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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 Stitches in Time: 200 Years of Kentucky Quilts and Tangents to Heaven exhibits. Please inquire with Tiffany Isselhardt, tiffany.isselhardt@wku.edu for more information.


Hammer-In 2022

  • Logan Aluminum

Christmas in Kentucky 2022

  • ServiceOne Credit Union
  • Atmos Energy
  • Raising Cane's

HerStory 2023

  • Delta Dental of Kentucky
  • WKU Sisterhood


Celebration of the Arts

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


Pam Elrod

Pat Chapman, in honor of Beta Delta Alumni

Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society





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 2/14/23