Lyric Gallery & Museum

The Lyric's mission includes celebrating diverse cultures, with special emphasis on African American cultural heritage, through artistic presentation of the highest quality. With our rotating exhibits in our Gallery & Museum, The Lyric is able to highlight the talents of local, regional and national artists, all free of charge for the public to view and enjoy.

Gallery Hours

Tuesday - Friday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Group tours available by appointment - call (859) 280-2201 for more information.

In The Lyric's Museum

Rotating Display

In our Museum, The Lyric is extremely proud to feature works of community artists and artist groups who have donated their work to us. These artists represent the diversity and core of our mission, and we are proud to host their work for all of our patrons and supporters to enjoy. Current artists on display: Adan Utrero, Enrique Gonzalez, Agustin Zarate, Jared Owens, Mercedes Harn, 2016 'Artist's Eye' Program Participants.

Lyric Featured Artist

Esther Chin

Along with our community partners who donate work to The Lyric, we also feature rotating artists/groups of artists on our Lyric Featured Artist wall in our museum. 

On the current installation:

About the Artist:

I am a quiet, reserved, and meticulous individual, who is a native of the lush and scenic parish of St Mary, Jamaica. During my formative years of life my passion for art was encourage by my family and friends. My gram-ma and mother would encourage me to draw and express myself even allowing me to use the interior and exterior of our home as a canvas. My inspiration comes from what I see around me including my love for the environment; its flora and fauna, social issues, my cultural identity and personal experiences.

About the Exhibit:

Mother: A woman, who carries, cares, protects and nurtures. Transcendence is a body of work that takes you on a spiritual journey with my Mother and I. It is made up of four immersive installations. My work explores my mother’s transition over the course of three years, addressing her illness and transcendence from this earth. My devotion to my Mother manifests itself within my work. My artwork explores the contrasting balance of happiness lost and found. My pieces are manifestations of my thoughts. These thoughts are cultivated through the rigor and emotional upheaval of time and space. I engage a multidisciplinary approach to art making. Crushed silk, plants, plastic, and other material help to create metaphors, juxtapositions and associations which help to Materialize, express and share these thoughts on my Mother’s transcendence.

In The Lyric's Gallery

4th Annual The Passion of the Latinx Arts: 'Carnival'

4th Annual "The Passion of the Latinx Art Exhibit: "Carnival" is a multimedia art gallery exhibit showcasing the work of Latinamerican artist living in Lexington. The exhibit features the work of artist originally from Panama, Peru, Mexico, Venezuela, Honduras and Colombia as well photographs by young artist from the Ingenia Club and alebriges that Breckinridge Elementary School students made at their Spanish Language class.
The artist reception, to be held on Sept. 30th from 5-7pm will feature live musical and dance performances and a fashion show. 

In The Lyric's Historic Lobby