When the 21C Museum Hotel opened people wondered if a hotel could succeed in a quiet section of downtown. A few years later the hotel group is now expanding into other cities. What makes 21C really different is its commitment to contemporary art. In a city lacking in a contemporary art museum (The Speed Museum is currently closed for renovation), the hotels exhibit space offers a venue for up and coming new artists. Admission is free, but many of the galleries also double as meeting spaces that may be closed to the public for an event.
700 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202