KMAC Museum is a contemporary art museum that connects people to art and creative practice. Since starting as Executive Director in 2012, Aldy Milliken has instituted a number of changes to reimagine the role of the museum as an internal learning center developing a new generation of Art Museum professionals and as an institution empathetic to the needs of audiences in a small to mid-size urban American city. He activated a board of directors and staff to tackle issues such as sustainability, experience design, staff diversity, and mission driven fundraising in a 21st century museum. Under his tenure, the museum has participated in two MAP studies through the AAM, revised its mission statement, and established new relationships with other cultural regional and national partners. KMAC completed a 3.5 million capital campaign and renovation in July 2016.
As a curator, Milliken has produced exhibitions for KMAC including Food Shelter Clothing in 2015. Artists in this exhibition used references associated with the “materials” food, shelter, and clothing to address the questions of how our basic needs are interpreted, exchanged, challenged and shared in our society. Previous exhibitions include Story Telling as Craft, 2012, an exhibition of works that used the narrative and narrative structures as a primary “craft,” and Into the Mix, 2012, a survey of artists from the Caribbean.
Aldy Milliken is an Adjunct Professor of Art, University of Louisville Art Department and Hite Art Institute, a Board Member of the ACA (Arts and Cultural Alliance), and the founding board president of Kentuckians for the Arts, a non-profit arts advocacy group representing Kentucky. He is the former owner of Milliken Gallery, an international contemporary art gallery based in Stockholm, Sweden.
GLI Peer Mentor (2017, 2018)