Kentucky Museum News
New Exhibits and Workshops coming to Kentucky Museum
- Tiffany Isselhardt
- Thursday, February 7th, 2019
Save the Date! The Kentucky Museum, located on the campus of Western Kentucky University, has several exhibitions opening in Spring 2019.
February 11 to May 15 — Jacqui Lubbers: A Legacy in Weaving
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."
February 11 to May 15 — Even Coverlets Get the Blues
Kentuckians have practiced the art of handweaving for more than 200 years. Techniques represented in Even Coverlets Get the Blues range from overshot, double weave, and tied-beiderwand to latch hook rug making and weaving on a hand loom. Stop in and see the coverlets chosen for this exhibit by Sandy Staebell, Kentucky Museum Registrar/Collections Curator.
March 2 to April 5 — 2019 US Bank Celebration of the Arts
US Bank’s annual celebration of Bowling Green’s artistic traditions features the work of professional and amateur artists located within 65 miles of Bowling Green. This show is a juried competition honoring our region’s unique creativity and artistic culture.
March 9 to May 28 — Arte Cubano
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.
April 6 to June 15 — Flora and Fauna
This WKU student-produced installation includes works from the Spring 2018 and Fall 2018 Relief Classes and Spring 2019 Relief and Screenprinting Classes at multiple levels, taught by Marilee Salvator, Assistant Professor at WKU.
Spring Break Clay Camp
Monday through Friday, April 1 - 5
8:30 AM - 12 PM
Funshops are held twice a month for WKU students with a current ID. Spring 2019 Funshops include:
Feb. 14, 5:30-7pm — Woven Valentine Heart
Feb. 25, 5:30-7pm — Copper Name Tag
March 11, 5:30-7pm — Currier & Ives Collage
March 26, 5:30-7pm — Acrylic Paint Pour
April 16, 5:30-7pm — Summer Camp Crafts
April 29, 5:30-7pm — Acrylic Paint Pour
Limited spaces available — advanced registration is required. To register, visit https://www.wku.edu/kentuckymuseum/education/funshop.php
Support for exhibitions, programs, and collections care is provided by private donors. If you are interested in sponsoring an exhibition or program, please visit us online at https://www.wku.edu/kentuckymuseum/donate.php or call Tiffany Isselhardt, Fundraising Coordinator, at 270-745-3369.
Museum Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: 1444 Kentucky Street, Bowling Green, KY
Admission: Free for general public; Groups of 10+ are $5 per person
More Information: https://www.wku.edu/kentuckymuseum/
About Kentucky Museum
Now in our 80th year, the Kentucky Museum celebrates all aspects of South-Central Kentucky’s art, history, and culture. “Kentuckians need to know Kentucky” was the museum’s earliest conceptual framework, which took shape in the eyes of WKU’s founding president Henry Hardin Cherry. Today, we are a steadfast educational campus partner helping to inspire innovation, elevate community, and transform the lives of our students and the community.