Reservations are required at least three weeks in advance.
The Speed is the perfect destination for your next group outing. Whether you’re art savvy or art curious, your group’s visit will be fun, creative, and inspiring. Come and experience it at your own speed.
$5 Children/ Students (ages 4-17)
Rates are valid through January 2019
The Speed’s permanent collection spans 6,000 years of human creativity and brings art from around the world to all. As Kentucky’s largest art museum, you can see everything from ancient art to contemporary pieces.
Guided and Self-Guided Tours
Experience an engaging glimpse of the Museum’s permanent collection or one of our special exhibitions. 60 minutes.
Picasso to Pollock: Modern Masterworks from the Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University
June 16, 2018 – January 13, 2019
Keltie Ferris: *O*P*E*N*
October 7, 2018 – February 3, 2019
Making Time: The Art of the Kentucky Tall Case Clock
February 2, 2019 – June 16, 2019
Yinka Shonibare MBE: The American Library
March 30 – September 15, 2019
Ebony G. Patterson: …while the dew is still on the roses…
June 22, 2019 – September 22, 2019
Gonzo! The Illustrated Guide to Hunter S. Thompson
July 12 – November 10, 2019
Kentucky Women: Enid Yandell
July 17, 2019 – January 12, 2020
Tails from the Turf: The Kentucky Horse
November 15, 2019 – March 1, 2020
Loose Nuts: An Illustrated Novella by a Rediscovered Louisville Artist
December 13, 2019 – April 19, 2020
Kentucky: Behind the Scenes
$250 for 30 minutes
$450 for 60 minutes
Take a unique look at Kentucky and its history as a curator guides you through a gallery solely dedicated to the Bluegrass State and the Museum’s significant collection of Kentucky art. Options for other curator-guided tours available. Subject to curator availability.
Speeding Through the Galleries
$5 per person
Explore the galleries through a series of interactive games and challenges in this unique experience that is part tour and part competition.
Music. Drink. Art. After Hours @ the Speed
The Museum is open to guests until 10 pm on the 3rd Friday of every month, coming alive with with an eclectic mix of music, performances, cash bars, specialized menus, and of course art! Discounts available for groups of 10 or more.
Location & Accessibility
In Old Louisville on the campus of the University of Louisville.
Minutes from the airport, Churchill Downs, and downtown attractions.
All galleries and restrooms are ADA compliant and wheelchair accessible.
10% Museum Store discount
Complimentary admission for tour escort and bus driver
On-site bus drop-off
Free bus parking upon request
Familiarization (FAM) tours
Kim Schwartz Broadhurst, CTIS, CTA
Group Sales & Tourism Manager
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