In the Hot Seat
Apr
26
to Aug 11

In the Hot Seat

A chair is a customary offering within our shared codes of polite behavior. For designers, it is a primary object for interpreting the intersection of function and aesthetics. In contemporary artistic practice, it has become an indelible focus of creative inquiry for artists, working in a variety of media, who employ the chair for its ability to embody space, status, social conventions, personal identity, memory, family history, and other aspects of our humanity. With arms, legs, a seat, and a back, the chair can become a surrogate for the human body, reflecting the essence of a person and the lived experience.

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GRL Hall of Fame Opening Reception
May
16
6:00 PM18:00

GRL Hall of Fame Opening Reception

KMAC and Girls Rock Louisville are pleased to announce the Girls Rock Louisville Hall of Fame Project. Together, local mentors, artists, and current and former Girls Rock Louisville campers developed a critical and aesthetic understanding of the contributions of women and non-binary artists in music history. We view rock and roll as a way to forge our own artistic paths over a singular style or genre. The goal of this exhibition is to expand our community’s understanding of the formative roles women and non-binary musicians have played in our musical landscape. It is also a reflection of how these young artists have come to see themselves in music history, and how they will choose to rewrite it. 

With regard to KMAC's mission to connect people to art and creative practice, this collaboration with Girls Rock Louisville will highlight one of the museum's core values, offering transformative experiences for everyone that spark curiosity, inspire meaningful connections, and foster a deep sense of inclusion, belonging, and purpose. 

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Adult Workshop: Paper Marbling
May
15
6:00 PM18:00

Adult Workshop: Paper Marbling

Learn the traditional technique of marbling with special dyes to create contemporary designs. Each participant will be able to print their patterns on paper, stationary, and fabric. This workshop is perfect for beginners or anyone looking to be creative and spend time with friends! Snacks and libations will be provided.

6-8pm KMAC Education Studio

Limit 10 participants (each day) $35 each ($30 members) 

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Adult Workshop: Paper Marbling
May
14
6:00 PM18:00

Adult Workshop: Paper Marbling

Learn the traditional technique of marbling with special dyes to create contemporary designs. Each participant will be able to print their patterns on paper, stationary, and fabric. This workshop is perfect for beginners or anyone looking to be creative and spend time with friends! Snacks and libations will be provided.

6-8pm KMAC Education Studio

Limit 10 participants (each day) $35 each ($30 members) 

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KMAC Family Fun Day
May
11
11:00 AM11:00

KMAC Family Fun Day

Family Fun Days are free drop-in workshop for families and friends of all ages! Come see KMAC's new exhibition, "In The Hot Seat," and make chair-inspired art in the Education Studio. KMAC Educators will help you make a print and sculpture of your own chair design. KMAC will keep a copy of your print to put into a community mural that will go in the exhibition!

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Tartan Day Celebration of Scottish Heritage
Apr
6
11:00 AM11:00

Tartan Day Celebration of Scottish Heritage

Join the Scottish Society of Louisville at the Frazier History Museum as we celebrate Tartan Day, the day honoring Scottish Heritage in North America.

Our friends from the Scottish Society will be here to share the sights, sounds, and tastes of Scotland with any and all interested museum visitors. Learn about the interesting clothing, music, weapons, and foods, even give traditional Scottish dancing a try! All activities are included with museum admission.

$14 General Admission | Free for members

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The Great Flood of 1937 Panel Discussion
Apr
2
6:00 PM18:00

The Great Flood of 1937 Panel Discussion

Doors at 5 pm - Gallery Access 5-6 pm - Discussion at 6 pm

Kentuckiana is used to flooding, but nothing like The Great Flood of 1937 when nearly the entire city of Louisville was underwater, with 70 percent of its residents evacuated.
As part of “Afloat: An Ohio River Way of Life” and The Art of Drifting: The Watercolors of Harlan Hubbard on view now at the Frazier, we revisit one of the city’s greatest natural disasters. Join us as University of Louisville Professor Sarah Strickley reads from her novel in progress Great, based on family narratives tracing a young girl in the aftermath of that historical flood.  Strickley will be joined by University of Louisville Archivist and Historian Tom Owen, as well as Chuck Parrish who worked with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for 30 years.  We’ll look at then and now, and lessons learned by the city and its people.

Included with the price of admission to the Frazier Museum / Free for members
Please note that admission will be paid at the door.


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KMAC Spring Break Art Camps
Apr
1
to Apr 5

KMAC Spring Break Art Camps

This Spring Break, young artists ages 5-10 will explore a wide range of art techniques and materials, while creating different projects to take home each day. Campers will create with variety of media including fiber, wood, paint, clay, dyes, paper, and printmaking. Choose to come one day, multiple days, or the whole week!

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KMAC Adult Workshop: Bookbinding
Mar
23
2:00 PM14:00

KMAC Adult Workshop: Bookbinding

Create a hand-bound journal to record memories, make plans, or encourage creativity with sketching. Participants will learn a hand-binding technique with which to create their own journal. Participants will also be able to design a unique cover and take their journal home at the end of the workshop! All materials will be provided.

KMAC's adult workshop are perfect for beginners or anyone looking to be creative and spend time with friends. Snacks and libations will be provided.

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KMAC Teen Workshop: Felted Sculpture
Mar
23
10:00 AM10:00

KMAC Teen Workshop: Felted Sculpture

Create a unique 3D object with felt! In this two-part workshop, participants will learn the process of needle and wet felting to create their own hand-held sculpture. Great for felting and sculpting beginners! Must attend both workshops. For Middle and High School students only.

INTRODUCTION TO PROCESS AND DESIGN

March 16, 2019

10a-12p

PROJECT CREATION

March 23, 2019

10a-12p

Questions? Email education@kmacmuseum.org

Cancellation policy: If the registrant cancels 7 days or more before workshop date, the fee will be refunded. For cancellations less than 7 days before the workshop date, we cannot offer refunds, credits, or transfers, but you may send a friend in your place!

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KMAC Adult Workshop: Bookbinding
Mar
22
6:00 PM18:00

KMAC Adult Workshop: Bookbinding

Create a hand-bound journal to record memories, make plans, or encourage creativity with sketching. Participants will learn a hand-binding technique with which to create their own journal. Participants will also be able to design a unique cover and take their journal home at the end of the workshop! All materials will be provided.

KMAC's adult workshop are perfect for beginners or anyone looking to be creative and spend time with friends. Snacks and libations will be provided.

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From Kentucky to Canada on the Underground Railroad: the Story of Thornton and Lucie Blackburn presented by Dr. Karolyn Smardz Frost
Mar
22
6:00 PM18:00

From Kentucky to Canada on the Underground Railroad: the Story of Thornton and Lucie Blackburn presented by Dr. Karolyn Smardz Frost

Dr. Karolyn Smardz Frost is the award-winning author of I’ve Got a Home in Glory Land: A Lost Tale of the Underground Railroad and Steal Away Home: One Woman’s Epic Flight to Freedom-and Her Long Road Back to the South.

It was the day before Independence Day, 1831. As his bride, Lucie, was about to be sold down the river, Thornton Blackburn planned a daring―and successful―daylight escape from their Louisville masters. Pursued to Michigan, the couple was captured and sentenced to return to Kentucky in chains. But Detroit's black community rallied to their cause in the Blackburn Riots of 1833, the first racial uprising in the city's history. Thornton and Lucie were spirited across the river to Canada, but their safety proved illusory when Michigan's governor demanded their extradition. Canada's defense of the Blackburns set the tone for all future diplomatic relations with the United States over the thorny issue of the fugitive slave, and confirmed the British colony as the main terminus of the Underground Railroad.

The Blackburns settled in Toronto, where they founded the city's first taxi business, but they never forgot the millions who still suffered in slavery. Working with prominent abolitionists, Thornton and Lucie made their home a haven for runaways. When they died in the 1890s with no descendants to pass on their fascinating tale, it was lost to history. Lost, that is, until archaeologists brought the story of Thornton and Lucie Blackburn again to light.

Join us on Friday, March 22 at 6:00 p.m. for an eye-opening tale brought back to light only slightly over a decade ago with the publication of Frost’s work I've Got a Home in Glory Land. You won't want to miss this tale of resistance, hope, bravery, and Louisville's startling connection to a pivotal point in American and Canadian history.

$15 members | $20 non-members

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It Starts Here: A Look Into the History and Future of Bourbon with Angel's Envy
Mar
21
6:30 PM18:30

It Starts Here: A Look Into the History and Future of Bourbon with Angel's Envy

Doors open at 6:30 | Program 7 - 8:30 pm | Event is over at 9:00

Join Angel’s Envy Co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer Wes Henderson for an immersive look into one of America’s fastest-growing and award-winning premium bourbon brands. Henderson will lead tastings, share cocktails and trace his family’s immense impact on America’s only native spirit. As the official starting point of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® the Frazier will share Angel’s Envy’s unique story of small batch Bourbon brilliance in an entertaining, interactive, and informative way inside The Spirit of Kentucky® Bourbon exhibition. Henderson will be available to sign Angel’s Envy bottles purchased on site. Only a limited number of tickets are available and the first 25 to buy will also get a complementary tour of Angel’s Envy’s Distillery. Where other Bourbon’s stop, Angel’s Envy finishes. Come have a taste!

General Admissions $55 | Frazier Members $45

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KMAC Teen Workshop: Felted Sculpture
Mar
16
10:00 AM10:00

KMAC Teen Workshop: Felted Sculpture

Create a unique 3D object with felt! In this two-part workshop, participants will learn the process of needle and wet felting to create their own hand-held sculpture. Great for felting and sculpting beginners! Must attend both workshops. For middle and high school students only.

INTRODUCTION TO PROCESS AND DESIGN

March 16, 2019

10a-12p

PROJECT CREATION

March 23, 2019

10a-12p

Questions? Email education@kmacmuseum.org

Cancellation policy: If the registrant cancels 7 days or more before workshop date, the fee will be refunded. For cancellations less than 7 days before the workshop date, we cannot offer refunds, credits, or transfers, but you may send a friend in your place!

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Lewis and Clark Giving Society Lunch with Harlan Hubbard
Mar
12
11:30 AM11:30

Lewis and Clark Giving Society Lunch with Harlan Hubbard

The Lewis & Clark Giving Society presents their first ever educational lunch series. Join us on March 12 as Peter Morrin, former director of the Speed Art Museum, and John Begley, former director of Louisville Visual Art, co-present about their current project. "Afloat: An Ohio River Way of Life."Morrin and Begley will also lead a tour of the exhibition they have co-curated, “The Art of Drifting: The Watercolors of Harlan Hubbard.”

Cost of admission includes lunch and the presentation. Lewis & Clark members are welcome to bring a guest free of charge.

General Admission $35 | L&C Members $30

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Junior Girl Scout Badge Day: Playing in The Past
Mar
9
12:00 PM12:00

Junior Girl Scout Badge Day: Playing in The Past

Ever wonder what it would have been like to grow up in another time period? Come spend a fun day making and learning what it was like for girls in your chosen era.

  • Stations open at 12:00 PM. Complete the activities and participate in the scheduled class session at 1:00 PM to receive with your Playing the Past badge.

  • It is not a requirement to book as a group, Scout/chaperone pairs welcome!

  • The Playing in the Past Badge is included for Juniors.

For more info contact Mick Sullivan at (502)753-5660
$10 per attendee (scout, sibling, required chaperone)

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Brownie Badge Day: Celebrating Community
Mar
9
10:00 AM10:00

Brownie Badge Day: Celebrating Community

Come spend a fun day at The Frazier making, learning and singing.  Complete the activities and participate in the scheduled class session and you will walk away with your Celebrating Community Badge. 

  • Stations open at 10:00am; Required class sessions starts at 11:00. 

  • Some of the requirements will be stationed-based for scouts and chaperones to take care of on their own, but the majority will happen in our interactive and fun class session.

  • It is not a requirement to book as a group, Brownie/chaperone pairs welcome!

  • The celebrating Community Badge is included for Brownies.

For more info contact Mick Sullivan at (502)753-5660
$10 per attendee (Brownie, sibling, required chaperone)

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Boy Scout Adventure Loop Day
Feb
23
10:00 AM10:00

Boy Scout Adventure Loop Day

Attention Tiger and Wolf Scouts! Join us for a fun morning of learning and earning.  Through stories, song, art, and a live performance, you can fulfill all of the requirements for the Tiger Elective Adventure: Tiger Tales or Wolf Elective AdventureAdventures in Coins .  No need to book as a troop.  Individual Tiger Scouts with a chaperone are welcomed and encouraged!

  • Concurrent class sessions at 11am for both groups

  • Station-based activities open from 10am-1pm

  • $8 per person (children & adults)

  • Museum admission included

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