Go See "The Fortune Teller" (5/12/11) - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Go See "The Fortune Teller" (5/12/11)

One of the great things about Louisville is that despite its moderate size, it boasts many of the kinds of sophisticated attractions you'd normally expect in much bigger cities.

And a perfect case in point is the exhibition of the rare Caravaggio painting, "The Fortune Teller," which will be on view at the Speed Art Museum beginning next Wednesday.

Far from being just a small part of an extended tour, this is one of the few local cultural events that can truly be called unique. Because aside from being on view for a short four-day stay in New York, this rare painting will be exhibited in only one museum during its short visit to America -- and that museum is the Speed.

Rarely ever seen outside Italy, "The Fortune Teller" is one of the art world's top treasures. And this event will really help boost Louisville's profile far outside our own boundaries as art lovers from across North America visit to take advantage of what is likely a once-in a-lifetime opportunity.

Luckily for us, we can experience this exhibit right here in our own backyard -- but only until June 5. So I hope everyone who cares at all about art will make every effort to visit the Speed while it's here, and hopefully establish the demand for our city to host many similar events in the future.

I'm Bill Lamb, and that's my…Point of View.

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