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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.

speed 365: the fundraising countdown

Help us count down to the Speed’s reopening with Speed 365, a yearlong public fundraising campaign that will support interior projects and expanded programming — changes that will let you experience the museum in a whole new way.

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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.

    August 22, 2015 - 11:30 AM — August 22, 2015 - 3:30 PM

    FREE Family Art Activity: Speed Family Tree

    Contribute to our collaborative family tree project! Design a leaf and claim your spot as a part of the Local Speed family.

    September 18, 2015 - 6:00 PM — September 18, 2015 - 7:30 PM

    Spalding at the Speed: A Third Friday Writer's Gala

    This monthly reading series showcases short readings by Spalding University MFA students, alumni, staff, and faculty as well as writers from the local literary community. Free and open to the public.

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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

      How's that Speed Art Museum renovation moving along?

      Louisville Business First

      March 18, 2015

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