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Reminders of South Africa: The Nancy Baird Collection
Location: Kentucky Museum - Gallery A

On several trips to South Africa, Nancy Baird purchased basketry, wood carvings, jewelry and art from women selling their arts and craft on the streets and in their native-run shops. Her collection serves as a reminder of Nancy’s experiences on safari with husband Tom and of the research trips taken to study British women in the country in the early 19th century. These cases show a sampling of her collection acquired while in South Africa.

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Conscience of the Human Spirit: The Life of Nelson Mandela
Location: Kentucky Museum - Gallery A

The 58 quilts made by United States and South Africa quilt artists are featured in this traveling exhibition from the Michigan State University Museum. These diverse and powerful pieces reflect the ways in which this remarkable man touched individual lives, changed a nation, and literally served as the conscience of the human spirit for individuals around the world.

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Happy Street Signs
Location: Kentucky Museum

Working with the Kentucky Museum Artist-in-Resident Lynne Ferguson, residents at the Warren Regional Juvenile Detention Center create street signs that inspire others and write a piece explain why they created the sign and how they want people who view the signs to feel. The exhibit will include 20 signs, student artwork and photo documentation of the project.

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