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  1. Friday, July 21, 2017

  2. Saturday, July 22, 2017

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Is Proof your favorite hotel bar?

We’re blushing. Proof on Main is in the running for USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest. An expert panel selected Proof on Main as one of 20 contenders for “Best Hotel Bar” for its ambiance, stellar mixologists, signature cocktails and food menus. Vote for your beloved Proof on Main bar team daily until Wednesday, August 2 …
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5 cool things to do this 4th of July in Louisville…

Let your friends fritter away their weekend in beach traffic — this 4th of July, treat yourself to a vacation (or staycation!) at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville. There are plenty of cool things to do around the city all week long. Be a hometown tourist or hang with the locals, with this Louisville 4th of July guide. …
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Wow! What an honor.

Proof on Main is a proud Top Four Finalist for the Best American Hotel Bar award as a part of Tales of the Cocktail’s 11th Annual Spirited Awards. Since their debut in 2007, the Spirited Awards® have recognized the best and brightest in the cocktail and spirits industries. The award categories stretch from bartenders and brand ambassadors …
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Gelato Cart Season is Here!

Everyone’s favorite summer treat has returned to the corner of Seventh and Main. Get your fix of Handmade Italian Goodness each Thursday from 12pm to 5pm this summer. With a rotating selection of flavors like peaches ‘n cream, chocolate pecan and salty caramel, we expect to see you at the Proof Gelato Cart very soon. › …
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21c Private Single Barrel Selects

21c Museum Hotels has expanded its offerings of 21c Selects, a new selection of private, single barrel spirits hand selected by 21c in partnership with renowned distilleries. Choose from unique, limited quantity spirits you can’t find anywhere else. Selections include a Copper and Kings Bourbon Barrel Finished Brandy, Old Forester Single Barrel Bourbon, Whistlepig 10 Year Rye, Russell’s Reserve …
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Spalding at 21c: Voice and Vision

Join us for our monthly literary showcase! 21c Louisville is proud to partner with the Spalding University low-residency Master of Fine Arts in Writing Program to present Spalding at 21c: Voice and Vision. This seasonal forum provides an opportunity for writers to share samples of their work with each other and the public in the …
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Cautious Optimism

Lexington’s UnderMain shares their praise for 21c Louisville’s current exhibition, The Future Is Female, on view through June 2017. “In their 1973 article in Womanspace Journal, Judy Chicago and Miriam Shapiro asked: “What does it feel like to be a woman?” 21c Louisville’s current exhibition, The Future is Female, takes inspiration from this legacy of feminist …
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Curating Art Exhibitions in a Multi-Venue Museum

21c Museum Director and Chief Curator Alice Gray Stites was recently featured and interviewed on Perspectives, Lenihan Sotheby’s International Realty’s podcast, to share our story on how 21c Museum Hotels got started in the Louisville community. Alice has worked closely with 21c since the very beginning before taking on her current role. During the conversation with Perspective’s …
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Fork + Bottle Dinner Series

Do you love a fine wine? Craft beer? Sipping bourbon? So do we. Join us at Proof on Main for our Fork + Bottle dinner series where we highlight our favorite guest brewers, distillers and winemakers with special pairings for tasting menus prepared by executive chef Mike Wajda. Upcoming events: 02.02.17  Jay Erisman and Mollie …
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Louisville City Guide

Bourbon, racehorses and Louisville Slugger. That’s what Louisville is known for, but Derby city offers a bevy of cultural and culinary experiences that far surpass the obvious. The city has become an outlet for artists, musicians and culinary creatives, proving there’s more than meets the eye in horse country. The inhabitants of Louisville love to …
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The Future Is Female

21c Museum Hotel Louisville is pleased to present its newest exhibition, The Future Is Female. Gleaming acrylic fingernails glued into patterned, reptilian forms that emerge from the wall; barnacles and ceramic teeth encrusted in life-size human figures in decay; cement seeping through lace and paint; haunting words about the present overlaid on imagery of the past: …
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21c at 10: A Global Gathering

21c was founded in 2006 by Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson, contemporary art collectors and preservationists who are committed to broadening public access to thought-provoking contemporary art through acquisitions, exhibitions, and innovative cultural programming. Now a multi-venue museum, 21c also organizes exhibitions and events in Cincinnati, Bentonville, Durham, Lexington, and Oklahoma City. As 21c …
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Fallen Fruit: The Practices of Everyday Life

“Fallen Fruit’s immersion into the people and places that have shaped this community reveals a multitude of stories and connections in a visually dazzling and profoundly genuine expression of place making,” said Alice Gray Stites, 21c Museum Director and Chief Curator. “21c is proud to have commissioned an ambitious project that is truly locally engaged …
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Thrillist Names Proof on Main Among The Best Hotel Bars in America

The online lifestyle and news website Thrillist has named Proof on Main one of the Best Hotel Bars in 20 American destination cities. The article highlights the modern hotel bar as so much more than just a watering hole for hotel guests. Proof is lauded for its impressive bourbon selection and inventive cocktail program, including a …
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A meeting that’s anything but expected…

Looking for the inspired space to spark your next big idea? Look no further than 21c Museum Hotel Louisville for your summer meeting or retreat. Begin your brainstorming session in one of our art-filled event spaces, then treat your team to an evening cocktail reception in the Rooftop Apartment – complete with a 2,197 square foot rooftop …
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21c Does Summer Meetings Differently

Looking for the inspired space to spark your next big idea? Look no further than 21c Museum Hotel Louisville for your summer meeting or retreat. Begin your brainstorming session in one of our art-filled event spaces, then treat your team to an evening cocktail reception in the Rooftop Apartment – complete with a 2,197 square foot rooftop …
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CRAFT(s) Gallery Trunk Show

The battle for the perfect Derby hat has begun! Score yours at the 5th annual Craft[s] Gallery Trunk Show, featuring one-of-a-kind custom headwear by milliners: Griffin Hatters, Jill Henning, Sarah Havens, Nina Rosenberg, Angie Schultz, Diane Shagott and Jan Wutkowski. Plus, for the gents, a select sampling of sport coats by Crittenden and Co. and equine inspired leather belts by …
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It’s Mint Julep Month…

Derby season is almost upon us, and at Proof on Main we’re gearing up for what is sure to be an influx of bourbon revelry. In honor of the season, Louisville has ordained the month of April Mint Julep Month, and bartender Cillian Browne has developed a spin on the classic Mint Julep recipe. With Four …
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