To See the World
During the Civil War, glasses with colored lenses were used to treat disorders and illnesses. Yellow-trimmed glasses were used to treat syphilis, blue for insanity, and pink for depression. Thus we get the term, “to see the world through rose-colored glasses.”
Daily Events for Tuesday, Oct 9th, 2012
- 9:00 am - 5:00 pm"Diana: A Celebration" exhibit gallery open
This 7,500 sq. ft. exhibition explores the life and humanitarian work of one of the 20th century’s most remarkable women. Diana’s life is explored through nine galleries containing 150 objects, ranging from her royal wedding gown and 28 designer dresses to family jewels, heirlooms, personal mementoes, paintings, rare home movies and photos.
“Diana: A Celebration” comes to the Frazier directly from the Althorp Estate in England, the Spencer Family’s 500-year-old ancestral home, where it is on display every summer. A portion of the proceeds generated to the Althorp Estate from the exhibition, produced by Arts & Exhibitions International, will benefit charitable causes including the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund. Click here to read more.
3rd Floor North Gallery
- 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmBook signing "Face of the Enemy"Come celebrate the Louisville launch of FACE OF THE ENEMY, the first novel in the NEW YORK IN WARTIME mystery series co-authored by Beverle Graves Myers and Joanne Dobson. These seasoned mystery authors have written a compelling historical novel set in New York City during the early, tumultuous weeks of World War II. Louise Hunter, a nurse from Louisville transplanted to the Big City, must confront the era’s rampant racial paranoia when artist Masako Fumi Oakley, wife of her patient, is detained by the FBI on Ellis Island immediately after the Pearl Harbor attacks. Masako’s situation becomes more dire when a ham-fisted G-Man accuses her of an art dealer’s murder. Determined to prevent wartime passions from leading to an innocent woman’s conviction, Louise turns for help to Cabby Ward, an ambitious New York Times reporter, and also to a sympathetic homicide detective, Lt. Michael McKenna. The authors will discuss their surprising discoveries about women's wartime roles (it wasn't all Rosie the Riveter for New York gals!), and talk about their inspiration for the collaboration between a Louisvillian and a New Yorker. Books will be on hand for purchase and signing. Admission is free.
First floor Great Hall