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Now On Exhibit - Lineillism Revealed

February 3- April 9

In 2000, local artist Jim "J.C." Hall suffered an intense attack of shingles, which caused him to see in vertical lines.  He began painting what he saw, creating a new art technique, "Lineillism."

Behringer-Crawford Museum will host an exhibit of Hall's paintings, opening at 6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 3. The exhibit will continue through Sunday, April 9 and is included with regular museum admission.



Junior Girl Scouts: Playing the Past Badge Workshop

Saturday, February 25, 1 - 3 p.m.

Have fun learning about the past and the roles of women!  A special focus will be on pioneer times and the 1950s; a few other eras may also be represented.  We will have some clothing reproductions to try on, a craft to make, relevant artifacts to see and more.

Cost: Girl Scouts: $10 each (includes the badge) and Leaders and Parents: $7 each. All prices include admission to the museum. Sign up with the Girl Scouts of Kentucky's Wilderness Road at:  and for more information call (859) 491-4003.  Registration deadline is Feb. 10, 2017.

Kite-Making Workshop

Saturday, March 11, 2 p.m.No automatic alt text available.

Take advantage of those March winds and craft a kite that you can send dancing into the sky!  Debbie Von Bokern of the PIGS Aloft Kite Club (People Interested in Getting Stuff Aloft) will show you how to create a plastic sled kite that kids and families can embellish with their own art.  All supplies are included and kites will be flight-ready at the end of the session. Cost is $6 for members and $8 plus regular museum admission for future members.


Brown Bag Luncheon: Kentucky's 225th Anniversary of Statehood

Thursday, March 16, 12 p.m.




Amanda L. Higgins, community engagement administrator for the Kentucky Historical Society, will present "What Makes Kentucky, Kentucky: Celebrating 225 Years of Statehood." This guided discussion will encourage participants to consider what makes our state great, the challenges facing us at 225 and the possibilities for the next 225 years. Dr. Higgins is a Kentuckian by birth and by choice and holds a Ph.D. in American history from the University of Kentucky. The lunch and lecture will take place in the BCM Education Center. Bring your own brown bag lunch. Drinks and desserts will be provided. Cost: $3 for BCM members; $10 for future BCM members. Reservations recommended by calling (859) 491-4003.


St. Patrick's Day at NaturePlay@BCM

Friday, March 17, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day and dream of the green of spring at NaturePlay@BCM. Kids and parents or caregivers will hear a story about St. Patrick, make a themed craft and enjoy a light snack in the fresh air. Be sure to dress for the outdoors! Cost: BCM members free plus $1 per person activity fee. Future BCM members, regular museum admission plus $2 per person activity fee. Questions? Email education director, Kim Gehring-Cook, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Lineillism Demonstration by Artist Jim Hall

Saturday, March 18, 2-3 p.m.

In 2000, local artist Jim “J.C.” Hall suffered an intense attack of shingles, which caused him to see the world in vertical bands of color. He began painting what he saw, creating a new art technique, "Lineillism." Hall will demonstrate his technique, showing a finished painting and one that is in progress, followed by a Q & A. An exhibit of Hall's works, "Lineillism Revealed," will be on display at the museum from Feb. 3 to April 9. Admission to the demonstration and exhibit is included with museum admission.


Tot Tuesdays! Fish

Tuesday, March 21, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Swish! It’s a fish! Toddlers and their parents will learn about these slippery swimmers in an educational but fun session that includes songs, crafts and snacks. Tot Tuesdays!, designed to help prepare preschoolers for reading readiness and socialization, are held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on the third Tuesday of every month. Admission is free for BCM members. For future members, cost is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors 60+ and $5 for children. There is a $1 craft fee per child. For more information, call 859-491-4003 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Homeschool Program: Harlan Hubbard

Wednesday, March 22, 10:30 a.m.- noon

Homeschool students will be introduced to the life and art of Harlan Hubbard, who lived in harmony with nature, creating music and literature along the Ohio River. They will be challenged to determine how art is influenced by the time, place and culture in which it is created and will design their own art using Hubbard's as inspiration. For primary to junior high students. $5 per person. Reservations required: (859) 491-4003.


2017 Two-Headed Calf Awards

Thursday, March 30, 6 p.m.

Behringer-Crawford Museum will honor outstanding local individuals and groups for their significant accomplishments in the areas of history, education and community service at an awards dinner and gala emceed by Local 12 newscaster John Lomax. The honorees are: Mike Hammons, Community; Matt and Rebekah Gensler Butler, Community Special Recognition; Dave Schroeder, History; Terri Cox-Cruey, Education; Hills of KY Dulcimers, Education Special Recognition. The event will also include cocktails, a silent auction, live music and dinner. Tickets are $100. Call (859) 491-4003.

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