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Wednesday March 29th
9:00am - 4:00pm
Backward & Forward: 20th Century Quilts exhibit
Location: Kentucky Museum - Elizabeth Richardson Quilt Gallery

More than 30 quilts and wall hangings illustrate how Kentucky quiltmakers looked to both the past and to the future for inspiration. In the first part of the 20th century, Americans' interest in their Colonial heritage contributed to a revival in quiltmaking, yet modern trends such as Art Nouveau and Art Deco also brought a contemporary feel to the work of some quilters and pattern designers.  The revival that began around the time of the U.S. Bicentennial also had a dual effect with some quilters choosing traditional methods while others began experimenting with modern fabrics, techniques, and motifs.  This divergence in approaches continued into the 21st century.

These quilts were selected from the Kentucky Museum's nationally significant collection.

This gallery will be closed to the public April 12-14.

9:00am - 4:00pm
Kentucky Museum Purchase Award 2004 - 2016
Location: Kentucky Museum

In 2004, when the Kentucky Museum began to host the USBank Celebration of the Arts Exhibition, the museum purchased one piece of art to add each year to its permanent collection. As part of the 30th anniversary of Celebration of the Arts, the museum is displaying the 13 pieces of art acquired since that time. Please be sure to come to the museum to see this special exhibition of work by artists in the region.

9:00am - 4:00pm
Standing the Test of Time: Kentucky's White Oak Basket Tradition
Location: Kentucky Museum - Gallery A

This exhibit explores the many facets of this white oak basket tradition and honors the basketmakers connected to this important regional art form. This exhibit will run through April 8, 2017.

9:00am - 4:00pm
U.S. Bank Celebration of the Arts exhibit
Location: Kentucky Museum

Regional arts exhibition of over 375 pieces of art.

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