April 6, 2024
Malina Simone BaconMalina Simone Bacon, co-founder of the Indianapolis-based cultural development firm and creative agency “GANGGANG,” will be a featured speaker at Ball State University from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at Pruis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
March 12, 2024
Sursa Hall, Ball State University“Music at the House of the Medici” March 28 at the University’s Sursa Performance Hall will feature the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra (IBO) and celebrate the sounds of Florence, Italy, in the 17th and early 18th centuries.
March 6, 2024
Ball State University's College of Fine Arts is pleased to announce the upcoming performance of the renowned Thalea String Quartet as part of the 2023-2024 Arts Alive series April 9, 2024, at Sursa Hall. The performance, which is free and open to the public, is set to begin at 7:30 p.m.
February 15, 2024
Ball State University is hosting an event celebrating the legacy of social reformer Frederick Douglass with a special performance, “The Frederick Douglass Jazz Works,” created and composed by Ruth Naomi Floyd.
January 30, 2024
Giovanni Domenico Ferretti, Italian (1692–1768), Harlequin and His Lady, oil on canvas, Haukohl Collection. Photo credit: MNHA/Tom LucasThe David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA) at Ball State University presents a selection of paintings and sculptures from the Haukohl family collection—the largest collection of Florentine Baroque art of the late 16th to the early 18th centuries outside of Italy—from Feb. 22 through May 19, 2024.
January 30, 2024
Ball State University Village revitalization plan rendering, January 2024Ball State University President Geoffrey S. Mearns invites campus and local community members to two presentations about the University’s plan to revitalize The Village, the business district located immediately adjacent to campus.
January 26, 2024
Village Rendering 4The Ball State University Board of Trustees on Friday approved five important contracts to advance the implementation of the University’s Village Revitalization Plan.
January 10, 2024
Dede AyiteAward-winning costume designer Dede Ayite will be a featured speaker Jan. 18 as part of Ball State University’s annual Arts Alive series, presented by the University’s College of Fine Arts (CFA). The event, which will be free and open to the public, starts at 7 p.m. in Recital Hall (AR 217) in the Fine Arts Building.
December 15, 2023
The Village Performing Arts Center aerial rendering, Ball State UniversityBall State University has received a grant of $35 million from Lilly Endowment Inc. through its initiative, College and Community Collaboration (CCC). The grant will support the University’s ambitious, long-term plan to revitalize The Village, the commercial district adjacent to Ball State’s campus.
October 26, 2023
'Clear Reception with David Letterman' premier at Ball State University's Emens AuditoriumBall State PBS will broadcast “Clear Reception,” an original documentary about the art of glass, at 8:30 p.m. ET Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023. “Clear Reception” will also be available for streaming on Vimeo starting Nov. 3.
October 5, 2023
Han Woman's Coat, 1850-1900, China, Qing dynasty (1633-1911), blue satin ground embroidered with satin, seed, and couching stitches with multi-colored silk floss, Gift of Daniel Jarrett Hathaway, 1937.500.095.The David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA) at Ball State University is presenting its first show featuring textiles from across Asia. This special exhibition will be on display through Dec. 21, 2023.
September 19, 2023
Debbie Ma, American (born 1957), Social Fabric, 2019, marble dust on canvas, 72 x 90 in. © Debbie MaThe David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA) at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., will display a selection of paintings by New York artist Debbie Ma from Sept. 28 through Dec. 21, 2023.
September 15, 2023
The Ball State University Board of Trustees on Friday, in its first meeting of the 2023-24 academic year, reviewed a comprehensive design for the University’s new Performing Arts Center.
September 13, 2023
2022 Happy Little Fest, Ball State University“Happy Little Fest”/Ball State PBS was named the winner of the “Special Events” award within the Marketing and Communications category at this year’s National Educational Telecommunications Association’s (NETA) 55th Public Media Awards.
September 7, 2023
Ball State University will hold a grand opening on Sept. 19 for the Brown Family Amphitheater—a new outdoor performance and gathering space on campus that the entire community can enjoy.
August 22, 2023
Happy Little Fest, 2022, Ball State University“Happy Little Fest,” a celebration of the 80th birthday of iconic painter and instructor Bob Ross hosted by Ball State PBS and Bob Ross, Inc., has been named a finalist for the National Educational Telecommunications Association’s (NETA) 55th annual Public Media Awards.
June 29, 2023
Ball State University film production students will get a rare opportunity to learn from Indianapolis-based Heartland Film—well-known for hosting the Heartland International Film Festival—thanks to a creative partnership between Heartland and the University’s new Radiance Cinema.
May 25, 2023
Jess Melvin and Madison Pickering, Ball State Fulbright U.S. Student Award recipientsTwo 2023 Ball State University Spring graduates—Jess Melvin and Madison Pickering—will spend the upcoming academic year abroad as recipients of the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Award.
May 9, 2023
Art in Bloom, Ball State UniversityA Spring tradition continues at the David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA) with Art in Bloom, a free public floral exhibition on Saturday, May 20, and Sunday, May 21, with extended museum hours from 1-5 p.m. on both days. In addition, a free public reception will celebrate springtime from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, with jazz, snacks, and a cash bar.
April 18, 2023
David Letterman, Ball State UniversityThe University will present the documentary, “Clear Reception,” at 7 p.m. Monday, May 1, 2023, at Emens Auditorium on Ball State’s campus. Following the screening of the film, Mr. Letterman will conduct a Q&A with two Ball State graduates who served as director and producer of the piece, respectively.
February 21, 2023
Francisco de Goya, Spanish (1746–1828), The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters (El Sueño de la razón produce monstruos), plate 43 from The Caprices (Los Caprichos) series, 1799 (1905-1907), etching and aquatint, 8th edition, The David and Sarojini Johnson Collection. The David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA) at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., will display the first public exhibition of an outstanding Midwestern collection amassed over four decades by local printmakers and educators David and Sarojini Johnson. “A Wild Story: The David and Sarojini Johnson Print Collection” will be on view at DOMA from Feb. 23 through May 21, 2023.
February 7, 2023
Imani Bassett, Ball State UniversitySeveral students from Ball State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance earned recognition at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre’s regional festival, held Jan. 11-15 in Flint, Mich.
October 13, 2022
Happy Little Fest, Ball State PBS, Bob RossBall State PBS—which brought Bob Ross’ The Joy of Painting to the world for many years—will be celebrating the 80th birthday of the beloved painter and instructor—and the station is also celebrating its 50th year on the air—with the "Happy Little Fest" on Oct. 29.
September 28, 2022
Stedman Graham portraitNew York Times bestselling author, educator, business advisor, and Ball State University graduate Stedman Graham ’89 will be the next featured speaker in the David Letterman Distinguished Professional Lecture and Workshop Series at Ball State.
September 23, 2022
Diane Burko, Antarctica Diptych (Antarctica Dream #1; Paradise Channel, Lemaire #3), 2013, oil on canvas, purchase: Sharon Seager Women’s Art Fund and Gift of Joseph and Pamela Yohlin 2021.012.001-.002 © Diane BurkoThe David 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.