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Thursday, November 21st, 2019

Thursday, November 21st
9:00am - 4:00pm

Basketry Now: 10th Anniversary Exhibit

  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

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.

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9:00am - 4:00pm

Even Coverlets Get the Blues

  • Location: Richardson Quilt Gallery
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

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.

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9:00am - 4:00pm

FACING THE FRESHMAN YEAR: Essential Conversations

  • Location: Kentucky Museum - Grand Gallery
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

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.

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9:00am - 4:00pm

HAD Artist Collective Murals

  • Location: Kentucky Museum Courtyard
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Anel Lepić and Muhamed “Hamo” Bešlagic, two HAD Collective artists from Bosnia, carved murals in the Kentucky Museum courtyard.

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9:00am - 4:00pm

Highbrow, Patrick Dougherty Sculpture

  • Location: Kentucky Museum Front Lawn
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

WKU’s Cultural Enhancement Series and the Kentucky Museum host award winning artist Patrick Dougherty in October 2018 on WKU’s campus in Bowling Green, Ky. Dougherty created Highbrow, a sculpture made from intertwined tree saplings, on the Museum's front lawn.

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9:00am - 4:00pm

Jacqui Lubbers: A Legacy in Weaving

  • Location: Richardson Quilt Gallery
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Jacqui Lubbers is a part-time weaving and art appreciation instructor in the WKU Art Department.

9:00am - 4:00pm

Process Oriented Works

  • Location: Kentucky Museum - Kentucky Room
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
All Day

Out of the Box

  • Location: Community Gallery
  • Time: All Day

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 presents Out 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 21st century. 

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

9:00am - 3:00pm

Anthropology Club Fundraiser

  • Location: DSU Lobby
  • Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm

The club is selling homemade tie-dye t-shirts, bath bombs, sugar scrubs, and other items on Thursday and Friday. Start your holiday shopping with us!

9:00am - 4:00pm

Gallery Exhibit: Our World Burning

  • Location: JRH Gallery
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm


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.

Free and open to the public.

3:45pm - 6:00pm

Anthropology Club Meeting

  • Location: FAC 239
  • Time: 3:45pm - 6:00pm

Biweekly meeting of the Anthropology Club. After a short business meeting, the group will watch a Jane Goodall documentary. Snacks will be provided.

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Arabic Club

  • Location: HCIC 2017
  • Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Contact david.dimeo@wku.edu for more information.

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Members Only - World War I / II Close Study

  • Location: Classroom II
  • Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

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. 

6:00pm - 7:00pm

WKU Fall A Capella Concert

  • Location: First Christian Church
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

WKU A Capella Groups


KFP Presents: The Barren River Ramblers at the Pioneer Cabin

  • Location: The Pioneer Cabin
  • Time: 7:00pm

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/

7:00pm - 8:00pm

A History of Native Americans in Kentucky

  • 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.

For local information, contact Bobbie Wrinkle

Tel: 270-442-2510 ext. 119

Email: bwrinkle@mclib.net


McCracken County Public Library

555 Washington Street

Paducah, KY  42003

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