Major Donors

Major Donors in the Benefactor Circle, International Benefactor Circle and Director’s Circle support the Speed’s work at the highest level and support ambitious and diverse exhibitions, conservation of the permanent collection and arts access and education for all members of the community.

This innermost circle of supporters makes a profound difference in strengthening the Speed’s role as a cultural focal point for Louisville and serving our community as a place of inspiration and joy for many decades to come.

Be a partner in our mission, get to travel with the Speed, and get to know art and artists behind the scenes by joining Benefactor Circle or above.

Benefactor Circle

  • All the benefits of Patron Circle
  • Complimentary annual exhibition catalog
  • Invitation to exhibition opening dinners
  • Opportunity for complimentary membership in one Curator Group: Speed Design, Cinephiles, Art on Paper Society
  • Opportunity to travel domestically with the Speed Art Museum
  • All but $170 is tax deductible


  • All the benefits of Benefactor Circle
  • Complimentary membership in choice of either Charter Collectors or Speed Contemporary Collector Groups
  • Opportunity for complimentary membership in 3 Curator Groups: Speed Design, Cinephiles and Art on Paper Society Curator Groups
  • Opportunity to travel internationally with the Museum Director
  • Fully tax deductible


Through a variety of events, Director Circle Members have the opportunity to gain an inside look at the Speed Art Museum, its programs, and its plans for the future.

  • All the benefits of International Benefactor Circle
  • Complimentary memberships in both Charter Collectors and Speed Contemporary
  • Fully tax deductible

To learn more, call 502.634.2989 or email Eska (Agnieszka) Koester at

Benefits are Per Year. Subject to Change.

Patron Circle

International Travel

International Benefactor Circle members can enjoy a yearly international trip with the Museum Director.

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Donate Now

Your support is always appreciated! Consider making a donation to help sustain outstanding programming and further the Speed’s mission.