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Can I Grow? The Metamorphosis of the Black Woman By Community Connections Artist-in-Residence Ashlee Phillips

Opened June 24, 2022

An immersive experience that invites the community to travel back in time through a range of emotions while being fully immersed in the nostalgia of life.

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Claude Monet’s Nymphéas

Opened April 15, 2022

Join us in welcoming one of Claude Monet’s celebrated waterlily paintings, on temporary loan to the Speed Art Museum.

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The Speed Collects: Art in Europe

Opened April 15, 2022

Part of a larger effort to reinstall and re-contextualize our historical collection, this new installation showcases the art of Europe from the 14th through 17th centuries.

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Pictures from Pieces – Quilts from the Eleanor Bingham Miller Collection

March 18 – August 21, 2022

This installation celebrates the recent, generous gifts of ten American quilts from Louisville’s Eleanor Bingham Miller, an ardent collector of quilts made by Kentucky women.

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What's New at the Speed?

Ongoing

This gallery presentation celebrates recent acquisitions, showcases new research, and features our latest conservation and restoration efforts completed through the Speed’s Adopt an Artwork program.

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Wolfgang Buttress: Blossom

Ongoing

Artist Wolfgang Buttress, based in Nottingham, England, documents the fading life of a 200-year-old Bramley apple tree (the mother of all Bramley apple trees), and the flourishing life of this tree’s progeny using sculpture, light, and sound to poetically reveal the life and death cycle of trees.

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Auguste Rodin's The Three Shades

Ongoing

This sculpture is an enlarged version of a figural group that stood atop The Gates of Hell, a project conceived by the artist as a commission for the Decorative Arts Museum in Paris, France.

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Kentucky Women: Enid Yandell

Ongoing

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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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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