The Great War: Highlights from the Frazier World War I Collection
Sep
2
to Jan 2

The Great War: Highlights from the Frazier World War I Collection

Commemorating the 100 Anniversary of the United States of America entering into WWI and all the brave men who served, the Frazier History Museum is presenting an exhibit to be on display in the fall of 2017. It will feature photographs, postcards, uniforms, and personal stories from the Great War. Items on display will include a very rare experimental M1 Helmet made by the Ford Motor Company and WWI Trench Art made by soldiers out of found objects. Visitors will also learn about Louisville, Kentucky’s Camp Taylor, one of only 16 camps operating in the U.S. during WWI.  

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Magnificent Mona Bismarck
Mar
15
to Jul 29

Magnificent Mona Bismarck

Famous for her trademark silver hair, aquamarine eyes, and uncompromising sense of fashion, Louisville Kentucky native Mona Bismark was the first American to be declared the Best-Dressed Woman in the World, a distinction bestowed upon her in 1933 by luminaries from the world of haute couture. She was mentioned in movies, lyrics and alluded to in books. One of the most photographed socialites in her day, this show will feature extensive images, commissioned by Vogue from photographers of note, and personal portraits by artist Salvador Dali and Savely Sorine, that hung in Mona’s superb homes throughout the world. The show will span five decades of Mona’s personal couture beginning in her Golden Years of the 1930s and concluding in the 1970s upon her retirement from the public spotlight.

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Meet the Curator: Scott Rogers
Jul
28
11:00 AM11:00

Meet the Curator: Scott Rogers

Join us for the final days of the Magnificent Mona Bismarck: Kentucky Style Icon and experience a very special opportunity to tour the exhibition with its Curator, Scott Rogers.  Through years of research at and collaborations with organizations throughout the world, Scott transformed his vision into an beautiful exhibition named by USA Today as one of the “best museum exhibits in the U.S. this spring . . . a  must-see.” He will share stories of the Magnificent Mona – and of his effort to bring her story back to Louisville, her hometown.

This tour is free with with paid admission to the museum. Free for Frazier Members.

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Meet the Curator: Scott Rogers
Jul
29
2:00 PM14:00

Meet the Curator: Scott Rogers

Join us for the final days of the Magnificent Mona Bismarck: Kentucky Style Icon and experience a very special opportunity to tour the exhibition with its Curator, Scott Rogers.  Through years of research at and collaborations with organizations throughout the world, Scott transformed his vision into an beautiful exhibition named by USA Today as one of the “best museum exhibits in the U.S. this spring . . . a  must-see.” He will share stories of the Magnificent Mona – and of his effort to bring her story back to Louisville, her hometown.

This tour is free with with paid admission to the museum. Free for Frazier Members.

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Second Saturday – Around the World
Jun
9
11:00 AM11:00

Second Saturday – Around the World

In coordination with Metro United Way and their Kindergarten Countdown initiative, we’re spending our Second Saturday touring around the world. 

Bilingual children’s music group Evan and Vanessa will be performing at 11am and 1pm.  Our friends from The Louisville Free Public Library will be here with books you can enjoy (and even check out), and we will have live performances, crafts, and hands-on activities all around the museum.

Children who will be starting Kindergarten in the fall of 2018 will get in free with one adult, this day only

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May
18
6:00 PM18:00

Mystery at the Museum at Kentucky Science Center

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Mystery in the Museum is a self-lead night of sleuthing and socializing for 21+. Arrive anytime, explore at your own pace, enjoy the exhibits, and stay for the big reveal. Solve the mystery alone or in teams!

Your admission includes a complementary cocktail and themed hors d’oeuvres provided by Masterson’s; a cash bar will be available. 

Mystery in the Museum forensics partners:
Kentucky State Police Forensic Laboratories
University of Louisville Biology Department,
Louisville Metro Police- Crime Scene Unit,
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Click here for tickets: https://kysciencecenter.org/news/mystery-at-the-museum/

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Second Saturday in Honor of Mother’s Day
May
12
11:00 AM11:00

Second Saturday in Honor of Mother’s Day

There’d be little history at all if there weren’t for moms, so join us as we celebrate Mother’s Day in the only way we know how! Some moms are tough, some moms have impeccable fashion, some moms are creative, but all moms are awesome.  Discover some of these great stories in our galleries with a scavenger hunt and hands-on object stations, meet some famous moms, make something to take home to your mom and much more.

We’ll also have a special guest with an amazing approach to fashion. 

What happens when recycled materials and fashion collide? We’ll have Lauren Woods on hand to share her historical interpretations of clothing made from VHS tape.  While you’re here, try the process for yourself!

Ms. Woods is an artist and costume technician, specializing in historical clothing. She has worked with Universities and Performing companies across the U.S.A.

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May
11
8:00 PM20:00

Clue at Kentucky Science Center

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Based on the popular board game, this comedy begins at a dinner party hosted by Mr. Boddy, where he admits to blackmailing his visitors. These guests, who have been given aliases, are Mrs. Peacock, Miss Scarlet, Mr. Green, Professor Plum, Mrs. White and Colonel Mustard. When Boddy turns up murdered, all are suspects, and together they try to figure out who is the killer.

This 1985 cult classic returns to the big screen for a one time showing this May, just in time for a special mystery event

Click here for tickets: https://kysciencecenter.org/news/fri-sci-movie-series/ 

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In Pursuit of Answers: A Conversation with Kentucky Nobel Laureate Phillip A. Sharp 
Mar
12
6:30 PM18:30

In Pursuit of Answers: A Conversation with Kentucky Nobel Laureate Phillip A. Sharp 

Kentucky to the World 

in collaboration with The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts presents

Republic Bank Foundation Speaker Series

In Pursuit of Answers: A Conversation with Kentucky Nobel Laureate Phillip A. Sharp 

Science is a pursuit — a perpetual quest for knowledge not just to be had, but to be used. Science allows us to better understand our world and, as such, our capacity for impact on it. In essence, it’s the exploration and search for answers of our own humanity.

On Monday, March 12th, Kentucky to the World will welcome Nobel Laureate Phillip A. Sharp to the stage to discuss his own pursuits in science, from his past accomplishments to his vision for the future of biotechnology.

Sharp is relentlessly dedicated to changing the way we do science and challenging the way we think about it. He pushes us to ask the questions of what’s next and what more we can do.

Born and raised in the northern hill country of Kentucky on his family’s farm, Sharp followed his curiosities and passions down a path of discovery that opened the door and continues to push us further into a new frontier of science.

As the capabilities of biotechnology improve and our understanding grows, what does the future hold? 

Join Sharp for a conversation with science writer Jenni Laidman as they discuss his journey from the foothills of Kentucky to the pinnacle of the scientific community. Don’t miss out as he shares the promises and challenges of this new frontier that integrates biology with technology, physics, and engineering in pursuit of answers, and what impact all of this has on our everyday lives.

Tickets are $25, available here.

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In Pursuit of Answers: A Conversation with Kentucky Nobel Laureate Phillip A. Sharp 
Mar
12
6:30 PM18:30

In Pursuit of Answers: A Conversation with Kentucky Nobel Laureate Phillip A. Sharp 

Kentucky to the World 

in collaboration with The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts presents

Republic Bank Foundation Speaker Series

In Pursuit of Answers: A Conversation with Kentucky Nobel Laureate Phillip A. Sharp 

Science is a pursuit — a perpetual quest for knowledge not just to be had, but to be used. Science allows us to better understand our world and, as such, our capacity for impact on it. In essence, it’s the exploration and search for answers of our own humanity.

On Monday, March 12th, Kentucky to the World will welcome Nobel Laureate Phillip A. Sharp to the stage to discuss his own pursuits in science, from his past accomplishments to his vision for the future of biotechnology.

Sharp is relentlessly dedicated to changing the way we do science and challenging the way we think about it. He pushes us to ask the questions of what’s next and what more we can do.

Born and raised in the northern hill country of Kentucky on his family’s farm, Sharp followed his curiosities and passions down a path of discovery that opened the door and continues to push us further into a new frontier of science.

As the capabilities of biotechnology improve and our understanding grows, what does the future hold? 

Join Sharp for a conversation with science writer Jenni Laidman as they discuss his journey from the foothills of Kentucky to the pinnacle of the scientific community. Don’t miss out as he shares the promises and challenges of this new frontier that integrates biology with technology, physics, and engineering in pursuit of answers, and what impact all of this has on our everyday lives.

Tickets are $25, available here.

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Shining a Light Photography Exhibit
Mar
8
to Jun 24

Shining a Light Photography Exhibit

This year’s exhibition, Experiences of Refugee Women, illustrates the innumerable issues of rights and justice that these women face every day through a prolific look at their lives before and after resettlement. The exhibit features images of women from ten refugee groups: Rohingya, Syrian, Kurdish, Sarhawi, Ahmadiyyan, Afghan, Bhutanese, Iraqi, Congolese, and Somali.

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RAIN-A Tribute to the Beatles
Mar
6
7:30 PM19:30

RAIN-A Tribute to the Beatles

Glenview Trust Enriching Life Series presents RAIN - A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES 

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band! For the first time ever, RAIN will bring the historic album to life in its entirety for this psychedelic multimedia spectacular in addition to all your early favorites!

This mind blowing performance takes you back in time with the legendary foursome delivering a note-for-note theatrical event that is the next best thing to seeing the Beatles. Experience the world's most iconic band and come celebrate 50 years of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band with RAIN – A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES.

Tickets here.

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Final Reserve, James Thompson & Brother Bourbon Tasting (45 Year Aged Bourbon) In Partnership with the Bourbon Classic
Mar
1
6:30 PM18:30

Final Reserve, James Thompson & Brother Bourbon Tasting (45 Year Aged Bourbon) In Partnership with the Bourbon Classic

Don’t miss your chance to taste Final Reserve, James Thompson & Brother Bourbon during one of the most exclusive tasting events in Kentucky Bourbon history. For the very first time a Bourbon that aged in the barrel for 45 years will be available for tasting. A very select 100 ticketed guests will also get the chance to meet the man behind the project, James “Buddy” Thompson, and celebrate the Thompson’s great name in Kentucky and Bourbon history. Guests will enjoy 2 complimentary cocktails and delicious small plate food selections from Lilly’s Bistro along with a guided tasting of the 45 year-old Bourbon.   

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Jonny Lang
Feb
28
7:30 PM19:30

Jonny Lang

Brown-Forman Midnite Ramble presents

Jonny Lang

with special guest Doyle Bramhall II

Grammy Award-winning guitarist Jonny Lang is touring in support of his new record, SIGNS.

One of the best live performers and guitarists of his generation, Lang has shared the stage with The Rolling Stones, B.B. King, Aerosmith, and Buddy Guy.

SIGNS reaffirms Jonny’s commitment to the Blues with emphasis on the searing vocals and cathartic solos that stunned audiences when he debuted over 20 years ago.

Doyle Bramhall II is an in-demand performer, guitarist, songwriter, and producer known for collaborating and touring with Roger Waters of Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton and B. B. King, Tedeschi & Trucks, and Sheryl Crow. 

Tickets start at $40.00, available here.

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Urban Bush Women
Feb
24
8:00 PM20:00

Urban Bush Women

Brown-Forman Midnite Ramble presents
Urban Bush Women

Crafted from personal narratives from our communities, kitchens and living rooms, social media and YouTube, Hair & Other Stories debates the center of perceived American “values” and celebrates the persevering narrative of the African Diaspora.

Hair & Other Stories explores disquieting perceptions of body image, race, gender identity, economic inequities and what constitutes freedom, liberation, and release in our everyday struggles to rise to our Extra-ordinary Selves in extraordinary times.

This is the urgent dialogue of the 21st Century. 

Tickets start at $20, available here.

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Second Saturday: Celebrating Valentine's Day
Feb
10
11:00 AM11:00

Second Saturday: Celebrating Valentine's Day

Take advantage of $5 February with a perfect way for families to enjoy the day together. 

Our friends from Hound Dog Press will be here to demonstrate 19th century printing press equipment and help you print your own Valentine’s Day greeting card.

From candy to cards to crazy traditions, we’ll dedicate the day to love and families of past and present.  We’ll also have special hands-on artifact touch stations, great performances and even a reading of love letters between the past Presidents and First Ladies! 

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Kid's Winter Break Camp: Day 6- New Year, New Fun
Dec
29
9:00 AM09:00

Kid's Winter Break Camp: Day 6- New Year, New Fun

We’re incredibly excited about winter break!  We're inviting children in grades 1-6 to join in a series of full-day festive winter programming. Come for just one day, or join us for all six, as we explore fun themes related to the chilly weather. We'll also play some traditional games and music and enjoy learning about unique festivities celebrating winter-time and beyond from all corners of the globe. 

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Kid's Winter Break Camp: Day 4 and Day 5- Around the World in a Day (or Two...)
Dec
27
to Dec 28

Kid's Winter Break Camp: Day 4 and Day 5- Around the World in a Day (or Two...)

We’re incredibly excited about winter break!  We're inviting children in grades 1-6 to join in a series of full-day festive winter programming. Come for just one day, or join us for all six, as we explore fun themes related to the chilly weather. We'll also play some traditional games and music and enjoy learning about unique festivities celebrating winter-time and beyond from all corners of the globe. 

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Kid's Winter Break Camp: Day 3-There's a Holiday for That!?
Dec
22
9:00 AM09:00

Kid's Winter Break Camp: Day 3-There's a Holiday for That!?

We’re incredibly excited about winter break!  We're inviting children in grades 1-6 to join in a series of full-day festive winter programming.  Come for just one day, or join us for all six, as we explore fun themes related to the chilly weather.  We'll also play some traditional games and music and enjoy learning about unique festivities celebrating winter-time and beyond from all corners of the globe. 

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Kid's Winter Break Camp: Day 2-Holidays and History
Dec
21
9:00 AM09:00

Kid's Winter Break Camp: Day 2-Holidays and History

We’re incredibly excited about winter break!  We're inviting children in grades 1-6 to join in a series of full-day festive winter programming.  Come for just one day, or join us for all six, as we explore fun themes related to the chilly weather.  We'll also play some traditional games and music and enjoy learning about unique festivities celebrating winter-time and beyond from all corners of the globe. 

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Kid's Winter Break Camp: Day 1-Christmas Creative
Dec
20
9:00 AM09:00

Kid's Winter Break Camp: Day 1-Christmas Creative

We’re incredibly excited about winter break!  We're inviting children in grades 1-6 to join in a series of full-day festive winter programming. Come for just one day, or join us for all six, as we explore fun themes related to the chilly weather. We'll also play some traditional games and music and enjoy learning about unique festivities celebrating winter-time and beyond from all corners of the globe. 

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Dec
16
6:30 PM18:30

Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night

Free event!

Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night is a free, outdoor participatory sound sculpture. The composition is created when many individuals of all ages simultaneously play one of four tracks on mobile devices played through a roving swarm of speakers carried through city streets.

Participants will meet on the steps of The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts at 6:30PM sharp and make our way around downtown.

More information here

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Dec
9
to Dec 23

The Brown-Forman Nutcracker

Louisville Ballet

The Brown-Forman Nutcracker

December 9-23, 2017

The Kentucky Center-Whitney Hall

Tickets here

Choreography by Val Caniparoli

Music by Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Sets and costumes by Peter Cazalet

 

Our uniquely Louisville telling of the classic story of Marie and her journey with her Nutcracker prince is a festive fairy tale for both the young and young at heart. Filled with magic, artistry and awe-inspiring sets and costumes, it will transport you to a wonderland where dreams come true!

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Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage

 

December 9, 2017

The Brown Theatre

Tickets here

A Charlie Brown Christmas, the Emmy® and Peabody award-winning story by Charles M. Schulz, has warmed the hearts of millions of fans since it first aired on television over fifty years ago. Now the classic animated television special comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation featuring all of your favorite characters and classic Vince Guaraldi score. Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts gang as they mount a play, save a tree and uncover the true meaning of Christmas.

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Frazier History Museum event: Behind the Curtain: Louisville Ballet’s Brown-Forman Nutcracker
Dec
4
6:30 PM18:30

Frazier History Museum event: Behind the Curtain: Louisville Ballet’s Brown-Forman Nutcracker

Behind the Curtain: Louisville Ballet’s Brown-Forman Nutcracker

Monday December 4th
6:30 pm doors open to exhibition
7:00 – 8:00 pm program

Join us for an intimate conversation between former and current Directors of the Louisville Ballet, Bruce Simpson and Robert Curran, who will share stories and insights about the artistic triumphs and challenges of one of Louisville’s most treasured holiday experiences: The Brown-Forman Nutcracker

Wassail and cookies will be served!

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