Kentucky Folk Art Center

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Kentucky Folk Art Center
Location102 West First St., Morehead, Kentucky 40351
Coordinates38°10′54″N 83°25′59″W / 38.18167°N 83.43306°W / 38.18167; -83.43306
TypeArt museum
DirectorMatt Collinsworth[1]
CuratorAdrian Swain[1]

The Kentucky Folk Art Center is a folk art museum administered by Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky, United States.[2] Its focus is not only to preserve and educate the public on visual folk art but also to promote traditional Appalachian traditional music, storytelling, literature, dance, and crafts.[3]


The Kentucky Folk Art Center was established in 1985 as part of Morehead State University's Folk Art Collection. The collection was housed on two separate buildings on campus until 1997 when the collection was moved to the historic Union Grocery Building in Morehead's First Street Arts District.[4][5]

The main floor of the historic building includes the Lovena and William Richardson Gallery, a rotating installation of 115 objects from KFAC's 1400-piece collection of folk art; the museum store, a retail outlet for folk art and educational materials; and the 50-seat Jimmie Ruth Auditorium for group activities. The second floor houses the Garland and Minnie Adkins Gallery, a showcase for a variety of cultural events; the Edgar Tolson Folk Art Library; a conference room and staff offices; and modern archival and storage space for the permanent collection.[4]

In 2009, the museum was awarded the Kentucky Folk Heritage Award.[5]


  1. ^ a b Museum Staff Retrieved on 2010-12-12
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Kentucky Folk Art Center Retrieved on 2010-12-12
  3. ^ Kentucky Folk Art Museum Retrieved on 2010-12-12
  4. ^ a b About KFAC Retrieved on 2010-12-12
  5. ^ a b Kentucky Folk Heritage Reward - 2009 Retrieved on 2010-12-12

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Coordinates: 38°10′54″N 83°25′59″W / 38.18167°N 83.43306°W / 38.18167; -83.43306