KMAC Museum

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KMAC Museum
KMAC Museum is located in Kentucky
KMAC Museum
Location within Kentucky
KMAC Museum is located in the US
KMAC Museum
KMAC Museum (the US)
Established 1981
Location West Downtown Louisville, Kentucky
Director Aldy Milliken
Website www.kmacmuseum.org

KMAC Museum is an American art museum that "connects people to Art and Creative Practice". The museum is a 501c3 organization located in the West Main District of downtown Louisville, Kentucky

History[edit]

The museum [1] 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.[2] In 2001, the organization relocated to its current home, a four-story historic cast iron structure. At that time, the organization changed its name to the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, still focusing on contemporary Kentucky artisans. The new building provided more gallery space for exhibitions and educational programs.

In 2016, after closing nearly for a year, the organization completed a $3 million renovation and restoration [3] of the Main Street building by Christoff: Finio Architects, NY., formally changed the name to KMAC Museum and achieved sponsorship of free daily admission. The museum now offers free programming for 100,000 students, community members and tourists, alike. KMAC Museum is currently enrolled in the American Alliance of Museums accreditation program. [4]

The museum is in close proximity to the Kentucky Science Center, the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, the Frazier History Museum and the Muhammad Ali Center, which gives the nickname of the area as "Museum Row".

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official website".
  2. ^ "History".
  3. ^ "The KMAC Museum is back". 2 July 2016.
  4. ^ "AAM website".

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Coordinates: 38°15′27″N 85°45′44″W / 38.257471°N 85.76226°W / 38.257471; -85.76226