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Styles &thegistofit
Styles & The Gist of It
2021 - 2023

Today, women own only 40% of businesses in the U.S., making Carrie Burnam Taylor’s business of the early 20th century that much more impressive. Curated with Dr. Carrie Cox, this exhibit explores Taylor's life and work, displaying three of her dresses, two coats, two bodices, and various undergarments recently conserved thanks to our Adopt-an-Artifact program.

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Crazy Quilt
Crazy Quilt Mania
through July 29, 2023

In the late 1800s, stitchery from London's Royal School of Art needlework and Japanese arts and crafts exhibited at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition inspired women across America to take up their needles in new and different ways. Explore the various "maniacal" and "maddening" designs that resulted in this showcase of our Crazy Quilt collection.

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Side by Side
Side by Side
April 6 - June 30, 2023

The Side by Side program was created by Arts for All Kentucky (formerly VSA) in 2004 for school age kids with special needs in communities across Kentucky. This exhibition showcases works made by students in the 2023 program.

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US Bank show display
Abound Credit Union Celebration of the Arts
March 4 - April 14, 2023
What Happened to Jonesville
What Happened to Jonesville?
art example
Side by Side


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A Seat at the Table
KWR cover image
Kentucky Women Rising

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2021 Purchase Award
US Bank Celebration of the Arts 2022


ZSEIFS title card
ZSEIFS Retrospective
Whitework no 2857
Whitework: Women Stitching Identity
Weaving Exhibit 2019 coverlet
Even Coverlets Get the Blues


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Out of the Box

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(Photo by Cheryl Kirby Stokes)

Jacqui Lubbers weaving
Jacqui Lubbers: A Legacy In Weaving


2019 purchase award US Bank
2020 US Bank Celebration of the Arts
POW Exhibit prints
Process Oriented Works
Heart of Steel by artist David Chambers
Basketry Now: 10th Anniversary Exhibition


Handmade Heritage exhibit at FAC
Handmade Heritage: Kentucky's White Oak Tradition

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Learn about the Traveling Exhibit available from the Kentucky Folklife Program.

Journey to the Jote Pop-Up Exhibit
Journey to the Vote: Pop-Up
Art Cubano image
Arte Cubano


Bosnian flier
A Culture Carried: Bosnians in Bowling Green
2018 Purchase Award
2019 Celebration of the Arts
Chinese objects
Chinese Learning Center


The Essential Tree
The Essential Tree
Civil War Exhibit
A Star In Each Flag: Conflict in Kentucky
Kentucky Sun Quilt
Kaleidoscope: Kentucky Museum Quilts


Salient Features
Salient Features
Cat drawing from summer camp
Summer Camp Exhibit
Collaboration from Side by Side program
2019, 2018 Side by Side


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Create It Forward
Petkus Best of Show 2017
2018 Celebration of the Arts
New Kentuckians Art
New Kentuckians


Whie Oak Basket Exhibit Image
Standing the Test of Time
MLK, Jr Mural
I Have A Dream: A Salute to the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
IAE Telescope
Instruments of American Excellence


Alice Waddell vibrant view of human rights
A Vibrant View of Human Rights
Hascal Haile: Guitar-maker to the Stars
Joe Downing Exhibit
Joe Dudley Downing 2000



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 Last Modified 8/29/23