GAELA ERWIN: REFRAMING THE PAST
Based in Louisville, Kentucky, Gaela Erwin creates incisive portraits informed by realism and Old Master paintings. This solo exhibition celebrates her meticulous and emotionally impactful work in pastel. The Speed commissioned Erwin to create a series of works inspired by eighteenth and twentieth-century pastels in the Speed collection, highlighting Erwin’s artistic practice and her relationship to her artistic predecessors.
This exhibition is free with the price of Museum admission. We invite you to explore Erwin's work — along with our interactive exhibits, outdoor Art Park, state-of-the-art Cinema, Art Sparks, and more — at your own speed.
August 28 at 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thanks to a generous contribution from Brown-Forman, anyone can visit the Speed for free on Sundays through March 2021. The free Sunday admission is named in honor of the late Owsley Brown II.
August 28 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed's collection.
Free with admission.
First come, first served.
August 28 at 2:00 pm - 2:35 pm
Directed by Albert Lamorisse
In honor of the museum’s Global Speed program this year dedicated to highlighting French culture, we present one of the most beloved children’s films of all time. What seems like simply the story of a young boy and his balloon reveals a strong religious subtext as the boy fights to save his toy from danger.
August 28 at 3:00 pm - 4:50 pm
Directed by David Miller
Recently restored, this thrilling tale is a showpiece for the brilliant Joan Crawford. She stars as a playwright married to a less-than stellar actor (Jack Palance). It was her money that he’s after, and he plans to murder her with the help of his girlfriend on the side (Gloria Grahame).