Out of Hand with Ed McClanahan Kickstarter

Online Resource Presented by Institute 193

Institute 193 is publishing, for the first time, an unbound publication consisting of 13 drawings made by the artist and writer, Ed McClanahan, accompanied by an essay written by Elizabeth Glass, our Lexington gallery director. In addition to the creation of this portable publication, we are creating a tote bag with the aim of funding a purchase of the original works which would then be donated to the University of Kentucky Art Museum. We feel that these drawings should be kept together to be enjoyed, studied, shared, and preserved for future generations.


As a Kentucky native, Ed McClanahan's work deserves a space in the UK Art Museum's permanent collection, and his drawings would join artworks made by other acclaimed literary figures including Kurt Vonnegut and Wayne Koestenbaum.


The mission of the University of Kentucky Art Museum is to promote the understanding and appreciation of art to enhance the quality of life for people of Kentucky through collecting, exhibiting, preserving and interpreting outstanding works of visual art from all cultures.