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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.

    December 6, 2014 - 11:30 AM — December 6, 2014 - 3:30 PM

    Local Speed: Free Family Art Activity

    Stop by Local Speed Saturday December 6th for a Free Family Art Activity - making Holiday Greeting cards! Local Speed is located at 822 East Market Street in the heart of the NuLu District. For more information, please call 502-634-2700.

    January 18, 2015 - 3:00 PM — January 18, 2015 - 5:00 PM

    Speed Concert Series Presents: Vadym Kholodenko

    Winner of the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition gold medal, the Ukranian virtuoso's has captured audiences with his exhilarating style and imaginative interpretations of classical works. An international performer since his teenage years, this year, at age 26, he continues to travel the globe on his tour in addition to continuing his collaboration with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra as its first artistic partner.

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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

      Join in the changing of the speed

      Fpo Horsey Fpo Stairs Fpo Picnic

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

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