Traces: Women Artists in the Collection

The Hite Art Institute is excited to announce Traces: Women Artists in the Collection. Exploring concepts of memory and nostalgia, Traces examines our desire to reflect on the past as well as our longing for unrealized futures. At times moody and haunting and in others optimistic and charming, the work on view all relates to ways we recall our histories—both personal and collective, the ways we reinterpret our own memories and how this can create a mourning for what could have been.


The idea of longing for lost futures feels especially relevant today when we consider the troubling events that have culminated within the last few years paired with our ongoing battles with climate change and political turmoil. But even in the best of times it is easy to look upon the past with a false fondness or as a way of attempting to understand one’s current place in the world.  While all working in different mediums and with varied concepts the artists included in Traces all explore these notions of memory, nostalgia, haunting, and culture, and offer audiences an opportunity to examine our own notions of past and present.

Traces features the work of Carolyn Autry, Janet C. Ballweg, Charlotte Beam Beeler, Carolyn Brooks Curd, Esther Crawford, Caroline Feudale, Marcia Hite, Mary Lou Hess, Delores Wright Huffman, Virginia LeNoir Fitzpatrick, Jennie Lewis, Ana Mendieta, Mary Ann Nofsinger, Regina Powell, Aubrey Schwartz, Karen Spears, Dorothea Tanning,  and Constance Clark Willis.

Traces is on view now at the University of Louisville Schneider Hall Galleries and will run through September 3, 2021. The gallery is open Mon-Fri 9am -4:30 pm. A reception will be held on Friday August 27 from 5-7pm. For more information please visit our website:

Friday, September 3 at 9:00am to 4:30pm

Schneider Hall, Gallery
2300 S. First Street Walk , Louisville, Kentucky, 40208

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Students, Faculty/staff, Alumni, Public


Arts & Sciences, Fine Arts, Hite Art Institute


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