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…

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…

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.

US Bank Art Take In

I had such a great time at last Friday’s US Bank Art In Take catching up with old friends and seeing lots of great art! Local and professional and amateur artists from the area dropped off their works for entry in the US Bank Art Show. Over three hundred and fifty works of art this…

White Oak Basket Exhibit Opening

Get ready folks, we will be unveiling our White Oak Basket Exhibit this week! Baskets are made all over the world, reflecting the folk communities and environments from which they emerge. For generations of community members in and around Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave region, basketmaking has been a way of life. This exhibit of over 100…

A Vibrant View of Human Rights

Tuesday, May 31 through Sunday, August 28 – Kentucky Museum Community Gallery Opening reception, open free to the public is Tuesday, May 31st at 1 PM. This exhibit showcases the collaborative work of residents at the Warren Regional Juvenile Detention Center and local artist Alice Gatewood-Waddell. The twelve paintings, each representing a month of the…