The Speed Art Museum


Established in 1927, the Speed Art Museum is Kentucky's oldest and largest art museum with over 12,000 pieces in its permanent collection. Its extensive collection spans 6,000 years, ranging from ancient Egyptian to contemporary art, including 17th century Dutch and Flemish painting; 18th century French art; Renaissance and Baroque tapestries; contemporary American painting and sculpture; African and Native American works and paintings; and sculpture, furniture, and decorative arts by Kentucky artists. The Speed has brought major exhibitions of photography, painting, design, and sculpture to the region to help fulfill its ambitious mission: bringing great art and people together. The museum serves more than 180,000 visitors annually.

How Your Donation Helps

51.9% of your car donation will go toward helping J B Speed Art Museum with their project: Guardianship and Maintenance.

43.5% will go toward the project: Curatorial, Exhibitions and Conservation.

4.5% will go toward the project: Acquisition of Art.



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Tax Status

IRS Classification: 501(c)(3) Public Charity established 1935

Your donations to J B Speed Art Museum are tax deductible.

Grouping: Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).

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