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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.

    October 4, 2014 - 11:30 AM — October 4, 2014 - 3:30 PM

    Local Speed: Free Family Art Activity

    Stop by Local Speed this Saturday for this week's Free Family Art Activity and enjoy a fun-filled day of painting! Local Speed is located at 822 East Market Street in the heart of the NuLu District.

    October 16, 2014 - 7:30 PM — October 16, 2014 - 9:30 PM

    Bourbon Tasting Cruise with the Speed - Click Here for Tickets!

    Join the Speed Art Museum for a Bourbon Tasting Cruise in celebration of Louisville's Centennial Festival of Riverboats on Thursday, October 16, 2014. Tickets are $50 for Speed members and $60 for non members, which include the tasting, cruise, hors d'oeuvres, cash bar and tax. Boarding on the River Queen begins at 6:45pm. To purchase tickets contact Martha Stephens at 502-634-2704 or All proceeds from this exciting event will benefit the Speed's pARTnership Board. The pARTnership is the volunteer arm of the Museum that provides support to the various programs, activities, and events that occur regularly, both at Local Speed and in the community.

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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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