Evening Event: Art and History in the Derby City

  • 14 Nov 2023
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

6:00pm-7:30pm: Speed Art Museum (2035 South Third St)
7:30pm-9:00pm: Kentucky Derby Museum (704 Central Ave)

A short trip through Old Louisville—one of the country’s best-preserved Victorian districts—will take you to two Louisville institutions: the Speed Art Museum and the Kentucky Derby Museum. Founded in 1927 by Hattie Bishop Speed, the Speed’s collection spans 6,000 years of human creativity, from the arts of ancient cultures to cutting-edge contemporary work. Along with new installations and interpretations of the museum’s permanent collections, SEMC visitors can enjoy the major traveling exhibition, “Object Lessons in American Art: Selections from the Princeton University Art Museum.”

At the Kentucky Derby Museum, you’ll explore the history and tradition behind this landmark event and its importance to the City of Louisville and Commonwealth of Kentucky. Permanent exhibitions include Black Heritage in Racing, a 50th anniversary celebration of the great Triple Crown champion Secretariat and the contributions of Latinx jockeys to the Thoroughbred industry. You’ll also want to take time to immerse yourself in Derby Day by viewing “The Greatest Race,” a 360 degree, 4K high-resolution experience.