KNOW BEFORE YOU GO & GUEST GUIDELINES
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Speed Art Museum
2035 South Third Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40208
Monday & Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday – Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday: 12 pm – 5 pm
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Frontline Healthcare Workers FREE*
Seniors (Age 60+) $14
Kids Age 4 – 17 $14
Kids Age 3 & Under FREE
University of Louisville Students, Faculty & Staff FREE*
Select Area Schools FREE**
College Students $10*
Military Personnel $10
*Must present a valid ID
**Call Guest Relations at 502.634.2700 for details.
ROUNDING THE CIRCLE: THE MARY AND AL SHANDS COLLECTION
March 24, 2023 – August 6, 2023
The Speed Art Museum presents Rounding the Circle: The Mary and Al Shands Collection, a major exhibition celebrating the extensive and significant collection of contemporary artworks assembled by the late Alfred R. Shands III (1928-2021) and Mary Norton Shands (1930-2009). This presentation also commemorates the transformative gift of art made to the Speed Art Museum, numbering over 100 artworks.
KENTUCKY WOMEN: ALMA WALLACE LESCH
May 19, 2023 – October 29, 2023
Kentucky Women: Alma Wallace Lesch explores the wide-ranging, fiber-based artistic practice of Alma Wallace Lesch (1917-1999) through the themes that defined her work: ruminations on place, memory, nature, faith, female identity, and creative experimentation. The exhibition features significant works by the artist from the Speed’s collection, including a massive nine-foot-tall by fifteen-foot-wide wall hanging, Full Bloom (1966), originally created as commission for Louisville’s former First Lincoln National Bank. Other exceptional pieces come from the holdings of the University of Louisville and from a private collection.
This exhibition is not ticketed and is included in your admission to the Speed.
OWSLEY SUNDAYS: EVERY SUNDAY IS FREE!
Thanks to a generous contribution from Brown-Forman, anyone can visit the Speed for free on Sundays through 2024. The free Sunday admission is named in honor of the late Owsley Brown II. Select special exhibitions will require an additional ticket purchase.
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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.
Speed Public Transportation Map 3
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.