KMAC Museum Reopens

KMAC Museum is reopening with timely new shows and installations. “The profound focus around the country on social injustice and inequality underscore some of the core ideas being explored in these exhibitions,” said KMAC Curator Joey Yates, “[with the artists pursuing] their creative paths as a way to manage and process isolation which has been brought on by poverty, racism and, as in the case of recent lockdowns, illness.” “Where Paradise Lay: Art and Southern Sanctuary” is a group exhibition of work inspired by the book “Walks to the Paradise Garden” by Jonathan Williams. Artists include Howard Finster, Mary T. Smith and Edgar Tolson. Louisvillian Julie Baldyga has an ongoing series titled “Heavenly People.” This show features a selection and coincides with the release of her book “In Heaven Everyone Will Shake Your Hand.” Also on view is a new mural in the lobby by Louisville artist Jaylin Stewart and an installation on the front windows featuring the work of local author, activist and LEO contributor Hannah L. Drake.

Friday, June 19-Nov. 29

KMAC Museum
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715 W. Main St.

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KMAC Museum Reopens

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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