Louisville Museum Plans Nutcracker Exhibition
Nutcracker: The Exhibition at Louisville’s Frazier History Museum will celebrate the Louisville Ballet’s Nutcracker, a beloved holiday tradition in the Louisville community for over six decades. The exhibition (November 9, 2017 – January 7, 2018) will feature original costumes, stage models, set recreations, photographs, and other artifacts from Nutcracker performances past and present. Hands-on interactive activities further allow visitors to explore the history and magic of the ballet.
The Frazier is also in the initial stages of planning an expanded bourbon history exhibit and experience with a targeted opening date in 2018. In partnership with the Kentucky Distillers’ Association, the Frazier has been named as the Official Starting Point of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Leading up to that exciting expansion, the Frazier boasts The Spirits of the Bluegrass: Prohibition and Kentucky. The interactive and educational exhibition traces the rise of the temperance movement from 1920 through the repeal of the 18th Amendment in 1933, taking an in depth look at America’s “Noble Experiment.”
The Frazier Museum is located in downtown Louisville’s “Museum Row” in a 100,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility originally called the Doerhoefer Building, a late 19th century, Chicago-style commercial structure.