P.O. Box One
Bowling Green KY 42102
THE MUSEUM IS CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR RECONSTRUCTION NECESSARY BECAUSE OF THE RECENT FIRE.
ADMISSION TO THE DOWNING MUSEUM IS BY RESERVATION ONLY.
PLEASE MAKE RESERVATIONS AT LEAST ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE.
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The Downing Museum welcomes visitors to to view works by Joe Downing as a painter and sculptor; the collection includes examples of his abstraction and experimentation with different media formats including leather, linen, canvas, old wood, metal, staples, and found objects.
Additionally, visitors have the opportunity to watch the Emmy award-winning documentary Joe Downing: Poet of Color and Light. WKYU-PBS, Western Kentucky University's Public Television service, has been honored with two Emmy Awards by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Ohio Valley Chapter for this film—in the Nostalgia Program category (Producers Barbara Deeb and David Brinkley, Editor Stephen Kertis and Executive Producer Jerry Baker) and for Lighting in the craft category (David Brinkley).
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- TAKE THE WILLIAM H. NATCHER PARKWAY EXIT TOWARD OWENSBORO, EXIT 20B
- GO TO EXIT 9, US-231/ MORGANTOWN RD.
- TURN RIGHT ON MORGANTOWN ROAD
- THE BAKER ARBORETUM AND DOWNING MUSEUM ARE LOCATED AT 4801 MORGANTOWN ROAD, 1/2 MILE WEST OF THE WILLIAM H. NATCHER PARKWAY, ON THE LEFT
CLOSED FOR RECONSTRUCTION
NOT AVAILABLE FOR
(WEDDINGS, PARTIES, ETC.)
THE LAST TWO WEEKS OF DECEMBER
WKU FALL + SPRING BREAKS.
VIDEO + PHOTOGRAPHY ARE RESTRICTED