The Speed Art Museum

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2035 S 3rd St
Louisville KY 40208

Whether you’re an art aficionado or don’t know a Dali from a Degas, you can find fresh inspiration and meaning at the Speed Art Museum. With modern architecture, expanded programming, interactive exhibits and inviting outdoor spaces, the Speed offers countless opportunities for everyone to create their own connections and experience art at their own speed.

The Speed Art Museum is Kentucky's oldest and largest art museum with an encyclopedic collection that spans 6,000 years of human creativity and brings art from around the world to all. An independent museum located on the campus of the University of Louisville, the Speed recently reopened in 2016 after a $60-million expansion and renovation. The Museum now has a renewed focus on engaging exhibitions, workshops, tours, and events. 

Every 3rd Friday the Museum is open to guests until 10 pm for After Hours @ the Speed, which features an eclectic mix of music and performances, cash bars and specialized menus, and, of course, all the treasures of the permanent collection and special exhibits at your fingertips.


The Speed also features a new 138-seat art house Cinema, which screens a mix of American independent and international films.

General Information
  • Discount Rates Available
  • Guided Tours
  • Handicap Accessible