The Speed Art Museum Video
The Speed Art Museum is Kentucky’s oldest and largest art museum, hosting more than 180,000 visitors annually. It is a private museum sited adjacent to the University of Louisville campus. The original building was designed in 1927 by architect Arthur Loomis in a Greek Revival style. To accommodate its growing collection, four major additions were made to the original structure between 1954 and 1997. In January 2009, The Speed announced wHY Architecture as the design architect for a new expansion project that aims to attract new visitors by adding clarity to the existing aggregate of buildings and creating additional gallery and exhibition space. “Acupuncture Architecture” is the initial approach that wHY Architecture plans to employ for the Speed Art Museum. It involves careful and precise interventions to critical areas of the museum to improve and to reinvigorate the entire body.