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The Speed Art Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
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Pricey but nice diverse museum

Been several times always take advantage of deals. Free Sundays is bit misleading. $7 to park in... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2018
Cahokia, Illinois
Art work was very impressive.

The artwork was plentiful and most impressive for a small venue. There is a wide variety of art... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2018
Linda K
Greenville, South Carolina
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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 25 May 2018

Been several times always take advantage of deals. Free Sundays is bit misleading. $7 to park in the garage and fee for special exhibit. Some meters but quite a walk. Free screening was nice too bad the movie I wanted to really see was $9....More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 25 May 2018

The artwork was plentiful and most impressive for a small venue. There is a wide variety of art covering many different fields. The Kentucky art area was very interesting.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 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

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 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

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Ann B
Reviewed 23 April 2018

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.

Date of experience: April 2018
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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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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.

Date of experience: April 2018
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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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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.

Date of experience: April 2018
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.

Date of experience: March 2018
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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.
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!
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.