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Owensboro Museum of Fine Art

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

 

PREVIEW GALA

Friday, July 27

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

RIVERARTES III: The Art of Placemaking is the third biennial exhibition of outdoor sculpture produced by the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art to acquire a collection of important public art for the City of Owensboro. The project was designed to complement the vitality of Owensboro’s riverfront development, enhance its creative placemaking model and further establish it as a cultural tourism destination.

Entries were received from sculptors in 25 states and fifty-five of the proposals for monumental works of art are showcased in the exhibition. The sculpture will be offered for sale or lease for two-year periods.

This exhibition celebrates the success of the previous RIVERARTES I & II exhibitions which produced 9 works of public art purchased for Owensboro. These purchases were sponsored by local companies, individuals, civic organizations and foundations.

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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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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.

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An Interactive Video Gallery
Featuring
“Recollections 5” by Ed Tannenbaum
A Program Funded by the
National Endowment for the Arts
 
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.

 

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