February 17 – May 13, 2018
Featuring over 80 exceptional paintings by 37 women artists, this groundbreaking exhibition focuses on the exciting historical moment when long-standing social and cultural barriers began to give way, revealing the breadth and strength of their artistic achievements.
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.
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.