The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky has announced the four photographers for the 2012-13 Robert C. May Photography Lecture Series and gallery exhibits, one of the museum’s signature events. This year’s artists are:
David Hilliard: His large, multipanel works explore relationships. Lecture Nov. 2, exhibit Oct. 5 to Nov. 11.
Lalla Essaydi: The photographer with Moroccan and Saudi Arabian roots explores the role of women in Middle Eastern culture. Lecture Nov. 16, exhibit Nov. 16 to Dec. 23.
Hank Willis Thomas: Using a commercial style, Thomas explores class and racial issues, particularly in sports. Lecture March 1, exhibit Feb. 8 to March 10.
Martha Rosler: Over four decades, Rosler has used found images to create striking commentaries on American culture. Lecture April 5, exhibit March 15 to April 21.
All lectures are at 4 p.m. in the Worsham Theater of the UK Student Center. Exhibitions are in The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky in the Singletary Center for the Arts, 405 Rose Street. Admission to the lectures and exhibitions is free.