‘Loose Nuts: Bert Hurley’s West End Story’

Art historians can be archaeologists, digging around to find artists whose work hasn’t seen the light of day for years. That’s the case with Bert Hurley, an artist the Speed Art Museum labels “virtually unknown.” Born in Louisville in 1898, he lived in the Russell neighborhood and worked at the L&N Railroad building for nearly 40 years. The exhibition displays his hand-lettered and illustrated 125-page novella set in the 1930s with detailed information on the real people and locations featured.

Through April 19

Speed Art Museum
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2035 S. Third St.

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‘Loose Nuts: Bert Hurley’s West End Story’

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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