Held in conjunction with the National Basketry Organization 2019 Biennial Conference this exhibit is unique in it's focus on basketry and in it's inclusion of the full range of work being executed by well-known and emerging artists.
Kentuckians have practiced the art of weaving for more than 200 years. Techniques represented in Even Coverlets Get the Blues range from overshot, double weave, and tied-biederwand to hooked rug making.
In 2019, the Kentucky Building celebrates 80 years of showcasing South Central Kentucky’s unique culture and heritage. In honor of this milestone, the Kentucky Museum presentsOut of the Box, an exhibition focused on fostering multidisciplinary discussions about our collective heritage while shining new light on the relevance of our museum in the 21stcentury.
Using local historical artifacts, photos, and records, we invite you to discover how every object tells multiple stories. Themes and stories are curated in partnership with faculty from 9 WKU departments
To kick off the 2019-20 IYO Revisited, join us for an opening reception for the ZSEIFS Retrospective exhibition at the Kentucky Museum.
This photo- and object- based exhibition serves to highlight the multiple outcomes of the Zuheir Sofia Endowed International Faculty Seminar, an interdisciplinary program that internationalizes faculty members through intensive study and travel abroad. A compilation of reflections, photos, and artifacts from participants, the exhibition demonstrates the impact of the program's five-year history.
Reception at 4:00pm, with a panel discussion featuring ZSEIFS alumni to follow.
The Office of International Programs and Kentucky Museum will honor the opening of our ZSEIFS Retrospective exhibit with a special panel of faculty from ZSEIFS trips. Come here about their travels and how the ZSEIFS program has impacted WKU's faculty, staff, and students.
On September 12, the Kentucky Museum launches a new fundraising campaign called “Adopt an Artifact.” With a special invitation from “Nunu,” the Ancient Egyptian sarcophagus on display in the Decorative Arts Gallery, the South Central Kentucky community is invited to make a gift and “adopt” an artifact to support future conservation and care.