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Owensboro Museum of Fine Art

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

Nov. 14 - Dec. 14

A new feature of the FESTIVAL OF TREES, the OMFA HOLIDAY ONLINE AUCTION, offers more than 40 lots of fine jewelry, original paintings, decorative arts and collectibles and can be accessed through the museum’s website at omfa.us. Special items include a 14K gold bangle bracelet with 105 precious and semi-precious stones appraised at $5,500; a 2.5 carat sapphire ring surrounded by 37 diamonds appraised at $6,000; and a 2.58 carat pink sapphire and diamond ring with an appraised value of $4,500.

Click here to Register for the Auction

Nov. 14, 2020- Feb. 14, 2021

A 3D virtual tour of the exhibitions will be offered online during the during the HOLIDAY FOREST FESTIVAL OF TREES.

Click here to take the tour

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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

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Click here for a Video Tour

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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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.

Nov. 14 - Dec. 31

The HOLIDAY FOREST FESTIVAL OF TREES, sponsored by The Glenmore Distillery, the patron of the previous forty-three festivals, features fifteen monumental Christmas trees from the museum’s Permanent Collection designed by local artists, florists and civic organizations.

Trees featured in the exhibition are from previous Holiday Forests and include a tree of gongs and bells created by the local Burmese community; a salute to the culture of India; St. Stephen Cathedral’s traditional “Chrismon Tree” celebrating the origins of the season and a collection of trees designed especially for the John Hampden Smith Decorative Arts Wing by Gary's Fleur De Lis florist.

Nov. 14, 2020- Feb. 14, 2021

Sponsored by Swedish Match

with support from

Atmos Energy Company and

Greenwell-Chisholm Printing Co.

ICONIC IMAGES: PORTRAITS IN FIBER showcases the unique artistry of Penny Sisto, an internationally recognized fiber artist who creates figurative images of famous people and mythical characters in the format of monumental quilted wall hangings.

The exhibition features 60 textile works by the Southern Indiana artist and reflects her advocacy for social justice and peace. She was born in the Orkney Islands near Scotland and spent adolescent years in Kenya, living for a time with a Maasai tribe, where she enhanced her stitchery skills learned from her Scottish grandmother. She has exhibited her works internationally and is locally represented in the collections of Brescia University and this museum.

Click here to take the tour

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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 avaialble through email and social media

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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.

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