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The Speed Art Museum

Open Now: 10:00 - 17:00
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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

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Louisville, Kentucky
Fantastic Museum, nothing else like it in Louisville

With an extensive renovation finished about two years ago, the Speed has taken on a whole new place... read more

Reviewed 2 days 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 yesterday

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

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Reviewed 2 days 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

Thank Megson310
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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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

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

Thank Terrence L
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit very much. The staff are polite and helpful. We went on a tour also which has been something I have wanted to do for years.

Thank Lisa K
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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.