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The Speed Art Museum

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The museum is small but choice. The works are well displayed but the best thing about this gem is... read more

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Pinckney, Michigan
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I've been to the Speed Museum many times and I could spend hours and hours there. They have so many... read more

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Vicki M
Louisville, Kentucky
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Features paintings by Rembrandt, Picasso and Rubens, as well as contemporary art exhibits.
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2035 S 3rd St, Louisville, KY 40208-1812
+1 502-634-2700
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Reviewed today via mobile

The museum is small but choice. The works are well displayed but the best thing about this gem is the quality of the commentary cards. They are definitely worth reading.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I've been to the Speed Museum many times and I could spend hours and hours there. They have so many beautiful things to see and such a wonderful, relaxed atmosphere. No pressure to 'move along' or 'move so someone else can see' - just all...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Vicki M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Free on sundays, just pay for parking! My boyfriend and I took about 2 hours to get through the whole museum. Was a nice thing to go do on the last day of our trip before heading home. Friendly staff and interesting pieces.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sharon and Mack Cox personally led a private tour of their cloxks on loan to The Speed. The Wilshire Cafe has fresh, tasty ingredients prepared in clever ways.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 403adrienneg
Reviewed February 13, 2019

I am not an art museum type person but truly enjoyed the experience. It is located on The U of L campus. Parking is easy.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Daisyjack11
Reviewed February 10, 2019

The Speed Art Museum was much larger than I expected and very well curated. Some rooms are organized by eras or locale of the artist and others into styles. I discovered a new favourite piece, Funeral for a Mummy. We originally went to pass the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Alicia T
Reviewed February 7, 2019

Note the lecturers, live performers, and films that are showcased at Speed. Like the artworks in most of its galleries, they signal the Speed's straining to be With-It--- and this is almost embarrassing. When Ghyslain, the genuinely well credentialed (and therefore with nothing to prove)...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hoosiergent2018
Reviewed January 30, 2019

Manageable size. well done with volunteers ready to answer questions.Worth the visit. Newly redone and more space added.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cincinnatilaa
Reviewed January 19, 2019 via mobile

I enjoyed Louisville’s Speed Museum more than most due to how different it was from most art museums I have visited! Usually I suffer through ancient Egypt/Renaissance/Greece/etc before getting to more modern/interesting paintings (apologies to classics lovers). This museum has a nice modern collection of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank PCVAnya
Reviewed January 17, 2019

The best thing about this museum is spacious galleries and huge windows that prepare the eye to be delighted. If only the motley collection delivered on that promise. There’s a little of this and a little of that, none of it of the first quality....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Audra R
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Response from jeffsorrels | Reviewed this property |
Free on Sundays and a parking fee of about 5 dollars I believe in the parking structure.
September 23, 2016|
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I am not sure but just call as I am sure they would accommodate you!
April 2, 2016|
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Response from Harriette F | Reviewed this property |
There is paid parking at the museum. Sometimes you can get street parking but look at the signs carefully.