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…

Bookbinding Workshop @ KY Museum

Nicole Hand, professor of art at Murray State University, is spending the day in Bowling Green teaching a bookbinding workshop at the Museum. Eager participants got up early this morning to learn the basic principles of bookbinding including the Belgium Binding. Class members will create two different blank books during the day.

Spring Break Camp is only a month away!

Our annual Spring Break Camp is only a month away, and we still have some spots open. Our theme this year is Clay Camp. Your child will have the opportunity to learn basic techniques for working with clay to make a variety of creative projects including pots, sculptures, and anything else they can imagine. We…

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…

In Case You Missed It: Christmas in Kentucky 2016!

This past December at the Kentucky Museum, we had tons of visitors come in to help us celebrate Christmas! Our annual Christmas in Kentucky event is a fun-filled, family-friendly day. Visitors enjoyed taking pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, watching Mr. Magic perform his spectacular show, listening to classic fiddle music and carolers, making ornaments…

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…

Do you have a basket you love?

Then join us for our Basket Celebration on November 12 from 1-3pm! Admission will be half off during this event. We will be hosting a basket share where visitors can bring their own favorite basket and share it with others. You can bring any basket that is special to you, it does not have to…

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…

Gallery Hop featuring the Basket Exhibit

This Friday, October 14th the Kentucky Museum will be offering free admission to our Basket Exhibit from 5 to 8 PM during Bowling Green’s Gallery Hop. There will be a Curator’s Talk by Beth Hester at 6 PM. If you have not yet stopped by to check out the basket exhibit, this is a great…

In Case You Missed It: Hammer In!

This past Saturday the Kentucky Museum hosted our first Hammer In! This was a free family event that featured numerous metalworking demonstrations from the Appalachian Area Chapter of Blacksmiths, the WKU League of Sculptors and individual metal workers. It was coordinated by the Kentucky Folklife Program and the Kentucky Museum. Some of the activities present…

In Case You Missed It: Fall Break Camp

Wow, what a busy week we had here at the Kentucky Museum! Last week, we had both our Fall Break Camp and our first metalworking event, Hammer In. We started off our Fall Break Camp with a visit to our Standing the Test of Time exhibit to find some inspiration for the many weaving activities…