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   About

   Joe Downing
   
   Museum + Arboretum
 
   Visiting the Museum

   Contact

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   P.O. Box One
   Bowling Green KY 42102
   
   270.846.2397


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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THE MUSEUM IS CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR RECONSTRUCTION NECESSARY BECAUSE OF THE RECENT FIRE.

ADMISSION TO THE DOWNING MUSEUM IS BY RESERVATION ONLY.

PLEASE MAKE RESERVATIONS AT LEAST ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE.

COMPLETE AND SUBMIT OUR RESERVATION FORM >>

The Downing Museum welcomes visitors to to view works by Joe Downing as a painter and sculptor; the collection includes examples of his abstraction and experimentation with different media formats including leather, linen, canvas, old wood, metal, staples, and found objects.

Additionally, visitors have the opportunity to watch the Emmy award-winning documentary Joe Downing: Poet of Color and Light. WKYU-PBS, Western Kentucky University's Public Television service, has been honored with two Emmy Awards by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Ohio Valley Chapter for this film—in the Nostalgia Program category (Producers Barbara Deeb and David Brinkley, Editor Stephen Kertis and Executive Producer Jerry Baker) and for Lighting in the craft category (David Brinkley).

 

DIRECTIONS:

Map this location:  Downing Museum >>

FROM I65:

  1. TAKE THE WILLIAM H. NATCHER PARKWAY EXIT TOWARD OWENSBORO, EXIT 20B
  2. GO TO EXIT 9, US-231/ MORGANTOWN RD.
  3. TURN RIGHT ON MORGANTOWN ROAD
  4. THE BAKER ARBORETUM AND DOWNING MUSEUM ARE LOCATED AT 4801 MORGANTOWN ROAD, 1/2 MILE WEST OF THE WILLIAM H. NATCHER PARKWAY, ON THE LEFT
 

 

 

 

 

 



HOURS



CLOSED FOR RECONSTRUCTION

FACILITIES ARE
NON-SMOKING AND
NOT AVAILABLE FOR
PRIVATE RENTAL
(WEDDINGS, PARTIES, ETC.)

  

CLOSED



WEEKENDS

NATIONAL HOLIDAYS

THE LAST TWO WEEKS OF DECEMBER

WKU FALL + SPRING BREAKS.

VIEW WKU CALENDAR>>

 

 VIDEO + PHOTOGRAPHY ARE RESTRICTED 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 Last Modified 7/22/13