April 30 – October 14, 2017
Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art is the first contemporary art exhibition to question and explore in-depth the complex and contested space of the American South. This unprecedented exhibition investigates the many realities, fantasies, and myths about the South that have long captured the public’s imagination. Presenting a wide range of perspectives, from both within and outside of the region, the exhibition creates a composite portrait of southern identity through the work of sixty artists.
September 23 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Guests are invited to sketch in Southern Accent using drawing materials provided at guest relations every Saturday.
September 23 at 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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.
September 23 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Directed by Linda Saffire and Adam Schlesinger
Restless Creature offers an intimate portrait of prima ballerina and Louisville native Wendy Whelan as she prepares to leave the New York City Ballet after a record-setting three decades with the company. One of the modern era’s most acclaimed dancers, Whelan was a principal ballerina for the company and danced numerous ballets by George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, as well as new works by contemporary choreographers like Christopher Wheeldon and Alexi Ratmansky in roles created specifically for her.
September 23 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.