Frazier History Museum http://wfpl.org en Frazier History Museum Names Interim Director http://wfpl.org/post/frazier-history-museum-names-interim-director <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Frazier History Museum has named an interim executive director. Development consultant Paula Turner Hale will lead the Louisville institution while the board of directors engages a national director search.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Executive director Madeline Burnside, who led the museum for seven years, retired at the end of last month.</span></p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 18:20:50 +0000 Erin Keane 9573 at http://wfpl.org Frazier History Museum Names Interim Director Frazier History Museum Director to Retire http://wfpl.org/post/frazier-history-museum-director-retire <p>The Frazier History Museum’s executive director is retiring. Madeleine Burnside, who has led the museum for seven years, announced today her intent to retire at the end of this month.</p><p>During her tenure, Burnside oversaw the museum’s name change and a broadening of the museum’s mission to focus on regional, national and international history.</p><p>In a release, board chairperson Walter Crutcher praised Burnside’s leadership, and said the museum would begin a national search for a new executive director immediately.</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 18:19:26 +0000 Erin Keane 9415 at http://wfpl.org Frazier History Museum Director to Retire Strange Fruit: Donald Sterling and Racism in the NBA http://wfpl.org/post/strange-fruit-donald-sterling-and-racism-nba-0 <p><object height="81" width="100%"><param name="movie" value="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/148215182&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;show_playcount=true&amp;show_comments=true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed allowscriptaccess="always" height="81" src="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/148215182&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;show_playcount=true&amp;show_comments=true" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="100%"></embed></object><br /><br />Donald Sterling's racism and punishment were all anyone was talking about last week - so we did too! And to supplement our, shall we say, spotty familiarity with athletic endeavors, we enlisted the help of friend-to-the-show Brian Lee West.<br /><br />Brian has spoken to us before about <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/strange-fruit-top-dogunderdog-explores-black-masculinity-who-can-use-gay-slurs">his theater work</a>, but this time he joined us in his capacity as our favorite basketball superfan.<br /><br />In case you were under a rock (or completely overwhelmed by <a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/">a little horse race</a>), here's what happened: Donald Sterling, owner of the L.A. Clippers, <a href="http://www.tmz.com/2014/04/26/donald-sterling-clippers-owner-black-people-racist-audio-magic-johnson/">was recorded</a> telling his girlfriend, V. Stiviano, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/27/sports/basketball/nba-clippers-owner-donald-sterling.html?hpw&amp;rref=sports&amp;_r=0">not to post pictures of herself with black people</a> on social media, and not to bring black people to his games. Not only is this obviously racist, it's also pretty irrational; Donald Sterling's girlfriend is half African American, half Latina, and the overwhelming majority of NBA players are black. Including all but two of the players on his own team's <a href="http://www.nba.com/clippers/roster/2013">roster</a>. And their <a href="http://www.nba.com/coachfile/doc_rivers/index.html?nav=page">coach</a>. Tue, 06 May 2014 18:20:32 +0000 Laura Ellis 9292 at http://wfpl.org Strange Fruit: Donald Sterling and Racism in the NBA Exhibit at Frazier Museum Explores American Flag In All Its (Old) Glory http://wfpl.org/post/exhibit-frazier-museum-explores-american-flag-all-its-old-glory <p>Uncle Sam, Lady Liberty and the bald eagle are all instantly recognizable icons of the United States, but the American flag is not only ubiquitous, it's changed over time, and is easily adapted for interpretation. Historical flags, folk art, ephemera and artifacts featuring versions of the flag design are on display in&nbsp;“Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag,” now showing at the Frazier History Museum.</p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 21:18:42 +0000 Erin Keane 8765 at http://wfpl.org Exhibit at Frazier Museum Explores American Flag In All Its (Old) Glory Frazier Extends Napoleon Exhibit, Adds Saturday Hours http://wfpl.org/post/frazier-extends-napoleon-exhibit-adds-saturday-hours <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Frazier History Museum has extended the run on an exhibit of items from the private art collection of Napoleon Bonaparte. &nbsp;“<a href="http://www.fraziermuseum.org/the-eye-of-napoleon/">The Eye of Napoleon</a>,” which opened in October, was originally scheduled to run at the Frazier through February 9, then move to Montreal, where it would open in the Notre Dame Basilica in May.</span></p> Wed, 01 Jan 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Erin Keane 8078 at http://wfpl.org Frazier Extends Napoleon Exhibit, Adds Saturday Hours Legendary Louisville Cartoonist Hugh Haynie, Through His Son's Eyes http://wfpl.org/post/legendary-louisville-cartoonist-hugh-haynie-through-his-sons-eyes <p>Judge Smith Haynie has had a long day. He's tired from his work in the courtroom. But when he leaves the bench and heads to a museum showcase of his late father Hugh Haynie's editorial cartoons, he can't keep still.</p><p>"You want two famous cartoons?" he asks me as he bounds across a room in the Frazier History Museum. He's pointing at a pair of framed cartoons that comment on the U.S. space program of the late 1960s and early 1970s. He singles out one, which he calls "Moon Rocks."</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 11:13:38 +0000 Gabe Bullard 7479 at http://wfpl.org Legendary Louisville Cartoonist Hugh Haynie, Through His Son's Eyes Battlefield, Palace, Exile: Frazier History Museum Offers Intimate Look at Napoleon http://wfpl.org/post/battlefield-palace-exile-frazier-history-museum-offers-intimate-look-napoleon <p>Pierre-Jean Chalencon&nbsp;was 13 when his father gave him a book about French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte.</p><p>“And I thought the first time it was a cartoon,” he says. “My father says no, it’s not like Superman, Napoleon exists, I’m going to show you his house, his country house!”</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 20:18:17 +0000 Erin Keane 7285 at http://wfpl.org Battlefield, Palace, Exile: Frazier History Museum Offers Intimate Look at Napoleon Frazier History Museum's Popular Poe Program Peers Into the Tell-Tale Heart http://wfpl.org/post/frazier-history-museums-popular-poe-program-peers-tell-tale-heart <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Beloved of weird kids and literary-minded adults alike, the popularity and influence of Edgar Allan Poe's poems and stories show no signs of flagging, even 164 years after his (quite mysterious) death. The Frazier History Museum knows—the </span>museum<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has been bringing Poe's work to life during the Halloween season for four years now, adapting a total of 16 different stories and poems for the stage in intimate shows that tend to sell out early.</span></p><p>This year, alongside perennial favorites "The Raven" and "The Bells," the three-person cast will reprise their adaptation of the creepy monologue "The Tell-Tale Heart" as well as tackle some new material. The short stories "MS Found in a Bottle" and "The Fall of the House of Usher" will join "Annabel Lee" and "Dreamland" to round out the program.</p><p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 10:42:51 +0000 Erin Keane 7264 at http://wfpl.org Frazier History Museum's Popular Poe Program Peers Into the Tell-Tale Heart Free Admission to More Than 20 Kentucky Museums for Military Families http://wfpl.org/post/free-admission-more-20-kentucky-museums-military-families <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Institutions participating in the Blue Star Museums program are opening their doors free of charge to&nbsp;</span>active duty military personnel and their families<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;through Labor Day.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 14:14:09 +0000 Erin Keane 5980 at http://wfpl.org Free Admission to More Than 20 Kentucky Museums for Military Families Frazier Museum Exhibit Explores Natural History, Science, Folklore Behind Mythic Creatures http://wfpl.org/post/frazier-museum-exhibit-explores-natural-history-science-folklore-behind-mythic-creatures <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There’s no scientific proof that the elusive Bigfoot exists. The </span>fearsome<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Chupacabra (a cryptid&nbsp;known in Puerto Rico and Mexico as a small livestock vampire of sorts) doesn't belong to an identifiable genus or species. And yet, tales of unclassified creatures have endured across cultures and throughout history.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 14 May 2013 17:59:40 +0000 Erin Keane 5380 at http://wfpl.org Frazier Museum Exhibit Explores Natural History, Science, Folklore Behind Mythic Creatures