Fact #9 (Lincoln)

Lincoln the Bartender

Abraham Lincoln is the only U.S. president who was also a licensed bartender. He was co-owner of Berry and Lincoln, a saloon in Springfield, Illinois.


In-Style: Impressionist Painting and Clothing

October 4, 2014 – February 1, 2015

in-styleShaped by the growing popularity of fashion, the beauty and ease of Impressionist art captured scenes of daily life during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Modernization, including the rise of fashion magazines and shopping as a leisure activity, shaped the work of many young artists painting the world around them. In-Style explores this relationship by pairing the Frazier Museum’s Victorian dress collection with American Impressionist paintings.



Holidays around the World

November 28, 2014- January 4, 2015

Holidays Around the World is a visually-stunning, 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.


Kentucky by Design: Material Culture, Regionalism and the New Deal

March 7- July 26, 2015

horseThis one-of-a-kind exhibition explores the Index of American Design in Kentucky. The Index was part of the Works Progress Administration’s (WPA) Federal Art Project, which sought to create a lasting record of what was uniquely American in material culture. The first of its kind since the active years of the Federal Art Project between 1936 to 1942 to focus on the Index in a single state, Kentucky By Design includes a broad selection of rarely seen renderings and their related objects that document Kentucky’s contribution to the Index. Included are more than 100 artifacts, drawings, furniture, quilts and textiles representing the decorative arts as well as Shaker folk life and material culture in Kentucky from the Colonial era through the nineteenth century.

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