Event Details

Location: Louisville, KY

Thursday, October 5, 2017
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT

The Speed Art Museum
2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208

Please join our regional Ivy League alumni associations for a private tour of Southern Elegy: Photography from the Stephen Reily Collection and Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art at the Speed Art Museum before both exhibits close in mid-October.

5:30 pm – Inter-Ivy Reception Begins in 2nd Floor Lobby Area, Speed Art Museum’s North Building
6:00 pm – Tour of Southern Elegy led by Stephen Reily, Interim Director (Yale ’86)
6:45 pm – Tour of Southern Accent led by Miranda Lash, Curator of Contemporary Art (Harvard ’03)

We encourage you to bring your spouses, partners and significant others. The more the merrier!

$25 per person – Includes one drink and light appetizers.

Tickets must be prepaid on Eventbrite and are inclusive of transaction fees. Please purchase your tickets using the “Tickets” button, and if you have any questions email jacy.cruz@gmail.com.

The Speed Art Museum is pleased to present Southern Elegy: Photography from the Stephen Reily Collection, an exhibition of photographs from the Louisville-based collection of Stephen Reily. Reflecting the complex history of the American South, the images in this exhibition address the themes of loss, ruins, beauty, and violence, through evocative images of the South’s natural landscape, architecture, and residents. Southern Elegy features 75 photographs, chiefly spanning from the 1930s to works from the past decade. The 14 photographers represented include George Barnard, William Christenberry, William Eggleston, Walker Evans, Robert Frank, William Gedney, Frances Benjamin Johnston, Clarence John Laughlin, Russell Lee, Deborah Luster, Sally Mann, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Robert Polidori, and Doug Rickard. (March 17 – October 14, 2017)

Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art is the first contemporary art exhibition to question and explore in-depth the complex and contested space of the American South. One needs to look no further than literature, cuisine and music, to see evidence of the South’s profound influence on American culture, and consequently much of the world. This unprecedented exhibition investigates the many realities, fantasies and myths that have long captured the public’s imagination, and presents a wide range of perspectives to create a composite portrait of Southern identity through contemporary art. (April 30 – October 14, 2017)