Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville

Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville

Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft (KMAC) Museum is an American art museum that "connects people to Art and Creative Practice". The museum was founded in 1981 as the Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation to build interest in the state’s craft heritage which quickly led to a one of a kind collection of American Folk Art from the region.

KMAC Museum’s permanent collection consists of about 300 pieces of art works mostly by local artists. The collection aims to bridge ideas of traditional folk art to the vast conversation of contemporary art. The collection largely encompasses aspects of Kentucky’s geographical and cultural context through themes of agriculture, domestic life, economy, class, religious belief, and pastimes influenced by a predominantly rural setting.

In 2001, the museum relocated to its current home, a four-story historic cast iron structure and changed its name to Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, while still focusing on contemporary Kentucky artisans. Admission to KMAC for students and children is free.

Opening Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00-18:00; Sunday 10:00-17:00; Monday: closed

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Sight Name: Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
Sight Location: Louisville, USA (See walking tours in Louisville)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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