Behringer-Crawford Museum Rolls out the Red Carpet to Debut Dual Art Exhibits
Behringer-Crawford Museum is stepping into spring in style with the introduction of two brand-new exhibits. One tells the story of a NKY fashion plate artist determined to establish financial independence through her art and the other showcases vibrant, creative arts by the commonwealth's most recognized craft artists. Together, they make a dynamic and unique collaboration.
The Art of Fashion: Fay Applegarth Maddux features one-of-a-kind illustrations, advertising clothing and accessories in local newspapers from 1945-1965. The elaborate drawings were used for Reeds of Hyde Park, McAlpin's, Mabley & Carew, Pogue's, Shillito's, Tall Fashions, Macperth Sportswear and more. Working from her home into the late hours of the night, the native Covington fashionista pursued her art, despite the demands of motherhood, home management, and a cultural environment of women not earning their own wages. Her excellent eye and talent for storytelling gave her work a special quality that engaged the viewer and made her a favorite of advertisers. Dresses, coats, hats and other haute couture will also be on display. The exhibit runs through Aug. 20, 2023.
Kentucky Craft Luminaries: Sharing the Stories features artwork and stories from an oral history project by the Kentucky Craft History and Education Association (KCHEA). The exhibiting artists are a sampling of nearly 100 individuals who have been interviewed over the last fifteen years to document Kentucky's craft history. Masterworks by Kentucky’s craft artists include basketry, furniture, weaving, pottery, glass, quilting, wooden folk art, and stringed instruments. The extraordinary collection will be on display through May 14, 2023.
Both exhibits are included with museum admission.
Behringer-Crawford Museum is located at 1600 Montague Road-Devou Park, Covington, KY 41011. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday: 1-5 p.m. Closed Mondays and national holidays. Admission is free for BCM members, $9 for adults, $8 for seniors 60+ and $5 for children. Wednesdays are Grandparent’s Days: one grandchild is admitted free with each paying grandparent. Parking is free.