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Mammoth Cave Wedding painting

Gazing Deeply: The Art and Science of Mammoth Cave

February 24, 2020 - May 15, 2022

Gazing Deeply showcases how WKU’s backyard—the unique landscape of Mammoth Cave—is being studied, interpreted, and inspiring action on environmental change. Coinciding with the UNESCO Conservation of Fragile Karst Resources: A Workshop on Sustainability and Community and Earth Day’s 50th anniversary in 2020, this exhibition is a collaborative effort between arts and science faculty and students that highlights one of the most well-known and vital natural landscapes in the world. 

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US Bank 2019 Purchase Award

2019 Purchase Award


2020 Celebration of the Arts

February 29 - April 17, 2020

The US Bank Celebration of the Arts exhibit is an open art show featuring the work of professional as well as amateur artists who reside in Kentucky within a 65-mile radius of Bowling Green, KY. All work will be exhibited at the Kentucky Museum from February  29 - April 17. Works are judged and awards given in eight categories.

2020 Printmaking Students Installation

WKU Printmaking Students Installation

April 2020

A group installation project created in Assistant Professor Marilee Salvator’s printmaking courses.

Side by side art 2019

Side by Side 2020
Dorothy Grider Garden Gallery

April 11 -  June 26

A collaborative exhibition of artwork created by young artists with disabilities and local artists will be on display at the Kentucky Museum. This statewide program was created by Arts for All Kentucky  in partnership with the Kentucky Museum.

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Whitework no 2857

Whitework: Women Stitching Identity

August 1, 2020 - March 13, 20201

This exhibit explores the significance of early white embellished textiles that have been largely ignored, undervalued, and misinterpreted. It also explores how whitework holds a “special place” within the cultural geography of textile making, connecting regional textile making with broader narratives of American women’s lives, political participation, and self-expression of identity during the formative years of the new United States.

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