The David Owsley Museum of Art is undergoing exciting changes!
The Fine Arts Building on the campus of Ball State University is undergoing renovations to expand the David Owsley Museum of Art.
The museum will remain open during the entire renovation and will feature its stellar European and American collections.
The museum’s galleries, which currently occupy 17,179 square feet, will increase to 27,000. Renovations are expected to be complete by September 2013.
“The museum has long outgrown the space it inhabits, both in terms of the collection and in the programs it offers,” says Director Peter Blume.
The expansion will offer more space for new works of art entering the collection, as well as to install and interpret many works of art already in the collection not currently on view. This will allow visitors a fresh perspective on the entire collection.
A PDF map is available that shows what areas of the museum are open, and which are closed for renovation.
Our staff and volunteers are committed to educating the public and students of all ages. Join us for guided tours, gallery talks, and many more exciting, interactive events.
Visit our website for information about specific events and programs.
To learn more about the renovations, please select one of the articles below, which are from the Museum's Newsletter, ARTwords.
Interview with Charles Froom, the lead designer of the renovated galleries.
Interview with Myriam Springuel, who is developing the interpretive plan with the muesum staff.
Interview with Davira S. Taragin, who is working with the museum staff to develop the decorative arts and design galleries.
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