with the detailed political as well as cultural history of Lexington and the surrounding Bluegrass region. Read through the old police reports or fire reports or flip through the recipts that kept records of sale of slaves, yes though flabbergasting such documentations find their place in this museum. An interesting concept for school History project can be easily found inside these premises. Whether you spend an hour or three, Lexington History Museum will make every minute worth it.
Explorium offers adventures in fun and learning with nine discovery zones filled with interactive exhibits. Explorium is one of the oldest children's museums in the United States.
The Monroe Moosnick Medical and Science Museum is located in the Transylvania University. Named after a late professor of the university, this museum showcases an intriguing collection of medical instruments and apparatus that date back to the 18th and 19th Century. On display are anatomical models, botanical artifacts and scientific paraphernalia that were originally sourced from London and Paris, and used in the medical school. This establishment is open to visitors by appointment.
The Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum is a great place to go back in time and celebrate the music history of the state. The museum holds and displays records in almost every genre of American music. It showcases musicians of all types, songwriters, recording artists, managers, performers and more. The museum has every aspect of the music industry except the fans. There are instruments, audio examples and even an actual recording booth for visitors to experience how it feels to sing in a booth and record your voice. You can even take back a music memorabilia from the gift shop at the museum. Do check the website for details of artists and their claim to fame.