Stay up late with us at the Speed and celebrate the opening of our latest exhibition, Loose Nuts: Bert Hurley’s West End Story. On the SECOND FRIDAY IN DECEMBER, the Museum will be open until 10 pm. 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 Woodford Reserve
December’s exciting events include:
5 – 7 pm: Holiday card art-making activity for all ages! Education Court
5 – 8 pm: Local artist Victor Sweatt will do live painting themed around the Russell neighborhood. Atrium
5 – 10 pm: West of Ninth storytellers will be capturing images and interviews throughout the evening.
5 – 10 pm: Black Heart Comics Display. “Black Heart” is a graphic novel series from Kentucky author Julian Thomas. Set in a post-apocalyptic, cyber-punk future, “Black Heart” is more than an action/adventure epic. Atrium
5 – 10 pm: Museum Store Holiday Sale: past exhibition merchandise and more at markdowns you won’t believe! Members enjoy an additional 20% off. Do your holiday shopping at the Speed! Museum Store
6 – 7 pm: Musical performance from jazz fusion band Kiana & the Sun Kings Atrium
6 – 8:15 pm: Speed Cinema screening of Redoubt (tickets sold separately)
6:30 and 8:30 pm: Tour Loose Nuts: Bert Hurley’s West End Story with Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Kim Spence. Loft Gallery
7 – 9 pm: In honor of Bert Hurley, who would often draw employees and guests who frequently rode in his elevator at L&N Railroad Company, artist Kelly Toon will draw caricatures for guests inside the freight elevator! Atrium
7:30 pm: Director’s Cut conversation with legendary artist and Louisvillian Ed Hamilton. Hamilton’s work can be found everywhere from the Amistad Memorial in New Haven, Connecticut, the “The Spirit of Freedom” memorial to African American Civil War soldiers in Washington D.C., to the beloved Lincoln on Louisville’s Waterfront. Loft Gallery
7:30 – 7:45 pm: Short performance from the Simmons College of Kentucky Marching Band Atrium
7:30 – 9 pm: Speed Trivia! Put your knowledge to the test with trivia exploring art, the Museum, Kentucky, and more. Education Court
7:45 – 9:45 pm: An evening of jazz, blues, and jug band with Marjorie Marshall joining the Jugggernaut Jug Band and jazz band Marshall Law. EduTainer Marjorie Marshall is a “Force of Nature.” Thespian, Songwriter, Playwright/and Producer of “Songbird of the South,” “The Real Mary Ann Fisher Story,” and “The Rebirth of Black Civilization.” Marjorie’s mission is to utilize her gifts to empower family and community through the arts and education. As lead vocalist for her band, “Marshall Law,” President of ACHE Academy, and Vice President of KMHF, she is an advocate for social justice and an avid community volunteer. Featuring introductions by journalist and music historian Michael Jones. Atrium
— Specialty cocktails
— A special menu designed for After Hours by Wiltshire at the Speed
— More coming soon!
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