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.

There’s S(no)w Place Like WKU!

Welcome back! And welcome to a winter wonderland. After being closed for the weekend due to the winter weather, and the first day of classes canceled we are so glad to have the students back on campus and to have a bit of warmer weather. Although, Abe is still looking a bit chilly! Luckily though,…

Women and Quilting as a Political Act

Quilting, historically a story-telling tool, is an art form used for generations by women to tell their stories and represent their individuality. Dr. Saundra Curry Ardrey led the audience of 50 in a discussion of how an explosion and exploration of memories and personal nostalgia combine pop culture and political references to make powerful statements…

An Artist’s Perspective

On October 27th Cynthia Lockhart made public presentation. Lockhart is a professor of professional practice, an award winning fashion designer, and a gifted artist from the University of Cincinnati. Her quilt, Mandela / Prince of Freedom, is one of the extraordinary works from Conscience of the Human Spirit: The Life of Nelson Mandela exhibit. Professor…