21C Museum Hotel

Arts and Humanities
7:00 am
Tue May 20, 2014

New Documentary on Artist Kehinde Wiley Coming to Louisville at 21c

"Mrs. Waldorf Astor," Kehinde Wiley, 2012
Credit Kehinde Wiley

Louisville native Jeff Dupre found his latest subject through his last - while filming the documentary "Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present," Abramovic's gallerist Sean Kelly introduced the filmmaker to another of his clients, painter Kehinde Wiley

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Arts and Humanities
4:07 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

New 21c Exhibit Explores Spaces Where Water Meets Land

These handmade masks were worn by the opera singers at Zhujiajiao during "The Rematch."
Credit 21c Museum Hotel

Despite the name and the season, Duke Riley’s exhibit at 21c Museum Hotel, “See You at the Finish Line,” isn’t about horse racing. The show, which opened this week, includes documentation of and artifacts from two maritime art projects created and executed by the New York-based artist.

Riley says much of his work deals with issues facing waterfront communities and port cities, in the places where water meets land.

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Arts and Humanities
4:44 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

21C Hosts Lydia Lunch Performance on Violence, Loss

Lydia Lunch performing "Dust and Shadows."
Credit Courtesy of Lydia Lunch

No-Wave pioneer and performance artist Lydia Lunch has collaborated with filmmaker Elise Passavant to create a texturally-rich live performance of what they call a “psycho-ambient soundscape.” The artists will perform “Dust and Shadows” Wednesday at 21C Museum Hotel (7 p.m., free).

“Dust and Shadows” layers Lunch’s lyric poetry and narration over music and Passavant’s images of ghost towns destroyed in the Spanish Civil War – a conflict that has largely faded into an historical and literary footnote for most Americans.

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11:41 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Governor's Awards Recognize Four Louisville Arts Leaders

Studio clay work by Laura Ross
Credit Craft(s) Gallery

  This year's recipients of the Governor's Awards in the Arts include four Louisville individuals or organizations.

The Governor’s Awards are the commonwealth’s highest honor in the arts. The annual awards recognize individuals and businesses who have made a significant impact on the Kentucky arts landscape. Recipients are nominated by the public and awards are given in nine categories. This year, 21C Museum Hotel, Actors Theatre of Louisville, River City Drum Corps founder and director Ed White and potter Laura Ross were all honored.

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Arts and Humanities
11:10 am
Tue April 9, 2013

'Wild Card' Exhibit Mines Sports, Gender, Rites of Passage

"The Wish," Michael Combs.
Credit 21C Museum Hotel

A new 15-year survey of artist Michael Combs' work is open at 21C Museum. Combs draws on his Long Island family’s long history as expert outdoorsmen and decoy carvers in his playful mixed-media explorations of gender identity, rites of passage and cultural myths. This is the first retrospective for Combs, who has shown his work throughout the United States and abroad.

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Arts and Humanities
4:14 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Reading Series Round-up: Three Upcoming Louisville Literary Events

Three live, free literary events are scheduled between now and next Monday, each with their own character of place and vibe. 

Friday, February 22: Punk Rock Poems & Novel Drinking Games

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Arts and Humanities
4:11 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Justin Torres to Read from Acclaimed Debut Novel

Gregory Crowley

Updated: Tonight's reading at 21C has been canceled due to Hurricane Sandy-related flight cancelations. Sarabande Books is working on rescheduling the event for 2013.

Justin Torres' surprising and haunting debut novel "We the Animals" introduces us to three near-feral brothers and their young parents, a white mother and Puerto Rican father from Brooklyn who marry when the mother is only 14 and pregnant with the oldest boy. They move to a small town in upstate New York, where they are outsiders even among the other poor families, and struggle against the limitations of their poverty, lack of education and youth.

“They’re these city kids, this mixed-race couple, in this tiny little town,” says Torres. “There aren’t many supporting characters in this book. There are the boys, and there’s Ma and Paps, and it’s very essential in that way. I wanted it to be, to emphasize the claustrophobia of the family, how much they rely on each other and how much they can’t escape each other.”

(Read an excerpt of "We the Animals.")

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Arts and Humanities
4:00 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Artwithoutwalls Commissions New Art for IdeaFestival

Ben Beres at work on "Small Moons."

Two large-scale, site-specific art installations by the Seattle-based art trio SuttonBeresCuller are opening at IdeaFestival. The artists created “Trailer Park,” a mobile city park traveling Main Street during the Festival and "Small Moons," an installation opening at Land of Tomorrow gallery on Broadway tomorrow.

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Arts and Humanities
10:34 am
Mon September 10, 2012

21C Exhibits Yale Architecture Student Distillery Designs

River Bend Bourbon by Seema Kairam
Patrick DeSpain WFPL

A new exhibit at 21C Museum Hotel features the work of ten graduate students from the Yale School of Architecture.  The students were challenged to design a distillery for a proposed site on Main Street.  Their projects take into consideration concerns over Louisville’s agricultural and manufacturing climate as well as the mechanics of the distillery process.

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Arts and Humanities
10:00 am
Tue September 4, 2012

Video Artist Collaborative Plays with Past, Future

Still from whiteonwhite Rufus Corporation

Acclaimed experimental artist Eve Sussman will give a free lecture on her work Thursday at 21C Museum Hotel. The event is produced in partnership with Kentucky School of Art visiting artist program. The talk starts at 7 p.m. with a reception for the artist to follow.

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