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.
On Display April 4 - July 19,2014
Visit Local Speed at 822 East Market Street to view our 4th exhibition, "Art of the Streets: The French Poster, 1880-1930." This exhibition features intimate versions of well-known prints by master printmakers such as Jules Cheret, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, and others, displaying the dazzling heights of the French poster. Rarely shown, the prints were donated to the Speed in 1949 as a gift from the French Gratitude Train - boxcars filled with gifts were sent to Americans in appreciation for supplies given to France and Italy following World War II. This show will be on display April 4 - July 19. Click the title of the show above to see our Curatorial Department discussing the history of this collection!
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Friday, April 25th, 2014 6pm
Join us at Local Speed to hear our curatorial experts share their insight on the current exhibition "Art of the Streets: The French Poster, 1880-1930" and learn the history behind the French poster era. This lecture is free and open to the public.
Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 6:30p
Join us at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts for this final installment of The Contemporary Art Park Lecture Series. In 2005 Lord Burlington converted the derelict West wing of his family's home in Ireland, Lismore Castle, into a state-of-the-art contemporary gallery and arts center. Lismore Castle Arts runs a series of lectures, classes and workshops as well as international exhibitions featuring artists such as Matthew Barney, Michael Craig-Martin, Nathalie Djusberg, Ai Wei Wei and Richard Long.