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The Speed Art Museum

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A "Not-to-Miss"!

Although Louisville is more known for its Bourbon, Slugger, Churchill, and Ali legacies, it should... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Louisville, Kentucky
Amazing Exhibits

I loved this art museum, it had two spectacular exhibits that I found very interesting. One was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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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 2 weeks ago

Although Louisville is more known for its Bourbon, Slugger, Churchill, and Ali legacies, it should be known MORE for its absolute leadership in the Art World! What a world class museum that too many visitors and locals alike miss! Don't be one of them---run to...More

Thank jillsmith2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this art museum, it had two spectacular exhibits that I found very interesting. One was featuring women impressionist artists. The other was a collection of various art that explored gender identities and what symbolizes gender. The museum also had an impressive collection of...More

Thank SrGoetz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful building, great collection, on the campus of Louisville University. Right now they have an exhibition titled "Picasso to Pollock" that has perfect examples of Dada, Cubism, Modernist, etc. Every art movement of the 20th century. Excellent labeling with easy to understand explanation of each...More

Thank Terrence L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit very much. The staff are polite and helpful. We went on a tour also which has been something I have wanted to do for years.

Thank Lisa K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The visiting modern art collection on loan from the University of Indiana is terrific! Glass pieces are remarkable. Something for everyone Our group’s docents were superb.

Thank honestandtrue
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Special exhibits are special. The latest Impressionist artists men and women were excellent, the addition to the older section is beautifully designed in modern style blending well with the old. Well worth spending time with fine exhibits!

Thank Biljana M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excelllent facility for art lovers. Activities are very esoteric. But there seems to be lots going on most of the time. Have activities for youngsters and people who enjoy arty things.

Thank Marg L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are from the Chicago area and rate museums against the Art Institute. This is right up there. It is part ot the University of Louisville and free on Sundays. Parking will cost you $7. Plan on spending at least 2 hours. The building you...More

Thank Faith P
Reviewed July 9, 2018

We took a four-year-old and spent hours in the pre-school area. Another time, I went with friends and we enjoyed the exhibits and special films. There's a wide variety of exhibits and activities.

Thank psb618
Reviewed July 6, 2018

The museum is free on Sundays, and we were delighted to see the number of families taking advantage. Beautiful building with creative installations. The visiting exhibit from Eskenazi Museum at IU is worth a trip!

Thank Margaret P
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Audra R
July 18, 2017|
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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.