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The Speed Art Museum

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What a delightful surprise! The Speed Museum is the art museum of the University of Louisville. I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Weston, Florida
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A great place for decades

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Louisville, Kentucky
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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 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Thank Megson310
Reviewed 1 November 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
Thank Starboard22
Reviewed 9 October 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
Thank Darshan1
Reviewed 27 August 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
Thank iphlye
Reviewed 24 August 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
Thank Sanitarian2
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Although Louisville is more known for its Bourbon, Slugger, Churchill, and Ali legacies, it should be known MORE for its absolute leadership in the Art World! What a world class museum that too many visitors and locals alike miss! Don't be one of them---run to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jillsmith2017
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

I loved this art museum, it had two spectacular exhibits that I found very interesting. One was featuring women impressionist artists. The other was a collection of various art that explored gender identities and what symbolizes gender. The museum also had an impressive collection of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank SrGoetz
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Beautiful building, great collection, on the campus of Louisville University. Right now they have an exhibition titled "Picasso to Pollock" that has perfect examples of Dada, Cubism, Modernist, etc. Every art movement of the 20th century. Excellent labeling with easy to understand explanation of each...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.
23 September 2016|
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I am not sure but just call as I am sure they would accommodate you!
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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.