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Tales from the Turf: The Kentucky Horse

November 15, 2019 – March 1, 2020

The first exhibition to examine Kentucky’s relationship to the horse through art, featuring paintings, sculpture, photographs, drawings, prints, and manuscripts to tell the story of the horse in the Bluegrass State.

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Kentucky Women: Enid Yandell

July 17, 2019 – January 12, 2020

To celebrate her 150th birthday, the Speed is presenting a fresh look at Enid Yandell’s career, contextualizing the world in which she lived, as a young woman living and working in turn-of-the-century Louisville, Paris, and New York City.

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Ebony G. Patterson...while the dew is still on the roses...

June 21, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Organized by the Perez Art Museum in Miami, this exhibition is the single largest solo exhibition in the Speed Art Museum's history and the most significant presentation of Ebony G. Patterson’s work to date, including work produced over the last five years embedded within an immersive environment that references a night garden.

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A Celebration of the Speed Collection

Opened March 12, 2016

Extending the legacy of its founder Mrs. Hattie Bishop Speed, the museum’s grand reopening turned a new light on the Speed’s wide-ranging collections. With freshly renovated galleries and new, expansive spaces devoted to contemporary art and the art of Kentucky, visitors have the opportunity to see familiar favorites in novel ways and new acquisitions in new spaces. Supplemented by important loans, the extensive collection highlights more than 6,000 years of human creativity.

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