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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 - May 20
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 @ 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 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on April 27, 2018 at 2:00pm

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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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