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The Speed Art Museum

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A Big Surprise

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

Reviewed 6 days ago
Friendly Staff and Variety of Styles

The Speed Art Museum was much larger than I expected and very well curated. Some rooms are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 6 days ago

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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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
Thank PCVAnya
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 December 21, 2018

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
Thank SharpShoey
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
Thank Pomerols
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
Thank jimL7845YA
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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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.