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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.

    February 28, 2015 - 11:30 AM — February 28, 2015 - 3:30 PM

    FREE Family Activity: Worm Share with Amy Youngs

    Join Kentucky School of the Arts Artist-in-Residence for an exciting design workshop where you will learn about worms and construct your own worm bins out of recycled materials.

    March 6, 2015 - 5:00 PM — February 6, 2015 - 10:00 PM

    TEATIME CHIC: CERAMICS 1900-1960 Opening Night

    From bold and colorful to white and austere, the tea and coffee services displayed in Teatime Chic illustrate changing definitions of "modern" over the course of sixty years. The pieces proclaimed their owners' modern sensibilities to those who joined them at the table. Teatime Chic will be on display at Local Speed March 6-25, 2015. TEATIME CHIC OPENING NIGHT: FRIDAY, MARCH 6TH, 5-10PM LOCAL SPEED @ 822 EAST MARKET ST. Enjoy live music, coffee by Red Hot Roasters, a cash bar by Hillbilly Tea, 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 with any questions. Local Speed Hours Friday 12pm-8pm | Saturday 11am-4pm

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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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