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21c Museum Hotels and GE Appliances’ FirstBuild Join Forces to Create The Hotel Room of the Future

Two rule-breaking Louisville-based companies have joined forces to transform the hotel guest experience. 21c Museum Hotels and GE Appliances’ FirstBuild are seeking the next great idea for The Hotel Room of the Future. Today’s travelers aren’t looking for just any place to lay their heads. Hotel guests today are more engaged, tech-savvy, design-aware and sensitive …
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Two New Works Accessioned into 21c Museum Collection as part of Moving Image Award

As part of the annual Moving Image Acquisition Award, presented in New York on February 27, two new works have been accessioned into the 21c Museum Collection: Jefferson Pinder’s video, Afro-Cosmonaut/Alien (White Noise) and Claudia Hart’s, The Flower Matrix, an augmented reality (AR) wallpaper. “21c seeks to support visionary artists who are engaged with issues …
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Love is Love: Valentine’s Day at 21c

What the world needs now is love, no matter what it looks like. Join 21c to celebrate cupid’s main obsession whether you just met your love, are enjoying many happy years or want to rock with your besties. Grab a drink, stroll through the museum galleries, and then indulge in a delicious farm-to-table dinner. To …
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The Future Is Female Recognized by College Art Association

Each month, the College Art Association’s Committee on Women in the Arts selects the best in feminist art and scholarship. We are pleased to announce that 21c Louisville’s current exhibition, The Future Is Female, has been recognized as an exhibition that “should not be missed.” Founded in 1911, the College Art Association promotes excellence in scholarship and teaching …
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Vacation Planning Day

We’re going to let you in on a little secret. The most popular booking window for our guests is between one and seven days before their arrival. That tells us you guys ain’t planning ahead! Also, without time to research, you’re probably missing out on fun things to do once you get here! Vacation Planning …
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Follow your heart and vote for 21c

Do the penguins hold a special place in your heart? Don’t be afraid to proclaim your love for the world! Voting is now open for the 2017 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards, showcasing the greatest islands, cities, hotels, cruise lines, airports and more. Show some love to propel 21c Museum Hotels to the top …
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21c Museum Hotels Honored with American Made Award

21c Museum Hotels, and its founders Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson, have been honored with the annual Martha Stewart Living American Made Award, which celebrates those who have turned their passions for hand-crafted, well-made goods into viable small businesses. Martha Stewart and the editors of Martha Stewart Living hand selected the honorees across the …
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Bring the hearth of Metropole to your holiday table

The inviting hearth at Metropole on Walnut is more than just a fireplace. Chef Jared Bennet and his team use a variety of methods to create a spread of dishes guided by fire. For this holiday season, Chef Bennet’s Charred Sweet Potatoes with Feta Pimenton Pecans and Sorghum brings all the glorious flavor of the hearth, …
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Impress your guests with Chef Mike Wajda’s Hazelnut and Mushroom Ragout with Spaghetti Squash

Executive Chef Mike Wajda of Proof on Main brings technical expertise translated to the home chef to his Hazelnut and Mushroom Ragout with Spaghetti Squash. Bring this richly flavored dish to your holiday party and impress the palette of the most discerning houseguest. Mike Wajda’s Hazelnut and Mushroom Ragout with Spaghetti Squash Ingredients 2 each …
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Recipes from 21c chefs are sure to make you shine!

Continuing our efforts to make you the superstar of holiday potlucks, we’re sharing a full collection of recipes from 21c chefs that are sure to make you shine! Today, we’re whipping up a modern take on traditional green bean casserole from Chef Jason Campbell of Mary Eddy’s Kitchen x Lounge. Jason Campbell’s Green Bean Casserole …
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21c Chefs to the Holiday Potluck Rescue

Scenario: You’ve been tasked with bringing a dish to grandma’s for the holidays and you’re stuck. You want to show off your skills, but you’ve spent hours down the Pinterest rabbit hole and come up with empty hands. Enter: 21c chefs to the rescue. We’ve rallied the 21c teams to offer up sure-fire crowd-pleaser holiday …
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Reimagining “Camelot” at 21c Oklahoma City

This summer, we opened our 6th property, 21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City. Housed in a reimagined Model T Ford factory, the story of this remarkable building dates back 100 years and through several generations. For this project, 21c partnered with Fred, Kirk and Brooks “Boots” Hall, grandsons of Fred Jones who started on the floor …
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21c Lexington nominated for Best New Hotel

21c Museum Hotel Lexington is like a beautiful little jewel box filled with treasures. With intricate, restored 100-year details, contemporary art around every corner and a palette complemented with rich jewel tones, a visit to our fifth property is sure to please. Opened in February 2016, 21c Lexington offers 7,000 square feet of contemporary art …
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Book your spring getaway to the Music City

What better way to shake off the cold than by giving yourself something to look forward to? Plan a springtime getaway to 21c Museum Hotel Nashville, which is now accepting reservations for May 14, 2017 and beyond. In celebration of our new favorite city, we’re offering a set of dynamic packages built to show off …
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21c Flock Flies South for Art Basel Miami Beach

For those who have been around 21c since the beginning, you know our pajama parties are legendary. So, to celebrate our 10th year we’ve teamed up with Surface magazine to take our talents on the road for a pajama party during Art Basel Miami Beach. This year’s iteration will feature performances by The Skins, Narcissister …
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21c Durham ArtPrize Pitch Night Winner Receives ArtPrize Grand Jury Prize

21c Museum Hotels is thrilled to announce that Durham-based artist Stacey Kirby was the winner of the $200,000 Grand Jury Prize at ArtPrize 2016 for her interactive performance and installation, The Bureau of Personal Belonging.  Artist Stacey Kirby took home a $5,000 grant awarded at the first ArtPrize Pitch Night event of 2016, held earlier this year …
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#21cIsCommunity Contest

Show us your community  This fall, we’re celebrating the people, places, food, arts and culture that make each of our cities such unique and exciting places to live in and travel to. We know you have as much community pride as we do! Join the conversation for a chance to win a stay at your …
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21c is Community

When Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson founded 21c Museum Hotel 10 years ago, it was about hometown and the desire and commitment to make their community a more vibrant and globally connected place through contemporary art. We’ve taken our founders’ vision to heart, making each 21c a reflection of the local community and a …
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Levon Wallace Named Executive Chef at 21c Museum Hotels Restaurant in Nashville

21c Museum Hotels, the award-winning Louisville-based boutique hotel, contemporary art museum and restaurant group, announced today the appointment of Levon Wallace as executive chef of its forthcoming restaurant, which will be located in 21c Museum Hotel Nashville (221 Second Avenue North). The as-yet-unnamed restaurant is scheduled to open Spring 2017 near the city’s Printer’s Alley …
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Get in the Spirit of the Season

It’s September, which means we’re celebrating the Spirit of the season: Bourbon. This year, 21c Museum Hotels will honor America’s Native Spirit throughout Bourbon Heritage Month with a number of spirited delights! Like your Bourbon with a side of dinner? Check out 21c Museum Hotels events all month long: Metropole Fork + Bottle Bourbon Dinner: …
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Enjoy the Scenery Promo

Be inspired by your surroundings. Sleep with art at 21c for $169 on Sundays. This offer includes a complimentary upgrade to a suite or best available room type, plus a $30 credit to breakfast in bed for next level rejuvenation. Offer valid until WED 08.03.16 at midnight. > Book 21c Louisville > Book 21c Cincinnati > Book 21c Bentonville > …
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Christmas in July

Now booking holiday parties Every year it seems like the holidays creep up on us and planning the perfect event can quickly become a daunting task. Want to host a holiday shindig that will be the talk of the town? Look no further than our art-filled event spaces. Ready to reserve? > 21c Louisville inquiries, contact Lou.Events@21cHotels.com > 21c Cincinnati inquiries, contact Cin.Events@21cHotels.com …
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2016 Moving Image Acquisition Award Winner Joins 21c Collection

21c Museum Hotels is pleased to announce that Artist Alexandre Mazza was granted the 2016 Moving Image Acquisition Award at Moving Image Art Fair NY on THURS 03.03.16. The work featured at the show, “If it’s meant to be love, may it brand the soul!”, will become part of 21c Museum Hotel’s permanent collection. The Moving Image …
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Craig Greenberg, Sarah Robbins to Participate in 2015 Independent Lodging Congress

21c Museum Hotels President Craig Greenberg and SVP of Operations Sarah Robbins will participate in the 2015 Independent Lodging Congress on WED 10.21.15 through FRI 10.23.15 in New York City. The Independent Lodging Congress is an annual conference where thought leaders from outside the hotel industry join industry leaders to present their research, experience and vision for the …
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Fall Food Trends @ 21c Restaurants

Move over, tomatoes…your time in the sun has passed. With the weather turning crisper, a new crop of produce is set to steal the limelight. Here is what our 21c chef’s and bartenders are excited about this fall: INSPIRATION With the weather this year, there’s been lots of late blooming vegetables, so preserving the harvest …
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Announcing Lockbox Restaurant and Chef Jonathan Searle at 21c Lexington

PRESS RELEASE – 21c Museum Hotels, the award-winning Louisville-based boutique hotel, contemporary art museum and restaurant group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathan Searle as executive chef of its forthcoming restaurant, Lockbox, which will be located in 21c Museum Hotel Lexington. Lockbox will showcase Searle’s commitment to sourcing local, high-quality seasonal ingredients and …
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21c Co-Founder Laura Lee Brown Presents Solo Exhibition

21c Museum Hotels co-founder Laura Lee Brown will present her latest exhibition, From Near and Far: New Painting and Photography by Laura Lee Brown, a solo exhibition of original oil portraits, photographs and photographic collages inspired by the artist’s travels at Swanson Contemporary in Louisville, KY. The exhibition opens on Friday, July 24 and will be on view through August …
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21c Museum Hotels Recieves 2014 Travel + Leisure Global Vision Award

PRESS RELEASE – 21c Museum Hotels has been presented with a 2014 Global Vision Award from Travel + Leisure magazine in the Culture category.  The 2014 Global Vision Awards recognize hotels, tour operators, airlines and innovators that are transforming the way travelers see the world, now and in the future.  The awards were juried by …
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21c Museum Hotels Appoints Gerry Link General Manager and Cathy Shaffer Director of Sales & Marketing of Durham Property

21c Museum Hotels is pleased to announce the appointment of Gerry Link to the position of General Manager and Cathy Shaffer to the position of Associate Director of Sales and Marketing of 21c Museum Hotel Durham, opening the first quarter of 2015. A 25-year hospitality industry veteran and previously General Manager at 21c Cincinnati, Link …
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Q&A with 21c’s Chief Curator Alice Gray Stites

Recently, 21c’s Chief Curator Alice Gray Stites spoke with Eileen Yanoviak of Burnaway about how the hotel museum model works, what it’s like to show museum-quality works in, essentially, a 24-hour public space, and how art-savvy and unwitting hotel guests respond. Eileen Yanoviak: Even though people are now familiar with 21c and it continues to …
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How to Make Summer Last Forever

We all want summer to last forever. But unless you move to The Maldives and never work again (yeah, right.), you’ll have to settle with simply extending the feeling of summer for as long as possible. That feeling is called freedom and you can find it anywhere if you look hard enough. Here’s four ways to master the art …
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Kick-off the Summer in Good Taste

With the official start of summer under our belt, it’s time to kickstart the outdoor party plans.  So while you’ve probably been browsing the latest recipes on social media, our chefs and beverage teams have been assembling their favorite summertime recipes to share with you.  So if you want to wow your guests at every turn, …
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3 Ways to Change Your Meeting into an Experience

Meetings are out. Experiences are in. How exactly do you design an “experience”? Magic. Luckily, the event teams at 21c have are here to make it happen. Have the team retreat you always dreamed about by booking your next meeting at 21c Museum Hotels. Our events teams are experts on how super boring meetings can get super not-boring. With full …
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Top 8 Best Office Breaks

Summer Fridays are a thing.  The gig is up, studies show and experts agree that nose-to-the-grindstone 24/7/365 doesn’t work. We aren’t machines, we are humans! During the slow times, the doctor says take a break for better productivity. Daydreaming contributes to 90% of the best ideas in the history of good ideas. (We made that …
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Company Statement Regarding Proof on Main Artwork

  Please see below for a statement from Steve Wilson, Chairman and CEO of 21c Museum Hotels. My wife and I started 21c Museum Hotel to share contemporary art with new audiences and to revitalize the corner of 7th and West Main Street in downtown Louisville.  We believe in the power of innovative and thought-provoking art …
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Mother’s Day Salute

We all came from somewhere and very likely, there was a woman cheering for us, whether we deserved it or not. To all those mothers and mother-figures who kissed our scraped knees and made us peanut butter and jelly sandwiches the way we liked them; who celebrated our wins and gave us a shoulder to cry on, we thank …
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Countdown to Derby – Mint Julep Recipe #7

It’s Day #7 and we’re ending the fun with a Mint Julep from the home of the fastest two minutes in sports, Louisville KY.  We hope you’ve enjoyed the round-up of delicious cocktails. There is still time to hit the store and serve up some unexpected juleps at this year’s party!  Cheers from all of us …
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Countdown to Derby – Mint Julep Recipe #6

Lockbox, located within 21c Lexington has been open for a little over a year.  In that time, they’ve created a sparkling twist on the Mint Julep that guests love.  Inspired by a Victorian legend, this drink will inspire fun at your Derby party.     Spring-Heeled Jack A little French here, a little Italian there …
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Countdown to Derby – Mint Julep Recipe #5

Today’s Mint Julep recipe comes from our fantastic team at Counting House, in 21c Durham.  They’ve been mixing up amazing cocktails since 2015, and this one is no different. The Toki Run The Toki Run is made with Japanese whiskey, which is closer to a scotch than the familiar American made whiskey.  This adds an …
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