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2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

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August 2017

Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

August 23 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

August 24 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

August 25 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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See, Stop, Sketch!

August 26 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Guests are invited to sketch in Southern Accent using drawing materials provided at guest relations every Saturday. Materials are free for members and with exhibition admission. Sketching exercises included with the materials draw inspiration from Minnie Jones Evans, Jeff Whetstone, and others featured in the Southern Accent exhibition. No registration required.

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Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

August 26 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

August 27 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

August 27 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Preschool Drop-in Tour: Nature Tour

August 27 at 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Connect with nature as your experience the Speed in a whole new way. From paintings depicting gardens to our beautiful Art Park, there is something for every young nature lover on this tour. Free.   Learn more about other Preschool Programs.

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Citizen Girls! A Social Justice Book Club

August 27 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Today’s teenage girls are tomorrow’s world citizens, voters, and activists! Through education and inspiration, girls can be empowered, informed, and confident. We invite all teenage girls to join our monthly book club that tackles tough subjects like women’s rights, immigration, civil rights, the environment, and much more, in a safe space that is open for dialogue. Readers will interact with guest moderators, politicians, and community advocates, plus have opportunities to connect through art and activism. All girls ages 13-17 are…

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Family Tour

August 27 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Families are invited to explore the Speed’s collection with our specially trained teen docents. These interactive tours are fun for guests of all ages. Free. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Curator Talk with Erika Holmquist-Wall: Degas’s Little Dancer

August 29 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Curator Talk with Erika Holmquist-Wall, Chief Curator and Mary and Barry Bingham Sr. Curator of European and American Paintings and Sculpture Degas’s Little Dancer Join Erika’s gallery talk on “Little Dancer, Age Fourteen” by Edgar Degas (French, 1834 – 1917), a newly-installed loan at the Speed. Speed Art Museum, 6 – 7 pm   To RSVP, please contact Kelly Scott at 502.634.2704 or kscott@speedmuseum.org Space is limited and restricted to Patron Circle and International Benefactor Circle Members. More information on…

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Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

August 30 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

August 31 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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September 2017

Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

September 1 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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See, Stop, Sketch!

September 2 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Guests are invited to sketch in Southern Accent using drawing materials provided at guest relations every Saturday. Materials are free for members and with exhibition admission. Sketching exercises included with the materials draw inspiration from Minnie Jones Evans, Jeff Whetstone, and others featured in the Southern Accent exhibition. No registration required.

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Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

September 2 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Special Exhibition Drop-in Tour

September 2 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Discover Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art during this interactive and engaging tour. Free with exhibition admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

September 3 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

September 3 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

September 6 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

September 7 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

September 8 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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See, Stop, Sketch!

September 9 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Guests are invited to sketch in Southern Accent using drawing materials provided at guest relations every Saturday. Materials are free for members and with exhibition admission. Sketching exercises included with the materials draw inspiration from Minnie Jones Evans, Jeff Whetstone, and others featured in the Southern Accent exhibition. No registration required.

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Adult Workshop: Back to Basics: Creative Writing

September 9 at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

As part of the Back-to-the-Basics Series, Prof. Kiki Petrosino, poet, Associate Professor of English at University of Louisville and Faculty Fellow at the Commonwealth Center for Humanities and Society, will lead a creative writing workshop that invites participants to explore the connections between place, space, and the imagination. This workshop is appropriate for anyone interested in creative writing. Ages 16 and up. $5 for members | $22 for non-members Register!   Learn more about other Adult Workshops.

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Preschool Drop-in Tour: Storytime Tour

September 9 at 11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Join Speed Art Museum educators for a literary adventure around the museum! This tour will link favorite children’s books with works in the museum’s collection to encourage language development and spark lively conversations. Free with general admission.   Learn more about other Preschool Programs.

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Art Lab: Quilt Sculpture Challenge

September 9 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Flex your creative muscles and get innovative in Art Lab! Participants will explore materials and tinker to creatively solve artistic challenges. Drop into the Prototype Lab in Art Sparks from 1 to 3 pm the second Saturday of every month for a new challenge. No registration necessary. Quilt Sculpture Challenge: Quilting is one way that communities come together in the South and across the country. Create a fabric sculpture that represents your community using the materials provided. Free with general admission.

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Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

September 9 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Art in the Park Picnic

September 10 at 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Save the date for the 4th Annual Art in the Park Picnic, hosted by the Speed Museum pARTnership. This FREE Family event features: -Games and activities in the Art Park -Live music by Appalatin -Music Together interactive program by Shine Studio -Tennis games by the US Tennis Association -Art making -Balloon making by John the Balloon Guy -Face painting by Amy Parks from Kid Canvas -Food and drink by food trucks and Wiltshire at the Speed   Sponsored by: The…

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Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

September 10 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

September 10 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Preschool Drop-in Tour: Texture Tour

September 13 at 10:45 am - 11:30 am

Enjoy this tactile tour that gives young learners an appropriate way to explore the museum environment through their sense of touch. Using a variety of props, this tour will help children match, sort, and describe textures in artworks with developing their vocabulary. Free with general admission.   Learn more about other Preschool Programs.

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Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

September 13 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

September 14 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

September 15 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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See, Stop, Sketch!

September 16 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Guests are invited to sketch in Southern Accent using drawing materials provided at guest relations every Saturday. Materials are free for members and with exhibition admission. Sketching exercises included with the materials draw inspiration from Minnie Jones Evans, Jeff Whetstone, and others featured in the Southern Accent exhibition. No registration required.

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Speed Museum Volunteer Appreciation Day

September 16 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thank you Speed volunteers! On this special Volunteer Appreciation Day, you receive free parking, double discounts in the Museum Store, a tour of Southern Accent at 2 pm and a cinema screening of the film Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan at 3 pm for volunteers only. You are also invited to a reception and recognition ceremony beginning at 12 pm. RSVP

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Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

September 16 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

September 17 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

September 17 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Ai Weiwei and the Future of Chinese Museums, a Lecture by Professor Jeffrey Johnson

September 17 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Jeffrey Johnson will speak about Ai Weiwei’s impact as an activist, artist, and architect. He will specifically share some of Ai’s thoughts on the future of the museum in China as well discuss his lesser known approach to architecture in the radically transforming landscape of urban China. Jeffrey Johnson is the director of the School of Architecture at the University of Kentucky School of Design and a principal of SLAB Architecture. For over a decade, Johnson has been researching the…

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Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

September 20 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

September 21 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

September 22 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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See, Stop, Sketch!

September 23 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Guests are invited to sketch in Southern Accent using drawing materials provided at guest relations every Saturday. Materials are free for members and with exhibition admission. Sketching exercises included with the materials draw inspiration from Minnie Jones Evans, Jeff Whetstone, and others featured in the Southern Accent exhibition. No registration required.

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Gallery Talk: Art and Photography

September 23 at 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Our monthly gallery talk series offers you an in-depth look at the Speed’s collection. During each Art and… gallery talk, we’ll use a different topic as a lens through which to explore one or more artworks. Join Lucy Kacir, Community Outreach and Studio Programs Coordinator, to learn more about the photographic processes used by artists in the Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art special exhibition. What new perspectives will you gain? Program is included with price of…

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Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

September 23 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

Find out more »

Special Exhibition Drop-in Tour

September 23 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Discover Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art during this interactive and engaging tour. Free with exhibition admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Speed Cinema Presents: Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan

September 23 at 4:45 pm - 6:15 pm

Directed by Linda Saffire and Adam Schlesinger “As fluid, committed and elegant in its movements as one of Whelan’s performances.” —David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter Restless Creature offers an intimate portrait of prima ballerina and Louisville native Wendy Whelan as she prepares to leave the New York City Ballet after a record-setting three decades with the company. One of the modern era’s most acclaimed dancers, Whelan was a principal ballerina for the company and danced numerous ballets by George Balanchine…

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Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

September 24 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

Find out more »

Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

September 24 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Citizen Girls! A Social Justice Book Club

September 24 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Today’s teenage girls are tomorrow’s world citizens, voters, and activists! Through education and inspiration, girls can be empowered, informed, and confident. We invite all teenage girls to join our monthly book club that tackles tough subjects like women’s rights, immigration, civil rights, the environment, and much more, in a safe space that is open for dialogue. Readers will interact with guest moderators, politicians, and community advocates, plus have opportunities to connect through art and activism. All girls ages 13-17 are…

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Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

September 27 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

September 28 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Queer Eye on the South

September 28 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for an evening of art and conversation co-hosted by the LGBT Center and the Speed Art Museum, focusing on queer artists in the exhibition Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art. All are welcome to this celebration of queer artists and the LGBT Center’s 10th anniversary! Gallery talk by Dr. Jongwoo Jeremy Kim, Associate Professor of Art History at University of Louisville and Miranda Lash, curator of contemporary art, Speed Art Museum. Cash bar will be…

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Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

September 29 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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See, Stop, Sketch!

September 30 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Guests are invited to sketch in Southern Accent using drawing materials provided at guest relations every Saturday. Materials are free for members and with exhibition admission. Sketching exercises included with the materials draw inspiration from Minnie Jones Evans, Jeff Whetstone, and others featured in the Southern Accent exhibition. No registration required.

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Preschool Side-by-Side Workshop: Animal Explorers

September 30 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Early learners (ages 2-5) will enjoy exploring the museum and expressing their creativity. Each workshop begins with a tour of the Museum’s galleries, followed by a hands-on art making activity. A parent or guardian must register with the child and remain with them throughout the workshop. Join Speed Art Museum educators for a literary adventure around the museum! This tour will link favorite children’s books with works in the museum’s collection to encourage language development and spark lively conversations. $5…

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Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

September 30 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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October 2017

Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

October 1 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

October 1 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

October 4 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

October 5 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Teacher Professional Development: “What’s Going on Here?”: Learning to Talk About Artworks with Your Students

October 5 at 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Discover new methods for facilitating conversations with artworks that can be easily translated from the Speed’s galleries to the classroom. During this PD session, you will learn a variety of techniques that will encourage students to look closely, engage in conversations, and explore ideas that will spark their own creativity. Register!   Our professional development workshops are designed to provide K-12 teachers with resources and ideas that are original, easy to use, and in support of Core Learning Standards. These…

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Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

October 6 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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See, Stop, Sketch!

October 7 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Guests are invited to sketch in Southern Accent using drawing materials provided at guest relations every Saturday. Materials are free for members and with exhibition admission. Sketching exercises included with the materials draw inspiration from Minnie Jones Evans, Jeff Whetstone, and others featured in the Southern Accent exhibition. No registration required.

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Museum Melodies Tour with Sharon Owen

October 7 at 11:00 am - 11:45 pm

Join local children’s musician, Sharon Owen, for an interactive, musical adventure through the Speed! Inspired by artworks in the Museum’s collection, sing and make music as you tour the galleries and experience the museum in a whole new way. This tour is best suited to children who are between 2 and 7 years of age. Free with general admission.

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Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

October 7 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

Find out more »

Special Exhibition Drop-in Tour

October 7 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Discover Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art during this interactive and engaging tour. Free with exhibition admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

Find out more »

Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

October 8 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

Find out more »

Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

October 8 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

Find out more »

Preschool Drop-in Tour: Storytime Tour

October 8 at 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Join Speed Art Museum educators for a literary adventure around the museum! This tour will link favorite children’s books with works in the Museum’s collection to encourage language development and spark lively conversations. Bring your preschooler (ages 2-5) to the Speed Art Museum for a fun and educational tour designed specifically for early learners! A variety of different tours are available to appeal to your little one’s interests. Encourage your child’s inner art lover with a memorable experience at the…

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Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

October 11 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

October 12 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

October 13 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Southern Symbols Keynote: Lost Causes and Causes Not Lost: Confederate Memorials, Then and Now by Dr. David Blight

October 13 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Keynote lecture by Dr. David W. Blight of Yale University Dr. Blight will deliver a lecture on why the Confederacy in its various memorial manifestations never seems to go away. It will also examine why nearly all debates or struggles over monuments and memorials are about the the present. He will address this issue as a matter of origins and about our contemporary political culture. Dr. David W. Blight is the Class of 1954 Professor of American History and Director…

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See, Stop, Sketch!

October 14 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Guests are invited to sketch in Southern Accent using drawing materials provided at guest relations every Saturday. Materials are free for members and with exhibition admission. Sketching exercises included with the materials draw inspiration from Minnie Jones Evans, Jeff Whetstone, and others featured in the Southern Accent exhibition. No registration required.

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Adult Workshop: Back to Basics: Smartphone Photography

October 14 at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Images have power—especially as seen in the special exhibition Southern Accent. Learn how to give every images power in this smartphone photography workshop. Transform your daily snapping into works of art by learning to create a composition, work with natural light, and other skills. BYOD—Bring your own device (any smartphone with a camera will do). Ages 16 and up. $5 for members | $22 for non-members Register!   Learn more about other Adult Workshops.

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Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

October 14 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Sonya Clark, Unraveling

October 14 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Southern Accent artist Sonya Clark as she performs her powerful performance piece Unraveling. For this artwork Clark will carefully unravel a confederate flag thread by thread and invite members of the public to join her in this process. Clark is chair of the Department of Craft/Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. Unraveling is designed to be a slow, thoughtful process, with respect for all participants. Program is included with price of general admission and Southern Accent special…

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Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

October 18 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Preschool Side-by-Side Workshop: Nature All Around Me

October 19 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Beauty exists all around us – you just have to look for it! See how artists throughout history have drawn inspiration from nature and then design your own masterpiece using natural materials. Early learners (ages 2-5) will enjoy exploring the Museum and expressing their creativity. Each workshop begins with a tour of the Museum’s galleries, followed by a hands-on art making activity. A parent or guardian must register with the child and remain with them throughout the workshop. $5 for…

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Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

October 19 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

October 20 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

October 21 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

October 22 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

October 22 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Citizen Girls! A Social Justice Book Club

October 22 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Today’s teenage girls are tomorrow’s world citizens, voters, and activists! Through education and inspiration, girls can be empowered, informed, and confident. We invite all teenage girls to join our monthly book club that tackles tough subjects like women’s rights, immigration, civil rights, the environment, and much more, in a safe space that is open for dialogue. Readers will interact with guest moderators, politicians, and community advocates, plus have opportunities to connect through art and activism. All girls ages 13-17 are…

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Preschool Drop-in Tour: Animals Tour

October 25 at 10:30 am - 11:15 am

Gallop, slither, or swim to the Speed for this wild tour! Explore artworks depicting animals and learn more about fascinating creatures from around the world on this early childhood tour. Bring your preschooler (ages 2-5) to the Speed Art Museum for a fun and educational tour designed specifically for early learners! A variety of different tours are available to appeal to your little one’s interests. Encourage your child’s inner art lover with a memorable experience at the Speed! Free with…

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Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

October 25 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

October 26 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

October 27 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Gallery Talk: Art + Nature

October 28 at 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Our monthly gallery talk series offers you an in-depth look at the Speed’s collection. During each Art and… gallery talk, we’ll use a different topic as a lens through which to explore one or more artworks. Join Eileen Yanoviak, Membership Manager at the Speed, to explore how the limitless possibilities of the natural world have inspired artists for centuries. From delicate details to sweeping light and color, explore how artists present their experiences of nature. What new perspectives will you…

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Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

October 28 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

October 29 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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Collection Highlight Drop-in Tour

October 29 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This interactive and engaging one-hour docent-guided tour will let you explore some highlights from the Speed’s collection. Free with general admission. First come, first served. For more information, visit our tours page.

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November 2017

Teacher Professional Development: Connect the Arts: Exploring the Speed Through Music, Dance, and Theater

November 2 at 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Explore the Speed’s collection through various forms of creative expression. In what ways is a painting like a theater production? In what ways have artworks inspired musical compositions? How can we use dance to help us better understand how an artwork was created? These are just some of the questions that will be addressed during this interactive session. Register!   Our professional development workshops are designed to provide K-12 teachers with resources and ideas that are original, easy to use,…

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The Bacchanal – 9th Annual Patron Circle Party

November 4 at 8:00 pm - November 5 at 1:00 am

The Bacchanal 9th Annual Patron Circle Party Saturday, November 4, 2017, 8:00 pm-  1:00 am Free and exclusive to Patron Circle members. Patron Circle Gold members (and above) receive additional tickets to the event. For more information about tickets or to RSVP, contact Kelly Scott at 502.634.2704 or kscott@speedmuseum.org.   For more information about the Patron Circle or to join.

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Preschool Side-by-Side Workshop: My Five Senses

November 8 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

We use our five senses to learn about the world around us, and this exciting workshop incorporates all of them! We will explore the galleries and imagine what we would see, touch, taste, smell, and hear in different artworks then complete an artmaking activity that engages our senses! Early learners (ages 2-5) will enjoy exploring the Museum and expressing their creativity. Each workshop begins with a tour of the Museum’s galleries, followed by a hands-on art making activity. A parent…

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Preschool Drop-in Tour: Nature Tour

November 12 at 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Connect with nature as you experience the Speed in a whole new way. From paintings depicting gardens to our beautiful Art Park, there is something for every young nature lover on this tour. Bring your preschooler (ages 2-5) to the Speed Art Museum for a fun and educational tour designed specifically for early learners! A variety of different tours are available to appeal to your little one’s interests. Encourage your child’s inner art lover with a memorable experience at the…

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Gallery Talk: Art + Fashion

November 18 at 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Our monthly gallery talk series offers you an in-depth look at the Speed’s collection. During each Art and… gallery talk, we’ll use a different topic as a lens through which to explore one or more artworks. Join Chief Curator Erika Holmquist-Wall for a revealing look at fashion trends throughout the Speed’s collection. What new perspectives will you gain? Free with general admission.

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