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Louisville Museums and Art Galleries

Experience Fine Art in Louisville Museums and Galleries

Louisville’s art museums and galleries are at the center of the city’s cultural life. In addition to permanent and rotating collections of ancient, classical, and modern art in our well-known cultural institutions like the Speed Art Museum, downtown Louisville has become home to art galleries featuring new works by emerging local artists as well as touring retrospectives of established painters and sculptors.

As a city built on America’s first frontier, Louisville is home to a proud tradition of artisanal crafts including glass and ceramic arts, wood and metal work, and decorative domestic crafting with an original Louisville twist. Explore the arts in Lousiville’s Art Museums & Galleries.

For the art lover, no visit to Louisville would be complete without a day spent at the Speed Art Museum, Lousiville’s premier destination for the visual arts. With a collection spanning 6,000 years and ongoing family programming that puts you in the center of art itself, the Speed Art Museum is not to be missed. 

In addition to fine art, you’ll find the best of Lousiville’s craftsmen and craftswomen hard at work and displaying their finest pieces at Glassworks and KMAC, where classes teach contemporary and traditional classes and galleries display work ranging from the pre-industrial to the startlingly modern.

Explore the art galleries, guilds, and museums listed below to get a glimpse of Louisville’s visual art treasures.

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21c Museum
Downtown

21c Museum

21c Museum is dedicated to collecting and exhibiting the very best work of living artists from all over the world. With over 9,000 square feet of exhibition…

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Dinosaur World
Regional

Dinosaur World

Visit over 150 life size dinosaurs in an outdoor museum setting. Search for authentic fossil to take home at the Fossil Dig. Indoor Prehistoric Museum & more!

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Frazier History Museum
Downtown

Frazier History Museum

The Frazier History Museum is a world-class museum that provides an unforgettable journey through history with ever-changing and interactive exhibits, daily…

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Kentucky Derby Museum
South

Kentucky Derby Museum

Featuring "The Greatest Race," a 360-degree, high-definition video show. Open every day. Admission for Kentucky Derby Museum: Admission includes two levels of…

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Kentucky Horse Park
Other

Kentucky Horse Park

Celebrates all horses through films, museum & art gallery, horse-drawn & walking tours, horseback riding, surrey, campground & horse shows.

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Kentucky Science Center
Downtown

Kentucky Science Center

Explore three floors of exciting, interactive exhibitions that offer educational science fun for the whole family! Plus, enjoy amazing films in our four-story…

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Muhammad Ali Center
Downtown

Muhammad Ali Center

Located in the heart of downtown Louisville, Kentucky, the Muhammad Ali Center is a cultural attraction and international education center that is inspired by…

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