Wednesday, January 26, 2011

EXHIBITS IN LOUISVILLE


There are some really interesting new exhibits opening this month in Louisville.
STAR TREK:THE EXHIBIT just opened at the Louisville Science Center and runs through May 22. It's hard to believe that the TV series debuted in 1966! It introduced Americans to some incredible science fiction technology. Captain Kirk had his own wireless communicator...we now call that a cell phone. I'm hoping the wireless transporters come along soon. It would be much easier ( and think of the fuel savings )to beam myself over to the grocery store.
The 6,000 square foot exhibit includes elements from the five television series and 11 feature films. You can even sit in Kirk's original command chair and see a reproduction of the Transporter Room and the Starfleet Medical center and actual Star Trek props and models.

Beam me up Scotty!




IMPRESSIONIST LANDSCAPES: MONET TO SARGENT begins February 4 and runs through May 22 at the Speed Art Museum. Over 70 of the finest examples of mid nineteenth to early twentieth century impressionist landscapes from French and American artists are included. The exhibit is an in depth look at landscape painting from this period and features works from French artists Gustave Courbet, Claude Monet and American artists Frederick Childe Hassam and John Singer Sargent.

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