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The Speed Art Museum

2035 S 3rd St, Louisville, KY 40208-1812
+1 502-634-2700
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What a great art museum for such a small city. The special events are always worthwhile. The... read more

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Chouette222
great small city art museum

My wife and I try to see all the art museums we can on our road trips. The Speed museum was a... read more

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Features paintings by Rembrandt, Picasso and Rubens, as well as contemporary art exhibits.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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2035 S 3rd St, Louisville, KY 40208-1812
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"free sunday"
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"special exhibition"
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"offer free admission"
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"children's area"
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"american south"
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"free guided tour"
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"beautiful paintings"
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"southern accent"
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"parking garage is"
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"glass works"
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"hour visit"
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"very cool place"
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"kentucky history"
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Reviewed today

What a great art museum for such a small city. The special events are always worthwhile. The cinema is a great addition to the film scene here. Great new director.

Thank Chouette222
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I try to see all the art museums we can on our road trips. The Speed museum was a delightful find. Excellent quality of holdings for a small city museum, though the range of art was somewhat concentrated on American artists. Nice...More

Thank gkrohm
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great museum. Went to see a special exhibit of Women in the Impressionist Art movement. Really enjoyed it.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Louisville specifically to visit this exhibit, and were not disappointed. Filled with paintings borrowed from private collections and museums around the world, the exhibit is an in-depth and well-curated look at women in the arts in the latter part of the 19th...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent about four hours which was just about enough. Both docent tours were well done. The exhibit of women artists was quite well done. All in all a most pleasurable experience.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a really wonderful exhibit. So many beautiful paintings done by women who painted in Paris in the late 1800’s. It is absolutely worth the trip. We had a docent who was very knowledgeable and helpful. Such a nice exhibit.

Thank Pam G
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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

I took my daughter to see the “Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism” exhibit. It features quite a few by Mary Cassatt (one of my favorite artists). The family guide helps parents encourage their children to connect their five senses to the artwork. It...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2018

I have lived in Louisville most of my life, and have loved the Speed. It was closed for a couple of years to accommodate the erection recent addition. Flat out: the addition is a horrible eyesore, and has no architectural relationship to its surroundings, especailly...More

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Reviewed 28 January 2018

My favorite art is the crazy, make you think, contemporary art and I was not disappointed on our visit. We arrived late in the day and were afraid we would not be able to see everything and we couldn't. As we were leaving I mentioned...More

Thank cheryl h
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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

My first experience here was during one of their monthly Speed After Hours events. We had an incredible time wandering back and forth from jammin’ live musical acts on stage, to live ballet performers, film, lecture, delicious foods and open bars, and of course, the...More

Thank Katie D
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Audra R
19 July 2017|
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Response from jeffsorrels | Reviewed this property |
Free on Sundays and a parking fee of about 5 dollars I believe in the parking structure.
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R_Sigal
23 September 2016|
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Response from jlhr416 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure but just call as I am sure they would accommodate you!
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crazybluegirl2001
3 April 2016|
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Response from Harriette F | Reviewed this property |
There is paid parking at the museum. Sometimes you can get street parking but look at the signs carefully.
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