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Owensboro Museum of Fine Art

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

Sponsored by Gail Reisz Branch

GALA PREVIEW

JUNE 15, 6:00- 9:00 P.M.

A collaboration of artists, "nonartists", singers, musicians and patrons of the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art Foundation will present ART BY THE STARS, a gala benefit for the museum, Saturday, June 15 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

The unique evening will feature an exhibition and auction of works of art by a roster of “nonartists” known as STARS, made up of business leaders, educators and elected officials. The STARS have created their works of art with the help of some of the community’s most outstanding artists. Complementing this unique visual arts event will be performances by a musical group led by City Commissioner Pam Smith-Wright known as PAM AND THE BOYS..

The gala will include a catered cocktail buffet and open bar. Tickets are $50 per person discounted to $40 per person for subscribers to the OMFA FRIENDS OF THE FOUNDATION and may be purchased by calling or emailing the museum at 270-685-3181 or info@omfa.us.

 

150 YEARS OF KENTUCKY ART

April 20 - July 7

KENTUCKY PERSPECTIVES, Sponsored by U.S. Bank is an exhibition of more than one hundred works of art dating from the mid 1800’s to the early 21st century and presents a window on the widely diverse directions of Kentucky artists in the past 150 years.

The exhibition represents an introduction to the museum’s extensive collection of works of art by artists with connections to Kentucky through birth, education or residency.  The exhibition will remain on view through July 14 and can be seen during regular museum hours Tuesday through Friday from noon to 5:00 p.m. and weekends 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

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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.

Click here for Registration Form

The Owensboro Museum of Fine Art will present the second in its series of 2019 FREE ART CAMPS June 4, 5, 6, 7. The camps are offered at no cost to the community through the sponsorship of Owensboro Grain Company.

MOTORSPORTS ART CAMP will feature the design and painting of a car to be raced during Owensboro’s Motorsports Festival August 2-4.

The car to be painted will be provided through a partnership with the Motorsports Festival Committee which will also include a display of professional cars during the camp sessions with visits from the drivers of these cars. The drivers will discuss the mechanics of the race cars and provide stories about the sport of racing.

In addition to the production of the race car which will be numbered 901 in honor of the museum’s street address, campers will also create miniature motorsports vehicles including soap box derby cars, motorcycles and stock cars. These objects will be exhibited in the museum’s YOUNG AT ART GALLERY at the conclusion of the camp.

On Saturday, August 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Sportscenter, the museum’s education staff will direct the painting of a second full size race car to be raced during the festival. This car will also be provided by the museum’s partnership with the Owensboro Motorsports Committee.

The museum has been selected as a site for the free feeding program provided by the Owensboro Public Schools and will serve meals at both the morning and afternoon sessions.

Camp sessions for children ages 6 to 10 are from 9:00 TO 11:00 a.m. with breakfast being served at 8:30 a.m.  Ages 11 to 16 will meet from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. with lunch served at 12:30 p.m.

Registration for the camp is required and can be made by phoning or emailing the museum at 270 685-3181 or info@omfa.us. The registration deadline is Friday, May 31.

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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.

With the continued support of local corporations, philanthropic families and elected officials, the museum will continue building a legacy for future generations.

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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.

Click here to donate

 

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