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Welcome to The Speed Art Museum press room. To add your name to the Museum press list or for media and image requests e-mail the press officer at pr@speedmuseum.org or call 502.634.2702. Recent press materials appear below by topic and then in reverse chronological order by date of release.

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* Exhibition titles and dates are subject to change. Please contact the communications department to verify information before publication.
   
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Recent News
 
   

7.3.14
Speed Art Museum hires new curator of Contemporary Art

   

 
   

4.4.14
Local Speed opens latest exhibition
Art of the Streets: The French Poster, 1880-1930

   

 
   

2.24.14
The Speed Art Museum is looking for a restaurateur to operate café in new building scheduled to open in 2016

   

 
   

2.21.14
A Recent Discovery in The Speed Art Museum's Collection

   

 
   

1.24.14
Local Speed opens exhibition We'll Wear a Jolly Crown

   

 
   

1.24.14
The Speed Art Museum presents a three-part lecture series on The Contemporary Art Park

   

 
   

11.8.13
The Speed Art Museum launches Art Detectives program available to local school systems and area non-profits

   

 
   

8.4.13
Local Speed opens exhibition Dan Dry: Facing the World

   

   
6.25.13
Ghislain d'Humières Appointed as
New Director of the Speed Art Museum

Ghislain d'HumieresThe Board of Trustees of the Speed Art Museum announced today that Ghislain d'Humières has been appointed as the new Director of the Museum. d'Humières, who is currently serving as the Director of the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma, succeeds Charles Venable, who served as Director from 2007 to 2012. d'Humières will assume his role at the Speed on September 3, 2013.

Ghislain d'Humières Biography (PDF)
Press Release (PDF)

   
 
    5.7.13
Speed Museum Exceeds Campaign Goal
   
    11.8.12
Speed launches Art & Dialogues Program
   
    9.10.12
Speed Concert Series 2012-2013 Schedule Announced
   
    9.5.12
Interim Leadership Announced
   
    8.22.12
Lights Off/Future On Weekend Kicks- Off Expansion
   
    8.15.12
Charles Venable to Depart Museum
   
    7.25.12
Museum Launches Online Exhibitions
   
    5.31.12
Speed Host Flyover Film Festival Opening
   
    5.22.12
Museum Participates in Blue Star Museums
   
    5.17.12
Speed Teams up with Doodle 4 Google™
   
    5.8.12
Speed to Participate in Museum Day 2012
   
    4.18.12
Deborah Butterfield to Speak at Museum
   
    1.25.12
Speed Receives Re-accreditation, Highest Honor for American Museums
   
    11.3.11
Speed Concert Series Announced
   
    9.2.11
Speed Organizes Exhibition of Old Masters Collection
   
    8.24.11
Speed Receives Donation of 119 Kentucky Artworks
   
    5.24.11
Speed Art Museum to Return Italian Altarpiece
   
    3.9.11
Speed Looks to the Future with New Initiatives
   
    2.1.11
New Admission Policy
   
    2.1.11
Museum Volunteer Group Adopts New Identity
   
    12.20.10
Thorntons Inc. Donates $1 Million for Expansion
   
    11.29.10
Speed Ball 2011
   
    12.05.09
Speed Receives $10 Million Gift for Expansion
   
    02.23.09
2010 New Board of Governors
   
    10.09.09
Speed Receives $5 Million Grant for Expansion
   
    09.23.09
Art After Dark: Remix
   
    09.14.09
100 Paintings, 100 Parties a success
   

Expansion News
    5.7.13
Speed Museum Exceeds Campaign Goal
   
    12.15.11
Capital Campaign Exceeds $43 Million toward $50 Million Goal
Board of Trustees Votes to Close during Construction Phase
   
    10.18.11
Public Phase of Capital Campaign Launched with $42 Million Raised
   
    4.9.11
Speed Unveils Designs for Renovation and Expansion
   
    4.28.10
Selection of F.A. Wilhelm Construction as General Contractor for Expansion
   
    10.09.09
Landscape Architect Selection: Reed Hilderbrand
   
    03.05.09
Architect of Record Selection: K. Norman Berry
   
    02.02.09
Architect selection: wHY Architecture
   

Exhibitions
    6.28.12
Kebric Olympic Collection Exhibition
     
    5.15.12
Copy of Declaration of Independence on View This Summer
     
    4.5.12
Inside|Out: Featuring New Sculptural Acquisitions by Deborah Butterfield
     
    1.5.12
Renoir to Chagall: Paris and the Allure of Color
     
    9.20.11
An exhibition of Irish artist Willie Doherty: Traces
     
    6.2.11
Quilts from Kentucky and Beyond
     
    4.26.11
Speed Brings Caravaggio Masterpiece to America
     
    12.1.10
Impressionist Landscapes: Monet to Sargent
     
    8.30.10
Pursuing the Masterpiece Exhibition
     
    3.26.10
Fifty Years of Contemporary Glass: Art, Craft, or Otherwise?
   
    01.23.10
Yousuf Karsh: The Most Famous People in the World
   
    05.27.09
Speed Celebrates Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial
   
    05.02.09
Henry V. Heuser, Jr. Collection: City/Country
   
    03.16.09
4 Salvaged Boxes: a wHY Architecture Exhibition
   
    02.23.09
Dorothy & Herbert Vogel Collection: 50 Works for 50 States
   

General Information
    7.17.12
New Trustees, Governors Announced
   
    3.26.12
Speed Hires Jennifer Humphreys as New Director of Development
   
    12.5.11
New Board Members, Vice-Chairman Announced
   
    6.30.11
Speed donates limestone to Olmstead Parks Conservancy
   
    5.10.2011
New Board Members Announced
   
    3.31.11
New COO, Director of Operations and Expansion
   
    11.16.08
Suzanne Weaver appointed Curator of Contemporary Art
   
    09.21.07
Dr. Charles L. Venable appointed Director and CEO
   

 

 

 

 
 
 


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