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Selected Works on Loan

 

Louisville International Airport
Louisville, KY

The Speed has partnered with the Louisville International Airport to present two significant works from our collection of modern and contemporary sculpture with travelers coming and going from our great city.

Henry Moore - Reclining Figure: Angles

Henry Moore (British, 1898-1986)
Reclining Figure: Angles, 1979
Bronze
Collection of the Speed Art Museum
Gift of Sara Shallenberger Brown in memory of her husband, W. L. Lyons Brown 1981.21

Deborah Butterfield - Danuta

Deborah Butterfield, (American, born 1949)
Danuta, 2008
Cast bronze
Collection of the Speed Art Museum
Museum purchase 2011.18 a-b

The Kentucky Governor's Mansion in Frankfort
Frankfort, KY

Early Frankfort (1790-1820): Furniture and Fine Arts from a Capital City

Works from the Speed's collection can regularly be seen on loan at the Governor's Mansion in Frankfort. This summer, the Speed has contributed three works from its Kentucky collection to Early Frankfort (1790-1820): Furniture and Fine Arts from a Capital City, one of several art and historical exhibits will on display at the Mansion throughout the year as part of the Kentucky Governor's Mansion Centennial Celebration. Patrons can view the exhibits at no cost during the Mansion's regular tour hours. For visiting and tour information, visit Governor's Mansion website.

Workshop of Asa Blanchard - Candlesticks

Workshop of Asa Blanchard (American, about 1770 - 1838), Lexington, Kentucky
Candlestick, about 1815
Silver
Museum purchase 1956.12.1

Workshop of Asa Blanchard (American, about 1770 - 1838), Lexington, Kentucky
Candlestick, about 1815
Silver
Museum purchase 1956.12.2

William Lowry - Tall Clock

Case made by William Lowry (American), Frankfort, Kentucky
Tall Clock, 1805-1810
Cherry, walnut, poplar, other woods
Bequest of Alice Speed Stoll, by exchange 2004.3

Headley-Whitney Museum
Lexington, KY

Several works from the Speed's Kentucky collection can be viewed as part of an exhibition celebrating collectors, past and present, who continue to locate, research, and save the material culture of Kentucky. The exhibition, Collecting Kentucky 1790-1860, is drawn from the book of the same name by authors Genevieve Baird Lacer & Libby Turner Howard and will showcase antebellum Kentucky artifacts from many important collections and will feature furniture, silver, art, longrifles and stoneware. This exhibition is presented in association with the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts' annual conference, being held in 2014 in Frankfort. For more information on the exhibition, please click here.

Matthew Harris Jouett - Portrait of Asa Blanchard

Matthew Harris Jouett (American, 1788-1827)
Portrait of Asa Blanchard, about 1817-1820
Oil on canvas
Gift of Rowland D. and Eleanor Bingham Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Owsley Brown II, Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson, and John S. Speed Frame conservation funded by income from the Marguerite Montgomery Baquie Memorial Trust, 2002 2000.4.1

Unknown maker - Sugar Desk

Unknown maker
Sugar Desk, 1810-1840
Cherry, unidentified veneer, poplar
From the Noe Collection, Gift of Bob and Norma Noe, Lancaster, Kentucky 2010.7

Unknown maker - Table

Unknown maker
Table, 1805-1820
Cherry, poplar, and other woods
From the Noe Collection, Gift of Bob and Norma Noe, Lancaster, Kentucky 2011.4.3

Ann Nelson - Sampler

Ann Nelson (American, (dates unknown))
Sampler, 1815-1830
Linen, wool
From the Noe Collection, Gift of Bob and Norma Noe, Lancaster, Kentucky 2011.9.18

Elizabeth Huston - Sampler

Elizabeth Huston (American, 1795-1828)
Sampler, 1807
Linen, silk
From the Noe Collection, Gift of Bob and Norma Noe, Lancaster, Kentucky 2011.9.19

Unknown maker - Desk

Unknown maker
Desk, 1800-1820
Cherry, poplar and other woods
From the Noe Collection, Gift of Bob and Norma Noe, Lancaster, Kentucky 2011.9.46

Unknown maker - Chest of Drawers

Unknown maker
Chest of Drawers, 1795-1810
Cherry, yellow pine, other woods
From the Noe Collection, Gift of Bob and Norma Noe, Lancaster, Kentucky 2012.7.1

Matthew Harris Jouett - Portrait of Thomas Jefferson

Matthew Harris Jouett (American, 1788-1827)
Portrait of Thomas Jefferson, 1816-1825
Oil on panel
From the Noe Collection, Gift of Bob and Norma Noe, Lancaster, Kentucky 2013.4.1

Unknown Maker - Tambour Desk

Unknown maker
Tambour Desk, 1800-1820
Cherry, poplar, and other woods
Promised gift from the Noe Collection, Bob and Norma Noe, Lancaster, Kentucky L2011.22.52

Fundación Mapfre
Madrid, Spain

The exhibition Picasso. In his Studio brings together around 80 of the artist's paintings, 70 drawings and engravings, 26 photographs and over ten palettes, providing an insight into how Picasso's studio became the hub around which all his artistic creation revolved, the place where art and life intertwined for him. The Speed contributed to this exhibition by lending Picasso's Woman in the Studio (Jacqueline Roque) from its permanent collection. The Speed's painting is one of a series that he completed during the spring and early summer of 1956 at "La Californie," his villa in Cannes and gives viewers an intimate look at the master's studio. It shows his companion, Jacqueline Roque (whom he would marry a few years later), contemplating a painting on an easel in the artist's studio. For more information, please click here.

Woman in the Studio (Jacqueline Roque) [Femme dans l'atelier (Jacqueline Roque)]

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973)
Woman in the Studio (Jacqueline Roque) [Femme dans l'atelier (Jacqueline Roque)], 1956
Oil on canvas
Bequest from the Nancy Batson Rash and Dillman A. Rash Collection 1998.19.5

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Rotterdam, the Netherlands

During spring 2014, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen presented the work of three of the most influential artists of the twentieth century: Constantin Brancusi (1876-1957), Medardo Rosso (1858-1928) and Man Ray (1890-1976). Masterpieces were flown in from top collections all over the world, including the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The Speed was honored to be among the institutions contributing to the exhibition by sending its own remarkable bronze sculpture by Constantin Brancusi, Mademoiselle Pogany I. For more information, please click here.

Constantin Brancusi - Mademoiselle Pogany I

Constantin Brancusi (French, born Romania, 1876-1957)
Mademoiselle Pogany I, 1913
Polished bronze with black patina
Bequest of Mrs. Mabel Hussey Degen 1954.16

 
 
 


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