Sarah Crowner "Clay Bodies: Moving Through Ceramics"
Dec
15
to Apr 7

Sarah Crowner "Clay Bodies: Moving Through Ceramics"

“With this installation, I tried to disregard the distinction between art and artifact, and the so-called hierarchy between art and craft.” - Sarah Crowner

The collaboration between artist and object results in a re-imagined collection now defined by the artist’s own subjectivity. In Clay Bodies: Moving Through Ceramics, Crowner mirrors her painting practice by arranging ceramic objects into KMAC’s exhibition space, exploring her ability to place seemingly fragmented objects into a new order.

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Couture Season Launch Party
Jan
24
6:00 PM18:00

Couture Season Launch Party

Celebrate the start of KMAC Couture Season! We'll be announcing and celebrating the featured artists for Couture 2019 at the KMAC Couture Season Launch Party, where guests can meet Couture artists and even sponsor a look. This is a FREE event, with food and fashion included.

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Jefferson's Journey - Launch Party
Jan
31
6:00 PM18:00

Jefferson's Journey - Launch Party

Doors open at 6 PM, Program 7-8 PM

Be among the very first to experience Jefferson’s Journey Bourbon with founder and owner of Jefferson’s Bourbon, Trey Zoeller. Experimenting with a theory that river travel is what gave Kentucky Bourbon its rich and authentic taste, Zoeller put his hypothesis to the test when he loaded two charred white oak barrels of Bourbon on a boat then sent it down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, into the Gulf of Mexico and up the east coast of the Atlantic over the period of one year, before landing in Brooklyn, New York City. Both the rocking motion of the river and the barrels’ exposure to extreme temperatures during the journey to sea exerted an influence on the Bourbon aging inside them. To gauge these effects, Zoeller used a control variable: he set aside two barrels from the same distillation to age on land in Jefferson’s Crestwood, Kentucky warehouse.

Not only will guests have the opportunity to taste the difference between the barrels that weathered over 365 days of boat travel and those that stayed on land in Kentucky, they will also be the first to have an opportunity to buy the Jefferson’s Journey Bourbon packages. It’s not the destination, after all: it’s the journey.

Small bites for the evening will be prepared by Missy Hillock from Chateau Bourbon.

The Jefferson’s Journey Bourbon Package includes two bottles:
One bottle (200 ml) of Jefferson’s Journey Bourbon and one bottle (200 ml) of Jefferson’s Kentucky Aged Bourbon.

Trey Zoeller will sign all Jefferson’s Journey products purchased at the Museum

* We are limiting purchases to one package per ticket-holder to the Jefferson’s Journey Launch Party.
Must be 21+ years old to purchase (valid ID required).
Once purchased, the package is the responsibility of the purchaser.
No refunds or replacements are available.

General admission $45 | Frazier Members $35
Purchase Jefferson’s Journey Bourbon Package $99 | Limit one package per ticket purchased*

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Adult Workshop: Clay Date
Feb
12
6:00 PM18:00

Adult Workshop: Clay Date

Take time to get creative with your favorite person! Bring a someone special to KMAC's 3rd annual Clay Date where each duo will be able to make and glaze pieces of pottery to pick up when fired. Work with local ceramist, Suzy Hatcher and KMAC Educators to learn the basics of hand building and throwing on a pottery wheel. Complimentary wine and snacks provided.

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Adult Workshop: Clay Date
Feb
14
6:00 PM18:00

Adult Workshop: Clay Date

Take time to get creative with your favorite person! Bring a someone special to KMAC's 3rd annual Clay Date where each duo will be able to make and glaze pieces of pottery to pick up when fired. Work with local ceramist, Suzy Hatcher and KMAC Educators to learn the basics of hand building and throwing on a pottery wheel. Complimentary wine and snacks provided.

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The Master's Series
Feb
20
6:30 PM18:30

The Master's Series

Live a little, come have a taste!

Doors open at 6:30 PM | Exhibit open 6:30 -7:30 PM | Program: 7:30 - 8:30 PM
Immerse yourself in the pride of the Commonwealth with this exclusive Bourbon, and craft beer event celebrating Kentucky’s booming beverage industry. Lux Row Distillers Head Distiller, John Rempe will introduce guests to brands new to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®, but steeped in amazing Kentucky Bourbon History. Steve Beam will talk about growing up with that iconic Beam name, and how he ended up making outstanding Bourbon at Limestone Branch distillery. Then, before our bottle signings, Gravely Brewing’s Cory Buenning will introduce the crowd to some of the freshest and most imaginative beer you can find anywhere. Toss in small-bites and Art Eatables small batch bourbon truffles and this is a can’t miss Wednesday night!

General Admission: $28 | Frazier Members: $22

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Second Saturday Family Day: Kentucky Crafts
Jan
12
to Jan 13

Second Saturday Family Day: Kentucky Crafts

Throughout its history, Kentucky has been home to creative people in pursuit of excellence in their craft and today you can meet some of them in person.  Mary Reed and Wayne Ferguson are both artists featured in the Kentucky Craft Luminaries exhibition, and they’ll both be here for Second Saturday to offer visitors a chance to see them work and even give their art forms a try themselves. Visitors will have the opportunity to make a corn husk doll, mold clay with a master, play a dulcimer, see several of our live performances, and much more!

Our Second Saturday programming is included in the price of museum admission (free for Members!).

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Martinis & Mistletoe
Dec
6
5:00 PM17:00

Martinis & Mistletoe

It only happens once a year... join us on Thursday, December 6 for a free festive evening of holiday shopping, music, art, and special recipe martinis!

As always, the KMACShop will feature a collection of hand-made goods carefully curated by our own Julia Comer. The KMAC Shop is a member of the Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA).

That evening, KMAC Members will receive two complimentary drinks and a special 15% discount on ALL purchases during the event! Not a KMAC Member? No problem! Become a member at Martinis & Mistletoe and receive all the benefits.

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True Stories of Whiskey, War and Military Service
Nov
27
6:00 PM18:00

True Stories of Whiskey, War and Military Service

Join author John C. Tramazzo as he shares stories featured in his new book Bourbon & Bullets. The names Bulleit, Stagg, Van Winkle, Weller and Elmer T. Lee are royalty on Bourbon store shelves, but the men behind these iconic brands share much more than just great taste in whiskey — they share stories of service and sacrifice for country.

From the American Revolution and the Civil War to the wars abroad in Vietnam and Iraq, whiskey has never been too far from the American battlefield and the stories weaving them together are fascinating. Tramazzo will talk about them as part of this special program that includes a signed book for every guest, a tasting of Pappy Van Winkle and select appetizers by Chef David Danielson from Churchill Downs and Old Stone Inn.

General Admissions: $60 | Frazier Members and Military: $50

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Masters Series
Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

Masters Series

Immerse yourself in the pride of the commonwealth with this exclusive Bourbon, mocktail, and craft beer event celebrating Kentucky’s booming beverage industry. Guests will also enjoy passed appetizers and Art Eatables Small Batch Bourbon Truffles. Join Brown-Forman Master Distiller and 2017 Bourbon Hall of Fame inductee, Chris Morris, co-founder of MB Roland Distillery, Paul Tomaszewski, and New Albanian Brewery’s Master Brewer, Josh Hill, as they lead tastings and share stories that take you behind the curtain. Learn about Woodford Reserve’s Wheel of Taste, MB Roland’s Mary Beth and how New Albanian was a catalyst for craft beer.

General Admission: $28 | Frazier Members: $22

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An Evening with Poe
Nov
3
6:30 PM18:30

An Evening with Poe

Doors at 6:30 pm | Show time : 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Since 2010, the Frazier History Museum has held an annual celebration of Edgar Allan Poe.  As part of the 2018 event, the Museum will feature the live interpretive performance series: An Evening with Poe, original Poe related objects, and an exhibit of local student art celebrating the spirit of Poe's work. The evening's performances include:  The Fall of the House of Usher, The Purloined Letter, The Bells, and many more featuring live music performed by The Tamerlane Trio

General admission: $20 | Frazier Members $15

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An Evening with Poe
Nov
2
6:30 PM18:30

An Evening with Poe

Doors at 6:30 pm | Show time : 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Since 2010, the Frazier History Museum has held an annual celebration of Edgar Allan Poe.  As part of the 2018 event, the Museum will feature the live interpretive performance series: An Evening with Poe, original Poe related objects, and an exhibit of local student art celebrating the spirit of Poe's work. The evening's performances include:  The Fall of the House of Usher, The Purloined Letter, The Bells, and many more featuring live music performed by The Tamerlane Trio

General admission: $20 | Frazier Members $15

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An Evening with Poe
Oct
30
6:30 PM18:30

An Evening with Poe

Doors at 6:30 pm | Show time : 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Since 2010, the Frazier History Museum has held an annual celebration of Edgar Allan Poe.  As part of the 2018 event, the Museum will feature the live interpretive performance series: An Evening with Poe, original Poe related objects, and an exhibit of local student art celebrating the spirit of Poe's work. The evening's performances include:  The Fall of the House of Usher, The Purloined Letter, The Bells, and many more featuring live music performed by The Tamerlane Trio

General admission: $20 | Frazier Members $15

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An Evening with Poe
Oct
28
6:30 PM18:30

An Evening with Poe

Doors at 6:30 pm | Show time : 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Since 2010, the Frazier History Museum has held an annual celebration of Edgar Allan Poe.  As part of the 2018 event, the Museum will feature the live interpretive performance series: An Evening with Poe, original Poe related objects, and an exhibit of local student art celebrating the spirit of Poe's work. The evening's performances include:  The Fall of the House of Usher, The Purloined Letter, The Bells, and many more featuring live music performed by The Tamerlane Trio

General admission: $20 | Frazier Members $15

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An Evening with Poe
Oct
26
6:30 PM18:30

An Evening with Poe

Doors at 6:30 pm | Show time : 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Since 2010, the Frazier History Museum has held an annual celebration of Edgar Allan Poe.  As part of the 2018 event, the Museum will feature the live interpretive performance series: An Evening with Poe, original Poe related objects, and an exhibit of local student art celebrating the spirit of Poe's work. The evening's performances include:  The Fall of the House of Usher, The Purloined Letter, The Bells, and many more featuring live music performed by The Tamerlane Trio

General admission: $20 | Frazier Members $15

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An Evening with Poe
Oct
23
6:30 PM18:30

An Evening with Poe

Doors at 6:30 pm | Show time : 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Since 2010, the Frazier History Museum has held an annual celebration of Edgar Allan Poe.  As part of the 2018 event, the Museum will feature the live interpretive performance series: An Evening with Poe, original Poe related objects, and an exhibit of local student art celebrating the spirit of Poe's work. The evening's performances include:  The Fall of the House of Usher, The Purloined Letter, The Bells, and many more featuring live music performed by The Tamerlane Trio

General admission: $20 | Frazier Members $15

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An Evening with Poe
Oct
21
6:30 PM18:30

An Evening with Poe

Doors at 6:30 pm | Show time : 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Since 2010, the Frazier History Museum has held an annual celebration of Edgar Allan Poe.  As part of the 2018 event, the Museum will feature the live interpretive performance series: An Evening with Poe, original Poe related objects, and an exhibit of local student art celebrating the spirit of Poe's work. The evening's performances include:  The Fall of the House of Usher, The Purloined Letter, The Bells, and many more featuring live music performed by The Tamerlane Trio

General admission: $20 | Frazier Members $15

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An Evening with Poe
Oct
20
6:30 PM18:30

An Evening with Poe

Doors at 6:30 pm | Show time : 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Since 2010, the Frazier History Museum has held an annual celebration of Edgar Allan Poe.  As part of the 2018 event, the Museum will feature the live interpretive performance series: An Evening with Poe, original Poe related objects, and an exhibit of local student art celebrating the spirit of Poe's work. The evening's performances include:  The Fall of the House of Usher, The Purloined Letter, The Bells, and many more featuring live music performed by The Tamerlane Trio

General admission: $20 | Frazier Members $15

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An Evening with Poe
Oct
19
6:30 PM18:30

An Evening with Poe

Doors at 6:30 pm | Show time : 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Since 2010, the Frazier History Museum has held an annual celebration of Edgar Allan Poe.  As part of the 2018 event, the Museum will feature the live interpretive performance series: An Evening with Poe, original Poe related objects, and an exhibit of local student art celebrating the spirit of Poe's work. The evening's performances include:  The Fall of the House of Usher, The Purloined Letter, The Bells, and many more featuring live music performed by The Tamerlane Trio

General admission: $20 | Frazier Members $15

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Dusty Bottle With Jim Beam Master Distiller Fred Noe
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

Dusty Bottle With Jim Beam Master Distiller Fred Noe

Doors open at 7PM | Program 7:30 - 8:30PM

Join 7th generation Master Distiller and Bourbon Hall of Fame member Fred Noe for an historic Dusty Bottle tasting in The Spirit of Kentucky®,  our brand new Bourbon exhibition. Fred Noe, Jim Beam’s great-grandson, and Booker Noe’s only son, will lead tastings, and tell stories about a family that has been making great whiskey since 1795 — a whiskey that is now the #1-selling Bourbon in the world. Come have a taste of Booker’s Rye Limited Edition, and other choice Jim Beam selections. 

$75 General Admission | $65 Frazier Members

 

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Mary Todd Lincoln: First Lady of Controversy
Oct
16
5:30 PM17:30

Mary Todd Lincoln: First Lady of Controversy

5:30-6:30 Galleries Open / 6:30-8:00 Lecture

Sophisticated and well educated, Mary Todd Lincoln seemed poised for success as First Lady. Yet, few women in American history are as controversial
This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Kentucky native Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of President Abraham Lincoln. Join Curator and Assistant Director of the Mary Todd Lincoln House, Dr. Jonathan Coleman, as he explores some of the most hotly contested points of Mary Lincoln’s life and legacy and how we can use controversy to better understand history’s many complexities.

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Eat, Drink, and Do Science
Oct
12
6:30 PM18:30

Eat, Drink, and Do Science

The second Friday of each month, Eat, Drink, and Do Science in a completely kid-free Science Center. From 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., each event will feature a unique theme with hands-on activities, science talks, cash bars, and food. Make a night of it by staying for a 9:00 p.m. Hollywood movie on our 4-story screen!

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Redlining Louisville: The History of Race, Class, and Housing in Louisville, KY
Sep
18
5:30 PM17:30

Redlining Louisville: The History of Race, Class, and Housing in Louisville, KY

Galleries Open 5:30-6:30 pm | Program 6:30-7:30 pm

Nationally-recognized Urban Design Planner, Joshua Poe, will explore the racist origins of Louisville’s 1938 redlining maps and the far-reaching impact they have had on our city.  The presentation will introduce how urban design shapes human behavior and end with a discussion of current city planning efforts, gentrification, and strategies to create equitable development in formerly redlined areas. 

Joshua Poe is a pioneer in documenting and exposing how city planning was used as a tool to deny black people land ownership and access to the accumulation of generational wealth. With a B.A. in Political Science from Berea College and a Master of Arts in Urban Planning from the University of Louisville, Mr. Poe has worked as an independent researcher, activist, and city planner in Louisville, KY.  His  interactive story map, Redlining Louisville: The History of Race, Class, and Housing in Louisville, KY received recognition from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government as best-in-class data visualization. He is currently working as an urban design consultant specializing in equitable development strategies for revitalizing neighborhoods. 

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Maker's Mark®: Crafting the Guest Experience
Sep
11
7:00 PM19:00

Maker's Mark®: Crafting the Guest Experience

Doors at 6:30 | Event begins at 7PM

From world-class Bourbon tastings to locally sourced and inspired cuisine, every aspect of the visitor experience at Maker’s Mark® Distillery is very carefully designed.
Crafting the Guest Experience brings together the distillers, designers, blacksmiths, chefs and artists who work at the legendary Distillery for a fun-filled night celebrating all things handmade. Join Chief Operating Officer and grandson to the founders, Rob Samuels, great American gardener Jon Carloftis,   Star Hill Provisions Chef Newman Miller Mathew and Karine Maynard from Maynard Studios, , Brook White of Flame Run glass Studio and Gallery, and others for cocktails, cuisine, conversation and so much more.

$40 General Admission |  $30 Frazier Members

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Jibade-Khalil Huffman: Poems for Every Occasion
Aug
18
to Dec 2

Jibade-Khalil Huffman: Poems for Every Occasion

KMAC Museum presents "Poems for Every Occasion", a solo show from renowned interdisciplinary artist Jibade-Khalil Huffman. "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. Curated by Joey Yates.

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Meet the Curator: Scott Rogers
Jul
29
2:00 PM14:00

Meet the Curator: Scott Rogers

Join us for the final days of the Magnificent Mona Bismarck: Kentucky Style Icon and experience a very special opportunity to tour the exhibition with its Curator, Scott Rogers.  Through years of research at and collaborations with organizations throughout the world, Scott transformed his vision into an beautiful exhibition named by USA Today as one of the “best museum exhibits in the U.S. this spring . . . a  must-see.” He will share stories of the Magnificent Mona – and of his effort to bring her story back to Louisville, her hometown.

This tour is free with with paid admission to the museum. Free for Frazier Members.

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Meet the Curator: Scott Rogers
Jul
28
11:00 AM11:00

Meet the Curator: Scott Rogers

Join us for the final days of the Magnificent Mona Bismarck: Kentucky Style Icon and experience a very special opportunity to tour the exhibition with its Curator, Scott Rogers.  Through years of research at and collaborations with organizations throughout the world, Scott transformed his vision into an beautiful exhibition named by USA Today as one of the “best museum exhibits in the U.S. this spring . . . a  must-see.” He will share stories of the Magnificent Mona – and of his effort to bring her story back to Louisville, her hometown.

This tour is free with with paid admission to the museum. Free for Frazier Members.

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Second Saturday – Around the World
Jun
9
11:00 AM11:00

Second Saturday – Around the World

In coordination with Metro United Way and their Kindergarten Countdown initiative, we’re spending our Second Saturday touring around the world. 

Bilingual children’s music group Evan and Vanessa will be performing at 11am and 1pm.  Our friends from The Louisville Free Public Library will be here with books you can enjoy (and even check out), and we will have live performances, crafts, and hands-on activities all around the museum.

Children who will be starting Kindergarten in the fall of 2018 will get in free with one adult, this day only

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May
18
6:00 PM18:00

Mystery at the Museum at Kentucky Science Center

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Mystery in the Museum is a self-lead night of sleuthing and socializing for 21+. Arrive anytime, explore at your own pace, enjoy the exhibits, and stay for the big reveal. Solve the mystery alone or in teams!

Your admission includes a complementary cocktail and themed hors d’oeuvres provided by Masterson’s; a cash bar will be available. 

Mystery in the Museum forensics partners:
Kentucky State Police Forensic Laboratories
University of Louisville Biology Department,
Louisville Metro Police- Crime Scene Unit,
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Click here for tickets: https://kysciencecenter.org/news/mystery-at-the-museum/

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Second Saturday in Honor of Mother’s Day
May
12
11:00 AM11:00

Second Saturday in Honor of Mother’s Day

There’d be little history at all if there weren’t for moms, so join us as we celebrate Mother’s Day in the only way we know how! Some moms are tough, some moms have impeccable fashion, some moms are creative, but all moms are awesome.  Discover some of these great stories in our galleries with a scavenger hunt and hands-on object stations, meet some famous moms, make something to take home to your mom and much more.

We’ll also have a special guest with an amazing approach to fashion. 

What happens when recycled materials and fashion collide? We’ll have Lauren Woods on hand to share her historical interpretations of clothing made from VHS tape.  While you’re here, try the process for yourself!

Ms. Woods is an artist and costume technician, specializing in historical clothing. She has worked with Universities and Performing companies across the U.S.A.

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May
11
8:00 PM20:00

Clue at Kentucky Science Center

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Based on the popular board game, this comedy begins at a dinner party hosted by Mr. Boddy, where he admits to blackmailing his visitors. These guests, who have been given aliases, are Mrs. Peacock, Miss Scarlet, Mr. Green, Professor Plum, Mrs. White and Colonel Mustard. When Boddy turns up murdered, all are suspects, and together they try to figure out who is the killer.

This 1985 cult classic returns to the big screen for a one time showing this May, just in time for a special mystery event

Click here for tickets: https://kysciencecenter.org/news/fri-sci-movie-series/ 

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