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Owensboro Museum of Fine Art

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

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Nov. 11, 2017 to Feb. 4, 2018

APPALACHIAN SPIRIT features some of the most prominent naïve artists of the mid to late 20th century and celebrates the museum’s collection as an important documentary on this aspect of American art.

The collection was acquired to showcase the diversity of creativity expressed by contemporary artists and craftsmen working outside the academic tradition and explores the innovative styles, techniques and nontraditional media used by unschooled artists and craftsmen. Showcased are paintings in a variety of media, sculpture in wood, metal and fiber, dioramas and furniture.

Working outside the constraints and expectations of the professional art world, these artists have developed signature styles and established a body of work which scholars, critics and curators often struggle to categorize. Many of these artists have earned wide recognition in contemporary art circles and some have achieved a permanent place in American art history.

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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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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.

 

 

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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.

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