KMAC Museum
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Art is the Big Idea, and Craft is the Process. Connecting people to art and creative practice. ​ KMAC Museum is a contemporary art museum located in Louisville's historic downtown on Museum Row. ​ The Museum explores the relationship between art and craft by identifying art as big idea and craft as the intersection between process, materials and labor. Our goal is to educate and inspire while promoting a better understanding of art through exhibitions, education and collections.
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United States2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
What used to be the "Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft" has changed to the moniker of "KMAC" and decided to become hip, slick, and cool. There is certainly no "craft" here. Just a bunch of burned-out local Marxists and outdated Post-Modernists playing identity politics. The curator is a local yokel who cannot see past his own nose. Avoid this place.
Written October 5, 2022
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Hi there, Thank you for visiting KMAC and taking the time to leave a review. I am very sorry to hear that your visit did not meet your expectations. KMAC Museum re-branded as a contemporary art museum with a focus on local artists and modern craft processes in 2016. Our exhibitions feature contemporary art, but the works displayed often have elements of traditional making and craft processes. This can be seen in many of the works currently featured in our Triennial show, Divided We Fall. We are proud to offer a community-focused venue that showcases emerging artists and sparks conversations that situate our region's artistic interests within the larger context of the art world. Our staff is small but dedicated and passionate about the works we show and the positive impact that KMAC has on the community. We hope you will consider visiting us again in the future and we would love to offer you a free KMAC membership so that you can explore more facets of the Museum such as our workshops, guided tours and special events. We think that if you had a deeper understanding of KMAC and its current mission that your expectations would be met in the future. To avail of a free membership or discuss your concerns further please feel free to reach out to our Director of Marketing & Communications at ashley.peterson@kmacmuseum.org
Written October 12, 2022
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Black Market
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
My experience at KMAC was phenomenal. I had the pleasure of visiting an open mic during the Gold Key and American Visions Exhibition. The pieces are incredible. In particular, the young artists' sculptural pieces caught my eye. There's a wonderful gift shop and the staff is friendly. It's a great place to visit if you're downtown.
Written February 27, 2022
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Susan F
Indianapolis, IN77 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Very small museum, but nice variety of art. Nice shop (with a coffee bar) and friendly staff. Parking can be found in lots behind the building. Right next to the Science Museum.
Written June 11, 2021
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Sheila S
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to KMAC. Masako Miki’s Shapeshifting exhibit featuring felted wool sculptures brings a whimsical element to organic shapes in an intimate installation that can be enjoyed on many levels. KMAC’s gift shop is the best gift shop ever!
Written August 5, 2023
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Tom-Tina C
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
what a wonderful museum! We were going through Louisville as part of our Backroads cycling week. I quickly bought two small pieces of art and the staff sent them to me in TX! They arrived safely and now we are enjoying these pieces! Thank you for your swift service and your service to the Louisville community.
Written June 5, 2023
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Pete P
Salisbury, NC308 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
We had such a good time in this downtown contemporary art museum. Not only was the art provocative and clever, but our wives also loved the gift shop. They bought new rain coats and gifts. I expected the museum to be larger than it was. If you don't know the address, you might walk past it. A great way to spend an hour or two,
Written August 4, 2021
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Hi Pete, Apologies for the delay in reaching out, but thank you so much for your review! We are so happy to hear that you and your party had a wonderful time. We hope to see you again soon! -KMAC
Written October 19, 2021
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mishmosh_1
Cincinnati, OH173 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
I think they were between exhibitions when I stopped in, so I didn’t visit the show BUT loved the gift shop! Large bright space, lots to look at, nice and well displayed. Needless to say I found a bunch of cool things to bring home. KMAC is steps away from 21c, slugger museum, frazier museum etc so you can see a lot in a few close blocks. I will be back to shop (and see art!) on my next trip to Loisville.
Written February 26, 2024
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Porthos7
West Chester, OH8,427 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Interesting and cool contemporary art museum tucked into the "tourist" area of downtown Louisville. New and changing exhibits and a pretty cool kids interactive area. Multiple "floors" that IS handicap accessible. Well worth a stop!
Written March 28, 2023
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Paige A
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 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 the Science Center next door, so it wasn't a complete waste.
Written July 22, 2014
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chgo919
Long Beach, CA162 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
Yes, this is a donation admittance and you could forego the expense. So yes, technically, it's free. And the space is new and open and many pieces were well displayed. However, I kept thinking that this is called Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft and yet it did not scream anything that was local. Yes, there were some local artists, but my take away was that this was a gift shop with some art pieces displayed upstairs. There wasn't a flow that made sense or highlighted the artists enough. We left glad that we stopped in, but were expecting more. As they work to complete the remodel, I hope to have a better experience in the future.
Written July 23, 2016
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