KMAC Museum Executive Director Aldy Milliken Will Leave Post In June Wednesday, Jun 3 2020 

KMAC Museum’s executive director, Aldy Milliken, will step away from the museum after eight years in the role.

Milliken will leave in June, according to a release from the museum, and KMAC’s director of development and community outreach, Michelle Staggs, will become interim director until the museum finds Milliken’s successor. 

In the release, Milliken said he felt it was time to move one and “allow another leader up to bat.”

“I look back with gratitude at all of the artists we have worked with for sharing their creativity with us and look forward to supporting KMAC as a colleague in the years ahead,” he said.

Milliken will head to Park City, Utah, where he’ll become the executive director of Kimball Arts Center.

The outgoing director is credited with honing a “new mission and vision for the museum focused on connecting people to art and creative practice,” and for elevating KMAC’s reputation as an established place for contemporary art. 

Milliken also created KMAC’s major fundraising event called KMAC Couture and helped secure accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums. He has also been heavily involved with Louisville’s Arts & Culture Alliance. 

“Aldy brought a truly dynamic and exciting energy to KMAC throughout his tenure, and he couldn’t be leaving on a higher note,” incoming board president Theresa Carpenter Beames said in the release.  “The museum’s recent Picasso exhibition brought in record crowds, and we’re so excited to build on that momentum moving forward.”

The museum said interim director Michelle Staggs has more than 25 years of fundraising and nonprofit management experience, and has held the role of director of development and community outreach since 2014.

Staying in Louisville for break? Don’t miss out on these local events Friday, Feb 21 2020 

By Christian Grace–

Spring break is rapidly approaching for University of Louisville students, and there are a lot of things to look forward to throughout the week.

For those who find parties and colorful displays interesting, the Louisville Zoo’s lights festival will be at the top of the list.

The “Wild Lights Asian Lantern Festival at the Louisville Zoo” is an eyeful. The event is the largest lantern display in the region and showcases complex and culturally significant designs throughout the zoo.

Ticket prices for non-member adults are $18.50 if purchased before arrival or $20.50 at the gate. Card-carrying members will only pay $15.50 if tickets are bought in advance and $18.50 at the gate. The festival opens March 5 and ends on April 25 and runs from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

For those considering something more artistic or verbal performances, look no further than the KMAC Poetry SLAM. This local event showcases the creative talent of those who express themselves through words.

KMAC is free for attendees, the only cost being $7 to perform. The KMAC museum in downtown Louisville is housing the event, which is hosted by Lance G. Newman II.

It starts at 7 p.m. and goes until 9 p.m. March 10. They also host these events every second Tuesday of each month if it becomes something more than a spring break fling.

It’s the luck of the Irish in Louisville this year with a day full of parades and drinks starting March 14. Over 150 attendees flood the street each year to commemorate St. Patrick’s day.

The parade is the largest in Kentucky and can be enjoyed with shenanigans and malarkey. The Hibernian’s Society wants everyone to come down to the corner of Baxter and Bardstown to celebrate the Irish-American way.

Whether you’re from the Emerald Island, have Irish heritage or only have the Irish spirit in your heart–there’s plenty of luck to be found at the parade.

Graphic by Shayla Kerr// The Louisville Cardinal

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KMAC executive director to attend prestigious museum leadership institute in California Thursday, May 12 2016 

Executive director and chief curator of KMAC Museum, Aldy Milliken, has been accepted to the Getty Leadership Institute in summer 2016 Aldy Milliken, Executive Director and Chief Curator of KMAC Museum will attend the prestigious Getty Leadership Institute at Claremont Graduate University 2016 Executive Education Program for Museum Leaders this summer. Milliken is one of … Continue reading KMAC executive director to attend prestigious museum leadership institute in California

KMAC Museum Reopening June 4, 2016 Friday, Apr 22 2016 

KMAC Museum announces the reopening date of June 4, 2016, after an extensive 9-month 3 million dollar renovation. There will be a celebratory ribbon cutting held on June 4 to reopen the historical location of 715 West Main Street. “We invite the community to join us in celebrating a massive accomplishment in the Louisville art … Continue reading KMAC Museum Reopening June 4, 2016

Local Designer Leads KMAC Fashion Camp Tuesday, Jan 19 2016 

By: Ramona Lindsey, director of education What’s the best way to spend a week out of school?   Is it sunbathing  on a white sandy beach?  What about watching hours of Neflix?  Maybe it’s hours of tormenting a brother or sister?  Well, KMAC thinks the best way to spend the week is creating wearable art with … Continue reading Local Designer Leads KMAC Fashion Camp

Light Up the Season with Art Wednesday, Nov 25 2015 

By: Ramona Lindsey, KMAC director of education In many countries, the winter months celebrate light. Diwali, the Hindu festival of light, celebrates the victory of light over darkness and hope over despair. The candlelight of the Jewish menorah reminds believers during Hanukkah of God’s ability to provide in periods of lack. The ancient Germanic and … Continue reading Light Up the Season with Art

Thinking About Art & “The Mending Project” Tuesday, Oct 6 2015 

The first in a series of post from the Ramona Lindsey, Director of the KMAC Education Department. What is art? Is art an object to be seen? Or is it a functional thing created with the finest workmanship? Can it be a combination of beauty and function? Or is it the sharing of ideas? This … Continue reading Thinking About Art & “The Mending Project”

KMAC Announces Major Renovation, Completed 2016 Friday, Aug 14 2015 

The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft (KMAC) announces major renovation plan to be completed in Spring 2016. After 35 years of artist support, exhibitions, educational programs, and community building, the newly designed museum will increase public space and open opportunities for continued growth. Renovation plans aim to meet ambitious 2016 goals to engage 10,000 … Continue reading KMAC Announces Major Renovation, Completed 2016

Hite/KMAC Summer Fellow Explores the Permanent Collection Monday, Jul 20 2015 

By Hunter Kissel, Hite/KMAC Curatorial Fellow for Summer 2015 Hunter has completed his first year in graduate school pursing a dual Master in Public Administration/Master of Arts in Critical and Curatorial Studies at the Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville; he is a native Louisvillian. I received my undergraduate degree from Transylvania University in Studio Art last … Continue reading Hite/KMAC Summer Fellow Explores the Permanent Collection

Guest: KMAC Couture and the Interoperability of Louisville Monday, Jul 6 2015 

By Dianne H. Timmering The interoperability of Louisville—a boast for best city for jobs and the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft: We are a full-bodied movement—restaurants, life quality, home uniqueness, neighborhood simplicity, city art, brilliant theatre, healthcare metropolis, UPS hub to the world, and 16,000 job openings … good ones. Another reason why Kentucky … Continue reading Guest: KMAC Couture and the Interoperability of Louisville

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