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21c Museum Hotels

21c Museum Hotels' Founder Steve Wilson Shares His Vision

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21c Museum Hotels, the award-winning boutique hotel company and restaurant group, was founded by Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson. Brown and Wilson, contemporary art collectors and preservationists, are committed to bringing works of art to the public through innovative exhibitions and programs that integrate contemporary art into daily life.

These goals, coupled with their desire to participate in the revitalization of downtown Louisville led them to open the first 90-room property in 2006. Each 21c is unique in its site-specific art installations, architecture, design and restaurant. With a commitment to bringing works of art to the public that ignite the mind and fuel creativity, the museum exhibition space is integrated seamlessly throughout each property. There are opportunities to discover art around every corner of 21c: in the restaurant and bar, on the in-room Video Art Channel, in elevator lobbies, hallways, and even the public restrooms.

With the success of the Louisville property came opportunities for growth. 21c has opened hotels in Cincinnati, OH and Bentonville, AR and plans have been announced for properties in Durham, NC and Lexington, KY. 21c Museum presents a range of arts programming including thought-provoking solo and group exhibitions that reflect the global nature of art today, site-specific, commissioned installations as well as a variety of cultural programming. The museum is open free of charge to the public 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

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As North America's first museum devoted solely to art of the 21st century, 21c is committed to featuring a rotating program of thought-provoking solo and group exhibitions that reflect the global nature of art today, as well as site-specific, commissioned installations. The artist interview series offers a first-hand glimpse into the minds of some of contemporary art's most innovative artists.
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