SOUTHERN OHIO MUSEUM
‰The Anna Louise Stanton Doll Collection offers 18th, 19th and very early 20th century in bisque, china, papier mache and tin.
‰Art of the Ancients: The Ohio Valley, collection of 10,000 ancient objects ranging in age from 1,500 to 8,000 years old.
‰The Clarence Carter Collection, largest collection of American Scene paintings created by the important 20th century American artist born in Portsmouth in 1904.
‰The Carl Ackerman Collection of Historic Photographs. More than 10,000 historic local photographs archived at the museum.
825 Gallia St., Portsmouth. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, call (740) 354-5629, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. somacc.com.
THE SPEED ART MUSEUM
Through Sept. 14, 2014 — “Rembrandt, Rubens, Gainsborough and the Golden Age of Painting.”
2035 S. Third St., Louisville. Call (502) 634-2700 or visit speedmuseum.org.
THE UPSTAIRS GALLERY
Featured Artist for April Laura Moul, nationally certified master craftsman photographer, “A Photographic Journey”.
Fridays, 5:30 to 8 p.m. — First Friday art walk.
May 3, 5:30 to 8 p.m. — Virgina Monti and Andrea Monti Riffe, book signing. Live music by Brian Brown and crew. Lisa Smith will do pencil drawings. Bill and Sally Salyers Art Showing in Thoroughbred Gallery.
Gallery and framing hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and by appointment.
The Upstairs Gallery has new art and gifts available from its 25 tri-state artists.
1428 Winchester Ave., Ashland. The Thoroughbred Gallery is at 1430 Winchester Ave., Ashland.
Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call Barbara at (606) 325-2470 or (304) 633-4401 or visit yessy.com/TUG.
Today, 7 p.m. — Evening reading group.
Tuesday, 6:45 p.m. — Mystery reading group.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 159 E. Main St., Morehead. For more information, call (606) 784-8364 or visit coffeetreebooks.com.
Tuesday — Tim Callahan, Author Talk!
Jesse Stuart Foundation preserves the human and literary legacy of Jesse Stuart and other Kentucky and Appalachian writers.
‰The JSF Regional Readers will meet at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday to discuss “Timmy and Susie and the Bootleggers’ Revenge” by Tim Callahan.
‰What’s New at the JSF? “A Guest on Earth: The Life and Poetry of Joy Bale Boone, Kentucky Poet Laureate 1997-1999” by Loretta Martin Murrey. The hardback edition is available for $30 and the softback for $25.
‰The Jesse Stuart Room features Stuart memorabilia, rare books and collectible items.
‰The Leming Art Gallery features works by area artists and photographs by William “Pictureman” Mullins.
‰The JSF Bookstore offers a wide variety of new, used and collectible books; fine art prints; Granville Pottery; gift items; Mom Blakeman’s Creamed Pull Candy; and Ruth Hunt’s “Blue Monday” candy bars, assorted and sugar-free chocolates; and bourbon balls. Also featured are books in the “Images of America” series of local pictorial histories.
‰The Young Readers’ Corner features Jesse Stuart’s junior books as well as books for children by Billy C. Clark and other regional authors; books in the “Childhood of Famous Americans” series; and resources for teachers of reading.
The Jesse Stuart Foundation is at 1645 Winchester Ave. in Ashland and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call (606) 326-1667, visit jsfbooks.com, or friend us on Facebook.