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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 7, 2014 - 5:00 PM — February 21, 2015 - 4:00 PM

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

    The Speed Art Museum welcomes New Orleans-based contemporary artists Stephen Paul Day and Sibylle Peretti to the Local Speed gallery for REMIX. This exhibition features 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. Free parking is available in the Shelby Street lot between Main and Market Streets. On-street metered spaces also available.

    November 20, 2014 - 6:30 PM — November 20, 2014 - 8:00 PM

    2014-15 Global Speed Series Presents: Lord Anthony Crichton-Stuart

    The 2014-15 Global Speed Series kicks off with Lord Anthony Crichton-Stuart at the Kentucky Center, Bomhard Theatre on November 20th. Come join us as Lord Crichton-Stuart discusses collecting and traveling in the 18th Century. Members may reserve their tickets by calling the Kentucky Center box office at 1.800.775.7777. General admission tickets for the lecture can be purchased for $10 each by visiting the Kentucky Center box office or their website at

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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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      With your help, the Speed Art Museum will become a destination that puts Louisville in the national spotlight.

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