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Address: 2035 S 3rd St, Louisville, KY 40208-1812
Phone Number: 502 634 2700
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12:00 pm - 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
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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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Great Art

I am a big art lover. I had so much fun looking at all the different art works and reading about each one. The art sparks was fun for all ages. Recommend.!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
fatiisabel
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Russell Springs, Kentucky
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Russell Springs, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am a big art lover. I had so much fun looking at all the different art works and reading about each one. The art sparks was fun for all ages. Recommend.!

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Thank fatiisabel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Pretty good experience. The new addition is a very pleasant place to be. The galleries offered a nice variety of art to view. I particularly enjoyed the glass exhibit upstairs. The outside has nice sculpture and a covered area to enjoy as well. Gift shop offered a nice variety of items including some pretty interesting jewelry. Nice sweets in the... More 

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Middletown, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very cool place. Great Art, paintings. Wished they had a bit more about ancient stuff but what they had was great. We had lunch as well. Menu limited but nice. Loved our drink special.. something with coffee liquor in it. It was great. Sundays are free admission. Parking next door is $7.

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Prospect, Ky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Speed Art Museum has been newly remodeled and just recently reopened to the public for visiting. The building itself is beautiful and the exhibits and really top notched! If you like the Arts, this is a great place to spend your day.

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Speed Museum is located on the campus of U of Louisville. It was a surprising wide range of variety of art, artifacts and treasures. Modern, folk, Dutch, Egyptian,Roman, American and more. This is a gem an a must for those who like museums and have the time. Not too big and not so small that you feel you've wasted... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

We visited this amazing art museum with our 2 grandchildren and all of us loved it. Every exhibit was set up well, and the guards were so informative. They were as good as most docents! We learned so much! The children's space was so exciting and fun that all generations enjoyed it. I think we spent an extra 3/4 hour... More 

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Long Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

This is an impressive museum for Louisville and showcases the collection very, very nicely. Great open spaces. Wonderful lighting. Helpful staff. Wonderful mix of classic and modern works from international and local artists. Giovanni Paolo Panini to W.A. Hadley and African Art to Ralph Eugene Meatyard photographs. Plan to spend a few hours. Great addition to the city!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

WOW! Yesterday was my first time visiting the newly renovated and extremely expanded Speed Art Museum (is it no longer called J.B. Speed Art Museum?). I was incredibly impressed and, for the several hours we were meandering around, forgot I was in Louisville and thought I was back in DC! This museum is THAT quality! it was open, accessible, diverse,... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We had been waiting a while for the museum to reopen and the new addition is great. There is an open feel to it and it vastly increases space available especially for larger art works. There were several new exhibits on display and a lot of Kentucky art when we went as well. If you haven't been in a while,... More 

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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

The building's modern architecture and design is impressive! Quite an array of local and international artists and their works. The renovation paid off! The African art was particularly interesting and exciting to learn about.

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