Topic: Arts and Culture

May 10, 2021

Art in Bloom exhibition

A spring tradition continues at the David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA) with Art in Bloom, a free, public floral exhibition on Saturday, May 15, and Sunday, May 16, with extended museum hours from noon to 5:00 p.m. both days. A May 14 Online Preview Party will offer a sneak peek via Zoom as a fundraiser for the museum, and will feature an appearance from a guest artist.

Presented by Sursa Griner & O’Donovan Wealth Management of Raymond James in Muncie, Art in Bloom celebrates DOMA through innovative floral interpretations created by the region’s top designers — who this year hail from Muncie, Richmond, Fort Wayne, and Indianapolis — and inspired by significant works from the museum’s collection.

“Art in Bloom is always a wonderful occasion to celebrate springtime in Muncie through the intersection of floral design with artwork from around the world,” said Robert La France, the museum’s director. He noted the tradition — and museum — are “big-city perks that anyone can enjoy in America’s Middletown.”

The weekend also marks the final chance to view “POP Power from Warhol to Koons: Masterworks from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation,” as well as the first opportunity to view “Morgan Everhart: Flesh and Bloom,” a hybrid in-person/online exhibition.

Throughout the weekend, visitors can view the floral interpretations of seven of the museum’s works of art and then vote for an arrangement to win the People’s Choice Award, which will be announced on Monday, May 17.

Tickets for the May 14 fundraiser can be purchased by visiting the museum’s website, emailing, or calling 765-285-5270. Registrants will receive a private Zoom link via email for the online program. Proceeds from the event support the Friends of the David Owsley Museum of Art and the Ball State University Foundation in their mission to fund the museum’s acquisitions, exhibitions, and programs.