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822 East Market Street
Louisville, KY

Fridays 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturdays 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Local Speed serves as the Museum's satellite space during the renovation and expansion, hosting unique programming, special exhibitions, family art activities and events. Click here to download a 3 month calendar of upcoming events and programming. While visiting Local Speed, be sure to check out the Before I Die Wall!

It’s a wonderful way to experience art at a slightly different Speed!

On display now at Local Speed!

Discovering the Earth
August 1 - October 25th, 2014

Speed Museum - Local Speed - Discovering the Earth - African PotteryThis exhibition features seventeen examples of traditional African pottery, spanning the continent from Nigeria to South Africa.

Discovering the Earth will explore the techniques used to produce these timeless forms, how the objects were used, and the significance they held in society. This exhibition marks the first time that many of these objects, all from the Speed's collection, will be on view to the public.

 

Past Exhibitions

Art of the Streets: The French Poster, 1880-1930
April 4 – July 19, 2014

Speed Museum - Local Speed - Art of the Streets: French PosterThis exhibit features intimate versions of well-known prints by master printmakers such as Jules Chéret, Henrí Toulouse-Lautrec, and others, displaying the dazzling heights of the French poster. Rarely shown, the prints were donated to the Speed in 1949 as a gift from the French Gratitude Train—49 boxcars filled with gifts sent to Americans in appreciation for supplies given to France and Italy following World War II.

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We'll Wear a Jolly Crown
January 3 – March 22, 2014

Speed Museum - Local Speed - We'll Wear a Jolly CrownGuest curator Aaron Skolnick presented an exhibition focused around the theme of existence, death, and what it means to be.

Works by Louis Zoeller Bicket, Aurora Parrish, the late Stephen Irwin, Trenton Doyle Hancock and John Knuth were featured.

 

 

Dan Dry: Facing the World
October 4 - December 7, 2013

Speed Museum - Local Speed - Facing the WorldFrom his early work documenting significant Louisvillians like Muhammad Ali to his travels as a National Geographic photographer to his current series of cell phone portraits, portrait-making has been a constant theme throughout Dan Dry’s career.

The exhibition’s images mirror his wide-ranging career, showcasing extraordinary people from around the world seen through the lens of an extraordinary photographer.

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Welcome Neighbors: Art from Nulu
June 7 – September 20, 2013

Speed Museum - Local Speed - We'll Wear a Jolly CrownLocal Speed's inaugural exhibit celebrated the satellite space in Louisville’s hippest neighborhood.

Curated by The Green Building's Daniel Pfalzgraf, the multi-discipline exhibit features established and emerging visual artists who show and work in NuLu.

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Local Speed Exhibition Original Prints!

In our inaugural year, Local Speed paired with screenprinter Ron Jasin of Madpixel Art and Design to create a series of four striking exhibition posters. To purchase a print (see below, $15 each), visit Local Speed during gallery hours, or those renewing or activating their Speed Art Museum membership may choose one print, free of charge.

Speed Museum - Local Speed - Exhibit Posters by MadPixel - Available for purchase, $15 Speed Museum - Local Speed - Exhibit Posters by MadPixel - Available for purchase, $15 Speed Museum - Local Speed - Exhibit Posters by MadPixel - Available for purchase, $15 Speed Museum - Local Speed - Exhibit Posters by MadPixel - Available for purchase, $15
 

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