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Please join us for the opening of our latest exhibit, Evolving Inspiration: The Art and Design of Julius Friedman, curated by Jim Holmberg and Abby Glogower. Louisville: City in Transition by I.W. Cousins will also be on display as part of the Louisville Photo Biennial.

Evolving Inspiration - Artist and graphic designer Julius Friedman (1943–2017) was Louisville’s beloved and renowned image maker. Throughout his fifty-year career, he delighted viewers with a range of media that included photography, advertising posters, book arts, and sculpture. In 2018, a collection documenting the complete arc of Friedman’s creative output was donated to the Filson by his sister, Carol Abrams. From his early black and white urban photography to his “Rockopolis” nature sculptures, Evolving Inspiration leads visitors through the many creative phases of this Louisville legend.

Louisville, City in Transition - Ivey W. Cousins captured streetscapes and buildings in downtown Louisville from Broadway north to the Ohio River and the residential district of Third and Fourth Streets in Old Louisville in 1959. During an era of transition with urban renewal in full swing, construction of expressways, and the expansion of the downtown medical complex—Cousins documented many of the buildings and streetscapes lost to history.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information about these and other upcoming exhibits, please visit

Venue Details
The Filson Historical Society
1310 South 3rd Street, Louisville, Kentucky, 40208, United States
The Filson Historical Society, founded in 1884, is a privately-supported historical society dedicated to preserving the history of Kentucky and the Ohio Valley Region.