Recurring Events

Local emcees introduce PechaKucha talks related to the night’s theme that highlight what is creative and cool about Muncie and the surrounding area.

Final Friday

In PechaKucha, presenters have 20 slides for 20 seconds each to explain their idea, business, project, research, or whatever else they are passionate about. Stay to enjoy music by DJ Jannell, refreshments, cash bar, an artist demonstration, art, and more.

Final Fridays take place during the academic year. For Fall 2019, they will be on September 27 and October 25.

Docent's Choice Tours
Please note: Docent's Choice Tours are on hiatus until Fall 2019.

A docent is a volunteer who can
lead guided tours at the museum.

Docent’s Choice Tours are available most Saturdays during the academic year at 2:30 pm.

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.

Meditation Collage
Please note: Meditation in the Museum is on hiatus until Fall 2019.

Most Fridays during the academic year at 3:00 p.m.

Meet in front of the Amida Buddha (Chinese and Japanese Gallery).

Free and open to the public. Each session lasts approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. RSVPs are not necessary; simply stop by. A towel, blanket, or yoga mat is recommended.

Presented by the Ball State University Counseling Center and Dr. George Wolfe for meditation, and Cindy Cash for laughter yoga, with the support of the David Owsley Museum of Art. Dr. Wolfe is Professor Emeritus at Ball State University, where he served as director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies.

Faculty and Staff participating in the LiveWell Incentive Program receive one point for attendance.



    Lectures Collage
    Petty Memorial Lectures

    The generosity of the Edmund F. Petty Memorial Fund supports periodic talks by visiting artists and scholars. 

    First Person

    First Person provides visitors a unique opportunity to hear firsthand from professionals involved in the development of the exhibitions at the David Owsley Museum of Art. These informal talks are approximately 30 to 45 minutes long and are held during Ball State's fall and spring semesters.

    Admission is free.

    Art in Bloom

    Art in Bloom is an annual springtime event and exhibition celebrating the David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA) through innovative interpretations created by the region’s top floral designers.

    An opening reception is a fundraiser supporting the museum’s programs and acquisitions. The floral creations are displayed for the public during museum hours with free admission the following weekend. Stay tuned for the date of the 2020 event.

    This event is made possible by the generous support of the presenting sponsor, Sursa Griner Wealth Management of Raymond James & Associates, Inc.

    Member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC

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    David Owsley Museum of Art

    2021 W. Riverside Ave.
    Fine Arts Building, Ball State University
    Muncie , IN 47306

    Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Saturday-Sunday: 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

    765-285-5242