16 Wednesday 5 pm
Petty Memorial Lecture: Houdon’s Bust of
On Science, Art, and Politics in Eighteenth Century France
Richard W. Burkhardt, Jr., Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Illinois,
Urbana-Champaign, a noted historian of
science, will begin his presentation by discussing one of the many treasures in
the museum’s collection, Jean-Antoine Houdon’s Bust of Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de
Buffon (1707-1788). Burkhardt will use the
cases of Houdon and Buffon to discuss the interplay of natural history, art,
and politics in the Enlightenment and the French Revolution.
Dinner following the lecture is $45 for Friends
members, $55 for non-members.
Fine Arts Building,
Recital Hall, AR 217
25 Friday 5-7 pm
Special Late Hours
See above for description of Special Late Hours
Art High at Noon: Geometric
Join a docent for a comparative tour of selected works on paper in
Meet in the Sculpture Court.
programs are free unless otherwise noted. Programs are subject to change without
View the complete calendar for Spring in our current Art Words Newsletter
Special Late Hours
The museum will be open for extended hours on occasional Thursdays or Fridays. Everyone is welcome. See the calendar above for more information about dates and events.
Meditation in the Museum
The last hour of the weekday is reserved for quiet time and self-guided meditation at the David Owsley Museum of Art; however, visitors are welcome to do so at any time. Note: Occasional evening events will limit access. Presented in partnership with Ball State Working Well.
Sketching in the Galleries
Supplies provided. Please stop at the front desk for pencil, sketch boards, paper, and instructions. Sketching (using dry materials) welcome in the galleries at other times, too. Note: Occasional evening events will limit access.
Programs are subject to change without notice.
* Prospective Alliance members free; Alliance members $10 plus $8 for lunch.
Drop-in tours, including Art High at Noon and Docent’s Choice, are limited to 15 people. Tour sign-up may be required to accommodate visitors. We thank you for your understanding.
The cost to join the David Owsley Museum of Art Alliance is $25 for Friends museum members, and starts at $50 for non-members. Please call 765.285.5242 for additional information.
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