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.
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
A young boy's imagination is taken away to the stars as he spends time with his grandparents for the summer. In the midst of summer projects, annoying neighbors, and battling an imaginary dragon, he learns how to overcome grief, and that the most important thing in the universe is family. Suitable for all ages. Sponsored by Service One Credit Union.
Living Archaeology Weekend is a free, annual, award-winning public outreach event held on the Daniel Boone National Forest in eastern Kentucky. It features demonstrations of Native American and pioneer technologies and lifeways such as flintknapping, spear throwing, pottery making, hide tanning, cooking, Native games and dance, blacksmithing, spinning, weaving, and much more. Friday is reserved for pre-registered school groups. Saturday is open to the public. Anthropology faculty and students from WKU volunteer at the event.