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Art: Contemporary Art from the Emirates, UK Bolivar Gallery
Opening: “Past Forward: Contemporary Art from the Emirates,” UK Bolivar Gallery. A special highlight of “Past Forward” is the display of works that showcase facets of Emirati culture, including a strong equestrian heritage and a culture deeply rooted in hospitality. Similar to Lexington, horses are intrinsically woven into the fabric of Emirati culture. The UAE is home to some of the world’s most famous horse racing tournaments including the Dubai World Cup, and the country’s founding father, Sheikh Zayed, led the country in promoting purebred Arabian horses to the world. The UAE – which is home to more than 200 different nationalities – and Kentucky share a proud culture of hospitality that makes visitors feel at home.