Current Exhibitions

James Grubola: The Friday (and Thursday) Sessions

On View: January 19 - February 24, 2018 - Reception: January 19, 2018, 6-8 p.m. The Hite Art Institute will host a two-part exhibition featuring and celebrating the work of distinguished drawing professor James Grubola. The Cressman Center will feature new drawings completed over the last four years by Grubola which mark his return to the figure as his primary subject matter.
James Grubola:  The Friday (and Thursday) Sessions

James Grubola, The Friday Sessions: Sixty-Eight Inches, 2017, graphite on three sheets of paper, 45 x 76 inches

On View: January 19 - February 24, 2018
Reception: January 19, 2018, 6-8 p.m.

The Hite Art Institute will host a two-part exhibition featuring and celebrating the work of distinguished drawing professor James Grubola. The Cressman Center will feature new drawings completed over the last four years by Grubola which mark his return to the figure as his primary subject matter. Although Grubola has drawn from life on and off for all of his artistic career, administrative duties - he served as Chair of the Department of Fine Arts for 17 years, and other distractions, interrupted his drawing sessions with a model. However, after stepping down as chair, he resumed these Friday model sessions with the resulting series of graphite and silverpoint figure drawings forming the core of this exhibition of new work. Grubola has also spent many years working from moving bodies - specifically dancers. As part of his renewed focus on the figure, he also returned to drawing once a week in company class at the Louisville Ballet. These encounters form his second new body of work featured in this exhibition, "The Thursday Sessions".

In celebration of Grubola's significant impact as a teacher, the Hite Art Institute will also host an exhibition of work by Grubola's many former students (appropriately sited on campus in the Schneider Hall Galleries). More information can be found here. Both exhibitions open this January

Cressman Center Gallery Hours

Wednesday - Friday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m

Scholastic Silver Key

February 16 - March 2, 2018
Scholastic Silver Key

Scholastic Silver Key



Schneider Hall Galleries

On View: February 16 - March 2, 2018
Reception: February 16, 2018 5-8 pm

Presented by the nonprofit organization, the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the country's longest-running and most prestigious scholarship and recognition program for creative students in grades 7–12. This program year, more than 330,000 works of art and writing were submitted to 118 Affiliate regions across the country. 323 creative teens from the Louisville Metropolitan Area Art Region (8 counties in Kentucky, 5 in southern Indiana) received 609 regional honors, including Gold Keys, Silver Keys, Honorable Mentions, and American Visions nominations

 In celebration of this year’s regional recipients, two exhibitions and an awards ceremony will be held.

  • Gold Key and American Visions Nominees Exhibition
    Feb. 2 – 25, 2018 during museum hours
    KMAC Museum
    715 W. Main St., Louisville, KY
    (Exhibition Opening is Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. in conjunction with the First Friday Trolley Hop)
  • Silver Key and Honorable Mention Exhibition
    Feb. 15 – March 2, 2018 during building hours
    Schneider Hall, Dept. of Fine Arts, University of Louisville
    2300 S. First Street Walk, Louisville, KY
    (Exhibition Opening is Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. in conjunction with After Hours at the Speed)
  • Regional Student Awards Ceremony
    Feb. 15, 2018
    6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
    Sallie B. Durrett Auditorium
    4425 Preston Highway, Louisville, KY 

Since the program’s founding in 1923, the Awards have fostered the creativity and talent of millions of students, including renowned alumni who have gone on to become leaders in their fields, including Richard Avedon, Ken Burns, Red Grooms, Arnold Hurley, Robert Indiana, Zac Posen, Robert Redford, Kay Walkingstick,and Andy Warhol.

For more information about the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers and the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, visit the Scholastic News Room: http://mediaroom.scholastic.com/artandwriting.