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Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

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Address: 715 West Main St., Louisville, KY 40202
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Description: The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft’s mission is to support and promote...
The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft’s mission is to support and promote excellence in art, craft, applied arts and design. Our goal is to educate and inspire while promoting a better understanding of art and craft through exhibitions, collaborations, outreach and the permanent collection. The Museum annually offers large-scale exhibitions in its three gallery spaces as well as highlights from its permanent collection. KMAC’s exhibitions and programming attract visitors on a daily basis as well as record crowds for special event nights and on monthly trolley hop nights. KMAC’s Sales Gallery store features Kentucky-created work that include ceramics; glass; metal; fiber; wood; jewelry; painting, and folk art. The Sales Gallery is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Kentucky Arts Council’s “Craft Marketer of the Year” in 2009 and 2006, and Finalist in 2008.
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Dana is amazing!

Maker space which is designed for kids to create was such a fabulous place to visit. The lady there, Dana, has such an awesome personality and the kids loved her!

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2014
April W
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Newport, Tennessee
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Fair Oaks, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Oh, my, how sad. Someone knows this as it was "donation only" admittance because the first and third floor were the only places available. The first floor contained boring posters and the third floor contained some works made by local artists and collected by a local couple. The exhibit, while interesting from a local mindset perspective was boringly presented with... More 

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Newport, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Maker space which is designed for kids to create was such a fabulous place to visit. The lady there, Dana, has such an awesome personality and the kids loved her!

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Louisville, KY
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225 reviews 225 reviews
82 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We were there about 1 hour on a Sunday afternoon. At the time, there were 2 exhibitions on display. The displays were mostly well marked with informative and interesting explanations of what we were looking at. There was a small room at the back for kids to do hands-on activities. How much you enjoy your visit here will likely depend... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

My little sisters and I got in for free and thank goodness. We went through it twice because we were done within 20 min. Barely any content to the exhibits. The front desk worker was also stuck up and very standoffish which made me uncomfortable. We drove all the way to downtown for a 20 minute exhibit. Thank goodness for... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

From what I read on the museum's website, my husband and I were expecting something more akin to a museum. We were expecting to see a history of Kentucky arts and crafts traditions. Ah, not what we got. Thankfully we didn't have to pay for the literal 10-minute journey through the "museum." We got to the museum about 45 minutes... More 

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New York City, New York
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189 attraction reviews
298 helpful votes 298 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I love craft, so I disregarded the prior review. But it was right. The displays are sparse, the work mediocre. The entry fee high for what you get. The gift shop is the best part by far and included work by Steve Mosely. Beat out anything in the museum part.

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Crestwood, Kentucky
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4 reviews 4 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

My son had to visit an art museum for a collage art class. He choose this one since it was convenient to U of L. I went with him because I enjoy art museums. It was not the case with this one. This museum is woefully lacking on both quantity and quality of exhibits. I have seen better quality art... More 

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12 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

They offer programs through out the year that will help scouts earn belt loop, pins and merit badges. Our son attended the class for the robotic merit badge. Real informative. Looking forward to coming back.

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Atlanta
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227 reviews 227 reviews
98 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We went to this museum because of the Eero Saarinen exhibit. It's conveniently located on the same street as several other museums in Louisville. The museum is small and the exhibit of Saarinen's work was OK, but nothing earth shattering. Not very extensive and it seemed out of place in this kind of museum. Up on another floor was a... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Very interesting exhibit on Eero Saarinen and definitely worth it for the student discount. There was also a permanent exhibit that we did not have time to go to. It's on the same street as the Louisville Slugger Museum so it's an easy and fun way to end the day

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