A new exhibit in Louisville is celebrating the life of the late Breonna Taylor.
Taylor, who was murdered by Louisville, Kentucky policemen who stormed her home on a no-knock order, left a lifelong impact on the world. As many continue to demand justice for her killing, Speed Art Museum curator Allison Glenn is looking to reflect on how she lived instead of how she passed away.
Glenn consulted with Taylor’s mother, Tamika Palmer, to ensure that the display was a respectful and accurate depiction of the 26-year-old EMT.
“First, I spoke with Breonna’s mother, and asked how we might think of her daughter’s legacy, and translated that into the three ideas: promise, witness, remembrance. Then I convened a national panel,” Glenn explained to The New York Times.
In addition to guidance from Palmer, activists, a Steering Committee of Louisville artists, researchers, mental health professionals, and community leaders also helped Glenn with the exhibit’s development.
The free exhibition is open to the public at Louisville’s Speed Art Museum. It was unveiled on April 7th and features work from Louisville artists and others across the country. The exhibit is called “Promise, Witness, Remembrance” and is open through June 6th.