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12:00 pm

Museum Store Sidewalk Sale

May 12 at 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us on the piazza for special deals on Museum Store merchandise! Marked down merchandise includes: Jewelry Journals Home Accessories Books Scarves Toys Art Supplies Prints Posters Cinema Merchandise Past Exhibition merchandise Reminder: Speed Members always receive a 10% store discount. Become a member today! 

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1:00 pm

Art Lab

May 12 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Visit Art Lab and put your creativity to the test. Art Lab provides a creative space for artistic experimentation, encouraging visitors to solve creative challenges, tinker with technology and discover new materials for artmaking. All ages are welcome; All youth must be accompanied by an adult. Free with museum admission.

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Speed Cinema Presents a Free Owsley Sunday Film: Appalshop at 50: His Eye is on the Sparrow

May 12 at 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Appalshop at 50 His Eye is on the Sparrow Directed by Anne Lewis Free “Tells a story of resistance, a belief in freedom, and the importance of culture and religion in shaping community life.” –John David, Southern Appalachian Labor School Ethel Caffie-Austin, a daughter of the coalfields, is West Virginia’s First Lady of Gospel Music. … Continued

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Collection Highlights Drop-In Tour

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

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit our tours page.

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2:00 pm

Speed Cinema Presents: Amazing Grace

May 12 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Amazing Grace Directed by Alan Elliot  “Nothing short of a revelation, soaring from one chill-inducing moment to another.”—Anastasia Tsioulcas, NPR One of the most-anticipated films of the season, a documentary capturing the live recording of Aretha Franklin’s best-selling gospel album, Amazing Grace, languished for decades after being shot in 1972. Sidney Pollock, who filmed the … Continued

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University of Louisville School of Music: Music in May Series

May 12 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Presented by the University of Louisville School of Music Celebrate mother's day with the mother of all string instruments; the classical guitar. Four UofL graduate guitar students perform a short program solo and in duet with lyrical music from the 19th century and Spanish flair as part of our Music in May Festival. FREE as … Continued

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3:00 pm

Family Drop-In Tour

May 12 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Explore the Speed’s collection on this interactive, hands-on tour designed for children and families. Free with general admission.

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4:00 pm

Speed Cinema Presents: Amazing Grace

May 12 at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Amazing Grace Directed by Alan Elliot  “Nothing short of a revelation, soaring from one chill-inducing moment to another.”—Anastasia Tsioulcas, NPR One of the most-anticipated films of the season, a documentary capturing the live recording of Aretha Franklin’s best-selling gospel album, Amazing Grace, languished for decades after being shot in 1972. Sidney Pollock, who filmed the … Continued

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