Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism

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.

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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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