Gift to Speed Art Museum to provide free Sunday admission


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A gift from Brown-Forman Corp. will enable visitors to see the renovated Speed Art Museum at no charge on Sundays for the next five years.

The museum said in a news release Tuesday that the program will be called “Owsley Sundays” in honor of the late Owsley Brown II, who was CEO of spirit maker Brown-Forman from 1993 to 2005. The program starts March 20 and continues through March 2021.

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Brown’s daughter, Brooke Barzun, is co-chair of the Speed’s capital campaign. She said she hoped the program will allow everyone a chance to visit the reopened museum.

The museum has been closed for three years for a $60 million renovation and expansion. The museum will be open for 30 straight hours following a March 12 ribbon-cutting ceremony.


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