21c Museum Hotel
The 21c Museum Hotel on Main Street in downtown Louisville is the first of its kind: a 91-room hotel dedicated both to Southern-style luxuries and to contemporary art from living artists. In addition to original art in the rooms, the hotel features a 9,000-square-foot contemporary art museum managed by the 21c Museum Foundation. The foundation’s stunning collection of cutting-edge art inspired the name of the hotel as well as its interior design and operating philosophy.
The hotel was developed by Louisville investors and contemporary art collectors Steve Wilson and Laura Lee Brown, who have provided many years of leadership and financial support for programs and projects that have promoted the cultural and intellectual promise of Louisville’s downtown and its citizens. The on-site restaurant, Proof On Main, is managed by the Myriad Restaurant Group based in New York City.
- Program 103
- The 21c Museum Hotel, the Jug Band Jubilee, the Western Branch of the Louisville Free Public Library, Kentucky Center Programming Director Dan Forte, and Part 2 of our report on the Lost Boys of Sudan. (#103)