Museum Events

All programs and events are free unless otherwise noted.

Coming up. . .


Saturday, October 4, 2:30 pm
Docent's Choice tour: Rooms with a View - Windows in Art

Led by docent Sigi Koehler.

Wednesday, October 8, 12 noon
Alliance Luncheon and Program: “Great Things from Small Packages: The Drawing and Small Sculpture Shows”

Associate Director Carl Schafer will discuss the annual “Drawing and Small Sculpture Shows” which ran for over 30 years, giving us national prominence and defining the Ball State Art Gallery to our community and student audiences. This event is at the Alumni Center. It is free for first-time guests and $18 for Alliance members.

Saturday, October 11, 2:30 pm
Docent’s Choice Tour: Renaissance, Romanticism, Realism

Led by docent Vinny Pucciarelli

Monday – Friday, October 13-17
Day Camp

The museum offers art and writing day camps. See the Indiana Academy for Sciences, Mathematics and Humanities website for more information about youth programs. Scholarships available.

Tuesday, October 14, Noon
Art High at Noon

Led by docent Annemarie Voss.

Wednesday, October 15, 10 am
The Story of Art…especially for kids

Preschoolers and their adult companions are invited to hear a story and explore related works of art with Barbara Alvarez Bohanon in this free program. Visit a different part of the world and a new gallery when you join us.

Please call 765-385-3371 to register. Registrations are not required; however, parking information and directions will be emailed to registrants. This program will be offered once a month through December.
Meet in the Asian Art Gallery.
See the Museum Calendar of Events for information about upcoming events.

Wednesday, October 15, 5 pm
Gods and Heroes: Michelangelo, Montorsoli, and a Renaissance Treasure: The Redeemer as Zeus

Chicago fine art appraiser Richard-Raymond Alasko will lecture on the work of Italian sculptor and friar Giovanni Angelo Montorsoli (ca. 1506-1563). Fine Arts Building, Recital Hall, AR 217

Friday, October 17, 3:30 pm
Meditation in the Museum: Relaxation through Creating Art

Join us in the David Owsley Museum of Art where you will learn about and practice a variety of mindfulness mediation skills. Recommendation: Bring a towel or a blanket, scarf, yoga mat, etc., as some sessions involve sitting on the floor. For more information on this program please contact Dr. Sylwia P. Hodorek at

Monday – Tuesday, October 20-21.
BSU Fall Break

Museum open

Friday, October 24, 5 – 9 pm
(Almost) Final Friday | Powered by Pecha Kucha

Explore the David Owsley Museum of Art after hours and experience speedy and creative Pecha Kucha presentations at the official Muncie location.

Pecha Kucha, or “chit-chat” in Japanese, is a unique, fast paced, and fun presentation format. You have 20 slides for 20 seconds each to explain your idea, business, project, research, or whatever else you are passionate about in our casual museum environment. Pecha Kucha is part of our Final Friday event–a free night of activities and ideas hosted by the David Owsley Museum of Art after hours on the last Friday of each month.

Visit this page for more information about Pecha Kucha night, or sign up.

Saturday, October 25, 2:30 pm
Docent’s Choice Tour

Led by docent Bea Sousa

Tuesday, October 28, 12 noon
Art High at Noon: European Art in the Burkhardt Gallery

Led by docent Annemarie Voss.

View the complete calendar for Fall in our current ARTWords Newsletter


Continuing Events

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.

Various Tuesdays | Noon

Art High at Noon

Join a docent for a comparative tour of selected works of art.

Fridays | 3:30 PM
Writing in the Museum

Request a handout to spark your creativity.

Meditation in the Museum

Join us the 3rd Friday of every month at the David Owsley museum of Art to learn about mediation and relaxation techniques. This free program is located in the Owsley Asian Art Gallery. Bring a towel, blanket, scarf, or yoga mat, etc., as some sessions involve sitting on the floor. For more information, contact Dr. Sylwia P. Hodorek at

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.