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The Speed Art Museum

2035 S 3rd St, Louisville, KY 40208-1812
+1 502-634-2700
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Eat, tour, shop

My husband and I spent five and a half hours at the Speed on a recent Saturday. I almost hated to... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2017
Fairview, Tennessee
via mobile

Good parking in garage beside it . Very open and clean with good exhibits. Highly recommend if your... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2017
Taylorsville, Kentucky
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Features paintings by Rembrandt, Picasso and Rubens, as well as contemporary art exhibits.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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2035 S 3rd St, Louisville, KY 40208-1812
+1 502-634-2700
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Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

My husband and I spent five and a half hours at the Speed on a recent Saturday. I almost hated to leave the gift shop to explore the museum because it's a museum in itself and has a color-changing counter! They had unique jewelry -...More

Thank 522travelers
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Good parking in garage beside it . Very open and clean with good exhibits. Highly recommend if your in the Louisville area.

Thank jeffsorrels
Reviewed 8 June 2017

yes, we were there 3 hours! the renovation is quite impressive. I loved the addition of the Kentucky art and history in the basement....really informative. the new, modern galleries are filled with interesting glass works, and there was a african american, southern inspired temporary exhibit...More

Thank creativetravelmadrid
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

This ended up being a much better experience than we thought it would be. Our teenager did like the exhibits once we got in there. The art outside was fun. It was hard to keep the little kids from touching the art. They have a...More

Thank Angela M
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

We have visited the Speed Museum for years and ways have a marvelous time. Art Sparks is a great playplace for young and old. The collection at the museum and the traveling exhibits are always marvelous. The building itself is beautiful. The curators are knowledgeable...More

Thank Caraflute
Reviewed 10 May 2017

I have been to the Speed Art Museum (formerly J.B.Speed), but had not been back since it underwent a three year renovation. It was very inviting to enter, with glass exterior and lots of light everywhere. The face of the museum is now clear glass,...More

1  Thank Shirley H
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We found this accidentally in our brochures and turned out to be a great gem! The "Obama" tapestry in the contemporary section of the museum is just phenomenal! It's hard to tell it's a tapestry, really looks like a photo print on fabric or something....More

Thank rkramadh
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Visited this museum on a *free sunday* and loved it! When you walk in, the first room or two feel a little disjointed, but then as you move through the whole museum it comes together. They had some really cool exhibits, like the room from...More

1  Thank Jo H
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Speed museum is well worth a trip. Has a good collection of modern art, painting, and the like. And when we were there the Native American special show was really informative. There is a section with older religious work.

Thank carolkSanFrancisco
Reviewed 3 April 2017

First trip since the grand reopening of the Speed. Was so impressed with the layout. Seems that unlike the old space the art has more room and is not crammed together. Love the updated lighting. Could easily spend 4-5 hours there. The docents were very...More

Thank Wanda O
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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.