Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA) at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind.,
will display a selection of recent additions to the DOMA collection from Sept. 29
through Dec. 22, 2022.
DOMA is open to the public 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays
through Fridays, and 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. on Saturdays. There is no admission
fee. The exhibition and related events are part of Ball State’s Arts Alive
Series, presented by the University’s College of Fine Arts.
features three major paintings:
• A study of laborers harvesting sugar cane by American
Regionalist Thomas Hart Benton;
•A monumental “inscape” or interior psychological
landscape by Chilean Surrealist Roberto Matta; and
• Contemporary artist Diane Burko’s Antarctica Diptych,
which bears witness to global warming.
These highlighted works are accompanied
by several new additions of American art to the collection by history painter
Emanuel Leutze, symbolist Elihu Vedder, American impressionist Ernest Lawson, midwestern sculptors
Janet Scudder and Mildred Welsh Hammond, Park Avenue cubist Albert Eugene
Gallatin, mid-century modernist Earl Kerkam, and African American artist Joseph
The variety of objects is further
enhanced with photo drawings by former Ball State professor Lawrence Graham,
Japanese prints and sculpture, and a spectacular African mask. These works add significantly
to the museum’s world art collection—which reflects Ball State’s inclusive
values, and represents the increasingly diverse heritage of its student body
and the people of East Central Indiana.
“The exhibition gives our visitors the
opportunity to monitor the growth of the museum’s diverse holdings,” Robert G.
La France, director of the David Owsley Museum of Art, said. “I am perhaps most
proud of the acquisition of Diane Burko’s Antarctica Diptych; now the
global art collection has works of art representing all seven continents.”
Visit DOMA’s website for more information and details on related
programs and events, including a free public talk by featured artist Diane
Burko, who will speak at the museum at 6:00 p.m. on Oct. 13, 2022, about art
and climate change.