Speed Art Museum

    2035 S. Third Street
    Louisville, KY 40208
    (502) 634-2700
    Hours: Wed-Sat: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sun: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm (closed Monday & Tuesday)
    Multiple Shows (see below)
    Events: Film: The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography in Speed Art Museum Cinema on September 22 – September 24; Film: Don’t Blink—Robert Frank in Speed Art Museum Cinema on September 24.

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    Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art

    Dates: April 30 – October 14, 2017
    Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art is the first contemporary art exhibition to question and explore in-depth the complex and contested space of the American South. One needs to look no further than literature, cuisine and music, to see evidence of the South’s profound influence on American culture, and consequently much of the world. This unprecedented exhibition investigates the many realities, fantasies and myths that have long captured the public’s imagination, and presents a wide range of perspectives to create a composite portrait of Southern identity through contemporary art.

    Southern Elegy: Photography from the Stephen Reily Collection

    Dates: March 17 – October 14, 2017
    Events: A Conversation on Collecting Photography: Sunday, October 8 at 1:30-3:00 pm (free to the public) with Stephen Reily, Executive Director of the Speed Museum, Miranda Lash, Curator of Contemporary Art of the Speed Museum, Rachel Peart, Photography Specialist with Phillips Auction in New York City, and Paul Paletti, Director of the Louisville Photo Biennial.
    The Speed Art Museum is pleased to present Southern Elegy: Photography from the Stephen Reily Collection, an exhibition of photographs from the Louisville-based collection of Stephen Reily. Reflecting the complex history of the American South, the images in this exhibition address the themes of loss, ruins, beauty, and violence, through evocative images of the South’s natural landscape, architecture, and residents. Southern Elegy features 75 photographs, chiefly spanning from the 1930s to works from the past decade. The 14 photographers represented include George Barnard, William Christenberry, William Eggleston, Walker Evans, Robert Frank, William Gedney, Frances Benjamin Johnston, Clarence John Laughlin, Russell Lee, Deborah Luster, Sally Mann, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Robert Polidori, and Doug Rickard.
    For more information, contact Miranda Lash at mlash@speedmuseum.org.
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