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Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

715 West Main St., Louisville, KY 40202
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Ranked #44 of 71 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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Crestwood, Kentucky
2 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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16 helpful votes 16 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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47 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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200 attraction reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
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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Washington DC
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

It's not a huge space, so don't plan on spending all day here. They had a C.C. Coyle exhibit upstairs and Bourbon containers made out of ceramics down stairs. Nice gift shop, I bought some hand blown glass earrings for $26.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

I realize several of the reviewers are disappointed with the size of this museum. It IS small - I won't dispute that. However, what they lack in quantity they make up for in quality. We saw three amazing installations on a recent visit, including my favorite, an exhibit on Harlan Hubbard (watch the movie they're showing!). The museum shop is... More

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Wesr Lafayette, IN
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19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I were in Louisville on a Sunday afternoon. We enjoy museums, art, and craft so figured can't miss. The third floor was closed so the first two floors had exhibits. The first floor had about 5 or six items on exhibit. The second floor had maybe four pieces. One large and three small. That was it. The... More

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

This is a good museum with plenty of interesting art and craftwork. I just wish it had a larger space for more exhibits.

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