Covington's The Carnegie Reopens to the Public with 'No Mask, No Entry' Policy

The Carnegie will enforce a “no mask, no entry” policy and will only allow 40 guests per day out of caution during the ongoing pandemic

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As the summer gets hotter and more humid, what better way to stay cool than by exploring the work of local artists in a temperature-controlled gallery?

Covington’s The Carnegie art galleries will reopen Sunday, July 5 with five exhibitions on display.

The Carnegie will enforce a “no mask, no entry” policy and will only allow 40 guests per day out of caution during the ongoing pandemic. Gallery hours are noon-4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Reserve a free ticket at

Current exhibitions include:

Works by Jessie Dunahoo  This exhibits the works of Kentuckian Jessie Dunahoo (1932-2017), a deaf and blind artist who created a 3D map of the outdoor space where he lived out of ropes and wires connecting trees and fences. These maps eventually evolved into “quilt-like structures” during his time involved at Latitude Artist Community and Institute 193. The exhibition features the work he produced at Latitude before his death.

Call and Response  Using works curated from the Linda and George Kurz collection as a “starting point to present artists with similar approaches to gestural, intuitive expression and abstraction,” Call and Response features art by Tauba Auerbach, Donald Baechler, Morgan Blair, Daniel Boccato, Will Boone, Johanna Jackson, Alexander Liberman, Robert Loughlin, Joyce Pensato, Scott Reeder, Madgalena Suarez Frimkess, Torey Thornton, Austyn Weiner, John Wesley. 

Stephen Irwin: Miss Everyone I Ever Loved  Honoring the late Stephen Irwin (1959-2010), this exhibit features both his drawings and sculptures that “allude to bodies and moments barely captured, caught between emerging and disappearing.” It is curated by New Discretions’ Benjamin Tischer.

Gestures of Slowness: Snow Yu, Paige Früchtnicht-Ponchak, Julia Lipovsky — Based on the ideas of time and stillness, this exhibition was curated by 2020 Wavepool Curatorial Resident, Sso-Rha Kang.

The Yama Lamb — Designed by intuitive investigator/restorative culture producer, phrie, this installation explores the surrounding neighborhoods to “engage specific histories, places and memories to connect people and groups of people across time and space.”

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