Speed Art Museum gets $18M gift for expansion

The Speed Art Museum has named a new director.

Ghislain D'Humieres, Photo by Shevaun Williams

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The Speed Art Museum has named a new director.

The Courier-Journal reports Ghislain D'Humieres will begin in the position on Sept. 3. D'Humieres is currently the director of the Fred Jones Museum of Art in Oklahoma.

He becomes the sixth director for Kentucky's largest art museum, which was founded in 1942 in Louisville.

The facility has a $4 million budget and 43 employees.

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