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Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

715 West Main St., Louisville, KY 40202
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Ranked #58 of 81 attractions in Louisville
Type: Art Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Louisville, KY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Viewed the special Eero Saarinen Exhibit of Architecture and furniture design at the Kentucky Museum of Arts and Crafts. Well done special limited time, traveling exhibit. Also a good presentation by the PHD organizer of this traveling exhibit. Nothing else of interest in the museum at this time except a nice gift shop.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft is museum located on Main Street in Louisville. When we visited it had a small display of its permanent collection, some innovative crafts by local artists, and an exhibit of photographs by the paparazzo Gene Spatz. Work was generally of good quality, but not outstanding. We've seen better at the museum in previous... More

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