January 7–March 26, 2017
Picturing American Indian Cultures: The Art of Kentucky’s Frederick Weygold
The Speed Art Museum’s new exhibition features paintings, drawings, and photographs by Louisville artist and ethnographer Frederick Weygold, as well as highlights from the Speed’s American Indian collection. Although Weygold’s work as an illustrator, photographer, and collector of American Indian art is highly regarded in Europe, he remains virtually unknown in the United States.
This exhibition offers for the first time a comprehensive account of this remarkable man and his achievements as an artist, collector, educator, and social activist. Highlights of the exhibition include a dramatic, full-length eagle-feather Lakota headdress, American Indian ledger drawings, and rarely seen watercolor sketches and paintings by Weygold.
March 24 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.
March 24 at 7:00 pm - 8:40 pm
Since 1998, The Animation Show of Shows has selected the best in animated short films from the world’s top animation festivals such as Cannes, Annecy, Zagreb, Ottawa, and Berlin. The styles of animation vary widely, from hand-drawn to stop motion to the latest computer-generated imagery.
March 25 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sketching is for everyone -- whether or not you think you can draw. The Speed's weekly sketching program, See Stop Sketch, provides drawing materials and sketching prompts to guests every Saturday. Explore the galleries, look closely, and try different drawing techniques. Materials will be available for pick-up at the front desk beginning on January 14th.
March 25 at 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Our monthly gallery talk series offers you an in-depth look at the Speed’s collection.