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David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State

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2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
765-285-5242 bsu.edu/artmuseum

Discover one of Indiana’s finest university art museums! DOMA has an outstanding collection representing cultures from around the world. Admission is free and open to the public.

Hours: M-F, 9am to 4:30pm, S&S, 1:30pm to 4:30pm.

David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State
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October 2015

Community Day

October 25, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Join us at the David Owsley Museum of Art located in the Fine Arts Building to enjoy free food, music, demonstrations, and art.

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January 2016

1 in 3: What Does It Take for You To Be Outraged?

January 20, 2016 - May 8, 2016
David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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GLOBAL ART EXHIBITION RAISES AWARENESS ABOUT GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE The David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State University Presents 1 in 3: What Does it Take for You To Be Outraged? from the World Bank The David Owsley Museum of Art presents the contemporary art exhibition 1 in 3: What Does It Take for You To Be Outraged? from the World Bank Art Program, on view at Ball State University from January 21 through May 8, 2016. The exhibition’s title…

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February 2016

Mask Making Workshop

February 20, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Look at masks in the collection with artist-teacher Aaron Nicholson and create your own work of art for display on March 3 at the downtown gallery of the BSU College of Architecture and Planning called Muncie Makes Lab.  Students will learn how to make a sculpture using an armature, papier-mâché, and found objects. Register online at bsu.edu/artmuseum Ages 13 and up $30; $25 for BSU students, Friends members, or two or more from the same household.

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Final Friday Censorship

February 29, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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MCs Braydee Euliss and Traci Lutton introduce PechaKucha talks to Muncie to highlight what is creative and cool about the area.  Stay to enjoy music by DJNELL, refreshments, cash bar, artist demostration, art, and more.

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March 2016

A City Without Art Has No Achievements Worthy of Recording with Dr. Ned Griner

March 9, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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The author of Side by Side with Coarser Plants: The Muncie Art Movement, 1885-1985 and The Magnificent Benefactors: The History of the Ball State University Museum of Art, Dr. Griner leads Alliance members through an overview of the genesis of the arts in Muncie during the 50 years following the gas boom.  He will also address some suggestions for the future. Presented in honor of Muncie's Sesquicentennial and the Indiana Bicentennial. Recital Hall, AR 217 First-time guests free, $18 for…

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April 2016

Nede Wants To Die

April 14, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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In conjunction with the special exhibition, 1 in 3: What Does It Take for You to Be Outraged?, see the play that was commissioned by the World Bank.  War rages on.  Neda and Laurent need help.  John, a United Nations officer, collects their stories.  He needs to act fast to save them.  How much are they willing to share?  How far will John go to save them?  A panel discussion follows the performance. Co-Sponsored by the Multicultural Center Recommended for…

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May 2016

New Acquisitions Exhibition 2016

May 21, 2016 @ 5:00 am - September 4, 2016 @ 12:30 pm
David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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This exhibition of recently acquired works of art for the David Owsley Museum of Art highlights the robust growth of the museum’s permanent collection thanks to donations, purchases, and promised gifts on long-term loan. It also manifests our commitment to the universal art museum, one that showcases the artistic heritage of the Midwest, the Americas, and the world. New Acquisitions will be on display in the Francis Brown Study Room until September 4th, 2016.

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September 2016

BSUDM FT5K

September 25, 2016 @ 5:00 am - 8:00 am
David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Come join BSUDM for the 5th annual FT5K run/walk. Enjoy some early exercise while supporting Riley Hospital for Children. The race will take you through the beautiful Ball State Campus as well as start and end in the Quad for some pre and post race entertainment.

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Final Friday at David Owsley Museum of Art

September 30, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Hosts Braydee Euliss + Traci Lutton introduce PechaKucha* talks to Muncie to highlight what is unique, unexpected, and inspiring in our city. Stay to enjoy music by DJ Jannell, refreshments, cash bar, gilding demonstration, art, and more. 6 - 9 PM | Cash Bar + Food + DJ Jannell + Poetry by Jeffrey Pearson + Portraits by Daniel Combs 6:30 | Gilding Demo with Carl Schafer of Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company 7:00 | FORM: Pecha Kucha Presentations Hosts:…

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October 2016

Japanese Art Tour at David Owsley Museum of Art

October 15, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Docent Jean Gadziola will lead a Japanese art tour on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 2:30 p.m. at the David Owsley Museum of Art. She will also be available from 1:30 p.m. to answer questions about collection and exhibitions. Meet at Sculpture Court inside the museum.

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February 2017

Music in the Museum: SHIFTing Rhythm

February 3, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Jazz pianist Jim Rhinehart will explore the current exhibition SHIFT and the contemporary art of Jongil Ma, Christopher Smith and Corban Walker with musical improvisations. Meet in Sculpture Court.  

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March 2017

(Almost) Final Friday: IDENTITY

March 24, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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A free campus and community event at the David Owsley Museum of Art, 2021 W. Riverside Ave. Celebrate community with an evening featuring what's creative and cool in Muncie with hosts Braydee Euliss and guest Chris Griffith. Enjoy a variety of PechaKucha speed talks, music by DJ Jannell, portraits by Sarah Fischer, hands-on art play, a screen printing demonstration by Erin Williams, cash bar, hors d'oeuvres, DOMA late hours and viewing of current special exhibition SHIFT, and more. After enjoying…

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April 2017

SHIFT: Jongil Ma, Christopher Smith, Corban Walker

April 20, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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In this joint presentation, moderated by curator Lisa A. Banner, conceptual artists Jongil Ma and Christopher Smith explain their abstract sculpture with images and a short film about their work in venues as diverse as Poland, South Korea, and New York. The reception will begin at 5 pm with the presentation following at 6 pm. After the presentation, the SHIFT exhibition (which closes May 7) will be open to view until 8 pm.

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SHIFT: Jongil Ma, Christopher Smith, Corban Walker

April 20, 2017 - May 7, 2017
David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Shift

A shift in mood or perspective is at once a subtle, nuanced transition and an abrupt break from what went before. It can be small and it can be dramatic. While issues of identity are often brought to bear in figurative works, Jongil Ma, Christopher Smith, and Corban Walker create in conceptual, abstract ways that alter our viewpoints as we relate to others and the world around us. SHIFT: Jongil Ma, Christopher Smith, Corban Walker presents works that explore, through…

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Final Friday: Perception

April 28, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Braydee Euliss and Faith Kellermeyer introduce PechaKucha* talks to Muncie to highlight what is unique, unexpected, and inspiring in our city. Stay to enjoy music by DJ Jannell, refreshments, cash bar, art, and more. 6–9 PM | Cash Bar + Food + DJ Jannell + Portraits by Teddy Lepley from the Ball State University School of Art 6:30 PM | Sound Art Performance by Karl Erickson and students from the Ball State University School of Art 7:00 PM | PERCEPTION: Pecha Kucha Presentations Hosts: Braydee Euliss + Faith Kellermeyer Presenters: Ray…

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May 2017

The Museum Project

May 18, 2017 - September 10, 2017
David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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This exhibition of recently acquired works of art for the David Owsley Museum of Art highlights the medium of photography. The selection showcases a substantial donation of contemporary photographs from a consortium of artists that includes several university professors. The total gift of 42 photographs by 13 artists is part of a much larger philanthropic campaign called The Museum Project. Established in 2012 by Robert von Sternberg and Darryl Curran, The Museum Project has donated more than 5,000 prints to…

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Art in Bloom Fundraiser

May 19, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Art in Bloom is an annual event and exhibition celebrating the David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA) through innovative floral interpretations created by the region’s top floral designers. The Friday opening reception is a fundraiser supporting the museum’s programs and acquisitions, and the free, public exhibition is displayed throughout the weekend. Art in Bloom 2017 begins with a fundraiser event at 5 p.m. May 19. The floral arrangements will be on view for the public May 20-21 during normal open…

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Art in Bloom

May 20, 2017 @ 5:00 am - 12:30 pm
David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Art in Bloom is an annual event and exhibition celebrating the David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA) through innovative floral interpretations created by the region’s top floral designers. The Friday opening reception is a fundraiser supporting the museum’s programs and acquisitions, and the free, public exhibition is displayed throughout the weekend. Art in Bloom 2017 begins with a fundraiser event at 5 p.m. May 19. The floral arrangements will be on view for the public May 20-21 during normal open…

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September 2017

Ball State University Dance Marathon FT5K

September 24, 2017 @ 4:00 am - 10:00 am
David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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The FT5K is a 3.1 mile course throughout Ball State University’s beautiful campus. During this event, those who participate get the chance to be apart of a philanthropic run, but, also, spend time with children and their families, who have been impacted by Riley Hospital for Children. After the run, feel free to stay after to watch the adorable Wayland’s Fun Run, made specifically for children under the age of 8! This exciting event gives you the chance to get…

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Night of Hope

September 27, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Ball State University Dance Marathon’s third annual Night of Hope is a candlelight vigil hosted on Ball State University’s beautiful Quad in front of the David Owsley Museum of Art. During this event, participants will join BSUDM, BSU faculty and students, and Muncie community members in honoring and remembering the children and families impacted by Riley Hospital for Children. This solemn event allows participants to join BSUDM in celebrating hope and healing by listening to several of our Riley Families…

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Action! The Anatomy of LeRoy Neiman’s Champions

September 27, 2017 - December 22, 2017
David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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LeRoy Neiman (1921–2012) left his mark on the history of sports art. Even those unfamiliar with his name will know his art by sight: bright pinks, magentas, and greens applied in a fluid, abstract manner to describe action on the football field, on the basketball court, and in the gymnasium. Neiman knew major sports figures as personal friends and, like a wartime photographer, he embedded with the troops. Action! features 74 paintings and drawings that shed new light on Neiman as a…

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Exhibit Engaging Technology II: Art + Science

September 27, 2017 - December 22, 2017
David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Engaging Technology II presents a selection of internationally renowned artists who are actively investigating the intersections of the arts and sciences. These explorations include interactive installation, code as art, physical sciences, augmented and virtual reality, performance, and human computer interaction. Throughout the run of the exhibition, a series of invited performances, lectures, and workshops will be scheduled on campus and within the community that enhance the exhibition’s programming. Exhibition on view September 28 – December 22, 2017. Curated by John Fillwalk…

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January 2018

Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942-1955

January 31, 2018 - May 20, 2018
David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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The David Owsley Museum of Art will be the sole Midwestern venue for Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955, a traveling exhibition that includes many paintings and drawings that have never before been publicly displayed. The exhibition will be at DOMA from February 1 to May 20, 2018. Click here for full details.

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February 2018

Music in the Museum

February 8, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Enjoy the sounds of Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings,1942–1955—including Bach, Mozart, and mid-20th century American music—with Dr. James Helton, professor of piano performance, Ball State University School of Music, in the David Owsley Musuem of Art's sculpture court. A welcome reception will begin at 5:00 p.m., and the concert will begin at 6:00 p.m. A special opportunity to view the Diebenkorn exhibition will follow the concert.

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March 2018

Final Friday at DOMA

March 23, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on April 27, 2018 at 2:00 pm

David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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A free campus and community event at the David Owsley Museum of Art, 2021 W. Riverside Ave. Celebrate community with an evening featuring what's creative and cool in Muncie with a variety of PechaKucha speed talks, music by DJ Jannell, art, cash bar, hors d'oeuvres, DOMA late hours and viewing of current special exhibitions, and more. After enjoying the many activities, settle in to learn about inventive projects and network with others. 7 pm: PechaKucha* talks begin. * What are…

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April 2018

Petty Memorial Lecture

April 19, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Dr. Scott Shields, associate director and curator of the Crocker Art Museum in Sacremento, will explore the artist's life and Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942-1955, the spring Special Exhibition at DOMA. A reception begins at 5pm followed by the lecture at 6pm. Guests will have the opportunity for a special viewing of the exhibition. This event is made possible by the support of the Edmund F. Petty Memorial Fund.

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Final Friday at DOMA

April 27, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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A free campus and community event at the David Owsley Museum of Art, 2021 W. Riverside Ave. Muncie’s creative community will again be celebrated—and celebrating—at the David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA) on Ball State’s University’s campus on Friday, April 27, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the museum’s next Final Friday event. Final Friday: PLACE will feature a variety of distinct local voices as emcees Braydee Euliss and Paul Shortt introduce PechaKucha talks to Muncie to highlight what is unique, unexpected, and inspiring in…

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May 2018

Art in Bloom at DOMA

May 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Art in Bloom

May 18: Art in Bloom at DOMA Art in Bloom is an annual event and exhibition celebrating the David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA) through innovative floral interpretations created by the region’s top floral designers. The Friday opening reception is in support of the museum’s programs and acquisitions, and the free, public exhibition is displayed throughout the weekend. Art in Bloom 2018 begins with a gala event at 5 p.m. May 18; tickets are $50 per person and include cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, entertainment, and the first…

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January 2019

DOMA Prospective Docent Information Meeting

January 10, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Join us to learn more about the Docent Learning Program at the David Owsley Museum of Art! An an informational meeting will be held at the Fine Arts Building, 2021 W Riverside, in AR 223 on Thursday, January 10, at 3:30 pm. The docent training program follows the Ball State fall and spring semester calendar and meets on Thursdays from 3:30 – 5:00 pm. Additional training and mentoring with experienced docents and staff continue throughout the year. Qualifications required include…

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Meditation in the Museum

January 18, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Friday, repeating until February 22, 2019

David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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The David Owsley Museum of Art hosts guided meditation almost every Friday. This week’s session is led by Dr. George Wolfe and will explore the topic of meditation as the 4th state of consciousness. All are welcome to attend this free session in the Owsley Asian Art Gallery at DOMA. Dr. George Wolfe is Professor Emeritus at Ball State University where he served as director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies. This series is supported by the Ball…

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Meditation in the Museum

January 25, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Friday, repeating until February 22, 2019

David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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The David Owsley Museum of Art hosts guided meditation almost every Friday. This week’s session is led by Dr. George Wolfe and will explore the topic of meditation as the 4th state of consciousness. All are welcome to attend this free session in the Owsley Asian Art Gallery at DOMA. Dr. George Wolfe is Professor Emeritus at Ball State University where he served as director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies. This series is supported by the Ball…

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Docent’s Choice Tour: Ancient Greek & Roman Art

January 26, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Join a docent for a tour of Ancient Greek & Roman Art in the DOMA collection. Docent’s Choice Tours are available most Saturdays during the academic year at 2:30 pm. A docent is a volunteer who can lead guided tours at the museum. A museum host and docent will also be available for the hour beforehand to welcome visitors and answer questions. Meet in Sculpture Court. This is a free event.  

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Educator Exhibition Overview

January 30, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Ball State faculty and area school teachers are invited to enjoy a private walk-through of "Impressions of Love: J. Ottis and Winifred Brady Adams, a Ball State University Centennial Exhibtion" with DOMA Director Robert G. La France. One CEU available for K-12 teachers. Registration required; $5, free for Ball State faculty and MCS teachers and administrators. Visit bsu.edu/doma/exhibitions for more info. image: Marigolds, Winifred Brady Adams, 1909, oil on canvas, Gift of the Muncie Art Association, T1975.500.001, copyright the artist's…

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February 2019

Meditation in the Museum

February 1, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Friday, repeating until February 22, 2019

David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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The David Owsley Museum of Art hosts guided meditation almost every Friday. This week’s session is led by Dr. George Wolfe and will explore the topic of meditation as the 4th state of consciousness. All are welcome to attend this free session in the Owsley Asian Art Gallery at DOMA. Dr. George Wolfe is Professor Emeritus at Ball State University where he served as director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies. This series is supported by the Ball…

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Meditation in the Museum

February 8, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Friday, repeating until February 22, 2019

David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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The David Owsley Museum of Art hosts guided meditation almost every Friday. This week’s session is led by Dr. George Wolfe and will explore the topic of meditation as the 4th state of consciousness. All are welcome to attend this free session in the Owsley Asian Art Gallery at DOMA. Dr. George Wolfe is Professor Emeritus at Ball State University where he served as director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies. This series is supported by the Ball…

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Music in the Museum: Impressions of Love

February 14, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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FREE

On Valentine's Day, Joel and Becca Braun, bass player and mezzo-soprano, with pianist Galit Gertsenzon-Fromm, perform love songs inspired by "Impressions of Love: J. Ottis and Winifred Brady Adams, a Ball State University Centennial Exhibition" in DOMA's Sculpture Court. A welcome reception sponsored in part by the Ball State University School of Music will begin at 5:00 p.m., and the concert will begin at 6:00 p.m. A special opportunity to view the exhibition will follow the concert. Free and open…

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Meditation in the Museum

February 15, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Friday, repeating until February 22, 2019

David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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The David Owsley Museum of Art hosts guided meditation almost every Friday. This week’s session is led by Dr. George Wolfe and will explore the topic of meditation as the 4th state of consciousness. All are welcome to attend this free session in the Owsley Asian Art Gallery at DOMA. Dr. George Wolfe is Professor Emeritus at Ball State University where he served as director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies. This series is supported by the Ball…

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Meditation in the Museum

February 22, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Friday, repeating until February 22, 2019

David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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The David Owsley Museum of Art hosts guided meditation almost every Friday. This week’s session is led by Dr. George Wolfe and will explore the topic of meditation as the 4th state of consciousness. All are welcome to attend this free session in the Owsley Asian Art Gallery at DOMA. Dr. George Wolfe is Professor Emeritus at Ball State University where he served as director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies. This series is supported by the Ball…

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May 2019

Art in Bloom

May 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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$50

Art in Bloom is an annual event and exhibition celebrating the David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA) through innovative interpretations created by the region’s top floral designers. The Friday opening reception is a fundraiser supporting the museum’s programs and acquisitions, and the free, public exhibition is displayed throughout the weekend. Come enjoy the galleries in a new way! Art in Bloom 2019 begins with a fundraiser event at 5 p.m. May 17; tickets are $50 per person and include cocktails,…

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September 2019

Final Friday at David Owsley Museum of Art

September 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Enjoy late hours at the David Owsley Museum of Art for viewing the collection, music with DJ Jannell, refreshments & cash bar, and a look at the special exhibition "Recent Acquisitions: Connecting to the Past, Committing to the Future." Emcees Braydee Euliss and C.S. Hendershot introduce PechaKucha talks to Muncie to highlight what is unique, unexpected, and inspiring in our city. PechaKucha, Japanese for "chit chat," is a concise presentation format where 20 images are timed to automatically advance every…

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October 2019

EXPRESS TALK: Latinx Artists in the Collection

October 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Join Denise Mahoney, collection manager and registrar, for a short conversation about the current works on view in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15) in the Contemporary Craft Gallery.

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BSU Homecoming activites at David Owsley Museum of Art

October 19, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:30 pm, repeating until October 20, 2019

David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Enjoy self-guided activities, including "Indiana Art" and "Museum Fun for all Ages". Saturday visitors may also meet the Museum Host at 1:30 pm and take a tour about the current exhibition "Recent Acqusitions: Connecting to the Past, Committing to the Future at 2:30 pm

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BSU Homecoming activites at David Owsley Museum of Art

October 20, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:30 pm, repeating until October 20, 2019

David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Enjoy self-guided activities, including "Indiana Art" and "Museum Fun for all Ages". Saturday visitors may also meet the Museum Host at 1:30 pm and take a tour about the current exhibition "Recent Acqusitions: Connecting to the Past, Committing to the Future at 2:30 pm

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Final Friday: Old at the David Owsley Museum of Art

October 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Enjoy museum late hours for viewing the collection and special exhibition, PechaKucha talks with emcees Braydee Euliss and CS Hendershot, an artist demonstration, an "un-tour" of the current exhibition, music with DJ Jannell, refreshments, cash bar, and more

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November 2019

EXPRESS TALK: Native American Artists in the Collection

November 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Join Denise Mahoney, collection manager and registrar, for a short conversation about the current works on view in honor of American Indian Heritage Month (November 1-30) in the Contemporary Craft Gallery.

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An Artrageos Afternoon

November 16, 2019 @ 1:30 pm
David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Explore the "Recent Aquisitions: Connecting to the Past, Committing to the Future" exhibition with artist demonstrations, mini tours and more in a festive atmosphere with refreshments and music. In collaboration with the Ball State University School of Art Kenji Nakahashi, Japanese (1947–2017),TwoEggs, 1984, gelatin silver print, Anonymous gift in memory of Kenji Nakahashi, 2018.020.021 © Center for CreativePhotography, Arizona Board of Regents.

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December 2019

Holiday Community Open House

December 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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DOMA joins in the annual community holiday festivities with refreshments, children's art and activities, pop-up shop and live holiday music. Follow the pathway to the Glick Center for Glass and Rinard Greenhouse Holday in Bloom from 6 - 9 p.m. or visit the Brown Planetarium for a program on "The Christmas Star" at 6:30 p.m. or 8 p.m. for more BSU Cultural Corridor fun. Also ride the MITS trolley between the Enchanted Luminaria Walk at Minnetrista and Campus. In collaboration…

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Ball State’s Holiday Arts & Culture Night

December 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Enjoy refreshments, music, hands-on activities for all ages and holiday cheer on the Ball State Cultural Corridor! Follow the jingle bells and luminaries between the Greenhouse, Center for Glass, Planetarium and Museum of Art. The evening will feature: Holiday Open House at the David Owsley Museum of Art, with live music, children's art and activities and a pop-up shop hosted by the Book Arts Collaborative. Holiday in Bloom at the Rinard Orchid Greenhouse - Ball State University, featuring live performances…

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May 2021

Art in Bloom Public Exhibition

May 15, 2021 - May 16, 2021
David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Art in Bloom is an annual event and exhibition celebrating the David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA) through innovative floral interpretations created by regional designers. The floral arrangements will be on view for the public on May 15 and 16 with extended museum hours. As always, DOMA has no admission fee and is open to the community! Visitors to this special exhibition can vote for their favorite floral arrangement! This People's Choice Award will be announced on Facebook on May…

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October 2021

Public Tour of Special Exhibitions at David Owsley Museum of Art

October 2, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Join Dr. Robert G. La France for a public tour of "Memories & Inspiration: The Kerry and C. Betty Davis Collection of African American Art" and "African American Art at the David Owlsey Museum of Art: Past, Present, and Future." No fee or registration required; meet in the museum's Sculpture Court. Visit bsu.edu/doma/exhibitions for more information on these new shows.

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November 2021

Docent’s Choice Tour at David Owsley Museum of Art

November 6, 2021 @ 2:30 pm
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One event on December 4, 2021 at 2:30 pm

David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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View selected works by women artists featured in the special exhibition "Memories & Inspiration: The Kerry and C. Betty Davis Collection of African American Art". This tour will be led by docent Sandra Dueker. No fee or registration required; meet in the museum's Sculpture Court.

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December 2021

Docent’s Choice Tour at David Owsley Museum of Art

December 4, 2021 @ 2:30 pm
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One event on December 4, 2021 at 2:30 pm

David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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View selected works by women artists featured in the special exhibition "Memories & Inspiration: The Kerry and C. Betty Davis Collection of African American Art". This tour will be led by docent Sandra Dueker. No fee or registration required; meet in the museum's Sculpture Court.

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Festive Holiday Open House at David Owsley Museum of Art

December 4, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Come see the numerous pieces of art on display at the David Owsley Museum of Art. The Museum will be open for special hours of  6-9pm.

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January 2022

Arts Alive Series: Applied Mechanics

January 22 @ 2:00 pm
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One event on January 22, 2022 at 6:00 pm

David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Part dinner party, part invasion, part performance art, THE COLONIALISTS challenge all audience members to consider where they are and how they got there, and at whose pleasure they remain. Applied Mechanics will present THE COLONIALISTS in the David Owsley Museum of Art as part of the Arts Alive series, presented by the College of Fine Arts. Applied Mechanics has been making original immersive plays in Philadelphia and beyond for twelve years. From invasion plays, to site-specific performances, to whole invented worlds…

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Arts Alive Series: Applied Mechanics

January 22, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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One event on January 22, 2022 at 6:00 pm

David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Part dinner party, part invasion, part performance art, THE COLONIALISTS challenge all audience members to consider where they are and how they got there, and at whose pleasure they remain. Applied Mechanics will present THE COLONIALISTS in the David Owsley Museum of Art as part of the Arts Alive series, presented by the College of Fine Arts. Applied Mechanics has been making original immersive plays in Philadelphia and beyond for twelve years. From invasion plays, to site-specific performances, to whole invented worlds…

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February 2022

Museum Docent Tour at the David Owsley Museum of Art

February 26 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on March 26, 2022 at 2:30 pm

One event on April 23, 2022 at 2:30 pm

David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Join Maureen Nicholson, DOMA's new Curator of Education, for a tour of works in the museum galleries. Her selection will focus on works that feature myths and legends of various cultures. Meet in DOMA's Sculpture Court at 2:30pm. This tour is free and open to the public with no registration required.

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March 2022

Museum Docent Tour at the David Owsley Museum of Art

March 26 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on March 26, 2022 at 2:30 pm

One event on April 23, 2022 at 2:30 pm

David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Join Maureen Nicholson, DOMA's new Curator of Education, for a tour of works in the museum galleries. Her selection will focus on works that feature myths and legends of various cultures. Meet in DOMA's Sculpture Court at 2:30pm. This tour is free and open to the public with no registration required.

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April 2022

Museum Docent Tour at the David Owsley Museum of Art

April 23 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on March 26, 2022 at 2:30 pm

One event on April 23, 2022 at 2:30 pm

David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Join Maureen Nicholson, DOMA's new Curator of Education, for a tour of works in the museum galleries. Her selection will focus on works that feature myths and legends of various cultures. Meet in DOMA's Sculpture Court at 2:30pm. This tour is free and open to the public with no registration required.

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May 2022

Body Language: The Art of Larry Day at the David Owsley Museum of Art

May 1 - May 21
David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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February 24 - May 21, 2022 Please note: DOMA will be closed March 5 - 14 for Ball State's Spring Break This spring, the David Owsley Museum of Art hosts an expansive exhibition of more than 50 paintings and drawings by figurative artist Larry Day (1921–1998). Organized by the Woodmere Art Museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the exhibition explores Day’s contributions to American art from the 1950s through the 1990s. Body Language: The Art of Larry Day is curated by the artist’s longtime…

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Art in Bloom 2022

May 14 - May 15
David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Art in Bloom is an annual event celebrating springtime at the David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA) through innovative floral interpretations created by regional designers. The floral arrangements will be on view for the public on May 14 and 15 with extended museum hours and activities, tours, demos, and more. As always, DOMA has no admission fee, is open to the public, and parking is free on the Quad Circle on weekends!

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