David Owsley Museum of Art

Visitor Information and Guidelines

Admission to the David Owsley Museum of Art is free and open to the public year-round.

Visitor hours are:

  • Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday–Sunday, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

The museum is closed on major holidays and additional university holidays. Business office hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday–Friday (7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. during the summer).

Museum Location

The David Owsley Museum of Art occupies much of the recently renovated Fine Arts Building, located along Riverside Avenue at Warwick Road in the heart of the Ball State campus. The museum's main entrance faces the wooded Old Quadrangle. A new secondary entrance facing Riverside Avenue includes a decorative staircase leading to the museum's main level.

General Policies

Please remember the following guidelines during your visit to the Ball State University Museum of Art:

  • Parcels, briefcases, backpacks, and umbrellas must be placed in the coatroom or in lockers located near the museum information desk.
  • Food, beverages, and smoking are not permitted in the museum.
  • Do not touch the works of art.
  • Photographs for personal use may be taken without flash only in the collection galleries. All photographers must check in at the information desk.

Special Needs

Drop off on Riverside Ave is available.  Barrier-free access to the museum is available through the ground level of the Fine Arts Building.  Elevators are available between all floors. The museum also has special programs for the visually impaired. Seating is available for use in all galleries.  Please contact us if you or someone in your group needs assistance.Service animals are welcome.  Large labels are available in the galleries.