University Tours

Due to reduced gallery capacity and in order to ensure proper social distancing, we are offering a limited number of in-person tours at this time. Email us to inquire about options for the 2020-2021 school year.

General Information:
– A minimum of 10 students is required for a guided tour
– Self-guided tours can only be scheduled during the Speed’s open hours (Friday 3:00-8:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm)
– Cost: $10 per student; FREE for students and faculty of University of Louisville, Bellarmine University, Spalding University, JCTC, and the Kentucky College of Art and Design, as well as Indiana University Southeast
– Professors are free


The Speed is the perfect destination for your class visit. We offer two types of tours for University groups.

Docent Guided Tour
30 person maximum
Tour length: approximately 1 hour
Docent Guided tours, led by the Speed’s Docent Corps, help to bring art to life. Professors can select a Collection Highlights tour or a customized tour to fit with your syllabus. Simply contact the Education Department, and we’ll help to craft a tour that is interactive and engaging while also meeting the needs of your syllabus.

Self-Guided Tour
Explore the collection on your own, leading students on a private tour that fits with your course syllabus.

Special Exhibition Tours
Professors can also schedule a one hour docent-guided or self-guided tour of our special exhibitions.

Ongoing: The World Turned Upside Down and The World Turned Upside Down: A Contemporary Response
Through November 29: Andy Warhol: Revelation
Through December 2020: Loose Nuts: Bert Hurley’s West End Story
Through January 3: Careful, Neat, and Decent: Arts of the Kentucky Shakers
February 19-August 22, 2021: Isabelle de Borchgrave: Fashioning Art from Paper