Category Archives: museum

‘The Eye of Napoleon’ @ Frazier History Museum

Through Feb. 9 Frazier History Museum 829 W. Main St. fraziermuseum.org The state of one’s home speaks for the state of an individual. This is probably what Jérôme Bonaparte, King of Westphalia c. 1807-1813, thought when his bed was designed. The short-lived king and younger brother of Napoleon was a true 18th-century Liberace when it […]

‘Dust and Shadows’ @ 21c Museum Hotel

Wednesday, Nov. 6 21c Museum Hotel 700 W. Main St. 21cMuseumHotels.com Free; 7 p.m. Loss, rage, revenge, survival — these are heavy themes that create messy layers of emotions in anyone who experiences them. It’s no wonder, then, that a multimedia, two-person collaboration was needed for “Dust and Shadows,” which combines haunting images of ghost […]

Dan Dry lecture at Local Speed

Photographer Dan Dry is giving a lecture on “Beyond the Camera — Developing Your Own Vision”  on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. The talk will discuss subject matter and creating you own photography style among other topics. Local Speed, 822 E. Market St. Free and open to the public.

Nov. 1 First Friday Trolley Hop

First Friday Trolley Hop is on the first Friday of the month, Nov. 1. Explore the art galleries, museums, shops and restaurants along East & West Main & Market Streets from 5-11 p.m. Hop on and off the free trolley. David Iacovazzi-Pau will be showing his work at Swanson Contemporary Gallery, 638 E. Market St […]

Docent tours now offered at Local Speed

Local Speed (Speed Art Museum), 822 E. Market St., is now offering unscheduled free tours on Fridays and Saturdays from 12-3 p.m. Local Speed is free and open to the public on Fridays from 12-8p.m.and Saturdays from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.    

ExBEERiment @ Kentucky Science Center

Thursday, Oct. 17 Kentucky Science Center 727 W. Main St. kysciencecenter.org $20 ($15 members); 6-10 p.m. You know that pale ale you had at the local pub the other week, the one that helped you remember that life really is worth living after all? You ever wonder how that hoppy goodness is created? You can […]

“Picture Love” at Speed

The  Louisville Visual Art Association and Speed Art Museum have partnered to sponsor “Picture Love,” part of the Photo Biennial, through Oct. 31. The photography is by LVAA’s OPEN DOORS program. It’s at Local Speed, 822 E. Market St., which is open on Fridays 12-8 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The public reception is at […]

KMAC job opening

The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft is looking for a Coordinator of Educational Programming and Community Outreach. Contact Ann Drury at ann@kmacmuseum.org for details.

21c’s Photo Biennial exhibitions

21c Museum, 700 Main St., is showing three Photo Biennial exhibitions: “Pierre Gonnord: Portraits,” “Mohau Modisakeng: Personal and Political” and “Bill Luster, a Retrospective.” Curator Alice Gray Stites is leading a tour of the shows on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Oct. 4 First Friday Trolley Hop

First Friday Trolley Hop is the first Friday of the month, Oct. 4. Explore the art galleries, museums, shops and restaurants along East & West Main & Market Streets from 5-11 p.m. Hop on and off the free trolley. The Block Party Handmade Boutique, 560 S. 4th St., 502-589-1133, is featuring art by Amy Wiedl […]

Speed Art Museum’s Local Speed looking for part time help

The Speed Art Museum is currently recruiting for a part time Visitor Services Associate for Local Speed on Market St. This position will be approximately 20 hours/week, with the shift working primarily when the gallery is open: every Friday from 12-8 p.m. and every Saturday from 11 a.m.– 4 p.m.  Application information can be found at […]

Weekend visual art events

On Saturday, Sept. 28, Smithsonian Magazine is presenting its ninth annual Museum Day Live! Event which offers free admission to various museums. Participating museums/centers  are the Howard Steamboat Museum, Locust Grove, Kentucky Derby Museum, Kentucky Science Center and Carnegie Center. Visit smithsonian.com/museumday for more information.    

KMAC Parking Day

The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft is participating in Parking Day on Friday, Sept. 20, the annual worldwide day event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks. They will transform the spot right in front of their doors.

Local Speed artist talk

Local Speed, the satellite museum of the Speed Art Museum at 822 E. Market St., is presenting a talk by artists Shohei Katayama, Thaniel Ion Lee, Jacob Heustis, Letitia Quesenberry and Christ Radtke on Monday, Sept. 16 from 6-7 p.m. It will be led by Suzanne Weaver, curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. The artists […]

Weekend visual art events

In conjunction with the “Creative Growth” exhibition, the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, 715 W. Main St., will have a panel discussion on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 1 p.m. The panelists are Tom di Maria, director of Creative Growth, Krista Gregory, exhibitions director of Visionaries + Voices and Al Gorman, site manager of StudioWorks. It will be led […]

Sept. 6 First Friday Trolley Hop

The First Friday Trolley Hop is on the first Friday of the month, Sept. 6. Explore the art galleries, museums, shops and restaurants along East & West Main & Market Streets from 5-11 p.m. Hop on and off the free trolley. The Block Party Handmade Boutique, 560 S. 4th St., 589-1133, is showing Candy Wheat […]

Weekend visual art events

The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, 715 W. Main St., 589-0102, is hosting an artist talk on Saturday, Aug. 31 at 1 p.m. in conjunction with the current exhibit “7 Borders.” KMAC brings together sculptor/installation artist Leticia Bajuyo and designer Mark Moskovitz to discuss how the Midwest landscape has influenced their art forms. $6, free […]

“Asleep in the Cyclone” at 21c

Artists Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe have created a site-specific sculptural installation that is also a functional hotel room at 21c Museum Hotel, 700 W. Main St., 217-6300. The work “Asleep in the Cyclone” is an evolution of the artists’ previous large-scale architectural collages. The room is constructed of re-purposed barn wood, custom textiles, original sculptures and […]

Aug. 2 First Friday Trolley Hop

The First Friday Trolley Hop is on the first Friday of the month, Aug. 2. Explore the art galleries, museums, shops and restaurants along East & West Main & Market Streets from 5-11 p.m. Hop on and off the free trolley. Girl Scout Makena Devlin has been creating an 8’ x 12’ mural for her […]

Weekend visual art events

In conjunction with his exhibition “A Closer Look: Forms in Nature,” ceramicist John McCarthy is having a talk and demonstration on Saturday, July 27 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at PYRO Gallery, 909 E. Market St., 587-0106. It will have extended hours from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The Arts Association of Oldham County and Gallery 104, 104 […]