Salient Features: Conversation With The Artist, Charles Brindley

Join us for: A Conversation With The Artist September 25th,  6:00 – 7:00 PM Free/Open to Public/Swipeable for WKU Students Kentucky Room & Exhibit Gallery  Artist Charles Brindley will discuss his work, along with his inspiration and process for our most recent exhibit, Salient Features: Trees of Old Forests and Woodland Pastures. Gallery tour will follow….

Celebrate Museum Day with us – Free Admission on September 22nd!

Museum Day will be celebrated in participating museums nationwide on Saturday, September 22nd. At the Kentucky Museum, we will be offering free admission to all guests. We will be open during regular Saturday hours, 9AM – 4PM. This will be a great day for a family outing to the museum! This is a wonderful opportunity…

Salient Features Preview Night

My name is Gabby Hoffman and I am completing an independent study with the Kentucky Museum this semester. I am majoring in history and political science and hope to one day work in a museum.   Over the next few months, I will be learning about all aspects of museum work. In preparation for the…

Side by Side Exhibit

                         I was recently asked to describe the Side by Side Exhibit and I wrote, “The exhibit is a rich experience in community building. The Museum opens its door to an underserved population of youth. They find acceptance at the Museum, and with the community of local artists.” The…

Christmas in KY Saturday, December 2 11AM-2PM

We are preparing for our annual Christmas in Kentucky here at the Museum. The event is free for the public, and all of our exhibits are open and free as well. If you have not been to the Museum recently, this is the day to visit! Each year we look forward to welcoming the community…

A Day In the Life: Leading My First School Tour

As with anything new, doing something for the first time can shake up a lot of emotions. My name is Eleanor Miller, and in addition to just beginning the Folk Studies Graduate Program at WKU, I’ve also stepped into my position as the Graduate Assistant to the Education Department here at the Kentucky Museum. A…

Hammer Time!

Join the Kentucky Museum and the Kentucky Folklife Program for our free second annual Hammer-In Saturday, October 7th 10AM-3PM 1444 Kentucky Street This free community event, on the grounds around the Kentucky Museum, celebrates the metal workers’ trade. Watch blacksmiths and other metal workers as they create both decorative and utilitarian pieces. Learn as presenters…

2017 Fall Break Art Camp is Under Two Weeks Away!

Fall Break is sneaking up fast! Are you still looking for some exciting possibilities for your child’s week off school? Well, we’ve got just what you ordered! This year’s Fall Break Art Camp at the Kentucky Museum, “Exploring Art,” is sure to be a hit! This art camp will emphasize the process that artists use…

New Kentuckians

New Kentuckians exhibit opening August 28th takes a look at immigrating to Kentucky, specifically Bowling Green, through the eyes of children. In 2001 Parker-Bennett Elementary School and the Kentucky Museum partnered in a English as a second language (ESL) project. Kentucky Museum’s Artist-In-Residence, Lynne Ferguson, worked with two classes taught by ESL teachers, Ms. Noy…

Free Admission Wednesdays in July

The Kentucky Museum is again offering this year free admission Wednesdays in July*. We were thrilled with the turn out we received in July 2016, and hope July 2017 is just as popular. Guests are free to explore all of our permanent as well as changing exhibits including everyone’s favorite, the 200-year-old Felts log house…

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Often after we have hosted a popular program or event, someone will say, “I wish I known that!” We try to publicize as much as possible through social media and other sources, but the best way to stay informed is to subscribe to the Museum’s Email Newsletter. About once a month, we email over 600…