The New 21c Museum Hotel: Lexington, Kentucky

On our last trip to Kentucky, we stayed at the 21c Museum Hotel in Lexington. It’s right downtown, walkable to everything, and only turned a year old last month.

Upon entrance: this SOFTlab Spectralline light sculpture

Softline: Spectraline at Lexington KY 21c Museum Hotel//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

this seating area features a Tord Boonjte ice branch chandelier
Tord Boonjte: Ice Branch Chandelier at Lexington KY 21c Museum Hotel//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Nice Cave Soundsuit
Nick Cave: Soundsuit (2007) at Lexington KY 21c Museum Hotel//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Nick Cave: Soundsuit, at Lexington KY 21c Museum Hotel//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Our room — comfortable but not plush, and for whatever reason didn’t come across as quite as much fun or quirky as our 21c room in Bentonville
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There were TCHO chocolates on the bed, and Malin and Goetz bath products

Shugie was with us on this trip, and he got to move the blue penguins around — here on the elevator

and another was thoughtfully delivered to our room by a staffer so we played around for a while

view from our room

We explored all the art spaces. A small fraction posted here (and they change exhibits often), but on this visit:

a Mariu Palacios

Yinko Shonibare
Yinka Shonibare's Coffin Sculptures at Lexington KY 21c Museum Hotel//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

…these are Ebony G Patterson coffin sculptures
Yinka Shonibare's Coffin Sculptures at Lexington KY 21c Museum Hotel//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Yinka Shonibare: The Age of Enlightenment, at Lexington KY 21c Museum Hotel//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

more Ebony G Patterson works:
Ebony G Patterson works, at Lexington KY 21c Museum Hotel//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Ebony G Patterson works, at Lexington KY 21c Museum Hotel//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

blue penguins were stationed in the galleries to admire the art
Blue Penguins Admiring Art, at Lexington KY 21c Museum Hotel//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Blue Penguins Admiring Art, at Lexington KY 21c Museum Hotel//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Here, the hotel’s Lockbox restaurant
Lockbox Restaurant at Lexington KY 21c Museum Hotel//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Lockbox Restaurant at Lexington KY 21c Museum Hotel//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

…and out front, a Pieke Bergman ‘Totally in Love’ light sculpture (I think I see another of his sculptures going up in downtown Huntsville, Alabama, but haven’t gotten close enough to be certain)
Pieke Bergman: Totally in Love at 21c Museum Hotel in Lexington KY//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

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