Fall 2017

Engaging Technology II: 
Art + Science

September 28th – December 22nd, 2017
Curated by John Fillwalk, Director IDIA Lab

exhibit called 'Engaging Technology II: Art + Science'

Engaging Technology II presents a selection of internationally renowned artists who are actively investigating the intersections of the arts and sciences. These explorations include installations, code art, augmented and virtual reality, performance, and human computer interaction. The exhibition explores approaches surrounding Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STE[A]M) as a contemporary investigation of emergent trends.

Throughout the run of the exhibition, a series of invited performances, lectures, and workshops are scheduled on campus and within the community that will enhance the exhibition’s programming and be available to both the University and regional community.

ARTISTS: Casey Raes, Evelina Domnitch, Dmitry Gelfand, Adam Brown, Tristan Perich, Hans Breder, and IDIA Lab

Sponsored by:

Office of the Provost

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

College of Architecture and Planning

College of Sciences and Humanities

College of Fine Arts

Charles W. Brown Planetarium

With additional programming support from The Institute for Digital Intermedia Arts, Ball State University

Image: Adam Brown, The Great Work of the Metal Lover, mixed media installation, 2012.

Action! The Anatomy of 
LeRoy Neiman's Champions

September 28th  December 22nd, 2017

Action LeRoy Neiman artwork

LeRoy Neiman (1921–2012) left his mark on the history of sports art. Even those unfamiliar with his name will know his art by sight: bright pinks, magentas, and greens applied in a fluid, abstract manner to describe action on the football field, on the basketball court, and in the gymnasium. Neiman knew major sports figures as personal friends and, like a wartime photographer, he embedded with the troops. Action! features 74 paintings and drawings that shed new light on Neiman as a master draftsman deeply grounded in the many languages of the graphic arts, as well as in their most basic precept: the ability to capture motion. Athletes and the athletically gifted provided Neiman with source material of which he never tired. This exhibition highlights Neiman’s ability to capture pose and gesture, from Joe Montana preparing a pass or Prince Philip playing polo to dancers contorting their bodies on the street and stage.

Image: LeRoy Neiman, American (1921-2012), Joe Montana, 1989, colored pencil, pastel, spray paint, and felt pen on paper, © LeRoy Neiman Foundation, New York.

Spring 2018

Richard Diebenkorn:
Beginnings, 1942-1955

February 1  May 20, 2018
Organized by the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation in conjunction with the Crocker Art Museum
Curated by Scott Shields, Associate Director and Chief Curator of the Crocker Art Museum

This blockbuster exhibition and its accompanying catalogue aim to present a comprehensive view of Diebenkorn’s evolution to maturity, focusing

solely on the paintings and drawings that precede his 1955 shift to figuration at age 33. Included in the exhibition are paintings and drawings primarily from the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation, many of which have never before been publicly exhibited. Together, these 78 drawings and 22 paintings offer a full picture of the young artist’s achievements.


Image: Richard Diebenkorn, Untitled, 1949, oil on canvas, 45 1/8 x 37 3/8 in. Catalogue raisonné no. 665 © Richard Diebenkorn Foundation.

Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California, October 8, 2017–January 7, 2018

David Owsley Museum of Art, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, February 1–May 20, 2018

Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, June 16–September 23, 2018

Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California, January 12–April 7, 2019

Academy Art Museum, Easton, Maryland, April 19–July 14, 2019

Recent Exhibitions

New Acquisitions Exhibit

"New Acquisitions 2017"

Corban Walker, 129-40 (detail)

"SHIFT" (2016-2017)

Michael Dunbar, Chi Cyclotron

"Continuum" (2016-2017)

Edward Fulwider, Casey Jones

"New Acquisitions 2016"

1 in 3 logo with hummingbird

"1 in 3" (2015-2016)

Watercolor painting

"With Watercolor" (2015-2016)

Being There

"Being There" (2015-2016)

Gift of David T. Owsley

"Gift of David T. Owsley" (2014-2015)

Children seated on a bench

"Listening Across Generations: Fractured Narratives Youth Collaboration" (2015)

Fractured Narratives

"Fractured Narratives: A Strategy to Engage" (2014-2015)

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David Owsley Museum of Art

2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie , IN 47306

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