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Digital Exhibits

New Artists' Books

This online exhibit is a companion to the physical exhibit in Bridwell Art Library. It highlights the new artists' books purchased or donated to the library.

Muhammad Ali: A Transcendent Life

This commemoration honors Muhammad Ali's connections to Louisville, his unique contributions to civil rights and social justice movements, and his inspiring global legacy.

Lost Louisville

Lost Louisville features photographs of buildings that once stood in Louisville, Kentucky in an interactive map. Recommended browsers: Firefox or Chrome. Not recommended for iPad.

Oral History with Harlan Hubbard

An online exhibit about Harlan Hubbard's life and work, in his own words; illustrated with his artwork, and photographic portraits of Anna and Harlan Hubbard.

Artists' Books

Artists’ books are works of art in book form produced in limited editions. Although infrequently included in texts dealing with the history of art, artists’ books have been part of every art movement. They allow artists to disseminate their ideas outside of the constraints of the gallery system.

Costume Historique

Auguste Racinet’s obsession with the intersection of art, culture, and world history drove him to compile a catalog of various styles of clothing and accessories.

Printers' Ornaments

Printers’ ornaments derive from and continue the aesthetic that informed the decorative work in illuminated manuscripts.

Owen Jones and the Grammar of Ornament

Owen Jones (1809-1874) was a British architect and designer famous for his work in color theory.

Ver Sacrum

Ver Sacrum, an outstanding artistic and literary journal, was published in Vienna from 1898 t0 1903.

Kōno Bairei

Born in 1844 in Kyoto, Japan, Kōno Bairei was one of the leading practitioners of the ukiyo-e school (scenes of daily life) specializing in pictures of birds and flowers (kacho-ga).

Examining Louisville's 1961 Civil Rights Demonstrations

In 1961, as college students across the south demonstrated for integration of restaurants, theaters and other public accommodations, a group of high school students in Louisville, Kentucky took the lead in challenging segregation.

Kentucky Alliance Oral History Project

The Kentucky Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression has been at the center of anti-racist crusades in Louisville, fighting for economic justice and educating the public on institutionalized racism.

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