Gallery Talks + Lectures

JUNE

Sunday, June 2, 2 – 3 pm
Making Time Tour with Curator Scott Erbes 
Join Scott Erbes, Curator of Decorative Arts and Design, for a special public tour of Making Time: The Art of the Kentucky Tall Case Clock, 1790-1850.
FREE with admission

Tuesday, June 18, 6:30 pm
Global Speed Lecture Series with Dr. Mary Miller
Unpack the complexity of Maya social life with Dr. Mary Miller, distinguished art historian and director of the Getty Research Institute. Dr. Miller will examine figurines from Jaina, an island off the Yucatan mainland known for elite burial sites, and ask who were these weavers, these warriors, these amorous women, these faithful companions of the dead?
Join us after the lecture for a special dinner celebrating Dr. Mary Miller. 
FREE for members | $10 non-members | $75 for dinner
TICKETS

Wednesday, June 26, 10:30 am
Patron Circle Coffee with the Curator: Kim Spence in the Ancient Gallery
Join curator Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Kim Spence as she explores the theme of Death and Remembrance in the ancient world.
Space is limited and restricted to Patron Circle and International Benefactor Circle Members.
For more information please contact Kelly Scott via email at 502.634.2704.

JULY

Saturday, July 27, 11:30 am – 1 pm
Speed Reading Book Club: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
Part book discussion, part gallery tour. Discuss the book before exploring the Gonzo! The Illustrated Guide to Hunter S. Thompson exhibition and GonzoFest. Visit the Museum Store to purchase a copy.
FREE with admission

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

Sunday, September 8, 2 – 3:30 pm
Borders and Movement Series Part Two: U.S. Foreign Policy, Refugees, & Immigrants
Part two of a two-part community discussion led by the University of Louisville Cultural Center’s Hispanic and Latino Initiatives and La Casita Center, inspired by the themes explored in the exhibition The American Library by Yinka Shonibare CBE.
FREE with admission

Saturday, September 28, 11:30 am – 1 pm
Speed Reading Book Club: These Honored Dead: A Lincoln and Speed Mystery by Jonathan F. Putnam 
Join us for this program that is part book discussion, part gallery tour. Visit the Museum Store to purchase a copy.
FREE with admission

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

Saturday, November 23, 11:30 am – 1 pm
Speed Reading Book Club: Three Girls in a Flat by Enid Yandell, Jean Loughborough, and Laura Hayes
Join us for this program that is part book discussion, part gallery tour. This month we will read Three Girls in a Flat by Enid Yandell, Jean Loughborough, and Laura Hayes before exploring works in the Speed’s collection. Visit the Museum Store to purchase a copy.
FREE with admission

DECEMBER