Patron Circle + Commonwealth Circle

Patron Circle members enjoy exclusive opportunities to engage with the Museum throughout the year. This includes private cocktail receptions, previews of special exhibitions, visits to collectors’ homes, tours of artist studios and more — all in addition to general member benefits.

Plus, all Patron Circle members are invited to the annual Bacchanal party, voted Best Party in Louisville. Previous events have included the wildly popular Silent Disco and a Prohibition-themed evening of cocktails and jazz.

Not from the Louisville area but interested in supporting Kentucky’s oldest and largest art museum? Support the Speed Art Museum’s statewide initiatives and happenings by joining the Commonwealth Circle. Your membership allows us to expand our reach across the state through Kentucky-focused exhibitions, education initiatives such as Art Detectives, and more.

For tax purposes, each level of Patron Circle is tax deductible (details below). For more information, call 502.634.2704 or email patroncircle@speedmuseum.org.

Click here for a list of 2019 Patron Circle Platinum Level Members.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Interested in traveling with Speed curators and selecting artwork? Collector Groups have the opportunity to travel with curators, select artwork, and vote on acquisitions for the Museum. Learn more about the benefits of the Charter Collectors, Speed Contemporary, Art on Paper Society, Speed Design, and Cinephile groups.

Patron Circle

  • Free Museum admission
  • 2 additional guest passes for Museum general admission
  • Invitation to exhibition openings and previews
  • Free admission to monthly After Hours @ the Speed
  • Admission to Global Speed Lecture Series
  • Invitation to a private cocktail reception with Global Speed Lecture Series speaker prior to each lecture
  • Admission for 2 to The Bacchanal: Annual Patron Circle Party
  • Benefits for 2 adults and all children under 18
  • $2 off tickets to Speed Cinema
  • 15% discount on merchandise
  • Discounts on summer camps
  • Recognition in the digital annual report
  • Free admission and reciprocal benefits to hundreds of museums in North America
  • All but $270 is tax deductible

All benefits of the Silver Patron Circle Membership, plus:

  • 4 additional guest passes for Museum general admission
  • Additional admission for 2 to the Bacchanal
  • All but $370 is tax deductible

All benefits of the Gold Patron Circle Membership, plus:

  • 6 additional guest passes for Museum general admission
  • Additional admission for 4 to the Bacchanal
  • Recognition on the Museum website
  • All but $470 is tax deductible

Commonwealth Circle

For Kentucky residents living outside of the Louisville metro area.

  • Free Museum admission
  • 6 additional guest passes for Museum general admission
  • Invitation to exhibition openings and previews
  • Free admission to monthly After Hours @ the Speed
  • Admission to Global Speed Lecture Series
  • Invitation to a private cocktail reception with Global Speed Lecture Series speaker prior to each lecture
  • Discounted admission on select Museum programs
  • Admission for 2 to the Bacchanal
  • Benefits for 2 adults and all children under 18
  • Free admission and reciprocal benefits to hundreds of museums in North America
  • $2 off tickets to Speed Cinema
  • 15% discount on merchandise
  • Discounts on summer camps
  • Recognition in the digital annual report
  • One exclusive event in Louisville and one outside Louisville each year
  • All but $295 is tax deductible
  • All benefits of Museum membership

Benefits are Per Year. Subject to Change.


Patron Circle is generously sponsored by:

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Collector Groups

Ready to make an impact? Join one of our collector groups and travel with curators, select artwork, and vote on acquisitions for the Museum.

Donate Now

Not ready to become a member? Consider a one-time donation to help sustain outstanding programming and further the Speed’s mission.