Monday, June 29, 2015

Destination of the Week: Louisville, KY-21c Museum Hotel

Destination of the Week: Louisville, KY-21c Museum Hotel

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.

Address:
700 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202
http://www.21cmuseumhotels.com/

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Destination of the Week: Louisville, KY-Frazier History Museum

Destination of the Week: Louisville, KY-Frazier History Museum

Now in its third name (formerly Frazier Historical Arms Museum and Frazier International History Museum), and hopefully its last, the Frazier History Museum seems to just now be getting and idea where it fits on Museum Row.  Still fire arms artifact heavy, the museum has slowly expanded its collection to include more Kentucky and Louisville items.  One special included attraction is the live shows ranging from sword fights to actors portraying everyday people who have made an impact.

Address:
829 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202
http://fraziermuseum.org

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Destination of the Week: Louisville, KY-Glassworks/Mark Payton Glass Center

Destination of the Week: Louisville, KY-Glassworks/Mark Payton Glass Center

The arts are BOOMING in Louisville.  Galleries, museums, and even hotels are buzzing with artistic activity.  The Glassworks campus includes a gallery, viewing room, and community classes. Located within walking distance of ‘Museum Row on Main’ area, a quick visit will provide a break and maybe some great inspiration.  Visiting hours can be limited so check ahead.

Address:
815 W Market St, Louisville, KY 40202
http://louisvilleglassworks.com

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