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.
This exhibit tells the stories of freshmen year from participants in a student success intiative, WKU Freshmen Guided Pathway (FGP). This cohort of first-time, full-time students who graduated from one of five high schools in Warren County represent the typical WKU freshman in terms of academic achievement prior to admission and their demographic makeup.
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
As deadly wildfires globally increase in number and severity, residents of fire-prone areas are finding themselves on the frontline of these historic and potential climate-changing events. This exhibition of over 50 images and a documentary film from recent California fire seasons, come together in this body of work from nine critically-acclaimed photojournalists and explores the ramifications these fires can have and reveal the pain, suffering and all-encompassing loss the victims endure.
For Museum & Library Special Collections Members only.
Have you ever wanted to see museum artifacts up close?
Friends members can register to attend a small group Close Study Session of items from the World War I and World War II collections held by us and the Department of Library Special Collections. The session is free for members, but slots are offered on first-come, first-serve basis.
The session will be held on November 21 from 5 to 7 pm at the Kentucky Museum.
Advanced Registration is required and limited to members. Please call Tiffany Isselhardt at 270-745-3369 to reserve your spot.
EVENT POSTPONED INDEFINITELY! Due to an injury, the band is unable to perform at this time. We are working to reschedule the show, so stay tuned for the new date and time!
Join the Kentucky Folklife Program in the Pioneer Log Cabin as they present their friends, The Barren River Ramblers!
Doors open at 7:00 PM and seats are limited to 25 visitors so please arrive early to ensure you will have a seat. This event has a suggestoin donation of $5 or pay what you can. We look forward to seeing you there!
For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/barrenriverramblers/
Location: McCracken County Public Library, Paducah
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
In celebration of Kentucky Native American Heritage Month, archaeologist Dr. Gwynn Henderson of WKU's Kentucky Archaeological Survey will discuss the history of the diverse Native American peoples of Western Kentucky as told through objects, places, and documents. The period she will consider extends from around 10,000 B.C., when the first peoples arrived in what we now call Kentucky, through the early A.D. 1800s, when Federal Indian policy forced Native groups living east of the Mississippi River to move from their homelands.
Her presentation is part of the McCracken County Public Library's Evenings Upstairs lecture series.