A exhibition opens later this month looking at the work of Grady Clay, the Louisville urban affairs journalist who died in March.
Clay was considered an authority on urban design—serving as urban affairs editor for The Courier-Journal and editor of Landscape Architecture Magazine. He wrote several books on his topic of expertise and also served on the jury to select a design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
The UofL exhibit will center on an article Clay wrote in 1956 on 29 buildings in eight states that were considered in danger. The exhibit will feature sketches, documents, before-and-after photos plus quotes from Clay and other city preservationists. The project is part of a UofL curatorial methods class.
Clay’s papers are archived at the University of Louisville.
The exhibition opens April 29 at the Ekstrom Library on the UofL campus and runs through May—National Historic Preservation Month.
A reception opens the exhibition on April 29, with speakers including Preservation Louisville executive director Marianne Zickuhr.The reception begins at 5:30 p.m. on April 29 and is free and open to the public.