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The Speed Art Museum isn’t going away.
It’s simply changing.

Actually, there's nothing simple about the change. Now in the midst of a three-year expansion project, the Speed Art Museum is being completely re-imagined inside and out. Our doors are now closed, but you can visit us here to get updates as they happen.

Local speed makes its home in NULU

People at Local Speed Museum
People at Local Speed Museum
People at Local Speed Museum
People at Local Speed Museum
People at Local Speed Museum
People at Local Speed Museum

    822 East Market Street
    Open Fridays 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    and Saturdays 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Local Speed serves as the Museum’s satellite space during the renovation and expansion, hosting unique programming, special exhibitions, family art activities and events. It’s a wonderful way to experience art at a slightly different Speed.


    Click here to learn more about Local Speed exhibitions and events.

    Speed About Town

    During the Speed's renovation and expansion project, visit our satellite space, Local Speed, Friday 12-8 pm and Saturday 11-4 pm on 822 East Market Street for special exhibitions, family activities and events. You can also join us as we Speed About Town.

    November 1, 2014 - 11:30 AM — November 1, 2014 - 3:30 PM

    Local Speed: Free Family Art Activity

    Stop by Local Speed this Saturday for this week's Free Family Art Activity - Day of the Dead Local Speed is located at 822 East Market Street in the heart of the NuLu District.

    November 7, 2014 - 5:00 PM — November 7, 2014 - 10:00 PM

    REMIX: Stephen Paul Day | Sibylle Peretti | The Leight Collection

    Opening Night | Friday, November 7 | 5pm–10pm Local Speed @ 822 East Market Street Enjoy live music, a cash bar by RYE, and giveaways. Bring your Speed membership card for a complimentary drink. Free parking is available in the Shelby Street lot between Main and Market Streets. On-street metered spaces also available. There’s no need to RSVP, but feel free to contact Geoffrey McMahon at 502.634.2749 or gmcmahon@speedmuseum.org with any questions. The Speed welcomes New Orleans-based contemporary artists Stephen Paul Day and Sibylle Peretti to the Local Speed gallery for Remix. The exhibition will feature works from the collection of Leonard and Adele Leight alongside original works created by Day and Peretti. Remix will be on display November 7, 2014 – February 21, 2015.

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    It’s an amazing change you have to see

      The transformation of the Speed Art Museum is a work in progress that will be complete in early 2016. Substantial in scale and even more remarkable in design and potential, the $60+ million expansion will bring the museum’s total space to 200,000 square feet. The project plans also include an indoor/outdoor café, a gift shop and an events pavilion.

      Speed in the news

      Curators discover hidden Paul Klee Watercolor Painting

      Courier Journal

      February 24, 2014

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