21c Museum Hotel
Nestled in downtown Louisville on historic West Main Street, along Museum Row, 21c Museum Hotel is a multi-venue contemporary art museum, an award-winning 91-room boutique hotel, and home to acclaimed Proof on Main restaurant.
For more than a decade, 21c Louisville has been engaging visitors and locals alike with some of the world’s best contemporary art. As soon as guests arrive, they will notice this ethos right away there, towering over 7th and Main street, is a double-size replica of “David” (inspired by Michelangelo). Once guests are inside, they can explore the current exhibition; dine next to Fallen Fruits: “The Practices of Everyday Life”, the vivid installation lining the walls at Proof on Main, or sleep in “Asleep in the Cyclone” a multicolored site-specific installation that doubles as a guest room.
Five 19th-century warehouses live on as more than 9,000 square feet of exhibition space where curated exhibitions and site-specific installations reflect the global nature of contemporary culture. The galleries are open every day and exhibitions rotate.
Re-purposing the former home of a series of 19th-century warehouses, architecture and interiors firm Deborah Berke Partners designed 21c Louisville to reflect both its historical bones and its contemporary new life.
With high ceilings and large windows, the spacious guests rooms at 21c Louisville were designed to feel like a residential respite from the thought-provoking art and activity that fills the museum galleries below. Some even feature original historic features such as exposed brick walls, and all are outfitted with custom-designed furniture, comfortable beds, plush robes, and Malin + Goetz bath amenities. An overnight with 21c ensures that guests will feel refreshed, restored and ready to explore Louisville.