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Address: 2035 S 3rd St, Louisville, KY 40208-1812
Phone Number: +1 502-634-2700
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Wed - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri 10:00 - 21:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Features paintings by Rembrandt, Picasso and Rubens, as well as...

Features paintings by Rembrandt, Picasso and Rubens, as well as contemporary art exhibits.

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Out The Box

First time going back since it reopened and the modifications are great. The main draw was the Out The Box exhibit. I could only briefly go to the rest of the museum but what I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Brandon H
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Louisville, Kentucky
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259 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots and lots of money was spent expanding one of the really great small Art Museums in the country into an average much bigger and colder museum. The layout and displays seem confusing, Great signage but much of it is placed almost on the floor, so reading some of it is very hard. Special events for members not as good... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time going back since it reopened and the modifications are great. The main draw was the Out The Box exhibit. I could only briefly go to the rest of the museum but what I saw was really good.

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Thank Brandon H
Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So excited to see the museum after its 3 1/2 year renovation. The collection looks so good and has some real gems. Gallery 1 was a great overview of the different areas of the collection and Gallery 2 helped you think about ways to approach looking at art (thinking about how objects are made, their context, technique, and how we... More 

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Thank actaylor16
Lawrenceburg, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The renovations were certainly worth the wait! I visited on the free Sunday and the new Speed Art Museum felt welcoming and filled with people of all ages and races.

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Thank accinlouky
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66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first visit since the remodeling/expansion of the Speed Museum. We appreciated the integration of contemporary and earlier artwork and the more open and well lighted spaces. We enjoyed seeing both familiar pieces from past exhibits and new works. We didn't find the addition particularly distinctive architecturally, but really enjoyed the reflecting pool. In all, we enjoyed the... More 

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Louisville, KY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

As an undergrad at UL the Speed Art Museum was a rather dark and dreary looking place. Not anymore. This is a new and improved space-vastly improved. This is a good place to spend the day viewing art and perhaps grabbing a cup of coffee at Wiltshire's at The Speed Museum. They also have a free guided tour at 1... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend for a unique company event. Lovely museum. Nice area for cocktails. Food was very good and everyone really enjoyed the evening. Parking was very convenient. I'd do a company event there again.

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Thank SunshineLouisville
Indianapolis, Indiana
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Excellent art museum for the family with children over the age of 10! Beautiful, interesting displays with a helpful detailed map to chart your way. Easy, close, ($8.00 tops) access to parking. The children's area in the basement is geared more toward school age kids with fantastic interactive light displays and some of the most insightful and compelling art masterpiece... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

It was well worth the wait to gain back the Speed Art Museum. What was a solid collection has turned into a destination for exhibitions. I found out today that we are getting an installation of Ai Weiwei zodiac sculptures, which I saw this summer in Boston and thought were simply amazing. As a longtime local museum visitor and frequent... More 

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Thank LouRestaurantCritic
Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

My aunt and I decided to go here on a whim while I was in Louisville visiting. I'm glad that we did. I really enjoyed the room dedicated to the art of Gaela Erwin. She is a contemporary Louisville artist. They also have a big room with Kentucky art. I loved this room; the huge statue of the fire fighter,... More 

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