Ozkaya’s ‘David’ Arrives at 21C

Just in time to welcome Derby guests, 21C Museum Hotel’s over-sized version of Michelangelo’s David was installed on the corner of Main and Seventh streets today. He rolled in on the back of a truck and stood up onto his 8-foot pedestal with the help of a crane. He stands three stories tall, and his… Continue reading Ozkaya’s ‘David’ Arrives at 21C

Impressionist Exhibit Opens at Speed Museum

A new exhibit of French Impressionist paintings opens tomorrow at Louisville’s Speed Art Musuem. Renoir to Chagall: Paris and the Allure of Color features more than 80 works that capture the scenes and people of Paris during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Curator Ruth Cloudman says more than 50 of the works are… Continue reading Impressionist Exhibit Opens at Speed Museum

Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts Wants To Expand

The Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts is trying to expand enrollment and space, but the summer program will have to compete for extra funding to make up for a decrease in its state appropriation. GSA has proposed a two-year budget of over $1 million that would almost double enrollment to 400 for the three-week… Continue reading Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts Wants To Expand

Speed Museum Takes Capital Campaign Public

The public phase of the Speed Art Museum’s capital campaign has begun. The five-year campaign to pay for a second museum building began silently in 2007. Since then, the Speed has raised $42.5 million, which is on track with the campaign schedule. Much of the current sum was raised through large donations. But now the… Continue reading Speed Museum Takes Capital Campaign Public

Writer’s Block Festival Successful, Planning for Next Year Begins Soon

About 250 writers and book lovers attended the inaugural Writer’s Block Festival held over the weekend in Louisville. Centered in the NuLu District of East Market Street, the festival combined writing workshops with readings and panel discussions on the screenwriting, the publishing business and other subjects. Sessions with limited enrollment filled up or sold out… Continue reading Writer’s Block Festival Successful, Planning for Next Year Begins Soon

New U of L Exhibit Showcases Prison Art

A new art exhibit called “Bars to Walls” begins Friday at the University of Louisville, which showcases artwork from Kentucky state prisoners. Around 70 inmates from nine different prisons are participating in the exhibit. Cory Maynard is one of the few artists who will be able to see their artwork in public. He’s a current… Continue reading New U of L Exhibit Showcases Prison Art

Speed Will Return Stolen Art Wednesday

After nearly 40 years in Louisville, a piece of the Speed Art Museum’s collection is returning to Italy. The Speed bought the 14th Century Italian altarpiece in 1973, not knowing it had been stolen two years prior. When federal officials tracked the piece down, the museum promptly negotiated its return. “One of the lessons we… Continue reading Speed Will Return Stolen Art Wednesday

Speed to Return Stolen Art to Italy

A piece of stolen artwork that’s been at the Speed Museum in Louisville for years will be returned to Italy. The 14th century triptych painting of the Virgin Mary with Child was among several pieces of art stolen from an Italian estate forty years ago. The Speed purchased the piece from a New York gallery… Continue reading Speed to Return Stolen Art to Italy