Louisville Art Galleries

(Louisville, Kentucky - KY, USA)

There is a lot going on with regards to the city's art scene and Louisville contains a number of notable galleries and art-related museums. The thriving Highland district ensures active cultural happenings with its plentiful art museums, galleries and shops.

The many sculptures dotted throughout the streets not only make the city of Louisville a visually pleasant place to go walking in, but also tend to inspire and encourage residents to show their patronage to the city's arts foundations. With highlights including the Speed Art Museum and the Kentucky Museum of Art Craft, art lovers are guaranteed to enjoy the city's artistic offerings, as well as its many smaller galleries.

Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

Address: 501 West Main Street, Louisville, Kentucky KY, USA
Tel: +1 502 562 0100
Standing just a short distance from the Muhammad Ali Center and the Science Center, the Gallery at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts hosts numerous frequently changing exhibitions. Displays attract many people, who come to the center to watch the regular dramatic and theatrical performances showcased here, while the Gallery is also popular on the First Friday Gallery Hop, as it is host to the opening reception of the evening.
Open hours: hours vary
Admission: charge for some events

Kentucky Museum of Art Craft

Address: 715 West Main Street, Louisville, Kentucky KY, 40202-2633, USA
Tel: +1 502 589 0102
Hosting frequently changing exhibitions as well as a permanent collection of art works that will please any art lover, the Museum of Art Craft showcases some of best examples of the rich art heritage in Kentucky. Founded in 1981, the museum aims to preserve Kentucky's art heritage through the education and support of the community and the Education Center located on-site offers many interesting programs. The gallery shop is a good place to pick up souvenirs.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 10:00 to 17:00, Saturday - 11:00 to 17:00
Admission: free

Louisville Visual Art Association

Address: 3005 Upper River Road, Louisville, Kentucky KY, USA
Tel: +1 502 896 2146
Promoting visual arts within the Louisville community, this museum aims to encourage and advance visual arts and educate the community so that they foster an appreciation for the arts. This is a non-collecting museum. If you have time on your hands after your visit, you may like to take a stroll around the adjacent Turners Park, River Road Country Club or Thurman Hutchins Park.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 09:00 to 17:00, Saturday - 09:00 to 15:00, Sunday - 12:00 to 16:00
Admission: free

Speed Art Museum

***Currently closed for expansion and renovation until 2016***
Address: 2035 South Third Street, Louisville, Kentucky KY, 40208-1812, USA
Tel: +1 502 634 2700
Founded in 1927 and situated within the campus of the university, next to Emst Hall, this is the city's premier art museum, where visitors can enjoy art works showcased in a large and spacious building. Collections at the Speed Art Museum include both permanent and visiting works, with sculptures and pieces by Rembrandt, Monet, Rodin and Henry Moore.
Open hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday - 10:30 to 16:00, Thursday - 10:30 to 20:00, Saturday - 10:30 to 17:00, Sunday - 12:00 to 17:00
Admission: free

Local Speed

Address: 822 East Market Street, Louisville, Kentucky KY, 40206, USA
Tel: +1 502 634 2700
Due to the US$60 million-plus extension project on the Speed Art Museum, a satellite exhibition space called 'Local Speed' opened in Louisville in June 2013, with a temporary, rotating programme of exhibits.
Open hours: Friday - 12:00 to 20:00, Saturday - 11:00 to 16:00
Admission: free

TriArt Gallery

Address: 400 West Market Street, Louisville, Kentucky KY, 40202-3346, USA
Tel: +1 502 585 5550
Situated close to the Kentucky International Convention Center and the City Hall, the relatively young TriArt Gallery has only been in operation since 1997 and focuses on ensuring visitors enjoy a memorable visual art experience. With exhibitions rotating 12 times a year, there is always something new to see at the TriArt, while touring exhibitions are also frequently displayed. There is also a series of popular educational programs hosted here.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 10:00 to 17:00, Saturday - 11:00 to 17:00
Admission: free