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  1. Saturday, April 29, 2017

  2. Sunday, April 30, 2017

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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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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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Artist Tours of The Future Is Female

Gaela Erwin  FRI 02.17.17 | 5-6pm Tiffany Carbonneau  FRI 03.03.17 | 5-6pm Kathleen McQuade Olliges  FRI 03.10.17 | 5-6pm You’re invited to join us for tours of 21c Louisville’s exhibition The Future is Female with featured artists Gaela Erwin, Tiffany Carbonneau, and Kathleen McQuade Olliges. Investigating identity, consumer culture, ecology, history, and mythology, the art featured in The Future is Female reflects …
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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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21c Private Single Barrel Selections

Just in time for the holidays, 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. The perfect gift for the connoisseur who has it all – choose from unique, limited quantity spirits you can’t find anywhere else. Selections include …
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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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‘Tis the Season For Gifting

Don’t do the crowds this year. Treat yourself to online shopping! The 21c Museum Shop will be stocked and ready for you on Cyber Monday 11.28.16. Have a penguin fan in your life? This holiday season, the 21c Museum Shop will be selling limited edition ceramic rose gold penguins – the perfect gift for any …
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Thanksgiving at 21c Louisville

A day being preoccupied with a giant bird in your oven doesn’t sound like something to celebrate? Enjoy a locally sourced Turkey Day dinner without all the fuss: head downtown to Proof on Main for an a la carte menu of chef Mike Wajda’s Thanksgiving favorites and a few twists on traditional fare like the …
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Host Holiday Soirées at 21c Louisville

The season of cheer is just around the corner and for a LIMITED time, reserve any party, meeting or event taking place now through January 31, 2017 at 21c Louisville and get rewarded.*      -Book a $1000 event, receive a $75 Proof gift card      -Book a $2500 event, receive a $200 Proof …
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Introducing the 21c Selects Barrel Program

Just in time for bourbon heritage month, 21c Museum Hotels has launched a new barrel program in partnership with local bourbon and brandy distilleries. First up is a preparation made exclusively for 21c by Copper and Kings. The Copper and Kings 21c Private Cask is a blend of American Pot Still Brandies stored for two years in bourbon …
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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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Exhibition Change Underway

Pardon our dust!  We are currently changing out art exhibitions and will soon be welcoming Al Farrow: Wrath and Reverence > Learn more about the upcoming exhibition

Hybridity: The New Frontier

About the exhibition: The evolution of species and spaces in 21st century art explores the environmental, economic, and technological conditions shaping the earth and its inhabitants today. In these still and moving images of land and cityscapes, and in the taxidermy and fabricated figures of The New Frontier, nature meets technoculture, and the new natural …
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Condé Nast Traveler Readers Vote 21c Louisville to Top 10 Hotels in the South

PRESS RELEASE – 21c Museum Hotel Louisville has been named the #4 Top Hotel in the South in the 2015 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. The property also ranked #23 in the U.S. The awards appear in the November issue and are the results of the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice survey with over 128,000 participants. The rankings are based …
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Proof on Main Announces New Executive Chef

PRESS RELEASE – 21c Museum Hotels, the award-winning boutique hotel, contemporary art museum and restaurant group, is proud to announce the appointment of Mike Wajda as executive chef of Proof on Main restaurant at 21c Louisville. Prior to joining Proof on Main, Wajda worked as corporate sous chef for the Michael Mina Group, where he helped …
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Cartier Turned Politic: 11 Brands Subverted by Art

Art is powerful enough to alter some of the world’s most recognizable brands – a lingering message after viewing 21c Louisville’s current exhibition, Transporting Transformation: Cuba, In and Out. The show, which pulls together works by Sandra Ramos, Glenda León and Douglas Pérez to name a few, also presents a series of oil on canvas …
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You want fries with that?

You may have heard about our bison burger. You may even have ordered it a time or two (or ten). We really love it so we’re glad we’re not the only ones! Proof on Main was voted one of the South’s best burger spots by Garden & Gun readers. Head over to Proof on Main for lunch or …
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Proof favorite honored by James Beard Foundation

No surprise to Proof devotees, the James Beard Foundation has recognized Proof’s perennial favorite dish – the Charred Octopus with Bagna Cauda, Lime and Toast – as one of the top “Dishes We Loved in 2012.” > Learn more Sample it for yourself for calling 502.217.6360 for reservations or stop by the restaurant (open daily) at 702 West Main …
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Make your own menagerie

Always wanted to take a Red Penguin home? 21c Museum Shop has the next best thing! Limited edition Cracking Art Group animals are available in Louisville’s Museum Shop now. Cousins to everyone’s favorite Red Penguin, the colorful sculptures were created by Italy’s Cracking Art Group, a collection of artists who inspire people to consider art simultaneously fun …
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Experience the art of wedded bliss…

For a LIMITED time, book a wedding Rehearsal Dinner or Farewell Brunch by 06.30.17 at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville and reap the rewards:* Book a $2,500 event, receive a $100 Proof on Main gift card Book a $5,000 event, receive a $250 Proof of Main gift card Ready to put a ring on it? Contact Lou.Events@21cHotels.com or call 502.217.6311 * …
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Vacation Planning Day

We’re going to let you in on a little secret. We know that you guys aren’t planning ahead! Also, according to our research, you’re probably not doing as many fun things as you want once you get here! This year, do something different and plan your summer vacation ahead of time.  National Vacation Planning Day …
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So much to celebrate…

For a LIMITED time, book a wedding reception, rehearsal dinner or any other wedding event by 03.31.17 at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville and receive a complimentary overnight stay in a deluxe guest room on your wedding night and breakfast for two at Proof on Main.* > Ready to put a ring on it? Contact Lou.Events@21cHotels.com * Client must sign …
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Valentine’s Day at 21c Louisville

For all of the lovers and friends out there, Cupid’s arrow is set on 21c Louisville this Valentine’s Day. DINE Whether you’re in love, or just in love with a good meal, join us at Proof on Main this Valentine’s Day. Our infatuation for locally sourced ingredients knows no bounds – get ready to swoon over executive …
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Winter Warm Up Package

The weather outside is frightful, so we’ve planned the ultimate bourbon-filled retreat. Warm up your palate with a flight of 21c Selects private selection, single barrel spirits, then use your 21c Museum Shop credit to purchase your very own bottle. Finally, turn in for a long winter’s nap, while visions of bourbon barrels dance in your head. …
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