Kentucky Connections

Building New Relationships Beyond Old Louisville

KyCAD generates an art school for the commonwealth, reaching outside our material walls with field trips, site visits, interactive events, and community-focused workshops and presentations. We are open, porous and engaged.  Some of our many collaborative partners have included: Louisville Ballet, Warwick Foundation, Louisville Orchestra, Festival of Faiths, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Rhythm Science Sound, 21c Museum Hotel, the Great Meadows Foundation, Falls Art Foundry, Speed Cinema, the INhouse Foundation, and Kentucky Refugee Ministries. 

Falls Art Foundry

Falls Art Foundry is situated within the Portland neighborhood on the southern edge of the Ohio River just across from the “Falls of the Ohio,” the place that would give rise to the city of Louisville. Falls Art Foundry is an adaptive, ecologically responsible sculptural arts facility. The staff there provides valuable exposure, tools, and experience, helping young artists become our region’s next generation of critical and creative innovators.

Warwick Foundation

The Warwick Foundation sponsors lectures, exhibits, tours, special events, and research opportunities at the Foundation’s site in Mercer County, Kentucky, which also contains the iconic home of Clay Lancaster. Many knew Lancaster for his work in formal nineteenth and twentieth-century American architecture, but the arts and ideas of the Far East were his second major enthusiasm. His 1963 title, The Japanese Influence in America, is perhaps his most widely known book and remains a key text in its field.

Speed Cinema

The Speed Art Museum is Kentucky’s largest art museum with a collection that spans 6,000 years of human creativity. A special component of the museum is the 142-seat Speed Cinema, a state-of-the-art facility with the capability to show 16mm, 35mm, and digital film. The theater regularly showcases art house movies, experimental cinema and more.