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Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

Wednesday, March 18th
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

Gazing Deeply: The Art and Science of Mammoth Cave

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

Gazing Deeply showcases how WKU’s backyard—the unique landscape of Mammoth Cave—is being studied, interpreted, and inspiring action on environmental change.

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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: 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.

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US Bank Celebration of the Arts

  • Time: All Day

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.

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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

4:00pm - 5:30pm

**POSTPONED** Jon Kay Lecture for Potter College Alumni Speaker Series

  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm

This event has been postponed, as WKU has activated contingency plans to address the rapidly-evolving COVID-19 situation. Please refer to wku.edu/covid19 for more information.

WKU Folk Studies alumni Dr. Jon Kay will present "Making Resilience: The Power of Creative Practice in Later Life" as part of the Potter College Alumni Speaker Series. The lecture will be on Wednesday, March 18th, at 4:00pm, in the Kentucky Museum. This event is free and open to the public. 

Dr. Kay directs Traditional Arts Indiana at Indiana University, where he serves as a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology. He is the author of Folk Art and Aging: Life-Story Objects and Their Makers and the edited volume The Expressive Lives of Elders: Folklore, Art, and Aging. Kay has produced more than sixty exhibitions, and thirty documentary films. His research into the artmaking practices of older adults has led to invited talks at public agencies throughout the United States, including for the Library of Congress, Missouri Arts Council’s Arts and Aging Conference, and the Indiana Arts Homecoming.

More information about the PCAL Alumni Speaker Series can be found here.

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