The Speed Art Museum September 2019 Calendar

Now open Late ‘til Eight every Friday! Plus join us for the After Hours Party every third Friday until 10pm! Visit speedmuseum.org to learn more. 

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

GONZO! The Illustrated Guide to Hunter S. Thompson

Through November 10, 2019

Special Exhibition, South Building

As one of Kentucky’s most famous exports, especially in the world of modern investigative journalism, the Speed is uniquely positioned to present this exhibition highlighting the professional collaborations (and personal relationships) that Thompson enjoyed with the artists and photographers who were tasked with illustrating his work, and even more importantly, articulating his vision through visual means.

Ebony G. Patterson: …while the dew is still on the roses…

Through January 5, 2020

The Speed Art Museum will present the work of artist Ebony G. Patterson in the comprehensive solo exhibition …while the dew is still on the roses… Organized by the Perez Art Museum, the project is the most significant presentation of Patterson’s work to date and includes work produced over the last five years, embedded within a new installation environment that references a night garden.

Yinka Shonibare MBE: The American Library

Through – September 15, 2019

FREE for members and FREE with admission for non-members

Photo by Andrea Hutchinson

EVENTS & PROGRAMS

 

Collection Highlights Drop-In Tour

Daily from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm 

Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection. Free with admission. 

 

Speed Cinema Presents: Buddy

September 1 at 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm 

Buddy Directed by Heddy Honigmann “Warm, observant, mildly philosophical and deeply curious about the daily and inner lives of both the people and their four-legged assistants.”—Wesley Morris, New York Times 

In this poignant and carefully composed portrait of six service dogs and their owners, renowned documentary filmmaker Heddy Honigmann explores the close bond between animal and human. Honigmann questions the owners in her characteristic way—respectfully and with genuine concern rooted in a deep trust—about what the animals mean to them.

 

Family Drop-In Tour

September 1 at 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Explore the Speed’s collection on this interactive, hands-on tour designed for children and families. Free with general admission.

 

Speed Cinema Presents: Los Reyes

September 1 at 3:00 pm – 4:17 pm

Los Reyes Directed by Bettina Perut and Iván Osnovikoff “A charmingly roundabout documentary born of curiosity, patience, and no small amount of inventiveness.” —Peter Debruge, Variety

Los Reyes, the oldest skate park in Santiago, Chile, brings together teenagers from very different social and cultural backgrounds, while also acting as the home of two stray dogs living as outcasts. Chola, a young and vigorous puppy, spends her days playing with balls she throws into the repurposed pools in which skaters ride.

 

Speed Cinema Presents: Honeyland

September 6 at 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm 

Honeyland Directed by Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov “A bitter and mesmerically beautiful documentary.”—David Ehrlich, IndieWire 

Nestled in an isolated mountain region deep within the Balkans, Hatidze Muratova lives with her ailing mother in a village without roads, electricity, or running water. She’s the last in a long line of Macedonian wild beekeepers, eking out a living by farming honey in small batches to be sold in the closest city—a mere four hours’ walk away. 

 

Art Lab

September 8 at 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit Art Lab and put your creativity to the test. Art Lab provides a creative space for artistic experimentation, encouraging visitors to solve creative challenges, tinker with technology and discover new materials for art-making. All ages are welcome; All youth must be accompanied by an adult. Free with museum admission as part of Sunday Showcase.

Photo by Andrea Hutchinson.

Borders and Movement Series Part Two: U.S. Foreign Policy, Refugees, & Immigrants

September 8 at 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Borders and Movement, a two-part community discussion led by the University of Louisville’s Cultural Center’s Hispanic and Latino Initiatives and La Casita Center Part 2: “U.S. Foreign Policy, Refugees, & Immigrants” presented by Dr. Theresa Keeley Sunday, September 8, 2019, 2-3:30pm Grand Hall, FREE with admission, part of Sunday Showcase. Join us for an in-depth discussion on U.S. and Central America relations and transnational activism. Dr. Keeley will explain how the current migration problem is not an isolated event.

 

Family Drop-In Tour

September 8 at 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm 

Explore the Speed’s collection on this interactive, hands-on tour designed for children and families. Free with general admission.

 

Museum Playdate: Baby Bonanza

September 11 at 10:30 am – 11:30 am 

2nd Wednesday of the month 10:30 – 11:30 am, See Guest Relations for Location Ages 0 – 12 months old Get out of the house and come to the Speed for a morning of interactive play with your baby! Each month we will set up in a different gallery to look at art and engage in related hands-on play. Join us for the whole hour or stop by for a few minutes and enjoy some social time with other families at the Museum. FREE.

 

Museum Playdate: Toddler Takeover

September 12 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm 

2nd Thursday of the month 10 am – 12 pm, Pick up Activity Map from Guest Relations Ages 12 – 36 months Bring your toddler to the Speed for a fun, laid-back Museum experience. Drop in for a quick visit or stay the whole time – it is up to you! A variety of activity stations will be set up throughout the Museum for you and your child to explore at your own pace. FREE with Museum admission.

 

Speed Cinema+ Presents: Fiddlin’ with Producer Vicki Vlasic

September 13 at 6:00 pm – 7:36 pm 

Fiddlin’ Directed by Julie Simone Fiddlin’ is an Old Time and Bluegrass music documentary that takes place at the world’s oldest Fiddler’s Convention in the Appalachian Mountains. Wayne Henderson, a world-renowned luthier known as the “guitar god,” is both a master craftsman and master storyteller. His friendship with 11-year old guitar prodigy Presley Barker shows just how closely-knit a community of musicians can be. The enduring relationship between mentor and prodigy is a testament to music’s power. 

 

Adult Workshop Back to Basics: Grown-Up Tie Dye

September 14 at 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Adult Workshop Back to Basics: Grown-Up Tie Dye Inspired by Yinka Shonibare CBE: The American Library, we’ll experiment with dyes and folding techniques to create our own fabric patterns. All materials provided. Ages 16 and up. Members $10 | Non-members $20 TICKETS

Photo by Andrea Hutchinson.

Speed Cinema Presents a Free Owsley Sunday Film: Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride: Hunter S. Thompson on Film

September 15 at 1:00 pm – 2:13 pm 

A Free Owsley Sunday Film Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride: Hunter S. Thompson on Film Directed by Tom Thurman Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride: Hunter S. Thompson on Film is an intimate look at Thompson with a special emphasis on his childhood friends in Louisville and his Hollywood connections. 

 

“Duel” Citizenship Game

September 15 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm 

In association with Yinka Shonibare CBE: The American Library, put your knowledge of American civics to the test – the Citizenship Test! Drop in and compete as individuals or teams to see who can do better on the United States Naturalization Test and win some AMAZING PRIZES! Did You Know that to become a naturalized U.S. citizen, you must pass the naturalization test? 

 

The Speed Art Museum and the Filson Historical Society present Hidden Histories of Kentucky Art with Mack Cox: Exploring Early Kentucky Furniture of the Bluegrass Region.

September 15 at 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Hidden Histories: Kentucky Art with Mack Cox Exploring Early Kentucky Furniture of the Bluegrass Region The first in a lectures series from historian and Kentucky antiques collector Mack Cox. Starting in 1775, pioneers trekked hundreds of miles into a wilderness to claim fertile Bluegrass lands.  Statehood came in 1792, but Indian hostilities stunted improvements until 1794

 

Family Drop-In Tour

September 15 at 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Explore the Speed’s collection on this interactive, hands-on tour designed for children and families. Free with general admission.

 

The Art of Bourbon

September 19 at 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm 

The Art of Bourbon combines Kentucky’s official art museum with Kentucky’s greatest product to produce the region’s premier bourbon auction and party, featuring Bourbon Curator and Emcee, Fred Minnick, as well as live music! This year, Art of Bourbon serves as a kickoff event to the Bourbon and Beyond music festival, one of Kentucky’s premiere music festival experiences. Join us for cocktails, a bourbon-inspired Kentucky Bison dinner, and a live auction of extremely rare bourbons and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. 

Photo by Andrea Hutchinson.

After Hours at the Speed

September 20 at 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Stay up late with us at the Speed! On the third Friday of each month, the Museum will be open until 10 pm. Each After Hours event comes alive with an eclectic mix of music, performances, cash bar + food available by Wiltshire at the Speed, and of course art! Come experience the Speed after hours like you’ve never experienced it before.  Generously sponsored by Angel’s Envy. 

 

Speed Cinema Presents: Streetwise

September 20 at 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Essential Cinema: New Digital Restoration Streetwise Directed by Martin Bell “Streetwise is surprising for the frankness of the material it contains.”—Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Taking their camera to the Seattle streets in 1983 in what was supposedly America’s most livable city, filmmaker Martin Bell, photographer Mary Ellen Mark, and journalist Cheryl McCall set out to tell the stories of those whom society had left behind: homeless and runaway teenagers living on the city’s margins. 

 

Speed Cinema Presents: The Raft (Flotten)

September 21 at 6:00 pm – 7:37 pm

The Raft (Flotten) Directed by Marcus Lindeen “A riveting and illuminating study of the unscrupulous endeavor.”—Carlos Aguilar, Los Angeles Times

In the summer of 1973, a young international crew of six women and five men embarked together on a most unusual sea voyage—a close-quarters trip across the Atlantic from Spain to Mexico on a free-floating raft christened the Acali. Initiated by Mexican anthropologist Santiago Genovés, who initiated the voyage, proposed to use the group as guinea pigs in his investigation.

 

Open Studio: Embellished Portraits

September 22 at 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Visitors to the September Open Studio will use Instax cameras to take instant portraits and embellish them with elaborate and colorful frames, inspired by Ebony G. Patterson…while the dew is still on the roses… About Open Studio: Visit the Speed for an open art making studio, where the only limitation is your own creativity! Each month, different materials will be provided for you to make artworks inspired by the Museum’s collection. All ages are welcome

 

Speed Cinema Presents a Free Owsley Sunday Film, Part of the Appalshop at 50 series: Nature’s Way and Catfish: Man of the Woods

September 22 at 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm 

A Free Owsley Sunday Film Part of the Appalshop at 50 series Nature’s Way Directed by John Long and Elizabeth Barret With Catfish: Man of the Woods Directed by Alan Bennett “Charmingly chronicles the use of old-time cures and remedies.”—Newsweek 

Nature’s Way shows how most early mountain settlers did without professional medical help and learned to cure their own ailments using herbs, Native American folklore, and home remedies. The practice of folk medicine has not disappeared from Appalachia. 

Photo by Kathryn Harrington.

Family Drop-In Tour

September 22 at 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm 

Explore the Speed’s collection on this interactive, hands-on tour designed for children and families. Free with general admission.

 

Global Speed Lecture Series: Austria

September 24 at 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm 

Join us for the first in our Global Speed Lectures series exploring the art of Austria. More details coming soon! Global Speed is a community lecture series featuring international figures in the art world, to entertain and inform on global art topics. For more information call 502.634.2700. TICKETS COMING SOON FREE for members | $10 non-members | $75 for dinner

 

Speed Cinema Presents: Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

September 25 at 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch Directed by Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky, Nicholas De Pencier Special screening in conjunction with the United Nations Climate Summit
A stunning sensory experience and cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet, Anthropocene: The Human Epoch is a years-in-the-making feature documentary from the award-winning team behind Manufactured Landscapes (2006) and Watermark (2013) and narrated by Alicia Vikander. The film follows the research of an international body of scientists, the Anthropocene Working Group.

 

Speed Cinema Presents: Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes

September 27 at 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm 

Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes Directed by Sophie Huber “This tidy, thoughtful film gets at jazz’s joy and pain.”—Glenn Kenny, The New York Times
Blue Note Records, one of the most important record labels in the history of jazz—and, by extension, that of American music—has been the home of groundbreaking artists such as Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Art Blakey as well as present-day luminaries like Robert Glasper, Ambrose Akinmusire, and Norah Jones.  

 

Speed Reading Book Club: These Honored Dead: A Lincoln and Speed Mystery by Jonathan F. Putnam

September 28 at 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Join us for this program that is part book discussion, part gallery tour. This month we will read These Honored Dead: A Lincoln and Speed Mystery by Jonathan F. Putnam before exploring works in the Speed’s collection. Visit the Museum Store to purchase a copy. FREE with admission.

 

Teen Workshop: Alternative Fashion

September 28 at 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm 

Teen Workshop: Alternative Fashion Experiment with materials and methods as you explore identity and self-expression at the Speed! This teen workshop, inspired by Ebony G. Patterson…while the dew is still on roses…, gives participants a chance to create an entirely unique garment through non-traditional construction techniques. All materials provided. Members $5 | Non-members $10 TICKETS

Photo by Tim Valentino.

Speed Cinema Presents: Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes

September 28 at 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm 

Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes Directed by Sophie Huber “This tidy, thoughtful film gets at jazz’s joy and pain.”—Glenn Kenny, The New York Times 

Blue Note Records, one of the most important record labels in the history of jazz—and, by extension, that of American music—has been the home of groundbreaking artists such as Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Art Blakey as well as present-day luminaries like Robert Glasper, Ambrose Akinmusire, and Norah Jones.  

 

Speed Cinema Presents: Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes

September 28 at 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm 

Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes Directed by Sophie Huber “This tidy, thoughtful film gets at jazz’s joy and pain.”—Glenn Kenny, The New York Times 

Blue Note Records, one of the most important record labels in the history of jazz—and, by extension, that of American music—has been the home of groundbreaking artists such as Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Art Blakey as well as present-day luminaries like Robert Glasper, Ambrose Akinmusire, and Norah Jones.  

 

The Adele and Leonard Leight Series: Art, Design, and Innovation presents Joyce J. Scott

September 29 at 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm 

Join us for a presentation from world-renowned artist, sculptor, quilter, performance artist, installation artist, print-maker, lecturer, educator, and 2016 MacArthur Fellow Joyce J. Scott. This lecture series is sponsored and made free to the public in honor of Adele and Leonard Leight. 

 

Family Drop-In Tour

September 29 at 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm 

Explore the Speed’s collection on this interactive, hands-on tour designed for children and families. Free with general admission.

 

Speed Cinema Presents: Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes

September 29 at 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes Directed by Sophie Huber “This tidy, thoughtful film gets at jazz’s joy and pain.”—Glenn Kenny, The New York Times 

Blue Note Records, one of the most important record labels in the history of jazz—and, by extension, that of American music—has been the home of groundbreaking artists such as Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Art Blakey as well as present-day luminaries like Robert Glasper, Ambrose Akinmusire, and Norah Jones.