Greetings from the Speed Art Museum!

As the school year begins to wind down, I’m beginning to look ahead to the summer and next school year.  Here are some activities at the Speed that may be of interest to you or the families you interact with.  As always, feel free to share this email and my contact information with anyone you would like.

  • Online resources: Our web site provides photographs of a number of the pieces in our collection by category.  Looking at these images can be helpful preparation for coming to the museum.  Not all pieces pictured are on display but many are:  http://www.speedmuseum.org/collections/  Also, if you are studying KY history, visit the Kentucky collection at the Speed, but our web site also provides a link to the KY Online Arts Resource which documents KY art beyond the holdings of the Speed:  http://www.speedmuseum.org/collections/koar-placeholder  If you want to plan your trip, check out this online map of the Speed:  http://42l9x93l42oi2vqtshg3va1s.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/map.pdf
  • Owsley Sundays:  Make the most of free admission on Sundays.  If Sundays are not a good day for you to visit the museum, consider buying a membership to enable you to visit the museum as often as you’d like.  A family membership is $100 (regardless of how many children you have).   http://www.speedmuseum.org/support/membership/
  • Cinema: The film curator sent me the following information about upcoming films for children.  Check them out to see if they are something your family would enjoy.


On Owsley Free Sundays, we’ll have THE WAY THING GO screening for free at 1 and 2 pm.  It’s a great mix of science, physics and art. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQW7F_yXOZ4

The weekend of May 20-22, we’ll have the new animated children’s film APRIL AND THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD. https://youtu.be/utn3AuutXVk (additional fee to attend)

On the May 21 Family Day, I’ll screen the Oscar-nominated animated film SONG OF THE SEA at 10:30 am. https://youtu.be/HgbXWt8kM5Q (additional fee to attend)