Speed Art Museum

Photo: wHY Architecture.

2035 South Third Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40208
United States of America
Hours: Wednesday–Saturday 10am–5pm
T +1 502 634 2700
F +1 502 636 2899


The Speed Art Museum, in Louisville, Kentucky, is an independent, encyclopedic museum, and the oldest and largest art museum in the state, where our mission is to invite everyone to celebrate art forever. The Speed serves as a cultural hub where people can connect with each other and the work of artists from across the world in new and unexpected ways. 

Established in 1927 by philanthropist Hattie Bishop Speed, the Museum has undergone several renovations and expansions, now occupying over 200,000 sq ft on the University of Louisville’s campus. The most recent of which, led by wHY Architecture’s Kulapat Yantrasast in 2016, tripled the amount of exhibition space and added a state-of-the-art cinema, a family education center, indoor/outdoor café, a Museum Store, and a multifunctional pavilion for performances, lectures and entertainment to the Speed’s robust offerings. Thanks in part to the generous support of the Oswley Brown Family and the Brown Foundation, admission to the Museum is free on Sundays.


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