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Carnegie Questions: Get to Know Al Gorman

Throughout my first year as a Carnegie Center employee, I was slowly getting to know my colleagues. The art world often attracts interesting people with a story to tell, and my fellow coworkers are no exception. This week, I caught up with Al Gorman, the Coordinator of Public Programs & Engagement. Q: What’s your earliest [...]

By | November 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Researching the History of New Albany’s Carnegie Library: Part 1

As the new director of the Carnegie Center for Art and History, as well as an art historian and library lover, I was immediately attracted to the beautiful neoclassical style building which now houses a museum for art and history. Not only is the building compelling, the history behind its benefactor Andrew Carnegie intrigues me. [...]

By | November 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Experience as a Carnegie Center Intern

My name is Brianna Berry and I’m currently in my last semester at the University of Louisville studying music and psychology. A little over a month ago, I emailed Daniel, the Curator at the Carnegie Center for Art and History, to see if there were any internship opportunities for students interested in pursuing a career [...]

By | October 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

On Location with “Bagged and Bored”

Security confronts the protesters outside the Carnegie Center in an episode of "Bagged and Bored" When Matt Gaither of Pixel Brain Productions and the driving force of the well-regarded comedy web series “Bagged and Bored” called looking for a particular location to shoot an episode for Season Two…he thought of the Carnegie Center [...]

By | October 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Full Steam Ahead: A Steamboat Race Joins the Carnegie Collection

The Carnegie Center for Art and History recently accessioned—or added to the permanent collection—A Steamboat Race on the Mississippi, a painting by well-known New Albany artist Ferdinand Graham Walker. (Fig. 1) The gift came from Bruce Webster of Columbia, Maryland. How, and why, does a painting in Columbia, Maryland find its way to the Carnegie [...]

By | September 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Importance of Agitation

This year, I was the juror for the 2018 Bluegrass Biennial which was held at the Golding-Yang Gallery at Morehead State University. The Biennial serves an important need that allows artists from across Kentucky an opportunity to share their work alongside their peers from across the state. It also provides a great opportunity for audiences [...]

By | September 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stitched in Tradition

Quilting has come a long way from its origin culcita, Latin for “a stuffed sack.” In early American colonization, the use of fabric was strictly functional and efficient – the female heads-of-houses stitched a variety of materials due to money problems or limited textile options. Fabrics became more accessible and feasible during the late 1700S [...]

By | August 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|2 Comments