The Kentucky Center for the ArtsFunding for the Kentucky Center for the Arts finally became a realization in 1980 and the Center is officially dedicated at a gala in Whitney Hall in November of 1983. The guest list read like the Who's Who of stardom - Charlton Heston, Diane Sawyer Lily Tomlin, Jessye Norman and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. were among the attendees.
History in a Glance of The Kentucky Center for the ArtsThe Kentucky Center for the Arts took a national spotlight when it hosted one of the 1984 Presidential Debates between Ronald Reagan and Walter Mondale. In 1986 the Bank One Lonesome Pine Specials Series taped its concerts for airing on KET. In 1987
Kentucky Center for the Arts in LouisvilleAlthough the Kentucky Center does not have a "gallery", an array of 20th century works of art are on permanent public display throughout the facility. Works of world-renowned artists like Alexander Calder, John chamberlain, Jean Dubuffet, Louise Nevelson, Joan Miro, Malcolm Morely and Tony Smith are among the permanent display through the facility. The acquisition of artworks was guided by Mr. Wendell Cherry and made possbile by generous donations.
Upcoming Season Plans for the Kentucky Center for the ArtsThe Center is hosting
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