India in Indiana Family Day offers exhibit of Indian miniature paintings

Topic: College of Fine Arts

October 3, 2008

The Ball State University Museum of Art will bring a little piece of India to families in the Muncie community with the India in Indiana Family Day. 

The day will include hands-on activities, youth-oriented tours and story time in the galleries. The purpose of the event is to expose children and their families to Indian culture, while showing them that the museum can be a fun place to visit.

The Indian Miniature Paintings from the David T. Owsley Collection exhibit will be on display Oct. 10 through Jan. 4.  The paintings were created using colors from natural sources, including minerals, gold, silver, vegetables, and oftentimes precious stones. In addition to vivid paintings with themes from several schools and eras, the display includes bronzes and daggers from the museum's collection.

India in Indiana Family Day is presented in partnership with the South Asian Muncie Association and generously supported by the Muncie Art Students' League. 

The event  will be 2 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 9, at the Ball State Museum of Art.  Admission to the event is free and open to all.  Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Tania Said or call 765-285-5242.

The museum is free to the public and open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.bsu.edu/artmuseum or call 765-285-5242.

By Alyssa Brumback

University Marketing and Communications
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