She’s Got Style

History suggests that as “big business” started to take hold in the late 1800s, women became more involved in business and working outside the home. However, few women owned companies. Those that did were in industries centered on women, such as home goods, apparel, or personal care. Today, women own only 40% of businesses inContinue reading “She’s Got Style”

Thinking about Columbus

Columbus Day, or Indigenous Peoples Day? This lithograph print in our collections helps discuss the controversy.

The Female Portraitist of Paris

When we think of women in the eighteenth century, we don’t often think of professional success and freedom. Yet between 1780 and 1810, many French women defied the domestic stereotype, reaching artistic success despite being denied admittance to classes on life drawing or the artistic academies.

Who art thou, Juliette?

Do you recognize the woman in the painting? This is Jeanne Françoise Julie Adélaïde Récamier – more commonly called Juliette or Madame Récamier – at the age of 28. She was a European celebrity in the early 19th century, known across Paris for her salon where leading literary and political circles gathered. Her story wasContinue reading “Who art thou, Juliette?”

Remembering “A Culture Carried”

“…Everybody’s story is unique, we all have our own individual stories…” Denis Hodžić, 2016 Three years ago, the Kentucky Museum and Kentucky Folklife Program debuted A Culture Carried: Bosnians in Bowling Green (Kulturno naslijeđe Bosanci u Bowling Green-u). This exhibition explored the experiences, culture, and arts of Bosnians and Bosnian Americans living in Bowling Green,Continue reading “Remembering “A Culture Carried””


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