“I think a lot of people don’t realize that the American Impressionists were the most coherent group of Impressionists after the French, anywhere. Americans really embraced Impressionism. So it’s a very strong part of the show,” said Chief Curator Ruth Cloudman.
The paintings are by leading French and American artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
The money will go toward the Speed’s 50 million dollar capital campaign. Museum Director Charles Venable says the funds will be used to renovate and expand the museum.
The Speed Art Museum in the early stages of planning a major expansion, and Saturday at 10 a.m. it’s holding a public forum to share some of its ideas. The forum will be the second since the museum announced the project’s main designer — the Los Angeles-based wHY Architecture. Last October, it announced that Reed […]
A Louisville arts patron died this week. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Dr. Frederick K. Cressman was 77 and a retired pathologist. He was chief of pathology for nearly 25 years at Audubon Hospital, now called Norton Audubon Hospital. He and his wife, Elizabeth, recently donated $10 million to the Speed Art Museum and in 2006 […]
The Speed Art Museum has chosen a landscape architect for its expansion at the University of Louisville campus. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. Reed Hilderbrand Associates of Massachusetts designed the Phoenix Art Museum (bottom photo) and Clark Art Institute in the Massachusetts Berkshires. It also designed the grounds of Harvard University’s Arnold Arboretum and Cincinnati’s […]
The Speed Art Museum has opened a new exhibit that coincides with a public forum about ecology and design. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. “4 Salvaged Boxes” is the exhibit that was designed by wHY Architecture. The firm designed the Grand Rapids Art Museum, which was the world’s first new art museum building certified as energy […]
Passion takes many forms and colleting art is one of them. Throughout history, most collectors have been considerably wealthy. But today, a collector doesn’t have to be Rockefeller. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. In one part of the Speed Art Museum, chief curator Ruth Cloudman shows me some paintings in its permanent collection. They’re by famed […]
The University of Louisville has announced its new Arts and Culture Partnerships Initiative. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The initiative took root two years ago when the university began to develop formal agreements with local arts and cultural groups that could benefit nonprofits while giving students learning opportunities and faculty prospects to advise these groups. […]
Click here for Elizabeth Kramer’s interview with The Speed Art Museum’s Charles Venable and wHY Architecture’s principal architect, Kulapat Yantrasast. The Speed Art Museum has chosen an architectural firm to design the expansion of its building on the University of Louisville campus. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. A Los Angeles-based firm — wHY Architecture — will […]