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“Wow...just Wow”

The Speed Art Museum
Ranked #24 of 185 things to do in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Features paintings by Rembrandt, Picasso and Rubens, as well as contemporary art exhibits.
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Really nice little art museum . Excellent venue for the arts for a city the
size of Lville. Easily manageable where you are not overwhelmed
with size of exhibit. I was very impressed with the range and scope of the collection . Walked away very impressed.

Thank jbtraveller2000
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

I am not a regular museum goer, however, after walking through this one I have a new found love for art museums. The collections were not overbearing. You could get through most of the artwork in 1-2 hours. Lots of biblical pictures and a nice section on Kenturcky history.

Thank Linda P
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

How I love my membership in NARM (North American Reciprocal Museums - for those not familiar you can look up the list of members. If you're a member of one at the right level of membership you have free admission at the other member museums, special exhibits excluded). The membership encourages me to visit gems like this in my travels.

Speed has a nice array of items of different types, a little of this and a little of that. There are Native American and Egyptian items, but for me its strength is in European Fine Arts and Decorative Arts. There's a nice sculpture court, many Flemish paintings, among other things. I enjoyed a smattering of items that strike my fancy, like some Jugendstil vases, Rookwood, a Wedgewood mantle, and a Gothic type medieval room from a manor house in Devon, England.

Friendly staff, cute shop with fair prices. Parking is paid in a multilevel garage a short hop across a courtyard into the museum.

Thank Annabella G
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Really interesting museum with a wide ranging collection. In particular, I liked some of the charms collected by the daughters of the Speed family. In addition, there's a fair amount of art surrounding the building outside. If you go on Sunday, it's FREE. Parking on campus, is also free on Sunday.

Thank rduinc
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Very nice art museum wth various collections. The Kentucky exhibit was especially interesting. We had just returned from Paris so I was a bit disappointed there wernnot many well known artists only a few but comparing it to the Louvre is probably not fair. Parking in a covered garage was great.

Thank Cecelia Ruth M
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