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The Speed Art Museum

2035 S 3rd St, Louisville, KY 40208-1812
+1 502-634-2700
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Good local museum

Permanent collection is diverse and has some interesting pieces. The museum is a very nice... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chuck S
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Speed Art Museum

While the museum has grown over the years it still operates as a small town institution. We drove... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ann B
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Features paintings by Rembrandt, Picasso and Rubens, as well as contemporary art exhibits.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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2035 S 3rd St, Louisville, KY 40208-1812
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Permanent collection is diverse and has some interesting pieces. The museum is a very nice building on the UL campus. We also saw a traveling exhibit of women impressionist painters, which was very good. The Cassat and Morisot I knew, but some very good painters...More

Thank Chuck S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While the museum has grown over the years it still operates as a small town institution. We drove two hours to see an important exhibit, with the website saying it was open, only to find it closed for a marathon early in the day in...More

1  Thank Ann B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great art museum for such a small city. The special events are always worthwhile. The cinema is a great addition to the film scene here. Great new director.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I try to see all the art museums we can on our road trips. The Speed museum was a delightful find. Excellent quality of holdings for a small city museum, though the range of art was somewhat concentrated on American artists. Nice...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Great museum. Went to see a special exhibit of Women in the Impressionist Art movement. Really enjoyed it.

Thank seller2016
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

We went to Louisville specifically to visit this exhibit, and were not disappointed. Filled with paintings borrowed from private collections and museums around the world, the exhibit is an in-depth and well-curated look at women in the arts in the latter part of the 19th...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

We spent about four hours which was just about enough. Both docent tours were well done. The exhibit of women artists was quite well done. All in all a most pleasurable experience.

Thank markmd
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

What a really wonderful exhibit. So many beautiful paintings done by women who painted in Paris in the late 1800’s. It is absolutely worth the trip. We had a docent who was very knowledgeable and helpful. Such a nice exhibit.

Thank Pam G
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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

I took my daughter to see the “Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism” exhibit. It features quite a few by Mary Cassatt (one of my favorite artists). The family guide helps parents encourage their children to connect their five senses to the artwork. It...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

I have lived in Louisville most of my life, and have loved the Speed. It was closed for a couple of years to accommodate the erection recent addition. Flat out: the addition is a horrible eyesore, and has no architectural relationship to its surroundings, especailly...More

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Audra R
19 July 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.
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R_Sigal
23 September 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!
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2 April 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.
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