With each new exhibit, KMAC art educators create an informative and free guide for teachers to use in their classroom. Guides include images of art, pre- and post-visit activities, classroom activities, vocabulary, information about art and craft, and a list of Common Core standards met for the activities. These guides are free for all teachers, even if you are unable to visit us at the museum!
Crown of Rays
August 24 - December 1, 2019
Submissions for the first KMAC Triennial were open between December of 2018 and February of 2019. 221 artists who have spent formative years living in Kentucky submitted portfolios. The selected artists reflect the biodiversity of the state, as each firmly stems from this landscape and is a vibrant part of our contemporary art ecosystem.
December 15, 2018 - April 7, 2019
In Clay Bodies: Moving Through Ceramics, Brooklyn artist Sarah Crowner creates an environment exploring the artist’s relationship with material. Via painted walls, curved shelves and tables, and a hand painted theatrical backdrop, the viewer is immersed into her thinking around painting. Samples of ceramic glaze experiments, uniquely formed clay surfaces, and over 200 pieces of selected ceramic works borrowed from the collections of Berea College, Al Shands, and artist Doyle Lane, give Museum visitors insight into her inspirations for her practice.
Poems for Every Occasion
August 18 - December 2, 2018
Poems for Every Occasion features recent video and digital collages using Huffman’s personal archive of constructed images, text, and sounds, combined with pop culture material. In this era of smart phones and screens, Huffman’s work explores the effects of our media-saturated environment on the American imagination.
Victory Over the Sun
August 19 - December 3, 2017
Victory Over the Sun takes into account the cosmic phenomenon and a host of other meanings that are held within the word "eclipse." Artists who engage in acts of silencing, covering, or masking, as well as conceptual gestures related to eclipsed narratives in American art and culture, will examine themes of blindness, censorship, obscurity, and oppression.
William J. O'Brien
January 21 - April 9, 2017
KMAC presents acclaimed Chicago artist William J. O’Brien in a solo exhibition that features ceramic and steel sculptures, textiles, drawing and painting. O'Brien shows an appreciation for manual labor and the handmade through a dexterous manipulation of multiple materials and forms, revealing a primary tenet of craft itself: valuing our relationship with the physical world.
Sisters of the Moon:
Art and the Feminine Dimension
October 15, 2016 - January 8, 2017
Sisters of the Moon features artists who investigate ideas related to mysticism and mythology, illuminating the creative spaces where female identity, artistic practice and spirituality converge. Rooted in the ancient belief that women more fully embody nature, possessing a greater connectedness to the surrounding environment, this exhibition provides a unique setting for art exploring the poetics of nature and the feminine divine.