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The Speed Art Museum

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Free on Sundays-and vastly improved.

Due to a generous donation The Speed permanent exhibit is free to all on Sunday. That’s a deal... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Louisville, Kentucky
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Top notch collection for Louisville

What a treasure for the city and Kentucky! A varied collection covering literally the centuries... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks 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 3 weeks ago via mobile

Due to a generous donation The Speed permanent exhibit is free to all on Sunday. That’s a deal especially for those who love art and may be a short of cash at the present. They do have docent led tours at 1pm or I believe...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a treasure for the city and Kentucky! A varied collection covering literally the centuries makes up their permanent collection. They also have special rotating shows- some theirs and some traveling from other institutions. They have excellent signage for each work- explaining what is going...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank jfadds
Reviewed May 26, 2019

Just the right size for an art museum: enough to make a visit worthwhile, but not so much that your retinas become exhausted. Wonderful staff, too, from guards to gift shop cashiers. I have had nothing but good experiences at this museum. PLUS: do check...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Karen K
Reviewed May 19, 2019

Driving through Louisville and decided to stop by at the Speed Art Museum. The University was out on summer session so paring on the streets was plentiful. Museum was not crowded and was easy to browse through the entire museum. Nice big galleries for contemporary...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank ciaran11
Reviewed May 15, 2019

We toured the museum on a rainy Saturday. The exhibits are interesting, and very well put together. The title cards and other materials were very informative, and really added to the experience by adding context/background and tying together different pieces within each exhibit. The layout...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Siege J
Reviewed April 13, 2019

We visited this on free Sunday sponsored by Brown Forman. We ate lunch in the cafe which had a very interesting menu and the good was great. Nice layout, good exhibits.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank daveb0123
Reviewed March 23, 2019 via mobile

The museum is small but choice. The works are well displayed but the best thing about this gem is the quality of the commentary cards. They are definitely worth reading.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Redqueen2014
Reviewed March 21, 2019

I've been to the Speed Museum many times and I could spend hours and hours there. They have so many beautiful things to see and such a wonderful, relaxed atmosphere. No pressure to 'move along' or 'move so someone else can see' - just all...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Vicki M
Reviewed March 17, 2019 via mobile

Free on sundays, just pay for parking! My boyfriend and I took about 2 hours to get through the whole museum. Was a nice thing to go do on the last day of our trip before heading home. Friendly staff and interesting pieces.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

Sharon and Mack Cox personally led a private tour of their cloxks on loan to The Speed. The Wilshire Cafe has fresh, tasty ingredients prepared in clever ways.

Date of experience: March 2019
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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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Response from jlhr416 | Reviewed this property |
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.