Louisville Arts Groups Receive NEA Grants

The Kentucky Arts Council announced a round of National Endowment for the Arts grants for Kentucky organizations. The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft and the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival will receive funding from the NEA to support their community arts programs.

Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft Names New Associate Curator

Louisville gallery director Joey Yates is joining the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft artistic staff. As associate curator, Yates will help manage exhibitions, organize public events and contribute to educational outreach. The associate curatorial role will be significant. Executive director Aldy Milliken says going forward, the museum’s exhibitions will inform everything from programming events […]

May: Five Can’t-Miss First Friday Art Events

It’s fine to hit the downtown First Friday Trolley Hop without a plan. Park, wander in and out of galleries, grab a drink or dinner with friends and hop a TARC trolley from one end of downtown to the next and back—you’re sure to find something to catch your eye or ears. But with so […]

Incoming KMAC Director Envisions Efficient Museum With Contemporary Exhibits

The new director of the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft will start work next month, but he’s already been meeting with fundraisers in Louisville. Aldy Milliken previously ran a gallery in Sweden where he connected with contemporary artists. He says he wants to raise money to bring their exhibits to Louisville. “So many good […]

Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft Director and Deputy Director Leave Positions

The director and deputy director of the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft have left their positions. The museum’s board asked Kevin O’Brien and Brion Clinkingbeard to resign. Board member Martha Slaughter says the request came after weeks of discussion. “I don’t think that there was any specific thing that either of them did that […]

U of L Launches Arts and Culture Initiative

The University of Louisville has announced its new Arts and Culture Partnerships Initiative. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The initiative took root two years ago when the university began to develop formal agreements with local arts and cultural groups that could benefit nonprofits while giving students learning opportunities and faculty prospects to advise these groups. […]