Sightseeing in Louisville


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  • Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
    On the First Friday of every month, the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft invites the community to peruse its wares for free. The museum, along with many of its neighbors on Louisville's Museum Row, participates in the First Friday Trolley Hop, a tour of the vibrant local art scene. It's one of many ways the museum team opens their 27,000 square feet of rotating art exhibits, which highlight styles from American folk art to taxidermy. The displays emphasize the importance of materials and process, rather than focusing exclusively on the final product. This philosophy extends to the museum's art workshops, in which kids make finger puppets, bracelets, and even mini-greenhouses well suited for pet hamsters who've always dreamed of gardening.
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    715 W Main St.
    Louisville, KY US
  • Speed Art Museum
    Organized by Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, the exhibit includes portraiture of famous 20th-century luminaries such as Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, and Pablo Picasso. Celebrated Armenian photographer Karsh devoted his life to capturing stunning snapshots of some of the world's most famous actors, statesman, and cultural revolutionaries. This limited-time exhibit allows viewers to ponder the subtleties of history's great visages while appreciating Karsh's eye for capturing the famous in Funyuns-munching candid shots.
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    2035 S 3rd St
    Louisville, KY US
  • Breitenstein Frame Shoppe
    Breitenstein Frame Shoppe offers a large selection of pre-framed art, gifts, and custom framing options in its cozy gallery. The walls are gracefully plastered with framed photos and paintings, and a long display of multicolored frame options lurks just behind the shop?s counter. With extensive experience framing everything from broken boat oars to whole boat oars, framing experts Carl and Kathleen Breitenstein can custom frame almost anything, including boat oars, be they broken or whole. Framing prices can range from as little as $40 to around $200; however, a 16"x20" frame will typically cost about $80 without a mat and about $100 matted. Customers can also choose to direct their Groupon?s value toward the shop?s stock of limited edition prints, contemporary photos, or sinus-soothing Candleberry candles.
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    9870 Linn Station Rd
    Louisville, KY US
  • Kaviar Forge and Gallery
    Designer and namesake, Craig Kaviar, has more than 30 years of experience creating sculptures and functional metalwork. He and a team of skilled artisans churns out intricate works that are both artful and functional using traditional blacksmithing practices with a modern twist. The tour provides a behind the scenes look into the workings of the forge and live demonstrations allow visitors to witness the master metalworkers do their thing. They?ll heat raw materials to temperatures exceeding 2,000 degrees, using both a traditional coal forge and Kaviar's innovative, eco-friendly forge, fueled by waste vegetable oil and recycled Meat Loaf albums. The tour begins with a visit to the media room and a discussion on the history of metallurgy, from the discovery of copper, to the Bronze Age, to the 'Metal as Junk Food' movement of the 1870's.
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    1718 Frankfort Ave
    Louisville, KY US
  • Filson Historical Society
    Specializing in senior portraits, engagements, and family photos, Kelly Rockhold Photography snaps professional shots of even the most photophobic customers, successfully recording proof of life before it flees into the past. Families or individuals can choose their own modeling spots (an urban, historic downtown, or a park location) and bend, contort, and jimmy-jam their bodies into as many poses as they can fit into the 60-minute session. In addition to the prints and CD of two digital photos, photo subjects will skip away with e-shareable web-sized photos (400x600 pixels) tagged with Kelly Rockhold Photography's watermark to ensure the photos aren't used in airline safety brochures without consent. This Groupon also gives customers a 25% discount on all additional print orders of more than $100. Call ahead to schedule an appointment.
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    1310 S 3rd St
    Louisville, KY US
  • The Conrad-Caldwell House Museum
    It's easy to see why The Conrad-Caldwell House Museum is often referred to as "Conrad's Castle." The massive limestone mansion was a marvel when architect Arthur Loomis built it in the late 19th century, using indoor plumbing, electricity, and all the other modern innovations of the time. Today, the house stands as a piece of history, one where preserved decor and family heirlooms make it look just as it did when William and Elaine Caldwell lived there in 1908. Size: a three-story Richardsonian Romanesque mansion, with two floors filled with furniture, paintings, and other antiques circa 1908 Eye Catchers: the limestone masonry work of the house's exterior, including many gargoyles Don't Miss: one of the docent-led tours, which may even be hosted by a member of the Caldwell family The Price Tag: it cost about $75,000 to build the home in the late 1800s; that would translate to around $3?$4 million today Crown Jewel: the Front Hall, where a hand-caved oak grand staircase takes center stage Pro Tip: look closely at the floors, moldings, and woodwork?each of the house's main rooms was finished in a different type of hardwood While You're in the Neighborhood: visit the other historic homes in the area, such as the Thomas Edison House, where an unnamed genius used to live Special Programs: twilight tours held the third Thursday of every month, special exhibits on the third floor, and lectures held throughout the year
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    1402 Saint James Court
    Louisville, KY US

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