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.​ Please fill out a University Tour Request Form at this link

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 1:00-8:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm)
– A limited number of staff- and Docent-guided tours can be scheduled Wednesday-Thursday
– 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. 

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. ​Please include any special requests 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 staff-guided tour of our special exhibitions.

Through June 26, 2022: Sanford Biggers: Codeswitch

Through July 10, 2022: Pictures from Pieces – Quilts from the Elenor Bingham Miller Collection

August 26, 2022 – April 30, 2023: Kentucky Women: Helen La France