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 floral 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 will be displayed for the public with free admission throughout the following weekend.

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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Final Friday

Local emcees introduce PechaKucha talks related to the night’s theme that highlight what is creative and cool about Muncie and the surrounding area. 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 Janell, refreshments, cash bar, an artist demonstration, art, and more.

DOMA Final Fridays will resume in Fall 2018.


Docent's Choice Tours

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


This year's featured themes were developed by Dr. Lara Kuykendall's AHS 450 Museum Theory and Practice students in partnership with DOMA for the DOMA Project App 

(available for free download from GooglePlay or iTunes for your smart device).


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 will resume in Fall 2018.


Meditation Collage
Most Fridays during the academic year – 3:30 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 with the support of the David Owsley Museum of Art.

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

Meditation in the Museum will resume in Fall 2018.

Community Day

Community Day is a great way for families with children to explore and engage with the David Owsley Museum of Art. This daylong event features hands-on activities, demonstrations, and crafts designed with children in mind. Community Day is held once a year and is often scheduled in association with special exhibitions.

Admission is free. 

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.

Upcoming Events

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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.