Sponsor Exhibits and Programs
Did you know that most of our exhibits are produced by WKU faculty and students?
Our Teaching and Spotlight galleries are dedicated to WKU faculty and student-produced exhibitions. As part of coursework, capstones, theses, or internships, WKU students have the amazing opportunity to turn their research into professional museum exhibits. Along the way, they learn best practices in object and historical research, writing interpretations for the public, gallery design, and artifact handling – all while pursuing their passions.
Additionally, we present programs in partnership with WKU departments and community groups, from Hammer-In and Christmas in Kentucky to workshops, guest speakers, and film series.
These exhibits and events are funded by people like you. Through individual and collaborative giving, your support helps WKU faculty, students, and our community be part of the Kentucky Museum as creators, visionaries, and guests.
Will you help them create exhibits and programs with us?
Gifts of any size are welcome. All gifts are tax-deductible and you will receive a receipt from the WKU Foundation.
2019 "Flora and Fauna" installation by WKU Students. The students created prints in class that formed a gallery-wide collage.
Student interns work with professor Mike Nichols on the Jonesville fresco mural in Summer 2021.
Spring 2022 Needs
Ancient Near East in Kentucky with Drs. Marc Eagle, David Serafini, and Jeff Miner of WKU's History department.
African American Folk Art research and interpretation, with Dr. Tim Frandy's Museum Procedures course.
Printmaking installation with Marilee Salvator's courses. (See past example here.)
Student interns will produce murals for the First Farmers exhibition, in partnership with Kentucky Archaeological Society.
Fall 2022 Needs
Jonesville exhibition, in partnership with African American Museum of Bowling Green the Kentucky Folklife Program, and the WKU Dept. of Anthrology & Folk Studies.
Hammer-In festival, in partnership with Kentucky Forge Council and Kentucky Folklife Program, held in October. Honorariums are provided to the WKU League of Sculptors students to run an Aluminum Pour workshop.