The Kentucky Museum of Arts + Design is a
nonprofit organization founded in 1981 to continue the art and craft
heritage of Kentucky through the support and education of craft
artists and education of the public. In 2001 the Foundation celebrated
20 years of supporting over 400 artists and providing educational
programs to over 500,000 school children. The Foundation is supported
in part by the Fund for the Arts and Kentucky Arts Council, a state
agency of the Education, Arts and Humanities Cabinet.
The Kentucky Museum of Arts + Design hosts 12 exhibitions a year. Each
year more than 65,000 attendees visit the Museum. Over 2,000
students and teachers visit the Museum on field trips and more
than 35,000 students and teachers access the Traveling Craft Suitcase
program, which offers hands-on learning using real art objects in the
K-12 classroom. The Kentucky Museum of Arts + Design ís Education Center also provides
special needs workshops, summer craft camps, community center
programs, school partnership workshops, Saturday morning hands-on workshops and
craft artist demonstrations.
The Kentucky Museum of Arts + Design Sales Gallery features the work of
approximately 200 artists at any one time, offering work in all media
from folk art to furniture. We offer corporate gift
sales and free gift-wrapping; we work with artists and clients
on commissions; we will ship to all corners of the globe.
The Kentucky Museum of Arts + Design hosts two major fundraisers a year,
the Bourbon Ball in October and the Oaks Brunch on the Friday before
the Kentucky Derby, the first Saturday in
May. The proceeds from these popular events benefits support The Kentucky Museum of Arts + Design ís
educational and exhibition programming.