Owensboro Museum of Fine Art

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

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.



$3,000 in Purchase and

Merit Awards

The 5th Annual Owensboro Museum of Fine Art PAINTOUT, an en plein air event, will be presented October 1, 2 & 3 in Owensboro, KY.

The three-day event will be highlighted by an exhibition and artists’ reception at the museum on Saturday, October 3, where MERIT AND PURCHASE AWARDS will be presented for winning entries during the museum’s Annual Buffalo Gala 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Participating artists may attend the gala as the museum’s guests.

Artists may enter the BUFFALO PAINTOUT by completing the registration form below or by calling 270-685-3181. Registration fee is $20 prior to September 1 and $35 after that date.

Paintout Registration

Calendar of Events


7:00 to 9:00 a.m.

  • Registration, OMFA - 9th St. Entrance
  • Canvases and watercolor paper must be stamped at registration to be eligible for exhibitions and awards.


7:00 to 9:00 a.m.

  • Registration, OMFA - 9th St. Entrance
  • Canvases and watercolor paper must be stamped at registration to be eligible for exhibitions and awards.


9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

  • Enter paintings for jurying, OMFA - 9th St. Entrance
  • Artists must supply easels for entries
  • Paintings must be matted or framed

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

  • Exhibition in museum galleries
  • Presentation of Merit and Purchase Awards

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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 is provided by art students from area colleges for seasonally themed projects. ARTLAND is FREE and open to all.




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 – Thursday 10:00 – 4:00 p.m. Friday 10:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.


Purchase Gala Tickets




by Charles Willson Peale
Collection of the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art


sponsored by
Dr. and Mrs. R. Wathen Medley, Jr.
The Daviess County Bicentennial Committee
Greenwell-Chisholm Printing Company
The Glenmore Distillery
A Friend of the Museum

“Daviess County:  Through the Lens of Art,” a major event in Daviess County’s year-long bicentennial celebration, will be featured at the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, May 30 through August 16.

The exhibition of more than 200 works of art and artifacts dating from 1815 to 2015 was designed to present a visual jubilee of the rich and diverse cultural history of Daviess County.

While the primary focus of the exhibition is the fine and decorative arts, it also includes historical objects and related materials documenting the economic, political, military, social and religious traditions important to the era.




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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.

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Museum Hours:
Tuesday - Thursday - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closed Monday and National Holidays

Voluntary Admission:
Adults - $2
Children under 13 years - $1