‘Modern Prometheus’

It’s the start of the spooky season, and who better to lead us on the road to Halloween than Frankenstein? It has been 200 years since Mary Shelley wrote “Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus,” a novel full of themes that inspires artists to create monsters of their own. Over 15 artists, including Ed Hamilton, Brook White and Elmer Lucille Allen, have done just that in the show “Modern Prometheus,” named after the subtitle of Shelley’s book. The artist reception is Thursday, Sept. 27 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Following the reception, the LFPL will show “Young Frankenstein” with a talk by UofL bioethics Professor Stephen Hanson.


Louisville Free Public Library’s Bernheim Gallery
301 York St.

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‘Modern Prometheus’

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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