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The Speed Art Museum

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great small city art museum

My wife and I try to see all the art museums we can on our road trips. The Speed museum was a... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2018
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Speed Museum

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

Reviewed 15 April 2018
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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
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

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
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

Thank travelgirl0215
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
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
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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Reviewed 28 January 2018

My favorite art is the crazy, make you think, contemporary art and I was not disappointed on our visit. We arrived late in the day and were afraid we would not be able to see everything and we couldn't. As we were leaving I mentioned...More

Thank cheryl h
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

My first experience here was during one of their monthly Speed After Hours events. We had an incredible time wandering back and forth from jammin’ live musical acts on stage, to live ballet performers, film, lecture, delicious foods and open bars, and of course, the...More

Thank Katie D
Reviewed 7 January 2018

I visited this museum January of 2017 and also January of 2018. I was disappointed to not see many changes in any of the pieces here. Beyond that, on Sundays this museum and that's the best time to visit! It's pretty busy on Sundays so...More

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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.
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I am not sure but just call as I am sure they would accommodate you!
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There is paid parking at the museum. Sometimes you can get street parking but look at the signs carefully.
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