On September 12, the Kentucky Museum launches a new fundraising campaign called “Adopt an Artifact.” With a special invitation from “Nunu,” the Ancient Egyptian sarcophagus on display in the Decorative Arts Gallery, the South Central Kentucky community is invited to make a gift and “adopt” an artifact to support future conservation and care.
Held in conjunction with the National Basketry Organization 2019 Biennial Conference this exhibit is unique in it's focus on basketry and in it's inclusion of the full range of work being executed by well-known and emerging artists.
Kentuckians have practiced the art of weaving for more than 200 years. Techniques represented in Even Coverlets Get the Blues range from overshot, double weave, and tied-biederwand to hooked rug making.
"America will never be a socialist country," exclaimed Donald Trump. Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders thinks differently. Join Dr. Brian Strow as he leads a discussion on what capitalism and socialism actually entail and then looks at specific economi ideas put forth by various candidates.
Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Capitalism and the Political Engagement Project.
Location: Capitol Arts Center 416 East Main St. Bowling Green, Kentucky
Southern Circuit brings the best of new independent film to communities across the South. South Arts works collaboratively with Screening Partners to expand their programming, provide audiences with the opportunity to meet filmmakers and learn about the art of filmmaking, and encourage community engagement using film as a conduit for discussions about social and community issues. The film shown will be "Gay Chorus Deep South," a film about music, love, and acceptance to communities and individuals confronting intolerance. Admission is FREE.
In 2019, the Kentucky Building celebrates 80 years of showcasing South Central Kentucky’s unique culture and heritage. In honor of this milestone, the Kentucky Museum presentsOut of the Box, an exhibition focused on fostering multidisciplinary discussions about our collective heritage while shining new light on the relevance of our museum in the 21stcentury.
Using local historical artifacts, photos, and records, we invite you to discover how every object tells multiple stories. Themes and stories are curated in partnership with faculty from 9 WKU departments