Best Of 2017

Best Museum-Quality Art Exhibit at a Gallery: 'E is for Edie: An Edith McKee Harper Retrospective'

Best Museum-Quality Art Exhibit at a Gallery

Galleries in New York have lately been organizing the kind of retrospectives traditionally the provenance of museums, and it’s good to see that trend catch on here with nonprofit The Carnegie’s staging of E is for Edie: An Edith McKee Harper Retrospective. Although a prolific artist in a variety of mediums, her reputation was somewhat obscured by that of her artist husband Charley Harper. No more — amassing hundreds of works from throughout her long career, E is for Edie showed how she took such influences as Surrealism, Abstraction and Modernist design and crafted work consistently colorful and wonderful. The Carnegie, 1028 Scott Blvd., Covington Ky., 859-491-2030, thecarnegie.com.