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The Speed Art Museum

2035 South Third Street, Louisville, KY 40208
502 634 2700
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Ranked #32 of 85 Attractions in Louisville
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Features paintings by Rembrandt, Picasso and Rubens, as well as contemporary art exhibits.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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3 helpful votes 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.

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Louisville, Kentucky
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 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.

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Pewee Valley, Kentucky
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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.

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Louisville, Kentucky
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 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.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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.

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
27 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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

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Louisville, Kentucky
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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122 reviews 122 reviews
36 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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.

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Louisville, KY
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

Having traveled and visited several art museums I can tell you I was sorely disappointed in the small amount of cool art--you know, the stuff that is recognizable on coffee cups and other kitsch. I just wanted to see some cool art.

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