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January 2018

Free Owsley Sunday Film: Studies in Natural Magic

January 21 at 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Various Directors This program features recent films by Saul Levine, Charlotte Pryce, and Christopher Harris; rarely screened films by Standish Lawder and Jean Sousa; sublimely filmed and acutely perceived portraits of cities, seas, skies, and landscapes by Peter Hutton, Julie Murray, Gary Beydler, Robert Fulton, and Emily Richardson; Betzy Bromberg’s audacious and energetic feminist punk city symphony; Degrees of Limitation, one of Scott Stark’s earliest films, a humorous 3-minute structuralist gem; and Portland, a mid-90s travelogue and playful Rashomon-like inquiry…

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

January 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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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

January 21 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: Erika Holmquist-Wall and Scott Erbes

January 21 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Join Chief Curator, Erika Holmquist-Wall, and the Decorative Arts Curator, Scott Erbes, in a conversation about the genesis of the Thoroughly Modern: Women Artists in the 20th Century Art and Design exhibition, a collaboration between the Speed’s Paintings and Decorative Arts departments. Free.

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Drop-in Family Tour

January 21 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

January 21 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: Django

January 21 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Étienne Comar “Played to perfection.”—David Erlich, IndieWire Django reveals the life of the legendary influential Romani jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt elegantly played by Reda Kateb (A Prophet, Zero Dark Thirty). Opening in Paris in 1943, Reinhardt is the toast of town, thrilling audiences with his distinctive brand of “hot jazz” and charming his admirers including his muse played by Cécile de France (Chinese Puzzle). Even as the rise of Nazism forces Reinhardt—whose music is considered degenerate under the…

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SOLD OUT – Speed Cinema Presents: Loving Vincent

January 21 at 5:15 pm - 6:45 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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Preschool Drop-in Tour: Colors and Shapes

January 24 at 10:15 am - 11:00 am
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Explore the Speed Art Museum’s collection and search for different colors and shapes in artworks. Enjoy matching and sorting colors and shapes on this fun, interactive tour! 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

January 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

January 24 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 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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Speed Cinema Presents: Loving Vincent

January 24 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 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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Preschool Workshop: Pattern Play

January 25 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Learn about and find patterns as you explore the Speed’s collection on a guided tour. Then use this inspiration to create your own patterned works of art! 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

January 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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Speed Cinema Presents: The Passion of Joan of Arc

January 25 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Carl Th. Dryer “One of the greatest of all movies . . . No other film has so subtly linked eroticism with religious persecution.” —Pauline Kael With its stunning camera work and striking compositions, Carl Th. Dreyer’s The Passion of Joan of Arc convinced the world that movies could be art. Renée Falconetti gives one of the greatest performances ever recorded on film as the young maiden who died for God and France. Long thought to have been…

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Speed Cinema Presents: The Passion of Joan of Arc

January 25 at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Carl Th. Dryer “One of the greatest of all movies . . . No other film has so subtly linked eroticism with religious persecution.” —Pauline Kael With its stunning camera work and striking compositions, Carl Th. Dreyer’s The Passion of Joan of Arc convinced the world that movies could be art. Renée Falconetti gives one of the greatest performances ever recorded on film as the young maiden who died for God and France. Long thought to have been…

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

January 26 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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SOLD OUT – Speed Cinema Presents: Loving Vincent

January 26 at 5:15 pm - 6:45 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: Zama

January 26 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Lucretia Martel “Surreal ambiguity, Kafaesque bureaucratic farce and mysterious nature are intoxicating.” —David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter Argentinean auteur Lucrecia Martel’s (The Holy Girl, The Headless Woman) first feature film in nine years charts the steady unraveling of an officer of the Spanish crown in 18th-century South America. He’s stationed in an area where the indigenous and colonial cultures in Latin America were experiencing an uneasy co-existence. Based on the novel by Antonio di Benedetto written in 1956,…

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See. Stop. Sketch.

January 27 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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Gallery Talk: Art + the Beat Scene

January 27 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 Dr. Alan Golding, Professor of English at the University of Louisville, to explore the connections between the work of Bruce Conner and the Beat poets. What new perspectives will you gain? Free with admission.

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

January 27 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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SOLD OUT – Speed Cinema Presents: Loving Vincent

January 27 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 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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Fresh Look Tour

January 27 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: Zama

January 27 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Lucretia Martel “Surreal ambiguity, Kafaesque bureaucratic farce and mysterious nature are intoxicating.” —David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter Argentinean auteur Lucrecia Martel’s (The Holy Girl, The Headless Woman) first feature film in nine years charts the steady unraveling of an officer of the Spanish crown in 18th-century South America. He’s stationed in an area where the indigenous and colonial cultures in Latin America were experiencing an uneasy co-existence. Based on the novel by Antonio di Benedetto written in 1956,…

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Speed Cinema Presents: Zama

January 27 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Lucretia Martel “Surreal ambiguity, Kafaesque bureaucratic farce and mysterious nature are intoxicating.” —David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter Argentinean auteur Lucrecia Martel’s (The Holy Girl, The Headless Woman) first feature film in nine years charts the steady unraveling of an officer of the Spanish crown in 18th-century South America. He’s stationed in an area where the indigenous and colonial cultures in Latin America were experiencing an uneasy co-existence. Based on the novel by Antonio di Benedetto written in 1956,…

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Free Owsley Sunday Film: Associations

January 28 at 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Various Directors This program is titled after John Smith’s 1975 film, a joyfully dense rebus-like image-word construction. Smith’s film is preceded by Sara Kathryn Arledge’s rarely seen 1958 work What is A Man, a film years ahead of its time, and Mark Toscano’s 2012 piece Releasing Human Energies, which utilizes film laboratory test footage of a “China Girl” set to a found text read by Morgan Fisher. The program also features Abigail Child’s classic 1989 film Mercy, from her celebrated “Is…

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

January 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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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

January 28 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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Fresh Look Tour

January 28 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 Concert Series Presents: Jamie Barton

January 28 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, 501 West Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202 United States

Jamie Barton, Mezzo Soprano The winner of the 2017 Beverly Sills Artist Award and 2015 Richard Tucker Award, the winner of both Main and Song Prizes at the 2013 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition, a winner of the 2007 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and a Grammy nominee, American mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton has been described by The Guardian as “a great artist, no question, with an imperturbable steadiness of tone, and a nobility of utterance that invites comparison not so…

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Speed Cinema Presents: Zama

January 28 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Lucretia Martel “Surreal ambiguity, Kafaesque bureaucratic farce and mysterious nature are intoxicating.” —David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter Argentinean auteur Lucrecia Martel’s (The Holy Girl, The Headless Woman) first feature film in nine years charts the steady unraveling of an officer of the Spanish crown in 18th-century South America. He’s stationed in an area where the indigenous and colonial cultures in Latin America were experiencing an uneasy co-existence. Based on the novel by Antonio di Benedetto written in 1956,…

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Preschool Drop-in Tour: Storytime

January 28 at 3:15 pm - 4:00 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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SOLD OUT – Speed Cinema Presents: Loving Vincent

January 28 at 5:15 pm - 6:45 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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Patron Circle Gallery Talk: Mystery Masterpiece

January 30 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Erika Holmquist-Wall, Chief Curator and Mary Bingham Sr., Curator of European & American Painting & Sculpture, will spotlight the Mystery Masterpiece on loan from the National Gallery of Art.   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.

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

January 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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February 2018

Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

February 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: My Old Kentucky Home

February 1 at 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Discover the people and places of the Commonwealth during this PD session focused on the art of Kentucky. We will investigate how paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts objects help to tell the story of Kentucky from the 18th century to the present day. 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, from…

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

February 2 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: Quest

February 2 at 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Jonathan Olshefski “Devoid of any political posturing or editorial agenda, Quest is a jarring and gentle testament to the powers of family and individual kindness.”—Duane Byrge, The Hollywood Reporter Filmed with vérité intimacy for nearly a decade, Quest is the moving portrait of the Rainey family living in North Philadelphia. Beginning at the dawn of the Obama presidency, Christopher “Quest” Rainey, and his wife, Christine’a “Ma Quest” raise a family while nurturing a community of hip hop artists…

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See. Stop. Sketch.

February 3 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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Preschool Workshop: Happy Hearts

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

What makes your heart happy? Enjoy looking at artworks that illustrate happiness and then make a special artwork to share with someone who makes you feel happy! 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

February 3 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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Fresh Look Tour

February 3 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: Quest

February 3 at 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Jonathan Olshefski “Devoid of any political posturing or editorial agenda, Quest is a jarring and gentle testament to the powers of family and individual kindness.”—Duane Byrge, The Hollywood Reporter Filmed with vérité intimacy for nearly a decade, Quest is the moving portrait of the Rainey family living in North Philadelphia. Beginning at the dawn of the Obama presidency, Christopher “Quest” Rainey, and his wife, Christine’a “Ma Quest” raise a family while nurturing a community of hip hop artists…

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Speed Cinema Presents: Quest

February 3 at 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Jonathan Olshefski “Devoid of any political posturing or editorial agenda, Quest is a jarring and gentle testament to the powers of family and individual kindness.”—Duane Byrge, The Hollywood Reporter Filmed with vérité intimacy for nearly a decade, Quest is the moving portrait of the Rainey family living in North Philadelphia. Beginning at the dawn of the Obama presidency, Christopher “Quest” Rainey, and his wife, Christine’a “Ma Quest” raise a family while nurturing a community of hip hop artists…

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

February 4 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 and Screening: Bruce Jenkins on Bruce Conner

February 4 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

School of the Art Institute of Chicago professor Bruce Jenkins who also co-curated and co-wrote the catalogue for the Walker Art Center exhibition 2000 BC: THE BRUCE CONNER STORY PART II (1999) screens a selection of Bruce Conner’s ground-breaking films along with fascinating tales of the artist who has been frequently been named the father of the music video. Program length: 90 minutes. Free. This program is held in conjunction with the exhibition BRUCE CONNER: FOREVER AND EVER.   Image…

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

February 4 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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Fresh Look Tour

February 4 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: Quest

February 4 at 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Jonathan Olshefski “Devoid of any political posturing or editorial agenda, Quest is a jarring and gentle testament to the powers of family and individual kindness.”—Duane Byrge, The Hollywood Reporter Filmed with vérité intimacy for nearly a decade, Quest is the moving portrait of the Rainey family living in North Philadelphia. Beginning at the dawn of the Obama presidency, Christopher “Quest” Rainey, and his wife, Christine’a “Ma Quest” raise a family while nurturing a community of hip hop artists…

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Global Speed Series: The Netherlands

February 6 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Global Speed Series: The Netherlands Presents Dr. Betsy Wieseman Beautiful Bounty: Flower Painting in the Netherlands in the Seventeenth Century From the late sixteenth century through the end of the eighteenth, Dutch and Flemish painters were renowned for their skill in the detailed representation of Flora’s most beautiful specimens. Whether a simple record of a single rare tulip or an extravagant display comprising hundreds of different flowers, their exquisite paintings were avidly sought by collectors throughout Europe. This talk will…

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

February 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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Harlan Jacobson Talk Cinema Presents: A Curated Series of Surprises

February 7 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

February 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

February 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: 2018 Oscar Nominated Short Films – Animated

February 9 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Various Directors For the 13th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Feb. 9th. With all three categories offered—Animated, Live Action and Documentary—this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, March 4. Co-presented with the Louisville Film Society. LFS offers…

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Speed Cinema Presents: 2018 Oscar Nominated Short Films – Live Action

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

Various Directors For the 13th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Feb. 9th. With all three categories offered—Animated, Live Action and Documentary—this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, March 4. Co-presented with the Louisville Film Society. LFS offers…

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See. Stop. Sketch.

February 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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Adult Workshop: Back to Basics: Creative Writing

February 10 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 Basics series, Professor 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 creative writing workshop that invites participants to play surrealist writing games as inspired by the exhibition BRUCE CONNER: FOREVER AND EVER. This workshop is appropriate for anyone interested in creative writing, no experience required. Ages 16 and up. $5 members / $16 non-members Register!   Learn…

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

February 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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Speed Cinema Presents: 2018 Oscar Nominated Short Films – Aniamted

February 10 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Various Directors For the 13th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Feb. 9th. With all three categories offered—Animated, Live Action and Documentary—this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, March 4. Co-presented with the Louisville Film Society. LFS offers…

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Fresh Look Tour

February 10 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: 2018 Oscar Nominated Short Films – Live Action

February 10 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Various Directors For the 13th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Feb. 9th. With all three categories offered—Animated, Live Action and Documentary—this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, March 4. Co-presented with the Louisville Film Society. LFS offers…

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Speed Cinema Presents: 2018 Oscar Nominated Short Films – Documentary

February 10 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Various Directors For the 13th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Feb. 9th. With all three categories offered—Animated, Live Action and Documentary—this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, March 4. Co-presented with the Louisville Film Society. LFS offers…

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

February 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: Beauty and the Beast (La Belle et la Bête)

February 11 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Jean Cocteau “One of the most magical of all films.”—Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times Jean Cocteau’s sublime adaptation of Mme. Leprince de Beaumont’s fairy-tale masterpiece—in which the pure love of a beautiful girl melts the heart of a feral but gentle beast—is a landmark of motion picture fantasy, with unforgettably romantic performances by Jean Marais and Josette Day. The spectacular visions of enchantment, desire, and death in Beauty and the Beast have become timeless icons of cinematic wonder in…

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

February 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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Fresh Look Tour

February 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.

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Speed Cinema Presents: 2018 Oscar Nominated Short Films – Animated

February 11 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Various Directors For the 13th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Feb. 9th. With all three categories offered—Animated, Live Action and Documentary—this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, March 4. Co-presented with the Louisville Film Society. LFS offers…

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

February 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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Speed Cinema Presents: 2018 Oscar Nominated Short Films – Live Action

February 14 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Various Directors For the 13th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Feb. 9th. With all three categories offered—Animated, Live Action and Documentary—this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, March 4. Co-presented with the Louisville Film Society. LFS offers…

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Speed Cinema Presents: 2018 Oscar Nominated Short Films – Documentary

February 14 at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Various Directors For the 13th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Feb. 9th. With all three categories offered—Animated, Live Action and Documentary—this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, March 4. Co-presented with the Louisville Film Society. LFS offers…

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

February 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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Members-Only Preview Party: Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism

February 15 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Join us for a Members-Only Preview Party celebrating the groundbreaking exhibition Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism. Along with live music and great art, members enjoy free parking and a complimentary beverage. Not a member? Join here. Members reserve your free tickets!     Image Credit: Mary Cassatt (American, 1844-1926) Children Playing on the Beach, 1884 Oil on canvas 38 3/8 x 29 3/16 in. National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., Alisa Mellon Bruce Collection, 1970.17.19 Courtesy American Federation…

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Speed Cinema Presents: 1945

February 15 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Ferenc Török “Simple, powerful, made with conviction and skill.”—Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times On a hot August day, villagers prepare for the wedding of the town clerk’s son. Simultaneously, two Orthodox Jews step down from the train with mysterious boxes. The suspicious and cunning residents, most of whom share guilty secrets, fear that these men may be heirs to deported Jews who have returned to demand their illegally acquired property. A superb ensemble cast and lustrous black and…

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Preschool Drop-in Tour: Portraits

February 16 at 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Speed Art Museum, 2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

What is a portrait? Explore the Speed’s galleries as you search for artworks depicting people and learn about how artists create their works of art. 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

February 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

February 16 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. February’s exciting events include:  — A Conversation with the Curators about Women Artists in the Age…

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Speed Cinema Presents: The Insult

February 16 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Ziad Doueiri “Explosive drama. The Insult will become a major talking point.”—Jay Weissberg, Variety In today’s Beirut, a civilian dispute blown out of proportion finds Tony (Adel Karam), a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser (Kamel El Basha), a Palestinian refugee, facing off in court. As the media circus surrounding the case threatens a social explosion in divided Lebanon, Tony and Yasser reconsider their values and beliefs as revelations of trauma complicate their understanding of one another. The film depicts…

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See. Stop. Sketch.

February 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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Gallery Talk: Art + Women in Music

February 17 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 Amber Thieneman, Teaching Programs Coordinator at the Speed Art Museum, to learn about female composers in the France in the Age of Impressionism. What new perspectives will you gain? Free with admission.

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

February 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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Fresh Look Tour

February 17 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: The Insult

February 17 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Ziad Doueiri “Explosive drama. The Insult will become a major talking point.”—Jay Weissberg, Variety In today’s Beirut, a civilian dispute blown out of proportion finds Tony (Adel Karam), a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser (Kamel El Basha), a Palestinian refugee, facing off in court. As the media circus surrounding the case threatens a social explosion in divided Lebanon, Tony and Yasser reconsider their values and beliefs as revelations of trauma complicate their understanding of one another. The film depicts…

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Speed Cinema Presents: The Insult

February 17 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Ziad Doueiri “Explosive drama. The Insult will become a major talking point.”—Jay Weissberg, Variety In today’s Beirut, a civilian dispute blown out of proportion finds Tony (Adel Karam), a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser (Kamel El Basha), a Palestinian refugee, facing off in court. As the media circus surrounding the case threatens a social explosion in divided Lebanon, Tony and Yasser reconsider their values and beliefs as revelations of trauma complicate their understanding of one another. The film depicts…

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Free Owsley Sunday Film: Student Films from the Steve Tisch School of Film and Television at Tel Aviv University

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

Various Directors The Steve Tisch School of Film and Television at Tel Aviv University is the largest film school in Israel and the only film school in the world where student filmmakers own the rights to their student films. This selection of recent work from the school features films that have played film festivals all over the world. Total program length: 110 minutes. Recommended for 16+. Co-presented with the Louisville Jewish Film Festival. Sponsored by Cantor’s Discretionary Fund of Congregation…

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

February 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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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

February 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: Kim Spence

February 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 Have you ever wished you could take a glimpse into the mind of an artist or had a better understanding of what motivated them to make a work of art? If so, join Curator Kim Spence for a closer look at James Tissot’s The Emigrants. Learn what motivated Degas to ask Tissot for tips on selling his art, and why Tissot’s painting (and the newly acquired related etching!) was so topical. Free.

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Fresh Look Tour

February 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: The Insult

February 18 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Ziad Doueiri “Explosive drama. The Insult will become a major talking point.”—Jay Weissberg, Variety In today’s Beirut, a civilian dispute blown out of proportion finds Tony (Adel Karam), a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser (Kamel El Basha), a Palestinian refugee, facing off in court. As the media circus surrounding the case threatens a social explosion in divided Lebanon, Tony and Yasser reconsider their values and beliefs as revelations of trauma complicate their understanding of one another. The film depicts…

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Collection Highlights Drop-in Tour

February 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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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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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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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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Fresh Look Tour

February 24 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: 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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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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Art + Yoga

February 25 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 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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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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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: 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.

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Speed Art Museum Closed: Private Event

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

The Speed Art Museum will be closed on Sunday, March 4 for a private event.

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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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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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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 Register!   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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Fresh Look Tour

March 10 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: 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.

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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

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 and DJ Matt Anthony — Fresh…

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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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Fresh Look Tour

March 17 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 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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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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Fresh Look Tour

March 24 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 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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Fresh Look Tour

March 31 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: 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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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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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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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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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

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 Patterson — Live music by Fotocrime…

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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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May 2018

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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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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