Owensboro Museum of Fine Art expands and enhances the cultural environment of the region through a permanent collection of American, European and Asian fine and decorative arts dating from the 15th century to the present. Major traveling exhibitions, visual and performing arts, interpretive events and educational programs for children and adults occur throughout the year.
May 14 to July 24, 2016
A LIVING LANGUAGE, an exhibition of more than 100 works of art by Br. Martin Erspamer, OSB, a monk of St. Meinrad Archabbey, Indiana, is featured at the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, May 14 to July 24. A public gallery talk by the artist is scheduled for 2:30 p.m., Sunday, May 15.
A nationally recognized liturgical artist, Erspamer has designed stained glass installations in dozens of Roman Catholic and Protestant churches across the country and is a frequent consultant for religious communities.
Erspamer was a designer for Emil Frei Stained Glass Studios, St. Louis, Mo., the company whose Munich studio created the stained glass windows at the turn of the 20th century for the former St. Joseph Church in Owensboro. These windows are now owned by the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art which constructed a special wing in 1994 to permanently display the collection.
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.
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.
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.
THE ART OF PLACEMAKING
August 6 to October 23, 2016