The Kentucky Center - Idea Festival

Lecture at 21c Museum Hotels – Idea Festival
Grimanesa Amoros, Alice Gray Stites
Kentucy, USA


“Louisville’s Idea Festival celebrates art and innovation, featuring a number of speakers working at the intersections of art and science. IdeaFestival is a celebration of creativity, innovation and transformational learning. It’s an eclectic network of global thinkers and one-of-a-kind innovators bound together by an intense curiosity about what is impacting and shaping the future of the arts, business, technology, design, science, philosophy and education.” (

21c Museum Hotels

“21c combines a multi-venue contemporary art museum, boutique hotels and chef-driven restaurants to create a new kind of travel experience.

21c Museum Hotel was founded by preservationists and contemporary art collectors Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson. The couple wanted to take an active role in the preservation and revitalization of downtown Louisville motivated by changes happening in and around their hometown. With the belief that art can be a vital part of daily life and a spark to ignite new energy and ideas, they created 21c Museum Hotel in Louisville. Their innovative idea developed into a center for culture, community, genuine hospitality, and artistic expression.

In 2007, Brown and Wilson formed 21c Museum Hotels and assembled a team to develop and manage additional 21c Museum Hotel properties and farm-to-table Food & Beverage outlets.”(

Back To Lectures