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Owensboro Museum of Fine Art

901 Frederica Street
Owensboro, Kentucky 42301
Phone: 270-685-3181

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The dramatic growth and development of the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art in its first 40 years has enhanced Owensboro’s quality of life by its contributions to education, economic development and cultural tourism.

In just four decades, it has become recognized as a regional center for the visual arts, and its programming offers excellence in arts and culture of a quality not usually found outside major urban centers. 

The generosity of Owensboro’s corporate, private and public sectors has enabled it to become the second largest art museum in Kentucky and a premiere educational resource for Western Kentucky.

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OMFA 3D Virtual Tour

Enjoy a Virtual Tour of the museum's Permanent Collection galleries.

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Artland

 

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Sponsored by

The Michael E. Horn Family Foundation

ARTLAND, an exciting new dimension in education, is an interactive art studio created especially for children ages 4 to 10. It is a special place designed to challenge and stimulate the imagination while allowing children to create works of art at their own pace.ARTLAND features an art laboratory fully equipped with supplies and materials for making works of art and is complemented by child-sized easels and tables. Instruction for seasonally-themed projects is provided by art students from area colleges and ARTLAND is FREE and open to all.

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Sponsored by JOHN AND RILEY HESS

KALEIDOSCOPE KAVE is FREE and open during regular gallery hours:
Tuesday - Friday 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

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Contributions from Friends of the Foundation support educational programs for area schools, special entertainment events for families, exhibitions, preservation of the art collection and the historic facility, and help keep the museum open and free to the public six days a week.

Friends of the Foundation receive discounts on museum activities, classes and Gift Shoppe purchases, as well as invitations to gala previews and special events.

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3D RiverArtes IV Tour

September 20 - October 25

RiverArtes IV: The Art of Placemaking is the fourth biennial exhibition of outdoor sculpture produced by the art museum to acquire a collection of public art for the City of Owensboro.  The project is designed to complement the vitality of Owensboro, enhance its creative placemaking efforts and further establish it as a cultural tourism destination.

Entries were received from sculptors in 20 states and forty-five of the proposals for monumental works of art are showcased in the exhibition. This exhibition celebrates the success of the previous RIVERARTES I, II & III exhibitions which produced 10 works of public art purchased for Owensboro.

Due to restrictions on public gatherings caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a preview gala has been cancelled. The public is invited to view the exhibition while observing safety protocols, during regular gallery hours, Tue.-Fri. 12-5 p.m. and Sat. & Sun. 1-4 p.m. 

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As a response to the pandemic the museum is expanding its on-line offerings with ON-LINE MINI-EXHIBITS. These excerpts from the museum's Permanent Collection will focus on particular themes or artists of special importance.

The exhibits will include descriptive text that allows the viewer to put the works of art in historical context as well as learn about the artists.

Mini-exhibits are avaiable through email and social media

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The museum is offering this project on-line as a part of its expanded social media response to the COVID-19 crisis. Each post of this project will feature a different image from a coloring book designed by the museum.

As a part of the 100th Anniversary of the founding of Daviess County, KY, the art museum partnered with the Daviess County Bicentennial Committee to create the DAVIESS COUNTY BICENTENNIAL COLORING BOOK: 1815-2015 to teach different aspects of local history. The book was distributed to thousands of Daviess County schoolchildren.

Many of the drawings in the book are based on important works in the museum’s Permanent Collection. The images are sized to be printed out and colored.

Hey kids, make sure you let your parents color too!

The Coloring Book is avaiable through email and social media

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Museum Hours:
Tuesday - Friday - 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closed Monday and National Holidays

Voluntary Admission:
Adults - $3
Children under 13 years - $2