Speed Art Museum http://wfpl.org en Speed Art Museum Names New Curator of Contemporary Art http://wfpl.org/post/speed-art-museum-names-new-curator-contemporary-art <div>Louisville's Speed Art Museum has hired a veteran curator from New Orleans to manage its contemporary art collection when it re-opens in spring 2016.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Miranda Lash, who currently works as the curator of contemporary works at the New Orleans Museum of Art, will start her new job next month, according to the Speed Art Museum.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Speed is currently undergoing a </span><a href="http://wfpl.org/post/new-gift-accelerates-speed-museum-expansion" style="line-height: 1.5;">$60 million renovation and expansion proje Thu, 03 Jul 2014 20:36:27 +0000 Brendan McCarthy 9702 at http://wfpl.org Speed Art Museum Names New Curator of Contemporary Art Amplifying Voices in the Contemporary Art Park: Speed Museum Lecture Features Brazil's SuperUber http://wfpl.org/post/amplifying-voices-contemporary-art-park-speed-museum-lecture-features-brazils-superuber <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Speed Art Museum’s $60 million renovation and expansion project, which has closed the main museum building for construction until 2016, will include the&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Elizabeth P. and Frederick K. Cressman Art Park and Piazza. Part of an ongoing effort to explore the possibilities of contemporary art parks is the Speed's spring lecture series. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 20:13:09 +0000 Erin Keane 8809 at http://wfpl.org Amplifying Voices in the Contemporary Art Park: Speed Museum Lecture Features Brazil's SuperUber New Speed Exhibit a Matter of Life, Death, Identity http://wfpl.org/post/new-speed-exhibit-matter-life-death-identity <p>A new exhibition opens this week at the Speed Art Museum’s satellite gallery in Nulu. &nbsp;“We’ll Wear a Jolly Crown” examines some of the big themes in American art – life, death, identity – through the work of a small and focused group of artists selected by Lexington-based artist and curator Aaron Skolnik.&nbsp;</p><p>(The exhibition's title refers to the lyrics of a Beat Happening song, "Indian Summer.")</p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 21:26:20 +0000 Erin Keane 8104 at http://wfpl.org New Speed Exhibit a Matter of Life, Death, Identity Outgoing OU Museum Director Says Technology Will Define Art’s Next Generation http://wfpl.org/post/outgoing-ou-art-museum-director-says-technology-will-define-art-s-next-generation <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kgou/files/styles/card_280/public/201308/VeniceBienalle_Venezuela.jpg" alt="" /><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/kgou/audio/2013/08/130823_WorldViews_D&#039;Humieres.mp3" class="asset-audio">Listen to Suzette Grillot&#039;s conversation with Ghislain d’Humières.</a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The departing director of the University of Oklahoma’s </span><a href="http://www.ou.edu/fjjma" style="line-height: 1.5;">Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says </span>21st<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Century art will be shaped by music, video, and other mixed media to visually express ideas in new and exciting ways.</span><p><a href="http://www.speedmuseum.org/images/press/recentnews/Ghislain_dHumieres_Bio_2013.pdf">Ghislain d’Humières</a> spoke with <em>World Views</em> host and OU College of International Studies Dean Suzette Grillot shortly before he takes over as the CEO of the <a href="http://changingspeed.org/">Speed Art Museum</a> in Louisville.<p>“It’s an exciting trend. There is absolutely no border on the canvas. Anything could be the canvas,” d’Humières says. “One could argue that every period had a very cutting-edge, contemporary time, but I think the period we’re living in right now has been seeing a huge amount of new technology and new ways to express art.”<p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 18:01:27 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 6553 at http://wfpl.org Outgoing OU Museum Director Says Technology Will Define Art’s Next Generation 'Making it a 21st Century Place': Ghislain d’Humières on Leading the Speed Art Museum http://wfpl.org/post/making-it-21st-century-place-ghislain-d-humi-res-leading-speed-art-museum <p>Ghislain d’Humières will take the reins as director and CEO of the Speed Art Museum on September 3. He comes to Louisville from the University of Oklahama, where he has been director of the Fred Jones Jr. Art Museum since 2007.</p><p>At a press conference today announcing his appointment, board of trustees chair Allan Latts called d’Humières “a super star” whom the search committee found to be a perfect fit to lead the museum into its next phase.</p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 19:38:56 +0000 Erin Keane 5906 at http://wfpl.org 'Making it a 21st Century Place': Ghislain d’Humières on Leading the Speed Art Museum Ghislain d’Humières Named New CEO of the Speed Art Museum http://wfpl.org/post/ghislain-d-humi-res-named-new-ceo-speed-art-museum <p>Ghislain d’Humières&nbsp;will be the new chief executive of the Speed Art Museum, the museum announced Tuesday morning during a news conference at its temporary East Market Street offices.</p><p>He is replacing Charles Venable, who left the Speed to helm the Indianapolis Museum of Art last October.</p><p>D’Humières is leaving the University of Oklahoma’s Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, where he has served as director and chief curator since 2007. He also served on faculty at the university as the Wylodean and Bill Saxon Chair and as an associate professor.</p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 14:00:10 +0000 Erin Keane 5899 at http://wfpl.org Ghislain d’Humières Named New CEO of the Speed Art Museum Opening Night for Speed Museum's Nulu Home http://wfpl.org/post/opening-night-speed-museums-nulu-home <p>The Speed Art Museum <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/new-gift-accelerates-speed-museum-expansion">broke ground last month</a> for its expansion and renovation project, which will close the museum campus for three years, but its interim offices at 822 East Market Street, a satellite space dubbed Local Speed, are open.</p><p>Tonight, the museum celebrates the opening of "Welcome Neighbors: Art from Nulu" during the downtown trolley hop. Curated by The Green Building's Daniel Pfalzgraf, the multi-discipline exhibit features established and emerging visual artists who show and work in the neighborhood. The reception begins at 5 p.m. and features Mad Pixel designer Ron Jasin&nbsp;screenprinting&nbsp;limited edition posters on-site.</p><p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 17:04:05 +0000 Erin Keane 5689 at http://wfpl.org Opening Night for Speed Museum's Nulu Home New Gift Accelerates Speed Museum Expansion http://wfpl.org/post/new-gift-accelerates-speed-museum-expansion <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Speed Art Museum began demolition today to prepare for the &nbsp;construction phase of its $50 million renovation and expansion with the announcement of an additional gift from the family of Louisville philanthropist Christy Brown. The $18 million donation, the family’s largest, will accelerate the completion of all three phases of the master plan designed by Los Angeles-based firm </span>wHY<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Architecture, including a new 9,500 square foot South Building to house a state-of-the-art theater.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 07 May 2013 17:48:56 +0000 Erin Keane 5289 at http://wfpl.org New Gift Accelerates Speed Museum Expansion Speed Museum Says Goodbye to Charles Venable http://wfpl.org/post/speed-museum-says-goodbye-charles-venable <p>Our arts segment on this week's Byline was bittersweet; Charles Venable is leaving Louisville after five years as director of the Speed Art Museum. Meanwhile, the Speed itself will say goodbye for now, as it breaks ground on a $50 million renovation and expansion, starting next weekend. WFPL's Erin Keane spoke with Venable about what's next for him, and the institution he's leaving behind.</p> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 20:07:09 +0000 Laura Ellis 1665 at http://wfpl.org Speed Museum Says Goodbye to Charles Venable Symposium to Explore Louisville's Public Art http://wfpl.org/post/symposium-explore-louisvilles-public-art <p>The Commission on Public Art will host “The Power of Public Space,” a two-day event bringing together citizens and experts from national art institutions with leaders from the University of Louisville and the Speed Art Museum to lead discussions on public art history, collections and conservation in Louisville.&nbsp;</p><p>The events are free and open to the public. The symposium is co-sponsored by the Speed Art Museum and International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art – North America (INCCA-NA).</p> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 20:34:43 +0000 Erin Keane 1610 at http://wfpl.org Symposium to Explore Louisville's Public Art