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…

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…

Christmas in Kentucky is only a few days away!

Our annual holiday event, Christmas in Kentucky, is this Saturday, December 3rd, from 11am-2pm! And the best part? Admission is FREE! Visit for a chance to enjoy gingerbread in the Felts Log House, complete a scavenger hunt and win a prize, try out some Civil War activities like writing with a quill pen, and make up…

Homecoming through the Ages: Pictures from WKU’s Past

This year’s Homecoming theme is “Oh, the places you’ll go!”, but some of us here at the Kentucky Building are reminiscing about all of the places that WKU Homecoming has been. From float building, to Big Red’s Roar, to the parade, to the football game, and finally to Homecoming Queen, WKU students have continued the…

Free Wednesdays in July!

Wednesday Museum hours are 9AM-4PM. For more information, visit our home page or call 270-745-2592.