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The Speed Art Museum

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Address: 2035 South Third Street, Louisville, KY 40208
Phone Number: 502 634 2700
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Features paintings by Rembrandt, Picasso and Rubens, as well as...

Features paintings by Rembrandt, Picasso and Rubens, as well as contemporary art exhibits.

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Closed for renovation

For the next several years, the Speed Museum will be closed for major renovation and expansion. When it reopens, this will be one of the premier art museums in the country... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2013
Louisville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I have been here several times, I always enjoyed coming here and spending the whole day just looking at there collections

Thank Scott F
Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

For the next several years, the Speed Museum will be closed for major renovation and expansion. When it reopens, this will be one of the premier art museums in the country. While the Speed is closed for this project, visitors can visit the satellite space, Local Speed, that is located at 822 East Market Street in downtown Louisville. Operating out... More 

9 Thank JaneHopson
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

This place is awesome and cheap, but it is currently under construction until 2016. It should be really cool once they get done adding on though.

3 Thank Ross O
Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

A lovely art museum, although much smaller than even the art museums in Cincy and Indy. Some really wonderful pieces. Currently closed due to a major renovation. So disappointed they'll be closed for so long. But can't wait to see the opening.

Thank HeatherinKy
Pewee Valley, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

great place to spend an afternoon, especially since it was raining all day. Lovely art exhibits. Wandered at our leisure.

Thank Terrie H
Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

The Museum galleries and Art Sparks are temporarily closed for construction. But when they were open the museum rivals those of NY and Phila. You need not be interested in art because there is a bit interesting things for everyone. The audio guided tours were helpful to my relatives who do not understand art.

3 Thank Stephen L
Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

A great place for a date with my husband to view beautiful pieces of art. People were friendly and the exhibits were patron friendly.

1 Thank TroyandTerri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

It's with sadness that I think of the Speed closing for THREE years! The Speed Art Museum was a part of my childhood, my young adult life, adult life too. Both permanent and alternating displays are wonderful. I've seen special Impressionists exhibits here, Art Sparks for the kids, and da Vinci too. I'm already looking forward to the new and... More 

1 Thank letterladyone
Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Even though the Speed Art Museum is closed for renovations at the moment, it's a great place to visit to see famous artist as well as local artist works.

Thank ritadugan
Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Used to be free to enter, miss that. Beautiful art and objects. Easy parking next door. Middle of U of L campus.

Thank Rdqueen

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