Recurring Events

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 on May 17, 2019, is a fundraiser supporting the museum’s programs and acquisitions. The floral creations will be displayed for the public with free admission on May 18 and 19.

Tickets for the fundraiser reception are $50 per person and may be purchased online or by calling the museum at 765-285-5270.

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

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DOMA regularly schedules programs related to special exhibitions. For Impressions of Love: J. Ottis and Winifred Brady Adams, a Ball State University Centennial Exhibition, the following events are offered to enhance the enjoyment and appreciation of this extensive show.

February 6, 4pm: Educator Exhibition Overview (One CEU available for K-12 teachers; $5 or free for BSU affiliates. Space is limited and registration required.)

February 14, 6pm: Music in the Museum (a 5pm reception precedes the performance of love songs and the exhibition will remain open until 8pm)

February 16, 1:30–4:30pm: Couples Painting Workshop ($30 per person or $25 for BSU affiliate, $20 for DOMA Friends member.)

March 29, 6–9pm: Final Friday: LOVE—Enjoy an after-hours look at Impressions of Love as well as music, refreshments, presentations, and activities at this free event.

April 11, 5–8pm: Petty Memorial Lecture: Curator Shaun Dingwerth on Impressions of Love

April 13, 1:30–4:30pm: Adult Painting Workshop (This event has reached capacity and registration is closed.)

April 19, 3pm: Meditation in the Impressions of Love exhibition with Dr. George Wolfe

April 26, 6–9pm: Final Friday: BEAUTY—Enjoy an after-hours look at Impressions of Love as well as music, refreshments, presentations, and activities at this free event.

April 27, 2:30pm: Docent's Choice Tour of Impressions of Love (Free and open to the public; no registration required.)

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.

Upcoming Final Fridays are scheduled for March 29 and April 26.

Docent's Choice Tours

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.

Docent's Choice Tours topics for Spring 2019:

  • January 26: Ancient Greek and Roman Art
  • February 2: Ancient Egyptian Art
  • February 9: World Art of Love and Romance
  • February 16: Japanese Art
  • February 23: Chinese Art
  • March 2 and 9: No Docent’s Choice Tours due to Spring Break
  • March 16: Tibetan and Nepalese Art
  • March 23: South and Southeast Asian Art
  • March 30: World Art by Women
  • April 6: African Art
  • April 13: Pacific Art
  • April 20: Art of the Indigenous Americas
  • April 27: Tour of Special Exhibition Impressions of Love
Meditation Collage
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.

Schedule for Spring 2019:

  • January 18: Meditation as the fourth state of consciousness with Dr. George Wolfe
  • January 25: Guided meditation for relieving stress with the Counseling Center
  • February 1: Heart-fulness vs. Mindfulness: Meditation as a means of surrender with Dr. George Wolfe
  • February 8: Coloring your stress away with the Counseling Center
  • February 15: Entering the state of non-desire with Dr. George Wolfe
  • February 22: Compassion: Improving your relationship with self and others with the Counseling Center
  • March 1: The role of thoughts in meditation with Dr. George Wolfe
  • March 8: No Meditation in the Museum due to Spring Break
  • March 15: Channeling your creativity into mindfulness practice with the Counseling Center
  • March 22: Awakening your faculties of insight and realization with Dr. George Wolfe
  • March 29: Guided meditation with music with the Counseling Center
  • April 5: Liberation from past impressions with Dr. George Wolfe
  • April 12: Mindfulness for academic success with the Counseling Center
  • April 19: Meditation in the Impressions of Love exhibition with Dr. George Wolfe
  • April 26: Laughter yoga with Certified Laughter Yoga leader Cindy Cash
Lectures Collage
Petty Memorial Lectures

The generosity of the Edmund F. Petty Memorial Fund supports periodic talks by visiting artists and scholars. The next Petty Memorial Lecture is on April 11, 2019, when curator Shaun Dingwerth, executive director of the Richmond Art Museum, will speak on Impressions of Love; the 6pm lecture is preceded by a 5pm public reception.

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.

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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