Recurring Events

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 Jannell, refreshments, cash bar, an artist demonstration, art, and more.

Upcoming Final Fridays are scheduled for September 28 and October 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 Fall 2018:


September 15: Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Baroque European Art

September 22: 17th Century European Art

September 29: 18th Century European Art of the Burkhardt Gallery

October 6: No tour due to Ball State University Fall Break

October 13: 19th Century European Art of the Ball Brothers Foundation Gallery

October 20: 20th Century European and American Art of the Ball Brothers Foundation Gallery

October 27: 20th Century American Art of the Harper Family Sculpture Court

November 3: Tour of Special Exhibition, 100 Years of Architecture at Ball State University

November 10: Decorative Arts of the Pruis Gallery

November 17: Contemporary Craft of the Bohanon Gallery

November 24: No tour due to Thanksgiving Break

December 1: Contemporary European and American Art of the Ball Brothers Foundation Gallery

December 8: Tour of Special Exhibition, Gorey’s Worlds

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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 with the support of the David Owsley Museum of Art.

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

Schedule for Fall 2018:

September 7: Meditation as the 4th state of consciousness with Dr. George Wolfe

September 14: Guided meditation for relieving stress with the Counseling Center

September 21: Meditation and peace education with Dr. George Wolfe

September 28: Coloring your stress away with the Counseling Center

October 5: Entering the state of non-desire with Dr. George Wolfe

October 12: Compassion: Improving your relationship with self and others with the

Counseling Center

October 19: The role of thoughts in meditation with Dr. George Wolfe

October 26: Guided meditation with music with the Counseling Center

November 2: The heart and the experience of surrender with Dr. George Wolfe

November 9: Channeling your creativity into mindfulness practice with the Counseling Center

November 16: Awakening your faculties of insight and realization with Dr. George Wolfe

November 23: No program due to Thanksgiving break

November 30:Liberation from past impressions with Dr. George Wolfe

December 7: Laughter yoga with Cindy Cash


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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.

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. 

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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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.