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Founded in 1981, the Kentucky Art and Craft (KMAC) museum was originally designed to build interest in Kentucky's craft heritage. In 2001, the organization moved to its current location on Louisville's Museum Row and began focusing on Kentucky's contemporary artists. After closing for about a year, a $3 million dollar renovation was completed at their current location on Main Street. The museum's new focus was to "connect people to Art and Creative Practice." The new location would provide more space for educational programs and its featured artists.
The museum offers two floors of interesting artwork. The exhibits are in a constant state of rotation so it's always worth stopping in to see what's currently on display. Locally, the KMAC is known for its events. They offer poetry slams, adult art workshops, and yoga sessions within the calming art galleries. Yoga sessions are free but a $5 donation is accepted if it is within your means. Many families take advantage of KMAC's Tiny Art Tales series. This free programming is offered weekly and features music, movement, storytime, and an art-making activity for preschoolers. It is held every Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. in Studio 715. Feel free to check out the events calendar in the link provided below for more information.
A typical visit to the KMAC museum will last about 30 minutes. Tours are available at the museum. It's a great way to get a more in-depth understanding of the pieces. Spanish guides are available with prior notice. The KMAC Museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There is a really nice coffee and gift shop open on the first floor. The museum is closed on Mondays. Admission to the museum is always free thanks to a generous donation from Brook and Pam Smith. Parking is metered and located on the street in front of the museum.
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