The Division of Historic Properties and the Fine Arts Committee of the Historic Properties Advisory Commission presents the exhibition, The Race is On: Equine Art from private and public collections at the Kentucky Executive Governor’s Mansion. The works were on display from April to September 2011, and represent the committees' continued efforts to bring Kentucky’s fine art to our mansion.
This exhibition, hosted by Cross Gate Gallery in Lexington, drew from some of the best public and private collections of equestrian paintings and decorative arts in the state of Kentucky including works by Edward Troye, T.J. Scott, Alan Brewer, Jr., Wilhelm Eilerts, Andre Pater, Alexa King, Henry Stull and others. Over 40 works of art representing a wide variety of historical and contemporary styles were displayed. The paintings were also accompanied by paper works of art and decorative arts drawn from 19th and 20th century sources.