20 Current Visual Art Exhibitions You Shouldn’t Miss In Louisville (May 2022 Edition)

A gallery roundup of art shows to see in Louisville this month. Note: This list is a selection of current exhibitions.

 “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

“PRINT MURALS AND SCULPTURES”
June 10-July 15
Art by Donna Stallard and Wende Cudmore.
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”
Through 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

“STILL II: AN ELABORATION ON THE INANIMAGE”
Through July 1
The gallery’s second annual still life exhibition.
Chateau Gallery
1230 S. Third St.
Hours: Saturdays-Sundays, 12-2 p.m.
chateaugallery.com

 “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.

“RED, WHITE & BLUE”
June 7-July 16
Show celebrating America.
Gallery 104, Arts Association of Oldham County
104 E. Main St., La Grange
Hours: Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
aaooc.org

 “CELEBRATING THE BLACK EXPERIENCE”
Through June 19
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

 “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

 “PROMPTS: A SERIES OF SHORT STORIES”
May 27-June 25
Solo show by Anne Currier.
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.

“WHAT LIFTS YOU”
Through Dec. 31
Work by Kelsey Montague inspired by Muhammad Ali.
Muhammad Ali Center
144 N. 6th St.
Hours: Wednesdays-Sundays, noon-5 p.m.
alicenter.org

“I BET WE CAN BUILD THAT: WEBER GROUP PAST,
PRESENT AND FUTURE”
Through mid-September
A retrospective of the Louisville-based
Weber Group design firm.
Portland Museum
2308 Portland Ave.
Hours: Wednesdays-Fridays, 12-5 p.m.;
Saturdays, 12-4 p.m.
portlandky.org

“THE SUM IS GREATER THAN ITS PARTS”
June 3-July 3
Sculpture by John McCarthy.
PYRO Gallery
1006 E. Washington St.
Hours: Fridays-Saturdays, noon-6 p.m.; Sundays 1-4 p.m.
pyrogallery.com

 “NOT A CERTAINLY BUT A CIRCUMSTANCE”
Through June 4
Group show featuring Martin Benson, Letitia Quesenberry, Gibbs Rounsavall and Skylar Smith.
Quappi Projects
827 E. Market St.
Hours: Thursdays-Fridays, noon-4 p.m.;
Saturdays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
quappiprojects.com

“SITES AND SIGHTS OF WORK”
May 27-Aug. 26
Show focusing on printmaking from
19th-21st centuries.
Schneider Hall Galleries, University of Louisville
104 Schneider Hall
Hours: Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
louisville.edu

 “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

 “AND WE FLOATED ON HOME”
Through July 2
New work by Teri Dryden.
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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20 Current Visual Art Exhibitions You Shouldn’t Miss In Louisville (May 2022 Edition)

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

 

 

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