KMAC Museum
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
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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jgbtravels
Louisville, KY2,875 contributions
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Over the years the KMAC has been free, however, a major showing of a number of Picasso’s drawings and ceramics from 1946-1953 requires a fee. At $9 per adult and $6 for seniors and military folks it’s a small price to pay to see an exhibit that has never been seen in the U.S. It’s well worth the time to come visit to see this once in a lifetime exhibit here in Louisville. And don’t forget there’s the student exhibit on the first floor plus another artist exhibit on the third floor. Remember, this area of West Main Street has the second most concentrated cast iron facades in the U.S. Great art and great architecture is hard to beat.
Written March 1, 2020
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Black Market
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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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hrobinson1114
Nashville, TN2,573 contributions
Smaller museum in clean, modern digs. The staff are super nice and they are taking the utmost precautions during COVID 19. Modern art. When I went, they had a very good exhibit on southern artists featured in the book “Walks to the Paradise Garden.” They also had an exhibit from a local Louisville artist. Neat gift shop with lots of upscale fare.

In the past they had a Picasso exhibit and other thoughtfully, well curated shows.

This is a great museum to see over an hour or an hour and a half. It’s not overwhelming and worth a stop. You may see things here that you won’t see other places.
Written September 18, 2020
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Susan F
Indianapolis, IN73 contributions
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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Pete P
Salisbury, NC328 contributions
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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Paige A
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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, CA183 contributions
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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jennifer
Indianapolis, IN219 contributions
Couples
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 noises. We probably spent more time wandering in their gift shop than we did in the rest of the museum.
Written September 6, 2015
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April W
Newport, TN22 contributions
Family
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!
Written October 13, 2014
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Keith O
Crestwood, KY4 contributions
Family
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 in a Jr. High art room. The best part of the museum was the gift shop. At least the gift shop had a few items of interest that could be described as art. Don't waste your time or money.
Written April 5, 2014
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