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Kentucky Muse

Observation – Imagination – Illumination

From world-renowned traditions and artists to performances and exhibits that reflect unique cultures and communities, Kentucky abounds with creativity. The KET-produced series Kentucky Muse celebrates the world of creativity found within the Bluegrass state. It offers thoughtful and provocative documentaries on artists, issues, events, and places that reflect Kentuckians’ diverse and exciting means of expression while offering a fresh perspective on contemporary artistic life.

In addition to newly produced documentaries about music, visual art, drama, dance, and literature, the Kentucky Muse schedule includes encore presentations of outstanding arts documentaries from the KET archives.

Most Recent Episodes

Kentucky By Design

Explore Kentucky’s contributions to the Index of American Design, a Federal Art Project work relief program established in 1935 to document what was uniquely American about utilitarian art in this country.

Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame Ceremony 2016

The 2016 induction ceremony honors Bobbie Ann Mason, James Lane Allen, Harlan Hubbard, Alice Hegan Rice, and Jean Ritchie.

Merle Travis: Guitar Man

This program traces the career of Merle Travis, the Kentucky guitarist and songwriter best known for his songs “Sixteen Tons” and “Dark as a Dungeon” and his unique finger-picking style.

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