Louisville Art Exhibitions, KY guide 2021-22: Shows, locations, dates


Louisville’s fall arts season has finally arrived. And with that comes plenty of opportunities to explore the wide range of art exhibitions across the city, from Louisville Photography Biennale to new exhibitions at KMAC, the Speed ​​Art Museum and many small galleries in Kentuckiana.

As the delta variant of the COVID-19 virus continues to increase in Kentucky and Indiana, a number of sites have revised their security protocols. Please check with individual locations for mask or vaccination requirements or cancellations prior to attending an event.


For a full schedule and more information: louisvillephotobienal.com.

  • Until November 14: Throughout Louisville and its surrounding communities. Photographic exhibitions, from traditional to contemporary, from local to global, take place in museums, galleries, universities and cultural institutions. The Biennale also presents support workshops, public conferences and round tables.

715 Main Street West, 502-217-6300; 21cmuseumhotels.com.

  • Until March 2022: “What is below”
  • Until December 2021: “Truth or Dare: a Sho of reality”
  • Until December 2021: “Wim Botha: Still life with discontent”
  • Until December 2021: “The Other South: Photographs by Laura Lee Brown”
  • Until March 2022: “Fallen fruit: the practices of daily life”
  • Dec. 2022: “Still life! Mourning, meaning, reparation”

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1244 S. Third St., 502-635-2240; gruehouse.org

  • 11 Sep-Oct 9: “Satoru: The blossoming of consciousness”

2650 avenue de Frankfurt, 502-896-6687, bdeemer.com

Arist Colleen Toutant Merrill's
  • 24 Sep Nov 13: “Empyrean”, by Madison Cawein
  • Dec 3 3 Jan 15: Martin rollins
  • January 28-March 12: Group exhibition
  • March 25-May 7: Group exhibition
  • May 20-July 2: Terri dryden
  • July 15-August. 27: Colleen Merrill

137 E. Main Street, New Albany, Indiana, bourne-schweitzergallery.com

  • Sep 17-Oct 30 : “Louisville Photo Biennale – Kristin Warning and Kimara Wilhite.” In the Art Alley: “Prints on Metal”, by David Becker
  • Nov 12 – Jan 1 “Lost and Found”, by Cheryl Ulrich-Barnett
  • Jan 7-Feb 19 : Rex Langerstrom
  • From February 25 to April 9: Mike Ratterman, sculptures. In the Art Alley: “Print Murals”, by Rosemarie Bernardi
  • April 15-May 27: “Willi Hans Koesters in retrospect. “
  • June 3 July 16: Gallery artists
  • July 22-Sept. 2: Wendi smith

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201 E. Spring St., New Albany, Indiana, 812-944-7336, carnegiecenter.org.

  • Until October 16: “Hoosier Lifelines: environmental and social change along the Monon, 1847-2020”
  • 30 Oct-Jan 22: “Debra Clem: Recent painting”
  • Feb 3 April 9: “Penny Sisto … Eighty”

Hertz Gallery

1253 S. Preston Street, 502-595-9154

  • 26 Sep-Nov 5: “Selections from two projects”, photographs by Joe Wolek

104 E. Main St., La Grange, 502-222-3822, aaooc.org

  • Until September 18: “Beautiful differences”
  • 21 Sep-Oct 23: “Urban life: a photography show”
  • October 26-Nov. 13: “Colorful Expressions of Joy and Possibility: New Work by Connie Sandusky”
  • 16 Nov-Jan 8: 6th Annual Winter at Kentucky Gallery 104 Artists Boutique
  • 11 Jan-Feb 19: “Beautiful differences”
  • February 22-March 12: ” Live italy “
  • March 15-Apr. 23: 6th Annual Garden Art Show What’s in Your Garden?
  • April 26-June 4: 13th Annual Animal Attraction Art Exhibition
  • June 7-July 16: “Red, white and blue”
  • July 19-August. 6: Oldham County Student and Teacher Art Show

642 E. Market St., 502-303-7259; garnernarrative.com

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  • 15 Oct-Nov 14: “Reclaimed Landscapes”, by Stephen Dorsett (Louisville Biennale Photo)
  • 19 Nov-Dec 19: “Black in the Bluegrass”, by Norman Spence

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715 Main Street West, 502-589-0102, kmacmuseum.org

The KMAC museum.  May 24, 2019
  • Until November 7: “Before it collapses”, by Kiah Celeste; “Specter”, by Myra Greene; “Mystical Heart” by Cynthia Norton and “A Layered Approach” by James Benjamin Franklin

942 E. Kentucky St., 502-333-4355, koreartgallery.com

KORE Gallery, 942 E. Kentucky St. in Louisville
  • Until September 25: Black and white show
  • From October 1 to 29: “It’s About Time” with Edd Johnnemann, stained glass; Ellie Sanchez-Galiano, summary
  • From November 3 to 28: “The Education of Desire”, animal portraits by Sabra Crockett; Portable 3D art by Edwin Ramirez
  • From December 1 to 30: ENID Group of Women Artists, collective exhibition

713 Market Street E., 502-589-9254, paulpalettigallery.com

  • Until December 31: “Splendor, Myth and Ritual”, by Keith Carter

1006 E. Washington St., 502-587-0106; pyrogallery.com

  • Until September 26: “Staying Comfortable During Covid: Comfort Designs”, by Suzy Harrison
  • October 1-24: “Pressma / Nation: a 10,000 mile photo trip”
  • 29 October-Nov. 28: “Nostalgia & Anticipation”, by Amira Karaoud and Keith Auerbach “
  • December 3-26: “Off the Wall”, group show of the members of PYRO

742 E. Market St., 502-414-1278; revelrygallery.com

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  • Until October 4: Jaylin stewart
  • 8 Oct-Nov 1: Irene Mudd
  • From November 5 to 23: Lindsey taylor
  • November 27-Jan. 3: “Winter wonders”

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2035 S. Third St., 502-634-2700, speedmuseum.org

The atrium of the north building of the Speed ​​Art Museum.  March 8, 2016
  • Until November 7: “Collecting – A love story: the glass from the Adele and Leonard Leight collection”
  • Until February 13, 2022: “The Unforeseen Wilderness by Ralph Eugene Meatyard”
  • October 7-Jan. 2, 2022: “Supernatural America: The Paranormal in American Art”

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