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The Speed Art Museum

2035 S 3rd St, Louisville, KY 40208-1812
+1 502-634-2700
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A great museum, could stand an update!

I visited this museum January of 2017 and also January of 2018. I was disappointed to not see many... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ange C
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Clarksville, Indiana
Great museum - wonderful experience

I should say to start that the Speed is gorgeous. The building is really incredible. And - through... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2017
Alexis B
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Features paintings by Rembrandt, Picasso and Rubens, as well as contemporary art exhibits.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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2035 S 3rd St, Louisville, KY 40208-1812
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this museum January of 2017 and also January of 2018. I was disappointed to not see many changes in any of the pieces here. Beyond that, on Sundays this museum and that's the best time to visit! It's pretty busy on Sundays so...More

Thank Ange C
Reviewed 14 December 2017

I should say to start that the Speed is gorgeous. The building is really incredible. And - through March 2021, it's FREE ON SUNDAYS. I currently live in a city with a poor art museum scene, and the museums are still quite expensive. So visiting...More

Thank Alexis B
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

Visiting Louisville with friends, we decided to go to the Speed Art Museum. It is located in the university of Louisville campus. The parking was very easy right next to the building. Love their cinema, store and cafe. We learned that the building was recently...More

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

Anytime we travel we always try to visit a local museum. As a result, we've been to the art museums in most of the major cities we've visited (NY, Boston, Chicago, Washington, DC, Portland, Maine; Columbus, Cleveland, Omaha, NE;, etc.). So, with some spare time...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Excellent series of movies that you are not going to see elsewhere in the Louisville / New Albany area. Small theatre seats about 150. Comfortable seating. Wine, beer & other beverages are available & can be taken into show. Paid parking is available but free...More

Thank Pottsy1234
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

This museum has such a great collection. All kinds of artwork from all different periods and different countries. What I really enjoyed also was the description of the works of art. They were so interesting and informative. They had something called what’s the backstory on...More

Thank Debmauk
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Really nice little art museum . Excellent venue for the arts for a city the size of Lville. Easily manageable where you are not overwhelmed with size of exhibit. I was very impressed with the range and scope of the collection . Walked away very...More

Thank jbtraveller2000
Reviewed 21 September 2017

I am not a regular museum goer, however, after walking through this one I have a new found love for art museums. The collections were not overbearing. You could get through most of the artwork in 1-2 hours. Lots of biblical pictures and a nice...More

Thank Linda P
Reviewed 2 September 2017

How I love my membership in NARM (North American Reciprocal Museums - for those not familiar you can look up the list of members. If you're a member of one at the right level of membership you have free admission at the other member museums,...More

Thank Annabella G
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Really interesting museum with a wide ranging collection. In particular, I liked some of the charms collected by the daughters of the Speed family. In addition, there's a fair amount of art surrounding the building outside. If you go on Sunday, it's FREE. Parking on...More

Thank rduinc
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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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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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