Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster

Owensboro Museum of Fine Art Opens New Art Exhibit

obo art 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (5/30/14) — The Owensboro Museum of Fine Art will open its exhibit of one of the largest collections of glass art in existence on Sunday.

The collection, donated to the museum last year, consists of 267 glass objects. Many are designed in the shape of walking canes or batons.

Entitled “Glorious Glass: American Whimsies 1840-1880,” the pieces are a compilation of designs created at glass factories by off-hours workers in Lancaster, New York. Although the roughly 15 designers are unknown, OMFA Director Mary Bryan Hood said the work is historic for its role in making glass sculpting an art form.

“These early works were the forerunner to the 60’s movement of glass art in studios,” she said.

The design of batons in some of the sculpts also gives an indication into where and how the pieces were used, as batons were routinely carried by drum majors in marching parades. She said the interwoven color scheme on the baton designs helped track their origins.

The new exhibit, which will be on display through Aug. 9, is something Hood said is a great fit for the gallery.

“We have a large collection of studio art glass already,” Hood said. “This complements the glass collection we already have.”

The museum is open Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Dennis Beard
SurfKY News

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

button coupons
button classifieds

In Other News...

Man Accused of Assaulting Coach During Basketball Game

GREENVILLE, Ky. (11/21/14) ― A Muhlenberg County man was charged for third-degree assault of a school employee after an… Read More

KSP Post 16 Thanksgiving Holiday Enforcement

HENDERSON, Ky. (11/22/14) — The Thanksgiving Holiday is typically one of the busiest as well as one of the deadliest… Read More

Most Read This Week

November 18, 2014 5058

Couple Charged for Concealing Food in Infant Car…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
November 21, 2014 4767

Man Accused of Assaulting Coach During Basketball…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
November 17, 2014 4573

Police Charge Woman for Drug Possession After…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
November 17, 2014 3575

Bremen Woman Ejected From Vehicle During Kentucky…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Trooper S.C. Recke
November 19, 2014 3027

Three Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision on South…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Gwen Smith
November 15, 2014 2941

18-Year-Old Injured When Pickup Strikes Railroad…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Patrolman Falon Graham
November 18, 2014 2887

Area Talent to Film Music Video at Merle Travis…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
November 19, 2014 2792

Two Killed When Vehicle Becomes Airborne, Strikes…

in Local (Owensboro) Top News by Daviess County Sheriff's Office
November 21, 2014 2769

Crashing Dump Trucks in Work Zone Cause Pennyrile…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Trooper Stu Recke
November 15, 2014 2253

Two Injured in Two-Car Collision at East Center,…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Patrolman Russell Nichols

Stories Trending Today

November 21, 2014 4767

Man Accused of Assaulting Coach During Basketball…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
November 21, 2014 2769

Crashing Dump Trucks in Work Zone Cause Pennyrile…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Trooper Stu Recke
November 21, 2014 1980

Muhlenberg District Court Fines Handed Down

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
November 20, 2014 1878

Commercial Truck Accident Closes Northbound Lanes…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Chris Rogers
November 21, 2014 1848

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Nov. 21, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
November 21, 2014 1789

Swimming and Diving Closes Fall Season at Ohio…

in General Sports For All Sites by UK Athletics
November 21, 2014 1713

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru…

in Hopkins News by Barry Franklin
November 21, 2014 1566

Mustangs Host Webster County During Scrimmage Game

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Steve LeMaster
November 21, 2014 1523

Muhlenberg's McKenzie Johnson Named Wendy's…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Steve LeMaster
November 20, 2014 1422

Governor Beshear Proclaims November Adoption…

in General News For All Sites by Cabinet for Health and Family Services

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
Corporate Office & Studio
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flrsocial rss