The Kentucky Gateway Museum Center is very proud to have received the Kay Browning Milner Award from the Kentucky Arts Council.that is
Awarded individuals or organizations for their charitable, artistic, or other outstanding contributions to the arts.
The Milner Award is the most prestigious of the Governor’s Awards in the arts. Mrs. Browning deserves this award for promoting her miniatureists and their artwork, making Maysville’s Kay Her Savage Her Browning Gallery one of the nation’s premier galleries of miniatures. . We at her KYGMC are very proud of her and appreciate what she does for our community through her good work.
People come from all over the world to see the Kay Savage Browning Miniature Collection at the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center. In 2022 alone, visitors from 46 states and 17 countries attended. Many people come to see the stunning 1/12 scale works by craftsmen from England, Europe and the Far East.
I know they come to appreciate the beauty of art and craftsmanship, but for educators it’s more than that. , students can view them directly rather than from a book or computer. We can also discuss the scale of the process. Teachers who teach students how to build and work with wood and metal should show students miniature work tools, furniture, and works of art made from the same precious metals, wood, and materials that make up the original work. I can. The Quilting and Homemaker’s Club offers rugs, quilts, tatting, lacework, sweaters and much more.
The Cox Building in our gallery was used by architects and contractors to rebuild the roof line of the original building after a devastating fire.
Speaking as an educational curator for Southwest House Musical Instruments Violin Maker’s Shop KYGMC, the miniature gallery is used as a time capsule to discuss the passage of time and the history of the region, as a way to teach the history of the region through historic buildings. I think it is possible. It will also open the gallery as an educational venue not only for art, but also for national and world history.
KYGMC uses Southwest House, a compilation of many artists, to explore the different types of structures Native Americans built and created, depending on the environment in which they lived, the materials they had access to, and what they ate. I have taught the national standards of education. The culture and beliefs of their people, and the art and tools they produced. Violins made by W. Foster Tracy His shop and instruments are used as a backdrop for watching a video about the Recycled Instruments Orchestra of Cateura, Paraguay, where students make their own instruments made from recyclable materials while listening to the performance. These miniatures are adjustable and playable! What a great way to teach environmental issues, social studies and music!
Students from a local dance school came to put on a performance for the children to later see miniatures of Swan Lake. She has inspired an entire generation of young dancers with her artistry and passion. She made it her mission to bring ballet to unheard audiences in small towns and far-flung places where traditions differ greatly. Her children see her as a “dying swan” and discuss the symbolism of her costumes in her miniature ballet her dancers.
Ballet Figures by Mara Jose Santos KSB Miniatures provides a Mother Goose Nursery Book for every newborn in a local hospital, and links nursery rhymes to gallery miniatures in the Nursery Rhyme and Fairy Tale sections to promote early speech, cognitive learning, and learning. Promotes anabolic skills.
There is also a project to teach girl scouts how to make miniatures and receive special badges!
KSB miniatures are beautiful works of art, but they are much more than that. They are a way of taking you to magical places, a way of encouraging you to ask questions and find answers to expand your mind and world. am. Kay Browning, thank you for sharing your love of art with us. Congratulations on receiving the Milner Award from the Kentucky Arts Council. It is natural.
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Museum Center, 215 Sutton, Maysville, Kentucky