THE MODERN PROMETHEUS: An Artist Invitational

Bernheim Gallery - Main Library September 24 - November 11

GALLERY RECEPTION: Thursday, September 27, 5:30 - 7 p.m.

The Modern Prometheus Exhibit at the Main Library

In 1818, Mary Shelley first published Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus, a gothic novel about a young scientist and his obsession with creating life. In that year she unleashed a man-made monster into the literary world—and 200 years later its cultural impact has extended far beyond the book.

The Modern Prometheus artist-invitational features original works by eighteen prominent Louisville artists exploring the themes of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein—themes like creation, the quest for knowledge, science vs. nature, alienation, love, loss, and death.

Participating Artists: Elmer Lucille Allen, Britany Baker, Ying Kit Chan, Sabra Crockett, William M. Duffy, CJ Fletcher, Ed Hamilton, Mary Dennis Kannapel, John King, Bob Lockhart, Carrie Neumayer, Rudy Salgado, Rachel Singel, Penny Sisto, Natasha Sud, Victor Sweatt, Eugene Thomas, Brook White


Photographs by Sonja O'Neill | October 1-31

Photographs by Sonja O'Neill

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Last Updated: 10/2/18