Owensboro Museum of Fine Art

Contact Details

place901 Frederica Street, Owensboro, KY 42301



The Owensboro Museum of Fine Art presents traveling exhibitions from major museums, galleries and private collections and rotating exhibitions from the permanent collection. The facility includes three wings, two of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Sites: the 1909 Carnegie Library and the John Hampden Smith House, a pre-Civil War era mansion which serves as a decorative arts wing. The permanent collection features American, European and Asian fine and decorative arts dating from the 15th century to the present; a stained glass gallery of late 19th century German stained glass windows; a collection of contemporary studio art glass; a major collection of American Folk Art; and a collection of works by artists and craftsmen with Kentucky connections from the early 1800′s to the present.

The Museum houses a Regional Art Market that offers works for sale by artists and craftsmen from Kentucky and surrounding states. Annual festivals include the Holiday Forest Festival of Trees, Bronze Buffalo Festival and Art by the Stars Gala! ARTLAND, an interactive art studio, KALEIDOSCOPE KAVE, a computerized digital gallery and the Young at Art Gallery offer hands-on educational activities for children.

RIVERARTES, an outdoor sculpture project showcased in Owensboro’s Riverfront Development is managed by the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art for the City of Owensboro. Tours of the public art collection and the museum may be arranged by calling 270-685-3181.

Days Times
Tuesday 12:00pm-5:00pm
Wednesday 12:00pm-5:00pm
Thursday 12:00pm-5:00pm
Friday 12:00pm-5:00pm
Saturday 1:00pm-4:00pm
Sunday 1:00pm-4:00pm