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Explore early Kentucky life through MAC exhibit

PRESTONSBURG – The Kentucky History Center in Frankfort and The Mountain Arts Center, present “Reflections of the Past, A Kentucky Sampler, Vols. One and Two,” a photography exhibit of early life in Kentucky, open now through September 2 in the Art Gallery at the MAC.

Reflections of the Past is a portrait of life as experienced by Kentuckians. Indeed, it “aims to recreate the sense of a giant family album,” and the images recall family and individual memories of Kentuckians, regardless of their area of the state, their race, or their occupation. Images are presented in four general groups representing areas found repeatedly in various collections. The themes are “Family Life,” “Work,” “Transportation,” and “The Good Old Summertime.”

Often dramatic or charming as individual images, the photographs as a group show what Kentuckians in the past considered important. Modern Kentuckians will find that their concerns parallel those of their ancestors. James C. Anderson of the University of Louisville Photographic Archives supervised development of the exhibition from over two million photographs in the collections of over three hundred libraries and archives across Kentucky.

The exhibit is funded in part by Kentucky Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The MAC Art Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. And you can always visit the gallery on the evening of any performance.

Call 1-888-MAC-ARTS for more information.

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