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After Hours at the Speed

February 21, 2020 at 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Stay up late and get ready for Derby in February with us at the Speed! Every third Friday, 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 Brown-Forman

February’s exciting events include: 

5 – 7 pm: Derby hat art-making activity for all ages! Education Court

5 – 9 pm: African American Genealogy Drop-in Workshop with Johnna Waldon. Prototype Lab

6 – 6:45 pm: Tour of Tales from the Turf: The Kentucky Horse, 1825 – 1950 with curator Erika Holmquist-Wall. Guests who visit Tales from the Turf during February 2020 will be entered to win a Millionaires Row Trifecta package from Churchill Downs! 3rd Flood North Building

6 – 7:15 pm: Cinema screening of CatVideoFest 2020 (tickets sold separately)

5:45 – 6:35 pm: Free film screening of The First Saturday in May, which follows filmmakers Brad and John Hennegan as they observe horse trainers and thoroughbreds preparing for the 2006 Kentucky Derby. Grand Hall 

7 – 7:45 pm: Dramatic readings of Derbys past! Actor Marc McHone reads articles and news clips from 19th and 20th century Derby highlights. 3rd Floor North Building

7:30 – 8:30 pm: Put your knowledge to the test with Speed Trivia! With questions related to exhibitions, art, Kentucky, Louisville, and everything in between, you and your team can win some GREAT prizes! Education Court

7:30 – 8:45 pm: Cinema screening of CatVideoFest 2020 (tickets sold separately)

7:30 – 8:15 pm: Director’s Cut: “Blood Horses and other Tales from the Turf.” Stephen Reily in conversation with John Jeremiah Sullivan, the award-winning author of Blood Horses: Notes from a Sportswriter’s Son.

8:30 pm: Headline performance from Carly Johnson with special guest Will Oldham. Grand Hall

9 – 9:45 pm: Tour of the most Decadent and Depraved works in the Speed’s permanent collection. Meet at Gallery 3 Staircase

9 – 10:15 pm: Cinema screening of CatVideoFest 2020 (tickets sold separately)

— Specialty cocktails

— A special menu designed for After Hours by Wiltshire at the Speed

— More coming soon!



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February 21, 2020
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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