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.
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 is provided by art students from area colleges for seasonally themed projects. ARTLAND is FREE and open to all.
An Interactive Video Gallery
March 7 to May 15, 2015
Owensboro Art Guild
A celebration of art by Owensboro and regional artists , the exhibition is designed to showcase the accomplishments of local and regional artists featured in the Owensboro Art Guild’s 53rd Annual Juried Exhibition.
The Guild’s adjudicated show continues a tradition established in the early 1960’s when the organization for local artists was formed to advance the quality of local art and to function as an advocacy group for the visual arts in the community.
Juror for the exhibition was artist/educator Michael Aakhus, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, University of Southern Indiana, who selected the exhibition from 104 entries and designated merit awards.
Aakhus received his BA in Art and Art History from Bemidji State University Mich., and a Master of Fine Arts in printmaking, painting and drawing from Southern Illinois University. He was the recipient in 1976-77 of a grant to continue his creative work with the Roswell Artist in Residence Program where he spent a year painting and making prints in New Mexico.
Contributions from Friends of the Foundation support education 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.