What's New at the Speed?

What’s New at the Speed?

Explore works from the Speed’s permanent collection that have recently gone through restoration or are on view for the first time in decades in Gallery One. Displays in the gallery will alternate approximately every six months.

Many of the artworks on view have gone through conservation with the help of the Speed’s Adopt an Artwork program.

Now on view:
The Speed Art Museum and the Archdiocese of Louisville have partnered to share with the public a recently conserved 195-year-old painting by renowned Kentucky artist Matthew Harris Jouett. Painted in Lexington in 1824, The Dead Christ Mourned (The Three Maries), after Carracci, as well as the story of the painting’s restoration, is now on view in Gallery One. The painting was revealed to the public for the first time since it’s restoration on October 12, 2019.