21C Museum Hotel, Louisville

Over winter break, we took a big trip, and our first overnight was at the 21C Museum Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. This is our fifth 21C ; Bentonville is our fave. The room here is nice but pretty vanilla, and Labor and Materials is the big exhibit going on soooo, but there was plenty going on anyway…

21C Museum Hotel, Louisville KY 21C Museum Hotel, Louisville KY

21C Museum Hotel, Louisville KY

In the museum, our faves:

Daniel Jackson, The Thousand Yard Stare

Daniel Jackson, The Thousand Yard Stare which is an imaginary self-portrait of the artist “slicing vinyl records and drinking beer while a crow rests on his shoulder”

Virgil Marti, Landscape Wallpaper

Virgil Marti’s Landscape Wallpaper which is screen printed fluorescent and rayon flock on paper utilizing blacklights

Camille Utterback & Romy Achituv, Text Rain

Camille Utterback and Romy Achitv’s Text Rain, which drops video letters on people but it’s actually the words to a poem by Evan Zimroth

Shugie and the Lincoln

outside, the super-fun 21C pomegranate Lincoln limousine — and if I had any sense, I would have asked the valet about getting a ride because the boys would have just eaten that up

Red Lincoln Limousine

Red Lincoln Limousine

also, outside, Serkan Özkaya’s David sculpture, which the 21C brought here from Istanbul

Serkan Özkaya, David sculpture


The Brown Hotel, Louisville KY

We visited The Brown Hotel, which was lovely (and from where the Hot Brown originated)

21C Museum Hotel, Louisville KY

and decided to have supper across the street from the 21C at Mussel & Burger Bar which was delicious

There was also a delightful 80s sweater sighting the next day at Nord’s Bakery

Nord's Bakery, Louisville KY

Okay! Next stop: St Louis and Route 66