Though Governor Beshear has given clearance for museums to open on June 8, the Speed will not be reopening at that time. We hope to safely reopen sometime later this summer.
Our mission is not closed! Celebrate art with us through SPEED ONLINE.
Speed Art Museum
2035 South Third Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40208
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday:
10 am – 5 pm
Friday: 10 am – 8 pm
Sunday: 12 pm – 5 pm
Closed Monday & Tuesday
Seniors (Age 60+) $10
Kids Age 4 – 17 $10
Kids Age 3 & Under Free
University of Louisville Students, Faculty & Staff Free
Select Area Schools Free*
College Students (with valid ID) $10
Military Personnel $10
*Call Guest Relations at 502.634.2700 for details.
December 13, 2019 – April 19, 2020
This exhibition features Loose Nuts: A Rapsody in Brown, a richly illustrated and handwritten 125-page novella set in Louisville’s West End during the 1930s by Bert Hurley, a virtually unknown African American artist from Kentucky.
Opened July 17, 2019
To celebrate her 150th birthday, the Speed is presenting a fresh look at Enid Yandell’s career, contextualizing the world in which she lived, as a young woman living and working in turn-of-the-century Louisville, Paris, and New York City.
OWSLEY SUNDAYS: EVERY SUNDAY IS FREE!
Thanks to a generous contribution from Brown-Forman, anyone can visit the Speed for free on Sundays through March 2021. The free Sunday admission is named in honor of the late Owsley Brown II. Every Sunday also includes a featured free program hosted by the Museum or one of our community partners as part of Sunday Showcase.
Learn more about the Speed’s commitment to making the Museum a safe and welcoming place for everyone in our community, and let us know if there’s something we might have missed!
View a list of Speed Art Museum frequently asked questions.
Directions + Parking
From I-65, take exit 133 toward U.S 60/Eastern Parkway. Turn left onto Warnock Street, then turn left onto Arthur Street. Turn right onto Eastern Parkway, then turn right onto South Third Street. The Speed Art Museum and parking garage will be on your right.
Hourly parking is available in the parking garage adjacent to the Speed on South Third Street. On-street metered parking is also available. Operating hours for meters are Monday – Saturday, 7 am to 6 pm Parking at metered spaces is free after 6 pm and all day Sunday.
You can get to the Speed using Lou Lift, free transportation throughout downtown and Old Louisville. Find out more about Lou Lift.
The Speed is also accessible by TARC, Louisville’s public bus system. Routes 2 (Second Street) and 94 (Cardinal Shuttle) will stop at the Speed, while Routes 4 (Fourth Street) and 29 (Eastern Parkway) stop within blocks of the Museum. View a map of public transportation options near the Speed.
Visit ridetarc.org to plan your trip. Each TARC bus can accommodate two bicycles, and bike racks are available at the Speed’s Third Street entrance.