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…

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…

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…

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….

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…

Exhibits outreach

The exhibits staff helped the art department with deinstallation of a sculpture exhibition by Korean artist JinMan Jo.

Gallery Hop @ Kentucky Museum

OPEN FREE TO THE PUBLIC – The Museum will be opened extended hours Friday, March 17, from 5 PM to 8 PM during the Bowing Green Gallery Hop featuring the US Bank Celebration of the Arts Exhibit. Stop in and see over 350 works of art on three floors of the museum. Hop on in…

Kentucky Forge Council

Every second Tuesday of each month, the Kentucky Forge Council (KFC) meets at the Kentucky Museum. Bladesmith Sam Stoner brought several Damascus blades to the February meeting of the KFC. The Kentucky Forge Council is a community based blacksmith group founded in 2016. Sam Stoner is one of the members who joined us for demonstrations…