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.
An En Plein Air Painting Event
Sept. 18, 19 & 20, 2014
$3000 in Merit & Purchase Awards
Registration fee $20 on or before Sept. 5, after which the fee
increases to $35.
March 8 to April 25
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
SALON OF SELECTION
August 23 to October 26
An Exhibition Sponsored by
Owensboro Health Regional Hospital
An exhibition of one hundred selected entries will be presented at the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art and will provide sponsors an opportunity to review and choose sculpture that they wish to lease or purchase for the 2015 RiverArtes Biennial. Artists may have their works represented in this exhibition by maquettes, photographs or other illustrative formats.
RiverArtes is a revolving biennial exhibition of public art by sculptors of international, national and regional prominence designed to celebrate the vitality of Owensboro, Kentucky; enhance its creative placemaking efforts; establish it as a cultural tourism destination and enrich the lives of its residents and visitors. Opportunities abound in the City’s new multi-million dollar Riverfront Development for the placement of public art, a visual additive that creates an atmosphere of community pride, excitement and celebration.
The project, that features rotating exhibitions of monumental outdoor sculpture, follows the national model for leased sculpture installations, each lasting two years. Sculpture sponsors include foundations, granting agencies, private and corporate sectors.
November 23 to April 25
A Private Patron of
Native American Art
DANCERS (THE RED STAR BROTHERS), oil on canvas, 1990, Kevin Red Star (b. 1943), Crow, Roberts, Montana
A major exhibition featuring the works of internationally recognized Montana painter Kevin Red Star and 18 of his peers, includes more than 100 paintings and sculpture celebrating the contributions of 20th century Native American artists to this country's cultural history.
A public opening Sunday, November 24 at 2:00 p.m. will feature gallery talks by Red Star and collector Alex Windsor Betts, Windsor Betts Brockerage House, Santa Fe, NM.
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.