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….

Quilt Registry at the Museum

On April 21 and 22, the  Kentucky Museum in partnership with Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society hosted a Quilt Registry at the Museum. Area quilt owners signed up in advance for the opportunity to bring up to two quilts for registration. Quilt owners supplied information about themselves and their quilts. Next, volunteers analyzed and photographed their…

In Case You Missed It: Spring Break Camp

What a great week at Spring Break Clay Camp this year! We loved spending Spring Break with all of the students who joined us and seeing the creative ideas that they brought to life through clay. Camp would not have been possible without Suzanne Renfrow who shared her knowledge with us throughout the week, so thank you…

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…

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…

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.

Latest addition to Kentucky Museum Quilt Collection!

We asked, and you answered.  Earlier this year, the Kentucky Quilt Project offered the Kentucky Sun Quilt, made circa 1880s in Russell County, to the Kentucky Museum at less than its appraised value.  We put out a call for donations to The Kentucky Sun Quilt Fund and ultimately, 44 organizations, quilt lovers, and Friends of…

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…

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.