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… Continue reading Speed Museum Takes Capital Campaign Public
A piece of stolen artwork that’s been at the Speed Museum in Louisville for years will be returned to Italy. The 14th century triptych painting of the Virgin Mary with Child was among several pieces of art stolen from an Italian estate forty years ago. The Speed purchased the piece from a New York gallery… Continue reading Speed to Return Stolen Art to Italy
The Speed Museum opens an exhibition this week featuring Caravaggio’s The Fortune Teller as well as works of other artists he’s influenced. On Here and Now, Todd Mundt talked to curator Dr. Sergio Guarino of the Capitoline Museums in Rome about the artist, the painting, and bringing the canvas to Kentucky.
Quite a palate for 1pm today: The LA Times reports today that Arnold Schwarzenegger, and his wife, Maria Shriver, separated after she learned that he had fathered a child more than a decade ago with a member of their household staff. The newspaper has been in the hot seat before for its coverage of Schwarzenegger.… Continue reading Tuesday Here and Now: Arnold, the Legacy of Malcolm X, Sebastian Junger, Caravaggio
Burnside says her concern is with how the fund distributes money. She says the organization should distribute it evenly among performing, visual and other types of arts and the fact that the fund more heavily supports performing arts should be widely known
Louisville Speed Art Museum officials have launched the first comprehensive review of the Museum’s 14,000 piece collection in 83 years.
It’s part of several initiatives aimed at improving the collection and better engaging visitors.
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… Continue reading Museum Holds Public Forum on Expansion Plans
The Speed Art Museum has selected eight architectural firms as finalists to design an expansion of its home. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The list* includes firms from Chicago, New York, Copenhagen, Oslo and Tokyo. The museum will charge one of them with designing an addition containing exhibition space and room for educational activities. By… Continue reading Museum Chooses Eight Firms as Finalists for Expansion Design