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September 2017

Queer Eye on the South

September 28 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Speed Art Museum,
2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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Join us for an evening of art and conversation co-hosted by the LGBT Center and the Speed Art Museum, focusing on queer artists in the exhibition Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art. All are welcome to this celebration of queer artists and the LGBT Center’s 10th anniversary! Gallery talk by Dr. Jongwoo Jeremy Kim, Associate Professor of Art History at University of Louisville and Miranda Lash, curator of contemporary art, Speed Art Museum. Cash bar will be…

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October 2017

Collecting Photography: Advice and Strategies

October 8 at 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Speed Art Museum: Grand Hall,
2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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Join us for a discussion on collecting photography including helpful advice and strategies from experts. Our panel features Paul Paletti, director of the Louisville Photo Biennial, Rachel Peart, a specialist in Photographs from Phillips auction house in New York, Stephen Reily, Interim Director of the Speed Art Museum, and Miranda Lash, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Speed Art Museum. This event is presented in conjunction with Southern Elegy: Photography from the Stephen Reily Collection and the Louisville Photo Biennial.…

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Southern Symbols: Remembering Our Past and Envisioning Our Future

October 13 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Speed Art Museum: Grand Hall,
2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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Southern Symbols: Remembering Our Past and Envisioning Our Future A Public Conversation at the Speed Art Museum Cities throughout the United States are removing public statues, flags, and monuments associated with the Confederacy. As a nation, we are revisiting how we remember the legacy of slavery, the Civil War, and our history of racial discrimination. In association with the exhibition Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art, the Speed Art Museum will host a public conversation led by…

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Southern Symbols Talking Circles: Finding Connections Through Courageous Conversations

October 13 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Speed Art Museum,
2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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Join members of Spalding University’s Community for Peace and Spiritual Renewal in processing the issues discussed in Southern Symbols. Talking Circles are designed to facilitate peaceful, meaningful dialogue in small groups. They make visible our interconnectedness even in the face of serious differences and elicit our individual and collective wisdom when addressing difficult issues. Come listen and be heard. All are welcome to participate. Free. Download a PDF schedule of the day’s Southern Symbols events.

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Southern Symbols Keynote: Lost Causes and Causes Not Lost: Confederate Memorials, Then and Now by Dr. David Blight

October 13 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Speed Art Museum,
2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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Keynote lecture by Dr. David W. Blight of Yale University Dr. Blight will deliver a lecture on why the Confederacy in its various memorial manifestations never seems to go away. It will also examine why nearly all debates or struggles over monuments and memorials are about the the present. He will address this issue as a matter of origins and about our contemporary political culture. Dr. David W. Blight is the Class of 1954 Professor of American History and Director…

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After Hours at the Speed

October 20 at 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Speed Art Museum,
2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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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, food + drinks by Wiltshire at the Speed, and of course art! Come experience the Speed after hours like you’ve never experienced it before. October’s exciting events include: — Live music from The Fervor, Todd Hildreth Trio, and Joey Thieman and Friends —…

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November 2017

The Bacchanal – 9th Annual Patron Circle Party

November 4 at 8:00 pm - November 5 at 1:00 am
Speed Art Museum,
2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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The Bacchanal 9th Annual Patron Circle Party Saturday, November 4, 2017, 8:00 pm-  1:00 am Free and exclusive to members of Patron Circle and above. Patron Circle Gold members (and above) receive additional tickets to the event. For more information about tickets or to RSVP, contact Kelly Scott at 502.634.2704 or kscott@speedmuseum.org.   For more information about the Patron Circle or to join.

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After Hours at the Speed

November 17 at 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Speed Art Museum,
2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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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, food + drinks by Wiltshire at the Speed, and of course art! Come experience the Speed after hours like you’ve never experienced it before. November’s exciting events include:  — Silent Disco with local DJs — Tribute to Radiohead’s “In Rainbows” performed by…

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University of Louisville Percussion Performance

November 19 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speed Art Museum: Grand Hall,
2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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The University of Louisville Percussion Department will present a Music Gallery in the Speed’s Grand Hall. Percussion music in the form of ensembles and solos will be continuous, while museum guests are encouraged to walk around the instruments and performers during the performances. Get an up-close look at marimbas, timpani, vibraphones, steel drums, multi percussion sets, and more! Free.

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December 2017

After Hours at the Speed

December 15 at 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Speed Art Museum,
2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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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, food + drinks by Wiltshire at the Speed, and of course art! Come experience the Speed after hours like you’ve never experienced it before. December’s exciting events include:  — Live music by Frederick the Younger, Howell Dawdy, Maximon, and DJ Kim Sorise…

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