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On Saturday, May 19, 2012, The Speed Art Museum is offering Free Admission. It is International Art Museum Day and The Speed Museum wants you to celebrate with them. This free admission will extend to the Art Sparks Interactive Gallery and all Museum event and exhibits.

International Museum Day organized by the International Council of Museums “creates the opportunity to focus attention on the role of art museums on our continent, as part of ICOM’s global celebration of museums.”

The Speed Art Museum always encourages visitors of all ages to share their museum experiences during the year and on Art Museum Day a specially printed form will be available both at the museum and via social media with the hash tag #ArtMuseumDay to collect public response about the museum and their experiences.

The Speed Museum believes that by providing free admission it allows participation in this international event which “highlights the value of the visual arts in society, and provides new opportunities for audiences to participate in wide-ranging programs and record their encounters with works of art.”

About the Speed Art Museum
The Speed is currently undergoing a multi-phase expansion and renovation that includes a new North Building, Art Park and a public piazza.  For more information visit:  www.speedmuseum.org.

The Speed currently presents City Streets, on view through May 20, 2012, Inside|Out, on view through September 23, 2012 and Quick Start Story Gallery, on view through August 31, 2012.

Upcoming exhibitions include The Declaration of Independence: The Stone Copy and the Kent Bicentennial Portfolio, on view from May 26 through July 15, 2012, and Going for the Gold, on view July 21 through August 26, 2012.

Museum hours are Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Friday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (open late); Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Galleries are closed on Monday and Tuesday.

General admission to the Museum is $10, free for members.

For more information, please contact Kirsten Popp Pfalzgraf, 502.634.2700/ [email protected].

The Speed Art Museum, 2035 South Third Street, Louisville Kentucky 40208, 502.634.2700

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The Speed gratefully acknowledges the support of their 2012 Season - Sponsor Brown-Forman.

The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, supports The Speed Art Museum with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.

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