Speed Art Museum

Louisville, KY

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Address: 2035 S 3rd St, Louisville, KY 40208, USA Number: 502 634-2700 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

The Speed Art Museum was established in 1927, and is in fact Kentucky's oldest AND largest art museum - which is pretty impressive!

The museum features over 12,000 pieces in its permanent collection, with an extensive collection spanning 6,000 years of history, from ancient Egyptian to contemporary art, and so many more mediums in between.

Are you excited to have an art-tastic day out in Louisville?

A Celebration of the Speed Collection is a permanent exhibition, and turned a new light on the Speed Art Museum's wide-ranging collections. It's here you can see familiar favorites in novel ways, and see new acquisitions to the museum, and this is where the 6,000 years of human creativity starts to come to life!

Also in the permanent collection you can see Art of Ancient Cultures that will really transport you back in time, as well as African Art, Native American Art, European Art, American Art and Contemporary Art!

Phew - did you realize just how much art there was to explore?

Let's not forget the Kentucky collection, as well as all the traveling exhibitions that change regularly, so you can always go back and see something new, creative and inspiring!

After a day at the Speed Art Museum, you never know how you just might be inspired, and it might unleash the inner Picasso in the family!

An artistic family day out in Louisville at the Speed Art Museum!

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How much does it cost?






$14 (Ages 4 to 17)



College Students with ID and Military Personnel $14


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3 years


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Additional Information

You are welcome to sketch artwork in the permanent collection, using a dry medium only. Just keep a safe distance from the artwork (minimum of 4 feet), and be courteous of other visitors in the gallery. It is prohibited to sketch artwork in the special exhibition areas.

Any top tips?


Sundays are FREE for everyone until March 2021!

I'm Hungry!


The Speed's cafe - Wiltshire At The Speed - offers local and seasonally changing brunch and lunch menus, plus a coffee bar with a la carte items!

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Where is it at?


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.

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They offer self-guided activities, workshops, field trips, outreach programs and so much more, so why not call to arrange getting the students involved?

Need a little extra help?


The Speed Art Museum welcomes people with special needs. The Museum’s building is accessible to persons with disabilities.

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When can we go?

1pm - 8pm Fridays, 10am - 5pm weekends

Closed Mondays to Thursdays, plus major holidays

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