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The Speed Art Museum

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Address: 2035 South Third Street, Louisville, KY 40208
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+1 502-634-2700
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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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Very nice surprise

This is a really nice art museum to visit. It has good mix of classical , traditional and modern art. Excellent area for kids to get exposed to visual art. And it's free on... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Lexington, Kentucky
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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a really nice art museum to visit. It has good mix of classical , traditional and modern art. Excellent area for kids to get exposed to visual art. And it's free on Sundays!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Speed Art Museum was recently renovated to amazing results and has something for just about everyone. Follow the map through the numbered galleries and weave your way down history. There is an ArtSparks class room in the basement for kids and kids at heart to have a cool hands-on experience. It's a very cool place to visit, and fun-fact,... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoy strolling through museums and this was a pleasant surprise. Definitely an underrated museum in Louisville!

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Thank Jodi S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After being closed for a couple of years for renovation the Speed is open and better than ever. A first class museum that deserves to be visited. Internationally known artists as well as local historical artists. excellently displayed.

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Thank Terry M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a gem! Beautiful facilities, fantastic art collection, and the friendliest workers around! You gotta stop by here, you won't regret it!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My visit to Louisville was fulfilled with my visit to the speed. It is very large with many rooms. We went on a Sunday and it was free, It is worth the visit. It is near the University of Louisville and Churchill Downs

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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The newly renovated Speed Museum of Art displays a richly varied collection in a beautifully curated space. Labels and exhibition organization invite the visitor to look deeply and form his or her own opinion. Light and airy, challenging and exciting, this is a museum not to miss. Families will enjoy Art Sparks! and the cafe offers an excellent menu served... More 

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Versailles, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sunday's are free! This is a spectacular museum with collections from around the world. Most notable are the beautiful tapestries and sculptures but the paintings are stunning as well. Well laid out, easy to navigate and very helpful staff.

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Evansville, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Free on Sundays and the new exhibition is way worth the extra $5.00 if you enjoy history, anthropology, art.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend who is an artist and I went to the Speed. We were excited to see the new space. It is nice. While I enjoyed some of what I saw, I didn't get excited about it. And my friend, while in the modern section asked, "Where's the art?" He was not impressed. I am not rushing to go back... More 

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