The Speed celebrated the kickoff of its $50 million expansion project with a weekend full of events! This year’s 100/100 party invited guests to make their mark on the Speed like never before with a collaborative art project on the Museum’s walls. The evening also featured dancing in the Sculpture Court with spinning by Jaleel Bunton from the band TV on the Radio.
The Speed Art Museum partnered with the International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art – North America (INCCA-NA) and Louisville’s Commission on Public Art (COPA) to present a two-day symposium, titled “The Power of Public Space” from September 14-15. This program welcomed conservators, artists, and the public to consider the importance of, and provide solutions, to conserve and maintain public art. Photos by Kenneth Hayden.
The Museum came to life with a dramatic mix of circus arts and street entertainment as part of UofL’s Student Welcome Week. More than 1,200 students shared a night at the Speed full of interactive art projects, fire dancers and other performers, henna tattooing, a photo booth, music, and scavenger hunts of the collection.
In this video, Hannah interviews the curator of Going for the Gold: Selections from the Kebric Olympic Collection, Kim Spence. This is a production of the Youth Apprentice Program at the Speed Art Museum.