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The Speed Art Museum

2035 S 3rd St, Louisville, KY 40208-1812
+1 502-634-2700
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Check out thier Cinama

The Speed is a beautiful place with lots to take in. Plan on spending sime time. The garage... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
tanyap924
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Great selection of art

Great selection of art. Plan on at least an hour to view all of the works out on view. Food is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lagiant
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Spring Hill, Tennessee
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Features paintings by Rembrandt, Picasso and Rubens, as well as contemporary art exhibits.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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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"beautiful paintings"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Speed is a beautiful place with lots to take in. Plan on spending sime time. The garage charges, I believe it's $7 but entry into the museum is free with donations welcomed. While the museum closes at 5, there's also a Cinama off to...More

Thank tanyap924
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great selection of art. Plan on at least an hour to view all of the works out on view. Food is available on site. You will have to pay to park in the museum garage.

Thank lagiant
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been several times always take advantage of deals. Free Sundays is bit misleading. $7 to park in the garage and fee for special exhibit. Some meters but quite a walk. Free screening was nice too bad the movie I wanted to really see was $9....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The artwork was plentiful and most impressive for a small venue. There is a wide variety of art covering many different fields. The Kentucky art area was very interesting.

Thank Linda K
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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Permanent collection is diverse and has some interesting pieces. The museum is a very nice building on the UL campus. We also saw a traveling exhibit of women impressionist painters, which was very good. The Cassat and Morisot I knew, but some very good painters...More

Thank Chuck S
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Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

While the museum has grown over the years it still operates as a small town institution. We drove two hours to see an important exhibit, with the website saying it was open, only to find it closed for a marathon early in the day in...More

1  Thank Ann B
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Reviewed April 23, 2018

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.

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Reviewed April 19, 2018

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

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Reviewed April 15, 2018

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

Thank seller2016
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Reviewed April 10, 2018

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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Audra R
July 18, 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
September 23, 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
April 2, 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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