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The Speed Art Museum

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2035 South Third Street
Louisville, 40208
502-634-2700

Founded in 1927, The Speed’s collection spans 6,000 years, of human creativity ranging from ancient Egyptian to contemporary art. The Museum has distinguished collections of 17th century Dutch and Flemish painting; 18th century French art; Renaissance and Baroque tapestries; and significant holdings of contemporary painting and sculpture.

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October 2017

SOUTHERN SYMBOLS KEYNOTE: LOST CAUSES AND CAUSES NOT LOST: CONFEDERATE MEMORIALS, THEN AND NOW BY DR. DAVID BLIGHT

October 13 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
The Speed Art Museum, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, 40208
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Keynote lecture by Dr. David W. Blight of Yale University Dr. Blight will deliver a lecture on why the Confederacy in its various memorial manifestations never seems to go away. It will also examine why nearly all debates or struggles over monuments and memorials are about the the present. He will address this issue as a matter of origins and about our contemporary political culture. Dr. David W. Blight is the Class of 1954 Professor of American History and Director…

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SOUTHERN SYMBOLS: REMEMBERING OUR PAST AND ENVISIONING OUR FUTURE

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Speed Art Museum, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, 40208
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Southern Symbols: Remembering Our Past and Envisioning Our Future A Public Conversation at the Speed Art Museum Cities throughout the United States are removing public statues, flags, and monuments associated with the Confederacy. As a nation, we are revisiting how we remember the legacy of slavery, the Civil War, and our history of racial discrimination. In association with the exhibition Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art, the Speed Art Museum will host a public conversation led by…

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SONYA CLARK, UNRAVELING

October 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Speed Art Museum, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, 40208
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Join Southern Accent artist Sonya Clark as she performs her powerful performance piece Unraveling. For this artwork Clark will carefully unravel a confederate flag thread by thread and invite members of the public to join her in this process. Clark is chair of the Department of Craft/Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. Unraveling is designed to be a slow, thoughtful process, with respect for all participants. Program is included with price of general admission and Southern Accent special…

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