Impressionist Exhibit Opens at Speed Museum

A new exhibit of French Impressionist paintings opens tomorrow at Louisville’s Speed Art Musuem. Renoir to Chagall: Paris and the Allure of Color features more than 80 works that capture the scenes and people of Paris during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Curator Ruth Cloudman says more than 50 of the works are […]

Speed Museum Takes Capital Campaign Public

The public phase of the Speed Art Museum’s capital campaign has begun. The five-year campaign to pay for a second museum building began silently in 2007. Since then, the Speed has raised $42.5 million, which is on track with the campaign schedule. Much of the current sum was raised through large donations. But now the […]

Writer’s Block Festival Successful, Planning for Next Year Begins Soon

About 250 writers and book lovers attended the inaugural Writer’s Block Festival held over the weekend in Louisville. Centered in the NuLu District of East Market Street, the festival combined writing workshops with readings and panel discussions on the screenwriting, the publishing business and other subjects. Sessions with limited enrollment filled up or sold out […]

Speed Will Return Stolen Art Wednesday

After nearly 40 years in Louisville, a piece of the Speed Art Museum’s collection is returning to Italy. The Speed bought the 14th Century Italian altarpiece in 1973, not knowing it had been stolen two years prior. When federal officials tracked the piece down, the museum promptly negotiated its return. “One of the lessons we […]