In Case You Missed It: Quilt Share Day

Last month our Kentucky Room was filled with visitors and quilters galore when we hosted a Quilt Share Day here at the museum! Quilters brought in one or two of their own quilts to be put on display for the viewing pleasure of visitors and other quilters. Visitors and quilters discussed modern topics in quilting,Continue reading “In Case You Missed It: Quilt Share Day”

A Vibrant View of Human Rights

Tuesday, May 31 through Sunday, August 28 – Kentucky Museum Community Gallery Opening reception, open free to the public is Tuesday, May 31st at 1 PM. This exhibit showcases the collaborative work of residents at the Warren Regional Juvenile Detention Center and local artist Alice Gatewood-Waddell. The twelve paintings, each representing a month of theContinue reading “A Vibrant View of Human Rights”

In Case You Missed It: Study Hall

The Museum hosted our first Study Hall May 9th.  One hundred and five WKU students enjoyed free coffee and study snacks from 4PM until midnight while studying in the beautiful KY Room ballroom. Chandeliers hung overhead as 15 of the Museum’s extension cords and power strips snaked around the ballroom. Students plugged in laptops, andContinue reading “In Case You Missed It: Study Hall”

In Case You Missed It: Early America Early Kentucky

Thank you to everyone who attended and helped out with Early America Early Kentucky last week! We had a blast sharing Kentucky’s history with the many 5th graders, parents, and teachers who came to visit us. WKU theatre major Elliott Talkington started off each day for us with his first person  performance as Rory, anContinue reading “In Case You Missed It: Early America Early Kentucky”

The U.S. Bank Celebration of the Arts Exhibit is Open

The U.S. Bank Celebration of the Arts Exhibit is open at the Kentucky Museum! On February 26th, we held the opening reception and ceremony for the exhibit which features hundreds of works completed by both professional and amateur artists from Kentucky. Exhibit categories include painting, watercolor, works on paper, fiber arts, ceramics and glass, sculpture, mixedContinue reading “The U.S. Bank Celebration of the Arts Exhibit is Open”

Women and Quilting as a Political Act

Quilting, historically a story-telling tool, is an art form used for generations by women to tell their stories and represent their individuality. Dr. Saundra Curry Ardrey led the audience of 50 in a discussion of how an explosion and exploration of memories and personal nostalgia combine pop culture and political references to make powerful statementsContinue reading “Women and Quilting as a Political Act”