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The Speed Art Museum

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A different art museum experience!

I enjoyed Louisville’s Speed Museum more than most due to how different it was from most art... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Saint Louis, Missouri
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One of the Best Art Museums We've Visited!!

This museum is a real jewel! It was our second visit here (from out of town) and we enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Williamsburg, Virginia
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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
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is a real jewel! It was our second visit here (from out of town) and we enjoyed the architecture, layout of exhibits, cleanliness, and the wonderful pieces of art being shown. The restrooms were spotless! On top of that, they have a very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

What a delightful surprise! The Speed Museum is the art museum of the University of Louisville. I only had an 1 1/2 hour and I didn’t see everything! My favorite surprise was finding a painting a both Adelaide Labille-Guiard and Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun!...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 13, 2018

I started going here in grade school and took my granddaughter to the grand re-opening. It is clean and fun for all.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

With an extensive renovation finished about two years ago, the Speed has taken on a whole new place in Louisville. It's where we go to see modern art exhibits, lectures, films and for great events. Beautiful place, wonderful exhibits, great events. A real destination for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed November 1, 2018

We visited to see a film at the cinema and also toured the museum. An excellent museum of art and enjoyed I, Claude Monet film.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

I've seen a number of better art museums in mid-sized cities (Rochester, NY, Kansas City) so in some respects this is a three-star attraction. There were a couple of "interrupted" paintings which means they are unfinished (very, very clearly unfinished) by artists I hadn't heard...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

The Speed is a very good art museum with something for all. Their special exhibits are well worth the time.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed August 24, 2018

Musuem is of modest size and you can go through the art in a couple of hours unless you are one that likes to pretend they are an Art Critic. Flows well and good variety.

Date of experience: August 2018
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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!
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There is paid parking at the museum. Sometimes you can get street parking but look at the signs carefully.