Owensboro Museum of Fine Art

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



July 29 to October 22

Preview July 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Sponsored by


THE WAY OF THE LAND: THE FARM STORY is an exhibition of more than 100 works of art by contemporary regional artists designed to celebrate the agrarian culture and the economic origins of the region.

The works of art in a wide variety of media interperate the theme through images and artifacts showcasing the farming industry in the past and present, presenting farming as seen through the lens of art. It is complemented by a collection of vintage farming equipment on loan from area farmers and collectors. Featured are a 1925 International Harvester McCormick-Deering tractor and mid 19th century artifacts inclluding an oxen yoke; horse collar; cultivator, grinder, scythe, ice saw, hay fork and fruit press.

The artists from Kentucky and surrounding states are represented by multiple entries and a highlight is the Ann Murphy Kincheloe Purchase Award for the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art's Permanent Collection selected to document the spirit of the exhibition's theme and to commemorate the City of Owensboro's bicentennial year.




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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.




Special Educational Events scheduled in conjunction with the exhibition WAY OF THE LAND: THE FARM STORY include the construction of A BARN RAISIN’ a public sculpture created in Ryan Park during the Owensboro Grain Company Free Summer Art Camp. BARNS AND THINGS, an exhibition of children’s art completed during the camp is featured in the in the WAYMOND O. MORRIS YOUNG AT ART GALLERY.



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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.



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
“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