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Current Exhibits

Coral Reef installation
Coral Reef

Coral Reef is a large-scale, collaborative printmaking installation created by 47 students enrolled in Associate Professor Marilee Salvator’s Printmaking Relief and Screenprinting classes in the Department of Art and Design during Fall 2019, Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters. This second print installation at the museum explores the marine biome.

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Korea Through Kentucky Eyes exhibit
Korea Through Kentucky Eyes

Folk Studies 470G, Museum Prochedures/Preservation

Dr. Michael Ann Williams

Spring of 2017 students  in FLK/ANTH 470 and FLK 470G created the “Korea Through Kentucky Eyes” exhibit as part of the International Year of South Korea.



Past Exhibits

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Welcome to the 60s

Using a time capsule approach to the stylistic attributes of the era, Honors students from Professor Shura Pollatsek's THEA 323 Period Styles in Design class (Fall 2020) give insight into the 1960s and Mid-Century Modernism.  This small display includes several examples of clothing, furniture and artwork of the period.

WKU student printmaking installation
Flora and Fauna

WKU Printmaking Student Installation

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Dr. Daniel Hays
An American Educator in Liberia: The Collection of Dr. Daniel Hays
Folk Studies 470G, Museum Procedures/Preservation


2012 Museum Procedures and Preservation Techniques Class

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Hoarded Wealth & Invested Profits in Arochuwu, Glasgow, and Virginia: Legacies of the 18th Century Transatlantic Trades in Slaves & Tobacco

Art 496, Gallery Studies


Dr. Johnston Akuma-Kalu Njoku

This exhibit traces the journeys of people and objects across space and time. Beginning in the 18th C transatlantic slave trade.


Archetype Poster Project
Archetype Poster Exhibit

Summer 2018 - Spring 2019

Instructor: Natalie Tyree

These 32 posters were designed by students in Natalie Tyree's Art 331 class. Their works celebrate the visual and historic character of Downtown Bowling Green. More Information


Create it forward exhibit 2018
Create It Forward 2018

Exhibit & Performance

Professor Shura Pollatsek

The exhibit in the Kentucky Museum featured works of art in multiple genres, created by faculty and staff during Academic Year 2017 and 2018.  Works created include visual art, installations, creative writing, dance, performance and music.
Residual Unseen Performance
Residual Unseen; Reverence for Lost Voices
Performed November 2015
Liza Kelly, Associate Professor, WKU Music and her Opera Theatre class;  Kristina Arnold, Associate Professor, WKU Art; Lisa D. Long, Assistant Professor, California State University Fullerton, Dance; Tammy Jeffries, Post-Doctoral Fellow, WKU Communication; and the faculty and staff of the Kentucky Museum produced this immersive theatre experience.

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 Last Modified 4/26/22