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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
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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Small but worht going

good - it is located right down town, so if you are visiting anyway, it is worth stopping by. But it also depends what the exhibition is going on at that time. good - free... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
Dyer, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Very small art museum on Main St. There are 3 floors, but only a few things to see on each floor. The neatest item was a wooden boat on the 3rd floor. A lot of the art was rather bizarre, including a strange video of a girl who had painted her face purple and ate a banana while making weird... More 

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Dyer, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

good - it is located right down town, so if you are visiting anyway, it is worth stopping by. But it also depends what the exhibition is going on at that time. good - free admission, they only ask for small donation ( recommended 5 $) good - there is small space in the back for some activities for children... More 

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Fresno, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This small but well planned exhibit space offers thoughtful displays and interesting works of art. The gift shop has a number of local artists' crafts and you can take home the art of Louisville! There is no fee to visit but there is a suggested donation.

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Fair Oaks, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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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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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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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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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