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After Hours at the Speed

August 16 at 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Stay up late with us at the Speed! On the third Friday of each month, the Museum will be open until 10 pm. But for August, we’re turning it up to 11! Each After Hours event comes alive with an eclectic mix of music, performances, cash bar + food available by Wiltshire at the Speed, and of course art! Come experience the Speed after hours like you’ve never experienced it before. 

Generously sponsored by Hard Truth Distilling Company

In partnership with Louisville Story ProgramUniversity of Louisville Cultural Center & Hispanic Latinx Initiatives and University of Louisville Welcome Week.

August’s exciting events include: 

5 – 7 pm: Family Programming Activity: Make your own landscape postcards Education Court

5:30 – 6 pm: Mikel Davis, Global Dancer Main Entrance 

6 pm: Six Louisville Story Program authors will read and discuss personal narratives that they developed over the course of two different projects: the book No Single Sparrow Makes a Summer and a radio/podcast production course. Their narratives explore a wide range of topics: navigating the tensions of growing up in two cultures as a young refugee, coming out as transgender in a rural community, involvement in the juvenile justice and foster care systems, motherhood, and resisting negative outside narratives about one’s neighborhood. This program will feature readings, Q&A, and a book signing by the authors.

7 – 8 pm: Tour of Yinka Shonibare CBE: The American Library and themes of migration within the permanent collection, co-led by Miranda Lash, Curator of Contemporary Art and Kim Spence, Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs. Gallery One

7 – 11 pm: Musical Exploration throughout the Galleries using Silent Disco headphones with DJ Xavi, DJ Siz, and DJ Exklusive 1927 Building Galleries

7:30 pm: Live DJ performance from Sylvanus Hudson Grand Hall

7:30 pm: Screening of Jay Myself (tickets sold separately) Speed Cinema

8:30 – 10 pm: Musical performance from Louisville songwriter and rapper James Lindsey.

10 – 10:45 pm: Live DJ performance from Sylvanus Hudson Grand Hall

— Book signing for No Single Sparrow Makes a Summer 

— Specialty cocktails from Hard Truth

— A special menu designed for After Hours by Wiltshire at the Speed + special LATE NITE Back-to-School menu

— More coming soon!



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August 16
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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