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The Speed Art Museum is pleased to announce a new lecture series that is FREE for members of the Speed and will feature renowned speakers from the contemporary art world. The theme of 2014's lectures is The Contemporary Art Park to honor the future Elizabeth P. and Frederick K. Cressman Art Park and Piazza at the New Speed!


Marc Pottier – Public Spaces

February 12, 2014 - 6:30pm
The Kentucky Center for the Arts, Bomhard Theater

Speed Museum - Mark PottierTrained as an auctioneer in Paris (Etude Briest now Artcurial), Marc Pottier joined Urban, a Japanese art collection based in Nagoya, Tokyo, New York and Paris. He subsequently spent six years in New York as an independent curator organizing exhibitions in the USA, Europe and Brazil such as Dan Flavin and Rodchenko. He joined the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1998-2006) as Cultural Attaché in Rio de Janeiro and then Lisbon where he organized and curated exhibitions and events such as Picasso's Ceramics or "Luzboa", the first Biennale of the Art of Light (2004-2006). He started his own company C-Art France in Paris in 2008, developing an international curatorship with particular dedication to community culture and gardens with projects in Europe, Middle East and Brazil. In 2012 he created the Brazilian branch of C-Art, C-Art Brazil, in Rio de Janeiro. He is the author of the recently finished "Made by Brazilians" (Enrico Navarra Publishers) with accounts by 230 people who represent the Brazilian Contemporary art world.

"With Public Art, creation is brought down from its pedestal, opening new dialogues and situations, creating a museum without walls or a new artistic vision in the open air. Contemporary creation in public spaces establishes a new and rich conversation between town planners, architects, landscape designers, artists, sociologists and the public at large. Creation in the open air is done with and for everyone, concerned or not by art. The public may realize that art is not the privilege of a few, and thus overcome the shyness which can be felt in museums and galleries." Marc Pottier.

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SuperUber New Media Artists from Brazil

March 11, 2014 - 6:30pm
The Kentucky Center for the Arts, Bomhard Theater

Speed Museum - Super UberSuperUber creates memorable experiences that blend art, technology, architecture and design for award-winning interactive environments. This group of artists will discuss their creative processes, art and interaction with large public audiences, and show examples of innovative new media art and content.

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Lord William Burlington

May 13, 2014 - 6:30pm
The Kentucky Center for the Arts, Bomhard Theater

Speed Museum - Lord William BurlingtonLord William Burlington's career began in photography. After studying under Jorge Lewinski, he worked for ten years as a portrait photographer in London. He continues to photograph professionally as and when other commitments allow.

In 2005 Lord Burlington converted the derelict West wing of his family's home in Ireland, Lismore Castle, into a state-of-the-art contemporary gallery and arts center. Lismore Castle Arts runs a series of lectures, classes and workshops as well as international exhibitions featuring artists such as Matthew Barney, Michael Craig-Martin, Nathalie Djusberg, Ai Wei Wei and Richard Long.

In 2008 full responsibility for the Lismore estate was passed to Lord Burlington and his wife Laura. Since then their focus has been to fund and develop a long overdue maintenance program for their 800-year-old home. The Burlingtons have three small children Maud, James and Nell and divide their time between London and Lismore.

The gallery and education schedule continue to expand and in 2014 the headline event will be a solo exhibition by the Polish artist Wilhelm Sasnal.

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Ticket Information

Speed Members and UofL Students! Enjoy this newly added benefit by reserving your FREE tickets at the Kentucky Center box office by showing your current membership or UofL student ID card.

Not a Speed Member? Click here to purchase an individual membership for $50 or family membership for $70 and receive this lecture series, a $75 value, for FREE! Print your membership confirmation email and bring it to the Kentucky Center box office to redeem your free tickets!

Non-member general admission tickets can be purchased for $25 each either by visiting the Kentucky Center box office or online. Purchase $10 student tickets with current student ID at the Kentucky Center box office.

  • To purchase tickets for the Marc Pottier lecture on February 12, 2014, 6:30pm, click here.
  • To purchase tickets for the SuperUber lecture on March 13, 2014, 6:30pm, click here.
  • To purchase tickets for the Lord William Burlington lecture on May 11th, 2014, 6:30pm, click here.

For more information on these speakers, the lecture series, or Museum membership call Geoffrey McMahon at 502-634-2749.




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