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About Headley Whitney Museum

We are a decorative arts museum located in the heart of the Bluegrass. Opened in 1968 by George Headley III, a noted jewelry designer from the mid-twentieth century. Our permanent collection includes the Marylou Whitney Estate dollhouses, Library, Jewel Room and galleries for temporary exhibitions.

Preparing for Fall at the Headley-Whitney: Changing Exhibits

It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over and that classes have been back in session for nearly two weeks!  With the change in the seasons come changes at the Museum.  We’re bustling behind the scenes at the Museum … Continue reading

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Family Events at the Headley-Whitney

We have recently made a push to offer more children and family programming at the Museum.  It is our philosophy that childhood is a time to explore and learn new skills, and children’s education allows parents not only time to bond … Continue reading

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George Headley’s love for art was second only to his love for his pets.  Pets played a large role in Headley’s legacy, becoming as known for his love of dogs as for his bibelots.  Always eccentric, locals remember that Headley … Continue reading

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Black Tie Gems

Last week, we kicked off an exciting new season of events at the Headley-Whitney beginning with a class in bead weaving, creating a “Black Tie Gem.” Bead weaving is an ancient technique found in many cultures, and uses weaving techniques … Continue reading

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Designing: Concept to Reality

The founder of the Headley-Whitney Museum was a gentleman by the name of George Headley III.  Born in 1908, he became one of the preeminent jewelry designers of the twentieth century, designing jewelry for starlets and celebrities including Joan Crawford, … Continue reading

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Summer at the Headley-Whitney

Summer has certainly arrived in Kentucky, and the Museum is celebrating the best of the season! We kicked off our fifth-annual Headley-Whitney Wednesday Workshop series with a delicious and colorful workshop: painting with chocolate! Participants learned how to paint chocolate … Continue reading

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Art After Hours at Tuska House

Well, we couldn’t have asked for a better event to end our first “season” of Art After Hours.  The Tuska House is an amazing place and we are thankful we got the opportunity to introduce this unique Lexington treasure to … Continue reading

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Art After Hours at Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate

Our second Spring Art After Hours was held at Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate on April 18th.  We- had- a -blast.  From the photo booth by Isabel Sam Photography to the delicious food from South Van Events to the amazing … Continue reading

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Art After Hours at the International Museum of the Horse

We kicked off our 2012 Spring Art After Hours last Wednesday at the International Museum of the Horse. This unique Museum features several amazing exhibits which are stationed on the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park. The participants got to hear … Continue reading

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Wedding DIY

This past weekend we were so excited to have our very first ever Wedding DIY Workshop! We had ten different projects for our brides to do hands on plus other ideas for them to take home. From save the date … Continue reading

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