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

June 21, 2019 – January 5, 2020

The Speed Art Museum will present the work of artist Ebony G. Patterson in the comprehensive solo exhibition ...while the dew is still on the roses… Organized by the Perez Art Museum, the project is the most significant presentation of Patterson’s work to date and includes work produced over the last five years, embedded within a new installation environment that references a night garden.

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Yinka Shonibare CBE: The American Library

March 29 – September 15, 2019

The American Library by Yinka Shonibare CBE is a celebration of the diversity of the American population and acts as an instigator of discovery and debate.

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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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