Summer Camps In Full Swing!

The Kentucky Museum is in the middle of its second week of camp, and it is flying by! The campers have had tons of fun creating art while learning and making friends. Their innovation and energy continues to impress! Even though clay and sculpture camps have passed, it is not too late for children ages…

Happy Birthday Kentucky!

The Kentucky Museum is celebrating Kentucky’s 225th birthday Thursday, June 1st.  We will be offering free admission to the Museum 9AM-4PM. Join us for birthday cake 11AM-1PM. After touring the Museum and enjoying cake, be sure and take a selfie or two with our huge KY state flag, or our beautiful Abraham Lincoln statue. Hope…

May at the Museum

    Early each May, the KY Museum always reluctantly says goodbye to several of our outstanding WKU undergraduate student workers and graduate assistants. Graduation is bittersweet as we wish our students well in their new adventures, knowing we will miss their wonderful personalities and dedication to the Museum. The second half of May is…

Summer Camps 2017

The Kentucky Museum is always a flurry of activity during the month of June because we host four weeks of summer arts day camps for children. Campers can choose from a wide range of art activities from making and glazing pottery to making paper, painting, and sculpting. Many participants attend these popular camps year after…

Study Hall 2017

The Museum hosted its second annual Study Hall Monday, May 8th from 4PM-Midnight with 165 WKU students attending over the course of the evening. Free snacks, coffee and the beautiful atmosphere of the KY room, all combine together to make it a great place to study for finals. Several students took selfies at the event…

Side by Side – Bowling Green Reception Saturday, May 6, 2 – 4 PM

The Kentucky Museum and VSA Kentucky partner each year to provide art classes for children with disabilities. This year 14 children came to the Museum for five Saturday’s for free art classes taught by a professional artist Suzanne Renfrow. The Museum chooses one work from each child to use in the Side by Side Exhibit….

Quilt Registry at the Museum

On April 21 and 22, the  Kentucky Museum in partnership with Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society hosted a Quilt Registry at the Museum. Area quilt owners signed up in advance for the opportunity to bring up to two quilts for registration. Quilt owners supplied information about themselves and their quilts. Next, volunteers analyzed and photographed their…

In Case You Missed It: Spring Break Camp

What a great week at Spring Break Clay Camp this year! We loved spending Spring Break with all of the students who joined us and seeing the creative ideas that they brought to life through clay. Camp would not have been possible without Suzanne Renfrow who shared her knowledge with us throughout the week, so thank you…

Students Curate Exhibit for the KM

Every now and then, students in the FLK 470G Museum Procedures and Preservation Techniques class get to work on a very special project: an exhibit at the Kentucky Museum! From researching the content to writing the labels to mounting the exhibit, students have the chance to get hands-on experience in each part of the exhibit development process.  This year, students are…

Baskets donated to Kentucky Museum

Charlotte, Lynn and Brent hold four white oak baskets donated to the Kentucky Museum by Dr. Cam Collins and Dr. Jane Bramham. Visit our Facebook page to see a closeup of the tiny basket Charlotte holds. To learn more about basketmaking in Kentucky, check out our current exhibit, “Standing the Test of Time: Kentucky’s White…

Roll with the scrolls!

Charles Hurst and Susie Farmer hang 62 Chinese scrolls for the new exhibit, “Exposing Chinese Culture to the World through Art,” which opened this week in the Chinese Learning Center, Helm Library.