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”
“…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””
Kentucky women have been active in politics for over 200 years. Before and after the passage of the 19th Amendment which granted women the right to vote, they repeatedly sought to participate in political life and make their voices heard. Though not always self-identifying as feminist – one who supports political, economic, and social equality of theContinue reading “A Seat at the Table for Women of Color”
Real-life museum work is integral to helping students hone their research skills. We asked our student workers to research women in Kentucky politics, and here are five of the women they found!
In honor of the bat-tastic fall season, we’ve put together some “Bat Facts” from our upcoming exhibit, Gazing Deeply: The Art and Science of Mammoth Cave, courtesy of our friends at Bat Conservation International.
Join us for: A Conversation With The Artist September 25th, 6:00 – 7:00 PM Free/Open to Public/Swipeable for WKU Students Kentucky Room & Exhibit Gallery Artist Charles Brindley will discuss his work, along with his inspiration and process for our most recent exhibit, Salient Features: Trees of Old Forests and Woodland Pastures. Gallery tour will follow.Continue reading “Salient Features: Conversation With The Artist, Charles Brindley”
My name is Gabby Hoffman and I am completing an independent study with the Kentucky Museum this semester. I am majoring in history and political science and hope to one day work in a museum. Over the next few months, I will be learning about all aspects of museum work. In preparation for theContinue reading “Salient Features Preview Night”
I was recently asked to describe the Side by Side Exhibit and I wrote, “The exhibit is a rich experience in community building. The Museum opens its door to an underserved population of youth. They find acceptance at the Museum, and with the community of local artists.” TheContinue reading “Side by Side Exhibit”
Early each May, the KY Museum always reluctantly says goodbye to several of our outstanding WKU undergraduate student workers and graduate assistants. Graduation is bittersweet as we wish our students well in their new adventures, knowing we will miss their wonderful personalities and dedication to the Museum. The second half of May isContinue reading “May at the Museum”
We are in the last week of the US Bank Celebration of the Arts Exhibition. This years show has been a very successful run with 22 pieces of art sold featuring 20 artists purchased by 17 individuals. This year marked the 30th Anniversary of the US Bank Celebration of the Arts, with the past 13 years being heldContinue reading “US Bank Celebration of the Arts in it’s last week at the Kentucky Museum”