‘The Sculptures of Ed Hamilton’

There are not many artists whose work has its own Metro stop (U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo in Washington, D.C.) or parking lot (Lincoln Memorial in Louisville’s Waterfront Park). Ed Hamilton does. Louisville’s famous-sculptor-next-door stepped onto the national stage when he received the commission for “The Spirit of Freedom,” aka the African-American Civil War Memorial. His sculpture of Abraham Lincoln and surrounding complex is part of the Kentucky Lincoln Heritage Trail. Hamilton is giving a talk on these works and others at the recently reopened Filson Historical Society. Free, but reservations are encouraged.

THURSDAY, DEC. 8

Filson Historical Society
6 p.m. | Free
1310 S. Third St.
635-5083
http://filsonhistorical.org

About the Author

‘The Sculptures of Ed Hamilton’

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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