The historic Hopewell Museum in Paris welcomes visitors to the opening of The Speed Art Museum: Masterworks from the Kentucky Collection, June 23, 2013, Sunday 2-4 PM. The Speed is currently closed for renovation, so Hopewell becomes an extension of their collection for this summer exhibit featuring the finest from Kentucky artists. The artwork spans nearly 300 years of Kentucky artistic achievement. Early and mid-19th century portrait painters; rare scenes of Kentucky life; influential female artists, Mary Spencer Nay and Lucy Diecks reflect the role of the visual arts in enriching the lives of Kentuckians. Hopewell Museum, 800 Pleasant St, Paris, KY. Sponsored by Isabel McHenry Clay and curated by art historian Estill Curtis Pennington. On display June 23-August 25, 2013.
They also welcome visitors to their Free Family Summer Fun, June 23-August 25, 2013 featuring make ‘n’ take art projects, “History Hall” bingo & “Long Ago in Bourbon County.” The Hopewell Learning Center provides fun for all ages. Admission is free for kids and their families during regular operating hours. Call the museum at 859-987-7274 from more information, or visit them at www.hopewellmuseum.org.