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 Friday, Nov 23rd, 2012
- 9:00 am - 10:00 pmTop Drawer: 150 Years of BittnersExperience 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.
Second Floor North Gallery
- 9:00 am - 10:00 pmHolidays Around the World“Holidays Around the World” is an annual, multi-cultural tree display that celebrates holiday traditions found throughout Louisville’s diverse communities. It ranges from trees decorated as they would be in countries that observe Christmas, to cultural displays showcasing other holidays observed around the globe throughout the year. This visually-stunning and educational exhibition, featuring trees and displays, runs Thanksgiving through New Years.
First and second floors
- 9:00 am - 10:00 pm"Diana: A Celebration" exhibit gallery openThis 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.
Third Floor North Gallery
- 4:00 pm - 10:00 pmBLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL! In conjunction with Light Up Louisville, the Frazier History Museum is offering half off all admission tickets to the museum-- including the "Diana" exhibition, "Top Drawer" and all permanent galleries-- from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m.on this day. This is also the very first day of the 2012 "Holidays Around the World," so be among the first to see this year's stunning display of festive trees!
Third Floor North Gallery