Bellarmine University and Frazier History Museum celebrate artist Ed Hamilton with two events

February 7, 2022

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The Frazier History Museum and Bellarmine University’s Veritas Society are teaming up to offer the community two opportunities to meet one of Kentucky’s preeminent artists, Ed Hamilton, and learn more about his life and artistry.

Hamilton, a lifelong Louisvillian specializing in public art, has been commissioned to produce bronze sculptures in numerous cities, as well as locally, including the Lincoln Memorial at Waterfront Park and the sculpture of York on the Belvedere.  

The public is invited to an event March 22 at the Frazier History Museum, an intimate gathering of friends, family and special guests where Hamilton will talk about his life, growing up on Walnut Street in the historic Black business district downtown, and the factors that shaped his artistry. His wife Bernadette Hamilton, their daughter Kendra Hamilton-Wynn and other special guests will also speak about Hamilton’s impact on our community and beyond. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the event includes one free drink and light hors d'oeuvres. Tickets are $38 for non-members and $32 for contributor level members and up. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

“Attendees will come to understand why Ed Hamilton is an American treasure,” said Andrew Treinen, President and CEO of the Frazier. “We hope you’ll join us as we toast him and his many contributions.”

The second event will kick off the Veritas Society Lecture Series at 7 p.m. March 24 in Bellarmine’s George G. Brown Center, Frazier Hall. Hamilton will discuss his artistic process and the bond he forms with his subjects’ life stories. The event is free and open to the public, but attendees are requested to reserve tickets in advance. Click here for more information and to make reservations. 

Since its founding in 1995, Bellarmine’s Veritas Society has offered exceptional educational experiences to members in the Louisville area aged 54 or older.

“We’re immeasurably excited to kick off our Veritas Lecture Series with such an engaging, auspicious speaker,” said Abigail Walsh, director of Professional and Continuing Education at Bellarmine. “This event embodies our mission to offer opportunities for our community to grow, learn and further develop personal and professional interests.”


About Bellarmine University: Bellarmine (Louisville, Ky.) is an inclusive independent Catholic university with strong liberal arts focus that educates students in mind, body and spirit for meaningful lives, rewarding careers, ethical leadership and service to improve the human condition. Founded in 1950, Bellarmine offers more than 60 majors with an undergraduate and graduate enrollment of nearly 3,500 students and has an alumni community of more than 25,000. The Bellarmine Knights field teams in 22 Division I sports, most in the ASUN conference. Bellarmine is listed as a top U.S. university by publications including The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.

About the Frazier History Museum: The Frazier is a Kentucky history museum located in the West Main District of downtown Louisville. An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the Frazier documents and reinterprets stories from history using artifacts, exhibition, guided tours, live performances, and engagements. With the opening of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Welcome Center in 2018, the Frazier became the official starting point of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®. For more information, please call 502-753-5663 or visit


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