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Address: 2035 S 3rd St, Louisville, KY 40208-1812
Phone Number: 502 634 2700
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10:00 am - 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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An Asset to Louisville

The museum's renovations have elevated it was one Louisville's best attractions. We finally took advantage of free Sunday admission, but after spending the afternoon there I would... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Teresa H
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Southern Indiana
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Southern Indiana
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108 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum's renovations have elevated it was one Louisville's best attractions. We finally took advantage of free Sunday admission, but after spending the afternoon there I would have gladly paid admission. The impressive exhibits allow one to appreciate the contributions of artists from all periods and techniques.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sitting adjacent to the University of Louisville's main campus, the J.B. Speed Art Museum is a local favorite. The neat part about this museum is that it's not too big so that you get exhausted before you've seen everything and it's not too small to make you bored. There are some very fine exhibits here, many of which rotate. Many... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a long time member of the museum, I was very interested & concerned about the remodel. The new entry is forbidding & ugly--like walking into a cold prison. But once into the "old" section, familiar works of art can again be seen. The remodel has lost the ambiance & comfort of a place where you can wander in peace... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a Sunday afternoon and wished we had more time. Amazing installation of a room from England with incredible carvings.

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Crestwood, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family and out of town guests thoroughly enjoyed a recent Sunday afternoon here. Don't miss the theater as the seats and sound are very good. Park in the parking ground as it is close to the entrance. Can't wait to visit again!

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Russell Springs, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

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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1 Thank fatiisabel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 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 August 9, 2016 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 August 3, 2016

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 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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