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LouisvilleKY’s Speed Art Museum officially names Stephen Reily as director

  LOUISVILLE, KY (January 8, 2018) – The Speed Art Museum Board of Trustees has announced that Stephen Reily, formerly Interim Director, will remain at the Museum as Director.  Reily, a longtime civic and business leader and supporter of the Museum, stepped into the role of Interim Director in March, 2017 after the departure of former CEO Ghislain d’Humières. “Stephen stepped in graciously to serve the Speed at a time of need,” said Martha Slaughter, Chair of the Speed Art Museum Board of Trustees. “When he quickly brought it to life with a new strategic plan, careful financial planning, some key hires,…


Big events to mark LouisvilleKy’s Speed Art Museum Anniversary Celebration

James Lindsey to unveil new EP at Speed Art Museum’s 90th Anniversary Community Celebration Louisville, Ky., – The Speed kicks off its 90th anniversary year with a Community Celebration on Saturday, January 21 from 10 am – 10 pm, with dynamic performances, art making, gallery talks, and of course, cake. Throughout the day, there will be an exciting lineup of performers. Come and enjoy Teddy Abrams, the Kentucky Opera and Louisville Ballet, the University of Louisville Steel Drum Band, Louisville Dance Alliance, Squallis Puppeteers, Louisville Free Public Library, Twin Limb, DJ Grey, James Lindsey & the Grand Nationals, among others….

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Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture Comes to LouisvilleKY’s Speed Art Museum

  The sneaker and how it has influenced culture, fashion and art Photos from www.speedmuseum.org LOUISVILLE, KY (August 31, 2016) – The Speed Art Museum is excited to jump ‘Out of the Box’ for the highly-anticipated launch of its first special exhibition since reopening, Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture.  Originating at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, the national traveling exhibition, organized by the American Federation of Arts and the Bata Shoe Museum, is the first museum exhibition in the United States to look at the interesting and complex social history and design evolution of the sneaker – from…

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Mayor Fischer urges LouisvilleKY to explore the arts this summer

  Louisville — Mayor Greg Fischer today encouraged citizens to attend the upcoming Arts & Culture Day event and to pick up a Cultural Pass for youngsters. Arts & Culture Day will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 5 on the Brown-Forman Lawn at Waterfront Park. “The arts make our city a vibrant place to live and an attractive destination for visitors,” Mayor Greg Fischer said. “We take pride in our capacity for creativity and lifelong learning, and I encourage citizens to attend Arts & Culture Day and to learn more about the many arts institutions…


Louisville Ky’s Speed Art Museum to have Free Sundays

Gift Allows Community Free Admission – “Owsley Sundays” – to the Speed Every Sunday for Five Years  Louisville, KY, February 23, 2016 – Brown-Forman Corporation announced today that it is giving the Speed Art Museum $1 million dollars as part of the Speed’s multi-million dollar capital campaign. The announcement was made today by Brown-Forman Vice Chairman James S. Welch, Jr. during a news conference at the Speed Art Museum. “Brown-Forman has been a long-time benefactor of the Speed, and we are very pleased to make this contribution which benefits our entire community in honor of former Brown-Forman Chairman and CEO Owsley Brown II, who was one…

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Efforts underway to make a Louisville Ky neighborhood arts and culture district

Louisville, Ky., – The Paristown Pointe Preservation Trust will be applying for tourism tax credits to bring a $28 million project to the Paristown Pointe neighborhood, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today. The Paristown Pointe neighborhood, historically settled by French immigrants, is a wedge-shaped area bounded by Broadway to the north, Barret Avenue to the east, Kentucky Street to the south and an elevated rail line that runs parallel to Swan Street on the west. The project, which will knit together five distinct neighborhoods, is co-anchored by Louisville Stoneware, The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, Goodwood Brewing Co. and a variety…

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Speed Museum To Open Cafe with Susan Hershberg

LOUISVILLE, KY., – The Speed Art Museum is pleased to announce that local restaurateur, Susan Hershberg, will open a new café concept at the Speed Art Museum. The Speed’s Chief Executive Officer, Ghislain D’Humières is thrilled that the new café, Wiltshire at the Speed, will open on March 12, 2016 in conjunction with the Speed’s grand re-opening. Nestled in the heart of the University of Louisville campus, the café will serve Museum guests and students alike. Ghislain D’Humieres said, “We couldn’t have asked for a better business partner. Susan and her team’s creative approach to food is the perfect fit…

Louisville’s Speed Art Museum Names New Chief Development Officer

Louisville, KY— The Speed Art Museum has hired a key new position in anticipation of its re-opening in the spring of 2016 and announced today that Steve Luckett has been appointed as the Chief Development Officer for the Museum. Luckett will begin his new role at the Speed on May 26, 2015. “I am very excited to have the opportunity to work with The Speed Museum. This is a dynamic and transformational time for the organization,” said Luckett. “This community treasure is about to become a greater asset and resource for our community, and I am honored and humbled to…

The Speed Art Museum opens new exhibit at Local Speed featuring tea and coffee sets spanning sixty years.

LOUISVILLE, KY (February 27, 2015)–As the Speed Art Museum construction and expansion project takes shape on Third Street, the Museum’s satellite space, Local Speed, is pleased to announce its seventh exhibition entitled, Teatime Chic. From bold and colorful to white and austere, this exhibition’s tea and coffee services illustrate changing definitions of “modern” over the course of sixty years. In each case, the set’s designer treated ceramic as both a sculptural medium with which to create distinctive shapes and as an empty canvas to either decorate or leave stripped bare. By purchasing a tea or coffee set like one of…

FFF12: Kentucky Director’s Pilgrim Song Finally Comes Home

Making its Louisville premiere Friday night as part of the 4th annual Flyover Film Festival, “Pilgrim Song” screened for a capacity crowd in the Speed Art Museum auditorium. Just the second full-length effort from Kentucky director Martha Stephens, whose film “Passengers Pigeons” was featured in last year’s festival, this newest picture once again showcased what are arguably the filmmaker’s greatest strengths. Namely, a genuine abundance of talent coupled with a ever-apparent reverence for her roots.