ABOUT KMAC MUSEUM
KMAC Museum is a contemporary art museum in downtown Louisville on Museum Row. Through exhibitions, education, and outreach, KMAC Museum works to connect people to art and creative practice.
KMAC inspires transformative connections between artists, art, and the public through education, exhibitions, programming, and conversation.
The museum acts as a creative influence in the community, drawing people together to experience its arts leadership, exhibitions, education, and permanent collection.
KMAC’s core values are:
Accessibility to art through transformative experiences for everyone that spark curiosity, inspire meaningful connections, and foster a deep sense of inclusion, belonging, and purpose.
Learning at the personal and institutional level, for KMAC staff and visitors alike.
Responsibility through thoughtful stewardship of the museum, collection, and financial resources for the public good.
Respect for the creative process and the arts.
Relevance through connection and response to the local and global community.
Founded in 1981 by former Kentucky first lady Phyllis George, the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft (formerly Art and Craft Foundation) was started as a way to build interest in the state’s rich craft heritage, which lead to a collection of American Folk Art from the region.
In 2001, the organization relocated to four-story cast iron structure located in downtown Louisville's West Main Street Historic District. The three galleries located on the first, second and third floor provides 27,000 square feet for large-scale exhibitions.
The Museum was renovated in 2016 to create a space that better serves the public and fosters creative thinking and exploration. KMAC worked with Christoff:Finio architects, NY.
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