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Video Wall Together: Working Hands

Louisville organizations, The Cabbage Patch Settlement House and The Little Loomhouse, came together to create “Working Hands: A Modern Generation Explores the Ancient Craft of Textiles” in collaboration with the Speed Art Museum’s “Wall Together” project. The fiber arts curriculum … Continue reading

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Video Discovering the Earth: African Pottery From the Speed’s Collection

“Discovering the Earth: African Pottery from the Speed’s Collection” features 17 different pieces of pottery authentic to parts of Africa, spanning the continent from Nigeria to South Africa. The objects were donated to the Speed Art Museum by the Chicago … Continue reading

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Video The Speed’s Current Exhibition: Art of the Streets: The French Poster, 1880-1930

The Speed’s current exhibition, Art of the Streets: The French Poster, 1880-1930, features lithographic reproductions of famous designs from the golden age of the poster. Together with original prints from the collection of Jonathan and Tracy Blue, these rarely seen … Continue reading

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Video Discovering a Kentucky Masterpiece with Robert Brewer

Throughout their history, sideboards symbolized status. They were the perfect accompaniment to well-dressed and well-mannered diners. Such was the case in early nineteenth-century Kentucky: estate inventories and other documentary sources show that sideboards were often among the most expensive pieces … Continue reading

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Photo Lights Off/ Future On Family Fun at the Speed

On September 22, families enjoyed a full day of fun at the Museum as part of the expansion kickoff celebration featuring musical performances by Mom’s RockSchool, family portraits in Art Sparks, films from the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, paintball … Continue reading

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