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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 Sunday, Nov 18th, 2012

  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pmTop Drawer: 150 Years of Bittners
    Experience the old world craftsmanship of handmade furniture through the 18th and 19th centuries. “Top Drawer” is a 4,000 sq. ft. exhibition that explores how a German immigrant’s custom cabinet shop became not only a Louisville tradition, but also a nationally-renowned design firm. Exquisite American, English and Continental furniture inspired by great monarchs and makers is featured, as well as the story of how the political, cultural and social forces of these periods can inspire the aesthetic of our homes. Examine fine antiques from around the world as well as master-crafted pieces produced by the Bittners custom shop.

    Location
    2nd floor, north gallery

  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pmTeacher Appreciation Weekend
    In celebration of American Education Week, the Frazier History Museum is teaming up with other attractions in downtown’s Museum Row district to honor educators! All teachers receive free admission for themselves and one guest at the following locations: Frazier History Museum, Kentucky Science Center, KentuckyShow!, Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and Muhammad Ali Center. Note that free admission excludes access to "Diana: A Celebration," but teachers and their guests may view the exhibition at the member rate on Nov. 17 and 18. The member rate is $12; regular cost is $21.50. Tickets for this exhibition are date and time specific and available on a first-come, first served basis. For information about the exhibit, click here. To reserve "Diana" tickets on Nov. 17 or 18- please call (502) 753-5663 to make a reservation, then check in at the Education center the day of your visit and show your school I.D. or paycheck stub for admittance.

    Location
    Frazier History Museum

  • 10:00 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.

    Location
    Third Floor North Gallery