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2018 Purchase Award

2019 Celebration of the Arts



March 2 - April 5

Celebration of the Arts Exhibit

Weaving Exhibit 2019 coverlet

Even Coverlets Get the Blues

Richardson Quilt Gallery

February 1, 2019 - May 15, 2020

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. 

Stop in and see the coverlets chosen for this exhibit by Sandy Staebell, Kentucky Museum Registrar/Collections Curator.

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Jacqui Lubbers

Jacqui Lubbers: A Legacy in Weaving

Richardson Quilt Gallery

February 1, 2019 - May 15, 2020

Lubbers is a part-time weaving and art appreciation instructor in the WKU Art Department. "Even though the form and content of my work has changed, the compelling force behind my art hasn't," Lubbers said. "Turning a flat piece of woven cloth into a dimensional work of art or more basically, the process of weaving in general, is the most creative aspect of my life. Both processes and product come from my passion to weave and desire to make my art."

Art Cubano image

Arte Cubano

March 9 - May 28, 2019

Arte Cubano highlights a universally agreed-upon characteristic of the island’s art: an incredible diversity. Cuban art is so rich in large part because of its diverse cultural blend of African, European, and Latin/Caribbean influences. Add to these traditional roots the revolution of 1959, and Cuban art occupies a unique aesthetic place in the contemporary art world. Building on changing relationships between the governments of the United States and Cuba, this timely exhibition reflects two dozen Cuban artists’ ruminations on the quotidian, social, and political realities of the island and the contemporary world.


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detail of Transition by Amanda Salm

Basketry Now: 10th Anniversary Exhibition

July 16 - December 1, 2019

This exhibit will be held in conjunction with the NBO 2019 Biennial Conference. The NBO biennial exhibitions have become an important record of artistic work within traditional and contemporary basketry. They are unique in their focus on basketry and in their inclusion of the full range of work being executed by well-known and emerging artists. NBO encourages both established and emerging artists to submit work for consideration for this prestigious exhibition.


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