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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

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