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Picasso to Pollock: Modern Masterworks from the Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University

June 16, 2018 – January 13, 2019

The exhibition serves as a basic primer in early 20th century modern Western art. Featured artists include Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Gabriele Muenter, Egon Schiele, Henry Moore, Isamu Noguchi, Kay Sage, Paul Klee, Diego Rivera, and Jackson Pollock.

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Breaking the Mold: Investigating Gender at the Speed Art Museum

April 7 – September 9, 2018

Drawing chiefly from the permanent collection at the Speed Art Museum, Breaking the Mold explores depictions of gender identity through the body, dress, objects, and history.

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Thoroughly Modern: Women in 20th Century Art and Design

December 16, 2017 – July 1, 2018

The advent of modernism was a game-changer which upended traditional notions of art and design. Drawn from the Speed’s permanent collection, this exhibition celebrates the women whose work influenced both the visual arts and new ways of living.

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A Celebration of the Speed Collection

Opened March 12, 2016

Extending the legacy of its founder Mrs. Hattie Bishop Speed, the museum’s grand reopening will turn a new light on the Speed’s wide-ranging collections. With freshly renovated galleries and new, expansive spaces devoted to contemporary art and the art of Kentucky, visitors have the opportunity to see familiar favorites in novel ways and new acquisitions in new spaces. Supplemented by important loans, the extensive collection highlights more than 6,000 years of human creativity.

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