Letting the Days Go By
Letting the Days Go By: Block Print Calendars from the University of Louisville's Print Collection
July 9-September 3, 2021
Reception: Friday August 27, 2021, 5-7 pm.
Covi Gallery-Schneider Hall
University of Louisville
The Hite Art Institute is excited to announce a new exhibition titled Letting the Days Go By: Block Print Calendars from the University of Louisville’s Print Collection opening on July 9th in the Covi Gallery located in Schneider Hall. The exhibition consists of seven block print calendars given to the university by a singular donor. Letting the Days Go By reveals the provenance of these calendars as well as highlighting the artistic nature of the prints within them and the aesthetic value of a calendar. Letting the Days Go By will be shown from July 9- September 3, 2021. A closing reception will be held on Friday August 27, 2021 | 5-7 pm. The Schneider Hall Gallery hours are Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm.
This exhibition was curated by Allie Blankenship as a component for a master’s degree from the University of Louisville in Critical and Curatorial Studies. The exhibition also corresponds with a written thesis of the same title. View Press Release.
Allie Blankenship is a recent graduate from the Critical and Curatorial studies master’s program at the University of Louisville. She has held internships in curatorial and registrar departments in museums in Kentucky and Tennessee. Her curatorial projects include Letting the Days Go By: Block Print Calendars from the University of Louisville’s Print Collection and the group curation of The Anthropocene Epoch. She is an alumnus from Harlaxton College and Western Kentucky University where she received a B.A. in Art History in 2018.
Images left: Natalie Henry, Hayloft Studio, 1946, Chicago Society of Artists 1947 Block Print Calendar. Right: Cliffa Corson, Oil Refinery Worker, 1940, United American Artists 1941 Block Print Calendar