For Families

Family Guide example 

Need a way to help engage children in art? Pick up a Family Guide the next time you visit the David Owsley Museum of Art. This interactive guide was created to facilitate deeper learning and understanding of art in an informal and engaging manner intergenerationally.

These guides help children and parents through a series of handouts that relate art to children. The current featured selections, Childe Hassam's Bowl of Goldfish (PDF) and Lee Krasner's Right Bird Left (PDF), were chosen specifically for their connection to children. Each handout contains biographical information on the artist, activity prompts, and questions for both adults and children. Inside visitors will also find a Looking at Labels handout (PDF), featuring John Ottis Adams' In Poppyland, which explains how to read a David Owsley Museum of Art label. A Frequent Visitor Card which can be redeemed for special free gifts is also included.

The David Owsley Museum of Art Family Guide is available at no cost to families and can be found at the museum's front desk. The Family Guide is also available for download on the web and the links can be found above. For more information contact Tania Said, Curator of Education at the David Owsley Museum of Art.

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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