Exhibits

Main Library Bernheim Gallery: SEPTEMBER 25 - NOVEMBER 9

Black Freedom, White Allies, and Red Scare: Louisville, 1954

This year marks the 60th anniversary of a home purchase, bombing, and trial that shook Louisville and the nation. A new exhibit at the Louisville Free Public Library—Black Freedom, White Allies, and Red Scare—presented in partnership with U of L’s Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, the Courier-Journal, and U of L Libraries, chronicles the 1954 bombing of a Shively home and the sedition trial of civil rights activists Anne and Carl Braden.

Join us this Wednesday, October 1 at 7 p.m. for an opening reception at the Main Library. The evening will feature an introduction to the exhibit by Braden biographer Dr. Cate Fosl, followed by a preview of the sedition trial reenactment directed by U of L theater professor Amy Steiger. Students from the university's public history program will also be on hand to record oral histories.

In addition to the exhibit, LFPL will offer related programming, including a screening of the documentary film Southern Patriot followed by a panel discussion on Tuesday, October 21 at the Main Library.

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Main Library Bernheim Gallery: Opening November 15

Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War

A new travelling exhibit at the Main Library examines how President Lincoln used the Constitution to confront three intertwined crises of the Civil War—the secession of Southern states, slavery, and wartime civil liberties. Featuring photographic reproductions of original documents, including a draft of Lincoln’s first inaugural speech, the Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth Amendment, Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War is presented by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office, with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH): great ideas brought to life. The traveling exhibition is based on an exhibition of the same name developed by the National Constitution Center.

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Iroquois Library Community Gallery - October

Artists from Iraq


Online Exhibits

Pride and Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience

Ben Franklin: In Search of a Better World

LFPL Flood 2009 Exhibit

here is new york

Louisville and the Peace Corps

We are together: Photos from the Sichuan Earthquake

In A Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak

Main Library exhibit

Hands in Harmony

Louisville's Graphic Designer Julius Friedman

Posters for Peace



 

Last Updated: 10/29/14