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December 2017

Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

December 13 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Harlan Jacobson’s Talk Cinema Presents: I, Tonya

December 13 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Craig Gillespie This national series, programmed by the venerable film critics and curators Harlan and Susan Jacobson, features a sneak preview screening of an art house film before its release, followed by a discussion. The series occurs monthly through April. December features a biographical film about America’s favorite villain. Based on the unbelievable, but true events, I, Tonya is a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding, and one of the most sensational scandals in sports…

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

December 14 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

December 15 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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After Hours at the Speed – AN OLD FORESTER KIND OF HOLIDAY!

December 15 at 5:00 pm - December 16 at 12:00 am
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

MUSIC. DRINKS. ART. Evening hours are back at the Speed! On the Third Friday of every month, the Museum comes alive with an eclectic mix of music, performances, cash bar + food available by Wiltshire at the Speed, and of course art! This month we’re open even later, with a special Late Night After Hours from 10 pm–12 am with DJ Ankur Gopal, founder and CEO of Interapt. Come experience the Speed after hours like you’ve never experienced it before.…

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Speed Cinema Presents: Brimstone & Glory

December 15 at 8:00 pm - 9:10 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Viktor Jakovleski “I can’t recall a movie that better demonstrated the thin line between danger and euphoria.” —Tim Grierson, Paste Magazine The National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico is a site of festivity unlike any other in the world. In celebration of San Juan de Dios, the patron saint of firework makers, conflagrant revelry engulfs the town for ten days. Artisans show off their technical virtuosity, up and-comers create their own rowdy, lo-fi combustibles, and dozens of teams…

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See, Stop, Sketch!

December 16 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Guests are invited to sketch throughout the Museum using free drawing materials provided at the front desk every Saturday. Sketching exercises included with the materials draw inspiration from both the permanent collection. Free with general admission. No registration required.

Find out more »

Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

December 16 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Brimstone & Glory

December 16 at 3:00 pm - 4:10 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Viktor Jakovleski “I can’t recall a movie that better demonstrated the thin line between danger and euphoria.” —Tim Grierson, Paste Magazine The National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico is a site of festivity unlike any other in the world. In celebration of San Juan de Dios, the patron saint of firework makers, conflagrant revelry engulfs the town for ten days. Artisans show off their technical virtuosity, up and-comers create their own rowdy, lo-fi combustibles, and dozens of teams…

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Speed Cinema Presents: Brimstone & Glory

December 16 at 7:00 pm - 8:10 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Viktor Jakovleski “I can’t recall a movie that better demonstrated the thin line between danger and euphoria.” —Tim Grierson, Paste Magazine The National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico is a site of festivity unlike any other in the world. In celebration of San Juan de Dios, the patron saint of firework makers, conflagrant revelry engulfs the town for ten days. Artisans show off their technical virtuosity, up and-comers create their own rowdy, lo-fi combustibles, and dozens of teams…

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Free Owsley Sunday Film: Quasi at the Quackadero and Make Me Psychic

December 17 at 12:15 pm - 12:40 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Sally Cruikshank Sally Cruikshank created some of the most vibrant, colorful and engaging animated films to be independently produced in the U.S. during the 1970s. Quasi at the Quackadero (1975, 16mm, 10 minutes) consisting of over 5,000 cels, took over two years to complete. In the film, Quasi takes a trip through the Quackadero, a Coney-Island-like sideshow. The film was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2009. In her follow-up film Make Me Psychic (1978, 16mm, 8…

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

December 17 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

Find out more »

Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

December 17 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Pop-Up Children’s Music Performance by Evan and Vanessa

December 17 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Evan and Vanessa are a bilingual Louisville based childrens band with a background in Montessori education methods. Drawing influences from the likes of Tiny Tim, Mr. Rogers, Charlie Chaplin, Shel Silverstein, and many other timeless entertainers and teachers. Free. Find out more about Evan and Vanessa.

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Speed Cinema Presents: Brimstone & Glory

December 17 at 3:00 pm - 4:10 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Viktor Jakovleski “I can’t recall a movie that better demonstrated the thin line between danger and euphoria.” —Tim Grierson, Paste Magazine The National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico is a site of festivity unlike any other in the world. In celebration of San Juan de Dios, the patron saint of firework makers, conflagrant revelry engulfs the town for ten days. Artisans show off their technical virtuosity, up and-comers create their own rowdy, lo-fi combustibles, and dozens of teams…

Find out more »

Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

December 20 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Speed Cinema Presents: Loving Vincent

December 20 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman “Takes the phrase ‘every frame a painting’ to very literal new levels.” —David Erlich, IndieWire Loving Vincent is the world’s first fully painted feature film. The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting, painstaking crafted by 125 professional painters. As remarkable as Van Gogh’s brilliant masterpieces, his passionate and ill-fated life, and mysterious…

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Speed Cinema Presents: Loving Vincent

December 20 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman “Takes the phrase ‘every frame a painting’ to very literal new levels.” —David Erlich, IndieWire Loving Vincent is the world’s first fully painted feature film. The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting, painstaking crafted by 125 professional painters. As remarkable as Van Gogh’s brilliant masterpieces, his passionate and ill-fated life, and mysterious…

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

December 21 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Loving Vincent

December 21 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman “Takes the phrase ‘every frame a painting’ to very literal new levels.” —David Erlich, IndieWire Loving Vincent is the world’s first fully painted feature film. The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting, painstaking crafted by 125 professional painters. As remarkable as Van Gogh’s brilliant masterpieces, his passionate and ill-fated life, and mysterious…

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Speed Cinema Presents: Loving Vincent

December 21 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman “Takes the phrase ‘every frame a painting’ to very literal new levels.” —David Erlich, IndieWire Loving Vincent is the world’s first fully painted feature film. The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting, painstaking crafted by 125 professional painters. As remarkable as Van Gogh’s brilliant masterpieces, his passionate and ill-fated life, and mysterious…

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

December 22 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Speed Cinema Presents: Loving Vincent

December 22 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman “Takes the phrase ‘every frame a painting’ to very literal new levels.” —David Erlich, IndieWire Loving Vincent is the world’s first fully painted feature film. The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting, painstaking crafted by 125 professional painters. As remarkable as Van Gogh’s brilliant masterpieces, his passionate and ill-fated life, and mysterious…

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SOLD OUT – Speed Cinema Presents: Loving Vincent

December 22 at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman “Takes the phrase ‘every frame a painting’ to very literal new levels.” —David Erlich, IndieWire Loving Vincent is the world’s first fully painted feature film. The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting, painstaking crafted by 125 professional painters. As remarkable as Van Gogh’s brilliant masterpieces, his passionate and ill-fated life, and mysterious…

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Speed Cinema Presents: The 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows

December 22 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Various Directors “An incredible array of beautiful, funny, insightful, inspiring, powerful and thought-provoking.” —Jennifer Wolfe, Animation World Network The Animation Show of Shows returns to Speed Cinema this fall with sixteen exceptional and inspiring animated shorts from around the world. At a time of increasing social instability and global anxiety about a range of issues, the works in this year’s show have a special resonance, presenting compelling ideas about our place in society and how we fit into the world.…

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Speed Cinema Presents: The 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows

December 22 at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Various Directors “An incredible array of beautiful, funny, insightful, inspiring, powerful and thought-provoking.” —Jennifer Wolfe, Animation World Network The Animation Show of Shows returns to Speed Cinema this fall with sixteen exceptional and inspiring animated shorts from around the world. At a time of increasing social instability and global anxiety about a range of issues, the works in this year’s show have a special resonance, presenting compelling ideas about our place in society and how we fit into the world.…

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See, Stop, Sketch!

December 23 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Guests are invited to sketch throughout the Museum using free drawing materials provided at the front desk every Saturday. Sketching exercises included with the materials draw inspiration from both the permanent collection. Free with general admission. No registration required.

Find out more »

Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

December 23 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

Find out more »

SOLD OUT – Speed Cinema Presents: Loving Vincent

December 23 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman “Takes the phrase ‘every frame a painting’ to very literal new levels.” —David Erlich, IndieWire Loving Vincent is the world’s first fully painted feature film. The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting, painstaking crafted by 125 professional painters. As remarkable as Van Gogh’s brilliant masterpieces, his passionate and ill-fated life, and mysterious…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: The 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows

December 23 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Various Directors “An incredible array of beautiful, funny, insightful, inspiring, powerful and thought-provoking.” —Jennifer Wolfe, Animation World Network The Animation Show of Shows returns to Speed Cinema this fall with sixteen exceptional and inspiring animated shorts from around the world. At a time of increasing social instability and global anxiety about a range of issues, the works in this year’s show have a special resonance, presenting compelling ideas about our place in society and how we fit into the world.…

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Speed Cinema Presents: The 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows

December 23 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Various Directors “An incredible array of beautiful, funny, insightful, inspiring, powerful and thought-provoking.” —Jennifer Wolfe, Animation World Network The Animation Show of Shows returns to Speed Cinema this fall with sixteen exceptional and inspiring animated shorts from around the world. At a time of increasing social instability and global anxiety about a range of issues, the works in this year’s show have a special resonance, presenting compelling ideas about our place in society and how we fit into the world.…

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Speed Art Museum Closed: Christmas Eve

December 24 at 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Happy Holidays! The Speed Art Museum will be closed on Sunday, December 24 for Christmas Eve. We will reopen at 10:00 am on Wednesday, December 27.

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Speed Art Museum Closed: Christmas Day

December 25 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

As a reminder, the Speed Art Museum is closed today and every Monday and Tuesday. We will reopen on Wednesday, December 27 at 10:00 am.

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

December 27 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

Find out more »

Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

December 28 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

Find out more »

Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

December 29 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Loving Vincent

December 29 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman “Takes the phrase ‘every frame a painting’ to very literal new levels.” —David Erlich, IndieWire Loving Vincent is the world’s first fully painted feature film. The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting, painstaking crafted by 125 professional painters. As remarkable as Van Gogh’s brilliant masterpieces, his passionate and ill-fated life, and mysterious…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Loving Vincent

December 29 at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman “Takes the phrase ‘every frame a painting’ to very literal new levels.” —David Erlich, IndieWire Loving Vincent is the world’s first fully painted feature film. The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting, painstaking crafted by 125 professional painters. As remarkable as Van Gogh’s brilliant masterpieces, his passionate and ill-fated life, and mysterious…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: The 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows

December 29 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Various Directors “An incredible array of beautiful, funny, insightful, inspiring, powerful and thought-provoking.” —Jennifer Wolfe, Animation World Network The Animation Show of Shows returns to Speed Cinema this fall with sixteen exceptional and inspiring animated shorts from around the world. At a time of increasing social instability and global anxiety about a range of issues, the works in this year’s show have a special resonance, presenting compelling ideas about our place in society and how we fit into the world.…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: The 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows

December 29 at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Various Directors “An incredible array of beautiful, funny, insightful, inspiring, powerful and thought-provoking.” —Jennifer Wolfe, Animation World Network The Animation Show of Shows returns to Speed Cinema this fall with sixteen exceptional and inspiring animated shorts from around the world. At a time of increasing social instability and global anxiety about a range of issues, the works in this year’s show have a special resonance, presenting compelling ideas about our place in society and how we fit into the world.…

Find out more »

See, Stop, Sketch!

December 30 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Guests are invited to sketch throughout the Museum using free drawing materials provided at the front desk every Saturday. Sketching exercises included with the materials draw inspiration from both the permanent collection. Free with general admission. No registration required.

Find out more »

Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

December 30 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

Find out more »

SOLD OUT – Speed Cinema Presents: Loving Vincent

December 30 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman “Takes the phrase ‘every frame a painting’ to very literal new levels.” —David Erlich, IndieWire Loving Vincent is the world’s first fully painted feature film. The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting, painstaking crafted by 125 professional painters. As remarkable as Van Gogh’s brilliant masterpieces, his passionate and ill-fated life, and mysterious…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: The 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows

December 30 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Various Directors “An incredible array of beautiful, funny, insightful, inspiring, powerful and thought-provoking.” —Jennifer Wolfe, Animation World Network The Animation Show of Shows returns to Speed Cinema this fall with sixteen exceptional and inspiring animated shorts from around the world. At a time of increasing social instability and global anxiety about a range of issues, the works in this year’s show have a special resonance, presenting compelling ideas about our place in society and how we fit into the world.…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: The 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows

December 30 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Various Directors “An incredible array of beautiful, funny, insightful, inspiring, powerful and thought-provoking.” —Jennifer Wolfe, Animation World Network The Animation Show of Shows returns to Speed Cinema this fall with sixteen exceptional and inspiring animated shorts from around the world. At a time of increasing social instability and global anxiety about a range of issues, the works in this year’s show have a special resonance, presenting compelling ideas about our place in society and how we fit into the world.…

Find out more »

Free Owsley Sunday Film: Quasi at the Quackadero and Make Me Psychic

December 31 at 12:15 pm - 12:40 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Sally Cruikshank Sally Cruikshank created some of the most vibrant, colorful and engaging animated films to be independently produced in the U.S. during the 1970s. Quasi at the Quackadero (1975, 16mm, 10 minutes) consisting of over 5,000 cels, took over two years to complete. In the film, Quasi takes a trip through the Quackadero, a Coney-Island-like sideshow. The film was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2009. In her follow-up film Make Me Psychic (1978, 16mm, 8…

Find out more »

Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

December 31 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: The 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows

December 31 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Various Directors “An incredible array of beautiful, funny, insightful, inspiring, powerful and thought-provoking.” —Jennifer Wolfe, Animation World Network The Animation Show of Shows returns to Speed Cinema this fall with sixteen exceptional and inspiring animated shorts from around the world. At a time of increasing social instability and global anxiety about a range of issues, the works in this year’s show have a special resonance, presenting compelling ideas about our place in society and how we fit into the world.…

Find out more »

Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

December 31 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: The 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows

December 31 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Various Directors “An incredible array of beautiful, funny, insightful, inspiring, powerful and thought-provoking.” —Jennifer Wolfe, Animation World Network The Animation Show of Shows returns to Speed Cinema this fall with sixteen exceptional and inspiring animated shorts from around the world. At a time of increasing social instability and global anxiety about a range of issues, the works in this year’s show have a special resonance, presenting compelling ideas about our place in society and how we fit into the world.…

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January 2018

Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

January 3, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

January 4, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

Find out more »

Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

January 5, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Speed Cinema Presents: Dolores

January 5, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 8:40 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Peter Bratt “Exuberantly inspiring . . . makes you want to march and dance.”—David Talbot, San Francisco Chronicle History tells us Cesar Chavez transformed the U.S. labor movement by initiating the first farm workers’ union. But missing from this story is his equally influential co-founder, Dolores Huerta, who tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century. Like so many powerful female advocates, Dolores and…

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See. Stop. Sketch.

January 6, 2018 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Guests are invited to sketch throughout the Museum using free drawing materials provided at the front desk every Saturday. Sketching exercises included with the materials encourage guests to explore the Museum’s permanent collection as well as special exhibitions. Free with admission. No registration required.

Find out more »

Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

January 6, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Dolores

January 6, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 4:40 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Peter Bratt “Exuberantly inspiring . . . makes you want to march and dance.”—David Talbot, San Francisco Chronicle History tells us Cesar Chavez transformed the U.S. labor movement by initiating the first farm workers’ union. But missing from this story is his equally influential co-founder, Dolores Huerta, who tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century. Like so many powerful female advocates, Dolores and…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Dolores

January 6, 2018 at 5:00 pm - 6:40 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Peter Bratt “Exuberantly inspiring . . . makes you want to march and dance.”—David Talbot, San Francisco Chronicle History tells us Cesar Chavez transformed the U.S. labor movement by initiating the first farm workers’ union. But missing from this story is his equally influential co-founder, Dolores Huerta, who tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century. Like so many powerful female advocates, Dolores and…

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Free Owsley Sunday Film: Continuum

January 7, 2018 at 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Various Directors Continuum is named for Dominic Angerame’s silent and exquisitely filmed black and white 1987 city portrait. The program also features Bay Area filmmaker Karen Holmes’ underappreciated late 1970s landscape and performance film, Saving the Proof; Los Angeles effects artist and filmmaker Pat O’Neill’s 1973 masterpiece Down Wind; Gunvor Nelson’s My Name is Oona, one of the canonical works of the American avant-garde; and two works from the mid-2000s: Tomonari Nishikawa’s frenetic single-frame city portrait, Market Street, and animator…

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

January 7, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

January 7, 2018 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Speed Cinema Presents: Dolores

January 7, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 4:40 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Peter Bratt “Exuberantly inspiring . . . makes you want to march and dance.”—David Talbot, San Francisco Chronicle History tells us Cesar Chavez transformed the U.S. labor movement by initiating the first farm workers’ union. But missing from this story is his equally influential co-founder, Dolores Huerta, who tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century. Like so many powerful female advocates, Dolores and…

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

January 10, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Harlan Jacobson Talk Cinema Presents: The Other Side of Hope

January 10, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

  Directed by Aki Kaurismäki This wry, melancholic comedy from celebrated Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki, is a clear-eyed response to the current refugee crisis, following two people searching for a place to call home. Displaced Syrian Khaled (Sherwan Haji) lands in Helsinki as a stowaway; meanwhile, middle-aged salesman Wikström (Sakari Kuosmanen) leaves behind his wife and job and buys a conspicuously unprofitable seafood restaurant. After Khaled is denied asylum, he decides not to return to Aleppo—and the paths of the…

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

January 11, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

January 12, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Speed Cinema Presents: Félicité

January 12, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Alain Gomis “Powerfully expressive . . . A musical, featuring exhilarating performances.” —Richard Brody, The New Yorker Félicité is a proud, free-willed woman working as a singer in a bar in the Congo’s capital Kinshasa. Her life is thrown into turmoil when her 14-year-old son gets into a terrible car accident. To raise the money to save him, she sets out on a breakneck race through the streets of electric Kinshasa–-a world of music and dreams. In a…

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See. Stop. Sketch.

January 13, 2018 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Guests are invited to sketch throughout the Museum using free drawing materials provided at the front desk every Saturday. Sketching exercises included with the materials encourage guests to explore the Museum’s permanent collection as well as special exhibitions. Free with admission. No registration required.

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Adult Workshop: Back to Basics: Manifest 2018 Vision Boards

January 13, 2018 at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Start off with a clean slate and a fresh new outlook for 2018. Using collage techniques, build a vision board for the future you want. Bring your hopes and dreams for the new year and any personal pictures that you want to include on your board. Magazines and all other materials will be provided. Ages 16 and up. $5 members / $16 non-members Register!   Learn more about other Adult Workshops.

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

January 13, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Speed Cinema Presents: Félicité

January 13, 2018 at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Alain Gomis “Powerfully expressive . . . A musical, featuring exhilarating performances.” —Richard Brody, The New Yorker Félicité is a proud, free-willed woman working as a singer in a bar in the Congo’s capital Kinshasa. Her life is thrown into turmoil when her 14-year-old son gets into a terrible car accident. To raise the money to save him, she sets out on a breakneck race through the streets of electric Kinshasa–-a world of music and dreams. In a…

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Fresh Look Tour

January 13, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

It’s okay to laugh and have fun in the Museum! Our University Docents will help you explore the Speed through stories, games, and more on this interactive tour. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Speed Cinema Presents: Félicité

January 13, 2018 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Alain Gomis “Powerfully expressive . . . A musical, featuring exhilarating performances.” —Richard Brody, The New Yorker Félicité is a proud, free-willed woman working as a singer in a bar in the Congo’s capital Kinshasa. Her life is thrown into turmoil when her 14-year-old son gets into a terrible car accident. To raise the money to save him, she sets out on a breakneck race through the streets of electric Kinshasa–-a world of music and dreams. In a…

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Free Owsley Sunday Film: Decodings

January 14, 2018 at 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Various Directors The program is named after Michael Wallin’s found-footage masterpiece, “a profoundly moving, allegorical search for identity from the documents of collective memory” (Manohla Dargis). The program begins with Duo Concertantes, a classic animation by one of Canyon’s earliest filmmakers, Lawrence Jordan, and Billabong, an underappreciated impressionistic documentary of a boys’ youth camp by another key Canyon figure, Will Hindle. Tom Palazzolo’s 1973 film, Love It/Leave It, offers a portrait of the USA that feels particularly relevant to our…

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

January 14, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

January 14, 2018 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Fresh Look Tour

January 14, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

It’s okay to laugh and have fun in the Museum! Our University Docents will help you explore the Speed through stories, games, and more on this interactive tour. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Speed Cinema Presents: Félicité

January 14, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Alain Gomis “Powerfully expressive . . . A musical, featuring exhilarating performances.” —Richard Brody, The New Yorker Félicité is a proud, free-willed woman working as a singer in a bar in the Congo’s capital Kinshasa. Her life is thrown into turmoil when her 14-year-old son gets into a terrible car accident. To raise the money to save him, she sets out on a breakneck race through the streets of electric Kinshasa–-a world of music and dreams. In a…

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

January 17, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

January 18, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Speed Cinema Presents: D.O.A.: A Right of Passage

January 18, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Lech Kowalski “D.O.A….is as much of a Woodstock as punk may ever inspire.” —Janet Maslin, New York Times Presented in a brand-new restoration, D.O.A.: A Right of Passage is the groundbreaking, iconic rockumentary classic about punk’s incendiary origin, available for the first time since its 1980s release. Centered around the Sex Pistols’ ill-fated ’78 American tour—which ended with the group infamously disbanding—this Molotov cocktail of a rock doc (originally produced by High Times Magazine) not only features blistering…

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Speed Cinema Presents: D.O.A.: A Right of Passage

January 18, 2018 at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Lech Kowalski “D.O.A….is as much of a Woodstock as punk may ever inspire.” —Janet Maslin, New York Times Presented in a brand-new restoration, D.O.A.: A Right of Passage is the groundbreaking, iconic rockumentary classic about punk’s incendiary origin, available for the first time since its 1980s release. Centered around the Sex Pistols’ ill-fated ’78 American tour—which ended with the group infamously disbanding—this Molotov cocktail of a rock doc (originally produced by High Times Magazine) not only features blistering…

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

January 19, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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After Hours at the Speed

January 19, 2018 at 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

MUSIC. DRINKS. ART. Evening hours are back at the Speed! On the Third Friday of every month, the Museum will be open until 10 pm. Each After Hours event comes alive with an eclectic mix of music, performances, cash bar + food available by Wiltshire at the Speed, and of course art! Come experience the Speed after hours like you’ve never experienced it before. January’s exciting events include:  — Live music by Carly Johnson and Tyrone Cotton & Friends —…

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Lecture by Dr. John R. Hale: Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea

January 19, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the art and poetry of the Greek symposium, celebrated by Homer and Plato, through the Speed Museum’s evocative collection of ancient cups and vases. Free with admission to After Hours at the Speed.

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Speed Cinema Presents: Django

January 19, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Étienne Comar “Played to perfection.”—David Erlich, IndieWire Django reveals the life of the legendary influential Romani jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt elegantly played by Reda Kateb (A Prophet, Zero Dark Thirty). Opening in Paris in 1943, Reinhardt is the toast of town, thrilling audiences with his distinctive brand of “hot jazz” and charming his admirers including his muse played by Cécile de France (Chinese Puzzle). Even as the rise of Nazism forces Reinhardt—whose music is considered degenerate under the…

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See. Stop. Sketch.

January 20, 2018 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Guests are invited to sketch throughout the Museum using free drawing materials provided at the front desk every Saturday. Sketching exercises included with the materials encourage guests to explore the Museum’s permanent collection as well as special exhibitions. Free with admission. No registration required.

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Gallery Talk: Art + the Beat Scene

January 20, 2018 at 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Our monthly gallery talk series offers you an in-depth look at the Speed’s collection. During each Art and… gallery talk, we’ll use a different topic as a lens through which to explore one or more artworks. Join Dr. Alan Golding, Professor of English at the University of Louisville, to explore the connections between the work of Bruce Conner and the Beat poets. What new perspectives will you gain? Free with admission.

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

January 20, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Fresh Look Tour

January 20, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

It’s okay to laugh and have fun in the Museum! Our University Docents will help you explore the Speed through stories, games, and more on this interactive tour. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Speed Cinema Presents: Django

January 20, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Étienne Comar “Played to perfection.”—David Erlich, IndieWire Django reveals the life of the legendary influential Romani jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt elegantly played by Reda Kateb (A Prophet, Zero Dark Thirty). Opening in Paris in 1943, Reinhardt is the toast of town, thrilling audiences with his distinctive brand of “hot jazz” and charming his admirers including his muse played by Cécile de France (Chinese Puzzle). Even as the rise of Nazism forces Reinhardt—whose music is considered degenerate under the…

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Speed Cinema Presents: Django

January 20, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Étienne Comar “Played to perfection.”—David Erlich, IndieWire Django reveals the life of the legendary influential Romani jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt elegantly played by Reda Kateb (A Prophet, Zero Dark Thirty). Opening in Paris in 1943, Reinhardt is the toast of town, thrilling audiences with his distinctive brand of “hot jazz” and charming his admirers including his muse played by Cécile de France (Chinese Puzzle). Even as the rise of Nazism forces Reinhardt—whose music is considered degenerate under the…

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Free Owsley Sunday Film: Studies in Natural Magic

January 21, 2018 at 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Various Directors This program features recent films by Saul Levine, Charlotte Pryce, and Christopher Harris; rarely screened films by Standish Lawder and Jean Sousa; sublimely filmed and acutely perceived portraits of cities, seas, skies, and landscapes by Peter Hutton, Julie Murray, Gary Beydler, Robert Fulton, and Emily Richardson; Betzy Bromberg’s audacious and energetic feminist punk city symphony; Degrees of Limitation, one of Scott Stark’s earliest films, a humorous 3-minute structuralist gem; and Portland, a mid-90s travelogue and playful Rashomon-like inquiry…

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

January 21, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

January 21, 2018 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Gallery Talk with the Curators: Erika Holmquist-Wall and Scott Erbes

January 21, 2018 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Join Chief Curator, Erika Holmquist-Wall, and the Decorative Arts Curator, Scott Erbes, in a conversation about the genesis of the Thoroughly Modern: Women Artists in the 20th Century Art and Design exhibition, a collaboration between the Speed’s Paintings and Decorative Arts departments. Free.

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Drop-in Family Tour

January 21, 2018 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed’s collection on this interactive, hands-on tour designed for children and families. Best suited to children aged five to ten years. Free with admission.

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Fresh Look Tour

January 21, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

It’s okay to laugh and have fun in the Museum! Our University Docents will help you explore the Speed through stories, games, and more on this interactive tour. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Speed Cinema Presents: Django

January 21, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Étienne Comar “Played to perfection.”—David Erlich, IndieWire Django reveals the life of the legendary influential Romani jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt elegantly played by Reda Kateb (A Prophet, Zero Dark Thirty). Opening in Paris in 1943, Reinhardt is the toast of town, thrilling audiences with his distinctive brand of “hot jazz” and charming his admirers including his muse played by Cécile de France (Chinese Puzzle). Even as the rise of Nazism forces Reinhardt—whose music is considered degenerate under the…

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Preschool Drop-in Tour: Colors and Shapes

January 24, 2018 at 10:15 am - 11:00 am
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed Art Museum’s collection and search for different colors and shapes in artworks. Enjoy matching and sorting colors and shapes on this fun, interactive tour! Bring your preschooler (ages 2-5) to the Museum for a fun and educational tour designed specifically for early learners! Free with admission.   Learn more about the Museum’s preschool programs.

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

January 24, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Preschool Workshop: Pattern Play

January 25, 2018 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Learn about and find patterns as you explore the Speed’s collection on a guided tour. Then use this inspiration to create your own patterned works of art! Early learners (ages 2-5) will enjoy exploring the museum and expressing their creativity. A parent or guardian must remain with the child throughout the workshop. $10 member parent + child / $16 non-member parent + child Register!   Learn more about the Museum’s preschool programs. 

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

January 25, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Speed Cinema Presents: The Passion of Joan of Arc

January 25, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Carl Th. Dryer “One of the greatest of all movies . . . No other film has so subtly linked eroticism with religious persecution.” —Pauline Kael With its stunning camera work and striking compositions, Carl Th. Dreyer’s The Passion of Joan of Arc convinced the world that movies could be art. Renée Falconetti gives one of the greatest performances ever recorded on film as the young maiden who died for God and France. Long thought to have been…

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Speed Cinema Presents: The Passion of Joan of Arc

January 25, 2018 at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Carl Th. Dryer “One of the greatest of all movies . . . No other film has so subtly linked eroticism with religious persecution.” —Pauline Kael With its stunning camera work and striking compositions, Carl Th. Dreyer’s The Passion of Joan of Arc convinced the world that movies could be art. Renée Falconetti gives one of the greatest performances ever recorded on film as the young maiden who died for God and France. Long thought to have been…

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

January 26, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Speed Cinema Presents: Zama

January 26, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Lucretia Martel “Surreal ambiguity, Kafaesque bureaucratic farce and mysterious nature are intoxicating.” —David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter Argentinean auteur Lucrecia Martel’s (The Holy Girl, The Headless Woman) first feature film in nine years charts the steady unraveling of an officer of the Spanish crown in 18th-century South America. He’s stationed in an area where the indigenous and colonial cultures in Latin America were experiencing an uneasy co-existence. Based on the novel by Antonio di Benedetto written in 1956,…

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See. Stop. Sketch.

January 27, 2018 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Guests are invited to sketch throughout the Museum using free drawing materials provided at the front desk every Saturday. Sketching exercises included with the materials encourage guests to explore the Museum’s permanent collection as well as special exhibitions. Free with admission. No registration required.

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

January 27, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Fresh Look Tour

January 27, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

It’s okay to laugh and have fun in the Museum! Our University Docents will help you explore the Speed through stories, games, and more on this interactive tour. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Speed Cinema Presents: Zama

January 27, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Lucretia Martel “Surreal ambiguity, Kafaesque bureaucratic farce and mysterious nature are intoxicating.” —David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter Argentinean auteur Lucrecia Martel’s (The Holy Girl, The Headless Woman) first feature film in nine years charts the steady unraveling of an officer of the Spanish crown in 18th-century South America. He’s stationed in an area where the indigenous and colonial cultures in Latin America were experiencing an uneasy co-existence. Based on the novel by Antonio di Benedetto written in 1956,…

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Speed Cinema Presents: Zama

January 27, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Lucretia Martel “Surreal ambiguity, Kafaesque bureaucratic farce and mysterious nature are intoxicating.” —David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter Argentinean auteur Lucrecia Martel’s (The Holy Girl, The Headless Woman) first feature film in nine years charts the steady unraveling of an officer of the Spanish crown in 18th-century South America. He’s stationed in an area where the indigenous and colonial cultures in Latin America were experiencing an uneasy co-existence. Based on the novel by Antonio di Benedetto written in 1956,…

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Free Owsley Sunday Film: Associations

January 28, 2018 at 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Various Directors This program is titled after John Smith’s 1975 film, a joyfully dense rebus-like image-word construction. Smith’s film is preceded by Sara Kathryn Arledge’s rarely seen 1958 work What is A Man, a film years ahead of its time, and Mark Toscano’s 2012 piece Releasing Human Energies, which utilizes film laboratory test footage of a “China Girl” set to a found text read by Morgan Fisher. The program also features Abigail Child’s classic 1989 film Mercy, from her celebrated “Is…

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

January 28, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

January 28, 2018 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Fresh Look Tour

January 28, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

It’s okay to laugh and have fun in the Museum! Our University Docents will help you explore the Speed through stories, games, and more on this interactive tour. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Speed Concert Series Presents: Jamie Barton

January 28, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, 501 West Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202 United States

Jamie Barton, Mezzo Soprano The winner of the 2017 Beverly Sills Artist Award and 2015 Richard Tucker Award, the winner of both Main and Song Prizes at the 2013 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition, a winner of the 2007 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and a Grammy nominee, American mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton has been described by The Guardian as “a great artist, no question, with an imperturbable steadiness of tone, and a nobility of utterance that invites comparison not so…

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Speed Cinema Presents: Zama

January 28, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Lucretia Martel “Surreal ambiguity, Kafaesque bureaucratic farce and mysterious nature are intoxicating.” —David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter Argentinean auteur Lucrecia Martel’s (The Holy Girl, The Headless Woman) first feature film in nine years charts the steady unraveling of an officer of the Spanish crown in 18th-century South America. He’s stationed in an area where the indigenous and colonial cultures in Latin America were experiencing an uneasy co-existence. Based on the novel by Antonio di Benedetto written in 1956,…

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Preschool Drop-in Tour: Storytime

January 28, 2018 at 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Join Speed Art Museum educators for a literary adventure around the museum! This tour will link favorite children’s books with works in the museum’s collection to encourage language development and spark lively conversations. Bring your preschooler (ages 2-5) to the Museum for a fun and educational tour designed specifically for early learners! Free with admission.   Learn more about the Museum’s preschool programs.

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Patron Circle Gallery Talk: Mystery Masterpiece

January 30, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Erika Holmquist-Wall, Chief Curator and Mary Bingham Sr., Curator of European & American Painting & Sculpture, will spotlight the Mystery Masterpiec on loan from the National Gallery of Art.   Space is limited and restricted to Patron Circle and International Benefactor Circle Members. To RSVP, please contact Kelly Scott at 502.634.2704 or kscott@speedmuseum.org More information on how to become a Patron Circle Member or International Benefactor Circle Member.

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

January 31, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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February 2018

Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

February 1, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Teacher Professional Development: My Old Kentucky Home

February 1, 2018 at 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Discover the people and places of the Commonwealth during this PD session focused on the art of Kentucky. We will investigate how paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts objects help to tell the story of Kentucky from the 18th century to the present day. Register!   Our professional development workshops are designed to provide K-12 teachers with resources and ideas that are original, easy to use, and in support of Core Learning Standards. These highly interactive sessions provide varied experiences, from…

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

February 2, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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See. Stop. Sketch.

February 3, 2018 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Guests are invited to sketch throughout the Museum using free drawing materials provided at the front desk every Saturday. Sketching exercises included with the materials encourage guests to explore the Museum’s permanent collection as well as special exhibitions. Free with admission. No registration required.

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Preschool Workshop: Happy Hearts

February 3, 2018 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

What makes your heart happy? Enjoy looking at artworks that illustrate happiness and then make a special artwork to share with someone who makes you feel happy! Early learners (ages 2-5) will enjoy exploring the museum and expressing their creativity. A parent or guardian must remain with the child throughout the workshop. $10 member parent + child / $16 non-member parent + child Register!   Learn more about the Museum’s preschool programs. 

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

February 3, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Fresh Look Tour

February 3, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

It’s okay to laugh and have fun in the Museum! Our University Docents will help you explore the Speed through stories, games, and more on this interactive tour. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

February 4, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Lecture and Screening: Bruce Jenkins on Bruce Conner

February 4, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

School of the Art Institute of Chicago professor Bruce Jenkins who also co-curated and co-wrote the catalogue for the Walker Art Center exhibition 2000 BC: The Bruce Conner Story Part II (1999) screens a selection of Bruce Conner’s ground-breaking films along with fascinating tales of the artist who has been frequently been named the father of the music video. Program length: 90 minutes. Free. This program is held in conjunction with the exhibition BRUCE CONNER: FOREVER AND EVER.   Image…

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

February 4, 2018 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Fresh Look Tour

February 4, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

It’s okay to laugh and have fun in the Museum! Our University Docents will help you explore the Speed through stories, games, and more on this interactive tour. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Global Speed Series: The Netherlands

February 6, 2018 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Global Speed Series: The Netherlands Presents Dr. Betsy Wieseman Beautiful Bounty: Flower Painting in the Netherlands in the Seventeenth Century From the late sixteenth century through the end of the eighteenth, Dutch and Flemish painters were renowned for their skill in the detailed representation of Flora’s most beautiful specimens. Whether a simple record of a single rare tulip or an extravagant display comprising hundreds of different flowers, their exquisite paintings were avidly sought by collectors throughout Europe. This talk will…

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

February 7, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

February 8, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

February 9, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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See. Stop. Sketch.

February 10, 2018 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Guests are invited to sketch throughout the Museum using free drawing materials provided at the front desk every Saturday. Sketching exercises included with the materials encourage guests to explore the Museum’s permanent collection as well as special exhibitions. Free with admission. No registration required.

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Adult Workshop: Back to Basics: Creative Writing

February 10, 2018 at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

As part of the Back to Basics series, Professor Kiki Petrosino, poet, Associate Professor of English at University of Louisville and Faculty Fellow at the Commonwealth Center for Humanities and Society, will lead a creative writing workshop that invites participants to play surrealist writing games as inspired by the exhibition BRUCE CONNER: FOREVER AND EVER. This workshop is appropriate for anyone interested in creative writing, no experience required. Ages 16 and up. $5 members / $16 non-members Register!   Learn…

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

February 10, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Fresh Look Tour

February 10, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

It’s okay to laugh and have fun in the Museum! Our University Docents will help you explore the Speed through stories, games, and more on this interactive tour. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

February 11, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

February 11, 2018 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Fresh Look Tour

February 11, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

It’s okay to laugh and have fun in the Museum! Our University Docents will help you explore the Speed through stories, games, and more on this interactive tour. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

February 14, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

February 15, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Members-Only Preview Party: Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism

February 15, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Join us for a Members-Only Preview Party celebrating the groundbreaking exhibition Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism. Along with live music and great art, members enjoy free parking and a complimentary beverage. Not a member? Join here. Members reserve your free tickets!     Image Credit: Mary Cassatt (American, 1844-1926) Children Playing on the Beach, 1884 Oil on canvas 38 3/8 x 29 3/16 in. National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., Alisa Mellon Bruce Collection, 1970.17.19 Courtesy American Federation…

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Preschool Drop-in Tour: Portraits

February 16, 2018 at 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

What is a portrait? Explore the Speed’s galleries as you search for artworks depicting people and learn about how artists create their works of art. Bring your preschooler (ages 2-5) to the Museum for a fun and educational tour designed specifically for early learners! Free with admission.   Learn more about the Museum’s preschool programs.

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

February 16, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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After Hours at the Speed

February 16, 2018 at 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

MUSIC. DRINKS. ART. Evening hours are back at the Speed! On the Third Friday of every month, the Museum will be open until 10 pm. Each After Hours event comes alive with an eclectic mix of music, performances, cash bar + food available by Wiltshire at the Speed, and of course art! Come experience the Speed after hours like you’ve never experienced it before. February’s exciting events include:  — A Conversation with the Curators about Women Artists in the Age…

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See. Stop. Sketch.

February 17, 2018 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Guests are invited to sketch throughout the Museum using free drawing materials provided at the front desk every Saturday. Sketching exercises included with the materials encourage guests to explore the Museum’s permanent collection as well as special exhibitions. Free with admission. No registration required.

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Gallery Talk: Art + Women in Music

February 17, 2018 at 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Our monthly gallery talk series offers you an in-depth look at the Speed’s collection. During each Art and… gallery talk, we’ll use a different topic as a lens through which to explore one or more artworks. Join Amber Thieneman, Teaching Programs Coordinator at the Speed Art Museum, to learn about female composers in the France in the Age of Impressionism. What new perspectives will you gain? Free with admission.

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

February 17, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Fresh Look Tour

February 17, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

It’s okay to laugh and have fun in the Museum! Our University Docents will help you explore the Speed through stories, games, and more on this interactive tour. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

February 18, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

February 18, 2018 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Gallery Talk with the Curator: Kim Spence

February 18, 2018 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Gallery Talk with the Curator Have you ever wished you could take a glimpse into the mind of an artist or had a better understanding of what motivated them to make a work of art? If so, join Curator Kim Spence for a closer look at James Tissot’s The Emigrants. Learn what motivated Degas to ask Tissot for tips on selling his art, and why Tissot’s painting (and the newly acquired related etching!) was so topical. Free.

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Fresh Look Tour

February 18, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

It’s okay to laugh and have fun in the Museum! Our University Docents will help you explore the Speed through stories, games, and more on this interactive tour. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

February 21, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

February 22, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

February 23, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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See. Stop. Sketch.

February 24, 2018 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Guests are invited to sketch throughout the Museum using free drawing materials provided at the front desk every Saturday. Sketching exercises included with the materials encourage guests to explore the Museum’s permanent collection as well as special exhibitions. Free with admission. No registration required.

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

February 24, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Fresh Look Tour

February 24, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

It’s okay to laugh and have fun in the Museum! Our University Docents will help you explore the Speed through stories, games, and more on this interactive tour. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

February 25, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

February 25, 2018 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Gallery Talk with the Curators: Miranda Lash and Dean Otto

February 25, 2018 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Co-curators of BRUCE CONNER: FOREVER AND EVER, Miranda Lash, Curator of Contemporary Art, and Dean Otto, Curator of Film discuss Bruce Conner’s innovative films and works on paper. Free.     Image Credit: Bruce Conner, THREE SCREEN RAY, 2006, three-channel video installation, black and white, sound, 5:23, Courtesy Kohn Gallery, Courtesy Conner Family Trust, © Conner Family Trust

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Preschool Drop-in Tour: Storytime

February 25, 2018 at 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Join Speed Art Museum educators for a literary adventure around the museum! This tour will link favorite children’s books with works in the museum’s collection to encourage language development and spark lively conversations. Bring your preschooler (ages 2-5) to the Museum for a fun and educational tour designed specifically for early learners! Free with admission.   Learn more about the Museum’s preschool programs.

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Art + Yoga

February 25, 2018 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Soul Cleanse Yoga is proud to announce our brand new event “Art + Yoga” at the Speed Art Museum. Join us on Sunday, February 25 for a truly unique flow in the Atrium of the Museum. The class will be led by Core Principles Louisville Founder and Yoga East teacher, Kara Price and Soul Cleanse Yoga Founder, Ashley Baldwin. A DJ will be providing us with inspired beats for the flow. Your ticket includes: yoga class and admission to the…

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Fresh Look Tour

February 25, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

It’s okay to laugh and have fun in the Museum! Our University Docents will help you explore the Speed through stories, games, and more on this interactive tour. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

February 28, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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March 2018

Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

March 1, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Teacher Professional Development: Looking Through the Lens of Impressionism

March 1, 2018 at 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore Impressionist masterpieces of the 19th century—both in the Speed’s collection and in the exhibition Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism. What makes a painting Impressionist? What techniques were these artists using that were new and innovative?  These questions—and more—will be addressed during this session. Register!   Our professional development workshops are designed to provide K-12 teachers with resources and ideas that are original, easy to use, and in support of Core Learning Standards. These highly interactive sessions provide varied…

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Speed Art Museum Closed: Annual Ball

March 3, 2018 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

The Speed Art Museum will be closed on Saturday, March 3 for the Museum’s Annual Ball.

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Speed Art Museum Closed: Private Event

March 4, 2018 at 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

The Speed Art Museum will be closed on Sunday, March 4 for a private event.

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

March 7, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

March 8, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

March 9, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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See. Stop. Sketch.

March 10, 2018 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Guests are invited to sketch throughout the Museum using free drawing materials provided at the front desk every Saturday. Sketching exercises included with the materials encourage guests to explore the Museum’s permanent collection as well as special exhibitions. Free with admission. No registration required.

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Adult Workshop: Back to Basics: Watercolors

March 10, 2018 at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Find inspiration in the beautiful landscapes of the exhibition Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism. Learn to look closely at your surroundings and translate what you see into expressive paintings in this watercolor workshop. Instruction will focus on basic watercolor techniques so all experience levels are welcome. Ages 16 and up. Workshop includes admission to Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism. $5 members / $22 non-members Register!   Learn more about other Adult Workshops.

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Gallery Talk: Art + the Artist’s Perspective

March 10, 2018 at 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Our monthly gallery talk series offers you an in-depth look at the Speed’s collection. During each Art and… gallery talk, we’ll use a different topic as a lens through which to explore one or more artworks. Join artist Adrienne Miller to hear her perspective on works by the female artists currently on view at the Speed. What new perspectives will you gain? Free with admission.

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

March 10, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Exhibition Drop-in Tour

March 10, 2018 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Join our Docents to discover the Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism exhibition during this interactive and engaging tour. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.     Image Credit: Anna Ancher (Danish, 1855-1935) The Harvesters, 1905 Oil on canvas 17 1/8 x 22 1/8 in. Art Museums of Skagen, Denmark, SKM1465 Courtesy American Federation of Arts

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Fresh Look Tour

March 10, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

It’s okay to laugh and have fun in the Museum! Our University Docents will help you explore the Speed through stories, games, and more on this interactive tour. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Speed Concert Series Presents: Ben Sollee and Martha Redbone

March 10, 2018 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, 501 West Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202 United States

Ben Sollee is a Kentucky-born cellist and composer who likes to keep moving. In March, he performed at Carnegie Hall as part of a tribute to Paul Simon. Throughout April and May, he was out supporting song-writer William Fitzsimmons. This September, he toured for two weeks in Europe and returned to the United States to perform with the Charlotte Ballet. If you’ve seen him perform, you know it’s not to be missed. For listeners just discovering Ben’s music, you’ll find…

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

March 11, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

March 11, 2018 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Drop-in Family Tour

March 11, 2018 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed’s collection on this interactive, hands-on tour designed for children and families. Best suited to children aged five to ten years. Free with admission.

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Fresh Look Tour

March 11, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

It’s okay to laugh and have fun in the Museum! Our University Docents will help you explore the Speed through stories, games, and more on this interactive tour. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Preschool Workshop: Making Impressions

March 14, 2018 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed’s exhibition, Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism, and learn about the characteristics of this artistic style. Then take what you have learned and create your own Impressionist artwork! Early learners (ages 2-5) will enjoy exploring the museum and expressing their creativity. A parent or guardian must remain with the child throughout the workshop. $10 member parent + child / $16 non-member parent + child Register!   Learn more about the Museum’s preschool programs. 

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

March 14, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

March 15, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

March 16, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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After Hours at the Speed

March 16, 2018 at 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

MUSIC. DRINKS. ART. Evening hours are back at the Speed! On the Third Friday of every month, the Museum will be open until 10 pm. Each After Hours event comes alive with an eclectic mix of music, performances, cash bar + food available by Wiltshire at the Speed, and of course art! Come experience the Speed after hours like you’ve never experienced it before. March’s exciting events include:  — Live music by The Deloreans and DJ Matt Anthony — Fresh…

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See. Stop. Sketch.

March 17, 2018 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Guests are invited to sketch throughout the Museum using free drawing materials provided at the front desk every Saturday. Sketching exercises included with the materials encourage guests to explore the Museum’s permanent collection as well as special exhibitions. Free with admission. No registration required.

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

March 17, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Exhibition Drop-in Tour

March 17, 2018 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Join our Docents to discover the Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism exhibition during this interactive and engaging tour. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.     Image Credit: Anna Ancher (Danish, 1855-1935) The Harvesters, 1905 Oil on canvas 17 1/8 x 22 1/8 in. Art Museums of Skagen, Denmark, SKM1465 Courtesy American Federation of Arts

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Fresh Look Tour

March 17, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

It’s okay to laugh and have fun in the Museum! Our University Docents will help you explore the Speed through stories, games, and more on this interactive tour. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

March 18, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

March 18, 2018 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Gallery Talk with the Curator: Scott Erbes

March 18, 2018 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Gallery Talk with the Curator Join Curator of Decorative Arts & Design, Scott Erbes, for a behind-the-art look at the remarkable women designers featured in Thoroughly Modern: Women in 20th Century Art & Design. Free.

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Fresh Look Tour

March 18, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

It’s okay to laugh and have fun in the Museum! Our University Docents will help you explore the Speed through stories, games, and more on this interactive tour. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

March 21, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Preschool Drop-in Tour: Making Impressions

March 22, 2018 at 10:15 am - 11:00 am
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed’s new exhibition, Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism, and learn more about this painting style and the subjects that inspired it. Bring your preschooler (ages 2-5) to the Museum for a fun and educational tour designed specifically for early learners! Free with admission.   Learn more about the Museum’s preschool programs.

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

March 22, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Patron Circle Gallery Talk: Girls from the North Country

March 22, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Erika Holmquist-Wall, Chief Curator, will provide an introduction and overview of the Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, and Danish women artists featured in Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism.   Space is limited and restricted to Patron Circle and International Benefactor Circle Members. To RSVP, please contact Kelly Scott at 502.634.2704 or kscott@speedmuseum.org More information on how to become a Patron Circle Member or International Benefactor Circle Member.     Image Credit: Berthe Morisot (French, 1841-1895) The Sisters, 1869 Oil on…

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

March 23, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Member Family Night at the Museum

March 23, 2018 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

It’s a members-only family date night at the Speed Art Museum! Enjoy hands-on activities, interactive tours, kid-friendly light dinner, and lots more family fun. Not a member? Join or renew before March 23 to get in on the fun. Members reserve your free tickets!

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See. Stop. Sketch.

March 24, 2018 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Guests are invited to sketch throughout the Museum using free drawing materials provided at the front desk every Saturday. Sketching exercises included with the materials encourage guests to explore the Museum’s permanent collection as well as special exhibitions. Free with admission. No registration required.

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

March 24, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Exhibition Drop-in Tour

March 24, 2018 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Join our Docents to discover the Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism exhibition during this interactive and engaging tour. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.     Image Credit: Anna Ancher (Danish, 1855-1935) The Harvesters, 1905 Oil on canvas 17 1/8 x 22 1/8 in. Art Museums of Skagen, Denmark, SKM1465 Courtesy American Federation of Arts

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Fresh Look Tour

March 24, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

It’s okay to laugh and have fun in the Museum! Our University Docents will help you explore the Speed through stories, games, and more on this interactive tour. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

March 25, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Preschool Drop-in Tour: Textures

March 25, 2018 at 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Enjoy this tactile tour that gives young learners an appropriate way to explore the museum environment through their sense of touch. Using a variety of props, this tour will help children match, sort, and describe textures in artworks while developing their vocabulary. Bring your preschooler (ages 2-5) to the Museum for a fun and educational tour designed specifically for early learners! Free with admission.   Learn more about the Museum’s preschool programs.

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

March 25, 2018 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Gallery Talk with the Curator: Erika Holmquist-Wall

March 25, 2018 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Gallery Talk with the Curator Join Chief Curator, Erika Holmquist-Wall, for a behind-the-scenes talk about the planning and installation of the groundbreaking exhibition Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism. Free.   Image Credit: Cecilia Beaux (American, 1855-1942) Ernesta (Child with Nurse), 1894 Oil on canvas 50 ½ x 38 1/8 in.| The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York/www.metmuseum.org, Maria DeWitt Jesup Fund, 1965, 65.49 Courtesy American Federation of Arts

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Fresh Look Tour

March 25, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

It’s okay to laugh and have fun in the Museum! Our University Docents will help you explore the Speed through stories, games, and more on this interactive tour. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

March 28, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

March 29, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

March 30, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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See. Stop. Sketch.

March 31, 2018 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Guests are invited to sketch throughout the Museum using free drawing materials provided at the front desk every Saturday. Sketching exercises included with the materials encourage guests to explore the Museum’s permanent collection as well as special exhibitions. Free with admission. No registration required.

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

March 31, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Exhibition Drop-in Tour

March 31, 2018 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Join our Docents to discover the Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism exhibition during this interactive and engaging tour. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.     Image Credit: Anna Ancher (Danish, 1855-1935) The Harvesters, 1905 Oil on canvas 17 1/8 x 22 1/8 in. Art Museums of Skagen, Denmark, SKM1465 Courtesy American Federation of Arts

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Fresh Look Tour

March 31, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

It’s okay to laugh and have fun in the Museum! Our University Docents will help you explore the Speed through stories, games, and more on this interactive tour. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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April 2018

Exhibition Drop-in Tour

April 7, 2018 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Join our Docents to discover the Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism exhibition during this interactive and engaging tour. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.     Image Credit: Anna Ancher (Danish, 1855-1935) The Harvesters, 1905 Oil on canvas 17 1/8 x 22 1/8 in. Art Museums of Skagen, Denmark, SKM1465 Courtesy American Federation of Arts

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Teacher Professional Development: Art Time Machine

April 12, 2018 at 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Compare artworks from the ancient world to the 20th century and discover how each artistic style expands on—and sometimes directly opposes—what came before it. We will explore similarities and differences between a variety of artistic movements, including Renaissance, Baroque, Romanticism, and everything in between. Register!   Our professional development workshops are designed to provide K-12 teachers with resources and ideas that are original, easy to use, and in support of Core Learning Standards. These highly interactive sessions provide varied experiences,…

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Exhibition Drop-in Tour

April 14, 2018 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Join our Docents to discover the Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism exhibition during this interactive and engaging tour. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.     Image Credit: Anna Ancher (Danish, 1855-1935) The Harvesters, 1905 Oil on canvas 17 1/8 x 22 1/8 in. Art Museums of Skagen, Denmark, SKM1465 Courtesy American Federation of Arts

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Exhibition Drop-in Tour

April 21, 2018 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Join our Docents to discover the Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism exhibition during this interactive and engaging tour. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.     Image Credit: Anna Ancher (Danish, 1855-1935) The Harvesters, 1905 Oil on canvas 17 1/8 x 22 1/8 in. Art Museums of Skagen, Denmark, SKM1465 Courtesy American Federation of Arts

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Exam Week Study Space

April 25, 2018 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Do you need a change of scenery while you prepare for finals? Come study at the Speed! We’ll provide free WiFi, as well as free coffee and snacks. We’ll also have “study breaks” scheduled throughout the day to help recharge and refocus your brain.   University of Louisville students receive free admission to the Museum.

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Exam Week Study Space

April 26, 2018 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Do you need a change of scenery while you prepare for finals? Come study at the Speed! We’ll provide free WiFi, as well as free coffee and snacks. We’ll also have “study breaks” scheduled throughout the day to help recharge and refocus your brain.   University of Louisville students receive free admission to the Museum.

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Exam Week Study Space

April 27, 2018 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Do you need a change of scenery while you prepare for finals? Come study at the Speed! We’ll provide free WiFi, as well as free coffee and snacks. We’ll also have “study breaks” scheduled throughout the day to help recharge and refocus your brain.   University of Louisville students receive free admission to the Museum.

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May 2018

Exhibition Drop-in Tour

May 12, 2018 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Join our Docents to discover the Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism exhibition during this interactive and engaging tour. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.     Image Credit: Anna Ancher (Danish, 1855-1935) The Harvesters, 1905 Oil on canvas 17 1/8 x 22 1/8 in. Art Museums of Skagen, Denmark, SKM1465 Courtesy American Federation of Arts

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Speed Concert Series Presents: Jennifer Koh

May 13, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, 501 West Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202 United States

Violinist Jennifer Koh is recognized for her intense, commanding performances, delivered with dazzling virtuosity and technical assurance. An adventurous musician, she collaborates with artists of multiple disciplines and curates projects that find connections between music of all eras from traditional to contemporary. She believes that all the arts and music of the past and present form a continuum and has premiered over 60 works written especially for her. Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts $20 members / $25 non-members Speed…

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July 2018

Summer Teacher Institute: Art Time Machine Part 2: Contemporary Continuum

July 5, 2018 at 10:00 am - July 6, 2018 at 4:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Summer Teacher Institute: Art Time Machine Part 2: Contemporary Continuum Thursday, July 5 – Friday, July 6, 10 am – 4 pm each day Continue your exploration of the world of art by attending this two-day PD session focused on artworks from 1945 to the present day. Consider how artists use their work to address current events and create your own artworks inspired by the Speed’s collection. We’ll also explore how technology and social media can be used to investigate…

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