Kentucky Museum News
'Neustro hogar Kentucky' now on view at Kentucky Museum
- Tiffany Isselhardt
- Friday, June 3rd, 2022
The Kentucky Museum is currntly hosting the Kentucky Arts Council’s traveling exhibit, Nuestro hogar Kentucky, Our Kentucky Home: Hispanic/Latin American Visual Art in the Commonwealth. The exhibit will run from June 3rd to 29th. The Museum is located at 1444 Kentucky Street, and open Wednesday through Saturday, 9am to 4pm.
The exhibit features 30+ works by 20 Kentuckians of Hispanic or Latin American heritage. The Kentucky Arts Council, in partnership with alDía en América and Casa de la Cultura Kentucky, invited Hispanic, Latinx and Latin American Kentuckians to share their visual art. A panel of Hispanic/Latinx Kentuckians and other cultural specialists selected works to include in this exhibit, which they named Nuestro hogar Kentucky, Our Kentucky Home.
During the 2020 U.S. Census, 4.6% of Kentuckians identified as “Hispanic or Latino.” Members of this population share some things in common, but it is important to recognize the widespread diversity of cultures within this group. Even one individual can have many cultural identities that intersect in complex ways. One way to explore how people express different identities is through the arts.
A slideshow of work in Our Kentucky Home is available online at the KY arts council website, artscouncil.ky.gov.