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The Speed Art Museum
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This is a very exciting time to invest in the future of your Speed Art Museum! As you know, the museum is currently closed to the public as we gear up for the opening of our $50 million expansion project. In addition to funding the Museum itself, what your membership dollars can support now is truly exceptional. We are continuing to bring art programming to the community through our satellite space in Nulu at 822 East Market Street, Local Speed. The Local Speed brings a unique perspective of our art institution to an even broader audience by offering a majority of our programs for free. Through your support, Local Speed will continue to offer rotating art exhibitions featuring some of the Speed's collection, works by local artists, free family art activities, and a thriving programming schedule that includes a film series, artist lectures and workshops.

To thank you for your investment in the arts community and The Speed Art Museum, you will receive fantastic benefits which include free and discounted tickets to must-see exhibitions, concerts, and events throughout the Commonwealth.

Your Speed Membership card also gives you access to exclusive discounts at local restaurants and shops. Click here to learn more about the Speed Member Discount Program.

These benefits will grow and change as we prepare for our 2016 re-opening to make sure our members are well rewarded for being a vital part of our community.


Speed Expansion - Virtual Tour

Click here to view a virtual tour of expansion plans.


Donate to the Changing Speed Project >>


Be a part of it all – Join Today!

Individual ($50)
Become a Speed Member or Renew Your Membership Here
  • Special opportunities at exhibitions
  • Exclusive discounts at local businesses through the Speed Member Discount Program
  • Free admission to Speed Lecture Series
  • Discounted admission to The Speed Concert Series
  • Free admission to all Southeastern Museums (SERM)
  • Monthly eNewsletter
  • Fully tax-deductible


Family / Dual ($70)
Become a Speed Member or Renew Your Membership Here
  • All Individual benefits for 2 adults and all children under 18.
  • Fully tax-deductible


Reciprocal ($130)
Become a Speed Member or Renew Your Membership Here


Supporter ($250)
Become a Speed Member or Renew Your Membership Here
  • Individual benefits for 2 adults and all children under 18
  • All Reciprocal Benefits
  • Recognition in the Annual Report
  • Invitation to one Patron Circle event
  • All but $35 is tax-deductible


10% discount available for seniors and students. Please call 502.634.2719 or email for details.

Have questions or need more information?
Please contact Cecilia Lynn Adwell at 502.634.2719 or

Benefits are subject to change.

See our Patron Circle
See our International Benefactor Circle

Please note that donations to the Speed Art Museum Annual Fund and General Memberships are fully tax deductible. For gifts of $250 and above, you may receive occasional benefits with a fair market value that will affect the tax deductibility of your donation; donors will receive a formal acknowledgment letter in the mail confirming deductible and non-deductible contributions. To waive benefits and make a fully tax-deductible donation, please add that information into the comments section of the web form.

Donation Requests

It is an exciting time here at the Speed as we are in the middle of our expansion and renovation project. As our programming and offices have moved off-site for the duration of the three year expansion, we are, unfortunately, unable to donate programming or entrance tickets to asking organizations at this time. Please keep us in mind for future events upon our reopening in early 2016.


The Speed Museum - Four Star Charity

The Speed Art Museum's sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's largest independent charity evaluator.



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