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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.

    March 7, 2015 - 11:30 AM — February 7, 2015 - 3:30 PM

    FREE Family Art Activity: Make a Possible Bag

    A parfleche is a Native American rawhide bag, typically used for holding dried meats and pemmican. A beaded "possible bag" got its name because it would be used to store every possible thing. These buckskin bags were made in matching pairs and embellished with elaborate beadwork, painting and porcupine quills. Make your own at the Speed

    March 21, 2015 - 3:00 PM — March 21, 2015 - 5:00 PM

    Speed Concert Series presents Michelle DeYoung

    Mezzo soprano, DeYoung has achieved critical success over the course of her storied career performing a variety of roles with some of the finest opera houses and symphonies in the world. Most notably, she won the 2003 Grammy Award for Best Classical Album. Her program for the Speed Concert Series will include Johannes Brahms’ Von ewiger Liebe, op. 43, no. 1, Dein blaues Auge, op. 59, no. 8, and Meine Liebe ist grün, op. 63, no. 5; Manuel De Falla’s Siete Canciones Populares Espanolas; and other works. Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 3pm Tickets: $15 Member / $20 Non-Member / $5 Students University of Louisville School of Music, Comstock Hall For ticketing information, please contact Geoffrey McMahon at 502.634.2749 or

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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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