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Our exhibitions, programs, and collections care are sponsored by national, regional, and local businesses and grantmakers. We are incredibly grateful for their ongoing support!

Are you interested in partnering with us on one of the below programs? Contact Tiffany Isselhardt, Development Coordinator, at 270-745-3369 or tiffany.isselhardt@wku.edu

To become a member of our Friends group, click here.


Free Admission

Team Kentucky Nonprofit Assistance Fund

Donors to our Museum for All Campaign in Summer 2022 - Thank you for helping us raise over $15,000 to start the endowment!


We are currently seeking sponsors for the forthcoming Sonic Landscape exhibition and renovations on our second floor galleries. Please inquire with Tiffany Isselhardt, tiffany.isselhardt@wku.edu for more information.


The Mystic Arts Association

Hammer-In 2023 sponsored by Logan Aluminum

World's Greatest Studio Tour & Art Sale

Christmas in Kentucky 2023 sponsored by ServiceOne Credit Union and Atmos Energy


Celebration of the Arts
2023 exhibition

Abound Credit Union

with support for awards and student sponsorships from the

  • Allen County Kentucky African American Heritage Council
  • ArtWorks Inc.
  • Art Matters the New School
  • The Basket Maker's Catalog
  • Ellis-Walker Gallery
  • McWhorter Chiropractic
  • Print Media
  • WKU League of Sculptors
  • World's Greatest Studio Tour & Art Sale
  • and individuals throughout our community

Frankenthaler Climate Initiative

Institute of Museum and Library Services

Kentucky Local History Trust Fund

LeRoy Neiman and Janet Byrne Neiman Foundation

National Endowment for the Humanities

Quilter's Guild of Dallas

WKU Research and Creative Activities Program (RCAP)

Adopt an Artifact


Adopt-a-Quilt 2023-24 Campaign:

  • Carrie Barnette, in honor of Robin Thomas
  • Kentucky Museum team, in honor of Sandy Staebell
  • Lenna DeMarco
  • Laurel Horton
  • Deanna Jenkins
  • Terry and Miliska Knauft
  • Sue Ann Marshall
  • Kimberley C. Powell, in honor of Daphne C. Clonts
  • Tamela and Douglas Smith
  • Patricia C. Twilla


Our thanks to all prior Adopt-an-Artifact supporters, including the kick-off campaign, David Coffey masks, and Mrs. A. H. Taylor Collection adopters!




Class of 2022-23

  • Jeff Barefoot
  • Brent Bjorkman and Ann Ferrell
  • Jill Blythe
  • Dorothea Browder
  • Leah Craig and Tim Thornberry
  • Ray Cravens
  • Carol Cummings
  • Rose and Ernie Davis
  • Rick DuBose
  • Cecile Durish
  • Tim Evans and Eileen Starr
  • Drs. Sam and Mary Evans
  • Delaire R. Finley
  • Lynette Haggbloom
  • Mike and Leigh Harper
  •  Cathy L. Helm
  • Scott Gilbert and Beth Hester
  • Tommy Hines and Donna Hines Furlong
  • Deanna Jenkins
  • Terry and Miliska Knauft
  • David and Laura Lee
  • Heloise B. Marsh
  • Heather and Jeremy McWhorter
  • James W. Middleton
  • Lindell A. Morris
  • John Casey Perkins, Jr.
  • Yvonne Petkus and CJ Johanson
  • Linda Jo Prince
  • Mark P. Robinson
  • Matthew Rydson
  • Allen Shipp
  • Donald L. Smith
  • Sandy Staebell
  • Cyril and Bonnie Wantland
  • John and Mary Lynn Wigodsky
  • Molly M. Wilson
  • Mary E. Wolinski


Community Collaborators

We partner with a variety of community organizations to hold events and programs throughout the year. Special thanks to the following long-term collaborators:

Arts for All Kentucky

BG Gallery Hop

Downing Museum

Kentucky Folklife Program

KY Forge Council


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 Last Modified 12/26/23