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Kentucky Museum

Kentucky Museum


HOURS: Wednesday-Saturday 9AM-4PM (Check above for periodic closure information) 

PHYSICAL ADDRESS:  1444 Kentucky Street, Bowling Green, KY 42101

FRONT DESK: 270-745-2592


Plan Your Visit

The Museum is open to the public  Wednesday through Saturday 9AM-4PM*.

Individual visitors are welcome for self-guided visits on Wednesday through Saturday. ALL GROUPS must complete online reservation requests forms. 

Click here for more information to plan your visit.

*Consult blue information bar atop web pages for occasional closure information. 


WKU Class Visits

Faculty should click here to schedule a Class Visit, or click here to schedule a Close Study of Collections session.

For questions about class visits or Museum resources contact Education Curator.

WKU Individual Student Visits for Course/Extra Credit

Interested in sending students on their own for class or extra credit? Learn more here, or contact Education Curator.


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Now Hiring Fall Student Workers
Apply online

The Museum is now hiring WKU student docents for the fall semester. Learn more about the position and apply online here

Tangents to Heaven
Tangents to Heaven
Now open

This exhibition honors the life and legacy of Episcopal priest, filmmaker, writer and art connoisseur Al Shands (1928-2021) and his wife, Mary Norton Shands. Together, the couple supported and collected the works of nationally and regionally prominent contemporary artists. After their deaths, their collection was bequeathed to institutions across the Commonwealth, including 45 pieces donated to the Kentucky Museum. We are honored to exhibit selections from this collection, which serve to inspire the next generation of Kentucky artists.

Learn more.


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