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Lexington, KY 40511
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Arts & Museums
The Monroe Moosnick Medical and Science Museum is located in the Transylvania University. Named after a late professor of the university, this museum showcases an intriguing collection of medical instruments and apparatus that date back to the 18th and 19th Century. On display are anatomical models, botanical artifacts and scientific paraphernalia that were originally sourced from London and Paris, and used in the medical school. This establishment is open to visitors by appointment.
Explorium offers adventures in fun and learning with nine discovery zones filled with interactive exhibits. Explorium is one of the oldest children's museums in the United States.
While strolling around Downtown, Lexington the magnificent architecture of the building of the Lexington History Museum is hard to miss. The museum is a gem of a place to visit for locals as well as tourists. Here, you will be able to get aquainted with the detailed political as well as cultural history of Lexington and the surrounding Bluegrass region. Read through the old police reports or fire reports or flip through the recipts that kept records of sale of slaves, yes though flabbergasting such documentations find their place in this museum. An interesting concept for school History project can be easily found inside these premises. Whether you spend an hour or three, Lexington History Museum will make every minute worth it.
Land of Tomorrow is not a regular art gallery. It opens the door to the world of modern and experimental creations in the field of music and design. By exhibiting the beautiful works of artists from across the world as well as inviting them for lectures and workshops, creates a melting pot for various artists. A delight for art lovers! The exhibitions held here are mostly combined with performances of local and national bands on tour, thus, making it an artistic and cultural hot spot in Lexington. Artists like Joseph Kucinski, Jonathan Muecke and Aili Schmeltz have showcased their artworks at this gallery in the past. Visit their website to know more.
The American Saddlebred Museum is dedicated to display the local culture and history to the visitors. It has a wide array of permanent exhibits and an extensive library as well as a children's area. The museum is open throughout the year on all days and visitors can take guided tours. The museum focuses on how the American Saddlebred played a pivotal role in the nation's history. There are a number of interesting exhibitions at the museum which are changed every year. The American Saddlebred Museum also houses a gift shop which has a variety of souvenirs and other things to pick up from.
Located within the Kentucky Horse Park, this museum opened at the same time as the park in 1978. International Museum of the Horse is spread across 45,000 square feet (4180.63 square meters), featuring exhibits displaying the connection between horse and man, making it the largest of its kind in the world. The aim of this museum is to spread awareness regarding the history of equestrian culture. The collection includes books, saddles, carriages, artifacts and various artworks on horses. Apart from a permanent collection, traveling exhibits are also featured here. Check website for further information.
The Art Museum At The University Of Kentucky boasts over 450 artifacts from Latin America, U.S.A, Europe, Asia and Africa. This global museum of sorts is a rich resource for students, researchers, collectors, art enthusiasts and people in general. Abstract Impressionism, decorative art, sculptures, Italian Baroque, photography, American Impressionism and more genres are well-represented here. Check website for details on upcoming exhibitions.
The Headley-Whitney Museum exhibits the decorative arts including furniture, metalwork, textiles and ceramics. The permanent collection includes jewelry and bibelots designed by Headley, his jewelry specifications, 18th and 19th century Chinese textiles, and Chinese ceramics which range in date from the Neolithic, Tang, Song, Ming and Qing periods.
The Aviation Museum of Kentucky was established in 1995 and displays a collection of historic air crafts, documents, pictures and some training equipments. From war planes to vintage airplanes, the museum houses a fascinating collection of the military and civilian aircraft. The museum also provides guided tours to the visitors. For more details, please visit the website.
This museum, housed in the Old State Arsenal, traces two centuries of the state's military heritage through an extraordinary collection of weapons, uniforms, and photographs. The 1850, two-story brick Gothic Revival "castle" designed by Kentuckian N.C. Cook stands on a cliff overlooking the Kentucky River and the downtown area.
At the home of the Kentucky Hisorical Society you can viiew the changing exhibits, as well as the permanent exhibit which chronicles the history of the commonwealth from prehistoric time to the present. Learn more about your Kentucky ancestry in the facility's state-of-the-art genealogy library and special collections. Shop for Kentucky-made gifts in the 1792 museum store
Built in 1796, the Liberty Hall is a historic house in Frankfort, Kentucky. The home was one of the earliest brick houses in the area. The stately home was built by John Brown, an American lawyer who is well known for his role in Kentucky's ascension to statehood in 1792. Brown went on to become one of Kentucky's first United States Senator's for the state. Declared a National Historic Landmark in 1971, the Liberty Hall Historic Site now serves as a museum with tours and special events offered throughout the year.