August 8 – November 11, 2018
This installation highlights Norman Rockwell’s Study for Breaking Home Ties, a charcoal drawing that served as a preparatory study for the cover of the September 25, 1954, issue of the Saturday Evening Post.
July 21, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Thomas Chambers was the first artist working in America to make landscape painting accessible to a wider audience and broader socioeconomic class, tapping into the fascination and interest in travel and exploration.
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.
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.