Lunch with the Arts: Scott Erbes

July 19, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch with the Arts: Scott Erbes
Wednesday, July 19 | 12pm
$7 at the door (feel free to bring your lunch!)

Scott Erbes is the Curator of Decorative Arts and Design at the Speed Art Museum. He also currently serves as Chief Curator. 

Notable exhibitions include The Light Within: Glass Sculpture from Louisville Collections (2003) English Silver in the Age of Matthew Boulton: The James C. Codell, Jr., Collection (2009), Modern in the Making: Design 1900-2000 (2010) and Quilts from Kentucky and Beyond: The Bingham-Miller Family Collection (2011).

Scott’s Kentucky-oriented work includes the development and launch of the Kentucky Online Arts Resource (, an online image database devoted to Kentucky’s artistic heritage. He was project director for the 2007 exhibitions, From Folk to Modern: Kentucky Art Pottery, 1900-1950 and For Safekeeping: The Kentucky Sugar Chest, 1790-1850 and curated the 2011 exhibition, Kentucky Antiques from the Noe Collection: A Gift to the Commonwealth.

Outside the Speed, Scott has served as a pro bono restoration consultant for a number of Kentucky historic house museums, including Farmington, the Farnsley-Moremen House, and Liberty Hall. He has also served on the advisory board of the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and on the board of the Kentucky Museum and Heritage Alliance.