25 Art Exhibits To See In Louisville This May

This list is a selection of current art exhibitions in Louisville.

“STILL, LIFE! MOURNING, MEANING, MENDING”

Through December
The show focuses on dealing with loss during the pandemic.

21c Louisville
700 W. Main St.
Hours: Mondays-Sundays, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
21cmuseumhotels.com

“RESEMBLANCE OF REALITY”

Through May 9
BFA student show.

Barr Gallery, Indiana University Southeast
4201 Grant Line Road, New Albany, Indiana
Hours: Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
ius.edu

“WILLI HANS KOESTERS IN RETROSPECTIVE”

Through May 27
Solo show by the late photographer.

Bourne-Schweitzer Gallery
137 E. Main St., New Albany, Indiana
Hours: Thursdays-Fridays, noon-5 p.m.; Saturdays, 1-3 p.m.
bourne-schweitzergallery.com

“FORM NOT FUNCTION”

May 19-July 16
Annual exhibition of art quilts.

Carnegie Center for Art & History
201 E. Spring St., New Albany, Indiana
Hours: Mondays-Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursdays, noon-8 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
carnegiecenter.org

“THE ABSURD”

Through May 15
Exhibition of art questioning life’s meaning.

Chateau Gallery
1230 S. Third St.
Hours: Saturdays-Sundays, 12-2 p.m.
chateaugallery.com

ALUMNI EXHIBITION

Through May 27
Art by faculty members.

Cressman Center for Visual Arts, University of Louisville
100 E. Main St.
Hours: Thursdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fridays, 1-6 p.m.
louisville.edu

“FORGOTTEN FOUNDATIONS: LOUISVILLE’S LOST ARCHITECTURE”

Through Sept. 23
Exhibition of photographs and architectural records of destroyed historic architecture in downtown Louisville.

The Filson Historical Society
1310 S. Third St.
Hours: Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
filsonhistorical.org

“WEST OF NINTH: RACE, RECKONING, AND RECONCILIATION”

Through September
Photographs, artifacts and wall panels featuring stories from the nine neighborhoods in West Louisville. Organized by Walt and Shae Smith of West of Ninth. Part of the Louisville Photo Biennial.

Frazier History Museum
829 W. Main St.
Hours: Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sundays, noon-5 p.m.
fraziermuseum.org

SPRING EXHIBITIONS

Through June 4
Three solo shows by Emily Church, Lena Wolek and Don Buckler.

Galerie Hertz
1253 S. Preston St.
Hours: Thursdays-Saturdays, 12-5 p.m.; most Sundays, 12-4 p.m.
galeriehertz.com

“ANIMAL ATTRACTION SHOW”

Through June 4
Animal themed exhibition.

Gallery 104, Arts Association of Oldham County
104 E. Main St., La Grange
Hours: Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
aaooc.org

“FRUIT/BODIES”

Through May 8
Solo show of new works by Ann Dawkins on the fragility of the human body.

garner narrative contemporary fine art
642 E. Market St.
Hours: Wednesdays-Sundays, 1-6 p.m.
garnernarrative.com

“CELEBRATING THE BLACK EXPERIENCE”

Through June 17
Features more than 20 local, national and international artists inspired by Black life.

Kentucky Center for African American Heritage
1701 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.
Hours: Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
kcaah.org

“WINDOWS INTO THE COMMUNITY”

Through May 8
“Windows Into the Community” is an ongoing project. This portrait series of local people is by Danny Seim.

“THE REALITY OF OUR ESSENCE”

Through Aug. 14
Paintings of Black women by Sandra Charles.

KMAC Museum
715 W. Main St.
Hours: Wednesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
kmacmuseum.org

“ALGEBRAIC EXPRESSIONS IN HANDWOVEN TEXTILES”

Through May 14
Textiles by mathematician Ada K. Dietz and textile artist Ruth E. Foster.

The Little Loomhouse
328 Kenwood Hill Road
Hours: Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
littleloomhouse.org

“PEREGRINATIONS”

Through May 14
Group show curated by Köan Jeff Baysa.

Moremen Gallery
710 W. Main St., Suite 201
Hours: Thursdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
moremengallery.com

“SHINING A LIGHT”

Through Aug. 7
Annual photography contest and exhibition.

Muhammad Ali Center
144 N. Sixth St.
Hours: Wednesdays-Sundays, noon-5 p.m.
alicenter.org

“STAFF PICKS”

Through May 31
Photographs from gallery owner Paul Paletti’s private collection.

Paul Paletti Gallery
713 E. Market St.
Hours: Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
paulpalettigallery.com

“FRIENDS”

Through May 1
PYRO member Bob Lockhart with guests Lynn Duke, Amber Thieneman and Cédric Ballarati.

“STRUCTURE”

May 6-29
Architectural scenes by Stephen Kuhlman.

PYRO Gallery
1006 E. Washington St.
Hours: Fridays-Saturdays, noon-6 p.m.; Sundays 1-4 p.m.
pyrogallery.com

“EQUINE FASCINATION”

Through May 8
Derby exhibition featuring Melissa Crase and Nicole Bracken.

Revelry Boutique + Gallery
742 W. Market St.
Hours: Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sundays-Mondays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
revelrygallery.com

“SANFORD BIGGERS: CODESWITCH”

Through June 26
First survey of quilt-based works, inspired by African American quilters, produced by the American interdisciplinary artist.

Speed Art Museum
2035 S. Third St.
Hours: Fridays, 1-8 p.m.; Saturdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
speedmuseum.org

ELMER LUCILLE ALLEN

Through May 15
Solo exhibition of Allen’s textiles.

Surface Noise
600 Baxter Ave.
Hours: Wednesdays-Mondays, 12-6 p.m.
onlyatsurfacenoise.com

JEFFREY BENNETT

Through May 9
Solo show of former Louisvillian.

Tim Faulkner Gallery
991 Logan St.
Hours: Mondays, 4 p.m.-midnight.; Tuesdays-Thursdays, noon-midnight; Fridays-Saturdays, noon-1:30 a.m.; Sundays, 1 p.m.-midnight
tfgart.com

“THE DIVINITY OF ALL CREATURES, GREAT AND SMALL”

Through May 7
New work by Cynthia Kelly Overall.

WheelHouse Art
2650 Frankfort Ave.
Hours: Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
wheelhouse.art

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