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Speed Art Museum

Speed Art Museum

Louisville, Kentucky

The Speed Museum, originally known as the J. B. Speed Memorial Museum, is Kentucky’s oldest and largest art museum. It was founded in 1925 by Hattie Bishop Speed as a memorial to her husband, James Breckinridge Speed, a prominent Louisville businessman and philanthropist.

Calhoun Construction Services is providing the contracting services to the Speed Art Museum for their multi phase expansion and renovation which broke ground in the Spring of 2011. The project consists of approximately 200,000 square feet, including 40,000 square feet of renovation, 45,000 square feet of new construction and 135,000 square feet of landscape improvements.



  • Trade Contractor
  • Self-Perform
  • 200,000 sqft
  • Completed 2016