Art Detectives

Art Detectives brings art from the Speed’s education collection into area schools to encourage curiosity and foster meaningful engagement with art. The program aims to develop three main skills:

  • Observation – Students increase their observation skills by looking closely at original works of art
  • Collaboration – Students work together in small groups to see what they can deduce about a given object
  • Problem solving – Like a detective, students deduce the purpose, material and creator of a given object

Funding support for Title One schools
Through a generous grant from Louisville Metro Government, Art Detectives is offered at no cost to Title One schools in Jefferson County Public Schools, while funding lasts. Please book no more than four classroom visits per school to allow multiple schools to participate.

Regional and private school rates are as follows (valid through May 2015):

  • 1 visit – $200
  • 2-4 visits – $400
  • 5-6 visits – $500
  • 7-9 visits – $700

How to sign up
The program must be booked 15 days in advance by calling (502) 634-2755 or emailing You’ll also need to download the Registration Guide and Frequently Asked Questions PDFs.

The right crate for your classroom
Our helpful guide includes more information about each Art Detectives crate and the classrooms and curriculum for which they’re ideally suited.

Additional resources
Pre- and post-visit activities extend the Art Detectives school visit program and connect it to learning in visual arts, language arts and social studies classes. All lessons support Common Core Curriculum.