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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 7, 2015 - 5:00 PM — January 2, 2016 - 10:00 PM

    From City to Country: Nineteenth-Century French Prints

    This exhibition celebrates the picturesque city views and pastoral landscapes of Maxime Lalanne and Adolphe Appian, two artists of the French etching revival. In their delicately rendered prints, Lalanne and Appian document historic neighborhoods, witness changes to the urban landscape, and offer nostalgic representations of an idyllic countryside. From City to Country: Nineteenth-Century French Prints will be on display at Local Speed August 7, 2015-January 2, 2016. Local Speed Hours Friday 12pm-8pm | Saturday 11am-4pm

    October 17, 2015 - 11:30 AM — October 17, 2015 - 3:30 PM

    FREE Family Art Activity: Challenge Accepted: Art Challenge Cards

    Play our creative challenge card game by either creating a challenge or accepting an artistic challenge.

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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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