Dana Friis-Hansen, Pam Vitaz, and Mark Holzbach led this energizing Tiny World Tours (TWT) exploration of Louisville's unique theater, art, and culinary treasures.

Visiting a Private Local Art Collection (click on image to expand view)

We met local Louisville luminaries, binge-watched three exciting New American plays in the renowned Humana Festival organized by Actors Theater of Louisville, tasted Louisville's top culinary offerings and stayed at the original, multiple award-winning 21c Museum Hotel recently reviewed in the New York Times.  We hope to repeat this experience in March 2018.  If you know anyone who might like to participate, please let us know! (click here)

The visual arts played a key role in our expedition. We stayed at the 21c Museum Hotel and met Chief Curator and Museum Director Alice Gray Stites, who shared with us the story behind this unique destination and the dazzling contemporary art installed throughout the hotel.  We had special tours of the Speed Art Museum which in 2016 opened an acclaimed new addition by architect Kulapat Yantrasast, designer of the Grand Rapids Art Museum. We were the last group shown around by the wonderfully dynamic and personable Speed Museum Director and CEO, Ghislain d'Humieres, because during our visit he announced his departure from the Speed.   We also visited three amazing homes of top art collectors in the region, and the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft (KMAC) where we met the Director and Curator, representatives of Actors Theater, and artist Claire Sherman whose "Fern Canyon" exhibition was on display.

We dined well at Wiltshire Artful Cuisine at the Speed, Seviche, and Ramsi's Café on the World, and at 21c's acclaimed restaurant Proof on Main.

The following selected photo albums contain photos primarily taken by Tiny World Tours creators & participants.  The ones with unusual special effects were captured using a Ricoh Theta 360° camera (click here for camera website). Some contextual images were found on the web.  You might like to check this page again in the near future because photos and videos may be modified as participant contributions come in.

21c Museum Hotel & Speed Art Museum


First Local Private Art Collection

Try scrolling & zooming interactions with the 360° house art collection tour video below


Second Local Private Art Collection


Seviche Restaurant Dinner


Third Local Private Art Collection


Ramsi's Café on the World Lunch with Mayor Greg Fischer


Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft (KMAC)

                            In our seats at the Humana Festival of New American Plays

                            In our seats at the Humana Festival of New American Plays

We saw the following three plays:


21c Art Tour and Finale Brunch with Alice Gray Stites


Candy Elisevich Photos