About the Museum

Director's Welcome

The museum is still basking in the recognition it has received following the opening of our expanded galleries in September of 2013, and we are beginning to realize what we have accomplished and the demands brought about by our success.  Everything about the museum has changed.  The task ahead is to understand the change, capitalize on what is good, and help our visitors navigate when they are uncertain.  

Our website provides information about:

DIDO, or Digital Images Delivered Online, is an ongoing project to provide high quality images of the 11,000 artworks in the museum's collection. This new database is easily searchable and I encourage you to explore the collection. The project is ongoing and new artworks are added regularly.

If you would like to become a member of the museum there are several ways you can participate.

  • The Friends of the Museum are dedicated to supporting and enhancing museum activities.
  • The Museum of Art Alliance focuses on stimulating public interest and participation in the museum.
  • The Benefactors Society recognizes contributions that support the university's commitment to expand, enhance, and maintain the museum's diverse collection.

I hope you enjoy exploring our website and invite you to visit often. I'll see you in the galleries.

Carl Schafer 
Interim Director

David Owsley Museum of Art
2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Fine Arts Building, Ball State University
Muncie , IN 47306

Hours: Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturday-Sunday: 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Phone: 765-285-5242
Fax: 765-285-4003
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