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February 2018

Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

February 22 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: Mom and Dad

February 22 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Area Premiere: Filmed in Louisville Directed by Brian Taylor “One of the great jet black comedies about suburbia.”—Dennis Harvey, Variety Filmed in Louisville, this new bloody comedic horror satire takes the refrain “my parents are going to kill me” to new extremes.  Director Brian Taylor’s (Crank, Gamer) script skewers familial tensions in the vein of Parents and Heathers. A strange 24-hour sickness suddenly causes parents to violently turn against their own children, forcing a suburban teen (Anne Winters) and her younger brother (Zackary Arthur) to…

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Speed Cinema Presents: Mom and Dad

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

Area Premiere: Filmed in Louisville Directed by Brian Taylor “One of the great jet black comedies about suburbia.”—Dennis Harvey, Variety Filmed in Louisville, this new bloody comedic horror satire takes the refrain “my parents are going to kill me” to new extremes.  Director Brian Taylor’s (Crank, Gamer) script skewers familial tensions in the vein of Parents and Heathers. A strange 24-hour sickness suddenly causes parents to violently turn against their own children, forcing a suburban teen (Anne Winters) and her younger brother (Zackary Arthur) to…

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

February 23 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: No Maps on My Taps and About Tap

February 23 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by George Nierenberg “Exhilarating, touching [and] thoroughly absorbing.”—Brian Siebert, New York Times In 1979, the art of tap dance was re-energized with the release of George T. Nierenberg’s landmark film, No Maps on My Taps, featuring music by Lionel Hampton and the dance artistry of Bunny Briggs, Chuck Green, and Harold “Sandman” Sims. Nierenberg’s real love for the dancers and their art made this joyous documentary a hit with audiences and critics. The thrilling talent and ebullient charisma of…

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See. Stop. Sketch.

February 24 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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Speed Cinema Presents: Loving Vincent

February 24 at 12:30 pm - 2:00 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

February 24 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: Loving Vincent

February 24 at 2:30 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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Speed Cinema Presents: Brent Hayes Edwards on Sweet Willie Rollbar’s Orientation

February 24 at 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by the Black Artists’ Group of St. Louis In the closing keynote for the annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, Brent Hayes Edwards presents a digital restoration, from the original 16mm reels, of the experimental film Sweet Willie Rollbar’s Orientation from 1972. The film was made by, and features, saxophonist Julius Hemphill, the poet K. Curtis Lyle, the actor Malinke Elliott and other members of the Black Artists’ Group of St. Louis. An astounding document of the…

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Speed Cinema Presents: No Maps on My Taps and About Tap

February 24 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by George Nierenberg “Exhilarating, touching [and] thoroughly absorbing.”—Brian Siebert, New York Times In 1979, the art of tap dance was re-energized with the release of George T. Nierenberg’s landmark film, No Maps on My Taps, featuring music by Lionel Hampton and the dance artistry of Bunny Briggs, Chuck Green, and Harold “Sandman” Sims. Nierenberg’s real love for the dancers and their art made this joyous documentary a hit with audiences and critics. The thrilling talent and ebullient charisma of…

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Art + Yoga

February 25 at 12:30 pm - 1:30 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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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

February 25 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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Free Owsley Sunday Film: Louise by the Shore (Louise en hiver)

February 25 at 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Jean-François Laguionie “Charming . . . unexpectedly upbeat.”—Wendy Ide, Screen Daily On the last day of summer in a small seaside resort town, an older woman named Louise realizes that the last train has departed without her. She finds herself alone in the town, abandoned by everyone. As the weather turns for the worse and with no one to keep her company, Louise must rely on her past to help her survive the present. Joined by a stray…

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

February 25 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 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 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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Fresh Look Tour

February 25 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: No Maps on My Taps and About Tap

February 25 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by George Nierenberg “Exhilarating, touching [and] thoroughly absorbing.”—Brian Siebert, New York Times In 1979, the art of tap dance was re-energized with the release of George T. Nierenberg’s landmark film, No Maps on My Taps, featuring music by Lionel Hampton and the dance artistry of Bunny Briggs, Chuck Green, and Harold “Sandman” Sims. Nierenberg’s real love for the dancers and their art made this joyous documentary a hit with audiences and critics. The thrilling talent and ebullient charisma of…

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Artist Talk: Directors Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman on Loving Vincent

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

Join Oscar-nominated directors Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman in-person as they discuss the seven-year odyssey to make the ambitious animated feature film Loving Vincent about Vincent van Gogh. Constructed entirely from hand-painted images in oil, the film draws on the visual style of the celebrated artist’s work. Loving Vincent, the most successful film screening at the Speed Cinema, drew more than 11,500 people between late October and mid-February. The discussion will feature clips revealing the process of working with 125…

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

February 28 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: Oulaya’s Wedding

February 28 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Hisham Mayet, Cyrus Moussavi, and Brittany Nugent Oulaya’s Wedding features an impressionistic account of love, family, gender roles, and ecstatic music in the Sahara Desert. Director Hisham Mayet captures an intimate portrait of a family of wedding musicians, and their court of extended friends and peripheral misfits, who are giving away their eldest daughter’s hand in marriage. The emotional and logistical maelstrom of a Sahraoui wedding are presented in candid and sincere accounts by the residents, hosts, guests,…

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March 2018

Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

March 1 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 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: Private Event

March 2 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 Friday, March 2.

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Speed Art Museum Closed: Annual Ball

March 3 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.   Late Night at the Speed Art Museum Ball 9 pm-1 am Dancing, Drinks, Dessert

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Speed Art Museum: North Building Open Only

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

Only the North Building of the Speed Art Museum will be open on March 4, 2018. Guests will still be able to access the blockbuster exhibition Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism.

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

March 7 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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International Women’s Day Luncheon

March 8 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us as we honor groundbreaking women with a special luncheon on International Women’s Day. We will celebrate women who have made a significant impact on the Speed, as well as pioneering “First Women” leaders in our community. Sponsored by Private Curator-led tours of Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism at 11:00 am and 1:30 pm. Catered by Wiltshire at the Speed Tickets $100 PURCHASE TICKETS For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Kelly Scott at 502.634.2704 or send her an email. In 2018, we celebrate…

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

March 8 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 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: BPM—Beats Per Minute (120 battements par minute)

March 9 at 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Robin Campillo “Exhilarating and ultimately moving.”—Mark Jenkins, Washington Post A smash after its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, BPM follows the emergence of ACT-UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) in Paris in the early 1990s. Amid the rallies, fierce debates, and ecstatic dance parties, intimate connections are made and vibrant life rages against indifference from the government and much of the public. In the Paris college classroom where the group meets to argue debate strategy and plan…

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See. Stop. Sketch.

March 10 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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SOLD OUT – Adult Workshop: Back to Basics: Watercolors

March 10 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 SOLD OUT   Learn more about other Adult Workshops.

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Gallery Talk: Art + the Artist’s Perspective

March 10 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 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 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 Cinema Presents: BPM—Beats Per Minute (120 battements par minute)

March 10 at 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Robin Campillo “Exhilarating and ultimately moving.”—Mark Jenkins, Washington Post A smash after its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, BPM follows the emergence of ACT-UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) in Paris in the early 1990s. Amid the rallies, fierce debates, and ecstatic dance parties, intimate connections are made and vibrant life rages against indifference from the government and much of the public. In the Paris college classroom where the group meets to argue debate strategy and plan…

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Speed Cinema Presents: BPM—Beats Per Minute (120 battements par minute)

March 10 at 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Robin Campillo “Exhilarating and ultimately moving.”—Mark Jenkins, Washington Post A smash after its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, BPM follows the emergence of ACT-UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) in Paris in the early 1990s. Amid the rallies, fierce debates, and ecstatic dance parties, intimate connections are made and vibrant life rages against indifference from the government and much of the public. In the Paris college classroom where the group meets to argue debate strategy and plan…

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Speed Concert Series Presents: Ben Sollee and Martha Redbone

March 10 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 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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Free Owsley Sunday Film: Artist, Amateurs and Abstraction: Mid-Century American Cinema

March 11 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Various Directors Postwar America was a boom for 16mm filmmaking. Thousands of military surplus 16mm sound projectors were sold to schools and other institutions at low costs, making the 16mm format more accessible. Film societies and cineclubs across the county sprung up providing non-commercial filmmaking an avenue for exhibition. Self-taught artist and amateurs alike were free to explore the conventions of filmmaking, abandoning representation for a far more abstract vision. This program oscillates between known masters, like the father of…

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

March 11 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 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 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.

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: BPM—Beats Per Minute (120 battements par minute)

March 11 at 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Robin Campillo “Exhilarating and ultimately moving.”—Mark Jenkins, Washington Post A smash after its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, BPM follows the emergence of ACT-UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) in Paris in the early 1990s. Amid the rallies, fierce debates, and ecstatic dance parties, intimate connections are made and vibrant life rages against indifference from the government and much of the public. In the Paris college classroom where the group meets to argue debate strategy and plan…

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Preschool Workshop: Making Impressions

March 14 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 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: A Curated Series of Surprises

March 14 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Harlan Jacobson’s Talk Cinema: A Curated Series of Surprises 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. The February/March selections will be announced a few weeks before the events on the Speed’s website and social media. Last year’s series featured such stellar titles as Moonlight (Best Picture 2016), A Man…

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

March 15 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 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 at 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Brought to you by Old Forester. 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…

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Speed Cinema Presents: Leaning into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy

March 16 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Thomas Riedelsheimer “A beguiling sense of dislocation is part of the film’s meditative charm.”—David Erhlich, IndieWire Artist Andy Goldsworthy has spent a better part of his life incorporating the natural resources and environments he inhabits to create site-specific works that are in concert with nature. For example, he forms his image in a landscape by stretching across a sidewalk as rain begins to fall, leaving a dry silhouette when he steps up. These actions may be ephemeral if…

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See. Stop. Sketch.

March 17 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 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 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 Cinema Presents: Leaning into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy

March 17 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Thomas Riedelsheimer “A beguiling sense of dislocation is part of the film’s meditative charm.”—David Erhlich, IndieWire Artist Andy Goldsworthy has spent a better part of his life incorporating the natural resources and environments he inhabits to create site-specific works that are in concert with nature. For example, he forms his image in a landscape by stretching across a sidewalk as rain begins to fall, leaving a dry silhouette when he steps up. These actions may be ephemeral if…

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Free Owsley Sunday Film: Documentary as Formal Truth

March 18 at 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Various Directors Scottish documentary filmmaker John Grierson’s defined documentary as the “creative treatment of actuality.” This program of documentary films expands the notion of actuality by experimenting with the formal conventions of filmmaking. From poetic realism to romanticism from city symphony to travelogue, the five films in this program demonstrate that actuality doesn’t exist on its own but is created by observers. 1921-1949, running time: 84 minutes. Free. Symphony of a City – Arne Sucksdorff (9min) 1949 Coal Face –…

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

March 18 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 by Dan Cameron: Notes on Usefulness

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

Dan Cameron is a New York-based independent curator, art writer, and educator. He was Curator of the 2016 Bienal de Cuenca in Ecuador, which closed February 2017, and featured 47 artists from 20 countries. He is known for being the founder of Prospect New Orleans, an organization he ran from 2006-2011 — a period when he was also Director of Visual Arts for New Orleans’ Contemporary Arts Center (CAC). Cameron was Chief Curator at Orange County Museum of Art in…

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

March 18 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 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 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: Leaning into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy

March 18 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Thomas Riedelsheimer “A beguiling sense of dislocation is part of the film’s meditative charm.”—David Erhlich, IndieWire Artist Andy Goldsworthy has spent a better part of his life incorporating the natural resources and environments he inhabits to create site-specific works that are in concert with nature. For example, he forms his image in a landscape by stretching across a sidewalk as rain begins to fall, leaving a dry silhouette when he steps up. These actions may be ephemeral if…

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

March 21 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 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 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 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 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 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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Speed Cinema Presents: Leaning into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy

March 23 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Thomas Riedelsheimer “A beguiling sense of dislocation is part of the film’s meditative charm.”—David Erhlich, IndieWire Artist Andy Goldsworthy has spent a better part of his life incorporating the natural resources and environments he inhabits to create site-specific works that are in concert with nature. For example, he forms his image in a landscape by stretching across a sidewalk as rain begins to fall, leaving a dry silhouette when he steps up. These actions may be ephemeral if…

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See. Stop. Sketch.

March 24 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 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 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 Cinema Presents: Leaning into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy

March 24 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Thomas Riedelsheimer “A beguiling sense of dislocation is part of the film’s meditative charm.”—David Erhlich, IndieWire Artist Andy Goldsworthy has spent a better part of his life incorporating the natural resources and environments he inhabits to create site-specific works that are in concert with nature. For example, he forms his image in a landscape by stretching across a sidewalk as rain begins to fall, leaving a dry silhouette when he steps up. These actions may be ephemeral if…

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

March 25 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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Free Owsley Sunday Film: The News was Reel: Infotainment and the Newsreel

March 25 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Various Directors A newsreel is a form of short documentary film prevalent between 1910s to 1960s, containing filmed news stories and items of topical interest. Typically exhibited as short subjects preceding the main feature film, newsreels were a source of news, current affairs, and entertainment for millions of moviegoers. There were dedicated newsreel theaters in many major cities in the 1930s and 1940s, and some large city theatres also included a smaller cinema where newsreels were screened continuously throughout the…

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Preschool Drop-in Tour: Textures

March 25 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 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 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 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: Leaning into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy

March 25 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Thomas Riedelsheimer “A beguiling sense of dislocation is part of the film’s meditative charm.”—David Erhlich, IndieWire Artist Andy Goldsworthy has spent a better part of his life incorporating the natural resources and environments he inhabits to create site-specific works that are in concert with nature. For example, he forms his image in a landscape by stretching across a sidewalk as rain begins to fall, leaving a dry silhouette when he steps up. These actions may be ephemeral if…

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

March 28 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: I Dream in Another Language (Sueño en otro idoma)

March 28 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Ernesto Contreras “Raises philosophical questions about what is lost when a language—and by extension, our elder’s memory—is allowed to fade away unpreserved.”—Peter Debruge, Variety A young linguist travels to the jungle of Mexico to research and save a mysterious indigenous language. A language, as he discovers, at the point of disappearing since the last two speakers had a fight fifty years ago and refuse to speak a word with each other. Trying to bring the two old friends…

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

March 29 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 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: Ichi the Killer (Koroshiya 1)

March 30 at 7:00 pm - 9:10 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Takashi Miike “Funny, absurd, nighmarishy visceral and—of course—deeply serious.” Geoff Andrew, Time Out Takashi Miike’s Ichi the Killer has endured as one of the most influential pieces of genre filmmaking of the last two decades, and now it returns in a stunning all-new 4K restoration approved by director Takashi Miike. Originally shot on Betacam and transferred to 35mm, the new technology deems it possible for a more crisp, pristine finish. This visceral, bloody, and often hilarious film follows…

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See. Stop. Sketch.

March 31 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 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 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 Cinema Presents: Ichi the Killer (Koroshiya 1)

March 31 at 3:00 pm - 5:10 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Takashi Miike “Funny, absurd, nighmarishy visceral and—of course—deeply serious.” Geoff Andrew, Time Out Takashi Miike’s Ichi the Killer has endured as one of the most influential pieces of genre filmmaking of the last two decades, and now it returns in a stunning all-new 4K restoration approved by director Takashi Miike. Originally shot on Betacam and transferred to 35mm, the new technology deems it possible for a more crisp, pristine finish. This visceral, bloody, and often hilarious film follows…

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April 2018

Free Owsley Sunday Film: First Films from Aspiring Auteurs

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

Various Directors The line between professional and amateur is demarcated by a paycheck. Before Mickey Mouse became an international mascot and rodent royalty, Walt Disney was a struggling illustrator in Kansas City. Prior to Citizen Kane establishing modernism in cinema, Orson Wells was a radio dabbling theater actor. Francois Truffaut was a film critic and cinephile before a single puff of The 400 Blows. Everyone must start somewhere, as great artists are not just born. This program of first films,…

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Preschool Drop-in Tour: Making Impressions

April 4 at 10:30 am - 11:15 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. Free.

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Youth Side-by-Side Workshop: Pastel Impressions

April 5 at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Looking for something fun to do during spring break? Visit the Speed Art Museum and explore our exhibition, Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism. Enjoy a guided tour of the exhibition and then make a pastel self-portrait inspired by your experience. Ages 5 to 12. Registration fee covers admission, tour, and art materials. A parent or guardian must also register for the workshop. $5 members / $8 non-members REGISTER

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See. Stop. Sketch.

April 7 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 exhibitions. Free with admission. No registration required.

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Speed Reading Gallery Tour

April 7 at 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Join us to see the story in this unique program that is part book discussion, part guided tour. Elise Hooper’s The Other Alcott shares the story of May Alcott, youngest sister of Louisa May Alcott. May was a talented artist who ran in the same Parisian social circle as artists like Mary Cassatt and Berthe Morisot. This gallery tour will bring May’s story to life, as we explore the themes of The Other Alcott as they relate to artworks on…

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Exhibition Drop-in Tour

April 7 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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Art Lab

April 8 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Visit Art Lab and enjoy an open art making studio where the only limitation is your own creativity! A variety of materials will be provided for you to use to make your vision a reality. Free.

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Drop-in Family Tour

April 8 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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Preschool Workshop: On the Farm

April 11 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Celebrate spring by exploring artworks in the Speed’s collection that depict life on the farm! Learn about farmers and what they do, as well as the animals and crops you might find on a farm. After exploring the galleries, create your own farm-inspired work of art! Early learners (ages 2-5) will enjoy exploring the Museum and expressing their creativity. Each workshop begins with a tour of the Museum’s galleries, followed by a hands-on art making activity. A parent or guardian…

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Teacher Professional Development: Art Time Machine

April 12 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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See. Stop. Sketch.

April 14 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 exhibitions. Free with admission. No registration required.

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Adult Workshop: Back to Basics: Creative Writing

April 14 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-the-Basics Series, 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 workshop that invites participants to explore the senses through poetry and prose as inspired by the exhibition Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism. This workshop is appropriate for anyone interested in creative writing, no experience required! Ages 16 and up. $5 members / $20 non-members REGISTER

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Exhibition Drop-in Tour

April 14 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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Preschool Drop-in Tour: On the Farm

April 15 at 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Celebrate Spring by exploring artworks in the Speed’s collection that depict life on the farm! Learn about farmers and what they do, as well as the animals and crops you might find on a farm. Free.

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After Hours at the Speed

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

Brought to you by Old Forester. 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. April’s exciting events include:  — A lecture by artist Ebony…

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See. Stop. Sketch.

April 21 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 exhibitions. Free with admission. No registration required.

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Art & Feminism Gallery Talk

April 21 at 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Join Dr. Susan Jarosi, Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Louisville, to explore ideas of feminism in Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism. Free with admission.

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Exhibition Drop-in Tour

April 21 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 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 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 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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Speed Art Museum Closed: Kentucky Derby Marathon

April 28 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, April 28 due to street closures for the Kentucky Derby Marathon.

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Museum Melodies Tour with Sharon Owen

April 29 at 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Join local children’s musician, Sharon Owen, for an interactive, musical adventure through the Speed! Inspired by artworks in the Museum’s collection, sing and make music as you tour the galleries and experience the museum in a whole new way. This tour is best suited to children who are between 2 and 7 years of age. Free.

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May 2018

Preschool Workshop: How Does Your Garden Grow?

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

Flowers are blooming all around us outside but at the Speed you can find flowers in our galleries as well! Enjoy a tour of the Museum’s collection focused on flowers and gardens before making your own floral masterpiece. Early learners (ages 2-5) will enjoy exploring the Museum and expressing their creativity. Each workshop begins with a tour of the Museum’s galleries, followed by a hands-on art making activity. A parent or guardian must register with the child and remain with…

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Speed Art Museum Closed: Kentucky Oaks Day

May 4 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 Friday, May 4 for Kentucky Oaks Day, and Saturday, May 5 for Kentucky Derby Day.

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Speed Art Museum Closed: Kentucky Derby Day

May 5 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, May 5 for Kentucky Derby Day.

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Preschool Drop-in Tour: Storytime

May 6 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. Free.

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Homeschool Tour and Workshop: Picking Up STEAM

May 9 at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Come to the Speed Art Museum for a STEAM workshop designed especially for homeschool students. Enjoy a STEAM-based gallery tour and learn about science, technology, engineering, and math connections in the Museum’s collection. Then build a drawing robot to put these concepts into practice.  Registration fee covers museum admission, tour, and art materials. Ages 10 to 16. A parent or guardian must also register for the workshop. $5 REGISTER

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See. Stop. Sketch.

May 12 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 exhibitions. Free with admission. No registration required.

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Adult Workshop: Back to Basics: Pastels

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

Explore the emotive marks and expressive colors of the Speed’s special exhibition, Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism, and learn to make your own impressionist work of art using pastels. Instruction will focus on the basics of pastels so all experience levels are welcome. Ages 16 and up. $5 members / $20 non-members REGISTER

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Exhibition Drop-in Tour

May 12 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 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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After Hours at the Speed

May 18 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. May’s exciting events include:  — Live music by LUNG and Scott Carney — Fresh Look Gallery Tours…

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See. Stop. Sketch.

May 19 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 exhibitions. Free with admission. No registration required.

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Early Childhood Professional Development: Art as Experimentation: What Will Happen Next?

May 19 at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Young children are naturally curious and early childhood educators can encourage this innate desire using open-ended art activities. This training explores how to plan and implement visual art activities that encourage creative expression and scientific thinking. This workshop meets requirements for annual training hours through ECE-TRIS. $5 REGISTER

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Preschool Drop-in Tour: Feelings

May 23 at 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

On this tour, we will look at portraits in the museum’s collection to help us understand our own and others’ emotions. By exploring different types of emotions, we will think about what makes us feel a certain way. Designed to promote social-emotional development which is crucial for school readiness, this tour will encourage compassion, communication, and empathy in early learners. Free.

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See. Stop. Sketch.

May 26 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 exhibitions. Free with admission. No registration required.

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June 2018

Teen Advisory Council Presents: Splash Into Summer

June 1 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

The Speed’s Teen Advisory Council is proud to present a summer kick-off party for teens. School’s out for the summer so let’s celebrate at the Speed! Open to high school students only. Ticket Pricing: members: $8 non-member presale tickets: $8 non-member at-the-door tickets: $10 PURCHASE TICKETS   More information on the Speed’s Teen Advisory Council and other teen programs.

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See. Stop. Sketch.

June 2 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 exhibitions. Free with admission. No registration required.

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See. Stop. Sketch.

June 9 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 exhibitions. Free with admission. No registration required.

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Adult Workshop: Back to Basics: Modern Embroidery

June 9 at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Make a unique work of handmade art in this modern embroidery workshop! Learn the basics of embroidery from using a hoop and creating basic stitches to working with patterns. All materials will be provided and no experience is necessary. Ages 16 and up. $5 members / $16 non-members REGISTER

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Art Lab

June 10 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Visit Art Lab and enjoy an open art making studio where the only limitation is your own creativity! A variety of materials will be provided for you to use to make your vision a reality. Free.

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

June 10 at 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Join children’s musicians Evan & Vanessa for a family-friendly musical performance. Enjoy an interactive, bilingual performance. Learn more about Evan & Vanessa. Free.

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See. Stop. Sketch.

June 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 encourage guests to explore the Museum’s permanent collection as well as exhibitions. Free with admission. No registration required.

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Preschool Drop-in Tour: Five Senses

June 20 at 10:15 am - 11:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed’s collection using your five senses! Imagine what you would touch, see, smell, hear, and taste if you could climb inside our artworks. Free.

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See. Stop. Sketch.

June 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 encourage guests to explore the Museum’s permanent collection as well as exhibitions. Free with admission. No registration required.

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Preschool Drop-in Tour: Storytime

June 24 at 3:00 pm - 3:45 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. Free.

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See. Stop. Sketch.

June 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 encourage guests to explore the Museum’s permanent collection as well as exhibitions. Free with admission. No registration required.

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July 2018

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

July 5 at 10:00 am - July 6 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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